Attention all Maypole Moms

Since the idea was first proposed, last year, there has been a huge amount of interest in our plans to put on a Mom's Maypole on Festival Day, Saturday, the 30th June this year. If we get enough participants we will be putting on a reduced programme of string dances. It could be a lot of fun for moms and children.

This will happen after the girls have finished the afternoon performance and before they leave the field.

Please register your interest by giving us your name and contact details on the forms that will be at Maypole registration on Monday 26th Feb 2018 at Dame Elizabeth Hall. Practices will start when we go to Rowheath in June

You will need to be dressed in white to perform.

Hope to hear from you.

Sue and Olivia Walsh 0121 244 8899

Bournville Council members

The Bournville Village Council is the body elected by residents controlled by the Bournville Village Trust, bounded by the Bristol Road South, Selly Oak, Stirchley, Kings Norton and Northfield.

Del Wilford : Chairman

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Cllr. Rob Sealey

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Geoff Davis

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Jean Dunlevy

I have lived in Bournville for approximately nineteen years.

I am the mother to three children, two girls and a boy, I am also grandmother to six grandchildren three girls, three boys.

My family have bought me great pleasure and along with the many people I have had dealings with, throughout my working life, have help me to develop strong communication and organisation skills which will be a great benefit to the BVC.

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Nigel Dawkins

I have been a member for over 10 years I think. Its been fun helping with all of the great events we put on each year.

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Don Julian

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Mark Isgrove

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Sarah Bennett

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Anne Myers

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Elizabeth Brooke

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Jessica Allan : Bournville Village Trust Representative

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The Dame Elizabeth Hall is owned by the Village Trust and managed by the Bournville Village Council and is the hidden treasure of Bournville. 

The history of the Hall makes fascinating reading. Situated in the heart of Bournville, on Firbank Close (off Oak Tree Lane), it is operated on a not-for-profit basis and all charges collected are put towards the care and maintenance of the building and its facilities.

Dame Elizabeth Hall was opened in June 1930 as part of Fircroft College by Dr Temple, Archbishop of York.George Cadbury Jnr funded the building and the present hall was named in memory of Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in 1959.

There are three rooms for hire. All rooms are WIFI enabled, have a projector screen, broadband and all benefit from their own kitchen areas which are available for hire at no additional charge. The two ground floor rooms have disabled access. The 1st floor is our only room which does not have disabled access. It is accessed via the stairs from the main corridor, and has a separate spiral fire escape. If you are looking for that special place to hold a birthday party, training event, conference or social gathering and would like more details then contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0121 608 8365

The 2018-2019 activity programme for Dame Elizabeth Hall

The 2018 Bournville Village Festival, and how to apply for a stall

This year’s Bournville Village Festival will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Cadbury Recreation Ground, Linden Road, Bournville and you are invited to apply.

The Festival has many attractions including the Craft Market (selling jewellery, paintings, crafts and cakes) , Arena events (Marching Bands and Dance Troupes), Side Stalls, a traditional Maypole Dance presented by local School Children finishing off the event with a Grand Firework display. The Festival opens to the Public between 1.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. For more information please go to

The famous Bournville Festival Maypole Dance.

The Outside Stalls Around the Ground

Stalls are situated around the grounds and include local charities, volunteer groups and some local companies (commercial stalls).
Stall holders provide their own table, chairs and other equipment.

Stalls start from £40.00 for charities for a four metre space. Prices for commercial stalls available on application.
If you require more than four metres then please add £10.00 per additional “metre” required.
Refreshments are not provided but food and drinks can be purchased on the Show Ground.

The Craft Market

The Craft Market will be held in a large Marquee from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. hosting a wide selection of hand crafted and traditional goods. This year we anticipate supporting thirty stalls inside and twelve tables outside the market. The price for inside and outside the Craft Market Marquee is still being finalised. However, the price will include one table measuring 6 foot x 2 foot approx. If you require more than one table please indicate on the Application form and adjust your pricing accordingly. Refreshments are not provided but food and drinks can be purchased on the Show Ground.

Setting up

We ask stall holders to set up between 9 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Vehicles then must be off the site by 12.30 p.m. Limited, restrictive parking is available for those who need it such as those with disabled passes. No cars remain on the ground without prior permission given at least 48 hours in advance and are only given in exceptional circumstances. No vehicles or vehicle movements will be allowed on the ground until after the public have left the ground. Please make sure you have adequate support for setting up as we cannot guarantee help will be available on the day. We ask that you do not encroach on other stall holder’s spaces and that you make necessary arrangements for looking after your goods throughout the duration of the Festival.

Terms and Conditions

Bournville Village Council have put together a set of Terms and Conditions (included in each download pack) which all stall holders are required to agree to before their application can be accepted. If you are selling home produced packaged food we require a copy of your latest EHQ Inspection Certificates.

All stall holders must provide a copy of their Public Liability Insurance Certificate. If this causes a difficulty for you do get in touch and we can discuss. If you wish to take out Public Liability insurance for the event any reputable insurance company would be able to quote.

The Application Form
If you would like to book a table/stall then please click the appropriate button to automatically download the correct application form pack. Each form pack is in a ZIP format and contains three documents. Two documents are for information and the third document, the Application Form, requires completing and returning as soon as possible, to the above address. The Application Form can be completed using your computer and then emailed back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively it can be printed off, filled in by hand and posted back to us.

Please provide full details of the products you wish to bring. If you bring items that are not shown on your form you may be asked to remove them from display. Any specific requirements you may wish us to consider should be indicated on the Application Form.

We will do our best to meet all requests.

If you have a website for your organisation and wish for it to be displayed on the Bournville Village Festival website for 2018 which outlines information for visitors please let us know.

For charities exhibiting we ask that, following the Festival, Bournville Village Council be advised the amount you raised on the day. This will allow us to communicate about the success of the festival including local contributions to charity. This may be displayed on our website or any other interested party.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment. Once your application has been received you will receive confirmation of your space. Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Bournville Village Festival has been running since 1903 and with your help we hope 2018 will be the best one yet!

Yours sincerely

The Festival Team

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