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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

April Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 22, 2015 : The April Pump is now online featuring RUBY MARKET Here

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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Any Ideas? For Hatherleigh Festival 23-26 July or Funday 30 August
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

January 23, 2015 : Hatherleigh Festival
Our next fundraiser will be the very popular chilli festival which will take place on Saturday 23rd May.  This year as part of the festival in conjunction with the Salar Gallery we will be running an Eileen Gold painting competition........A picture of Hatherleigh, what Hatherleigh means to you. The winning entries will be made into cards.
Is there anything you would like to see at festival? Workshops you would like to attend? Any ideas? Any bands you would like to see again or Recommend?
Its your festival! Its Hatherleigh festival......we are listening so
please make sure you let us know. Please like our facebook page and keep an eye on our website.  www.hatherleighfestival.co.uk
Our email address is info@hatherleighfestival.co.uk

Invitation for local groups to parcipitate in the Fun Day Sunday 30th August ...
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Turbines - a reminder!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 2, 2015 : JACEX have reminded us that the threat from Wind Turbines is still growing. Check our Exbourne with Jacobstowe pages for latest updates.

Independence for Hatherleigh?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 2, 2015 :

The banks of the River Lew throbbed with election fever yesterday (January 1st) as four 'parties' vied for support in Hatherleigh's first ever vote on independence for Devon's smallest town. (Click the pic for more pictures). It was clear that there's lots of support for the idea, but who has the resources to take us into uncharted economic waters now that offshore oil mining in the Lew is no longer viable? The river bank became Speakers Corner as arguments (and various scuffles) broke out. Miss Whiplash and several bobbies intervened but they could barely keep control in the heightened atmosphere of the Hatherleigh hustings. Mayor Andy displayed his neutrality - as well as his expensive taste in official cloaks and bling - as he tried to keep track of votes on his crapometer ... er, clapometer! There was some chaos at this point and we're not sure of the ...
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Ruby Market Success!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 16, 2014 :

The Ruby Market held on the 6th December was well attended as usual. The reindeer were having a well deserved rest before their big day, after all they do all the work while Santa gets the credit! Christmas was in the air as the crowds went looking for that elusive present for that brother or sister. The next Ruby Market is on April 4th 2015. Make a note!

A use for your Tax Disc holder
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 16, 2014 : Use your Car Tax holder, for a cause that may save your life. A template for your tax disc identification is here. It could help you in the event of an accident. Courtesy of Okehampton Transport





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