Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – 28th November

Our Primary School youngsters have been having a busy time over the last few weeks. For Children In Need the children paid £1 each to wear a crazy patterned mufti to school to raise money for the charity. The School Council also organised a colouring competition with an entry fee of  20 p; everyone coloured in a picture of Pudsey Bear and the skilful winners were Lily, Niamh, Morwenna and Fleur, well done to all of you. The final total raised by the school was £90.

The annual Samaritan’s  Purse shoe box appeal has again been strongly supported by parents and carers by helping the children fill a large amount of the boxes for children who may otherwise not receive gifts at Christmas, always a popular charity. Yes, Christmas is coming, and the preparations are well underway in school for the festive season; the P.T.F.A Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday December 6th in school between 2.0 pm and 4.0 pm.All the favourite stalls will be there – Lucky Dip, books and toys, craft activities and Christmas decorations. There will also be some festive refreshments, and Jo Hext will be making a Christmas cake for the “guess the weight of the cake”competition, well done to her! A lovely afternoon in store so please come and support the school.

The Nativity performances will be on Tuesday December 16th at 2.30 pm and Wednesday 17th at 6.0 pm. The school’s Christingle service will be on Thursday December 18th at 2.30 pm and everyone is welcome! There are some lovely photos on the school website of all their recent activities.

The weekend of 6-7th December will be a busy one for A.G as the Christmas Lights will  also be turned on on the 7th. The plan is to meet at the village hall at 6.0 pm and walk down to the Fisherman’s Rest, where the Taverner’s Drama Group will then perform their Christmas Review after the lights ceremony. The entertainment will take place in the lower bar –  more details can be obtained from Mark and Athena at the pub.

The village shop will now be open all day on Wednesdays due to popular demand. The shop and Post Office counter will be open until 6.0 pm, just like the other days. Dinah is also stocking all manner of Christmassy treats and any orders for Christmas must be in by 14th December.

On a more serious note, the police are warning about thefts of boats and some contents of boats on the Avon Estuary again. If you are a boat owner please take precautions and secure or remove vulnerable items from your craft and be vigilant and report suspicious behaviour

St Andrews Church will be hosting a Team Service this Sunday, 30th November at 10.30 am. Representatives from all 8 churches will be present and the Communion Service will be led by Rev. Neil Barker. Its also St Andrew’s Day. The exhibition in the church is now reaching its last few days. The response to the exhibition has been very encouraging with visitors coming from all over the country, the farthest coming from York! There have also been visitors from Plymouth, Dartmouth and Exeter.

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