Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow, 3rd July

As many aspects of normal life make a welcome return, it’s good to report that the village play parks will now be able to re-open after July 4th A working party of youngsters and their parents took part in a thorough weeding of the junior play park last Sunday and did a splendid job of clearing the weeds. The area now looks spick and span and ready for action, well done to everyone involved.                  

The  Parish Council has its next meeting on Monday July 6th at 7.30pm and the great news is that the meeting will be held in the village hall for the first time since lockdown started. There will of course be restrictions, such as the number of  people who can attend. This is sadly only going to be twenty-five, due to social distancing rules. The council will be discussing all the favourite topics such as parking, the potential new village hall, community pool and so much more! Everyone is welcome to attend but early arrival may not be a bad idea. The council is also bidding a welcome return to Councillor Sue Cherry, returning after her illness. The Agenda can be viewed on the village website/facebook page and is also displayed on the noticeboards around our village. There have been concerns recently over speeding traffic through the village centre, so please if you are a resident, or visitor or just passing through please observe the speed limit signs and be aware that the street is a popular route for walkers.

Churches have been told that they can open for worship from July 4th and St Andrews has a Sunday Worship service pencilled in for Sunday, July 5th. with Mr Michael Tagent leading. We pray that this service will go ahead but please keep observing the village website/ facebook page in case of any changes. The church is open for private prayer during the day.                                                                                                

Its been one hundred years since the WI was formed in our village and the ladies held a picnic on the green to celebrate, well done to you and let’s look forward to more opportunities to celebrate.                     

The RNLI is now providing more lifeguard patrols on Devon beaches and you can find out which ones are protected in this way on their website. Guidelines are of course to take extra care when visiting the beaches. With the warmer weather and longer evenings, it’s very tempting to swim later on in the day, but this is quite often outside of lifeguarding hours. Enjoy, but take proper care .           

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