Village goes GlastoRadio Walkham has organised an impressive list of Plymouth pro and local amateur talent for the Party In The Park in Horrabridge tomorrow (Saturday). Their programme is:

1.15 Liv Allen

1.45 Laura Mouncher

2.15 Highway Revisited

3.15 Gozer Goodspeed

4 Matthew North

4.45 Alan Dakin

5.30 Jorgie Dadds

6- Georgia Omarah

Performers wanted Tavistock Musical Theatre Company still filling chorus places for its forthcoming production of The King & I. Open audition on Sunday (August 5) at 2pm, Kingdon House, Tavistock. Email or phone 01822 855030, or just turn up.

Pub wars news – Mike Huda is negotiating to stay at the London Inn after his existing lease from Punch Taverns expires in November next year. The news of his decision was announced on Radio Walkham’s website this week. Meanwhile, the long-awaited opening date for the refurbished  Leaping Salmon bar rooms looks like being weekend starting August 17.

Wanted Man – Police are trying to locate a 35-year-old man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his release conditions.

Ashley Drake was sentenced for murder in September 2005 at Plymouth Crown Court and given a life sentence to serve a minimum of 12 years. He was released on license from HMP Dartmoor on Monday 16 July 2018.

Drake has links to Plymouth and Bristol.
He is described as around 5ft 2inch tall and of slim build with short dark hair.

Contact police on 999 quoting log 534 of Sunday 29 July.

Ashley Drake

Newly diaried – Bad Manners at The Wharf on August 11, including original frontman Buster Bloodvessel. Wrestling at Tavistock Town Hall same night. Ocean City Blues n Jazz Festival in Plymouth all next weekend. Also next weekend, Saturday night 9pm to midnight, Clearbrook’s children’s activity group, Clearbrook Wild Child, holds its annual meteor and shooting star watch, open to all ages. Next month, Saturday September 1, they are organising a Forage & Fire outing aimed at families – : a lesson in cooking what you can gather from Dartmoor.. See

The Garden House at Buckland is offering a class with its head gardener, September 5, on Designing The Garden For Late Summer Interest: £35 a head.

For August 25, Chagford outings specialists Dartmoor’s Daughter .are taking bookings, fiver a head, for a walk ending at a wild swimming pool, Belstone Tor way.

* See also this week’s update on Horrabridge Parish Council affairs at


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