Under the new proposals, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are looking to move underused resources from where the risk is low and invest more into work to reach the most vulnerable members of society and help keep them safe. This includes proposed closures of a number of fire stations where risk and activity is low and the removal of fire engines that are underused.
We want to hear from as many people as we can. We have a number of drop-in consultation events across Devon and Somerset - find out more here: http://dsfire.gov.uk/
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are consulting on proposed changes. Please take part in the consultation to have your say on how the changes could impact you and your life. http://bit.ly/DSFRSconsult #SaferTogether #DSFRS (please tag us @DSFireUpdates too if you wish)
Jill welcomed everyone including our tellers Lynne and
Patsy from Croscombe WI
We commenced our meeting with a rousing rendition of 'Jerusalem'
A few interesting events are due as summer approaches and plans for these were put in place. They include afternoon tea at Jills house, a visit to the Lavender Farm and lunch at Sue's.
Resolutions were discussed . Lesley H addressed the Country Bus Resolution and Myrtle tackled the Pro's and Con's of Cervical Smear Tests
Both were unanimously passed although some slight change of wording was suggested for the resolution about smear tests.
We voted for discretion for both resolutions.
Presentation and adoption of the Financial, the Committee and the Presidents report followed. Jenny thanked Jill,the President and Anne thanked the Committee.
Two of our committee members decided not to stand this year. Jill thanked Elizabeth and Rose for their outstanding contribution over the years.
Two new members were proposed and Jill welcomed Pat and Lavinia to the team.
There were no further nominations for President and Jill was willing to continue in the post. The tellers were thanked , competitions
were judged, and refreshments enjoyed.
We meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30pm in Wookey Hole Community Hall
Visitors and new members are most welcome
Wookey Hole WI
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The butterflies are beginning to need counting up the Mendips!
Caroline Tetley and I and various others try to cover each week in the summer moths on a two hour walk up the Mendips counting and identifying these butterflies using a chart with pictures to help recognise each species
We started a fortnight ago and only saw three on each trip and these were peacocks and small tortoiseshell. However there will be many more very soon. It is a lovely thing to do to take this idyllic walk ;a little bit tough perhaps but very beautiful.
If you would like to join us please answer to my email address