News

The The 41st AGM meeting took place on 9th May 2018 and was followed by wine and snacks and a routine meeting of The Council


Chairman's Report : Pat Huff reported on another successful and active year. Net funds had increased by about £250 in the year, with a current balance in the bank account of over £38,000.  Use of funds included purchase of teak benches for the Knot Garden, purchase of timber surrounds to plant beds in the Knot Garden, redesign of the FOBT web site, financial support to the owners in the maintenance and improvements of the buildings, as well as many other smaller items.


Pat reported that the Plant Sale in2017 had been, as usual, very successful; Heritage Day, in spite of unsettled weather, had generated good income from the stalls and the tours; and The Quiz Night had been extremely well attended. The Chairman thanked all volunteers and caterers for their support in these events.


Mike Allwright reported on activities by The Owners on improvements to the buildings, noting that The Friends had contributed £2400 to the cost of these activities over the year.


Congratulations to Tessa Croker in being awarded the Mike Kiely Trophy this year. This award reflects her service over many years in organising and managing refreshments for the annual plant sale. 


FOBT Council of management meetings
The next Council Meetings will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 and on Wed 17th Oct 2018.

If you have any matters that you would like discussed at these meetings, please contact the FOBT Chairman, by e-mail, at fobtchairman@gmail.com

Events

Heritage Day at the Towers 2017

Was held on Sunday 10th September 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

In spite of the unfriendly weather, there were a good number of visitors to the Towers on the day, and a record number of tours on Heritage Day were purchased. Our volunteer tour guides were kept very busy. With good sales on the bric a brac, and plenty of tours the day, a useful contribution to the funding of The Friends was achieved.


Heritage Day at the Towers 2018 will be on 16th Sept



Quiz Nights

Next Quiz Night will be held on Friday 9th November 2018.

7.30 PM in the main building.

Entry £5.00 per person



The Next AGM will be held in May 2019. Date to be announced

Conference Room at 8.00 pm



Next Council Meetings - Wed 29 Aug. and Wed 17 Oct 2018.



Next Plant Sale Day - will be in May 2019.   11.00 AM. Date to be announced.



Next Coffee Morning - Fri 13 July 10.00 AM



Next Summer Event - Nothing planned as yet


Address

The Friends of Buckden Towers
The Towers
High Street
Buckden
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 5TA



Contact Email Address

admin@fobt.org.uk