I am sorry to have to report to you, on behalf of the Parish Council, that John Smith, who was both a parish and district councillor, passed away on Saturday night. Following a recent, unexpected, diagnosis of cancer, John spent a number of weeks in hospital and returned home about a month ago. Whilst this outcome was inevitable, it has happened much sooner than anyone expected, and we are very shocked and saddened by the news. In recent years John played a big part in village life and his passing leaves a considerable hole in the community. Our thoughts are with his sister and her family. His wish was that a celebration of his life be held at the Church Hall in the coming months, we will of course share details once they are known.