As we spring into the month of April, we look forward to Easter egg hunting, April Fool's day and devouring the many chocolates from the Easter bunny. Because April is a great month for baking, we have a lovely easter recipe for you to try on page 44. We also have many events within the village with lots of charity and musical events, have a look at our new What’s on page (pg 25) for more information. We also have information on the Havana Ball Fundraiser on page 26, make sure you get your tickets and support the Community Centre. Hagley Theatre Group will be performing Little Shop of Horrors from Wednesday the 12th through to Saturday, April the 14th, more on page 41. If you need to burn calories following the many consumed easter eggs, have a look on page 33, where the Active Seniors have a rundown on all of their classes. Finally, thank you to Megan Bury for her lovely pancake poem on page 31. Happy Easter everyone!

DID YOU KNOW? The Romans called this month Aprilis, which may derive from the verb aperire meaning "to open", referring to flowers and fruits opening.

Esther Gittoes