Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 17th November

The commemoration of Remembrance Day took place in bright sunshine last Sunday. The  service was led by Reader Joyce Howitt and people gathered at the War Memorial for the laying of wreaths by the village organisations, including the school, Parish Council, British Legion and W.I. The names of the villages fallen hero’s were read by RBL representative , Mr Brian Yabsley. The opening statements were made by Mrs Howitt and the congregation were led into church by Churchwardens Peter Fish and myself. Inside the church, the silence was observed, the end of which was signalled by the last post. It was good to see many representatives from the various village clubs in the church to pay their respects.There were favourite hymns for Remembrance including I vow to Thee my Country. At the end of the service, refreshments were served by Mary Fish.

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There has been some news from the shop committee this week. Due to unforseen circumstances, Charlene will now not be taking over  as shopkeeper when Dinah retires next year. Therefore applications are being invited for a new shopkeeper by the A.G  Shop Association.via the village shop.Further details can be obtained by calling into the shop.

Next Months Soup and Puds has had to be moved to a different date due to the hall being booked for another event. It will now be held on December 16th  and there will be a defiantly festive air to it with the opportunity to get the Christmas jumpers out of the wardrobe and wear party hats! There will also be a raffle and a seasonal glass of sherry on offer as well as the lovely home-made soup and delicious puds! So put the new date in your diary and come on down to the hall next month!

Much work has now been done to clean up the foreshore and dispose of unwanted, neglected boats in Timbers car park. There are photos of three boats yet to be claimed on the village Facebook page, so if they are yours , please remove them, or they will be disposed of!  A lot of effort has been made to improve this area and the recycling bins are due to be re-located to the old road site soon. New signs are now in place explaining the new use of the now car park.. Boats may still be launched and used but only on a daily basis with no overnight leaving of craft permitted.

Looking forward to early next month, December 2nd  and Caroline Barker is having a Craft afternoon for local youngsters which will take place in the village hall, starting at 4pm -5.45. The craft afternoon is open to all children aged between 5-11 who live in the parish or who go to our school. For further details please contact Caroline on 550730. Its nice to have something for the kids in the village that’s a bit different.

In St Andrews this week, there is a Matins service with myself leading and John Rowse giving a talk. The service will start at 11am.

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