Your existing commitments may work against building a life locally beyond the roof
over your head but it's good you're reading this.
In March twenty of us met to discuss how we could improve Horsted Keynes. There was
representation from Parish Council, Neighbourhood Watch, P&P, School and Cahagnes
Society. We recognised that the life of 2000 of us depends disproportionately on
responsibilities carried by some 40 hard pressed villagers who lead the local organisations.
There's no easy answer to spreading this load. Some organisations may have had their
day. As Rector I am occasionally approached by individuals eager to serve our community.
You yourself may be willing to help fill some of the gaps there are opening up, not
least in befriending isolated folk who live near you.
We live more and more in the 'mini ' world of family and 'mega' world of media to
the detriment of the 'midi' world of local neighbourhood.
If the friendly reputation of Horsted Keynes is to be retained we need as great an
investment in our common life as you can afford. 'What goes around comes around'.
Meanwhile all praise to Sally Lamb our editor, Gill Barrett and the distribution
team for their work in bringing us this ‘social glue’ of a magazine.