8th 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 2nd March 2009.
The Office-bearers of Maxton 21 during the year were:
Chairperson/Diary keeper Jimmy Wilson
Vice Chairperson/Diary keeper Thomson Irvine
Secretary Charlie Denoon
Treasurer Isobel Veitch
Events: During the year the following events were organised by Maxton 21 on behalf of the community:
Saturday 26th January 2008 – Maxton Burns Supper
Saturday 22nd March 2008 – St Patrick's Night Celebration
Saturday 24th May 2008 – Coffee Morning and Plant Sale
Saturday 21st June 2008 – Midsummer BBQ
Saturday 29th November 2008 – St Andrew's Night Concert with Riddell Fiddles
Sunday 7th December 2008 – Parish Social Afternoon
Sunday 21st December 2008 – Village Carol Singing
Wednesday 31st December 2008 – Hogmanay Ceilidh
Maxton Village Hall Management Committee
The building works to accommodate the disabled toilets and external ramp have been completed. Painting is still continuing.
During the previous year Hall usage has continued to be healthy.
An excellent set of talks for 2008 season with numbers attending the talks significantly up on the previous year.
Apart from e-mails, there has been nothing to report for the previous year.
Contact with the Ton Class Association continues with Dave and Joe having both visited the village.
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. Now averaging 30,000 visits per month.
At the start of the year, we lost one sponsor but he was replaced immediately. Approaches will be made to all our sponsors over the next few weeks for their continued and much valued support.
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.
One item reported via the Community Council regarding Bogus Callers resulted in all those thought to be at risk being visited and reminded of ways of ensuring their security.
Maxton Neighbourhood Watch has applied for membership of the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches (AoSNW) which will give access to information and materials which may be of use, even in our small community. Membership is free.
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.
Maxton 21 Charity of the Year 2008 – The Princess Royal Trust Borders Carers Centre (Youth Project).
The Chairman and Secretary of Maxton 21 presented a cheque for £468.18 to Jo Glover and Fiona Morrison of the Trust during a visit to the Centre in Galashiels.
We are grateful to all those who supported our various activities which resulted in such an excellent total being raised for such a worthwhile cause.
Steve is very much in our thoughts this year, and all his friends in Maxton send him very best wishes for a continued and complete recovery.
The thanks of the Office-bearers go to everyone who has supported them during the past year, and the thanks of Maxton 21 go 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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