Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 17th August

Oh dear, it seeems that we have a problem with people acting suspiciously in our area again. There were reports of two men just wandering around the Tidal Road area, just generally looking into houses and also checking out cars in the adjacent car parks, and then  they made their way up Fore Street. This incident has been reported to the Police and one such person has been detained recently, but it seems that there are more about; the advice is make sure outbuildings, cars , are securely locked!

It is , of course, Classic Car Show day next week on Bank Holiday Monday, and this year there has been a new organising committee.The show is a wonderful fund raising event for the parishes various children’s organisations and facilities. Well done and many thanks to Rick Clayton, Ian Stainton and Chris Knapman for their contribution. Thanks to Mandy Tucker  and the Hive for organising the raffle and thank you in advance to the Cricket Club for volunteering to organise the parking.The organisers will however still need people to help out on the day, things like manning the entrances or helping out with the raffle, so if anyone can offer an hour or two of their time please contact Rick Clayton on [email protected] .or visit the village Facebook page to offer help. The show will take place from 11.30am- aprox 3.30pm. Its a lovely day out for all the family and there will be delicious cream teas available from the Fisherman’s Rest too, definitly not to be missed!

There was a story I heard of last week which had a happy ending. Chris and Ray from the Fisherman’s Rest had an unexpected visitor, in the shape of a small stray dog. The kindly pair offered the little stray food, and its confidence returned, and with patience they gained its trust and they were able to read the number on its collar. The dogs grateful owners were reunited with their pet, it having run off on a visit to a birthday party.

The village shop is still looking for part time staff,  and a Saturday person please call into the shop to see Peta for more details.

St Andrews will have a Matins service which will start at the usual time of 11am and will be led  by David Scott.