I visit the yard. It certainly has potential. I meet the chickens, dogs and sheep.
Greg greets me with a piece of paper. He’s done a suggested layout of where the different stalls could be. There’s plenty of room for parking. There’s even an outbuilding that could be used as a stage for the ukulele band. He’s also come up with a list of possible activities on the back of the layout plan. It’s a working yard, but he assures me that his equipment can be safely locked up out of the way.
The only real drawback is the location. It’s right on the edge of the village – at the Ufton crossroads. It’s about a 20 minute walk from the church.
Impressed by the enthusiasm, I invite him to the meeting on Thursday, at which the committee will make the final decision on the venue.