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Thank you from the Friends of Steeple Ashton

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The Friends of Steeple Ashton Committee would like to thank all those members and villagers who attended the AGM on Friday 4th May. Following the Chairman’s report, it was announced that 3 committee members, Sue Lowery, Mar-ian Little and Anne Little, would be standing down after several years and that a Secretary and Treasurer would be required. Anne Howard has agreed to continue as Chairman. If anyone would like to become a member of the committee or to fill the above roles, please contact Lydia Peters in the first instance. Her details can be found on the Village website. After the main business of the evening, Ben Rawlings of Town and Country Pest Solutions in Trowbridge, accompanied by his wife Kirsty, gave a very interesting and entertaining talk about the use of Raptors in Pest Control. He brought along with him two of his birds, a Barn Owl called Juno and a Harris Hawk called Hank. Ben is a falconer and often uses these birds to assist in the control of pests of various kinds. He demonstrated the silent flight of the Barn Owl by encouraging Juno to fly to him above the heads of the audience and indeed not a sound was heard as she flew over us. Ben is passionate about his birds and is very happy to be able to include his hobby with his business. We all learnt a lot about these magnificent birds and from the comments heard after-wards, the talk was enjoyed by all present. After the talk, there was a cheese and wine buffet provided by the committee which was much en-joyed by all and was the perfect end to a very enjoyable evening
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