A few “Thanks”

Firstly, a big thank you to Elaine on Cheyham Mount for running another successful cake sale in aid of the Eaton Green Playground Fund. Elaine raised £150 on Easter Saturday morning from her cake stall. It was a bit chilly to stand outside but Elaine and her girls sold all the cakes that she and other residents had made.  Thank you to all contributing bakers and to those who bought cakes and supported our fund.

Secondly, to Eaton Golf Club. During lockdown the Golf Club allowed residents to walk around the course which was much appreciated by everyone. The additional space relieved the pressure on Marston Marsh and other local nature sites enabling people to take their daily exercise while maintaining social distancing. Here is the text of my email to Eaton Golf Club on 28th March thanking them on behalf of Eaton Village residents:

“I am sure that the Golf Club is looking forward to welcoming back its members and golf continuing from Monday. It has been a long haul since the beginning of January and we are all keen to return to some form of normality and meeting up with old friends. Could you please pass onto the Committee the thanks of Eaton Village residents for allowing people to include the golf course in their walks.

During the recent lockdown Eaton Village residents have been very grateful for being able to walk around the course as part of their daily exercise. The course has provided additional outdoor space and relieved the pressure on Marston Marsh and other local nature sites where many more people have been taking their walks. Many Residents had not explored the course before and were pleasantly surprised at the size of this and the variety of landscapes that it offers. They have enjoyed the peacefulness of the course and the variety of wildlife to be seen. I hope that everyone has taken reasonable care when visiting the course.

I think that access to the golf course has contributed enormously to the health and wellbeing of Eaton residents during the past three months since it enabled many people to walk from their homes for their exercise rather than travel to other areas with open spaces. We certainly enjoyed our walks around the course and exploring what it offers. Sally Benton sent me information about the burial mounds which highlighted that there is more to the site than residents probably realise. Once again, thank you for supporting our community during the lockdown.”

Thirdly, thank you to all of you who have been following our Easter Trail and to those with Easter displays which help brighten up our days.  The Trail runs until Friday 9th April so plenty of time to do this and solve the anagram. The Trail can be followed over a number of days to spread the distance walked. The Trail Map can be downloaded at: https://eatonvillage.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/EVRA-Easter-Trail-Map-2021-Final-version-1.pdf

Fourthly, thank you to all those who have paid their EVRA subscriptions so far.  Your contributions enable EVRA to deliver its projects and pay for those things such as insurance and printing and other commitments. It is never too late to pay your subscription and details of how to do this were in our Spring Newsletter which also included an envelope which you could use. You can read our latest Newsletter with details of how to pay at: EVRA-March-2021-Newsletter-final.pdf (eatonvillage.co.uk)

And finally, thank you to all the residents of Eaton Village who have continued to support EVRA and its projects during these strange times and kept our community safe.

Chris Stebbing – EVRA Chair

4th April 2021