June Update from the Chairman

Coffee Morning

It may be the beginning of the month but already FoBL has been busy. Last Friday morning (1 June) at the ‘First Friday of the Month’ Coffee Morning, as well as serving coffee and cake, a sale of scarves was held raising £167.98 for FoBL funds. With summer holidays already on the horizon, these funds will help to provide materials for the children’s activities being held over the summer holidays. Please ask in the library for further details. Our thanks go to all who helped on the day, provided cakes and to Sue Anderson for running the scarf sale. If there is something you would like to see as a way of raising funds at a future coffee morning do let us know as all ideas are welcome. If you’ve not been before do come along to our next coffee morning on Friday 6 July between 10.00 and 12.00 noon where you will be made very welcome. It’s an opportunity to meet up with friends, make new ones and enjoy a natter over coffee and cake.

Loyalty Card Scheme

We welcome a new participant to the scheme – Denise from ‘Taste’ in Middle Street, Brixham. Denise is offering all FoBL members a 10% discount on all purchases made in the shop whether it be cheese, wine, food or gifts and we sure that there will be something to entice everyone from such a wide range of goods.

We are very sorry to say farewell to ‘Millie & Me’ in King Street, Brixham from the scheme but wish the owners Sophie and James Bower a very happy future in whatever they will be doing now the shop has closed.

Please remember that discounts will only be honoured in participating retailers on production of a current FoBL membership so if you haven’t renewed your membership for the current year please do by visiting Brixham Library for a renewal form. If you would prefer to set up a standing order to make this annual payment of £5.00 you can now do so.

Forthcoming Events

We have several events and activities towards the end of the month and next month. To avoid any disappointment please book a place by visiting the library or telephoning 01803 853870. Events include:


Evening at Berry Head Guardhouse Café with Folk Inspired on Wednesday 27 June between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. This includes a meal (vegetarian option is available) at £10.00 for FoBL members and £12.00 to non-FoBL Members.

Cream Tea in a local members garden, overlooking the heart of the town on Saturday 30 June starting at 3.00pm. Tickets cost £10.00 for FoBL members and £12.00 for non-FoBL members.

Birdwatching with Mike Langman on Wednesday 4 July between 8.00pm and 10.00pm meeting on Ideford Common, Haldon car Park in search of Nightjars and Glow Worms. Pre booking is essential and this activity costs £5.00 to FoBL members and £7.00 to non-FoBL members.

Sailing Trip on the Vigilance on Saturday 14 July between 9.30am and 1.00pm. This trip enables those who have never been to enjoy sailing on Brixham Trawler and those who also wish to help the crew will be able to do so. Numbers are restricted and the trip costs £20.00 to FoBL members and £25.00 to non-FoBL members.

AGM with a talk by local personality John Risdon on Tuesday 17 July starting at 6.15 pm until 8.30pm. This is a free evening with refreshments being made available during the evening.


Alasdair Anderson, Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library

5 June 2018