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Flower and Produce Show Saturday 22nd August
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 24, 2015 : Susan Gill write "Well that's it for another year and 'well done, you'! Another very successful show with some stunning exhibits, especially the flowers which seemed to have emerged unscathed from the vagaries of the weather in the last few days. Entries were up in most classes and standards extremely high. Mrs Pat Canham won the cups for most points in vegetables and fruit and, combined with her score in the flower classes, just pipped Les Cole to win the Autumn Challenge cup. Les did have just reward, winning the new Paul Stafford memorial cup, presented by his widow, Christina, for the most outstanding dahlia exhibit; indeed, the same exhibit won 'Best in Show'. Nan Passmore won the Homecraft Challenge Cup for cookery, and the 'Best Pasty' cup, as well as the Rose Bowl for most points in the flower arranging classes.The cup for flowers went to Made-Well while Debbie Laing-Trengove won the photography cup. Mike ...
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September Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 24, 2015 : The September Pump now online Here featuring the Flower and Produce show

Extra Council Planning Meeting
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 14, 2015 : On Tuesday 18th August the Town Council holding an extra meeting to discuss some planning issues in the town, mainly is being the Bridge Inn to convert to a Vets plus dwellings. The extension at Knight’s Court and some also tree works in Higher Street. The other planning issue that might be raised is the retrospective planning for Elm Cottage, in Red Lane.
The planning application details for the above can be found on the West Devon website at http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/planningSearch/default.aspx Just click the link and enter Hatherleigh in the “Address line”  click box “Only show applications still open for commenting.”Then click “Click to search box”.
If you would like to comment or talk at the meeting please email the Town Clerk on grannylockrocks@gmail.com. ASAP four days notice is required

The Future of Okehampton Library
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 14, 2015 : Developing Your Library Service An exciting new era is on the horizon for Devon Libraries, with plans to set up a new independent organisation to run the service. Work is underway to establish a staff and community owned ‘mutual’ which would be commissioned by Devon County Council to run libraries on their behalf from April 2016. We will be looking for non-executive Board members to help oversee the running and the future development of the new libraries mutual in the early Autumn. If you are interested in receiving information about this please let us know via futurelibraries-mailbox@devon.gov.uk and we will send you information as it becomes available. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in your local library and we are always looking for friendly, outgoing people to help us. Please ask Okehampton library staff for information on their Friends Group which you could join. Forthcoming Events at Okehampton Library For ...
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Percy Denford 1891-1915
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 10, 2015 : Monica Jones reports Percy Denford was the third young man from Hatherleigh to be killed in action during the Great War. He was a private in the Devonshire Regiment 8th Service Battalion, his regimental number was 12596. He died on the 25th September 1915 in France and his name appears on the Loos-en-Gohelle Memorial in Calais. Percy was the son of Walter and Ann(nee Tucker) Denford and was born in Higher Street, Hatherleigh, the sixth child of the family. His father Walter was a horse carter on a farm and Percy, after leaving school, went on to become a waggoner working for Thomas King on Hayne Farm in Hatherleigh until signing up to the Devonshire Regiment.

Saying Goodbye
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 1, 2015 : On 5th September in Exeter Cathedral, the trust is holding a Saying Goodbye service. I am trying to spread the message about the service, as we want as many people who have been affected by this as possible to be able to attend.

We know that as 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss, you will have contact with a significant number of people who have either personally suffered baby loss, or who have a partner or family member that has, so we wanted to ask if you would help us in promoting the service.

To read more on the charity head to the the Saying Goodbye website, which you can find at:
www.sayinggoodbye.org. On the site you will also be able ...
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Save our Bees and Verges
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

July 13, 2015 : Yes, there is a connection and you can help with both with these ideal summer holiday projects! Road verges are one of the most important, best loved and frequently viewed habitats in the country. So why are they still being destroyed?

Want to BEE INVOLVED? Families can now discover whether their local area is good for bumblebees by looking for bee-friendly wild flowers such as foxgloves, dandelions and clovers in their local green spaces. The results can be uploaded to a virtual meadow map of the UK. For more about both projects visit our EXBOURNE PAGE

Hatherleigh in Bloom!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 30, 2015 :

Hatherleigh in Bloom!
There are disasters around the world, everyday another atrocity seems to occur. Little things build up into a big idea. Ideas become theories, theories become facts and the truth is left behind through logic. I can get away with it! Little acorns grow into mighty oaks! Someone believes that nothing will happen if I steel a hanging basket.
Please return or replace it who ever took the basket which kindly donated by the Council.

The Bashers have Bashed it!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 28, 2015 :

The Ukulele Bashers have taken on the task of reopening the Tally Ho! brewery and produced a brew that Charles Young would be proud! Every drop has to be savoured. After a couple of wet runs the Ale is now a challenger to the best that the Dartmoor Brewery can offer.
By the way they also play Ukulele and are pretty good at that too!
They improve on all fronts by the day. GOOD LUCK to Ben Bailey, Peter Embling and the gang.

Tony Hogg, Police Commisioner's June Report
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 20, 2015 :

The summer is upon us and this is the busiest time of year for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner from an engagement point of view.
Our team is out and about across the peninsula in the next few months listening to people to find out what they expect from the police force.
There are two big consultations ongoing at the moment.
First, we are asking the public how they would like to contact their local policing team. If you want to join the consultation click here.
We are also asking people about their experiences of cyber crime so that we can properly assess the scale of the problem across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We are also asking the ...
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