Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 7th October

It seems that the  Pit Stop Challenge held for the first time on Sunday September 12th was a great success. The event was held outside the Fishermans Rest and lots of teams signed up for this unique challenge, to raise money for the Air Ambulance. The teams were of two people and the object was to remove and then to replace a set of tractor tyres on a dummy axle strapped to the official tractor run vehicle. The teams were many and varied, some youngsters and some not so young! A team of ladies competed, and the beer was flowing quite well too! There was great fun had by all and £80 was raised for the Air Ambulance. Who was quickest? Well, I think the youngsters won out in the end!                                               

Our Parish Council meets this tonight in the village hall at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend to discuss local issues and hear what the District Councilors have to say on the numerous issues which concern us all including the Rubbish collections.                                                                                                

Our W.I ladies will meet in the village hall next Thursday, October 14th at 7.30pm. The speaker this month will be Pippa Unwin, who will be talking about the many Ice Sculpting competitions that she has taken part in! There will be refreshments served, and the ladies would be pleased to welcome any guests for the evening, at £5 per entry. There will be a flower of the month competition to join in.                                               

St Andrews Church will have a service of Holy Communion this Sunday starting at 11am, which will be led by Rev Matt Rowland. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the service. The church has recently had a new extension made for the churchyard after purchasing land from a local farmer. The land has had to be enclosed with a Devon Bank, with plans in the spring to plant up the bank. Ken Doughty a local resident did for many years walk the parish and the river, and a book has now been compiled of some of his stories about the parish. Ken was a contributor for many years to our local magazine the Magpie and he had a great enthusiasm for our parish, its history, and wildlife. The book is being sold to help contribute to the cost of the churchyard extension and copies can be obtained by contacting Ros Brousson, myself, or Jo Smith. A nice Christmas present perhaps?

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