Well it has not been a good start to the cricket season…!  But I am hopeful that Rob the Rainman will be reporting on more pleasant weather as we head out of a very wet May into a promising June.  With better weather we will be able to fully enjoy all of the outdoor events that are being organised for the summer.  As we cross our fingers that we are emerging from the last lockdown (hopefully FOR EVER!!!), these outdoor events provide an opportunity for us all to get back into the swing of going out! 
On the centre pages you will find information on a nation-wide initiative to record levels of biodiversity in our churchyards; both Linton and Upton Bishop churches are taking part; more details can be found in the village pages. Please take a look at these pages to find out about all the other events that are happening on your doorstep.
A little further afield, in Hereford, the famous Knife Angel will be visiting Hereford Cathedral in late June.  I am looking forward to seeing this amazing sculpture, which has become a national monument against violence and aggression. 
Finally, we have decided to increase the number of pages in the Chimes magazine by 4; so we have more space for your news and to promote your events.  So please do keep on sending in your pictures and articles.  They make us smile…and hopefully you too!