14 August edition published (but new app testing results will not be downgraded)

It is now three weeks since our last edition was published, which in some small way demonstrates that life is getting a little closer to how it was when the Village News last appeared in print on a monthly basis.

Today’s edition is the penultimate digital edition. As it is also the first edition for this month, I hope you agree that this is an august occasion. There will be one more on 28 August, which will surely be the ultimate digital Village News experience.

As there will be no Village News in September, be sure to send us plenty of articles for the ultimate Village News experience by noon on 25 August. It is an opportunity to let the residents know what you have arranged for September and, indeed, what is not taking place.

And there are only 4 weeks from now to send the editors any material such as adverts, articles, notices or reports, which you would like considered for publication in the printed October edition, the deadline being 6pm on 12 September.

Please send them all to editors.villagenews@gmail.com, but please tell us which edition they are for.

And now to our usual briefing…

A local team’s football has been deflated by a player and an opponent who were not satisfied with staying in the locality of their bubbles and saw fit to venture abroad without permission of their clubs. We are left wondering what game they were playing. Poker, perhaps, or Russian roulette? Some games have been postponed while the football is pumped up. The pressure is increasing.

For those of you still waiting, we are sorry to report that there is no word on the Nike repair vouchers, but another tranche will be released in due course.

We are delighted that, at last, a trial has started for a new version of our very own Race and Rest app. Without doubt, it has certainly been a trial. The Rest have not so far Raced to contribute, so the C-Number has settled down to levels that are far from ideal. The trial, however, continues and the jury is out on how well the new app will work. It has come not a moment too soon. In fact, it is a bit late in the day given that this is the penultimate digital issue; but we are where we are, which is right here in Nursling and Rownhams, in case you need a gentle reminder.

One thing we can be sure of: the test results achieved by using the app will not be downgraded. We have examined the consequences and the assessment process is robust and fair, honestly. So on your marks, get set for…

…this week’s edition which can be found in the library here.

Don’t miss our final digital edition and briefing on 28 August.

Keep safe. Keep well. Keep positive.