News

The The 40th AGM meeting took place on 10th May 2017 and was followed by wine and small snacks


Chairman's Report : Pat Huff reported on a successful and active year. Net funds had increased by just under £4000 in the year, with a current balance in the bank account of over £37,000.


Pat reported that the Plant Sale had been, as usual, very successful; Heritage Day, enjoying good 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.

It was noted that the reconstruction of the Viewing Platform in the Knot Garden was completed during the past year, and that the Friends have provided funds for four new timber benches for The Knot Garden, located on the terrace.


Mike Allwright reported on activities by The Owners on improvements to the buildings, noting that The Friends had contributed £2900 to the cost of these activities over the year.


Congratulations to John Thelwall in being awarded the Mike Kiely Trophy this year. This award reflects John's Excellent service as Chairman of the Council over three years, and in his continuous and unfailing support in organising and participating in all the various activities of The Council.


FOBT Council of management meetings
The next Council Meetings will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 24 January 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 13th April 2018.

8.00 PM in the main building.

Entry £5.00 per person



The Next AGM will be held on Wednesday 9th May 2018

Conference Room at 8.00 pm



Next Council Meeting - Wed 9 May. After the AGM, and on 29 Aug 2018



Next Plant Sale Day - Sat 19 May 11.00 AM



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