Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 1st June

A group of our Parish Councillors have been working hard to produce our Neighbourhood Plan and now the draft plan has been developed and is on display at all the public venues in the village. Copies are now available to read in the church, Fisherman’s Rest and the village shop. Remember all feedback is welcome and very necessary for the future development of our community, so make sure you have your say and perhaps come to the next council meeting on Monday June 4th at 7.30pm . This is our plan for our village in the future, come and have your say!

Following their Annual meeting last week, our WI ladies would like to announce that June’s meeting will an open meeting, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the talk which should be rather exciting. The subject is Shackleton in Antarctica, and the speaker is Rev Jackie Taylor,from Kingsbridge, who is related to a member of the late explorer’s party. The meeting will be held on June 14th in the village hall  at 7.30pm and of course there will be lots of refreshments available.

There is going to be another container of much needed goods shipped out to Lesvos soon.  The charity Humanitarian Containers will be sending the latest donations at the end of June, and the items they need are toiletries for both men and women, nappies, baby supplies eg milk, lotions, men and women’s clothing including flip flops, tee shirts etc. Any donation will be most firmly welcomed and our contact is Pippa Unwin,who lives in Fore St.  Please contact her for more information. All supplies will leave from Saltash. Further contact can be made through the village Facebook page.

The new churchyard extension has now been completed but how do you keep the grass under control? Well after putting their thinking caps the PCC  hit on a very environmentally friendly solution . A group of very friendly sheep were employed to tidy up the new area of the churchyard and they have done a very good job as well as being a welcome addition to the church grounds.Thank you to the Fish family for lending these adorable lawn mowers to solve this tricky problem!

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The annual Christian Aid week has recently taken place and thanks to a group of volunteers A.G has again had a wonderful response to the charity’s special week. Thanks to all who delivered the envelopes in and around the parish, and collected them and took them to church. Also thank you to David Scott for organising the collection.St Andrews will have a Sunday Worship service with reader Mr Michael Tagent which will start at  11am.

Its Jazz Club week again, and the clubs monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday June 5th starting at 7.30pm for the music, but the Early Bird menu will be in place staring at 6pm.  To order food please contact the Fisherman’s Rest on 550284 to book,  please place orders before 6pm on Monday 4th June. This months musical guests are the Frog Island Jazz Band, a popular band who have performed at the club before, and make a welcome return this month. The bands repertoire includes a wide and wonderful collection of New Orleans style jazz from the twenties and thirties. The band has toured the UK very successfully, and have also toured Europe with yet more success! They have also appeared in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, after which they were conferred with the title of International Honorary Citizens by the city mayor, not bad for the Essex boys! Guests are welcome and will pay £10 on the door so come on down and enjoy the music!

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