Your Committee Members have conferred on the matter of whether or not to postpone the AGM. They are of the unanimous view that this would be the wisest step on account of the uncertain times we face. All of the Committee Members are content to remain in office and post for the extended time. The bulk of the attendees have to travel by public transport if living in the metropolitan area, but others come greater distances and face additional travel exposure. Most are retired and thus on the edge of the vulnerable category (sometimes with underlying conditions) who may suffer most if infected by this insidious new virus. This was our main reason for deciding the postponement.

We considered postponing sine die, but we felt it better to make a booking for October, which could always can be postponed when we know what the picture will be in the autumn. The Meetings Secretary has made the necessary booking change:

We are fortunate that the bulk of our activities are postal or on-line, so there will be no change in our operations unless Committee members are struck down.

So, everything remains unchanged according to our schedule shown in Author and on the website, with the sole exception of postponement of the AGM.


The Annual General Meeting of the SCPSW will now take place on Saturday 10th October 2020 at 1.00 – 4.00 pm at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ. There will be a free buffet lunch at 1pm and the meeting will close with a short reading session.

The timetable will be as follows:

1.00 pm Buffet lunch with wine/juice

1.30 pm Annual General Meeting

3.00 pm Tea

3.30 pm Members are invited to bring either a poem, short story or short article (not more than 1,000 words) to read. There is no obligation to do so. There is no charge for the buffet or tea but please email or ring  0208 656 3891 to indicate you are coming to the AGM. Please advise of any food allergies.


Michael Round

Chairman SCPSW on behalf of the Committee.