Following a second programme meeting with various representatives of village interest groups, lots of events and projects have been agreed on and the printed programme content is almost completed. Events start in March and continue through to December, although some are not finalised we will keep everyone posted throughout the year. We have sorted out what we hope to be helping to organise during the pivotal week in May 4th – 10th, in conjunction with the various groups and venues in the village. The programme is very exciting and includes a street party, a village fete and a period dance, all in the spirit of the 1940s. A printed copy of the programme should be landing on everyone’s doormat, courtesy of the Bishopsteignton Scout Group, very soon.
Meanwhile we are holding an open meeting at the Ring of Bells on March 16th at 7pm, to encourage volunteers to sign up for the many and varied tasks involved in the organisation of the Village Street Party on May 10th, and the various other events. There are a great bunch of volunteers in this village who are always happy to help so we hope to see as many of you as possible on that evening. If you would like to help but cant make it please get in touch with us.
The first event on our year’s programme is on March 14th with the Inaugural Community Allotment Open Day ‘DIG FOR VICTORY’ project, from 11am-12.30. The project will involve setting up part of the Community Allotment as a working DIG FOR VICTORY plot where the gardeners and volunteers will use it as it would have been at the time and use the 1940s Government’s month by month propaganda leaflets to grow all that veg that fed Britain during the war years. Anyone in the village who would like to help will be welcome to go along and get digging!
So look out for you VE Day programme and come along and join in the fun!