Review of the year - June

Stroud News and Journal: Women from the Cashes Green Fellowship Club get patriotic Women from the Cashes Green Fellowship Club get patriotic

A BUMPER crowd several thousand strong descended on the centre of Stroud for the town’s first Sunday market, which was held on the opening weekend of June.

Amid a carnival atmosphere and streets awash with sunshine, visitors to the French-style flea market in and around the Cornhill enjoyed live music, with 1950s covers and catchy tunes from a host of buskers.

Meanwhile, Princess Anne launched the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week during a visit to Brimscombe School.

The Princess Royal was given a tour by headteacher Karen Riordan before sitting in on a special assembly about healthy eating.

Later in the month, women at the Cashes Green Fellowship Club had a right royal bash to celebrate 60 years since the Queen’s coronation.

Around 25 women donned Union Flag hats and danced the afternoon away at Cashes Green Community Centre.

Meanwhile, hundreds flocked to Rodborough Fete and enjoyed a variety of competitions and shows.

This year pooches and pets were the highlight of the fete.

In June, waste firm Urbaser Balfour Beatty announced that it would appeal against Gloucestershire County Council’s decision to refuse its plans for a mass burn incinerator at Javelin Park.

Anti-incinerator campaigners vowed they would continue their fight against the £500 million scheme.

The longest day saw walkers remember lost loved ones as they took part in the Cotswold Care Hospice Summer Solstice Walk.

Hundreds of families participated in the 10km evening walk across Minchinhampton Common, which organisers hoped would raise up to £10,000 for the charity.

Elsewhere, Nailsworth hosted the annual Guild of Town Criers Championship and Cotswold Championship.

The event was led by Tony Evans in celebration of his 20th year as town crier of Nailsworth and Minchinhampton.

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