Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, Christmas 2020

It seems that work is to start on the A379 to combat the subsidence in the road surface. This work has been long awaited and should start, weather permitting just after the  Festive break. This could lead to delays for people on their way to work, so it would be wise to leave a bit earlier from home to avoid delays. There are more details on the village website.                                                                                   

The Fishermans Rest is able to provide limited tables for food this year for Christmas Eve. The traditional Curry night has a few places left as I’m going to press. Not wanting to go out? Well our wonderful Fisher folk are able to provide a take away service please phone the pub for more details on 550284.                 

The Lost Sheep trail starts this week and the woolies are hidden around the village for folk to find, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.A leaflet with the clues has been distributed around our community!! Happy seeking.            !!!                                                                                                                               

Our WI ladies have had   a Christmas surprise gift. Meg Brett the president of our group hit on the idea to surprise our ladies, who have not been able to enjoy their meetings lately. Happy Christmas ladies, hope we can all meet again soon.                                                                                                               

The Covid 19 vaccine has arrived in our community with some of our most vulnerable residents having been offered the vaccine. The reports are very positive with no ill effects reported, lets hope and pray that this is the beginning of the end of the awful restrictions on meeting with family and friends                   

The Foodbank has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the donations recived!! They are having a very busy time of late and still need our support to help the needy. The plan to supply toys for Christmas has been very well supported too and all the parcels will be distributed in time for Christmas.Local Supermarkets have special packs that can be donated, just pop one in with your regular shop.                                                                                                                 

The free school meals scheme will be extended into the Christmas break. Puplis who are already receiving this service should receive supermarkets vouchers automatically. The scheme is being  organised by Devon County Council using the Covid winter grant scheme. Please see their website for more                                                                                                                                                       

Our Mission Community will have an online Carol service available from December 20th . The church had its Family Carols last Sunday, a lovely service led by members of the congregation reading the lessons and the choir singing the carols. The organ was played by Mrs Vanda Irish, and the children were provided with activity bags. St Andrews next service is Cxhristmas Eve communion starting at 9.30pm and Christmas Day will have a Sunday Worship service starting at 11am. All places for the services have to be booked through the Mission Community website or, if preferred people can phone me or email me

07779290653 or email

Merry Chrismas everyone keep warm, safe and well.

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