Two Executive members retired at the AGM: Chrissie Garrett and Angela Everett while one new member, David Griffiths was elected. Grateful thanks were extended to Chrissie and to Angela for their significant contribution to Focal over quite a few years. David is a most welcome addition to the Executive as a hard-working community activist with boundless energy.
We also lost Bobbie Howard who had coordinated our volunteers although not being a member of the Executive. We need to find a replacement for her and there is room on the Executive for co-opted members to join us.
Liz Wingrove said “I am pleased to take on the role of Chairman of Focal if not a little daunted. We have a challenging task in raising almost £10,000 pa to maintain our library opening hours. I see the library and Church House as an essential community hub; something we should be very proud to have in Adderbury. As Chairman, I want to see the profile of the library and the building raised, usage increased and our support base strengthened. We have less than 100 members of Focal in a village with a population of nearly 3,000. So come on, Adderbury, there are lots of ways to support our community and I hope to meet you during my term.”