On the 17th December the Fittie Trust hosted a home bakes and coffee morning to celebrate the festive holidays. The event was attended by Fittie residents and families as well as visitors to the village. Biscuits and cakes were baked locally by residents and lots of volunteers helped serve tea and coffee throughout the morning as well as all the hard work setting up and tidying away.
Because the village currently has no community venue, a local church was hired for the event using funds from Aberdeen City Council’s festive fund. The event was a great success with lots of guests, many biscuits eaten and merry music to get everyone in the festive mood.
The Fittie Trust used this event as an opportunity to share updates about the community hall project and listen to villager’s comments and suggestions on the plans so far. Posters were used to share information about the progression of the project and show architects designs for the proposed renovations. Board members and volunteers discussed plans with guests and a suggestion box was available for ideas.
A poster was also presented by volunteers from the Fittie Gardening Group, who used this event to locate areas of the village that residents would like tidied and brightened up. Post-it notes were available to add suggestions to a map of the village. Maps of the Gospel Hall garden were also available for people to sketch ideas for what they would like to see in a community garden.
Volunteers from the Fittie Calendar project used the Festive event to sell their remaining Fittie calendars before the end of the year.