It's the Parish Council Carol Concert, but where were the councillors?....8 December 2002

Contributed by localrags on Dec 08, 2002 - 12:25 PM

John Heasman and Joan Brisley can feel very pleased with themselves after 200 villagers braved the cold and packed into the village hall for the last time at the annual Parish Council Carol Concert.

Unfortunately it was apparent that the support did not extend to fellow councillors who did not attend this historic occasion.

Although Cllr Joan Brisley, who has been ill recently struggled in to help Parish Council Chairman John Heasman, only Cllr Trevor Johns sent his apologies for not being able to attend.

But even without our parish councillors the enthusiasm from villagers more than made up for it.

The Hythe Town Band were in fine form and with choirs from both the Hawkinge and Churchill Schools' and free teas with mince pies at the end of the concert, the afternoon was a resounding success.

There was praise from the audience for the hard work put in by Joan Brisley and John Heasman.

Cllr Heasman thanked everyone for attending and was cheered when he told the crowd: "This is the last time the Concert will be held here. Next year it will be in the new Community Centre where we will be able to seat 900 people, and nobody will have to stand"