Monthly Archives: July 2013

Annual Summer Picnic

Just in case you didn’t manage to get tickets to the Coronation Festival or Evening Gala at Buckingham Palace, the Association is organising an alternative event for members on Sunday 14th July!  We had already planned to hold our annual Summer Picnic on that day so, in addition to everyone bringing a dish to share and the Association providing the liquid refreshments, we will be hanging up the bunting sewn by volunteers for last year’s Jubilee party and, with the permission of the Council, closing off the sections of the road around the Triangle at the junction of Horniman Drive and Liphook/Rocombe Crescent.  While the adults are busy eating and drinking, activities and games for the children are planned, including three-legged and egg and spoon races – perhaps for the adults as well as the children.  Any comments or suggestions would be most welcome, so please let us know your ideas either via your road rep or by e-mail to secretary@tewkesburylodge.org.uk

 If you would like to come and are not already a member, why not go to our ‘Join Now’ page?

June’s committee meeting

The latest committee meeting was held on 20th June. Here’s a summary of what we discussed.

The next edition of our newsletter, Views from the Hill, will be delivered to all households shortly, together with the subscription envelope for the current membership year.  We discussed moving towards an online payment system for our membership subscriptions.  We would love to hear your views on this, so please do get in touch and let us know if you think this a good idea.

We also discussed arrangements for the Association’s annual Summer Picnic on Sunday 14th July.  We want to encourage as many people as possible to attend – it’s a great way to meet the committee members and your neighbours.  The date coincides with the Coronation festival weekend, so we are planning a host of activities and games for the children, and will ask the Council if we can close off the sections of the road around the Triangle at the junction of Horniman Drive and Liphook Crescent.  Do let us know if you have any ideas for making it a really enjoyable occasion.

Succession planning is also one of our ongoing considerations  As much as we all enjoy our work with the Association, we all feel that we would all benefit from new faces on the committee, and would welcome new people who would like to be more involved in the Association’s activities. If you would like to find out more about what this would involve, please drop us a line.

One last item concerned a clothing bank wrongly installed by the Council on Langton Rise.  Thanks to a resident’s quick reaction in notifying the Association, our Chair emailed the Council’s Environmental Services department, and the clothing bank was removed within a few days. See more information in our Success Stories section.

Our next committee meeting is in August, so do let us know if there are any issues you would like to bring to our attention.

Rowena Lowe
Association Secretary