The Dittisham Short Mat Bowls Club had their annual prize giving dinner last Friday. A young man of seventeen, David Fletcher, rather swept the board proving that bowls is not just a game for the oldies (a lovely word that is probably politically incorrect). Arthur Wotton, honorary president, presented the trophies. The winners of the drawn pairs were Malcolm Fletcher and Phyllis Trant, winners of the mixed pairs plate were Di and David Fletcher, most improved player was Mike Cornish and the singles winner for the third time, equaling Arthur's record, was David, guess who, Fletcher.  The AGM is on Monday 11th May at  7.00 pm in the Village Hall. 
If you feel like challenging David then do  have a go on Monday nights at 7.15pm.


For those keener on outdoor sports we have a unique event this month and it is hoped that it will be well supported. For the second time in twenty two years Dittisham United Football club has reached the  Cup Final.  Traveling to Wembley is not required but you will have to get to Moor Road Playing Fields at Ipplepen to see them play against the Marldon Reserves.  This is all happening on Monday April 20. Kick Off is at 6.15pm.  Supporters please wear green and black.   Souvenir scarves may or may not be on sale at the gate.  For further information please contact Vic Andrews on 722 373

At the Parish council meeting sadly there was only one member of the public present.  However, reports were received from St George's Bell Ringers. the Dart Harbour authority, Ditsum Players, Dittisham United Football Club, Dittisham Horticultural Society, Dittisham Regatta, Dittisham Sailing Club, Dittisham Short Mat Bowls Club, the village hall committee, the west Dart Bus committee and the Dittisham Women's institute. Blackawton school and the parent and toddler group could not come.  Who would think such a small village could have so many organizations. 
As a result of the resignations of Adam Milton and the chairman, Inka Gabiel  there are vacancies and the clerk, Linda Cookson, has also given three months notice. If you are interested please contact Linda on linda.cookson@zen.co.uk

Easter Services are as follows: Good Friday 6.00p, Easter Sunday 9.15am.  Children so welcome as will be the easter eggs they will find in the church.
Our village folk are famous for not buying tickets until the last moment so be warned that if you do not ring John Wells on 722 414 soon you will be disappointed and not be able to see the talk of the town production ‘Our Town’






Sally Christensen