Dear All,

I am rather late in sending out this year’s dates as I have been asking a few members of the team if they would prefer a mid-week date or continue with Saturdays. It was interesting as some said they were happy with either a Saturday or a mid-week date, others opted for a preference to mid-week whilst others

said a Saturday. That left me in a quandary but what swayed me to continue with a Saturday was the had we opted for a mid-week day it completely ruled out the chance of attracting younger members to the team who were working during the week and as the team ages we really need some younger help.

I hope you understand my logic but should circumstances change we can always review the decision.

Well at last here they are:-

The first Saturday in each month is

March 7th.
April 4th
May 2nd.
June 6th.
July 4th

August 1st.
Sept 5th.

Oct 3rd.

November 7th - possibly depending on grass growth

Start time is as usual, approx. 9 a.m. and as you know we aim to finish by 11 a.m. at the latest, but you can come and go to suite your Saturday plans. Should you not be able to do a particular Saturday if you let me know you can always come at your convenience and do a bit on your own as I can make the gear available for you to use.

Could you spread the word amongst your friends and family to see if we could drum up some new help, it would certainly lighten the load on the old stalwarts. I don’t know about you but each year becomes a bit more of a strain but we keep on going!

This year I would like to see if we could cut back the edges of the grass where its growing over the paths and also flatten some of the grave mounds which make cutting more difficult.

Coffee:- Pats shortbread and Normans bread remain the incentive to come but I hope so is the humour, the sense of fun and the feeling of a community spirit with a job well done.

Finally we have two replacement mowers, a vast improvement on our worn out machines

I know the church and PCC really appreciate what you do to help keep our church looking loved and cared for and I know I could not do it without your help.

With many thanks,

David (850699)