Your Diary for November
The Covid situation seems to have taken a turn for the worse, so the default position remains: “It’s not going ahead”, and so it should be no surprise that we have not compiled a diary this month…again.
Don’t forget that we can all use the village website to put our dates into the community diary..... just email email@example.com
We may not Congregate.....
Due to the current COVID restrictions, we are unable to hold the normal Remembrance Day service at the war memorial on Sarratt Green on Wednesday 11th November. However the siren will be sounded at 11am to mark the start and end of the 2 minute silence and a representative from each of the four organisations (Sarratt Parish Council, the Royal British Legion, the Sarratt Scout Group and Three Rivers District Council), will be in attendance to lay a wreath.
...but we must not Forget
Track and Trace: We can all help the NHS fight Covid
Whether you're a resident or a local business where residents go, you might well be interested in the NHS Track and Trace App for your mobile phone. In fact, you probabaly should be interested...
...until we have a vaccine, most people reckon that Track and Trace is the best weapon we have.
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Days Charity: would anyone who has become 80 this year, or who will do so before the end of the year, please contact Carol Chorley?
There is uncertainty about whether lockdown wlll be extended beyond 2 December; and whether the Scout Association will therefore allow face-to-face Scout Meetings before Christmas. We're very sorry to have to do this, but the fairest course of action to all in the village is to cancel this year's service....but we plan to be back in 2021!
Just to be clear, and in case anyone is worried, it's only the Cubs' deliveries that have been cancelled - not Christmas itself. Santa never touches anything when he visits (unless it's a mince pie laid out for him), always keeps socially distant from his reindeer, and he is completely immune to Covid19 anyway!
We miss seeing you all
Holding the thought of a time when we can all gather again!
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Sarratt Rebels - a personal view
Written on Saturday 10th October
|Yvonne and I looked after our two year old grandson for a couple of hours this morning. After he had terrorised the house we decided to take him to the playground at King George V. As we approached I could see the car park was full and if I’m honest I thought “Oh no, what a pain”. We made our way to the playground and Henry hammered it round for about ten minutes until his attention was drawn to what was happening on the field. That was it, out we went, he borrowed a football and had a great time charging round. This isn’t about Henry, though, it’s about what was happening on the field. It was full of boys and girls of all ages in organised groups talking with their coaches, running drills and playing small sided games. At one point two boys (must have been about 5 yrs) sprinted up to us and one said “Excuse me, we’ve just played a game, we scored three goals and the other team scored two” after which off they went, just as quickly. Now everyone likes to win but what was striking was the pure enthusiasm of the two of them for simply being involved, their faces were shining with joy and excitement. The whole field was full of young people on task, so obviously thrilled to be playing football. Add to this the huge number of adults equally as enthusiastically working with the children and it was a wonderful sight. It looked, sounded and felt bang on. As someone who started his working life as a P.E. teacher no-one needs to explain to me the connection between physical and mental well being. There isn’t a person who hasn’t suffered in one way or another mentally during the last nine months and what was happening here was, quite literally, a breath of fresh air. I know it’s not all perfect, sometimes things go wrong like they do for all of us but any of that is massively outweighed by the advantages of what’s on offer. This isn’t run by employed staff, this is run by volunteers, just as the Scouts is and lots of other organisations are. You all do a brilliant job; today this is a shout out for Sarratt Rebels, who left an imprint on me big enough to want to write this. Great job all of you.
On behalf of Carole Tillott’s family, I would like to thank everyone for their sympathy, good wishes and for all the lovely cards and messages. Sadly because of Covid, limiting the numbers of us who could go to the church, there were so many friends we wanted to include, even some family members, who we were unable to invite. Thank you Penny, Matthew and Michele for making a lovely service. Thank you to the people who were able to come and those who came and paid their respects as the cortege looped around the village green. Especially thanks to Carol Chorley for arranging the flag to be at half mast. What a lovely tribute you all gave Carole. If anyone wishes to make a donation in her memory please send it to New Hope Trust, Queens Road, Watford. Thank you.