Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 13th July

Our Community Pool has had a few problems this week and had to be closed for a couple days.The problem lay in the solar panel heating,  so they have been disconnected for now. The weather is so hot at the moment that the water temperature is a balmy 25 degrees, so there is no need to use the heat from the panels. The filtration system is working again now and the chlorine levels are good to go. Its hoped that this latest episode will be the last and grateful thanks are offered to Peter and Colin and the engineers who came out so promptly to deal with the situation, the pool re-opened last Thursday morning.

The Summer Fete will take place tomorrow at 2pm on the Rectory Gardens. All the usual favourites will be there including the Ukulele Band, the Grand Draw, children’s entertainer Emazdad, Pony Rides round the field and of course delicious cream teas and refreshments in the hall! The stalls will include books, art and crafts, plants and the ever popular white elephant stall, The tombola will be there as will the coconut shy all we need is a nice day and plenty of visitors. Help will also be much appreciated to put up all the stalls so if you think you can be a tent putter upper, please come along to the Rectory Lawns tonight at 6pm, many hands make light work! This year the school will be involved and will have their own stalls and draw to raise funds for the PTFA to buy vital equipment for our school.. The Fete will be opened by our new Vicar Rev Matt Rowland.

The shop is still looking for a new member of staff to join their happy team. Someone to work weekends and cover sick leave is needed to bolster the team led by new manager Peta Harper,please call in at the shop for more details.

Saturday is also Bantham Swoosh Day and hundreds of swimmers will be taking to the waters for this epic event! Including six swimmers who will be raising money for our community pool by sponsorship. There is still just time to head for the just giving page on Facebook to support their efforts and raise much needed funds for our pool. If you are travelling early tomorrow be aware that the traffic will be quite manic for the time involved and there will be busses bringing the swimmers from Bantham. Good luck to everyone taking part this year and enjoy the experience.

St Andrews will be having an open air service in the big marquee on the Rectory Lawns this week. Its a songs of praise type service with the hymns and readings being chosen by the congregation. Everyone is welcome to come, why not bring a friend? This informal service has been very popular in the past,come and have a good sing to some family favourite hymns. The service starts at 11am  and Rev Matt Rowland will be taking the sermon.

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