Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 2nd June

Over the last few days some extra modifications have been added to the new bridges over the stream on the Rectory Lawns. The gradient has been reduced and the metal clatter of the walkway has been eliminated. The non slip coating will be added at a later date. The bridges have been the subject of controversy since they have been fitted and many questions have been asked about them, hopefully these will now have been ironed out with the new work having been completed.

Tonight there will be a Bingo evening in the village hall. The event will hope to raise money for the village shop maintenance fund. Bingo tickets will be on sale from 6.30pm and ‘eyes down’ will be at 6.45pm. Prizes are on display at the shop and there is still time to donate a prize; Charlene would be most grateful for all contributions. This promises to be a fun event, something different for A.G , so please come and support it.

The village show will take place on the 12th August. There will be lots of different classes to enter, including  some especially for the youngsters. So now is the time to get growing, further information can be obtained from Jenny Reynolds and Maggie Sharpe. Schedules will be available from the village shop at a later  date.

I can’t believe it but its Jazz week again next week!! First Tuesdays seem to come around very quickly, and June’s meeting of Kingsbridge Jazz at Aveton Gifford promises to be very exciting. This month’s musical guests are JB’s Jazz and Blues Band. Flaming June is getting hotter with  red hot jazz pianist and vocalist John Beckingham, who fronts the band which comes from Gloucestershire, and are a very popular quintet – their mantra is to have fun and be vastly entertaining.They perform great Jazz and Blues song popularised by such greats as Louis Jordan, Louis Pima and Fats Waller.Their easy listening and humorous style deservedly has a large following at Jazz festivals and venues across the U.K. The band has a very successful recent tour of Holland, so why not catch them at the Fisherman’s on Tuesday June 6th at 7,30pm. The Early Bird menu will be available for Jazz club followers, starting at 6.30pm, booking is essential on 550284, last booking for food being on Monday  5th June at 6.00pm

A.G Film Festival took place last Saturday in the village hall, which was packed to capacity. The films were of an amazing quality and covered many subjects. There was a super film by our pre-school youngsters, who seemed to be having a great time with music and a lot of messy stuff too, bless em! Another film that was eye catching was Steve Friend’s documentary type film on the girls rugby team, featuring Steve’s daughters and the rest of the under 15 team at Kingsbridge – well done to them for their great season this year! There were all sorts of subjects covered, and every competition has to have a winner, and this year Wat Kirby’s film won out, with young film maker going to Kate Kreke. Well done to everyone, the standard keeps getting better and better each year.

St Andrews will have a Sunday Worship service with Michael Tagent starting at 11am.

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