Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 15th April

South West Water has plans to start work on the village green starting in this month of April. The plan is to install a  large new sewerage pipe which will hopefully end the sewerage problems experienced in Jubilee St after heavy rainfall. The scheme will see the new pipe laid underneath the green space from the footpath beside the underpass, where the work will start. It will then progress along the green, around the play park, across the car park, then it will go under the ford and up to the top end of Jubilee St. Quite a job coming for all in the parish. The new pipe will then be connected to the existing sewerage system to relieve the flow congestion which causes the flooding problems. A health and safety construction area will be created as the work will create a deep excavation. This will mean that unfortunately large parts of the green and the children’s play park will not be able to be used for a good part of the summer. SWW will publish more details as the time draws nearer to starting. As a result of these works the other play area in the village at Icy Park will be able to be used. The Parish Council will provide an extra picnic bench. This play park is also under refurbishment at the moment, SHDC own it. and they will start the work as soon as Covid allows, and is working closely with our own play park group. The aim is to complete this work before the other play areas have to be closed.              

Our WI ladies are looking forward to being able to hold their meetings, but unfortunately they think that the earliest that they can achieve this will be in July, although they hope to be able to meet outside soon for a picnic. Further information is available from Maggie on 550153. 

Deer Wood are planning to have a Bluebell event during the last weekend in April – sadly they had to cancel last year’s event, but they hope to put on a phased entry of visitors this year. Timed slots will be allocated to people in their ‘bubbles’ of up to six people, for a maxium stroll  of  30 minutes through the woods to view the beautiful flowers. Details of how to book can be found on their Facebook page or the village website/facebook page, or contact Lisa on [email protected]..                                                            

St Andrews Church is continuing to provide comfort during these trying and difficult times, During this last lockdown the church has continued to provide services, all socially distanced of course, much to the delight of the congregation. Last Sunday Rev John Corrie, a retired priest from Salcombe, led the worship which everyone enjoyed wholeheartedly. It was Rev John’s first visit to the church, and it is hoped that he will return soon.This Sunday’s service will be a lay led Sunday Worship service which will start at the usual time of 11am.

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