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Siamese Cat goes missing in Gatcombe

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Our very lean lovely Siamese boy is lost. Please could you check any outbuildings, as he loves to sleep in cosy places… He’s missing from the Gatcombe area of Littlehempston and was last seen on Thursday 28th May. He has a microchip. Please call Nick or Nicky on 01803 868624, 07801 183179 or 07899 818714. Thank you!

Fete needs strong backs!

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Can you spare an hour or two to help set up or take down the village fete? Your trusty Fete Team of 6 people can manage most things, but some of us older ones have bad backs! We need help on Friday 19th (5.30 to 7.30pm) and on Saturday 20th in the morning. (The fete starts at 4pm.) One of the hardest bits of organising the fete is clearing up the next day, so the Fete Team need as many people as possible to come to the field to help clear up on SUNDAY anytime between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 5pm.

It would make an enormous difference to both our backs and morale if you could come even for a short time. Many hands…

Gardening and Dancing in May

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What a merry May we had! Did you know that one way of getting rid of ground elder was to eat it? Not too much mind, as it has a laxative effect. That and many other fascinating answers were given to lots of questions posed by local gardeners and answered by an expert panel, Ali Marshall, Ray Hubbard and Terry Underhill, at a sunny Gardeners’ Question Time event last month. Val Hoare learnt that Crimson Crush tomatoes were resistant to blight, Jo Clark heard that her yellowing leaves could be due to a sodium deficiency and we discovered the valuable mineral properties of seaweed (spray on leaves in the evening). Many thanks to all who contributed to the magnificent Plant and Produce stall and who baked the delicious scones for the Cream Teas. The event raised over £500 to keep our beautiful church and Community Space open for all.

The sun also shone on the Dartington Morris Men who entertained outside the Tally Ho. A veritable Olde Worlde scene! And afterwards tradition continued inside with much downing of ale and some very fine singing led by our visitors from Dartington. A great time was had by all and the Morris Men posted: “A great evening out and a superb welcome from the folks at the Tally Ho, Littlehempston. Thanks so much for having us!” Come back soon!

Why Do Pilates?

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Many thanks to Brenda Sleeman for this article. Her classes are open to men and women of all ages and are definitely worth a go! It’s handy having them in Landscove too, as you’re welcome there if you miss the Littlehempston one.

Pilates exercises offer many benefits: these include better balance and core strength, as well as improved posture and flexibility. Muscles become leaner and longer, a sense of general well being is achieved, as well a flatter tummy! Pilates is also great for preventing lower back injuries and to loosen general stiffness.

Classes are taught in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, and each exercise is structured to be as gentle or as intense as you need. This makes Pilates great for all ages and levels of fitness. We meet each Tuesday at 3pm in the Community Space at Littlehempston Church, and each Wednesday at 11am in Landscove Victory Hall. Your first class is free, and then £5 for each class you attend. Do come and join us! Call 01803 864579 or 07702 984201 for more details.