Editorial 190 – December 2021

Hello Dear Readers,

Welcome to this winter edition of ECN. A week ago I might have written ‘late autumn’ – but it seems that with the icy gales blowing outside as I write, winter has clearly decided to make its appearance.
We seem to have fewer community Christmas-time events in the village than in the past – partly Covid related still – but we hope that you will all be able to get out and about and enjoy the Advent Window trail – along with all the other lights and bezazz that will be going up in windows and gardens as Christmas approaches. It all helps to bring cheer to these long dark evenings.

I hope that you have been following Gill Glover’s account of the protracted creation of our Community Centre at OHMG. This remarkable building has been achieved entirely by volunteer effort and Gill has been there all the way through to present times. We thank her for this and wish her well as she now steps down from the position of Centre Manager. The Centre has been through a bit of a sticky patch just recently, again partly Covid related but also due to lack of helpers – but now we welcome a new generation of volunteers and (Covid willing) can look forward to making full use of this great facility once more. Our thanks to the so very many who have been and are involved!

After the complications of yet another most peculiar year, we hope that you all have a good Christmas break – merry, peaceful, relaxing or spiritual as suits your needs -and a very Happy New Year.

Jan, Tom and Mary.