Following government recommendations please be advised that ALL Probus related activities have ceased for the foreseeable future i.e. meetings, lunches, travel & bowls.
We will be in touch when resumption seems likely.
Our monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 10th March with 35 members in attendance. Two new members, Chris Cliff & Alan Butler, were welcomed to the Club by our current President, Eddie Timmins.
Steve Cockram reported that the closing date for the Bowland Forest day trip was 25th March and that there were only 26 people booked on it so far. Ideally there should be a minimum of 32 to ensure the trip was viable. If there was any interest in a visit to the Chatsworth House Christmas decorations in December then one could be organised but it would be an evening event. Members to contact Steve so he could gauge the level of interest. Regarding the Scottish holiday there was still a relatively low uptake compared to past figures of about 40. Hollinshead will still run the holiday if below the cut off number this year but will look at it carefully in future. It was stressed that, although the club had adequate liability insurance, club members should take out their own personal travel insurance if going on trips or holidays.
Tony Harrison introduced Lisa Collas and Hilary Robinson from ANSA who gave an excellent talk on the subject of recycling and waste disposal. It seems that we, in Cheshire East, are fortunate to claim that landfill is not used extensively for waste disposal as the majority of black bin waste is incinerated at a plant on the Wirral. The talk was highly interactive and numerous questions from the floor were taken willingly during the address. The subject of food waste – which is new to us all – was covered with staggering figures revealed concerning the tonnage of food that is wasted in the UK each year. We were encouraged to consider how we store and use food to minimise wastage.