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The mayor of Bishop's Stortford kept a cool head as more than 400 people enjoyed attractions and entertainment at the Hillmead Summer Fete in Bishop's Stortford.

Cllr Dave Anderson was only too happy to volunteer for the stocks, run by Year 6 pupils of the Bishop's Park primary school, where he got a good soaking from visitors hurling and splatting wet sponges at his head.

The event featured performances from street dance crew Hip Hop Pop, Own Your Joy and Stortford Cheerleaders squad Hillmead Heroes, who meet every Wednesday before school.

Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729538)
Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729538)

DJ Digital Pocahontas kept the crowds entertained all afternoon, providing the musical backdrop to the inflatables, stalls, games and food and drink vendors.

The fete was organised by the school's PTA (parent teacher association). Chair Jo Geddes said that it had raised around £2,500 – "which is great but won't cover even half of what the school require for next year," she added.

"Although we tried fundraising through Covid, the outcome was minimal and we simply can't help with vital funds for the school like we normally would, so we're very concerned for next term and beyond.

The Hillmead Heroes cheerleaders at their school summer fete. Picture: Jo Geddes (57730329)
The Hillmead Heroes cheerleaders at their school summer fete. Picture: Jo Geddes (57730329)

"They rely on us to subsidise swimming lessons, school trips, workshops, maintenance around the school and to pay for educational resources such as Twinkl."

Jo acknowledged the support of the main sponsors, Harlow estate agent Reyland Johnson, Bishop's Stortford high street shop Barnes Flooring, easyStorage and Howdens.

Hillmead Summer Fete took place on Saturday June 25.

Dance display by Hip Hop Pop. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729559)
Dance display by Hip Hop Pop. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729559)
Parents and visitors watch the Hip Hop Pop dance display. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729568)
Parents and visitors watch the Hip Hop Pop dance display. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729568)
Abbas, 11, tries out some firefighting kit for size. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729647)
Abbas, 11, tries out some firefighting kit for size. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729647)
Face painted... ice lolly... job done for 2-year-old Tallulah. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729547)
Face painted... ice lolly... job done for 2-year-old Tallulah. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729547)
Kiki, 3, on the bouncy slide. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729614)
Kiki, 3, on the bouncy slide. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729614)
Amelia, 8, tucks in to her candyfloss. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729672)
Amelia, 8, tucks in to her candyfloss. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729672)
The pancake van was a popular stall. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729675)
The pancake van was a popular stall. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729675)
Queues built up for the face painting. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729669)
Queues built up for the face painting. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729669)
The Hillmead Heroes cheerleaders at their school summer fete. Picture: Jo Geddes (57730327)
The Hillmead Heroes cheerleaders at their school summer fete. Picture: Jo Geddes (57730327)
Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729533)
Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729533)
Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729541)
Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson joins in the fun by taking a stint in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (57729541)

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