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Annual letter from the Chairman to all our members

Gerry Edwards - Chairman The Chairman's Message For 2022 
  In my New Year message at the beginning of last year I reflected on the difficulties that Covid had caused and how it had affected many of our lives. Sadly, I must do so again although I have high hopes for a very much better 2022. Unfortunately, we had to cancel all of our Shows and visits in 2021 but I hope that we will be back on track during 2022 starting with our Spring Show on the 12th March. As he did during the difficult days of 2020 Alan Thomas and his team were able to service members' horticultural requirements through the majority of the growing season by managing the Trading Hut in a Covid safe way. As ever we owe Alan and his team an immense amount of gratitude.
 
One thing that has happened during the last two years or so is a huge increase in gardening and allotment growing as more people have had to spend time at home and I hope this interest is continued. The RHS has seen a very significant membership increase in this period of time and the prediction is that this growth will continue. Hopefully we will be able to attract many of these new gardeners into membership of Eastcote Horticultural Society. Let us all look forward to a successful, healthy and happy 2022 !  
 Gerry Edwards. Chairman - Eastcote Horticultural Society.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Eastcote Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit community organisation run solely by volunteers for the benefit of its members. Our members and our volunteers are in the local community, and these are the people we aim to serve.
Our approach and procedures are intended to ensure fairness for all and to reinforce the Society's commitment to deliver fair, accessible and relevant activities. We encourage all our members to take part in the activities of the Society, in whichever way they choose and is most relevant to them. We want people of all ages and sectors of the community in Eastcote to feel valued and be able to fully participate in, and develop an interest in, horticulture and our other related activities.