The Trustees of the Village Club in Kingsclere held a tea party to celebrate the work of the outgoing Chairman, Peter Woodman. Setting out the achievements of Peter Woodman in the village, Councillor Alan Denness, one of the Trustees, said that Peter had been involved for nearly 30 years, and had helped buy the caretaker's cottage next to the Village Club and raise the funds to convert it into a parish office and ancillary facilities. He had also helped raise the funds to modernise the hall, which had been a jerry-built snooker room, and had been inspirational in promoting a number of cultural activities in the village.
Alan Denness paid tribute to Peter's recent achievement in raising funds so that the library in the village could be run by volunteers who are being trained.
Replying to the tribute from Alan Denness, Peter Woodman said that he had raised a quarter of a million pounds for the village, but the time had now come to move on.
"Peter Woodman has been very useful to me in organising my advice bureau in the village. He has booked the room, placed the necessary advertisements in local publications, and then managed the appointments on the day itself. He has done a tremendous amount for Kingsclere. It is a village that many people want to live in and one of the reasons is that the social capital in the village is maintained and improved by people such as Peter".