THE ALDWICK PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Registered Charity No. 295133
Newsletter No. 132 September 2013
Update on what has been happening
Nick has drawn up a planting scheme for the new bank and plants are expected to be planted towards the end of September. If you would like to make a donation towards these plants please contact a member of the committee. The working parties will continue to the end of the year and will be reviewed in 2014.
Over the summer we had a break-in at our sheds, as a result of this locks and bars have been added. We plan to purchase security cameras to cover the pond and shed areas to deter vandalism and theft of fish and ducks from the pond.
Applications for grants are being processed and we hope to receive funds from Operation Watershed which WSCC are administering. We have a positive working relationship with Aldwick Parish Council; they want to ensure that the Duck Pond is maintained as a local amenity.
I remind all members, when planning for 2014, to consider joining the Committee. Four members will be standing down at the AGM in March 2014. Now is the opportunity for you to join our Committee and help keep the Duck Pond and surrounding areas of Aldwick in a pleasant state.
The morning was dry and there was a promise of a good turnout. More people attended than last year, which was encouraging. Nick Gibb opened the Fayre and we thank him once again for his continued support. Our thanks also to Jenny for all the hard work she puts in to these events and to her band of helpers, all of which made for a successful event. The home baking and fruit and vegetable stalls were very popular. We thank also the other stall holders who supported this event. We thank the people who made generous donations which added to our total of £450.00 raised.
Social Event at the Duck Pond
Unfortunately the weather on the day prevented us from having our usual get-together. The gallant Committee turned up and met the brave people who came along but unfortunately we could not extend our usual hospitality with tea, coffee and wine. However, we did recruit five new members, despite the weather, and we welcome them to our Society.
Programme of Events
Autumn Lunch – 12.00 Saturday 19th October. Our fish and chip Autumn Lunch will be held in the Willowhale Community Centre, doors will open at 1200 (no admission to the hall before this time). Fish and chips will be served at 12.30, followed by fresh fruit, coffee and biscuits. We will hold a raffle and would welcome new items for this.
A quiz will also liven up the lunch.
The cost will be £8.50 which is inclusive of lunch, wine, fruit juice, tea or coffee. Invite your friends and family. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
Please complete the form below as soon as possible to reserve your place and return to Mrs Jenny Timoney by Friday, 11th October at the latest. Please note: no tickets will be issued; your name will be checked at the door when you arrive. Reserve your place now.
Christmas Fayre – Saturday, 7th December at Willowhale Community Centre. This is your opportunity to obtain Christmas purchases whilst also giving your support to the Society. We will have the usual varied stalls. If you think you can contribute items to any of them Jenny Timoney will be pleased to hear from you. We will also need various items for the home baking stall, if you think you can contribute to this stall please let Jenny know. Further details will be fiven in the November 2012 Newsletter.
APPLICATION FOR PLACES AT THE AUTUMN LUNCH
I wish to reserve ….. places, at £8.50 each, for the APS Autumn Lunch to be held on Saturday 19th October 2013. I enclose a cheque/cash for the sum of £………. Made payable to “The Aldwick Preservation Society”.
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WORKING PARTY DATES FOR 2013
10.30 am Sunday 13th October
10.30 am Sunday 10th November
10.30 am Sunday 8th December
TUESDAY 11TH MARCH 2013, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2 pm WILLOWHALE CENTRE
Full Agenda and details in January 2014 Newsletter
Please give some thought to joining the Committee
Contact the Committee
Chairman: Tony Smith 01243 827163 Vice Chairman: Paul Bignell 07736 130888
Hon. Secretary: Valerie Smith 01243 827163 Hon. Treasurer: John Pressdee 01243 826431
Events Organiser: Jenny Timoney 01243 822674
Membership Secretary: Barry Baines 01243 266140