Friday, 27 December 2013

Carols From The Square

Around 150 attended MEOTRA's carol singing in Tredegar Square. It was great to see so many people, both young and old, enjoying themselves without any need for high-tech wizardry: just mulled wine, mince pies, enthusiasm for a festive sing-song and a little help from Santa.  Regrettably, I felt it best to rest my voice and instead opted to perform multiple health and safety assessments on the mulled wine and mince pies, and the childrens' iced gems.

There was a collection at the end which raised £176.54 (up from £62.52 last year and £80.60 the year before that) for local charities. We will let you know which one(s) after the next committee meeting.

Many thanks to all those who helped out by either making or bringing along refreshments; manning the stalls, tidying up, or adding their voice to the impromptu choir. For many "Carols from Kings College, Cambridge" heralds the start of the Christmas festivities, but for me it was our "Carols from the Square". I'm looking forward to next year's already.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Carol Singing in Tredegar Square: Sunday 22nd Dec at 5PM

Our Winter 2013 newsletter is out now and contains details of this Sunday's Carol singing in the Square (see above), as well as lots of other local news and information including numerous planning applications. If you haven't received a copy through your door then you can download one from here.

I hope to see some of you this Sunday for the carols (and minced pies and mulled wine!). Merry Christmas and here's to 2014.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Our Bow: An Interesting Local Website

Residents might be interested in the "Our Bow" website which carries news stories from around the Bow area including Victoria Park and the Roman Road market. There's info on local groups for older men ("The Geezers"), older women ("Bow Belles") and youngsters ("the U13s"). The history section is also well worth a look.