THINGS are getting a bit waterlogged here in the village. There are pools of water in the cemetery at the top of the hill, and even bigger pools of water at Pool Piece, at the bottom of the hill. The potholes at the top of The Common on the Ledbury Road are becoming dangerously deep so please take care.

For those who were hoping that the Farmers Arms would be up and running this month, I regret to say that this will not be the case. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the new tenants will not be able to open to the public until later in February, but they are busy taking up occupancy.

If you fancy yourself as a photographer, you might like to enter the village hall photographic competition.

The theme is Wonderful British Villages, and all you have to do is submit a photograph of the village and you could win a lovely prize, plus up to £300 for the village hall. For more details, see the village website or contact Richard Lee-Buxton on 01531 635116.

Already we’re heading into the last week of January, and so on Thursday 30 at the said hall it’s time again for the Curious Blend Coffee Morning. Come along at the start of this year and share your news with others while enjoying some refreshment.

All village activities and clubs are under way again, and services at Christ Church are Sundays at 9.30am and Wednesday prayer also at 9.30am.

Remember to diarise the ceilidh on Saturday, March 8.

VALERIE CLARK 01531 630257