Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 14th December

The weather has certainly given us all something to think about these past few days! Storms and horrendous flooding has been the highlghts of the week.Parts of the A379 have been virtually impassible at times with deep water covering the road at Churchstow and Bantham Cross roundabout. The problem then compunded by gravel, rocks and mud left on the road when the water did  fall back. The road surface has been damaged by the action of the water and the grit. I have managed to get through to Highways and hopefully we will get some action, although the whole of the road bewteen Kingsbridge and Plymouth needs attention. Come on Highways action is definitely needed!!         

On a happier note there have been two wonderful events in the village this last weekend. The tractor boys had organised a Christmas meal with lots of the memebers of the community tucking into a lovely traditional Christmas roast dinner. Turkey and all the trimmings although there were vegetarian options too. Lots of beautiful veggies, you name it it was there. So well done to Mark and Athena and their hard working team, lovely food and wonderful service. There was a raffle with lots of prizes and a presentaion was made to Mr John Foale whose idea it was. Fellow organiser Mr Keith Beaumont was also presented with a bottle of whiskey for all his help in delivering so much of the tractor boys achievments.                                                                                                                                    

At last the Film Festival took place too on Saturday, afer a date change, there were about a dozen films to see and refreshments were available too. I hope to have  more news next time on who won which category next time.                                                                                                                                        

St Andrews church will have a full and busy Christmas time with the first of the special services next Sunday with the all age Carol Service which will be at 4pm in the afternoon not in the morning! All are welcome to attend.. Christmas Eve there will be a Holy Communion  service at 11am and Christmas Day there will be a Holy Communion too. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the services and to enjoy fellowship. There will be a Team Service on New Years Eve in Ringmore at 10.30am  to thank Team Reader Michael Tagent for his years of faithful service to our Benefice as he retires from this role.

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