It's hard to believe that we are into June already. It's almost halfway through the year as we head towards the Summer Solstice and Midsummers Day. The time has flown past swiftly as we all gradually get back on our feet again.
Adorning our front cover of this issue is the beautiful boot of Hagley - familiar on many a walk through our countryside. Thank you Chris for this splendid image.
It's great to see our local clubs, groups, churches and businesses re-opening - we welcome them back wholeheartedly. Our community transport is also running again, so head over to page 9 for more information on registering and booking this. As you'll see we've dressed up the CB9 service as a 'man-bus' for this issue - a tribute to all our menfolk of Hagley. Happy Father's Day you handsome fellas! Grab yourselves a beer or two in the local and relish that sweet nectar!
Our interview this month is with Rachel Coton of Hagley Guides, Brownies and Rainbows. This is a lovely read about her role as a Ranger Leader. She speaks of working with teenagers in the unit and how they stayed connected during the lockdowns as well as their support for the Brownies local litter picks. And on the subject of our young people's groups, Hagley Ramblers are now back to face to face scouting - we wish them the very best in all their future endeavours.
We shall soon be hearing the delightful sound of our lovely church bells ringing out once more. Tutorial sessions have now begun and the tower captain, Richard Scarth is particularly keen to recruit more ringers. So, if you are an experienced ringer or a novice wishing to learn a new skill then turn to page 46 for more information and contact details.
And last but not least - the Gardeners Club are in need of a chairperson so if any of you are interested in fulfilling this role then please contact Tony Iliff - details on page 16.
Enjoy June - we'll see you in July!Front cover photo courtesy of Chris Thompson
Editor Hagley Village News
Events in Hagley
Wednesday 16 June
1.00 pm Little Kickers at Hagley Community Centre