Basingstoke Civil Service Retirement Fellowship 12/23

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At the monthly meeting held on 1st November the Chairman, David Cowling, welcomed the 44 members present and gave apologies for those unable to attend. David also wished ‘Happy Birthday’ to those with birthdays in November especially Les who was 90 this week. The Secretary, Tony Brazier, then reminded members to complete and return their menu form for the BCoT Christmas lunch on 14th December for which there were still a couple of places available.
He also reminded members that the programme for 2024 was now ready and to please note that there will be no meeting in January. Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent, thanked members who had responded to her email regarding emergency contact details.

Citizens Advice – Tadley & District

CAB LogoOur speaker this month was Di Lewis from Citizens Advice, Tadley and District. She explained that she has been working for CA for the last 22 years having started as a volunteer. There is an office in Basingstoke and Tadley with both offices working closely together. They are partly funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council who appreciate the valuable work, that they do and are the Mayor’s Charity for 2023/2024. The clients they see have varied problems and they aim to give advice to the person and present options so that they can move their problem forward. They also aim to improve policies that affect the general public’s lives by lobbying Parliament to improve or amend legislation. Both offices have a range of specialist advisors and more details can be obtained at:- Basingstokeandtadleycab.org.uk

Next Meeting

A Christmas Party

The next meeting is on Wednesday 6th December and there will be no speaker as this is the Christmas party at which we will have the usual buffet and the mega raffle will take place.


The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends are welcome.  Further details about the group and information about our trips can be obtained by contacting – csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com.

Margaret Atkinson

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