Monthly Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus situation, we are holding our monthly meetings remotely using Zoom at the moment. However, if Government guidelines allow, we aim to revert to our usual format on 16th September. Sadly, Gorse Hill Community Centre can no longer accommodate us on Thursday evenings, and we are looking for an alternative venue. We will confirm the details as soon as we can.

Planned meetings over the next few months are as follows:

July 15th – Mick Carter, the show committee chairman, will talk about the upcoming horticultural show on September 4th.

August 19th – Glynis Hales will talk about insects, why we need them and how to protect them.

September 16th – Wanborough Herb Nursery talking about the many different types of grasses.  They also hope to bring plants to sell.

October 21st – Angela Atkinson, who has written several books on the history of Swindon, will talk about some of Swindon’s historic buildings.  She will bring copies of her books for us to purchase.

November 18th – details to follow

December 16th – Christmas social

The talks to be held up to and including August will be held via Zoom; should you be interested in any of these meetings, please register your interest in the particular event with our Hon Secretary, Sue Stevens, by emailing her (suestevens48@gmail.com) the day before it’s due to take place. She will send you a link to enable you to join the meeting; meetings start formally at 7.30pm, and you can join via the link from 7.15pm.

We’ve already held several very successful monthly meetings via Zoom, and we strongly urge anyone who hasn’t joined us yet to give it a try. 

Getting to grips with technology is not always easy but if you have a computer/iPad and an email address you should be able to join in. If you need any guidance with this, please let Sue know.  She will be happy to help.