Painswick Beacon Conservation Group Important Dates

Dear Member,

While we wait, and wait for drier weather, so that we can finish some of the jobs we have begun, here is some information for you.

1. On Saturday 8th March, hoping to repeat their WIN last year, PBCG’s team of four will be competing in the 2014 Village Quiz. It is not, unfortunately, a spectator sport, – Painswick Centre will be full of competitors, – but you might spare a moment to send a good wish through the ether?

2. On Monday 10th March, PBCG will be the host organisation for the Community Lunch at Ashwell House in Painswick. Your committee has organised the provision of soup, bread and cheese etc and a team of waiters and washers up. We would like you to be some of our appreciative customers! Lunch is available from 12 noon to 1.15 pm (for a modest £3 including tea or coffee). Ashwell House is off Churchill Way, off Gloucester Street, postcode is GL6 6RL.

3. On Tuesday 25th March you are invited to a well earned Party to celebrate the amazing positive changes to Painswick Beacon that have resulted from your efforts in the last two years, and our 21 years as a group. The celebrations will be held in The Painswick Centre’s Beacon Hall and adjoining Skittle Alley, they will start at 7 pm and end around 10 pm. There will be food, a bar, music, displays and lots of not-at-all-serious games, as well as time to chat and relax with fellow guests. We will also host our friends and helpers from the Cotswold Wardens, FWAG, Natural England etc. There is no charge but during the evening there will be the opportunity to make a donation towards the costs. Admission will be strictly by ticket only, guests will be welcome, until our total number reaches 100. If you would like to offer help with an indoor game please make contact. It should be a fun evening so to be sure of obtaining a ticket(s) return the attached form to me asap and certainly by Monday, 17th March

4. Finally, during March I shall be working to fulfil a personal commitment to help Meister Masonry install landscape planting round the quarry to satisfy the requests of Stroud District Planners. It will involve some strimming and then planting and staking 50 or more small trees or shrubs. If you would like to help with this, please phone me on 812624 or email david You may well recall that Meister are donating £500 to be used by PBCG for training.

Have a good Spring, I hope we will meet up more than once!

Yours sincerely,

David Allott

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