200 Club

The ‘200 Club’ began in the 1980’s as a fund-raising scheme for the Forman Memorial Hall.  In that time, it has contributed around £400 every year towards the upkeep of the Hall.

This year we are doing things differently.

The new ‘200 Club’ will be relaunched in April this year with bigger and better prizes!

Members will each pay £10 per year to become a member of the club. (That’s less than £1 per month).  Each member is then assigned a number (from 1 through to 200) and will be given a ticket valid from April 2018 to March 2019.  

Gardener's Forum Indian Fusion Evening

As you will have seen from the 2018 programme the theme for this year’s supper is Indian Fusion and this will take the form of a ‘bring and share’ supper at the Forman Hall on Saturday 24th February at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  

As the term Indian Fusion may cause some confusion we have, as usual, drawn up a list of dishes for the evening which is shown below.  All the recipes can be found below.

Gardener's Forum Events 2018

Despite the fact that winter is upon us and at the moment for most of us, gardening consists of reading seed catalogues and planning for the spring, the GF Committee have been thinking of events for 2018.  Further details of each event will be circulated nearer the time, but in the meantime please put the following dates in your diaries:

The February Supper is still as popular as ever and it will take place this year on Saturday 24th February.  The theme will be Indian Fusion, we will, of course, supply the necessary recipes for the event.  Further details, including the competition, will be circulated soon.

Latest Setup Times for this year's Roberton Show

If you've got some spare time to help setup the Roberton Show, the latest times are as follows :-

Wednesday (No help required now)

Thursday 31st August 2017 - 6pm - Meet at Show Field to help setup Bar Tent and tables in Industrial Tent

Friday 1st September 2017 - 1pm - Meet at Show Field for table clothing and miscellaeous jobs.

Thank you

Superfast Broadband - July 2017 Update

The big news this month is that BT MAY be bringing Superfast Broadband to the Borthwickbrae exchange this year. On the Scotland Superfast website, they say they expect to connect the first premises by December 2017, but we know that in other areas these deadlines have regularly come and gone so it’s maybe too early to get excited about it.

Superfast Broadband is down as "Coming Soon".....

BorthwickBrae Exchage

Well, I'm reluctant to get my hopes too high, but according to the Scotland Superfast Broadband page, the Borthwickbrae exchange that was previously listed as "Planned" for Superfast Broadband is now saying "Coming Soon", with a date of December 2017 for the first premises to be able to receive Superfast Broadband.

This could mean that the Borthwickbrae exchange is being upgraded as part of Openreach's Gainshare program. Gainshare is the term used to describe the money pot that BT/Openreach had to set aside if the take-up of Superfast Broadband was better than expected. This is money being ploughed back into Superfast Broadband-enabling new exchanges. 

PROMISING !

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