Doris Retires from WUCPA
Mrs Doris Christie, BEM, clerk to Windlesham United Charities and Poors Allotments for the past 28 years, is retiring after 28 years in the post.
A surprise party in her honour was held at the James Butler Almshouses in Bagshot attended by residents and the trustees. Mrs Christie was presented with garden vouchers, a voucher for afternoon tea for two at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and a giant bouquet by the trustees of the charity and gifts from the residents. She is pictured cutting a cake made by trustee Mrs Jill Ward which was iced with a picture of the almshouses.
Mrs Christie is only the fifth person to hold the post of clerk since several small charities were combined to form Windlesham United Charities under the auspices of Windlesham Parish Council in 1899. A former chairman of the Bagshot Old People's Welfare Committee, she was awarded the BEM for her work with the elderly.
Her successor is Mrs Carol Robson, who has lived in Bagshot for 25 years. Carol has experience in the caring profession and came to the party to meet the residents. She will work alongside Mrs Christie for a month, assuming full responsibility in April.
Mrs June Green, chairman of the charity, said words could not express the debt owed to Doris for her work for the charity over the years. Many times she had gone beyond the call of duty. She would be missed by what she called her "adopted family" at the almshouses.
Windlesham United Charities administers the nine almshouses adjoining Meade Court in Guildford Road, Bagshot, plus two small educational charities which make occasional grants to the primary schools in Bagshot, Windlesham and Lightwater. Money from the Poors Allotments charity is distributed just before Christmas to needy people in the three villages to help with their winter fuel bills.
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Notcutts and Waitrose announce plans to re-develop Bagshot garden centre
Notcutts Garden Centre in Bagshot and Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, have announced plans to re-develop the existing garden centre on the A30 London Road to provide a modern garden store and a new Waitrose food shop.
The proposed Waitrose food store is expected to create up to 160 new jobs. The new Notcutts garden store will employ a similar number of people to the existing garden centre, which is 45.
Plans for the £14 million re-development will be displayed next month at a public exhibition to be held at Notcutts Garden Centre on Friday 8th February and Saturday 9th February. The exhibition will be available to view during opening hours (9am – 6pm) and representatives from both Notcutts and Waitrose will be on hand to discuss the plans from 11am to 6pm on the Friday and 10am to 2pm on the Saturday. Comments from the local community on the scheme will be welcomed and the feedback from the public exhibition will be used to inform the proposals before a planning application is submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council in the spring.
A retail study commissioned by the Council has shown that there is a need for a new food store in the borough. Existing food stores capture only 10% of total expenditure, with most people travelling outside the borough to do their food shopping. The Waitrose food store is designed to retain local expenditure within the borough and help encourage local demand for other goods and services in Bagshot village.
Bagshot Scouts Celebrate a Raft of Awards
Bagshot Scouts has a lot to celebrate at the moment. Three Beaver Scouts - Tom, Campbell and Bradley - received their Bronze Chief Scout Awards. On the same evening mum and son team Lisa and Joe received their Wood Badge and Gold Chief Scout Award.
To attain her Wood Badge Lisa has had to complete a whole range of leadership training and is now a fully-qualified Scout Leader.
The Chief Scout Award is the highest award a Scout can achieve in any section and its great to see four awarded in one night.
20 Sep Free Coffee Morning
23 Sep Rhymetime at the Library
23 Sep Bagshot Society AGM
24 Sep Quiz Evening Three Mariners
27 Sep Free Coffee Morning
30 Sep Rhymetime at the Library
01 Oct 1st Wednesday Business Club
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