Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 22nd January

Firstly, a slight apology for last week. Due to circumstances beyond my control, our news was put under the wrong heading last week and just to say sorry if you missed it! Hi to Chillington and Stokenham who weren’t included at all!!

Last week I did pop down to the Fisherman’s Rest to listen to the Jazz, and I must say it proved to be a most enjoyable evening. The featured band was the impressively named Roger Marks Cornish Armada who delighted the packed  lower bar with a lot of familiar standards, and they also featured some wonderful New Orleans style jazz. Band leader Roger Marks played trombone brilliantly and had worked with the late great Humphrey Lyttelton, not bad for A.G/. The Club will open its doors again next month on the more usual date of Tuesday 2nd February when John Shillito’s Select Six will be the featured artists. As guests are welcome you don’t necessarily have to be a member to enjoy the music, but as with all clubs these days, new members are always welcomed with open arms.

One piece of news was given to me too late for last week’s deadline – and just a quick reminder that I can receive items up until Monday evening to get a realistic chance of fitting them in. There will be a coffee morning tomorrow in the village hall in aid of Diabetes U.K. Jane Mann is organising it and the event will start at 10.30am with all the usual stalls and refreshments. Funds are always needed to enable research to take place, particularly into type 1 diabetes, which is also known as childhood diabetes or early onset diabetes.Type 1 is an auto immune disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin, suffers having to inject insulin. Only 10% of diabetes suffers have type 1, so more research is vital to help them; please support Jane and her team to raise funds for this vital charity.

Yvonne Knapman has been at it again and has knitted some lovely mittens and headbands to be sold to raise funds for the village shop. These are now available for purchase, mittens £5 and headbands £4. There are many colours available, or have a word at the shop and choose your own colour scheme.

There has been a green and yellow budgie found on the Tidal road this week and he has been duly rescued. If you own him or know who does, please phone Molly or Roger   on 07517665706.

This year’s Aveton Gifford Film Festival will be held on May 25th in the village hall. If that seems a long way off, it’s not really, and now is the time to prepare your entries. The films must be no longer than 5 mins and can be of any subject suitable for family viewing. Please visit the Surf Hams Film Collective Facebook page or the village website for more details. The closing date for entries is May 9th.                                                                                                              

St Andrews welcomes Rector Neil Barker this week for a Family Communion service which will start at 11am.