Late December update

Late December update
RG10 Mag

This month has been a whirlwind… Here’s some of what’s grabbed my attention or kept me busy.

Congratulations to Twyford’s latest MBE: Elizabeth Barton-Phillips, founder of the charity DrugFAM. We’ll be bringing you a lovely article about her in the Jan/Feb edition of RG10 magazine, so look out for that.

Talking of local MBEs, it’s been a fabulous year for Ren Kapur and her organisation X-Forces, which gives training and support enabling ex-forces personnel and spouses to start up businesses. Read her blog here.

Great news: the Twyford High Street premises previously occupied by Country Mouse should have a new tenant by the new year. (I won’t name the business just yet for fear of jinxing their plans!)

I’ve lost two close family members to sudden cardiac arrest, so I’m a big fan of the Twyford Together initiative to install a network of public access defibrillators locally in partnership with Wargrave & Twyford Community First Responders. We celebrate this achievement and give full details in the new year issue.

We’ve had an IT issue resolved just in time for Christmas by local business and RG10 advertiser TW Computer Services – thank you so much Terry!

Whether you were for or against Brexit, it’s happening. Why not join us in supporting a local initiative to forge ties with our neighbours? Twyford’s twinning project is going ahead with Cuincy, a town in northern France. Plenty of opportunity for more local organisations to get involved, so look out for the next RG10 magazine to learn more. In the meantime connect with Twyford Twinning Association on Facebook to stay in touch with future updates.

For information about Christmas church services in the local area, click on the links below:
Anglican and URC churches in Twyford, Ruscombe and Hurst
St Peter’s Church, Knowl Hill
St Mary’s Church, Wargrave
St Thomas More Catholic church, Twyford
Parish of Waltham St Lawrence and Shurlock Row

There’s probably plenty more I could be sharing with you – but with two hungry dogs, presents to wrap and family to visit from tomorrow to the year end, I’ll have to leave it at that! I would like to take this opportunity, however, to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year.