7th Annual Report of Maxton 21
This report has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 to be held in Maxton Village Hall on Monday 17th March 2008.
The Office bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were:
Chairperson - Paul Dean
Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper - Jimmy Wilson
Secretary - Rosemary Dean
Treasurer - Ron Collie
Events: During the year 2007/8 the following events were organised by Maxton 21 on behalf of the community:
26th May 2007 Coffee Morning
16th June 2007 A taste of Italy
7th July 2007 Parish BBQ
13th October 2007 Coffee Morning
30th November 2007 St Andrew’s night with Carlenjig
9th December 2007 Mulled wine & mince pies
24th December 2007 Carol Singing
31st December 2007 Hogmanay Ceilidh
26th January 2008 Burns supper
Maxton Village Hall Management Committee
The building works to accommodate the disabled toilets and external ramp have been completed. During the previous year the number of hall lettings has risen.
An excellent set of talks for 2007/8 season with numbers attending the talks significantly up on the previous year.
There has been nothing to report for the previous year.
Contact with the Ton Class Association continues with Dave and Joe having both come to the village barbecue to keep in touch.
Interest, beyond Dave and Joe and their wives, is still non-existent despite repeated requests in the Ton Class News.
Two copies of the News still come to the village – one is archived in the Hall, the other goes into the Hall and then into the Information Kiosk.
Maxton Parish Website
The website continues to provide up-to-date information on the Parish, with regular updates of news items from the Parish events and the inclusion of forthcoming events in the Calendar.
Throughout the country there are people with Maxton links who regularly check the site to see what is happening. There have been difficulties in the course of the year with the guestbook access. Some people wishing to contact us have been blocked by the software designed to divert spam. During the past year the six Bordernet Guestbooks have been sent over a quarter of a million spam items, all of which would have reached the sites without the spam diverter. Apologies to those who were blocked.
Approaches will be made to all our sponsors over the next few weeks for their continued and much valued support.
The system whereby Lothian and Borders Police e-mail co-ordinators en masse when there are matters of urgent concern, such as missing persons, seemed to work well, however, there have been no calls from the L&B Police co-ordinators during the past year, nor have there been any requests or reports from the public of the village.
All residents are reminded that the Crimestoppers confidential phone line is (0800 555 111). Any member of the public can contact the police direct at the time of their concern, and such immediate contact is encouraged.
The present Co-ordination team is willing to continue.
The Area Co-ordinator is Charlie Denoon.
The Co-ordinators are Tony and Helen Herring.
The Secretary is Elvira Denoon.
Charity of the Year 2007 – BAAGS
On the evening of 31st December 2007, there was a presentation of a cheque for £381.05 which Maxton 21 raised at various events throughout the year on behalf of the BORDERS ASPERGERS and AUTISM GROUP SUPPORT. The cheque was presented to Chairman Derek Purvis.
The thanks of the office-bearers goes to everyone who have supported them during the past year, and the thanks of Maxton 21 goes to all those ‘Friends of Maxton’ and members of the community who have supported the group’s events throughout the year.
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