Welcome to the Sway Village website, an online portal for everything related to the village of Sway, a unique and vibrant village on the southern edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. This website contains information for residents and visitors alike and features links to local shops, businesses, clubs and societies.
The dates have been set for this years' Sway Fete and Carnival!
The events will start on Friday 3rd July and conclude on Sunday 12th July. The Carnival procession is on Friday 10th July and the Fete on Saturday 11th July.
Has your life been impacted by illness? Would you like some support and information? If you are living with an illness, care for someone who has an illness or are bereaved and would like support, information or to meet people in similar situations, then The Coates Centre may well be able to help.
Soon to open, this brand new service and facility, situated within the grounds of Oakhaven Hospice, aims to offer information and support in a variety of ways to anyone in the local community whose lives have been affected by illness. Examples include a drop in centre where trained volunteers can offer a listening ear and signpost you to other services of interest, all while having a coffee. A programme of activities will also be available ranging from laughter yoga, complementary therapies and informational talks to cooking classes. These can be easily accessed and aim to provide both information and support. Services are free of charge; all that is asked for is a donation.
Named after our founders John & Phoebe Coates, The Coates Centre is a brand new way of doing things. We open to the public on 7th October, come along and say hello. You can access more information on our website www.thecoatescentre.co.uk where a full programme of activities appear shortly or telephone 01590 677198
Just a few words this month to keep you up to date with the planning for the Carnival week. Now the weather is improving and you may be Spring cleaning – keep in mind the Garage sale during Carnival week when you will have the opportunity to make a few extra pennies from those items you no longer use.
Now is the time when you may wish to begin to plan your scarecrow. This year we are hoping that Sway will be positively overrun with scarecrows – it really will help to put everyone in the Carnival mood. A special note to Organisations and businesses – particularly if you only meet monthly – there are special sections for your scarecrows so plan now and raise your profile in the village.
If anyone or any business would like to be a sponsor to support this year’s carnival and fete please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We were very pleased to welcome Tim the new owner of The Manor in Sway to our last committee meeting and hear how keen he is to support the Fete and Carnival. Welcome Tim.
And on this note we would like to express a huge thank you to Robert – the outgoing owner who gave the Carnival and fete such tremendous support in many ways. We wish him every happiness in his retirement. Thank you Robert and good luck.