After only a short spell at the helm, our chairman John Bird has decided to step down.  John said “After 15 years on the PCA committee in various supporting roles, I had some reservations about becoming chairman.  Although starting optimistically, I found that things simply weren’t working for me.  Rather than let this drag on in an unsatisfactory way, I decided it would be better for me and the PCA if I stepped down now.  My affection and regard for the PCA is undimmed, and I will try to help out in some capacity in the future”.  We’ll bring you more details of our reshuffle in the next edition of the PCA newsletter.