After an earlier event in November was postponed due to flooding, the magistrates and their partners came to Eastnor for their annual social evening on 29th January. It was a pleasure to spend time with them – and to enjoy the home-made refreshments they provided.
I was asked to give a short tour of the rooms normally open to the public, which I was very happy to do. As expected, they were an attentive audience and asked some good questions. As it was in the middle of their party, it did not have to be too long.
It is impressive that magistrates are volunteers, albeit well trained, and how much time they devote to the service. We are fortunate to have such an effective system in our country and county.
I am grateful to Julia Steels JP and Libhin Bromley JP for taking up my offer of the venue. I hope they will choose to return at some point.