On Friday 9th December we held our festive community lunch and were delighted to be joined by our local councillor, Yvonne Mosquito, who made a lovely speech. The food , as always, was delicious and it was a great opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate. Unfortunately some of our ‘regulars’ were not able to attend because they were unwell or had suffered a bereavement but we were thinking of them and they were missed. We raised £75 on the raffle and are very grateful to people who donated prizes. We also took the opportunity during the lunch to thank the apprentices from McDermott’s who have worked hard all week moving our raised beds, they were fantastic to have working at the POD, such polite, hard working, delightful young men. McDermotts also donated some beautiful cakes and Civic Catering donated mince pies which were delicious, thanks to them. We wish everyone peace, joy, season’s greetings and a happy new year. The POD is open as usual next week and then will be closed until 3 January 2017.