Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 4th May

A change in management is on the way for one of our most popular village clubs. The Tennis club co-ordinator John Harcus is standing down after 6 years of invaluable service, which creates of course a gap and a need for someone to come forward and take over the reins. John’s successor needs to be in place for June 1st  so there is not much time to find someone. The new person needs to be a member of the Sports and Leisure Committee, and be able to co-ordinate the maintenance of the court mange bookings and membership details. It is possible that a small group of people could take on the responsibilities and share them. The new person doesn’t have to be a tennis player, but it could be an advantage. Our court is very popular and use of if it increases every year  and there will be a couple of committee meetings a year – not too strenuous! If anyone is interested please contact John Harcus on 550125 for further details.Many thanks to John for many years of hard      work.

We do have some disturbing news. We have had reports of at least one prowler on the loose again and the advice is make sure  sheds, vehicles and all out buildings are securely locked. We  have never had too many burglaries but recently there have been an increase, so observing security is important. Things have been taken from cars and vans recently, and cars have been stolen in our Parish so be aware! Remember if you are worried or see anything suspicious phone the police on 101 or 999 if its an   emergency.

Our community pool is making good progress towards opening for the season, early  in May..The water temperature is rising nicely and is currently 19 degrees, and when it hits 21 degrees it will be ready for action! Something to look forward to during this chilly weather. The training courses are a must for would be keyholders, and the forms are available in the village shop. All keyholders must take part in the training sessions but please if you can’t make the session after booking make sure you cancel so that someone else can take up the place, the sessions need to be filled.

The Modbury Benefice held a Team Service at Ringmore last Sunday which was lead by our new Vicar Rev Matt Rowland. It was a lovely service and lots of people from all the churches in the group came to enjoy the hymns and Rev Matt’s sermon. The service had a tinge of sadness as Phil Everet was remembered in prayer following his recent death. This week St Andrews will have a Sunday worship  service with Lay Reader Michael Tagent. The service will start at 11am and all are welcome.

Don’t forget that the A.G Film Festival will take place on Saturday May 12th  starting at 7.30pm  in the village hall. Tickets are on sale at the shop priced at adults £4, children £1, film-makers go free – see you there.

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