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June Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 23, 2015 : The June Pump now onlie (due to printer problems please could you return any physical copies to the Pottery or the Paper Shop) Here

!!Malmesbury Day Out!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 20, 2015 :
There are still seats available if you would like to join us on our trip to Malmesbury on Friday, June 19th, leaving Co-op, Hatherleigh at 9am. We will be visiting Abbey House Gardens, a spectacular 5acre garden beside the C12th Abbey in the centre of medieval Malmesbury. As well as the more formal gardens: knot garden, topiary, largest collection of roses in UK, monastic fish ponds etc, there are also woodland and riverside walks with wildlife in abundance. There are picnic tables down by the river if you want to bring your own or a cafe on site serving light lunches. Alternatively there are plenty of places to eat in the town itself. We will leave Malmesbury at approx 4pm so plenty of time, we hope, to enjoy your day. The cost, including garden entry, is £20 or £15 without garden. Why not give yourself a treat - you ...
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North Devon Art Trek
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 18, 2015 :

A Garden Studio of Gorgeous Colours
Local artist Celia Olsson is once again opening her studio for North Devon Art Trek 23rd May to 7th June.
Celia has been taking part in Open Studio events for a number of years and visitors, both local and from as far afield as London, Cumbria, France, Germany, Russia and Israel have enjoyed ‘Inspirational, gorgeous colours and freedom in a lovely setting’, ‘An uplifting half hour’, ‘Fantastic, really made me want to go home and paint’.
Visitors are welcome to look at the colourful, loose-style watercolour landscapes and Celia will be happy to talk about works in progress.  Much of her work is inspired by the countryside she lives in and this year, along with her watercolours, you will be ...
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Float Movie online now.
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

May 9, 2015 : Geoff's 10 minute movie about Hatherleigh Carnival's Crepe Paper floats is now online. The movie shows how floats are made by a dedicated band of carnival enthusiasts, involving weeks of hard work. The results are always stunning, as seen in the 2014 Hatherleigh and Holsworthy processions. Enjoy!

World Premiere for Crepe Paper Movie!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 23, 2015 : On Saturday evening in The George Hotel photographer Geoff Hoddgkinson is showing his pictures of the 2014 carnival. About 400 images will be projected onto a 6ft wide screen, starting 7.30pm. Entrance is free so come along and see most of what happened on the day, plus behind the scenes action of the preparations (tar barrels, torches, float building, etc.) The world premiere of Geoff's 2014 film "'Tis a Devon Thing" will also take place. The film focuses on Hatherleigh's unique Crepe Paper floats and how they are made, with procession footage from both Hatherleigh Carnival and Holsworthy Carnivals. The film will be linked from the Carnival Web Site afterwards. DVD's will be on sale on the night; picture prints can be ordered in the usual way. All profits to Carnival funds.

Ruby Market
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

April 21, 2015 : Here is Alan Beaman's latest video of the Easter Ruby Market, there is a doubt that the Market may not be available for the next Ruby Market, so keep your fingers' crossed

Car Boot will NOT close
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015 : The Sunday Car boot will restart under new management from 12-2:30pm

National Plant Monitoring Scheme
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

March 11, 2015 :

Fancy counting plant life in an area near you? Then perhaps the above project is of interest? A group of charitable organisations are running a project to record plant life in a collection of 1km squares countrywide. Volunteers are sought to undertake counting and recording in a square local to them twice a year. The project aims to explore how plants in different habitats are responding to changes in the environment. A fuller explanation is HERE.

So that you don't have to, we underwent the task of logging in to www.npms.org.uk to find out what was involved, in particular what squares are available within a 30 mile radius. There are around 20 in Devon and the majority are still up for grabs including one near to Hatherleigh, so if you're interested in joining this project we recommend you respond immediately. Volunteers may be ...
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The Hatherleigh Monster Wind Turbine is now AT APPEAL update
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 2, 2015 : The Hatherleigh Monster Wind Turbine is now AT APPEAL
Appeal reference no: APP/Q1153/W/15/3003384
Application 00635/2014 - Heane Farm Wind Turbine - Hatherleigh
An appeal has now been lodged against the refusal of planning permission by West Devon Borough Council for the industrial scale Hatherleigh Monster wind turbine at Heane Farm off Runnon Moor Lane.
The span of the blades alone are 54metres or the equivalent of the distance from the entrance of RGB to the centre of the roundabout & over two & a half times the length of a cricket pitch. The height is that of a 26 storey building (taller than John Lewis in Exeter) Many of you will have seen the blimp flown last June and are aware of how it will be seen towering above Hatherleigh from many directions. The conservation area ...
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By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 12, 2015 : Hatherleigh players have been working hard on this years pantomime, Aladdin, written by Ben Crocker, adapted to suit the cast with a few surprises and a Bollywood twist. Aladdin has been set in India with its stunning, vibrant costumes and exciting Bollywood dance along with all the usual panto fun and laughter. 

The show has a cast of nearly 30 including 10 young players. It is directed by Cindy Squire, Aladdin is played by Christy Pepper, Abanazar by Alan Jones, Widow Twankey by Richard Cornish, Wishee Washee by Sandra Collier, Princess Jasmine by Abi Ashworth, the funny policemen are Jane Fawcett and Steve Shaw, the genies are Kathy Christopher and Eliza Squire, the Maharajah is Bernard Jones and Tyson the tiger is Martin Kelly. We have live music led by pianist Mrs Shirley Dilling, clarinet -Elsa Harriades, Sax - Jemma Young and drums - Robin ...
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