The first draft of our Neighbourhood Plan has now been drawn up for informal consultation and all parishioners are invited to look through it and make comments and offer suggestions and feedback. It is available on the Neighbourhood Plan pages on the Parish website, your feedback is vital to shape the future way our parish looks, so please look it up on avetongifford.co.uk/neighbourhoodplan.
Maggie Skeates is once again organising a coffee morning in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The event will take place on November 4th at 10.30am, admission is 50p and there will be several stalls, a grand raffle and refreshments. Please see Maggie for more details and offers of help will be most welcome.
Soup and Pud made a welcome return to the village hall last Saturday with a choice of beautiful home-made soup and delicious puddings. Many residents and some folk from Kingsbridge came to enjoy this sociable event, and our intrepid ladies were kept very busy in the kitchen serving the delicious fare. If you missed this initial taste of culinary excellence the next one is scheduled for November 11th between 12.30-2pm and as always everyone is welcome.
The Shop Association has a meeting on Friday November 3rd at 7pm at the Fisherman’s Rest. Topics to be discussed are likely to be Dinah’s forthcoming retirement and Charlene taking over of the business, and other matters that concern the running of our shop. Please come and join in the discussions.
The Art Trail is now well underway in and around our village.The Fisherman’s Rest has the work of four artists displayed, the art space at Glebelands has the work of 3 artists, and Caroline Barker has her studio open at Stonecot, and Sue Luker is exhibiting at Middle Soar, Malborough . Harbour House also has an exhibiton featuring self portraits, with some local interest too which will open to the public on Wednesday 18-29th October.
St Andrews will have a Family Communion service with Rev Ian Eglin which will start at 11am on Sunday.