February at Cleobury Country

I write this on a day when the sun is shining and there’s no rain….for the moment!  We seem to have had nothing but rain for months now!  Nothing like a bright crisp morning to cheer us up!

The centre has remained quite busy considering its been January and February and we have run two rammed courses, Emergency First Aid and Food Hygiene Level 2, it shows that there’s still a need even if we have been running these two courses for ten years now!!  The next courses we have scheduled are a Fire Marshall course on 22nd and then March sees us with another Emergency First Aid, a 3 day First Aid and a Portable Appliance Testing course.  Numbers for all three are looking good so far.

In taking over the running of the Library we are now responsible for the things that goes on in it!  Vicki has been setting her artistic talents alight with developing the notice boards in the children’s area so that for the moment they can read all about St. Valentine.  She been busy wrapping up books for a “Blind date a book” special which ran over Valentine’s and people could choose a book simply by a three-line description!!! Bit of fun but a few books did go out!  We hope to keep changing this around depending on the events nationally that are coming up!  Watch this space!  There was always a Rhythm Time event that ran once a month but the lady that ran that sadly finished due to family commitments, but I’m pleased to say, that we will be re-launching the Rhythm time with the help of the Ever After Nursery, who will come along on the first Wednesday in the month and have a sing-a-long for all the local kiddies and their parents/carers from 10.30 – 11am, thanks Sarita and Lorna!

We now have Lauraine West safely ensconced in our 5th office in the centre and she is trading under the name of Tilia Creative offering business and payroll outsourcing solutions.  Good luck Lauraine!

The Farmers Market in January wans’t too bad considering how cold it was…..the church never seems to get warm!!  Thankfully, the Friends of St Marys were on hand, as they are every month, with teas and coffees to warm us all up!  Outside the church with their quirky little van, is Andiamo Caffe who offer more specialist coffees, but all very welcome on cold winters mornings!

The Networking meeting this month was well attended and it seemed that most took rather a lot away with them as the topic was “Peter’s 3 top tips for attending networking meetings”.  Nice to see the familiar faces but still we encourage new faces, and of course everyone is welcome.

See you all next month

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