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SAVE OUR BEDS Meeting 16th November Charter Hall
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 20, 2016 : The meeting in the Charter Hall, on Wednesday 16th, regarding the “New Health Service” envisioned for our area started out with Dr. David Jenner outlining the new primary care system which put the emphasis on treating people at home as much as possible, using major hospitals for acute surgery. Outlined in the Consultation document “Your Future Care”.
Angela Pedder O.B.E. said they had not done any modelling for the homecare option, which surprised the people in the hall.
Dr. Paul Neilson pointed out that in the past the funding for primary care had not increased while the care for acute care has increased significantly.
Dr. Jenner then turned the emphasis from the “Your Future Care” document to just about the closure of the beds at Okehampton Hospital.
Part of the consultation document has the ...
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December Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 20, 2016 : The December/January 2017 Pump now online Here

The Long and the Short of it! First Carnival images now online.
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 15, 2016 :

A representative sample of images from Carnival are now HERE.

A full selection will soon be available at the Carnival Web Site.

A Record Carnival?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 14, 2016 : QUEEN ELIZABETH, WITH PRESIDENT JEANHatherleigh Carnival did not disappoint on Saturday night, proving that this is one of Devon's most colourful events. Stuff happened from Friday evening onwards with, this year, music in the Square to keep things moving once the main attractions had passed. Very large crowds turned out on Saturday night. In balmy conditions - dry for once - 28+ floats and various walkers entertained and amused. A White House float telling the entire Trump election campaign story astonished by its length ... surely a record for this Carnival. Local Crepe Paper floats were world class as usual and many other entries were notable for their exceptional high standard too. Overall a "fantastic success." More pictures on the way here - keep visiting - many, many more soon on Carnival Web Site

thank you Okehampton College WON
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 5, 2016 :

Okehampton College has entered the M&S Energy competition. Please vote for Okehampton College so they can have a lot of LED lighting in the college. See here to vote

Save our beds protest
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 1, 2016 : This morning more then a hhundred people attended a protest rejecting the iminate closure of the maternity and elderly beds in Okehampton Hospital. After Redvers unit closing this new hospital is being prepared for closure following the closure of all other public care facilities in the area. If you cannot pay you can't have. That is ok when purchasing a car but is it ok when requiring care?

By Neil Price, Co-Editor

September 30, 2016 : Susan and I happened upon this today on our walk along Park Road. The grit/salt bin is now being used as a dog poo bin.....please dog owners use the appropriate bins. We may not need the roads gritted just yet but winter will soon be upon us. Dog Poo does NOT melt snow or ice, if you thought otherwise I am glad to be of service.

SAVE OUR BEDS protest 1st Oct
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

September 29, 2016 :

Maternity room shown,

Mike Davies Says "Save Our Beds - Okehampton Hospital- Facebook Page
PROTEST PHOTO: In their meeting this afternoon the Clinical Commission Group (CCG) voted against Okehampton Hospital being an option. I would like to thank Tony... Leech for speaking on our behalf and keeping detailed notes of the meeting. 
With this in mind I would like as many people as possible to turn up at Okehampton Hospital this Saturday (1st October) at 10.00am for thirty minutes for a protest photo. With as many posters 'Save Our Beds' as possible.
We will need to meet in Cavell Way by the main entrance. It will be unfair to meet right outside the main doors in case we restrict ambulances and people wanting to visit the hospital.
I have informed the Police and various press agencies.
Please pass the ...
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Well Done to OUR Silverband!!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

September 24, 2016 : Hatherleigh Silver Band are now officially one of the Top three 4th Section Brass Bands in the Country! They came 3rd in our section in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Finals held on the 17th September at Cheltenham Racecourse, an amazing achievement for the Band. There were 19 bands in the section and they came from as far afield as Dunfirmline and Crystal Palace. We were the only band representing Devon in the 4th Section. We worked very hard in the run up to the contest, it takes a lot of commitment from all of the our players and the Musial Director but the hard work pays off. Our MD Matt Green had high hopes for us and again he helped us bring out detail and excitement in the piece and we gave a great performance in difficult acoustics! The piece was Music from Kantara by Kenneth Downie. Have a look on our ...
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Hot Skating
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

September 20, 2016 :

The recent ChilliSkate Festival in Hatherleigh was hugely successful with some competitors travelling long distances to compete in the Skate Park contests. Okehampton Camera Club photographer Derek Stratton offered us a selection of pictures. FIND THEM 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.

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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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