Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 22nd March

Helen is holding her next meditation session in the village hall  tomorrow evening   at 7.pm -8.30pm. The sound meditation session uses sound to relax the mind and induce a feeling of calm.The last session saw twenty people enjoying this form of meditation and there is no fee to pay, just a donation will suffiice. If you have a yoga mat then bring it with you, if not a blanket or similar will be ok.There is no need to book, just turn up. The WI had Helen visit last year and everyone enjoyed the experience very much, playing the drums and bells whch she brought with her. Chairs are also available for those with difficulty in laying down.                         

Local resident Keith Foster has made a short film about our parish and the beautiful scenery that we all enjoy, especially during the last year. The film can be viewed on the village website and facebook page. Many thanks Keith.  

The village shop arranged for a plastic cow to be painted by local school children during the half term break. Much fun was had by all involved and Daisy turned out to have quite a unique paint job! The youngsters also hunted balls that had been hidden in the shop garden. The shop is also having a fund-raising day for St Lukes Hospice on Saturday March 30th starting at 10.00am  till 11.30am . If anyone can bake cakes, or have any donations for the stalls, please conatct Peta or further details at the shop. The event will be held in the shop garden, weather permitting.   

There is to be a Mothers Day Breakfast in the village hall on Sunday March 31st . The event offers breakfast for mums and their adoring children served with a glass of prosecco no less.. The event runs from 9-30am -10.30am , tickets are available from the school office.                             

It was the last Soup and Puds for the season last Saturday and these events have proved popular with everyone and have raised valuable funds for our village hall. Well done ladies, and many thanks cant wait till next season!                                                                                        

There are still two vacancies on the parish council, if there’s anyone interested can you please contact Peter Javes the parish clerk on [email protected]           .                                                                       

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of John Coates. He was our Parish Council chair, BBC radio sports presenter and of course my predecessor for the village voice. I send out heart felt condolences to John’s family.                                                                                                                

St Andrews has a Sunday Worship service this Sunday with Reader Joyce Howitt leading and the service will start at the usual time of 11am