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May Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

April 23, 2017 : The May 2017 Pump now online Here

Pot Holes in Exbourne
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

April 12, 2017 : Mr Steve Gazzard writes "Like most places in Devon and else where we are dogged by 'potholes' in ever increasing numbers. Sadly Exbourne has become another place to be affected by this problem. I know the matter has been reported to the Parish Council in hope that they from their official position might get the potholes repaired. Sadly this has not worked. As a result on the 2nd February 2017 I telephoned the Highways Dept on 034515551015 and reported the location of the potholes. I was given a Reference Number W17976664 and told the matter would be dealt and even thanked for reporting it. Sadly, but not to my surprise nothing was done. As a result I again contacted the Highways Dept on 29th March 2017 and politely told them of my displeasure that the promised repairs had not been carried out. I was informed that according to their records the potholes had been filled ...
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Police Commisioners Report March
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 29, 2017 :

Alison Hernandez, Police Commisioner for Deven and Cornwall, Monthly Report March 2017

Devon and Cornwall Police will introduce a new initiative aimed at challenging, and changing, the behaviour of first time offenders.

In her recently published Police and Crime Plan, Alison pledged to focus on preventing reoffending and diverting people away from crime. full report here

South West Devon Joint Local Plan
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 17, 2017 :

South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2nd consultation phase is now live.https://plymswdevonplan.co.uk/policy?areas=west-devon
For Hatherleigh this means a new settlement boundary and a proposal of 50 more houses for Hatherleigh (on top of the 106 for the market) and employment space for an area beyond Moor View on Holsworthy Road.
The link to view the full Plan is here
What do people think about this? How will this impact on the towns infrastructure especially the primary school? Have your views changed since the Community Plan consultation? Views either way let your local Councillors know.
There is a drop in session on Monday March 20th, 3-7pm at Hatherleigh Community Centre. WDBC officers will be on hand to answer questions.

By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 4, 2017 :

Hatherleigh Silverband are taking part in West of England Bands' Regional Finals at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Chestnut Ave, Torquay TQ2 5LZ 01803 299992 on Saturday 11th March and 12th March. Further information here

Hatherleigh Silverband did well last year so hopefully they will do better this time.

Sign up to Nightwalk
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 2, 2017 : Support the work of Hospice Night Nurses
Women across North Devon can now sign up to Nightwalk 2017, after registrations opened this month. The ladies-only moonlit walk takes place on Saturday 20th May and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Those taking part will be helping to raise £100,000 for North Devon Hospice nurses who provide care during the night.

Nightwalk has become the single largest charity event in North Devon, after bursting onto the scene 10 years ago. The 2017 edition is set to be the biggest and best yet, with new routes, more entertainment and plenty of surprises in store.

Ali Hunt, head of fundraising at the hospice, hopes that local women will rally to the cause. “North Devon Hospice is providing more care during the night than ever before. Both on our Bedded Unit and in ...
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Police Commisioners Report
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 16, 2017 :

Devon and Cornwall Police Commisioner's February report is here

Graham Hole's Running for Barnardos
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 16, 2017 : Team Barnardo’s London Marathon 2017
On 23rd April I will be pounding just over 26 miles of London's streets in the Virgin London Marathon. I am running the race in aid of the Barnardo's charity. But why put myself through the pain I hear you say.
On 15th July 1936 Kathleen Joyce Bundy was born in Uxbridge. At the age of 3 weeks old Kathleen was taken away from her older brother and sister and placed in the Stepney Causeway children's home, run by Barnardo's. Kathleen remained in Stepney until she was 4 years old. In 1940 Kathleen and a number of other children were evacuated out London to Horam Hall because of the second world war and Kathleen called Horam Hall her home until she was 7 years old. During this time the Matrons in the homes were the only parents ...
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NHS Patient Participation Group (PPG)
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

January 8, 2017 :

NHS Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Come and have your say on the We are having a meeting on Friday 27th January 2pm at the surgery and it would be great if you could come along and perhaps join the group and discuss time scales for an insertion in the Pump.
From April 2016, it has been a contractual requirement for all English practices to form a patient participation group (PPG) during the year ahead and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population. Click herefor more info
The first Patient Participation Group was set up by a GP in 1972 and many general practices in England now have a PPG. Generally made up of a group of volunteer patients, the practice manager and one or more of the GPs from the practice, ...
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SAVE OUR BEDS fill in the forms on Tuesday 20th
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 17, 2016 : I you want to travel to Tiverton to visit friends and family if admitted to your local community hospital, you will get your wish. If you want to have them admitted to your local NEW Hospital in Okehampton, please fill in the response form here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T85TCPT. remember to fill in the other option on question 1 to include Okehampton. You may wonder why Tiverton is in all their favoured options, half an hour’s drive from Exeter. The reason is that it is a Public Private Initiative which has made it too expensive to close.

There is help to fill in the forms at the Cosden Room, Ockment Centre, 10 am -7.30 pm, Tuesday 20th December helping you to fill in the CCG Response Form. Help Sessions.

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Hatherleigh's town council opinion

 The meeting in the Charter Hall, on Wednesday 16th, regarding the “New Health Service” envisioned for our ...
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Two new movies of the 2015 pulls on one disk with superb cover photographs from Geoff Hodgkinson. "The Morning Pull" covers the entire 10-min run and includes SledCam footage, music and history. "The Evening Pull" is a newsreel film featuring the Hatherleigh Silver Band. It's won two Festival awards so far.

Mail geoff@ggh.co.uk to order, or buy from Ruby Information Centre or The George Hotel. All proceeds to TB funds.


is on Nov 12th, 2016

Here's a flavour of the 2015 event

Queen 2015 (courtesy of Jilly Chandler)

Queen (2015)

Peter Rabbit (crepe paper, 2015)

Mary Poppins (pm, 2015)

Snap, Crackle, Pop (crepe paper 2015)

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