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.

 
  • Carnival AGM

    Sway Carnival AGM will be held on Monday 26th November at 7.15pm in the WI room above the village hall.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the committee and share ideas for Carnival 2019.

    We look forward to seeing you and hearing any ideas that you may have for carnival 2019.

  • Carnival Donations

    Carnival week is always a very busy time for all the committee and it is really rewarding to see everyone enjoying themselves; but one of the most rewarding times is when we are able respond to the requests for money from Sway organisations. It is so good to know that so many benefit from Carnival week and the hard work that many people put into it. Below is the list of the organisations who have received money and what they plan to do with it.

    • Robin Nursery --- New signs
    • Brownies – Activity Day at Calshot
    • St. Luke’s School – Books for the reception class
    • Brockenhurst Day Care Centre (open to Sway residents) – chairs
    • Tennis Club – New signs
    • Stanford Rise Green – 500 bulbs
    • Sway cubs – Computer screen
    • Little Sunflowers – Hire of Church room
    • SingSway – Choir folders
    • Over 60s club – Christmas lunch
    • Sway Scouts – Camping equipment
    • Explorer Scouts –  Cookware
    • Sway Luncheon Club – Kitchen equipment
    • Allotments – mower
    • Little Flyers – Play equipment
    • Youth Club Centre – marking for the car park
    • Shorinji Kempo Martial arts  - Uniforms
    • Football Club – new noticeboard and football nets
    • Ukele band - Donation to their chosen charity
    • W.I.  – Darts
    • Sway Drama Club - Spring production.

    A donation was also made to Village Hall

    As you can see – the donations cover  a wide variety of items; but what they all have in common is that the organisations were able to purchase them as a result of the generosity of Sway residents.

    Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee

  • Carnival Funds

    Carnival week is now almost a distant memory and it’s now time for the committee to share out the monies that everyone kindly donated throughout the carnival week, be it from sponsorship, buying raffle tickets, or attending and event.

    If you are a Sway organisations or group and would like to apply for funding for a project, for needed items, or for any other reason please email details of your request to enquiries@swaycarnival.co.uk  or by post to our treasurer Sue Howard at Green Pastures Pitmore Lane Sway SO41 8LL.

     We are always pleased to welcome new faces onto the committee – new faces/new ideas. We meet monthly. If you would like to help but feel being on the committee is not for you perhaps you could offer your services during carnival week  as it is a very busy time for us all. Please contact the chair –Pam Wade on wadesof sway@aol.com or 682017

    Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee