Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.
I would like to introduce myself as the new Chair of the Framfield and Blackboys Horticultural Society, my name is Denise Taylor and an active and enthusiastic member of the Horticultural Society and the Blackboys Allotment Society. I took over as Chair following our AGM held over Zoom in December 2020.
Trevor Hince is taking a break from the Horticultural Society together with his wife Sarah and I know everyone is very grateful for all their hard work over the past few years in pushing the Horticultural Society forward and helping to keep it as a thriving society for the community.
We have also welcomed new members to the committee and the current committee is made up of the following members:
President: John Rider
Vice President: Kathy Gore
Chair: Denise Taylor
Minutes Secretary: Claire Dennis
Treasurer: Emma Page
Committee Members: Jenny Bacon, Richard Chapman, Alice Chapman, Terry Everitt, Margaret McSheehy, Rachel Willcox, Alison Wright, Jackie Argyrou.
Thank you to all committee members for your valuable contribution to the Society.
Also, we would like to remind you that we are holding our “Just for Fun” Spring Show this year, and as we are having to spend more time at home again, this could be a good way for us to use some of the extra time we have. Photos can be taken now and then sent in from 10th April 2021. The full schedule can be found here on our website together with helpful gardening advice and useful tips.
We held a “Virtual Advent Calendar” in the run up to the Christmas with images being sent in from around the Parish and we had some spectacular pictures and there were published daily on our Facebook page and on our website. Thank you to all those that participated and special thanks to Jenny Bacon who organised and published the images to our social media. We have had some lovely feedback from members of the community, so we know your efforts were appreciated.
Obviously, we are still not able to arrange Society events such as talks and visits at present but hopefully we will be able to start making plans later in the year and we will keep you informed through emails and on this website.
For any other queries please contact me, Denise Taylor on Denisetaylor.email@example.com
With best wishes to everyone for 2021 and I hope we can get together again soon.
A fond farewell
As so many of you will know Fiona and Brian Fidler have been planning their move to Northumberland for a while and then covid-19 intervened and many things were put on hold. These included a presentation to Fiona from us all at the Hort. Soc. which would have taken place after one of our talks earlier in the year.
As Emma reported in her last e-mail Fiona and Brian have now safely and successfully made the move north and are now settling into their new home. Before they left, Emma and Simon Page together with Sarah and Trevor Hince - were able to bid them a fond farewell giving them your good wishes and messages and thanks to your generosity, presented Fiona with a ‘voucher’ for £250 to help stock their new garden.
Thanks to Valerie Letley this was accompanied by a lovely pair of hand-made glass coasters. The Society received a lovely ‘thank you’ card from Fiona which you can now all read (please see below.)
A fond farewell to Fiona Fidler