Our fiftieth   Sincere thanks to Panache staff for their thoughtful ‘birthday greetings’ on screen and which adorned the cover of the July edition of this magazine, and to the editor for the photographs accompanying my celebratory article.

Hall Issues   Despite the unpaid voluntary involvement of the working committee we do not always get everything right; we rely entirely upon those who use the premises to do so in the expected thoughtful manner and with consideration towards fellow hirers. However, when standards are wanting understandable adverse criticisms abound; each is duly noted, although my ‘explanatory and/or defensive’ reaction seldom satisfies. Please be assured that we note all that is said and efforts are taken to remedy things, without us ever being discouraged. 

Recently a quantity of the hall’s lead flashing was stolen. Remedial work is obviously expensive but thankfully replacement material is now available which is seemingly less attractive for the mindless thieves. Scaffolding will therefore soon adorn the hall frontage and whilst the installers will ensure safety, etc, everyone using the hall and library is urged to be cautious and careful. 

On a brighter note, work will soon commence on the long overdue enhancement of the hall floor, another costly but essential requirement. Whilst its cleaning and upkeep will be different from the current bucket and mop system, our plea thereafter will be for hall users not to drag the chairs and tables!

200 Club - August draw winners   £20 R Hayward (146); 
£15 - 
V Richardson (015), M Gallaway (051), R Eaton (056),
E Kayser (065), J Symons (176), C Jones (178). Numbers drawn by Box Luncheon Club members.




by Tudor Jones