WI: The rain held off for the WI garden party in Beryl and David’s garden in Stevens Crouch went last Thursday but David had erected a marquee and sitting inside gave a definite holiday feel to the afternoon. About twenty-four members attended and enjoyed Beryl’s very interesting quiz, which despite being lifted from the current WI diary, proved particularly difficult. Sandwiches, cakes, china, tea urn and raffle prizes were all transported by the Committee who worked very hard, but as usual enjoyed doing it.

The next meeting of Catsfield WI will be in the Village Hall on Thursday next, the 3rd September at 2.30pm and will be our ‘At Home’ meeting. Members are reminded to bring something to show the meeting and say a few words about a subject that interests them, this year the topic will be ‘Hobbies’ – maybe something that you’ve made yourself or have a special interest in doing. It doesn’t matter what it is or how long ago that you made it, or maybe it could be a sport or class that you attend such as cooking, art, yoga, pilates, singing. It will be interesting to see how many different hobbies in which our members are involved and perhaps to hear about some subjects that will surprise us.

Quiz Night: On Saturday 5th September the latest fund-raising event for the parish church of St Laurence and will take the form of the very popular Quiz Night at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The tickets are on sale now in the Village Store or can be bought at the door and cost £5 per person. Liquid refreshments will be available but bring your own nibbles.

Sport: Cricket was cancelled owing to the early rain on Sunday, which was particularly galling as it turned out to be a lovely afternoon. We hope to play at Netherfield on Sunday, the last match of an enjoyable and largely successful season.

Apologies: for the recent lack of content in your Village Voice, but as everyone is aware, in August most things are put on hold during the holiday season. Hopefully after the bank holiday this coming Monday things will pick up a bit, the children will be back at school soon and more activities get going again. Please don’t forget to call me on 01424 316309 or email if you have anything that you feel the village needs to know about.

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