Article for July/August Messenger

As I write this (at the end of June) it is with the hope that we are nearing the end of Covid-19 restrictions. Of course, what should have been the end, on June 21st has had to be pushed back until 19th July due to rising case numbers.

Locally, KAMP staff, and teams of volunteer marshalls, have worked extremely hard to vaccinate huge numbers of patients, and we thank them for their efforts. For those of us who have had both jabs, it is perhaps tempting to believe we no longer need to be so observant of social distancing, hand washing, mask wearing etc. Unfortunately, whilst younger age groups still await their vaccinations, all of us have a responsibility to each other to remain vigilant.

Having said that, we should not be afraid to get out and about and meet up with family and friends. Our local shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, community tea room and Bouverie Hall are all keen to welcome you back, so please do what you can to support them.

A few dates for your diary over the summer:

Pewsey Local Youth Network of Wiltshire Council (LYN), Pewsey Community Area Partnership (PCAP), and Pewsey Parish Council are working together under the leadership of Dawn Wilson to put together two “Fun Days” to be held in the Bouverie Hall and adjoining Car Park:

Sunday July 25th   King Ramps are bringing a 6ft Half Pipe with a demo crew of BMX and Skateboard riders to show tricks, do workshops and competitions.

Sunday August 22nd  Wiltshire Outdoor Activity will set up a 23m climbing wall.

The events will run from 11.00 to 16.00 and are open to 8-18 year olds on a first-come-first-served basis. During the day there will be light refreshments available in the hall, along with crafting activities (making friendship bracelets and bath bombs). Both events will also provide the opportunity for young people to tell us what activities they would like to see in the village.

Banners, school leaflet drops and social media will all provide details nearer the time, but please tell any young people in your life about these exciting events, and also their chance to make their voices heard.

At the end of August we can look forward to another Carnival Scarecrow Competition (over the Bank Holiday weekend) and perhaps many of you are already working on your displays. Whilst it is disappointing not to be able to have the Carnival Procession again this year, I know Carol Parsons and her team are working hard to ensure a number of traditional Carnival events can still go ahead.

Last but not least, I would like to congratulate Rev Jennifer Totney on her new appointment to Westcott House Theological College, Cambridge.  Of course, their gain is our loss and we will be very sad to say farewell after her years of dedicated and committed service to our community.  I am sure you would join me in wishing Jennifer, Chris and Rosie the very best for the future.

Enjoy a safe and happy summer.

Curly Haskell

Chairman Pewsey Parish Council

 PEWSEY RELIEF IN NEED CHARITY is a small local charity set up to assist Pewsey Residents. To be eligible for help you need to have been a Pewsey resident for one year or more. For more info. Please contact the Parish Clerk.

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