The Chairman's Message For 2021
A lot has been written and said about 2020 and how Covid 19 has changed and sadly affected many of our lives and I do hope that you have all been able to keep safe and well. The fact that we had to cancel our Summer and Autumn Shows as well as external visits was a small price to pay to protect the health and safety of our members. Fortunately, Alan Thomas and his team were able to service member's horticultural requirements through much of the growing season in a number of innovative ways and at the same time transform the Trading Hut into a Covid safe environment. We are so lucky that Alan was prepared to take this on and we all owe him an immense amount of gratitude.
In compensation for being locked down in some way or another last year the weather was outstanding and I guess that the majority of us were able to spend much of our time in our gardens. No doubt had we been able to stage shows in the usual manner they would have been overflowing as a consequence! Nevertheless, our two virtual Shows were a great success and whilst we are hoping for a return to some form of normality in 2021 a virtual Spring Show is a distinct possibility however much I hope that it doesn't transpire this way.
There is much to be positive about in 2021 and I hope that leading from the front are the new vaccines which will free us once again into normal life. I wish you the very best of health and fortune for 2021.
Gerry Edwards. Chairman - Eastcote Horticultural Society.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Eastcote Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit community organisation run solely by volunteers for the benefit of its members. Our members and our volunteers are in the local community, and these are the people we aim to serve.
Our approach and procedures are intended to ensure fairness for all and to reinforce the Society's commitment to deliver fair, accessible and relevant activities.
We encourage all our members to take part in the activities of the Society, in whichever way they choose and is most relevant to them.
We want people of all ages and sectors of the community in Eastcote to feel valued and be able to fully participate in, and develop an interest in, horticulture and our other related activities.