The last Village Voice was produced in April but by the time it was printed and ready for distribution almost everything promoted in there had been cancelled. Some of you may have picked up a copy locally, but we weren’t even able to do our normal door to door delivery due to our volunteers being in lockdown.
Whilst much is still uncertain going forward, we are making a ‘comeback’ in August/September. To start, I’m certain there will be many people who would like to formally express their thanks to friends, neighbours and, of course, the Coronavirus Support Group, who have done a magnificent job throughout all this. You will also be able to read about consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan (the deadline for which is fast approaching) and how you can get involved.
Some of our local businesses will be up and running again and may wish to get the word out, and some of our local groups may be getting going again – perhaps with different times and arrangements.
So, if you have anything you would like to include, please send it to email@example.com, by Friday 31 July. Please pass this on to anyone you know who isn’t on Facebook.
Finally, some of our volunteer deliverers may not yet feel able to start again, so if you feel you could help out with a small round – even on a temporary basis – please let me know.
Looking forward to hearing from you again!
Originating in 2009 due to the enthusiasm and drive of Chris Roach, Pill Music Festival has become another successful event in the village calendar.
There has been a gap of several years since the last one, however the good news is that Pill Music Festival is going ahead again this year at various venues around the village, featuring a host of quality local talent.
- Wednesday 25 March – Pill Festival Band
- Thursday 26 March – An evening of various and varied local Ukelele bands; ‘Pauline’s Pluckers’, ‘The Rhynes’ and from Bath the ‘The Mother Pluckers’ at Pill Community Centre.
- Friday 27 March – Gordano Folk Club, a wide range of folk music from some of the best local amateur performers.
- Saturday 28 March – Various music workshops during the day, aimed at encouraging anyone to start or continue learning to play or sing. Also, performances in the afternoon and early evening from Pill Community Choir and the village acapela group ‘The Mudlarks’ , and from 8pm at the Memorial Club The Bee Gees tribute act.
- Sunday 29 March – Churches together at the Memorial Club followed by ‘Jazz in the afternoon’ at Lodway Cricket with ‘Afterhours’ and friends.
Most events will be free entry or run at cost (except for The Bee Gees, which is £8, and the workshops), with any money raised going to encourage and support, through the Festival Band, the teaching and playing of music by youngsters in the village. Look out for more details around the village, on Facebook and the Festival Band website, also on the Parish Council website.