Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 17th August

These  days it seems that everyone is into re-cycling and upcycling all manner of old or broken items. One of my neighbours has made a remarkable effort recently in doing just that and re-using timber from a neighbour’s old fencing panels. Alan, (bikes and tats) has made some flower display troughs using the wood to brilliant effect in creating the troughs by lining the wall of his garden with the wood, and planting a stunning display of petunias which has delighted his neighbours. Alan has also upcycled items of furniture and made furniture for his garden and home using it and although hasn’t had formal training in carpentry has an obvious natural talent, well done to him for brightening up our area.                                 

The village shop Extravaganza is to be held on Saturday 24th August from 12-4pm.  There will be live music, face painting, free wine tasting, barbeque and a raffle. All the money raised will go to the two charities, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK. Prizes are needed for the raffle and any passed into the shop will be much appreciated.                                             

The jazz club enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and fun with Jeremy Hugget’s Jazz Friends last Tuesday. The music was lively and the vocals were superb from Kevin, Jeremy and   Gethin. The club lounge was packed for the occasion with lots of visitors, including some from the Netherlands! Next months meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3rd and the musical guests will be Jeff and Annie Barnhart’s Hot and Sweet quartet, which is to be ticket only. Jeff and friends are always extremely popular and play a delightful mix of jazz and classic music. Any surplus tickets will go on sale nearer the time.                                                                                 

The Classic Car Show will take place on Sunday 25th August from 11am -3.30pm. There will lots of beautiful old vehicles to see, and of course John Foale’s tractor! A wonderful day out and sure to bring a smile to each enthusiast’s face. There will be some stalls and delicious cream teas too. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun and all proceeds from the day will go to children’s projects in the parish.