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Maxton 21 Annual General Meeting

Maxton 21

The Annual General Meeting of Maxton 21 will be held on Monday 16th March in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. All residents of Maxton Parish are invited to attend.

Maxton 21 is made up of residents of the Parish, and exists to provide the people of the Parish and beyond with facilities, events and opportunities for all.

It is responsible for the letting, upkeep and maintenance of the Village Hall for which it holds the lease.

It has provided the Maxton Parish Website on which information is updated daily.

Maxton Neighbourhood Watch covers all houses within the village. The group is a member of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and receives all alerts from Police, Action Fraud and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, all of which are posted on the Maxton Website in “Our Community”. Membership of Neighbourhood Watch may entitle you to a discount from your property insurer.

Maxton 21 supports an Annual Charity, and has done since 2001, raising monies for local charities. (Over £1000 for the Border Holiday Group in 2014). Various individuals have taken part in fund-raising events to boost the total, and the Carol Singing is always well supported.

For many years it organised Maxton Meets – a series of 6 illustrated talks over the winter period – but as no-one was prepared to continue to organise them they ceased.

Maxton 21 maintains a link with The Ton Class Association as HMS MAXTON, a minesweeper/hunter was named after the Parish.

For the first time since 2000, there was no Burns Supper. It so happened that the Hall was being redecorated, but the Burns Supper had been cancelled as there was an insufficient number of people prepared to do the work necessary to provide the meal. Finding speakers has been difficult and without Derek Inglis and his support group the entertainment would have been minimal. The majority of people attending have been from outwith the Parish. The same is true of the Hogmanay Ceilidh which would struggle to continue without support from St Boswells people.

Maxton 21 looks after the content within the Information Hut and provides up-to-date material for locals and walkers.

Maxton 21 needs more people prepared to share the work or it is in danger of being wound up, so come along to the AGM and show your support for what is being done on your behalf before it is too late.

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Date: 02/03/2015