News

  • Carnival Sausage

    New for this years Carnival week, Sway Butchers will be producing and selling a Carnival Sausage.

    It will also be available on the menu at the Hare & Hounds (see specials board), used in the hot dogs at the Childrens Disco, Sausage Rolls at the Fete & by Pride of the Forest Catering at the Procession Party.

  • Carnival 2019

    This year’s Carnival theme is - UNDER THE SEA

    Following on from resident feedback your Carnival committee have made some big changes to this year’s Carnival schedule.

    This year the Fete will be merged with the Family Fun Day and will be held on the first Saturday of Carnival week – June 29th.

    The procession will move to the final Saturday – 6th July and begin at 5.30pm.

    Sway Boule will now be the final event on Sunday – 7th July, where we will also be making the draw for the Grand Raffle.

    Did you know that in 2002 three Sway organisations received donations totalling £600. Last year (2018) a total of £4,300 was donated to 23 Sway organisations. Very impressive progress! So, let’s see if in 2019 it will see rise even higher!

    Further details can be found on the Carnival Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/swaycarnival/
  • Christmas Tree, Carols and More...

    Sway Christmas Event – Saturday 8th December – A reminder to all.

    Come and Join in the fun as Sway celebrates the lighting of the village Christmas Tree.

    2.30pm for 3pm - Sway Cinema will be showing the film Polar Express– Village Hall

    4.55pm - After the film, Father Christmas and his Elves will lead a Twinkly Light procession from the village hall to The Silver Hind for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    5pm – Craft Stalls and Craft making outside Hairsway.

    5.15pm – Lighting of the Christmas tree, Carols with Singsway, Mince Pies, Biscuits & Hotdogs.

  • 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