Happy Christmas to all!!

Ho folks – all Hub Trustees wish everyone as good a Christmas as you are able to have! We reflect on the year which started out so hopeful – Trustees Russ Eyre and Bob Corn up a ladder painting the new Vent Extract System which we had had installed into the Café’s Kitchen, then arranging for a new floor in the Main Hall with new floor finishing in the Hall and Café – then Covid hit!!! Virtually all Bookings dried up almost immediately from March 2020 – we hastily negotiated Grants (three by now!) to keep all afloat, and we continue to keep the ‘Back Room’ stuff going – keeping abreast with all Government Covid-19 updates, and installing the necessary hand-sanitisers, signs, etc – including the required NHS Tracking Code Signs! Also – reading meters, negotiating services maintenance contracts, emptying the refuse bins which hang on the Hub fences, a bit of gardening, paying bills and all of the stuff necessary to keep the Hub going! Carol (our Chair) set up the Whats-Appening in Ivinghoe Mutual Aid Group, using the Hub’s phone number as a helpline – successful in running medicines from the Pharmacy around the village and down to Great Gap, the Group members also arranging for shopping for sheltering neighbours, dog walking and helping out as best we can! After all of that – again, we wish everyone a Safe and Happy Christmas – and for a good, vaccine supported 2021!