Trust Life #129

Posted on 29th July 2021 | in Community

News from Amble Development Trust

Welcome back to Trust Life on yet another sunny day. As I write this column the country is preparing itself for a summer of sport. We’ve had rounds of Euro 2020, with England through to the final, Andy Murray’s heart stopping matches, and Emma Raducanu showing some of the higher ranking tennis stars what she is made of. We’ll soon have the Olympics, rugby, golf, F1 and all manner of sporting activities.

And so the world begins to wake up at last. But what about our smaller events?

Many volunteers are still in limbo wondering ‘should we or shouldn’t we’ organise an event for our community. It is very hard for them to know whether they should take the risk of booking and paying for activities, performers and overheads like insurance, when it could all be cancelled and money lost. So those decisions will have to wait until we have the government’s decision on which regulations will be removed and which will remain, leaving serious doubts about whether any events could be organised in the very near future.

Or perhaps during lockdown have we all become accustomed to ‘doing our own thing’ and rediscovered how to entertain ourselves? So many more people have taken up walking, cycling, gardening and camping or other outdoor activities – even litter picking has seemed like a good option to get outside and enjoy the weather and exercise.

Future events
If you think community events should be back on the menu asap, why not join the Events Committee and give a helping hand. Everyone has something to offer and as their main events are the Puffin Festival and Torchlight Procession, you will be outside enjoying the weather (whatever it brings) and doing something positive in the community. Email me if you’re interested.

Safety first
As the world is slowly awakening from its covid induced slumber and business returns to (our new) normal, its good to see the town open up again which creates a more upbeat vibe, especially when the sun shines. Let us hope everyone – whether community or visitor, keep their sensible heads on and consider others. While it took us a while to take to wearing masks, has it proved to be such a hardship, especially if it saves lives!

The Welfare
At the Welfare, work to the pitches is ongoing and we now have interest from two teams to play there next season. It’s taken a long time to get to this stage and will be wonderful to have sporting activities played there once again.
You may have noticed the outside of the pavilion has been painted, for which we offer our thanks to the team volunteers who have given their time and enthusiasm (not to mention the paint) and are taking pride in their new home base.

Development Trust office
For the time being our office will remain closed to the public. Anyone wanting to contact The Ambler or requiring a CV can do so by ringing: 01665 712929 or emailing editor@theambler.co.uk or Julie@ambledevelopmenttrust.org.uk

Hoping you all stay safe and well and enjoy the summer of sport.

Julia and all trust staff and trustees
julia@ambledevelopmenttrust.org.uk

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