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Wind Turbine Location Map
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 15, 2014 : Wind Turbine: More Images

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Watch out for our special Turbine page, coming soon
Exbourne and Jacobstowe page now has updates. Watch out for our special pages, coming soon.

CAMRA Success for Exbourne Pub
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 11, 2014 :

The Red Lion pub in Exbourne has beaten all comers to be voted Pub of the Year in North Devon. Here's a delighted Nick Hamlyn with the special banner that's just today gone up on the front of the pub. So what's the secret of your success Nick? Well, Nick told us, "it took us 5 years to reach this point. We've been in the Good Beer guide all that time and we've managed to build a reputation for quality and consistency. Any CAMRA members - we know the locals but anyone from elsewhere in the country can call in unannounced - can vote for us on the CAMRA web site. This year, that worked so well that we ended up shortlisted along with three other North Devon pubs, among them two previous winners! We were then scrutinised personally by CAMRA judges on all kinds of topics, including our ...
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Wind Turbines: Update
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 11, 2014 : Yesterday we spent some time with Holistic, the company helping promote the West Down wind turbine project, at their exhibition in the Community Centre. We've started a storyline on the Exbourne with Jacobstowe sister site HERE. Photos and other material will be uploaded there in due course. We will probably migrate the story to its own landing page shortly. Meanwhile CHECK THIS PAGE

WinTurbines Yes or No? It is up to.....
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 27, 2014 :

Wind Turbines, in Hatherleigh have your say at at the Community Centre on April 10th at 2:30pm to 7:30pm, the turbine will be 77 meters high and will effect the view from Hatherleigh Moor The same hieght as the one proposed for RUNNON MOOR LANE
Please take the time to express your views!! Phil Cookson Managing director of the company putting the plans forward says “A planning application is under consideration for submission to West Devon Borough Council for a 500KW wind turbine at West Down Farm, Jacobstowe, Hatherleigh. The turbine hub would be 50m high. West Down Farm is a site of high ecological habitat and species value which the landowner has managed sensitively for many years, under guidance and contract from organisations such as Natural England and their predecessor organisations and Devon Wildlife Trust. Ecological surveys and reports have been prepared to ensure minimal risks ...
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April Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 26, 2014 : The April 2014 Pump is now online, Here

By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 12, 2014 : I had an eye opening experience, last week, that left me ashamed of our democracy. The paid planners of the council, recommended that the outline planning application for Hatherleigh Market be approved as presented by the paid consultants. The paid consultants spoke on behalf of the owners of the land and stressed that the two options were just that, what was being approved was the percentage of residential, employment areas, retail, fur and feather, supermarket, shelter and parking space. What they failed to do was specify the percentages!! The unpaid Parish Council also supported the application although it is arguably outside the community plan. The unpaid members of the public who commented on the plans, to the Council were over 95% against the application.
A third option detailed below in a previous story at least gives a hope that the social and economic activities that the Market today provides for the ...
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Option 3 for the Market
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 28, 2014 :


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I personnelly think this is a good compromise. Please refer to numbers on images At the Meeting on Tuesday West Devon should consider this option

A worried resident has put forward this Option, arguements laid out below, Please email the planning ahenderson-smith@westdevon.gov.uk

Hatherleigh Market – Land use – Response to Option 2:

  1. Pannier Market  (with parking alongside for stall holders) with light bright ‘tent’-structure roof – in place of the divisory line of houses that would separate Town from Market. Flexible use for diverse events.
  2.  Auction Hall with forecourt – maybe Pyle’s could relocate (at least for bigger sales) and free up the pavement and entrance into Hatherleigh on their sale days. Flexible use for diverse events.
  3. Additional parking – in place of Allottments (this has already been proposed.
  4. ...
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Carnival Picture Exhibition
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

February 11, 2014 : The Carnival Committee is holding a "An Exhibition of YOUR Carnival photos" in Old School on Saturday March 1st, between 2pm and 5pm. "Celebrating 110 years of Hatherleigh Carnival" is how the poster describes it - see left, click to read a larger version. If you'd like to display your pictures, please write your name on the back and bring them along on the day, or call Louise on 811255. "We will return all your items," says Louise. Entry is free (for exhibitors and browsers) and refreshments will be available. Geoff Hodgkinson will show his portfolio of 2013 Carnival photos (plus a few from previous years too) at 3-4pm, with the chance to buy prints. Continuing In The George Hotel from 7pm.

