DIARY DATES, COUNCIL DECISIONS – AND RECOGNITION FOR HORRABRIDGE TIMES

ON NOW

Meavy Hall hosting local panto The Ice Queen Of Meavy until Saturday night (Feb 15).

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ON SATURDAY (Feb 15)

Village hall, 10 am to 1 pm – drop-in presentation of Methodist Church plans for redevelopment of their old village chapel. Repeat on Tuesday Feb 18 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

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Leaping Salmon has Ellie McCall doing a nice variety of covers with voice and guitar, from 8.30. We found her putting a creditable version of Seven Nation Army together in her home studio HERE

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Also Saturday is Big Fix Day – a co-ordinated effort to have Repair Cafes open all over the country on the same day. Nothing very local – maybe next time. But there are cafes organised in Plymouth, Exeter, Ashburton, Torbay, Sidmouth, Exmouth and other Devon locations. Best starting point for details appears to be HERE

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Local folk scene champ Seth Lakeman is performing at St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth. Also hosting a Radio 2 series, Folk Map Of The British Isles, 9 pm Saturdays. Find previous episodes HERE

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NEXT THURSDAY (Feb 18)

New Judy Garland biopic, Judy, starring Renee Zellweger, is on at Calstock Arts.

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ALL WEEK

New production of Taming Of The Shrew at Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

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NEXT SATURDAY (Feb 22)

Apple pruning workshop at Lydford Gorge, 10.30-12.30. Booking essential. Call National Trust office on 01822 820320.

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AND COMING UP …

Announcement expected this week on transmission dates for new ITV series filmed last summer in Noss Mayo and Horrabridge – previously provisionally titled Glass Houses, now The Trouble With Maggie Cole, starring Dawn French.

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FOOTPATH ALERT

Broken trees were obstructing the footpath into the fields above the Leaping Salmon Tuesday night and Wednesday this week. Adam Minns given go-ahead to liaise with DNPA and do the work if they would pay.

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BEATING THE BOUNDS

The next ceremonial walking of the parish boundaries will take place on Sunday September 13 this year. Steve Roche organising for parish council.

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GRANFER OAK MEMORIES

The big old fallen tree known as The Granfer Oak, corner of Fillace Park playing fields by the brook into the Walkham, has been carved into a bench and locals are invited to have plaques screwed to it in memory of family who loved the spot. Parish council will fix suitable plaques. The specs seem to be brass, 10 cms wide by 4 cms deep, with one screw hole either end, but it’s not yet all quite clear and it might be wise to submit a design in cardboard first – to post box of parish hall. Some nice pieces of waste wood from the cutting also available. Contact a councillor or parish clerk.

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BENCHES UPDATE

One new bench installed on Bedford Green. Two more like it schemed for the corner by the river opposite Leaping Salmon. Second thoughts being had about the alcove in the park wall approaching the bridge: decision later. Two new picnic tables for Weir Park, in the same material – recycled plastic made to look like wood – approved at this week’s parish council meeting.

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HALL SOUND SYSTEM

With the help of local musician Sean Lakeman, the council has knocked £1,500 off the quoted price for a mikes and speakers system for the parish hall and has done a deal with WI to split the £500 cost of a DIY installation.

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UNSTICKING THE CLOCK

Church clock, maintained by the parish, is still chiming but hands are stuck. Local electrician to check fuses but if that does not work, specialists Smiths of Derby will have to be called in – and they nowadays require at least £300 of scaffolding for access.

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FOOTBALL FIELD LIGHTS

There have been complaints from across the river about the new lights on the pavilion carpark. Council to look into fitting shades.

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GRANT DECISIONS

Horrabridge Parish Council has voted to divide its annual allocation of support money for local enterprises as follows …

£600 for fireworks night support as required – starting with £150 to complete clearance of last year’s bonfire rubbish.

£100 each for Scout Group, for Horrabridge School books fund, for Radio Walkham and for the Horrabridge Times.

The Horrabridge Times thanks everybody for this recognition, which should help epersuade the taxman to keep allowing some office expenses as business spending.

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AND LIST OF THE WEEK

Thanks to Emma Cunis, who runs a Dartmoor days out business at www.dartmoorsdaughter.com , for the following:

Sea-fed pools with bather access around the local coasts …

Shoalstone Pool, Brixham – open May-September

Rock Sea Pool, Westward Ho! – when the tide is right

Bude Sea Pool – part natural pool

Jubilee Pool, Penzance – largest seawater lido in UK

Chapel Rock, Perranporth – when the tide is right

Polperro Bathing Pool – down steep cliff steps

Priests Cove Pool at Cape Cornwall

Treyarnon Pool, North Cornwall


allfornow …

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