Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 14th October

As everything starts to get back to normal post covid, it’s really nice to see the Arts Trail getting back in on the act. Last time around the village boasted an amazing 10 artists to delight everyone with their amazing and varied skills. Everything from paintings, pottery lino prints. Alas not so this time, with just one arts venue opening. Local resident artist Claire Williams is having an exhibition and together with Sandra Litchfield, who works in English lead-free pewter, they are promising a fine display. Claire’s medium is painting and she has some wonderful landscape and collage work to show off! The Art Space which is situated in Glebelands just at the top of Icy Park hill, will be open for the entire duration of the trail from 16th-31st of October from 11am-4pm, Mondays by appointment only. The space may be small but Claire always has a warm welcome and some lovely works too. There are a lot of artists showing their works in and around Kingsbridge, including Harbour House and the new Tidal Gallery on Embankment Road. There’s local A,G interest in the Market Hall with Kim Watkins work on display. There are also artworks on show at Avon Mill nursery and a little further afield in Ivybridge. Modbury also has two art venues. There is a brochure available with more details and a few are available at the back of St Andrews Church and I believe that Claire also has some. Enjoy everybody and good luck to all those taking part.                                                                            

Oh dear! It seems that there have been yet more attempts to steal boats and items from boats again. Some men have been seen acting suspiciously so please make sure anything that is removable is secured properly, especially outboards or just take it home, let’s foil these people once and for all.                          

The drainage works are progressing steadily now and have reached Jubillee street, which is closed to traffic and parking. Due to the recent wet weather, the Rectory Gardens temporary car park is closed for now. The Churchwardens at St Andrews have kindly given permission for the church car park to be used, which may not suit everyone’s needs but it will help some folk. Things are looking quite good on the village green(brown!) now with some areas being brought back to level ground.It’s still a work in progress but things are going well, I’m sure we are all looking forward to the day when normality returns! Well done to all of the guys who have worked on this mammoth task, it certainly isn’t an easy task.                                                                                                

St Andrews welcomed Families worker Sarah into church last Sunday to provide our young people with some fun and games based on Bible stories. There were six children plus a very cute baby in church for this special activity. Lots of fun was duly had, lots of sticking and cutting out and wearing of hats and most of all, lots of happy smiles and singing, great stuff. The children’s group meets in the Lady chapel on the second Sunday of each month, all are welcome to come, just bring a smile! St Andrews has a service every week starting at 11am, this week is a lay-led Sunday Worship service led by  Frances French, the teams’ ordinand in training, all are welcome to attend.

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