Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 19th July

Over the last few years we have heard a lot about invasive plants choking our waterways. Well, Dartmoor National Park has decided to do something about it and are calling for volunteers to help. Two nasties in particular are being targeted, Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Skunk weed.Project leader Mervyn Newman will be taking groups out on the Avon and its minor tributaries starting from this week until September and interested parties can contact him through [email protected] for further information, and to volunteer of course.                                         

The Classic Car Show will be held on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend instead of the usual Bank Holiday Monday. As usual, volunteers are needed to man the gates and take the entry fees, you don’t need to be there all day, just an hour would do. All the money raised goes too local youth projects in the village, it’s our biggest fund raiser of the year and every year it gets more difficult to find folk to help. The car show attracts entrants from all over the country with a wide range of vehicles to see and sometimes if we are lucky, to sit inside. It’s a lovely day out for the enthusiasts and visitors alike.                                                              

The Church and Village Fete was held on Saturday and the weather was very kind for the event, not too much sun just the right amount of cloud. The Fete was opened by Mrs Fearne de Beer the new head teacher of our Primary School. She did a good job and soon all the stalls were busy and the customers were happily shopping, taking home all sorts of goodies. The ladies in the tea room worked very hard quenching the thirst of the attendees. It was a lovely day and the stalls for the school had a good day too. Mary and Peter Fish were kept busy with the pony rides for the children. In all, it was a good day for our village and I will have the total raised for next weeks column.                                                  

St Andrews Church will have a communion service this Sunday starting at 11am with Rev Neil Barker leading.                                                

Our Cricket Club will be having their next match on Tuesday, July 23rd starting at 6 pm .in Kingsbridge, please go and support our lovely white army boys, they work so hard.