Deadline for the next edition is:
Friday 21st October 2016
From our Chairman...
Something that has always impressed me about Manea is the amount of stuff that goes on here. Despite being some way off the beaten track, even a brief look through Manea Matters reveals a wealth of clubs, social groups and activities, with events and meetings going on all the time.
The annual Gala is perhaps the biggest and most well known example, and in the June edition we featured Manea Dinners, but there are many others, from Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, to Bingo and the WI.
What they all have in common, though, is that they are organised and run by volunteers - members of the village community who give up time from their busy lives, totally free of charge to benefit others, and Manea has them by the bucket load:- We have Firefighters, First Responders, Fundraisers, Band Musicians, Bingo Callers, Brown Owls, Volunteer Drivers, Speedwatchers, Litter Pickers, Station Adopters, Football Coaches, Flower Planters, Chief Cooks and Bottle Washers, and of course the Parish Council, Gala Committee and the people who produce and deliver Manea Matters to your door. Volunteers all, and they all play a valuable part in making Manea what it is: a real Community of people - and long may it continue.
So to all those who volunteer in Manea, many of whom are invisible, we salute you - and if you don't yet volunteer in the community, why not give it a go? Opportunities are constant and the rewards are endless.
From the Editor...
As I move into my 7th year as Editor of Manea Matters - I took over in the Summer of 2010 - a glance back over the past 6 years shows that we have made steady improvements to the magazine during that time.
I say "we", because Manea Matters is the product of a team effort from myself and the other members of the Manea Connect Committee which produces the magazine.
We meet regularly to discuss how we can more effectively use the magazine - and also our associated website, www.maneaconnect.co.uk - to bring you as much information as possible about the people and events within our little community.
To be effective, we need to know as much as possible about events and the people here in Manea. Which is where you come in. We rely on you to keep us informed. So don’t be shy, get in touch.