The 2017 Annual Village Assembly will be on 10th April, starting at 7:30 pm in the Village Hall. Like last year there will be refreshments (including wine and soft drinks) and nibbles and like last year, I think we will eschew formality in favour of an open forum for discussing what’s going on in the village. We tried this format last year and the general feedback was people liked the more informal, social tone of the meeting, while still managing to have a useful discussion. As before, reports from Village organizations will be available as written leaflets so that people can look at the ones that interest them, and it is an opportunity for organizations to recruit volunteers/participants/players etc and generally publicize themselves.
A year ago the Action Plan committee presented the ideas for the new Village Plan. The Annual Village meeting will be a good chance to ask ourselves how far we have got with this, and what we need to do in order to maintain momentum.
I do hope that as many Brightlingers as possible will come to this meeting. If nothing else, it should be an opportunity to chat to your neighbours – or meet new ones – over a glass of something. I look forward to seeing you there.