Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 13th October

Our first bit of news this week is that the St Andrews Autumn Fair has been cancelled. The church will re-organise at a later date. This Sunday St Andrews will have a lay led Songs of Praise service with hymns and readings chosen by the congregation, and this time its  a memorial service for those who have been bereaved recently or not so recently. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be refreshments served after the service. The service will start at the usual time of 11am.

The Knit and Natter sessions held in the Pub are now switching to a new time of 10.30am every Monday. Why not pop along and try your hand at some knitting or perhaps some crochet – these friendly sessions are open to everyone and are just for an hour or so.

The bus timetable is now being revised from the 29th of this month when the new single deckers take over the routes on the No 3 service which operates through our village. There will be one or two changes especially for the youngsters using the buses for school transport. Copies of the new timetables are available on the village  website.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after burglaries in A.G an Ivybridge. The thefts occurred last week on October 4-5th . A storage container was broken into and power tools were taken from a farm. Information can be given by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

The Art  Trail will start next week, with lots of A.G artists taking part. The Fisherman’s Rest will have the work of 4 local artists on display (including Pippa Unwin and Sarah Harcus), The Art Space at 19 Glebe land will be exhibiting work from 3 artists (including Elen Claire Williams) and local Sue Luker will be exhibiting at the Middle Soar gallery with her Raku work. Caroline Barker will have her work on display at the Stonecot Gallery, by the school. Please support our local folk,the work is varied and very  interesting.  Catalogues can be found in the shop, the pub, or from any of the artists above.

There is any emergency appeal for blankets for refugees happening at the moment. Faraday Fearnside is appealing on behalf of Open Hearts and Open Borders for blankets and warm clothing as winter is set to close in on thousands of people stranded at Lesvos, so please contact her on her Facebook page for more details.

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