We hope that you all had a good festive break - albeit a different one to what we have been accustomed to in the past. It has been uplifting to see the continued community spirit within Hagley as we have looked to support our fellow citizens and businesses alike, both in the months leading up to Christmas and during.
We have a lovely village high street featuring many unique businesses who have had it harsh during these current times. It has been heartening to see how so many have endeavoured to pull through with creative thinking and sheer hard resolve. Likewise the same can be said for the many younger people within our community who have taken on board the situation and adapted their lifestyles accordingly. This must be particularly hard at an age when life should be full of hope, promise, fun and adventure - lets hope they can return to this in the not so far off future.
We hope you enjoy this January edition of the Village News - our "Step back in Time" feature is shorter this time around due to the high volume of community news articles taking priority. However there are some interesting titbits about the planning of the Community Centre from 1964 for you to feast your eyes on. Please keep sending any interesting photos/articles to us - we have already gratefully received some which we will keep on file ready for use in future editions.
On a last but not least note - we are sorry to be losing Dr Ali Al-Hakim from Hagley Surgery after 10 years service. He was a lovely GP and we will miss him as he seeks fresh challenges elsewhere. Our loss will indeed be someone else's great gain. His farewell message is available for you to read on the Hagley Village News facebook page.
Wishing you all the best as we look forward with hope and optimism towards the new year ahead of us. We'll catch up again in February - take care all, stay safe.Front cover photo courtesy of Ronnie Ackling
Editor Hagley Village News
Events in Hagley
Thursday 28 January
6.00 pm Taekwondo at Hagley Community Centre
The next Annual General Meeting of Hagley Community Association will take place on Friday 15 January 2021. Please note that if the current meeting restrictions remain in place the meeting will be held via Zoom. Click here to get a meeting link