On Saturday 16th November 2019, 64 villagers and friends packed the Town Hall and enjoyed the Grosmont Events Apple Pie Supper. This was the first event to be held in the newly redecorated Town Hall, and it looked superb. A delicious 3 course meal was provided by a group of helpers too numerous to mention individually, including of course, a large variety of apple-based puds!
It was heartening to see just how much support the event was given, both by those people who decorated the room, provided the food and stayed to help afterwards, and those who bought tickets and attended the evening, making it so successful. We shouldn’t really mention any one individual as that wouldn’t be fair, but just a shout-out to Jan Chatfield, GE Chair, who so ably steered the event to such a fantastic conclusion. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way – your support is much appreciated. Here’s to the next event!
Following the Rural Futures meeting on 13 November there are a number of key updates:
A new name for a new group
A working name was decided for the group: Grosmont Futures. From this point on village meetings and updates formerly under the name of Rural Futures will use this name.
Grosmont Futures draft mission statement
A draft mission statement to outline the aims and values of the group was produced. This can be seen in the attached notes. This is only a starter for ten and you are encouraged to send feedback.
Community event planning
The group will be organising an event called Grosmont’s Got Talent. Whilst this will include a talent show it will also aim to showcase all the existing groups and small businesses in the village. It will also introduce Grosmont Futures, priorities developed, progress so far and seek views on prospective projects. More information can be seen ion the attached notes.
The next planning meeting for this event will be:
2pm-4pm, Tuesday 3 December at the Town Hall
Please do get in touch if you have any views about the mission statement or if you think you can contribute to the event in any way.
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator
Notes for Rural Futures Meeting 13.11.19
Please come and join in with the new Family Service. It is for both children and adults.
NEW – FAMILY SERVICE
11.00am – Sunday 17 November
with Messy Church Families
and the Revd. Gaynor Burrett
A friendly reminder that the next Rural Futures meeting is this Wednesday, 13 November at 7pm in the Town hall.
As discussed in the message below, this meeting will focus on:
Planning a community event.
The purpose of the event is to discuss and publicise the formation of a new community group in Grosmont to lead on community agreed action. This would include an invitation for people to become involved themselves. It has also been suggested as an opportunity to gather wider views on some of the topics under discussion by people in the village since the Shaping Grosmont event/ report. We have previously proposed that this might include people’s views about renovations to the town hall, market research about the village shop and opportunities to develop a play space but this can be confirmed as part of the event planning.
The aim will be for the event to appeal to a wide section of the community to attend. Please have a think about what shape this event might take to achieve this. Whilst we do want the chance to talk to people it can be more than a “consultation event” – bring your ideas please!
Please remember, once we have developed plans, Grosmont Events have kindly offered to help provide support with logistics.
I hope to see you on Wednesday- you’ve involvement is absolutely key.
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator
MESSAGE TO THE VILLAGE
“Well the Town Hall has had a bit of face lift, so do pay a visit when you get the chance.
To celebrate we got together and had a lovely meal with bubbly.
Special thanks to: Mike for his planning, supervision and keeping his Health and Safety hat on at all times. Mark for going above and beyond with repairing the woodwork and plasterwork to help give a fabulous finish and to Jo and Jan for providing sustenance not only today but over the last three weekends.
Thanks to everyone who helped and hope you are all pleased with the outcome and yourselves, you should be.”
From the Grosmont Community Facebook page.