Lewie's Head Shaved
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 3, 2014 :

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14 year old Lewie Embling from Hatherleigh had his head shaved to raise money for the charity Children with Cancer UK, on Sunday 2nd February, in the Tally Ho pub. Supported by friends and family, Lewie who had quite long and thick hair handed himself over to local hairdresser Michelle Heyman, who kindly gave her time to shave every last hair from his head.
Lewie was inspired to help the charity after hearing the story of 9 year old Charlie, who had suffered from cancer from being just a few months old, and due to his delicate immune system, had only met 7 people in his life. Lewie just felt that he needed to do something positive to help children like Charlie. So far about £500 has been raised and Lewie's Just Giving page
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Shrien Dewani past owner of Hatherleigh Care Village to face trial
By Anon

January 31, 2014 :

Shrien Dewani, who is accused of organising the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, can be extradited to the country, the High Court has ruled. Shrien Dewani is a director/owner, of PSPhealthcare, the registered owners of Hatherleigh Care Village.

The full BBC report can be seen here on the BBC Website.

For background if you missed it see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8186487/Honeymoon-murder-Shrien-Dewani-profile.html




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CPRE AGM - April 17 
CPRE AGM Michael Morpurgo, the author of “Warhorse”and founder of “Farms for City Children” will be speaking at our AGM at about2.45pm on the 17th April at the Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane EX20 3HB. His subject will be “Children and the Countryside”. All are welcome.

Ruby market - April 19 
The Bumper Festive Ruby Country Market in Hatherleigh in December drew record crowds to the Market and the Town where some businesses reported 3 weeks business being done on a single day. The market dates for 2014 are :- Easter Saturday April 19th Saturday July 19th and Saturday December 6th. If you would like to stall at this ever popular event, please contact the organisers through the website www.rubycountrymarket.co.uk or ring 07855187364.

Easter Bonnet Workshop - April 19 
Easter Bonnet Workshop Join us on Easter Saturday for an Easter Bonnet Workshop Sat. 19th April, 2-4pm Church Room, Northlew Bonnet templates & art & craft items provided for £1 donation or bring your own supplies and be even more original! Refreshments available Procession round the Square at 3.50pm with prizes for the best bonnets Everyone is welcome!

Easter Egghunt and more - April 20 
Easter at Hatherleigh Community Church Come and join us for our family service on Easter morning -Sunday 20th April, at Hatherleigh Community Centre.- Easter egg hunt, music, songs, stories and crafts. Coffee and cake served from 10.30am - service begins at 11am. Everyone welcome - bring your families and friends. For further information, call Ken/Rachel Bedford (01837) 810147

Market Meeting - April 22 
MARKET MEETING What is happening? Please come along and discuss the future of our town and market the Town Council, the planners, the consultants and the owners of the market are particularly welcome. At the community centre on 22nd April at 7:30pm.

PUMP AGM - April 23 
7pm in the The George Please come along after all it is your magazine

Management committee annual meeting - April 23 
April 23rd Management committee annual meeting 8pm Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. In Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Silk Workshop - April 24 
Silk Workshop, Thursday 24th April, at Arts & Crafts Of Hatherleigh, next to The Salar Gallery, 1.30pm to 3.30pm - come and design and silk paint a silk square you can then use as a hanging, on a cushion etc. Cost £18.00 per person, everything provided, bookings needed please (only 6 places, so first come first served) to Jilly 01837 811043 or e mail jilly@pottyforpainting.co.uk

Music Night - April 25 
Music Night 7.30 for 8pm start. We are looking forward to another enjoyable evening organise by the Gills. Entrance £5 will include a glass of wine; children £2.50. In Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Music Night - April 25 
April 25th Music Night organised by Jennie and Alan Gill (contact Alan if you're a musician). Entrance £5 including a glass of wine. Children £2.50 Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Coffee Morning - April 26 
Coffee Morning Okehampton Hospital Friends welcome new members from Hatherleigh The Friends of Okehampton Community Hospital will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Old Schools, Hatherleigh on Saturday, 26th April from 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon when they will be welcoming members and supporters who wish to attend and support the valuable work done by the Friends in providing equipment and comforts to patients. The Chairman, Martin Perry, said, “We hope for a good turn out from Hatherleigh who have always been very supportive of our fund raising activities that make such a difference to the services that can be offered by our wonderful hospital in Okehampton that serves the wider community. We will be selling cakes, books, and all the usual stalls as well as a special display of greeting cards especially produced for the Friends with photographs of local scenes that are always very popular. Recent purchases by the Friends have included equipment to aid leg ulcer treatment, physiotherapy and speech therapy equipment, an electric chair and various aids for the dementia patients. Supporters who wish to become members of the Friends should contact the Treasurer, Mrs Ann Lane on 01837 659671 – the annual subscription is £10 or a mere 20 pence a week. Further details from Martin Perry 01409 221376

Spring Fair - April 26 
Spring Fair On Saturday 26th April the Annual Spring Fair is being held in the Village Hall at 2.15 p.m., there will be Plants, Cakes, Bric a Brac/Books and a Fantastic Draw and Cream Teas.. Our fundraising events are very important to the Church as these are the main way of keeping the Church alive and paying for all the running costs, and we do appreciate all the support we can get, and look forward to seeing you. Any donations of goods will be gratefully accepted by Lorraine - 851246, collection available.

