The Annual Assembly (village meeting) for Brightling will be at 7:30 pm on Monday 9th April, in the Village Hall. We will be continuing the practice of the last few years of making this a social (or sociable) occasion by providing refreshments (hard and soft drinks) and nibbles, and running the meeting in a fairly informal way. I’ll give a brief (really brief, I promise) report on what the parish council has been up to, and there is an opportunity to put questions to parish councillors, make suggestions, and give feedback about things that we might do to improve and develop the life of the village. There will be reports from various village organizations but we don’t force people to read these out loud: copies will be available to be perused during the meeting, and published on the website afterwards. If nothing else, it is an opportunity to have a drink and a chat with your neighbours. I look forward to seeing you there.