Village Voice with Rosie Warrilow – 2nd May

With the weather warming up beautifully it’s great to report the start of the cricket season for Aveton Gifford Cricket Club. Our boys in white will be off to East Prawle on Sunday May 4thto kick off their efforts for 2014. I know its quite a trip but I’m sure they will welcome any intrepid fans that make the journey. As I remember it, the cricket pitch there is pretty good and refreshments for the tea break were always very good, so why not make the journey on Sunday?  Our boys are also looking for more players for this season so why not give it a try? Membership secretary is John Reynolds on 07977781047 for more details. The cricket club is holding a Pub Games night at the Fisherman’s Rest tonight at 7.30pm, which always proves to be great entertainment.

The Cricket Club will also be holding its Big Car Boot Sale on Sunday May 18th from 9am -1pm on the Shooting Field. The field will be open for setting up from 8.00am on the morning, refreshments for the sellers will be available from 8.30am, and dogs are welcomed but are to be kept on leads. Buyers entry and parking will be free. Cars will be priced at £5 and vans and larger vehicles at £8.00  – more details from R.Cole on 07799336957.

St Andrews Church will be holding a plant sale and coffee evening at the village hall on Friday the 9th of May at 7.30pm.There will be the usual stalls, plants, yummy cakes, produce, books and of course the white elephant stall. If you have goods to bring, the hall will be open a little earlier for people to get organised. There will be refreshments. Admission will be  50p, with children free.

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 12th of May in the village hall. This is always an interesting evening, with reports from all the village organisations, from the Church to the Police. The evening starts at 7,oopm with a shortened Parish Council meeting, then the reports commence, so if you want to know what everyone’s been up to, please come along.