A retired local government officer has finally been able to retire as chair of the trustees of the Bircham Centre in Reepham.
Brenda Green (pictured) stood down at the recent trustees’ meeting, with her six-year tenure as a trustee ending in April.
At the meeting, mention was made of some of the high points during her term of office.
These included the excellent relationship established with Reepham Town Bowls Club; a successful year of events and activities during the centre’s centenary celebrations in 2019; the refurbishment programme for the gardens; and record takings in the charity shop.
Mrs Green is succeeded as Bircham Centre chair by Les West, but she will continue to manage the charity shop.
Trustee Stuart Lane said: “Brenda has done a splendid job in her role as chair and is going to be a hard act to follow.
“Throughout her term in office she has been the personification of ‘cool’ and has kept on smiling throughout.
“As chair of any organisation you have to be really committed to the cause and Brenda has been that and much more to the Bircham Centre.”
The Bircham Centre charity shop is now open on Thursday mornings from 9 am –1 pm.
On Wednesday mornings there will be a Bircham Centre book stall in the Market Place from 9.30 am – 1 pm and the charity shop will also open from 9.30–11 am.
Charity shop donations can only be made on Tuesday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon as all goods must be quarantined for 72 hours. Only good quality bric-a-brac and women’s clothing can be accepted at present.
The Bircham Centre remains closed at all other times. The Reepham Archive and Library do not yet have reopening dates, and all classes and courses have been cancelled.