At a special awards ceremony in Taunton recently, our very own Helen Jowett was presented with Somerset County Council Chairman’s Award for service to her community. The citation read “Every community would love a Helen Jowett, and the parish of Otterhampton is very lucky to have her. Here is a person who puts others first and not a day goes by when she is not doing something for someone, somewhere; be it for the young, the old, the able and the not so able. Helen gives so much but takes so very little. ‘No’ would not appear to be in her vocabulary. Her life has not necessarily been a bed of roses either, yet you will never hear her moan about her lot. It is difficult to know where to start listing the reasons why she should be a recipient of this award, but during the past 30 years or so she has enhanced the community to such a degree through her involvement, energy, enthusiasm, commitment, compassion and sense of fun that she is respected and loved by everyone. The Parish Council cannot think of a more worthy winner of this award than Helen”.
COMBWICH VILLAGE MARKET
It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas!
Our bumper pre-Christmas market will be held on
Saturday 8th November 10am – 12 noon
At Otterhampton Village Hall
Lots of stalls over two floors and a free raffle ticket with
every tea/coffee purchased.
The winner receives a £20 voucher to spend at the market.
This is just one of the large loads which will be coming through Bridgwater along the C182 and past Combwich, every Thursday morning from now till Christmas.
(Photo by Angela Partridge)
“Kids” from three years old to nearly ninety, constructed sled kites in the village hall under the expert tuition of Mike Timmins and afterwards successfully flew them all on the common.
contains art, the art gallery on the habourside in Watchet is currently running an exhibition titled making an exhibition of ourselves: a self-portrait of west somerset artists
A couple of events not to miss are…
- portraits in words a poetry workshop for everyone led by pete the poet thursday 2 october 7.00-9.30pm £3
- family fun day where you can make your own portrait, try body-casting and see demonstrations of printmaking and ipad art saturday 4 october 2-5pm free
Take a look at the flyer for full details.
The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm, at Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet Harbour, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Do you have any photos of Combwich or surrounding areas? Send them to us – they may well feature in the 2015 village calendar. See below for full details.
The Inside Out – West tv programme about Steart Marshes is scheduled to go out at 7.30pm BBC1 on Monday 22nd September. The team have been out several times and some of the footage will be of the aquatic planting days.