Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 19:00


I'm afraid The Committee has decided to cancel this year's 'Christmas Party'.

With only 20 members wishing to attend (that includes The Committee) together with the uncertainty surrounding what happens next with regard to COVID and the real possibility of numbers falling off even further we felt that we just couldn't plan properly for this year's event.

We are sure that those who wished to attend will be bitterly disappointed as we are, but with so few numbers it just isn't feasible.

We thank you all for your continuing support. Without you, The Members, there wouldn't be a Gardening Club and here's hoping that 2022 will see us getting back to some kind of normality.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hopefully see many of you next year.

Keep safe and warm.

It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 7pm.  

I am pleased to report that our December Meeting (party) will also feature a brief presentation by Thomas Courtauld DL (Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk) on 'The Queens Green Canopy'.

The precis of the QGC is : The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by encouraging people to plant and protect trees as a legacy to Her Majesty’s Service to the Nation. The QGC will invite the four Nations of the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” and will encourage people to plant well with healthy trees that will not only survive but thrive for generations to come. Everyone from community groups, schools, scout groups, corporates, counties, councils and parishes are encouraged to plant trees – from saplings to majestic avenues of significant trees – to mark this extraordinary occasion. As well as inviting people to plant new trees, existing woodland will also be dedicated to QGC by erecting commemorative plaques to mark the occasion and preserve forests for the future, in The Queen’s name. The QGC was launched in May. There is an excellent website at which explains it all and how your trees can be recorded.

With Covid precautions in mind things will be slightly different this year. We normally ask you to bring party food to share and whilst we will provide wrapped chocolates and individual packs of nibbles for the tables you may, by all means, bring your own non-sharing snacks.

As usual we will provide mulled wine and non-alcoholic punch, together with soft drinks.

There will be a quiz, but numbers on each table will be limited and we ask that only one person per table has the pen and answer sheet.

At our last 'Christmas Bash' we asked if any members would like to entertain us with any ditties and we had a few volunteers including myself! These don't have to be song, but could also be a light-hearted story  or something similar - mine was a light-hearted prayer!

Under the present circumstances to enable us to properly cater for this 'do' could I please ask you to let me know by 30 November whether you will be coming.

Jeff Johnson


Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW
Jeff Johnson