Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 12th February

This week sees the start of the long awaited Watershed Project from SWW. The aim of this project is to separate the run off water from the roads and properties from the sewarage system. Over the years there have been  several instances of sewage flooding the road, especially in Jubilee Street. Work this week has been concentrated behind the Memorial Hall to fit an overland drain to help ease the flow during times of flooding. There will be work on the road during Half Term week, to fit a water pipe to take water from the school and Pulleys Close. There will be two way traffic lights in force between Feb 15-19th. Hopefully all the work should be completed by the end of the month.

Hello all you loved up people this week! If you still need a last minute Valentine’s gift for your special person, Dinah has some yummy heart shaped tarts available in the shop, these special treats are gift wrapped and the shop is also stocking wrapping paper, chocolates and cards to make it a very special Valentines Day for A.G. The shop is also stocking a range of gluten free items so please feel free to ask at the shop for any advice needed in this field. Yvonne is still knitting and has produced some warm mittens and headbands for sale to help with funds for the shop – you can chose from lots of different colours. Tony Porter has written a new book “Whatever Next”, and this is now available from the village shop; it covers his experiences while working at Biba in Kensington, a store founded by his sister-in-law. Tony went on to have his own P.R business in London which helped to organise London Fashion week.

Tomorrow is Soup and Puds day again from 12-2pm in the village hall and an array of beautiful home made soup and yummy puds will be available for the reasonable price of £5. The proceeds will go to the hall refurbishment fund, so come on down and enjoy, there is a small army of regular attenders so be early!

If you are still feeling romantic, don’t forget that the Fisherman’s is having a Valentines Day lunch event between 12 -2pm. Also in the Fisherman’s on Feb 27th at 7pm there will be a fundraising event for the village fireworks fund. This popular  Skittles and Curry night will also include a raffle to boost the fund.There will be a prize for the winning skittle players.                                                                                                                                                                      

St Andrews will be hosting a Communion by Extension sevice at 11am this Sunday with Reader Joyce Howitt.