dear maidencombe resident,

 Happy April Everyone

As  we all adjust to the new normal, I wanted to write to say Hello to all  of our MRA members, and trust that you are well & coping with the  situation in which we find ourselves.  As you know, neighbours and friends have all pulled together in  wonderful ways, and I wanted to reiterate that if anyone needs any help  with anything at all, please don't hesitate to call either myself or  Rodney. We will do our very best to help.

We  have been using Zoom and Hangout on social media which has been great  fun and another skill that some of us have learned. We all live in a  wonderful place and are certainly blessed  with being able to get out into open spaces very easily for our  exercise. I would ask that we all continue to think about those who may  live alone and not have family nearby. Why not make a coffee and give  someone a ring later today. You may be the only person  they get to speak to and it will be a real blessing to you both.

The  MRA committee are continuing to meet via social media, so as always, if  there is anything that we can do on behalf of the community, please let  us know.

Most  of us are getting to grips with food deliveries. I have had some  excellent meat from Lloyd Maunder in St Marychurch. They are delivering  to me on Saturday between 4.30 & 6pm.  If you would like anything from them, please call ASAP on 327108 and  they will include your order in the Maidencombe delivery, straight to  your door.

We  also had some beautiful fish delivered from Brixham Fish Tel 200648.  All vacuum packed so can go into the freezer if you prefer. Thanks to  Lorraine Ford for the recommendation!

It's  good to support these local shops & please share any others who are  giving you good service. Caterfood (tel 664422) delivered non  perishables earlier his week and I now have  enough biscuits to last until Christmas!

You  will have seen from Rodney's update that a couple of weeks ago group of  us planted 60 trees on the Village Green and the Community Orchard.  These are all native trees including  crab apple and hawthorn, and will compliment the areas that we all so  enjoy. Sadly, someone has stolen 15+ of these trees complete with the  rabbit guards! Frankly, there is not much to say on this except – WHY?

On  the topic of our green spaces, big thanks to Rob Austin for cutting the  village green recently, and to Mac McCormick for mending the signage in  the Community Orchard. Several  folks have been including a litter pick, especially on the beach, in  their daily walk. It's amazing just how much rubbish, especially  plastic, that washes up onto our little beach. Let's take the extra time  we now have to "do our bit"!

So,  here's wishing you and those you love a very Happy Easter. Stay safe  and well and look forward to a big party to celebrate when this is all  over.

Best wishes
Chris Davies


Maidencombe Residents' Association