Editorial 171

Dear Readers,

Your ECN team is reeling under a double blow just now, as both Stephen Gribble and Jo Granger (our treasurer’s wife) have lost their battles with Cancer. I just know that Mary and David are receiving as much love, kindness and support as any community could possibly give. Eastington is just such a good place to be.

Our community is caring in other ways too, and ECN would like to give a vote of thanks to Kristian Griffiths and all of you who have volunteered to help her in her recent litter picking sessions. In just one outing, in August, they collected 7 black bags worth! More sessions are planned. Thank you guys – and although we suspect that much of this was thrown from passing cars, it is to our shame that some was not.

All that being said, we have a super issue for you this time – another whopper – with lots of fascinating historic insights, exciting news from many of our lively groups and lots of popular ‘goings on’ – with photos.

Thank you all for being such a great community!

Jan and the team