The presentation to John Anderson, marking his retirement from Hambldon Parish Council after 38 years, will take place on Sunday afternoon (June 20th) as planned – but umbrellas may be needed!
Please do not be deterred if it is raining, as the presentation will go ahead regardless of the weather. It will take place outside the village shop at around 3pm, during what is hoped will be the tea interval of the Mary Caroe Cup cricket match. The game may be rain affected.
Please remember that we are still under Coronavirus restrictions. Up to 30 people may gather outdoors, but if numbers exceed this please keep a respectful distance and wear a mask if you wish.
John joined the parish council in 1983, and has been its chairman for the last 17 years until stepping down last month.
During this time, he has been actively involved in the welfare of many village organisations as well as the parish council itself and representatives of those, together with former colleagues and clerks on the council, will be joining with other villagers for the short presentation.
All are welcome, and if you wish to donate to his leaving gift and still have not done so, there is a collection box at the village shop, where a card may also be signed, or bank transfer using the following details: Account name Hambledon Parish Council at Lloyds Bank, account number 00155928, sort code 30-93-49. Please reference your donation with your name.
The cut-off for donations by either means is 2pm on Saturday.
We are hoping for fair weather and an entertaining game of cricket featuring the cricket club v the village shop. This annual fixture was renamed the Mary Caroe Cup last year in recognition of Mary’s passionate commitment to Hambledon, and especially to the community shop in recent years. A much loved and respected villager, she died aged 81 last April after contracting Covid-19.
The Anderson and Caroe families have been friends for many years, so the Cup match is an appropriate occasion to say thank you to both.