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Coton Manor bluebells

Twenty one Glenfield WI members made a trip to Coton Manor to see the bluebells. The sun shone all day, there were Flamingos on the lawn, ducklings on the lake and flowers and shrubs in full bloom. With a lovely place to eat and drink, everything was freshly prepared to order and we had a fabulous day.
Our May meeting gave us the chance to debate this year's resolutions, the results of which will be taken by our Delegate to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June.
The first resolution was:- "This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care workers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support."
Some quite lively debate took place and although sympathetic, concerns were raised about the lack of clarity within the wording of the resolution and the role that WI members were expected to take. The majority voted against the resolution but unanimously voted that our delegate be given a discretionary vote should clarification be offered at the annual meeting.
The second resolution was:- "Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to Microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI call on Government and Industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of Microplastic fibres in the oceans."
This problem has been widely debated in the media of late and members were very concerned about the implications of Microplastic contamination. After discussion, although there was clearly a need to know more about this subject, the meeting voted unanimously in favour of the resolution and as before, gave a discretionary vote to our delegate.
Our July meeting, 'A Taste of Old Time Music Hall' is open to all. It will be held at St Peters Church Centre on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 7.30pm and promises to be a very good evening. Tickets priced at £5 are available from Lucy Hilton who can be contacted on (0116) 2871900 (refreshments are included).
Please visit our website for further information. Ladies! Why not think about visiting us one evening? We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at St. Peters Church Centre between 7.30 and 9.30pm and you are assured of a very warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Angie Bowers

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