THE FRIDAY WRAP (June 22, 2018)

Tonight (Friday June 22) from 7.30, Brit Country veteran Mark J Lee plays Meavy Parish Hall, with music going back to Hank Williams plus bar. Sample him at

Tomorrow (Sat June 23)

Juniors’ football tournament and barbecue running through the morning to early afternoon on Horrabridge playing fields. From 12 to 4, the regular summer fair takes place in Weir Park, run by the church. Radio Walkham and London Inn supplying outdoor music, beer and candy floss, and all arrangements on that are cleared with vicar and in keeping with license conditions according to radio chief Paul Hillier. The Rev. Gary Shirley said the programme was a matter for Mr Hillier.

Later at Methodist Central Hall, PL1 1BA, the Plymouth Military Wives Choirs have a concert starting 7.30 pm, £12.50 pp.

Next week

Friday June 29, from 7.15 pm, Tavistock Musical Theatre Company is recruiting for a production of The King & I, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, at the Quaker Meeting House, 4 Canal Road, PL19 SAR, near Bedford Square car park.

Saturday June 30 – Come & Sing invitation from Mount Kelly Choral Society, who will teach all comers to sing opera choruses from 10.30 am until they are ready for a concert at 4 pm, Tavistock Town Hall. Concert admission free. £10 a head to be a singer. Enquiries to

Next month

Saturday July 14 – Horrabridge Cavaliers’ Quiz, community hall (school), from 7.30 pm. Most people go in teams but places always found for spares. Take your own drinks and picnics. £2 a head. Definite bookings for a table will be welcomed by Bill Mullery – phone 854819

To also mention

Local interest is good enough to fill the new housing at Walkham Meadows with people who have lived in or close to the village for some while, according to a report from a West Devon housing officer to Horrabridge Parish Council this week.

Following a drop-in session at the parish hall, Alex Rehaag wrote:

“In excess of 35 people attended and the queue stretched out of the door at 4 pm.

“Some people had connections through adjacent parishes and some had not spent long enough in the village to qualify for a first priority. However, given the amount of people who had very strong connections, I am confident that the new properties will be occupied by people who are eligible by meeting the 5-year period as set out in the Section 106 agreement.

“I understand that the properties are due to be advertised in July/August with an anticipated completion date of September.”

Applications are still being taken and assessed, for need and for local connections, and the properties will be advertised soon on the website Devon Home Choice Or call Liverty – the new face of social housing landlords DCH, now merged with a similar organisation covering Somerset and Bristol.

PS to players

Horrabridge Rangers – currently top of their league at men’s level and running impressive junior and women’s sections – are looking for new adult recruits to play in a Plymouth & District Sunday league. Drop into training Wednesday evenings or Call Paul Gibbings on 079 690 16658.

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