The summer has truly arrived, and the holiday season is upon us. There are events across the Benefice for us to enjoy – including summer fetes, school events and open gardens. Community spirit is certainly alive and well – so many people are working very hard to make every one a success, and this is a good opportunity to thank everyone for all the hard work that goes into evert event.
Talking of moving on, we learned back in May that our Link Editors, Ana and Daryl Roxburgh are looking to concentrate on other things from September onwards. Therefore THE LINK NEEDS A NEW EDITOR – and very soon! It is such an important link throughout our Benefice – it unites the Parishes and all the community. As the founding editor of the Link in the early 1980s, I have more than a little interest in making sure that it goes from strength to strength! Ana and Daryl are happy to help during a hand-over period. We’re happy to consider different options – perhaps even a team of editors, to ease the load and bring a different perspective month by month. Please call me or Ana if you’d like to talk about your ideas.
July is also the time for many of the pupils at our schools. It is the end of an academic year and a time when some must say good-bye and prepare to move on to the next stage. There are new opportunities ahead and new experiences to be had. We all wish them well as they look ahead to a future full of possibilities.
I wish everyone a very happy summer time and look forward to the happy buzz of activity at the events mentioned in this issue – starting (of course) with the Four Elms fete on 14th July – see you there!