Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 16th November

The weather was kind at the weekend for  our community’s Remembrance Day commemoration at the War Memorial. Representatives from the village organisations including the W.I and Parish council laid wreaths to remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars. Royal British Legion representative Mr Bill Lucas read the names of the fallen and the procession moved into St Andrews church for the remainder of the service.The Primary School children had had their Remembrance Day service on Friday morning and had laid their wreath then. Once inside the church, Reader Michael Tagent led the congregation into the last post and two minute silence. Familiar hymns I vow to thee my country and All People that on Earth do Dwell were sung and Maggie Skates and Jo Smith read from the Bible. Joy Winzer led the intercessions and the Lords Prayer was read at the end of these. Mr Tagent read the blessing and the National Anthem was sung. Mrs Vanda Irish played the organ. It was also nice to see some young families in church.

This Sunday St Andrews has a Sung Communion service.which starts at 11 am, everyone is welcome to come and join in,refreshments are served after the service, which will be led by Rev Matt Rowland.

Good news for our shop, Peta has completed the first stages of her Post Office applications. It’s taken a while due to the stringent nature of the P.O application system. With this happy news, future of our Post Office has become more certain, well done to Peta, almost there now!! The shop will have a vacancy soon due to  Miriam leaving. More details will be posted  soon in the shop,  The shop also has all sorts of Christmas goodies available to order for the festive period, again more details at the shop.

It seems that we still have a problem with dog poo in the Icy Park children’s play area. This play park is bound by the same rules as the larger play parks, that is no dogs allowed in that area ,please can people respect this? It’s a childrens play area NOT a dog exercise area. Please pick up your dogs mess, there are a few areas in our parish that are affected including the village green and our churchyard,not pleasant and not necessary.

A.G will have its Christmas lights extravaganza on December 1st. The procession will walk down Fore St  to the Fisherman’s Rest where there will be some singing and mulled wine and mince pies!. The Christmas window dressing competition will also be judged during that week, more details nearer the time.

Soup and Pud was also held in the hall last weekend and lots of local people and some visitors enjoyed the welcome feast! The delicious goodies were lovingly prepared by Jan, Maggie and Jan,and were very much enjoyed on the day just the thing to keep out the cold and damp.At just £5 per person, a very good value and all funds raised help with the upkeep of our hall. The next delicious instalment will be on December 15th from 12.30pm-2pm.Well done    ladies!!

The Project Group has a magnificent display in the church for all this month. The display depicts our war heroes from our parish and also has some very interesting facts from the period about our community. The church will be open during daylight hours 8am -3.30pm


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