Events & Activities

Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

CCF_16.05.12-258x300Sutton Council’s recycling roadshow and Pop-Up Whitehall will be at Cheam Charter Fair on Saturday 14 May.

Attendees will be able to browse stalls containing local goods & produce and enjoy a variety of entertainments and demonstrations.

Pop-Up Whitehall is a chance for the public to learn about the renovations taking place at the popular Cheam attraction, currently undergoing an extensive £1.5m renovation after Sutton Council secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The pop-up will make regular appearances at fairs, community events, and schools while the work takes place. The museum itself will reopen in summer 2017.

The Sutton Council recycling roadshow team will also be at the Cheam Charter Fair offering residents advice on how to waste less and save money around the home. This is part of a series of events taking place over the next few months – you can learn more about them here.

Cheam Charter Fair is thought to date back to 1259 and the reign of King Henry III. Although firm historical records date back to the 1800s, it is a local tradition steeped in custom. The fair is the climax of Cheam Charter Week which runs May 7 – May 15 featuring a series of events in the village. You can read more about the fair and Charter Week events at the Cheam Charter Fair website here.

Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“This historic fair is a real part of the borough’s history. It’s a chance for people to enjoy the best that Cheam has to offer and promises to be an exciting day out for the whole family.

“Things may have moved on a bit since the first Cheam Charter Fair all those years ago, but it remains a vital part of the fabric of the community.”

The Cheam Charter Fair opens on Park Road, Cheam, at 9am.

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