HATHERN VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
NEXT AGM: January 2017
8:30pm, Hathern Village Hall, date TBC
Hathern Village Association was created by a group of volunteer villagers with the aim of restoring Hathern's community events to their former glory.
HVA began in 2011 with the purpose or organising a street party for the royal wedding of William and Catherine. Since then the organisation has grown from strength to strength and now produces three main events per year for the village of Hathern. The continuing purpose of the association is to organise fun events for the village and to keep the spirit of village life alive.
Hathern Village Association prides itself in working with other local groups to help them further their needs too. Hathern Parish Church, Hathern School, Hathern Youth Club and Hathern Open Gardens all work closely with HVA.
We now run and manage 'Hathern Carnival & Village Fete' jointly with Hathern School & the FPTA, 'Wicked Hathern Fest' and the 'Firework And Bonfire Party'. We also support 'Hathern Open Gardens' and the 'Christmas Tree Festival' which are run by Hathern Church.
HVA don't set out to raise money. Our aim is to purely put on some fantastic events for everyone in Hathern and the surrounding area. 'Hathern Carnival & Village Fete' is a free event and all costs for this are absorbed by HVA. 'Wicked Hathern Fest' costs us around £35,000 to organise and run so the bulk of our money is being absorbed by that.
The Village Association is still very young and so we are still building up our funds, however we do aim to support village groups whenever we can and funds can be applied for which will be allocated, if possible, at our AGM.
According to the constitution, which can be downloaded using the link above, everyone who lives within the parish borders of the village is automatically a member of HVA so is welcome to attend all AGMs.