SQUEAKS FROM THE SHED

EASTER will be mainly online this year. The new local rector for the Church of England, Rev. Andrew Thomas, now moved into Yelverton, said today:

“Of course sadly this year there will be no Walk of Witness at Sheepstor, Family Service at Horrabridge, or the many acts of Easter worship around our churches, but we are all still here, we are all still worshipping and we are all still looking out for each other.”

Andrew has introduced himself at

www.westdartmoor.church

From today ( Thursday) through to Monday, both Church of England and Methodists are streaming daily services through Facebook and websites. We all know who to ask and if not, it’s probably a good time to find somebody eh?

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CAVALIERS are trying to deliver an Easter Egg for all village children who put a decorated egg in their front windows but to be sure, email an address in to Andrew Collins by 6 pm tonight.

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RADIO WALKHAM is organising a phone-in garden party for Monday and inviting requests.

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PARISH COUNCIL will not hold its usual monthly meeting this Tuesday and the annual parish meeting has been postponed. But since last meeting, council has decided in private discussion against chipping in to the school’s fund for a new all-weather playing field, which is slightly controversial because it looks like a problem for the football club juniors in terms of FA-standard pitches available for matches. Councillors decided the only money they had spare was better kept for the new Fillace Park pavilion project.

Meanwhile, with council support, the club has got a grant to improve drainage of its own pitches, meaning they can be used more in the long run. Details announced by Horrabridge Rangers secretary Ian Mulholland on Horrabridge Noticeboard this week. Good work by local negotiators. But the club says it still needs continued use of the school space.

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WEST DEVON COUNCIL has appealed to householders to stop overloading the rubbish collection service with extra bags from shed clear-outs, now that we are all contemplating what might be our last chance to get everything tidy. But at the same time, the authorities are warning against bonfires. Can’t have it all ways, can they? Seems to us a good time for a few bonfires. Today we are burning paper for the sake of the binmen – but salvaging metal from the ashes like gypsies.

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IN THE GARDEN, a mad early start with nearly all the seed the shed could yield, has gone well so far, thanks to the weather gods giving us all a break for once. Except we don’t really know what all the seedlings are. In the spirit of the new age, we tried marking them with ink and scrap plastic, pencil and slate, etc, but they all washed clean. What we need is lolly sticks. Or has anyone got a good tip?

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HERE in The Shed, where the Horrabridge Times come from, one project for The Emergency is to update a draft guide to the local wildlife, now posted but requiring a bit more expertise and probably a little less wild speculation, at …

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http://horrabridgetimes.net/index.php/2020/03/22/for-discussion/

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TEAM HORRABRIDGE, the local co-ordinators for shutdown effort, have had at least one generous cash donation so far and are settled in for the long haul in terms of getting us all through all this. Bank account coming soon. Meanwhile, offers of donations or cash and calls for help being picked up mainly on Facebook but you can email teamhorrabridge@gmail.com or call 07598 958251.

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THE NEWS gave us pause a few times. For bad news, with the growing evidence that cats and dogs can carry the virus. For good news, with all the features on city lads finding a new kind of work cutting crops.

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EVERSFIELD ORGANICS have had to put their plans for a new shop at Dartmoor Inn on ice but meanwhile we offered them space to try the Horrabridge Times …

allfornow …

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