Last Tuesday, the Parish Council’s meeting was held in Shenstone Village Hall, with tables well spread out and masks on. Unfortunately, there were only ten members present instead of the usual fifteen, with County Cllr David Smith also in attendance. The main business seemed to be an ongoing discussion between the Playing Field Committee and that of the Village Hall. More of this in the future.
On Wednesday, 12th, there were forty people present at the Coffee Club, so a gradual increase there, bringing us almost back to normal. I had some sad news for Coffee Club members, which, unfortunately, I failed to mention. We have lost one of our long standing members, Mavis Gibson, from Castle Hill, a former bee-keeper. Mavis had not appeared since the loosening of restrictions and I had heard nothing until recently, when I heard the news. Mavis’ funeral is to be at Streetly Crematorium on Thursday, 27th January, at 11.15 am. We have all missed Mavis and shall continue to do so in the future. Our sympathy and love go to her family members and friends.
The Film Club will be in action on Saturday, 22nd January, at 7.00 pm in the Centre. There is no entry charge but donations are very welcome. I have to apologise for stating that the Film Club would be meeting on 29th, in my last article. It is 22nd this month, so please note the date.
The Gardeners’ Guild opens this year on Wednesday, 2nd February, with the Annual Quiz, presented by Kevin.
I wonder whether many people have noticed that our Premier Village Store, now provides fresh milk in cartons? This seems infinitely preferable to using plastic bottles, in the interest of our Planet. I do hope the idea will catch on. After the lack of any really good news lately, I must say that we have been able to enjoy much sunshine and some lovely blue skies lately, even though it has been cold. As Rev. John Aston remarked this morning, after the service, having expressed delight in the sunshine and hearing comments on the cold, ‘Well, after all it is January!’