Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 21st October

It’s Art Trail time and the event is now well underway here in the village and exhibitions in Kingsbridge and the surrounding area. Local resident Sue Lukeris exhibiting her Raku pottery work at Harbour House in Kingsbridge and another local lady Claire Williams is holding her own exhibition at her Art Space venue in Glebelands at the top of Icy Park hill, just follow the signs to be assured of a warm welcome from Claire and her friend Sandra Litchfield who works in lead-free pewter, both ladies are looking forward to welcoming visitors and explaining their works. I have been told that they have tea and cakes too, definitely not to be missed! There’s a lot going on with the Arts Trail venue’s and a brochure can be obtained from the village shop and at the back of  St Andrews Church for more information.                                                                                                                                                                              

Our W.I ladies have had a most enjoyable evening last Thursday when local resident Pippa Unwin enthralled the ladies with tales of her and husband Andy’s escapades whilst taking part in Snow Carving competitions all over the U.S.A  and Europe. They were shown the tools used and some of them looked a bit gruesome to be honest, and the uses of the tools were explained. The snow sculptures were totally amazing in the detail the team of 3-4 sculptors was able to put in, resulting in them winning many prizes with their skills. Teas were served later in the evening and there was a question and answer session too. Next month’s meeting has been declared an open meeting when local resident John  Ashton will be speaking about the wildlife on our river. . This means that anyone who is interested can attend the meeting, and guests will be asked to pay a fee of £3 each. The meeting will start at the usual time on Thursday, November 11th in the village hall. Our ladies are in for a busy time this year, and are to host the group meeting today at 7.30pm in the village hall and they are also to play host to the group Carol Service in St Andrews church in December.                                                                                  

The works on the green are slowly but surely drawing to a close, but they will still be carrying on for a little while longer. Access to Jubilee St is still difficult so parking is still an issue. The church car park is still available for parking although it may not be good for all. Patience is still required for a while longer.                                                                                                                                                             

Half term starts this Friday and although holidays are a welcome break for both teachers and pupils, it can be tough on some to provide the extra meals. On the village website there are details on how to claim for free school meals in holiday times.                                                                                             

It’s garden maintenance time again folks and many people will light bonfires and dispose of leaves into bins etc. Just a word to say please be on the lookout for any wildlife, especially hedgehogs that like to snuggle into woodpiles and compost heaps have their winter sleep before lighting up!!                  

St Andrews church will be having a Holy Communion service which will start at 11am.           

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