Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 5th May

Some exciting news this week about the Community Swimming Pool! It seems that the pool will soon be open for business this month, very much earlier than usual! The water has been checked out and tested, and the water temperature last week has been an amazing 18-20 degrees, positively tropical and warmer, much warmer than sea temperatures at the mo .As soon as test results are back, the pool will be available for use, very good news for everyone, and  the keys will soon be available, new keys for every season, last years won’t work! This year’s Bantham Swoosh is sponsoring our pool, with six tickets for the event being donated and the proceeds from them being used for our pool, great!

The closing date for the Film Festival has now passed and no more entries are being submitted. This popular event will take place on Saturday May 27th at 7.30pm in the village hall. The tickets are now on sale at the village shop, it’s best not to delay as they tend to sell out very quickly. There is always a good variety of films on offer at the festival, a wide range of subjects, and made by local film makers.

If your garden is not yet complete for this season, a kind donation of packets of seeds has been made to the village shop. There is a wide variety of flower seeds available featuring some popular seed varieties: Lavender, petunia, canterbury bells and lavetera to name just a few! All of these delights are available at just 50p per packet, a very good price indeed for seeds, so pop down to see Dinah and staff for more  details.

The Modbury Benefice is now officially in an Interregnum period following the retirement of Rev Barker recently. There are moves afoot to find a suitable replacement, and interviews will be conducted in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile its very much business as usual for all of our churches as they look forward to the future. Last Sunday there was a wonderful Team Service at Bigbury, led by reader Joyce Howitt, who has been very busy organising visiting clergy for services now that Neil has retired. This Sunday St Andrew’s has a Sunday Worship service with Michael Tagent. The following Sunday, May 14th, St Andrews will be pleased to welcome the Archdeacon of Totnes, Douglas Deitmar who will be leading a Holy Communion service, so please come along to welcome him to our community.