Saturday 19th was our Litter Picking morning, in line with the National Tidy Britain Campaign. The posters announced, ‘Meet at 10.am at Village Hall’ – well some people did, but others with commitments either started earlier or later. Anyway, in all, thirteen people set out to clear away litter. There were eight ladies, four men and one young lad, plus a family group, and between them they gathered eighteen large sacks of rubbish. Some were quite shocked at the number of drink cans, bottles, cardboard cups and food wrappings found in our hedges. One or two remembered from younger days, ‘If you eat sweets wrapped in paper while you are out walking, put the papers in your pocket and then into the bin when you get home.’ A good piece of advice! Someone suggested that if we collected more often, we could keep the village tidier all the time: a sensible suggestion. What do people think? Hearty thanks to all those who made the effort on Saturday.
The Sunday Service was conducted entirely by Warden Patsy, apart from Peter, ringing the bells and Pauline, playing the organ before and after the Service. As ever the Service went very smoothly. We are very grateful to our Wardens for their service in these difficult times and also to the two Stewards, who, apart from occasional absences, man the doors each week – or should I say, ‘woman’ the doors each week?
The current week is Coffee Club cake week again. We are asking Coffee Club members, since we are unable to hold our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning this year, whether they could make a small donation to Macmillan, which, as usual, I will then forward to the Macmillan Cancer Charity. On Friday morning, 25th September, Heath Close residents are holding a Cake Sale for the same good cause, so I urge people to support this venture, too. It runs from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm.