Chairman’s Update – 28th January 2021
Barbara Light offered her candidacy at the AGM but, seeing the strength of the slate on the night and having confidence that a full and capable Management Committee would emerge from the election, contacted us the next day offering to withdraw. As a local councillor with many other commitments Barbara understandably felt best able to support the cause in an advisory capacity and we will, no doubt, draw upon her experience in the months to come.
We will also be supported by Wendy MacDougall who has offered to support the refurbishment project in keeping the project plan on an even keel. There are, of course, a multitude of members and supporters who have offered their support and expertise via our online survey and we’ll be contacting you all soon to draw you into the work involved in opening Saffron Walden’s First Community Owned Pub .
January has been a busy month, even in the background during lockdown, and with a recruitment campaign now taking shape and quotes and estimates in from contractors there is a real sense of progress. As I write the deep clean of the kitchen equipment is starting and a pre-contract demonstration by the company doing the bar and cellar refit is evidenced by the photograph above.