There will be a change in the Village tomorrow.

Poor William has been sat on his bench through sun, wind, rain and frost for years. He is now in need of, and deserves some R&R.

Tomorrow, he is to be taken on a holiday to Wadebridge, so that his creator, sculptor Richard Austin, can refurbish him. The refurbishment has become quite urgent, as he is suffering from many cracks in his body, and another winter is likely to significantly worsen his condition.

We will look forward to his return once he is fully refreshed from his holiday.