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Flypast hope of lad who revived village fete
11:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A TEENAGER praised by the Prime Minister for reviving a village fete will try to make it even better next year.
Jake Acock, pictured, is hoping to get the Red Arrows to perform a flypast at the Leafield fete near Witney.
The Burford School pupil, 15, restarted the fete this year after an absence of four years and plans the next one for June 2014.
The fete was cancelled in 2009 after fewer people offered to run it.
He said: “I am hoping to get the Red Arrows to come along. I’ve contacted them and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will agree.
“I think we will get aircraft there in one way or another and may get a Lancaster or a Spitfire.
“The plan is to have a theme each year and we are going to go for ‘circus’ which should keep people interested.”
Jake will take his GCSEs in the run-up to the fete.
The teenager, of Chapel Close, Leafield, was praised for his ‘wonderful’ job by Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron, tying in with his hope for the ‘big society’.