ON Saturday, June 10, a cream tea was laid on by the catering crew of St Andrew’s Church in Stratton to thank the Bude-Stratton town councillors for saving the local shop and post office from being sold for other usages.

An appreciative toast was proposed by Rev. Teresa Folland to the town and county councillor Peter La Broy, new Mayor Cllr Mike Dawe, plus other members of the council, and of course a very happy David Shepherd the shop and post office proprietor.