VE Day of Celebration & Scarecrow Competition

Update – unfortunately we have to cancel the VE Day of Celebration. The Scarecrow Competition will still go ahead.

Following last year’s successful Village Day, we are pleased to announce that there will be another Day and Evening of Celebration this year.  It will take place on Saturday 9th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

We are planning a street tea party to take place from 1-4pm for Long Load Residents (donation on the gate to the Royal British Legion) and then an evening party with live music by a rat pack and swing band.  Tickets £12 per adult (£6 children under 12) to include hog roast from 7pm to midnight.  Licensed bar will also be available.  Dress code:  1940’s.

Any profits from the day will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Scarecrow Competition – following the great success of our first Scarecrow Competition last year, we are organising another one to take place in April leading up to the VE Day of Celebration.  Winners will be chosen by ballot from the village and will be announced on the 9th May.  This year the scarecrow competition will have a theme of red, white and blue.

Please save the date and spread the word!

Any enquiries or volunteers please contact [email protected] or call on 07545 601888 or contact Julia on 01458 241792.

Long Load Events in 2020

Check the website for updates and new Events in 2020! You can check the latest out in the Events section of this website anytime.

We already have a Table Top Sale planned for Saturday 29 February and our popular Crafty Folk Craft Club continues in 2020 and will meet every second Wednesday afternoon each month.

Also, Long Load residents are all welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings each month – see the Notices section on the website for details.

Harvest Supper Thanks

The Harvest Supper on 2 November was well attended and enjoyed by everyone.  We were pleased to welcome some Long Load residents joining us at their first event at the Village Hall and hope to see more of them in the future at other events.

Our thanks to everyone who helped to decorate the hall, supply food and raffle prizes, and help with the washing-up!

Bus Service

To use the new Public Transport (Slinky Bus) for Long Load you have to call the booking number on 01935 477399.  The Services are available from Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.

The booking number is 01935 477399 and booking lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.  Do note that if you have a Concessionary Card you will be asked for the card  number when registering. Somerset Student County Tickets are also valid on Slinky services.

For more information on Community Transport phone 01935 477399, email [email protected] or  visit the website at

Services available:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

Booking number:
01935 477399

Booking lines are open:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm


The numbers attending the nights so far have been excellent. It is everyone’s evening so ideas and help are always welcome. Just bring your own drink, a smile and a small donation for the pot to pay the hall fees and later for heating and lighting.  Who knows, any profit will be donated to something wonderful.

Crafty Folk Craft Club

The Crafty Folk afternoons take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 2 pm until 4:30 pm in Long Load Village Hall.

Everyone is welcome to come along to take part or sit and watch with a cup of tea and biscuits. You are also welcome to come along and bring your own project – Knitting, Sewing, Crochet etc.

We try to arrange something different each month. There is no joining fee but a small charge will be made for sessions to cover materials, demonstrators, and hire of the hall.

If you haven’t heard of us, do come along and see for yourself:

The remaining sessions for 2019 are as follows:

  • October 9th…Glass Painting and/or Engraving
  • November 13th Norma`s Gnomes
  • December 11th Christmas get together and discuss past years events and plan 2020

Further details from Marsha 01458 241415 or email [email protected]