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Arundel Town Council are hosting a Community Fair at the Town Hall on Saturday 9 March, from 11am – 2pm.

Entry is free, and there will be refreshments available – donations welcome for the charities Keep Me Breathing and Home-Start.

This event will showcase our collective community spirit and provide a platform for local organisations and groups which exist for the benefit of residents of Arundel and the neighbouring villages. Come along to find a new hobby, discover new groups to support and volunteer with, explore new causes to champion, engage with partner agencies signposting support and advice and find out how you can make the most of all Arundel has to offer.

There will be a free children’s trail in the Town Hall and free storytelling sessions by Polly Atkinson from Arundel-based organisation Children Reading for Life at 11.30am and 1pm, complementing the various sessions at the Arundel Literary Festival (7-9 March at the Victoria Institute).

  • Try your hand at strategy games – the classic game of Chess and the ancient Chinese game Go – a board game of territory and capture.
  • Find out more about the arts scene in Arundel from groups such as The Victoria Institute and Arundel Festival of the Arts.
  • Engage with community projects supported by Town Council working groups or valuable community resources such as Arundel Post Office
  • View a specially curated exhibition of artwork and sculpture from the pupils of Arundel Church of England Primary on the theme of ‘Sea to Shore’
  • Join a group to find a new hobby or passion
  • Find out more about the town’s Green initiatives from the Greening Arundel project, the Repair Café or Green Team Arundel
  • Talk to representatives from Arundel Museum – why not get involved as a volunteer?
  • Visit the troops of the 137 Java Battery who will be on the Town Hall terrace, weather permitting, with equipment and displays for visitors to interact with as well as to showcase their recent activities in the town
  • Find out the latest news from Arundel Community Land Trust and the affordable housing project at Ford Road
  • Chat to the team from Visit/Love Arundel and find out more about how they can support your community group or business
  • Agencies including West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and the WSCC Resilience & Emergencies Team will be on hand to engage with residents about any issues they may have

We are offering free of charge table space on a first-come, first-served basis – organisations and groups based in or with a connection to Arundel who wish to exhibit should contact Nichola Taylor at townhall@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk to book a table or call 01903 882954 for more information.