Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 26th July

Great News!!! The new Tennis Pavillion has now been installed next to the tennis court on the Rectory Gardens. The new building arrived on Tuesday of last week and has already attracted admiring comments. It will be a godsend for everyone using the court, providing a safe place to store belongings whilst playing. The building will also be very useful for other events such as the Village Fete. Another welcome asset for our community.                                                                

Just a reminder that our annual village show will take place in the village hall on August 10th. Entries will be received into the hall from 8.30am  until 10am, The hall will then close for the judging to take place, re-opening at 2pm for the viewing. There will be all sorts of classes, from fruit, flower and veg, to craft classes and the ever-popular classes for the young ones in our community. Entry forms were in the latest edition of the Magpie or can be obtained from the village shop. Please support our show, it’s hard work to organise, and many thanks again to Maggie and Jenny for their efforts in doing so.                                                                                                      

The Classic Car Show has moved days this year, to be held on the Sunday 24th August instead of the usual Bank Holiday Monday, please make a mental note of this important change. Volunteers for the day are still needed to man the gates and take entry fees etc, please contact Rick Clayton for more details.                                                                                   

There will be a children’s Holiday Craft Workshop held in the village hall on Wednesday July 31st starting from 10.15am -12 noon. All children aged between 4-11 are welcome to attend, and are to be accompanied by an adult. Activities will include cooking, games and making things. Please contact Caroline Barker at Stonecot for more details, donations of £2 per child would be appreciated..                      

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on August 4th at 7.30pm in the village hall and all types of subjects will be covered in the meeting, so why not come and see what is happening in and around our community..      

The next Jazz Club meeting is to be held on Tuesday August 6th at the Fishermans Rest lower bar. The music starts at 7.30pm but the Early Bird special menu is available from 6pm. Please phone the pub to book before 6pm on Monday 5th August. This month’s musical guests are Jeremy Hugget and his Jazz friends. They will perform some wonderful traditional and Dixieland jazz, with a possible inclusion of some blues too. Jeremy will be joined by club favourite Kevin Grenfell on trombone and vocals, and Gethin Liddington on trumpet and vocals. The rhythm section is featuring Howard Williams (banjo/guitar), Keith Tolley(double bass), and Chris Stockings on drums. This selection of great musicians really will be a not-to-miss evening, guests are welcome to join members, so if you are on holiday, why not pop in,?                                                                                      

St Andrews will have a Sunday Worship service lead by Reader Joyce Howitt, starting at 11am.