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.
Maidencombe Residents' Association