Summer is nearly over and the sight of combines and tractors with trailers loaded with their harvest, is a clear sign that soon the darker early evenings will be upon us. It seems like yesterday that we had the reshuffle at the Amenities Association and with that comes change as we get to grips with the various licensing and charitable trust obligations that are now a part of running a village hall. I know that some will be rumbling that ‘the new lot are trying to upset things’, but I can assure you that we have one ultimate objective and that is to make the amenities more inclusive for the whole community. The majority of our village have been here for less than 10 years and it is important that we take cognisance of the needs for everyone.
We have terrific facilities, with the main hall, meeting room, church rooms and recreation ground, but are they being used to their best to meet the needs of the Village? Please let us have your opinion, as without your involvement, we cannot provide relevant facilities. To start we are looking to improve the current play area. Paul Phillips is working with a group of mums in the village to consider what we can do and also how we can generate funds. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved, give Paul a shout. As a diary reminder, September 20th is the School Fete and Paul and some of the team will be there collecting ideas of what you would like to see. Included is the thought of an outdoor ‘trim trail’ so that anyone visiting the recreation ground can get in some fun and light exercise.
I cannot mention the school fete without reminding one and all that the Scarecrow theme this year is ‘celebrations’. Get building those scarecrows ready for the 13th September week!
Finally, I would like to think ahead to next summer and Sunday June 7th. We will be a part of ‘The Big Lunch’, which will be an opportunity for the village to get together and have fun. More detail will obviously be following, but for more information visit www.thebiglunch.com. If you would like to be a part of the team organising this fun day, we would love to hear from you.
There is a lot happening and it all takes time, but collectively, if we want to make it happen, it will. As Harold Wilson once said ‘He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery’
Peter Smith YVAA ChairmaTags: YVAA