Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 6th September

Our wonderful Classic Car show has been deemed a huge success this year, in spite of the very hot weather on the day and competition from other events over the weekend. The funds raised on the day, £3,233.23 on gate receipts, and the Grand Raffle which added another £1,189.25, giving an impressive grand total of £4.422.28 will fund youth projects in the village and parish. Grateful thanks to Ian, Rick,Chris and everyone who worked so hard to see that the show went ahead as usual this year. The committee is already planning for next years event and has launched a new website to that end which can be found at www.avetongiffordcarshow.co.uk At the moment you can find an exciting video(drone footage) of the events of the day and more images will be added in due course. Well done to everyone involved in this year’s event.                                            

Sadly, we are still getting troubled by people not picking up after their dogs. There is still a problem in Icy Park, people who don’t even have dogs are still finding dog mess in their gardens. Please can people watch their dogs carefully when they are out and about, especially on the village green, kiddies play park, and yes, even in our chuchyard. The footpath by the A379 is also a favourite mess area, please pick up the mess, the Parish Council provides bags on the Rectory Lawns and the Village green, please use them. There are quite hefty fines for not doing so.     

Our WI ladies are meeting next Thursday September 12th, when they will be having a games evening. The evening starts at 7.30pm  in the village hall, with the groups business, then the fun will start, beetle, card games and who knows. Why not come and join in the fun, the ladies will welcome guests at £3 on the door and of course, the famous WI hospitality will be in evidence with refreshments and time to mingle after the entertainment.

St Andrews will be having a Family Communion service this Sunday with the Rev Matt Rowland leading. There will also be a Children’s Group in church too with activities especially for them provided by Caroline and Mary. All primary aged children will be most welcome in the Lady chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend this special service and refreshments will be served in the refectory after the service.