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Nailbourne League of Friends: Online AGM 2021

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our AGM and coffee morning in the village hall again this year.

We will, however, have a virtual AGM via Zoom at 3pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

If you would like to join us, please contact Pauline Pritchard on 830685.

The AGM report will be published after the event.

Report on Virtual Spring Show, Saturday 27 March 2021

We were delighted with the response from our members. For those who like statistics, we had 24 exhibitors and a total of 69 entries, including 21 who entered their Chairman’s Challenge daffodil bulbs.

The results are as follows:

Class 1. My Best Daffodil Bloom 1st Jane Millyard
2nd Linda and Peter Ellis
3rd Kathy Walder
Class 2. Any Other Flower from a Bulb
(excluding daffodil)
1st Una Whitamore
2nd Julia Cooper
3rd Linda and Peter Ellis
Class 3. Flowering Shrub – a stem or spray 1st Julia Cooper
2nd Christine Sladden
3rd Jane Millyard
Class 4. One stored vegetable 1st Linda and Peter Ellis
2nd Rajini and Raj Dasan
3rd Tony Walder
Class 5. An arrangement of flowers for Easter 1st Rajini Dasan
2nd Elizabeth Kirkwood,
3rd Jackie Thackray
Class 6. Photograph entitled “A New Arrival” 1st Julia Cooper
(who wins the trophy for Best Photograph in Show)
2nd John Hill
3rd Kathy Walder

The Chairman’s Challenge (and the Whitten Spencer Cup) was won by Jane Lovelock. Second were the Ellises and third, Rajini and Raj Dasan.

The cup for the Best Bloom in Show was won by Jane Millyard with her entry in Class 1.

It remains to thank everyone who kept the Society’s flag flying by taking part.

Groundwater Levels

Here is this week’s graph:

GW figure remains at 86m above their base mark, still well above the trigger levels for Southern Water’s tanker operations so they continue.

The water in Church Meadow is likely away this week or next; the barriers in Mill Lane maybe a bit after that, and the warm weather will speed the trees coming into leaf.

The boundary between the dark blue and the grey is a 5% incident level: so one year in 20, just like last year!

Sign up for an Allotment

Are you a Bridge resident and want to grow your own produce?

If so, why not get in touch and ask about joining the Bridge Allotment Association.

You can find out more on the Allotment Association page.

Or you can call Mick Stevens on 07505 820127

Muddy Footpaths

The footpaths across the fields are now very, very muddy.

Please wear appropriate footwear and stick to paths.

Do not try to avoid the mud by walking on crop fields. Many such fields look like grass, but they are not.

The river is very close to flooding the footpath by the kissing gate in the water meadows. Only a small tree root is holding it back.

Take extra care when walking, please.

KCC: 2021 Financial Consultation

Kent County Council are holding a consultation on their budget for 2021. They are asking residents to give them feedback on which services should be protected from budget cuts and whether there is support for an increase in council tax to help balance the budget.

A 2% increase would raise a further ÂŁ14.4million to be spent on adult social care services and increase the KCC element for a band C property by a further ÂŁ24 (or 46 pence per week).

The consultation runs from 14 October to 24 November 2020 and the document and questionnaire can be found here: www.kent.gov.uk/budget

Source: https://kccmediahub.net/kcc-consults-residents-as-it-faces-toughest-financial-challenge745