Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 9th March

We are fast approaching Easter and there is a lovely event coming up for our younger folk. Caroline Barker is organising an Easter Craft Workshop in the Village Hall on March 24th from 2.30pm-4pm. There will be eggs to decorate and Easter gardens to make for primary aged children aged 5-11. A donation of £1 per child would be appreciated – for further details please contact Caroline on 550730 or email her on If you can help on the day please use the same cont details.

This week’s wintery weather really hit our community with heavy snow falling on Wednesday-Friday. The village was effectively cut off, our shop valiantly kept going, but did eventually run out of such essentials as bread and milk, and was forced to close early on Friday. The community spirit shone through as the pub opened all day during the cold snap, and the Parish Council organised  the gritting in the parish. Other good neighbour deeds included people turning out to check on neighbours, and shoveling snow from pavements. Well done everybody!


With all that cold weather, what you need is some lovely home-made soup and lovely home-made puds, sound good? Well tomorrow we will have the opportunity to once again sample such fare at the village hall. Local ladies will once again be cooking up a storm to feed the village some lovely examples of the above! With a selection of wonderful soups and puds this event is too good to miss and will start at 12.30pm-2.30pm at just £5 per person with all proceeds going to the upkeep of our village  hall.

It’s Mothers Day this Sunday and our shop has some goodies for Mum this year. There will be individual cakes baked locally, and a range of chocolates and local wines on offer as well as wrapping paper and a lovely selection of cards. The Fisherman’s Rest .has a special Mothers Day menu available to treat Mum too with 2 and 3 course menu options available, please ring the pub for more details on 550284.

A.G Film Festival will be held on Saturday May 12th  at 7.30pm this year in the village hall. I know it sounds a long way off but film making does take a while! This fun event grows in popularity every year, who needs the Oscars when we can do so well here at home! If you want to release your artistic vein, why not prepare a short film suitable for family viewing and enter it this year! The films can be of any subject and about 5 mins  in length, and you can email your entry to Tickets will be available in the village shop from April.

St Andrews will have a special Mothers Day family communion with Rev Matthew Rowland this Sunday. The service will start at 11am and there will be Mothers Day posies presented to our special ladies.