“I’m new to the Village and since I’ve joined the Civic Society it’s helped me to meet local people.”

“It’s surprised me that I can support my local community from time to time without making it a regular or a demanding commitment.”

“Giving an hour or two of my time to being on a stall for The Open Gardens weekend or for the Poppy Collection makes me feel part of the community. It’s nice chatting to folk.”

“Just been to my first meeting, very interesting speaker and everyone was so friendly and made me welcome. Thank you.”

“I have been a member for many years, other commitments mean I can’t get to many meetings, but I love to read the minutes and see the excellent work that is being done by the Society. They welcome feedback either at the meetings or via emails.”

“I am so proud of what the Society has done for our Village. I wish more people would think to join and offer support to help out occasionally.”