It seems a long time since the Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club actually met (Tuesday 3rd March to be precise). This was the group’s AGM. At the AGM the present chairperson, Jenny Bailey, welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave a brief outline of the club’s activities over the last 12 months. Reports were given by the chairperson, followed by the treasurer’s report. A suggestion to raise the annual subscription from £12.00 to £15.00 per annum was put to the gathering and unanimously accepted. This was mainly due to the increased costs of invited speakers at monthly meetings. The present committee then stood down, to allow for the formation of a new committee, but with no nominations put forward, the former committee were asked if they were prepared to stand again. They agreed to stand en-bloc for a further 12 months and this was ratified from the floor and much appreciated by the membership. On conclusion of the official business, members were invited to remain for wine and nibbles and refreshments, with an opportunity to purchase garden paraphernalia and donated plants.
During the lockdown period, first time round, members were updated on a regular basis by the chair and committee members by email and phone calls and were encouraged to send in pictures of their gardens for the club’s website. The organisers also made themselves available so no members felt alone or lonely.
Members are now busy tidying their gardens ready for winter and looking forward to the next time the club can meet safely and exchange views and news about their gardens, which are their pride and joy and have been a sanctuary for many during this very trying period. For details about the club and its activities please contact Jenny Bailey on 01777 708155. New members and visitors are always welcome.