When we wished everyone a happy Christmas and New Year last year, we couldn’t have imagined how we’d be writing again about coronavirus and social distancing.
True, there has been great success in vaccine rollout and now booster jabs, but just before Christmas we must all be wondering, what else might change next year.
Both the village hall and pub have managed to reopen during the year although with a great deal of uncertainty.
The Cross Guns had to cope with both electrical problems and floods during the year but it’s great to see them up and running again although they must worry what next …
The committee at Pant Memorial Hall have been very busy during the year, not only in ensuring that the hall met COVID-19 regulations when it reopened but also have been successful in receiving grants for solar panels on the roof. They are currently trying to find an approved installer for the work.
Our parliamentary constituency hit the news headlines towards the end of the year, as Owen Paterson resigned and the resulting by-election saw TV crews from across the world report on the result which saw a Liberal Democrat candidate receive a 5,000+ majority.
Work to build a new bridge over the Montgomery Canal between Pant and Crickheath didn’t start as planned this year, but hopefully work will start in 2022.
We ended last year’s message with a plea for local business to advertise with us. We allowed a number of local business to extend their advert with us for a year to help support them. If you offer goods or services, would you consider a £20 advert to help us keep this village website going?
May we wish you Happy Christmas and Season’s Greetings!