Newsletter – September 20

Newsletter – September 20

After some beautiful weather, it seems Autumn is definitely upon us with lower temperatures and leaves changing colour. 

It was great to see the field being used so much throughout the summer, although we are sadly finding more litter, particularly around the shelter at the top of the field. We are very grateful to Tim Beatie who empties the bicycle bin and our trustees conduct regular checks and do our best to keep the area tidy. 

With a dry brook on the boundary of Palmers Field at the moment we were able to clear two carrier bags of rubbish to keep it clean before the water flows again. If you ever see anything that needs our attention please do let us know.

Meanwhile during the summer we’ve been having virtual meetings with stakeholders and have continued conversations with our architect and other organisations who’ve been a great source of advice and help. 

New Core Team Member

Many of you will know Eleanor Williamson for her wonderful work on our community engagement with Alex Lambert. I’m delighted to say that Eleanor has agreed to join our core team with a particular focus on the environmental aspects of the field and our project. She’ll be a huge asset and will be liaising with various organisations in the village who are involved in green issues such as the carbon neutral group. 

You’ll also notice that she is involved in this year’s Church Harvest Appeal featuring scarecrows around the village. You can find out more on the Whitton Team News Facebook page. 

Community Engagement

We are still encouraging everyone to give us some feedback by completing our online questionnaire. It’s proving to be really interesting and very helpful, so we’re very grateful to those who’ve already completed our online survey. If you haven’t manage to do it yet, it’ll only take a few minutes, so please do go ahead and click on this link:

Your views on future plans for Aldbourne Recreation Centre and Palmer’s Field

Also please encourage as many local people as you can to complete the form as the more feedback we get the better. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do get in contact with us at: 

Please do let us know if there is anyone else who would like to receive this newsletter, and don’t forget we are active on social media, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Many thanks again

Malcolm Pryce, 
Chairman, Aldbourne Recreation Centre 

Alastair Greener

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