First short walk post lockdown

The sun shone and it was good to be back in the fresh air again with another socially distanced walk on Wednesday 9 September. This one was led by Roger with Penny as back stop and she came back to the office with a big smile and some great photos of the group in action.

Walking for Health is a great way to get some exercise and make new friends in our lovely town. Just turn up at the rear car park of the Civic Centre for 10am on a Wednesday morning. You will be made very welcome.

Deputy Mayor and Cllr Terry O’Neill. “A true friend and we count it an honour to have known him.”

Chair of the Beechtree Centre trustees and a good friend to us all, we are sad to report the death of Cllr Terry O’Neill on 24 June 2020. He moved to Whitchurch in 2000 and became a town councillor in 2012, heading up the Parks and Public Realm committee where he was responsible for developments in our town parks such as memorial benches and the extension to the children’s play area. He was often seen around town or in his “office” at Trevor Fowles butchers where he went for a cuppa and always at events such as Party in the Park and the Blackberry Fair where he joined in with the fun.

Penny, our Chief Officer, said he was a “calming voice at the end of the phone or a friendly face over a cup of coffee”.

Terry worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the centre and his working relationship with staff and trustees was full of respect, kindness and humour,” said Penny. He always made time for the giving of advice and was counted as a true friend not only by the Beechtree but also to its wider family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

We are looking at ways to honour his long involvement with us and and will be in touch later when we have information to share.

IT Drop In Session Wednesday’s 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Join us at 1.00pm on Wednesdays if you would like to explore the Internet, discover new apps or learn more about your technical device, purchase a drink from our extensive range of beverages from the Cafe and enjoy the relaxed environment.

(computer, tablet, smart phone, camera etc)

Chocolate Games

Each person throws the dice in turn. If you throw a six, put on the hat, scarf and gloves. With the knife and fork you are free to eat as much chocolate as possible before somebody else throws a six. This carries on until all the chocolate has been eaten. The aim is to obtain as much chocolate as possible. This game is particularly popular with the group – to be fair, anyone who likes chocolate is usually more than happy to play!