Archive for September 28th, 2012

Borough in Bloom Sept 28th

September 28, 2012

This evening it was back to the Council Chamber at the Public Service Village for the presentation of awards for this year’s Borough in Bloom competition. Once again this was organised by Havant Borough’s Sarah Flamson.

Although the weather this year has been particularly unfavourable for the growing of both flowers and vegetables, there was still a good number of entrants, although the numbers were inevitably down on last year.

Certificates were awarded for various categories which included Front Gardens, Back Gardens, Hotels, Licensed Premises, Sheltered Accomodation Blocks and Allotments.

Even with the bad weather over the last few months, the standard of entries was very good, perhaps next year will see better weather and a higher number of entries.

MacMillan Coffee Morning Sept 28th

September 28, 2012

Today saw invitations to two MacMillan Coffee Mornings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Hayling Island

Hayling Island

The morning Coffee Morning took place on Hayling Island. For this one I was alone as Elaine was at a meeting.

Organised by Patricia White from Daisy Chain, a group that Elaine & I visited in August, this was attended by around 25 people and lasted for about 2 hours.

The Woodman at Purbrook

The Woodman at Purbrook

In the afternoon Elaine & I went to the Woodman Public House in Purbrook. Here the event had been going since opening time at 11 o’clock and was still going when we left at around 2.45.

As is to be expected at a pub, there were a large number of people there and the raffle, which had a large number of donated prizes, raised over £600!

At both of these Coffee Mornings there were a good number of cakes on offer and, of course, plenty of coffee (and tea if you preferred it).

Coffee Mornings are a good way to raise both funds and awareness, and can be guaranteed to be enjoyed by all.

Presentation Evening Sept 27th

September 28, 2012

Elaine & I were very pleased to be invited to the Presentation Evening at Cowplain Community School.

This annual event is aimed at rewarding the many succesful students from the different year groups across the school.

150 pupils were chosen going from last year’s Year 7, to last year’s Year 11, with the latter having already left the school and, in most cases, having started at college.

Apart from the awards given to the Year groups, there were 10 special awards handed out. I was invited onto the stage with the Headteacher, David Rawlinson, to present these and then to give a short speech.

It was a pleasure to see all of these young people who have worked so hard, and who have achieved a great deal at the school. There were some excellent GCSE results from the older students and they should all be very proud of their achievements.