Busy day in Ormskirk

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Great to meet up with three people from the OWL (Ormskirk and West Lancs. Business Network) today. First up it was Robert Godson of Home Instead for a chat about social care and Dementia services. Then on to see Chris Wootton of Poppies, a cleaning service. And finally a coffee at Starbucks with Lizz Jones of Tallant Jones. In between I caught up with an ex Social Services colleague so quite an action packed day. I also took the opportunity to have a walk round Ormskirk at lunchtime, probably the first time I have done that since 1983. My first proper job was as Playleadership Organiser for Leisure Services in West Lancs. District Council 79 – 83. While I was wandering around I recalled a story from back in the day. We used to manage a community building called Green Lane Hut. One day our Director told us there had been some vandalism in the Hut and that by looking at the bookings it had been possible to pin it down to two potential users. The damage had been done either by members of the Ormskirk Women’s Institute or a punk band called Paraquat – enough said…………

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