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July Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 24, 2017 : The July 2017 Pump now online Here

Can You Help Syrian Refugees?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

June 20, 2017 : When we first asked this question at the public meeting held at Tavistock Community College in February 2017, (writes Angus Doulton, Chair of West Devon Safe Haven) the immediate result was to form the group which is now called West Devon Safe Haven. The group is working towards helping a small number of refugee families to settle in West Devon and become members of our community. This is all part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. This scheme supports and funds a small number of refugees who are considered most vulnerable to move directly to the UK, from UNHCR camps in Lebanon and Turkey. West Devon Safe Haven is working with West Devon Borough Council to find suitable accommodation and then to help the families settle into their new home and so make their first months in West Devon as easy and welcoming as possible – not forgetting that most of our new families will have ...
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Could you be a Rural Champion?
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 19, 2017 :

Do you have a passion for your parish?
Our aim is to build stronger communities and reduce social isolation in rural areas which may otherwise be “hard to reach”.
With this in mind, a Rural Champion is an individual volunteer who is active in the heart of their own community to raise awareness of all local services, including those of the Transitions Project, and also local volunteering opportunities.
This is a flexible, enjoyable and rewarding role for those aged 18 and over, with a monthly commitment of about 2 hours and with any out of pocket expenses reimbursed. No DBS check is necessary.
If you are:

  • outgoing, empathetic and enthusiastic about your own local area
  • with a basic knowledge of IT

And are willing to:

Young Photographers show what you can DO!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 11, 2017 : Opportunity for local Artist’s / Photographer’s at Hatherleigh Festival We are looking for local Artist’s aged between 16 and 25 to show their artwork at an exhibition during Hatherleigh Festival. This is a great opportunity to have your work exhibited in an exhibition, which will be seen by the Festival crowds. You may submit up to 3 pieces of work in any form, including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media. Depending on submissions, work may be subject to a selection process. If you would like to show your work please send a photograph of your submissions together with your name, address, age and a brief description about your entry to indiragladstone@hotmail.com by July 10th There is no entry fee. If your work is for sale please also state the price including 5% Festival commission. We are really looking forward to seeing your work, please put the word out!

Our “Music in the Barn” Day
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 27, 2017 : The day dawned bright, sunny and warm on Saturday 13th May 2017 for our Musical Afternoon in the Barn at our home “Oakhayes” between Monkokehampton and Winkleigh. After a week spent preparing the Big Barn for the Orchestra known as the Bondleigh Barn Band to perform in, also to accommodate the audience, together with the Baby Barn which our team of 5 ladies used to prepare the Devon Cream Teas, all was at last ready. In great anticipation, 39 musicians turned up at 1.45pm to park in the field and then to tune their instruments in readiness for playing and from 2pm onwards nearly 200 folk turned up to listen to us playing everything from Classic, Jazz, Folk and some sing-along songs which everyone joined in – we made it easy by having the words on a big screen for all to read so there was no excuse for people not singing !! In the interval our ...
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Keep Hatherleigh Tidy lets pull together!
By Clare Tyson

May 21, 2017 : Having served as Mayor of Hatherleigh for a year now and being a Town Councillor for a number of years I’m well aware that kind spirited individuals pick up litter and weeds around town, the question is - is it enough? A similar concern was raised by a resident at the recent Annual Parish Meeting requesting that some areas around town need attention and give a poor impression of the town to visitors. The problem of litter for instance can seem a bit relentless and it can feel that no one else is bothering. The perception of acting alone can be demoralising against what seems a tide of people too busy to stop and give 5 minutes of care. This is a difficult thing to address – who should put in the effort? Mr Moorcroft and Mr Cole do a tremendous amount and their efforts are rewarded with payment but unfortunately their time cannot cover everything that ...
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Hatherleigh Parish Pump AGM NEXT WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Tally Ho!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 11, 2017 :

Hatherleigh Parish Pump AGM NEXT WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Tally Ho!

Agenda Here

Ruby Country Photographic Competition
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 9, 2017 :

Open to all non professional photographers the subject may be any scene, animal, bird, person(s)or activity within the bounds of Ruby Country. A map of this area can be found on the Ride the Ruby Country Website here.
The competition will be in two categories:-
Adults and children over twelve and children under twelve years of age.
There will be cash prizes for the winners in each section and a perpetual trophy for the “Best in Show”.
Entries limited to four per entrant must be in the form of un-mounted prints up to a4 in size and be sent or delivered to the Ruby Country Information Centre at 15 Market Street, Hatherleigh, EX20 3JN stating the category in which it has been entered and the photographer’s contact details on the back of the print. Entries close 3rd ...
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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




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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.


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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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