Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 3rd May

Here we are in May and its Jazz time again at the Fisherman’s Rest on Tuesday 7th May. This months musical guests are Dave Morwoods Rascals of Rhythm. The group cponsists of Dave Moorwood guitar,erry Lock, piano, Mike Bennett double bass,Mike Wills and Tony Blincoe on reeds,. The band has played together for many years and are welcomed back to our club with open arms. Dave also runs his own Jazz Club in Wantage, Oxfordshire.The group play a welcome mix of standards and popular music! Are they the rascals they claim to be? Well come to the Fisherman’s jazz cellar to find out. The early bird menu is in place; please phone the pub to book before 6pm on the 6th May on 550284. Everyone is welcome, guests are charged £12 on the door, if you are on hoiliday it’s a lovely evening to enjoy as part of the holiday vibe. All the bands that play here are true professionals, and the music is of a very high standard.                                                  

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday May 13th  at 7.30pm in the village hall. This meeting offers an opportunity to see how our village organisations are doing and  to hear reprts from them. There will be refreshments on offer and it could be a nice way to spend an evening.Everyone is welcome to attend and a short Parish Council meeting will preceed it at 6.30pm                          

Our community pool will be open in the next couple of weeks. Please make sure that all keyholders undertake a ressusitation course, details available from the village shop. Everyone who needs to pay for their keys please see Maya when you attend your courses.  

A meeting was held in the Fisherman’s Rest lower bar last week to discuss the future of our playparks. A good number of people attended to talk to some of the parish councillors about what equipment was available and which items people wanted  for A.G.. Councillors Ros Brousson, Peter Smith and myself attended and the discussions were very interesting, hopefully after more consultation, we will continue to have decent play facilittes here.                                                                                                            

Our village shop continues to get involved with the community, and the latest example of that was an Easter Egg Hunt organised by Peta. Enjoyed by all the youngsters that came , a nice lot of eggs were found and consumed with gusto!                                                                                                                              St Andrews church will have a Sunday Worship service with Reader Michael Tagent, leading starting at 11am this Sunday, May 5th