Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 2nd March

Our youngsters have been busy again during the last wek or so. On February 20th years 2, 3 and 4 took part in an athletics competition between  7 local schools. They all did a splendid job, coming 5th, well done to all those who took part! Also on February 20th Clive Hemsley aka Emazdad visited the school to talk to the children about road safety and the importance of being aware of our surroundings when crossing the roads. The children were very engaged in the discussion and Mr Hemsley had a wonderful raport with the youngsters; the school would like to thank him for taking time out to visit the school and look forward to future visits with him. The Parish Council has had concerns lately over the  safety of pupils arriving at school for the start and at the end of the school day. Cars have been parking on double yellow lines while dropping off students and the school bus also drops off pupils causing quite a hazard. Members of the P.C met outside the school to see for themselves what happens at these crucial times. After their observations, several of the councilors met with staff at the school to try to find a solution to a very tricky problem.

Its Jazz time again –  on March 6th (Tuesday) The Enrico Tomasso quartet is this months musical guest led by trumpeter Enrico who fronts this group along with band members, Keith Nichols, Spats Langham and Trevor Whiting. This all star band plays music from the 20’s and 30’s style , pianist Keith , Spats who needs no introduction as a magnificent ragtime banjo player, and reeds player Trevor, who recently has played with Clare Teal and the Chris Barber Big Band.A wonderful evening awaits… but only if you have already booked your ticket! The Fisherman’s also has the Early Bird menu in place on Jazz Club nights, please book at the pub for your food,there is a choice of 3 mains, including a vegetarian option and 2 sweets on Monday before 6 pm – the Fisherman’s team can be reached on 550284. Can you help the club by giving your time? Treasurer Fred Dennis is to be in hospital soon and he does all manor of things for the club, so during his time off many tasks need to be handed to others for the time being. If anyone can offer any help, please call in on club nights or email Chris Weaving on

St Andrews has started the Lent Course sessions with new Vicar Rev Matthew Rowlands, and the response has been very good. There were people from across the team in church for the first session of the course which is based on the Psalms. The next installment will be on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the church, refreshments will be served during the evening, and everyone is welcome to attend. St Andrews has a Sunday Worship service with Reader Michael Tagent which starts at 11am, again all are welcome.