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June 2020 news from Saxtead

27 May 2020

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News from Saxtead June 2020

At All Saints, Saxtead, the glorious Mount Fuji cherry tree has shed its blossom which now forms a pink silk carpet up to the locked medieval door of the silent church. It has not been possible for the PCC to meet due to the isolation and distancing guidelines, and Sarah Rimmer has sadly notified us that our annual Church Fete has had to be cancelled. She is hoping that something can be arranged, if allowed, in the autumn.
The Loo Committee and Bill Roberts were unable to meet in the garden at Trust Farm due to distancing numbers, however the budget has been accepted and the architect will be asked to go ahead with the preparation of tender documents to be sent to a number of contractors.
The Saxtead PCC sewing group have sent more than 2 dozen masks, 5 sets of scrubs and 10 laundry bags to Foxearth so far. Sandra, the Housekeeper at Foxearth, rang to say how grateful they are for them and please could they have more masks and scrubs. So many village houses were swathed in bunting for VE Day. Everyone in the village over 70 will have been very much aware of VE Day all their lives as we were surrounded by people who had fought in the war. Very few families had no member who had died in action, paying the price for our freedom. Christina