Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 30th March

After five years of  very successful management of our village shop,our lovely Dinah Ashton will be retiring on March 31st . The first thing is to thank Dinah for a job so well done and for her dedication in raising the shop profile and making it so much more successful.

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Dinah has improved the layout over the years, investing in new display cabinets, and being a cheery, welcoming force behind the counter. Well done Dinah and thank you so much for all that you have done for the shop and village, wishing you and John a happy retirement!

There is, however , no new shopkeeper to take over, so the committee are calling for extra helpers in the shop, regulars Miriam and Jackie will continue in their part time jobs, with hopefully one or two new staff plus some volunteers. The hours that the shop will be open may well change over the next few weeks due to these changes. The committee are dedicated to keeping the shop open, a valuable asset for all of us, so please continue to support it, especially now,or we could lose this wonderful shop and valuable meeting place. Please check with the shop for any changes in opening times, Your shop needs you!!!!

Our school children have been busy recently preparing a production of the Lion King for friends and family to enjoy. Herons Class performed their wonderful musical extravaganza in the Village Hall last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening, and the hall was filled with the delighted audience. The children worked hard to perfect their performance with the help of their dedicated class teacher Miss Sophie Pitman. Everyone worked together to produce a delightful performance and the scenery was stunning! Well done to everyone        involved.

Members of St Andrews church enjoyed the Palm Sunday Parade through the village last weekend. Several members of the church gathered in the Fisherman’s car park to start the walk. They were accompanied by two donkeys, kindly loaned by John and Maggie Newsham.

Donkeys for Palm Sunday

Everyone arrived in Church to a Family Communion service led by Rev Matt Rowland.. Today, the congregation will again be taking to the road for the Way of the Cross walk through the village, again starting at 10.30am at the Fisherman’s Rest. Everyone is welcome to come and join in for this moving occasion. On Easter Sunday the church will have a Family Communion service once again led by Rev Matt, our new Vicar.