NOTES FROM THE SHED – Horrabridge news with some gossip included

The Shed is where the Horrabridge Times is put together. And where we end up with some leftovers which don’t quite count as straight news but might as well be passed on.

WESTERN POWER seems to be still looking for the cause of the intermittent power blips which give some bother to the village and neighbours.

The company is circulating a letter warning of possible power cuts while the overhead power lines between Yelverton and Tavistock are refurbished, with some new poles and connectors, trimming of surrounding trees and so on. But that is “routine refurbishment”, according to the engineers, rather than troubleshooting an identified problem. In short, they hope it will help but they are not quite sure. No timetable available yet.

CONGRATULATIONS to local artist Cheri Hunston, founder of the collective running the nice little gallery and classroom at Wildwood Arts in Chapel Lane. Her hand-painted contribution to the Dartmoor “Otter Trail” this summer raised £1100 at auction.

ANOTHER new off-road cycle track looks likely to be built, between Yelverton surgery and Lake Lane at Dousland, to connect Drake’s Trail with the Princetown Railway Path, despite some objections from along the B3212 that locals would rather have a better footpath beside the road, for pedestrians and pushchairs. Fact is, we are told, there is money to be had for cycle routes but not much available for highways and Devon County Council has decided it is building a “spectacular off-road path, bringing a range of benefits”. No costings available yet because cost will depend on what conditions are imposed by Dartmoor National Park Authority and what surfacing options are eventually chosen. The planning application is at

and there is a briefing, with map, on the Burrator Council site on Facebook.


Just being added to our What’s On listings …

* Local am-dram company The Tavonians are putting the finishing touches on their production of a hit comedy, Cheshire Cats, which will be touring early November, round venues including Meavy, Callington and Bere Alston. See

* Horrabridge School PTA running their annual Ladies Night 7-10 pm Thursday Nov. 2 – a pre-Xmas shopping event with 50 stalls already organised and places still open.

* Also – popular local band The Kingstons, who supplied the Record Of The Week for the launch of Radio Walkham, are playing The Wharf on Saturday.

Allfornow …

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