Saturday 27 December 2014

MEOTRA's List of Recommended Tradesmen Updated

Cartoon of a very amateur-looking tradesman

We have just updated MEOTRA's list of recommended tradesmen. This list is totally reliant on feedback from residents. So:
  • If you find any good tradesmen tell us.
  • If you find any bad tradesmen tell us.
  • If you find any of the tradesmen unsatisfactory tell us and we may remove them.
  • Any feedback on bugs, format, broken links etc. is appreciated.
We hope you find it useful.

Friday 26 December 2014

Changing Places - A Short History of the MEOTRA Area

The cover of MEOTRA's Changing Places book

In 1999 MEOTRA commissioned a photographic record of the area to commemorate the new millennium. Changing Places - a short history of the area and its inhabitants - evolved from that project and was first published in 2001 as a 44-page book with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The booklet has now been scanned and is available online for free. It is a wonderful read whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years and has lots of photos too. Enjoy!

The latest Newsletter now online & other news

Santa giving out presents to children at MEOTRA's Carols in the Square
The EU's new Elf and Safety rules and the working at height directive mean Santa has had to limit present giving to street level for the first time since the Great Reindeer Rebellion of 1879

It was great to see so many of you at MEOTRA's Carols in the Square on Sunday. More and more people seem to come every year. I'm not sure I'll ever master the art of juggling mince pies, mulled wine, hymn sheet, torch AND singing at the same time: but I enjoyed trying.

Whilst many spend this festive season running around like headless turkeys or at least trying to buy them, I have managed to find a few hours of calm to sip some wine, launch some random Spotify Christmas mix and update this blog.

Our Latest Newsletter: By now I'm sure all residents have received a paper copy, but just in case you can download the latest one here

Like Greyhounds in the Slips: Those of you at the Carols in the Square will have witnessed our Chair, Margaret, standing atop the park bench and rallying residents to come forward and help run MEOTRA.  We are in urgent need of a new secretary as our current one has had to unavoidably step down. The post involves arranging and minuting 3 or 4 small, friendly, quarterly meetings per year and the AGM, plus a little correspondence, mostly email. Please contact for further info.

Saturday 20 December 2014

Carols in the Square - Sunday 21st Dec 5PM

artwork of snowmen singing carols

Join us this Sunday for MEOTRA's Annual Carols in the Square.

You can look forward to warm mulled wine and mince pies and Santa is bringing gifts for [well behaved!] children.

Carol sheets will be provided, but please bring a torch.