News from the Chairman

Heavy deposits of snow around the area meant that Mary Benger’s talk on the development of Burrow Farm gardens was postponed by one week but nevertheless a good number of members turned out on the 30th January to hear Mary’s very interesting lecture about her beautiful gardens.

No snow but heavy rain greeted members and friends who attended our Barn Dance on 26th January. But despite a smaller attendance than in previous years, which meant there was more room for dancing, an enjoyable time was had by all and raised much needed funds to support our “Summer Show and Country Fayre” which takes place this year on 20th July.

Yes it was snow again when our party visited “Axe Valley Wetlands and Seaton Marshes “on 5th February but fortunately the worst of it held off until near the end of our outing, which was more than the freezing cold wind did. Despite this we enjoyed the shelter proved by the various hides where we could view many type of duck and wild foul feeding. Seaton Marshes is really worthwhile visiting with its glorious views of the river Axe, its flat walks and Visitors’ Centre which is adjacent to the sand martin and bat nesting facility currently under construction. The whole area is open to visitors 365 days a year and there is no admission charge so why not pay it a visit this spring?

Diary Dates

27th March 2013 7-30pm Uplyme Village Hall. AGM followed by “Cookery Demonstration – Wild Garlic” by Pam Corbin.

At our AGM we hope to gain some much needed new faces to join and support our current committee. We will shortly be losing Ann Prince our excellent secretary who is moving to be nearer her family, so we badly need new blood on the committee to bring fresh ideas and energy for the forthcoming years. So please think long and hard and please come to the meeting on 27th and take a seat on the committee. We usually have about ten short committee meetings a year at Uplyme Village Hall plus lending a hand at members’ meetings and society events. The more committee members we have to share the load the easier it is for everyone.

We are now taking bookings the coach trips to RHS Wisley on May 7th, Hidcote Manor & Kiftsgate Court Gardens on June 17th and Avebury Manor & Gardens on Sept. 10th. Full details of these outings and booking details can be found on your membership card or ring 07831 533580.