DITTISHAM VILLAGE VOICE ISSUE MAY 15 2010

 

Attention Pet Owners there will be a weekly Vet surgery from Monday May 10 from  4.30 to 5.00pm and then every Monday at the same time  at Aurora Lodge, The Level.  When Angela Colling and her partner, John Wright, heard that there used to be a Doctors’ Surgery in the village they came up with this brilliant idea and have converted an area fit for purpose  in their house   It says in the notice that there is no waiting room and images of Rolph  the Rottweiler ravaging  Pasha the Persian kitten and  Fred the ferret eating  Snowy the rabbit came to mind.  But Angela assures me  that people and pets can wait outside in the shelter of a balcony.  Appointments should  be made in advance to Dart Vale Vets 01803 862142 or 832422. Use or lose it. Talking of cats a home is needed for beautiful Blossom Eunice Moore’s old friend.  She is nineteen years old and just needs  a quiet loving  place to be for a while.  Please call Ann on 01803 770346.  Many people in the village have tried to persuade the Clinic in Dartmouth to start up a weekly surgery for homo sapiens  in the village again. Premises are available and it would so help those who do not have a car and indeed those who do because parking near the surgery is hard to find.  If it does not happen I suppose we can all take horse pills. The Ditsum Players AGM was well attended.  There is now a new Secretary, Alex Thom. A warm welcome to him.    Paul Vincent has become Vice Chair and Alun Sherwood has joined the Committee to represent  the Cornworthy members.   The Treasurer reported that finances are healthy.  A play has already been chosen for the Dartmouth Drama Festival and there will be a murder mystery in December .   On Thursday May 6 the Chairman Pat Heighway invited the twelve pantomime sewing circle ladies to a cream tea at the Anchorstone Café as a thank you for their efforts. It was a jolly outing some  good stories were shared such as the discovery that Alderman  Fitzwarren’s   pockets had been sewn   on upside down.  That same afternoon the annual plant sale was held at Blackness Cottage in aid of Cornworthy Church.  The tranquil little hamlet of East Cornworthy was bedlum for an hour. The plants literally flew out of the garden and by 2.45pm almost nothing was left.  Well done the Bryants.  .  Last year I wrote about the dirtiness of our village  streets.so I was very excited to see a man sweeping  Higher Street. I stopped to chat with what   I thought was a council worker and was rather embarrassed to discover that he was the owner of the property there.  We discussed street cleaning at some length and discovered that we had both lived in the States where homeowners look after their own patch.  It works you know. There was a fund raising lunch at The Apprentice on Friday April 30.  HRH Prince ~Edward was there and the Dittisham table  had a great time and contributed hugely the trainingforlife  charity by bidding cleverly in the auction and winning great prizes.  Last but not least  whist drives are back at the village hall on the last Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm,   The next one will be  May 26th. Happy Birthday to two lovely ladies brought up in the village.  Kate Vincent and Penny Heighway will celebrate their 40th birthdays on Saturday May 15th.  Don’t forget the garden party fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support Trust May 22nd Middle Meadow, the Level.