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Planned John Ashby Community Orchard

on Monday, 28 August 2017.

In memory of our dear friend and previous Chairman

Planned John Ashby Community Orchard

As you know John, as Chair of the Library was instrumental in the library obtaining an asset transfer and he worked tirelessly to make sure it succeeded.

We were all saddened at his death and are equally determined that the Library should continue as John wished. We wanted a memorial at the building and, feeling that it should be appropriate to the way John worked, we have decided on a small orchard with a quiet area with a bench. This was chosen as it will be good for the building, educational for the children, and adults and also will give the opportunity for future community events. It would also provide a quiet area for anyone who would feel the benefit. We are planning a ceremony in November for planting.

The Orchard is being designed by a charity called  'Patch of the Planet' who are local and have a great deal of experience in this field.