Busy day ahead in Cuffley

PUBLISHED: 06:14 03 September 2016




Crowds are expected in Cuffley today for a popular village celebration, coinciding with the centenary of the most famous event in its history.

Cuffley Village Day will offer a rich variety of entertainment between 11am and 5pm, including a climbing wall, games in a mobile street stadium, classic cars, a dog show, live music, and three licensed bars.

The event at the King George V Playing Field off Northaw Road East will include a fly-past by a preserved Spitfire fighter and a World War One fighter at about 12 noon.

Last weekend, Northaw & Cufley Parish Council closed two car parks at the playing field to deter illegal vehicles after several suspicious incidents.

According to parish clerk Jason Grocock, barriers and locks have been damaged, and other car parks in the general area have suffered invasions of caravans and other unauthorised vehicles.

He explained: “A bank holiday is a popular day for people who invade sites. They know councils are closed.”

He was careful to even block off a footpath that is wide enough for vehicles to access the site on Northaw Road East,

The two car parks have now reopened, although they will only be available to disabled visitors, organisors, and deliveries.

The general public will be able to park in the car boot sale field on the opposite side of Northaw Road East, which has space for up to 4,000 cars.

Cuffley will also mark the 100th anniversary of the famous destruction of a German airship today, with a ceremony at the memorial in East Ridgeway at 10.30am, and a plaque unveiled in Millemium Gardens at 12 noon.

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