Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 2nd October

The  Fore St Traffic Group is taking more positive action by compiling a questionnaire that’s freely available at the village shop and there’s a downloadable version available on the village website.  The group is interested in what the community thinks about traffic problems that are prevalent in the village and feel there is a need to canvas opinion ahead of further discussions with the  Devon County Council’s Highways department later in the Autumn. You can email your responses back to the group at  AG Fore St Action Group at [email protected] but please send the completed forms back by October 15th.            

It seems that more of the community may be eligible for a free flu jab this winter season. Public Health England’s research has shown that people are more at risk of the coronavirus if they have also tested positive for flu. All Primary School children will be offered the flu nasal spray, plus year 7 children too. Adults aged 65 and over will be able to visit their GP for their annual flu jabs. A new category, adults between 50-65 have been added this year to those eligible for a  free vaccination due to Covid 19, and that will be available later in the season. Flu vaccination will also be offered to all those on the NHS shielded list and their household members, and all healthcare workers that come into contact with them. Anyone who doesn’t fall into these categories may still be able to have a free vaccination, just check with your GP or Pharmacist.                                                                                                                                                    

We reported on the return of the WI during last week’s article, unfortunately that was before the Rule of Six had evolved, and our ladies are now faced with having no meetings taking place for the foreseeable future. The ladies do hope however to hold outdoor events during the Autumn, lets keep our ears on the ground for developments!                                                                                                                                           

The Fishermans Rest is continuing to provide excellent service to our community, with take away meals and service at the pub. Social distancing rules do apply when visiting the pub and its wise to book a table to ensure that you can be served, please consult their website for further details.                                  

After many years of service, AG’s resident birder Rod Bone is giving up doing the count for the RSPB, and a replacement for this dedicated wildlife expert is required. Those doing the count and other observations usually combine it with a further activity like taking a walk. If you feel that you can help please contact Chris Klee on 01458-298397 or email him on [email protected] to register your interest. The count is vital to monitor the numbers of many unusual birds on our beautiful Avon Estuary, please help if you feel you can.

Our church, St Andrews will be holding a Harvest Praise and Communion service on Sunday, October 11th at 11am. Our Vicar Rev Matt Rowland will be  leading the worship, and the usual hymns will be sung by a small choir. There will not be any refreshments due to Covid, but people may like to bring their own food to eat afterwards. This Sunday,4th October, St Andrews will have a Sunday Worship service which will be led by Reader Michael Tagent. The service will start at the usual time of 11am.

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