PILTON BRANCH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
It is with regret that, following a General Meeting on 15th June, no nominations were received to form a Committee for the Pilton Branch TRBL.
The Chairman of Somerset RBL has been informed and the Branch will close. Implications for the Village were discussed at the meeting.
The Remembrance Day Parade would continue with the Parish Council assuming responsibility for the temporary closure of the A361. Peter Cheetham volunteered after the Meeting to act as PAO so the Remembrance Poppy Appeal collection will continue. The balance of the RBL account will be donated to Dunkirk House, Bishops Lydierd.
The past Committee will request that the two village standards are laid up in our Church of St John the Baptist. Existing RBL members will be transferred to branches of their choice or to the holding Branch of St.James. The Show Committee will assume responsibility for the Skittles and Coconut Shy at the Pilton Show and RBL members will continue to assist the Show Committee. However, the present constitution of the Pilton Show will need to be reviewed.
Welfare will continue with Bill Southcombe remaining as a Case Worker for Somerset and the contact number for all requests for assistance will continue to be 0808 802 8080.
The Pilton Branch of the Royal British Legion has donated over £2,000 this year to The Legion Care Home, Dunkirk House at Bishops Lydierd, Taunton. It is hoped that support from our village will continue for this outstanding care home and Dementia Ward. Total donations to Dunkirk House from Pilton Branch TRBL have exceeded £12,000 over the past 10 years and the money is used to provide amenities for the residents.
Bill Southcombe, 07716 756510. Address from 2nd July: Hoods, North Street, Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset TA14 6QR.