Every year the town council produce "Les Echos de Preuilly", our Bulletin Municipal. It is stacked full of interesting stuff - a round up of last year's excitements, a calendar for this year's events, a list of tarifs for use of the town's facilities (including the cemetiere), and a list of the council's projets. All this provokes a lot of discussion around the bars in town.
One of the statistics we found particularly interesting:
In 2008 there were 34 deaths recorded in Preuilly-sur-Claise. 24 of the deceased lived in the Maison de Retraite (Retirement Home) at the time of their deaths. And since I've given you the 'despatched' figures, I might as well tell you that there were 4 marriages and 5 births in the the same period.
The average age in Preuilly-sur-Claise is over 6o, I believe, and aging. Presumably as a consequence, the local nursing home is getting a large extension built, and the crane is so huge you can see it from everywhere in town.