Roger’s Ramblings – March 2015

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As a keen and lifelong weather watcher I have been keeping records for many years, and I enjoy looking at comparisons and any trends. The fact is, that we get around 20” (in old language) of rain here annually, and to look at any 10 year average illustrates the point. Last year was exceptionally wet, as we know, at nearer 30”, but I suspect that again we will see it even out, maybe a long hot summer?! As you know, I do like to comment on the weather when I pen this diatribe, and as it is usually 2 weeks before publication you must wonder on occasions if I am in the same County, but as I write, it is crisp and frosty with snow showers, illustrating the old saying “as the days grow longer the cold grows stronger”. It will be interesting to see if this month lives up to “February fill dyke”!

Anyway enough rambling, we had a great Film Night and a Sunday lunch at the Cade last month, both very convivial and great value. If you have not joined us yet you should, similarly the Bar on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings is a great way to meet people and have a drink with friends. We have placed the order for the new swing and slide, the planned layout is on display in the Cade and the work should take place early this month. I envisage a Grand Opening in April with, possibly, the oldest and youngest residents on the swing together!!

The Working Party on 7th February went well with 9 sturdy volunteers and 6 equally sturdy children, and the Pocket Park paths are now pristine with new woodchip, thanks to everyone and to Martin Lines for his help with the machinery. Similarly the Open Meeting to discuss the Fête and Feast Week was well attended with some new faces and new ideas. The overall view was to organise a smaller village style Fête on Saturday 18th July finishing with and evening ‘Do’ in the Cade. There will be a concert in the Church and an event taking place each evening during Feast Week following the Cricket. The next Open Feast Week and Fête Meeting will be at The Cade, 7.30pm on Tuesday 31st March do come along.

Now I’m sorry but I have to mention poo again, lots of it, particularly on the paths around Manor Farm. Just because a path crosses fields does not mean it is OK to leave this offensive mess. Please do not be anti social. CLEAR IT UP.

Finally, there will be a Parish Plan Steering Group Meeting at The Cade, on Thursday 5th March commencing at 7.30pm. If you would like to be at the heart of Parish Life and contribute to the future planning please come along, all welcome.

Hope to see you at the next PC meeting at The Cade on 10 March 2015, 7.15 for 7.30pm.

As always, praise or problems to me at 45 Caxton End or on 01480 880122 or rtp@eplusmail.com or our Clerk Jane Bowd on 01480 468451 or eltisleypc@btconnect.com
Roger Pinner
Chairman Eltisley PC