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Contributed by Miss Joan  Howe


Joan Howe - Our New Chairman

Joan Howe Our New Chairman

 I take on this role of Chairman with some trepidation, hoping I can live up to the standard set by previous holders of this position.

The Society continues to involve itself in a variety   of projects within the Borough.  We maintain a watching brief on planning matters and have members involved on the Conservation Advisory Working Party.

Our last four meetings have been held in the evening in an attempt to give those working during the day the opportunity to join us. Perhaps the rather early start time of 6.30 pm may have been difficult for some but for whatever reason we have gained no new members as a result of this trial.

As a small society we shall have to continue to address the task of attracting new members.

I hope you have seen the display in the library, produced by Diana Bevan. This display publicises the Society and is another attempt to interest others in our activities and to join us.  There will be displays in the library and museum later in the year with particular reference to the Heritage Open Days.

CivicVoice – the national organisation of which we are a founder member, is hoping to organise a “Civic Day” in 2011 and we hope to be involved along with many other Civic Societies.

We do not meet in August but will return in September, hopefully refreshed and ready for an active year ahead.

Finally. Thanks must go to everyone for all their work which keeps the Society going.