Dunchurch Festival Group

The Dunchurch Festival Group is made up of local people who want to give a little back to the community. It raises money and gives it to local organisations/charities that have a need. If you are a local good cause and would like to apply for funds see our list of contacts. Why not become a member of the committee yourself or just help out now and then, all you have to do is contact us.

Our meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Dunchurch Village Hall.

Minutes are available by clicking the dates below.




If you're a local resident, or a representative of a village organisation, please come along and get involved or just listen in.

See below to find out where it all goes!

In 2016 we updated our Constitution. Click here to download it.



Great Scott! It's happened again!

Local larkers have been at it again in the village and the statue of Lord John is today, a very rare sort of bear!

"Bears like Paddington are very rare. And a good thing too, if you ask me, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade."

Please look after this bear. Thank you.


Dunchurch Development Survey

A Neighbourhood Development Plan together with the (RBC) Local Plan sets out the policies against which planning applications are assessed. The Neighbourhood Plan cannot block development that is part of the Local Plan but it can shape and influence where that development can go and what it will look like.

This survey, conducted by the Save Dunchurch Action Group, is designed to help the Parish Council understand the views, aspirations, wants and needs of local people, not only in relation to the Neighbourhood Plan but more generally too.

This is YOUR opportunity to help shape our community. Please tell us what you think. 

The Survey Is Now Closed.

Thank you for your participation



2017 Projects Presentation!

Santa (DFG Chairman Rob Collings) has taken time out of his busy schedule, along with his little helper (Treasurer Fiona Stevenson) to distribute cheques amounting to £8,839 to good causes in and around Dunchurch in 2017.

Photo of the Dunchurch Festival Group's presentation to local good causes

Organisations receiving project grants in 2017 are :

  • £750 Dunchurch Junior School£750 Dunchurch Junior School
  • £750 Dunchurch Infant School
  • £1,000 Dunchurch & Thurlaston WI Hall
  • £300 Holiday at Home for Dunchurch
  • £300 St Peter's Dunchurch PCC
  • £300 1st Dunchurch Guide Unit
  • £300 Dunchurch & Thurlaston Allotment Assoc
  • £900 Dunchurch Band
  • £1,350 Dunchurch Scouts
  • £360 3rd Dunchurch Brownies

In addition we have set aside £1,500 for the purchase of Festival items for the Fete.

All this money was raised by the Dunchurch Festival group over the year with fun events including a disco, Quiz Night and the Fete.

Thank you all for attending these events and making these donations possible!

If you would like to help us out this year, please let us know - we would love to meet you!


Dunchurch Fete 2017

We had scorching weather at the Dunchurch Fete this year and we must put out a big thank you to everyone who came, dressed up, attended with stalls, worked hard and donated to the good causes in and around Dunchurch.

We're getting some photos from the day already and you can see them at our Gallery.

Keep coming back as new photos are added as they arrive here.

Particular thanks go to all those who worked so tirelessly on the Dunchurch Festival Group to make the fete happen.

A BIG Thank-you too to the generous businesses of Dunchurch who donated to the prizes of the Dunchurch Grand Raffle. They are :

  • Foss House Gallery
  • Wanda Fashions 
  • SPAR Dunchurch Service Station
  • Dunchurch Square News
  • The Dun Cow
  • The Green Man
  • Carter and King Estate Agents
  • Truly Scrumptious Salons
  • Dunchurch Pizza Place
  • Rimo Garden Centre
  • Dunchurch Barber Shop
  • Omar's Flavours Of India
  • Village Green Hotel
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Crystal Authentic Chinese Takeaway
  • Dunchurch General Store & Post Office
  • Ann Marie's Florist 
  • Cinnamon Louge
  • Dunchurch Art Gallery And Studio
  • Mops Hair Studio
  • Soft Furnishings by Mickie

Yet another tip of the hat goes to RaeGirlYeah as she has managed to capture the procession as it passed down Rugby Road once again!




Fête 2018 Stall Bookings

We're now taking bookings for trade stalls and advertising in the free fête programme.

Please complete our booking form for all stalls.


Tables & Chairs For Hire

The Dunchurch Festival Group have available for hire 100 folding chairs and 25 folding tables suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

A returnable bond of £50 for the chairs and £100 for the tables is required in addition to the hiring fee of 50p per chair, £2 per table.

Collection & return delivery are the hirer's responsibility.

Please Contact Us to make arrangements.

Dunchurch Band Recruiting

The Dunchurch Band are recruiting for new members.

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm at:

The W. I. Hall, Southam Road, Dunchurch.

Contact Louise Balsom on :

01327 361564 or

07548 276993



 Computer Confidence.

  • Are you confused when your grandchildren talk about the web or Google or social media?
  • Do you Panic when they speak about Apps or Facebook Friends or when they chatter on about Blogs or Cyber Bullying?
  • Would you like to learn about emails? Book a holiday online? Know how to find your photos? Do you want to Skype your family? Print off a boarding pass? Find a bargain on ebay?

Then Computer Confidence is for you!

Come to the Library at Dunchurch on Thursdays

  • Every Thursday at 11am at the library
  • Use the library computers – or bring your own laptop
  • Only £2 per session


If you would like to book please phone 01788 811355 or sign up in the library.



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