WHAT is happening at the doctors’ surgery in Melbourne? That appears to be one of the burning issues at present.
Following complaints and questions by members of the public, the parish council has decided to write to ask what the practice’s plans are.
Parish council chair Sheila Hicklin said “it’s quite obvious that it’s not functioning fully”. Practice manager Alison Coomer, in a comprehensive response to criticisms, says in this month’s edition that Melbourne surgery has no plans to close permanently.
The Covid pandemic continues to have a marked effect on life and you can catch up with what is happening regards the local Remembrance Day services, the Wakes and Christmas lights events.
We also highlight the effort of Jack’s cafe owner Sarah Best, who has spent the past five months providing hot meals for elderly and vulnerable people.
Despite the cafe being closed Sarah single-handedly made 1,100 meals. The favourites? Fish pie, macaroni cheese with smoked bacon, and home-made old-fashioned faggots. And the cafe is now open again.
There are two youngsters making the headlines in the September issue, too.
Henry Molloy has won a place at a prestigious ballet school, while Effie Ballard is one of 32 of the original 15,000 applicants to join the StageBox musical theatre development programme.
We also challenge anyone to beat Lesley and Chris Hough’s wonderful sunflower. Grown from seed, it measures an impressive three metres, 42cms in height.
Have you grown one bigger?
See the September edition of the Village Voice for details on this and much, much more.
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