Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 3rd November

The Arts Trail event in the South Hams has been great fun, but as with all good things, it has now come to an end. One lovely story  has to come to light though, Claire Williams welcomed our pre-school children to her Art Space Gallery at Glebelands. Claire used to work at the pre-school until she followed her dream of becoming an art student and ultimately a professional artist. The children with their carers had a lovely time creating their own works of art, which in turn were displayed throughout the art trail experience – well done to our young budding artists!

Tomorrow we have a coffee morning in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Fund.. The event starts at 10.30am at the Fisherman’s Rest. There will be all the usual stalls plus tea, coffee and refreshments.Please support this event and help to raise much needed funds for the RBL.

Aveton Gifford’s Remembrance Day commemoration will take place on Sunday 11th of November starting at 10.45 at the War Memorial. This years service will be led by Reader Mr Michael Tagent. There will be an exhibition in church starting from Friday November 9th commemorating the end of WW1. There will be lots of information about those who served in the conflict, with photos and accounts of their lives. The exhibition will run for the rest of the month, the church being open during daylight hours, 8am-3.30pm.

A  reminder that its getting closer to the Festive Season and A.G’S Women’s Institute ladies are getting in the mood next  Thursday evening at their usual meeting, with a Christmas Craft evening in the village hall. The evening is to be hosted by two local ladies, Maggie Skeates and Meg Brett. What’s it all about? Why not come and find out, the meeting is open to guests, £3 on the door, the meeting will start at 7.30pm

Its Jazz time again at the Fishermans Jazz Cellar! John Maddocks is making a welcome return accompanied by his Jazzmen. The band has seven members and plays Traditional Jazz including some wonderful tunes and songs from the golden era of jazz. John was inspired by clarinettist Johnny Dodds and plays in a similar,  strong, driving style. This not to be missed event takes place on Tuesday November 6th, with the Early Bird menu available from 6pm, please book before 6pm on Monday 5th .

Soup and Puds is back for its winter run in.the village hall. The delicious home made goodies will be available on Saturday November 10th  from 12-2pm. The cost is £5 per person and the money raised will go to the upkeep of the hall, just the thing to keep the cold weather at bay.

The Bonfire Night celebrations will take place tomorrow at 6pm on the village green.Refreshments will be available from 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 7pm and the fireworks will start at 7.30pm. The proceeds will go to the Sports and Leisure group. The entry is free but there will be donation stations on the green.

Here we go again! The perennial problem of dog mess has raised its ugly head again, this time with the Play Park at Icy Park being the victim of careless dog owners. The play park is bound by the same rules as the main play park and that means that no dogs are allowed where there are children’s play equipment! There are clear notices displaying this fact, please read them and control your dog. Reminder – there is a hefty fine for this offence!.

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