10th 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 21st March 2011.
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 31st January 2010 – Maxton Burns Supper
Saturday 22nd May 2010 – Hall Coffee Morning and Plant Sale
Saturday 17th July 2010 - Strawberry Tea
Carol Singing – cancelled due to weather conditions
Wednesday 31st December 2010 – Hogmanay Ceilidh
Maxton Village Hall Management Committee
Deep cleaning has been carried out twice in the course of the year. The floor has been stripped , sanded and sealed. Consideration is being given to a refurbishment of the kitchen. Plans have been drawn up, an estimate of costing supplied and grant funding to assist the work is being sought. Concern continues over the failure of SBC to ensure that the roof keeps the water out of the Hall.
During the year Hall usage has stayed steady with the new art group on Wednesday mornings continuing. Gaelic in the Borders has also used the hall for some its get togethers.
An excellent set of talks for 2010-11 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 Heather having visited the village. Interest, beyond Bill and 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. With the transfer to a new server the site has proved more reliable and more secure.
Approaches will be made to all our sponsors over the next few weeks for their continued and much valued support. Having lost two sponsors this year, work continues to replace them. One has been replaced by St Boswells Post Office.
There have been no calls from the L&B Police co-ordinators during the past year, Concern regarding Bogus Callers resulted in all those thought to be at risk being visited and reminded of ways of ensuring their security. Reminders have been posted on the website, but as few of those most at risk have internet connections, the personal approach is still most useful.
Maxton Neighbourhood Watch continues to be a member of the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches (AoSNW) which gives access to information and materials which may be of use, even in our small community. Membership is free. A new booklet has ben published and copies are available for members to borrow and return.
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:
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 2010 – Borders Macmillan Centre .
Thanks go to all who made the Strawberry Tea an undoubted success - those who made it possible by all their work on the day and in advance, and those who came in such large numbers to support Maxton 21's Charity for 2010 "Borders Macmillan Centre". Special thanks are due to Eileen and Ann for their superb bakery and cakery, and to Joyce for the donation of her beautiful notelets. The total raised on the day was £351. There have been repeated demands for a repeat in 2011. This is planned.
Due to the severe weather, the Maxton Village Carol Singing was cancelled.
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.
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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