Winkleigh Morris - May 1 
7pm Seven Stars, Winkleigh

Oke Big Band - May 2 
Big Band Okehampton College Big Band is Coming to Town! 7.30pm, Friday 2nd May, Hatherleigh Parish Church Everyone is invited to a concert by the talented young people in the Okehampton College Big Band. It’s not to be missed! Tickets on the door: £6.00 Adults; £4.00 Children Half the ticket price will go to the Band and half to the Parish Church. Light refreshments in the interval. Everyone is Welcome!

Jumble Sale - May 3 
Jumble Sale The pre-school are having a jumble sale on Saturday 3rd May at 2.15 p.m. in the village hall. Please come along and support us. Any donations can be taken to the hall at mid-day or left at the pre-school. In Aid of Exbourne Pre-school

Plant Sale Hatherleigh - May 3 
Just to give you prior notice of our annual PLANT SALE which will be on Saturday, May, 3rd. All sorts of plants from veg. to shrubs, some unusual, will be there to tempt you and set you up for what is one of the 'big' gardening weekends of the year! And to help in this venture, if anyone out there has a surfeit of pots: 1 and 1.5 litre ( not too big thank you ), deep 'rose' pots, or seed trays do let us know and we will collect.

Car Treasure Hunt - May 4 
Car Treasure Hunt Sunday 4th May in aid of Hatherleigh School Association A fun event for ALL the family Stopping en-route for afternoon tea ending at the Tally Ho! for a BBQ Fantastic prize draw Please see posters for more details Hope to see you there!

The Alien Balladeer - May 9 
Beaford Arts – The Alien Balladeer In conjunction with Beaford Arts the Community Centre are putting on a show called ‘The Alien Balladeer’. Murray Lachlan Young will perform a selection of poems and songs from his BBC Radio 4 series of the same name. Murray is a poet, broadcaster and playwright who is on tour in the Spring and we are lucky enough to have secured a performance by him. The venue is:Hatherleigh Community Centre Friday May 9th Tickets £8 adults in advance Doors open @ 7pm Performance starts @ 7:30pm There will be a licensed bar. To book please phone Lisa 01837 810239 or drop into the Centre 9-12noon Monday to Friday.

Brownies Coffee Morning - May 10 
Hatherleigh Brownies Coffee Morning On Saturday 10th May from 9:30 – 12 Noon, We will be holding our annual coffee morning in the Church Rooms. The Brownies will be doing a raffle and running stalls for cakes, books, toys, plants and crafts. We look forward to seeing you all and appreciate your support in raising funds for the Brownies activities and crafts. If you have any enquiries about joining Brownies or helping us a Young Leader, please contact Alison Woodhams (Brown Owl) on 01837 810108.

History Society - May 12 
History Society Our next meeting will be on Monday May 12th at 7:30pm in Old Schools when Alan Parkinson will be giving an illustrated talk about the history of North Tawton School. As usual all are welcome! Brian Abell

Winkleigh Morris - May 13 
8pm Toridge Inn, Taddiport

Plant Sale - May 17 
Flower Club The next meeting of the Sampford Courtenay Flower Club will be held on Monday 12 May at 7.30pm in the Church Rooms. Sue Neale and Stuart will give a demonstration on 'Romantic Melodies'. All welcome. The club are also holding a Plant Sale and Coffee Morning on Saturday 17 May in the Church Rooms from 10am to 12 noon.

All that glisters! - May 21 
Dartmoor DFAS has enjoyed interesting and diverse lectures this year and these continue with Mary La Trobe Bateman giving an overview of contemporary British Jewellery under the heading 'ALL THAT GLISTERS?' On Wednesday May 21st. All lectures are given in the Charter Hall Okehampton and non members are very welcome. Tickets are £10, payable at the door and refunded if you become a member of the society. Excellent coffee and delicious brownies are served from 10.00 am. with the lecture starting promptly at 10.30. For more information contact Sara-Jane Cumming on 01822 860281

Comedy Evening - May 29 
Johnny Cowling who is fast becoming Cornwall's Première Entertainer will be be making us laugh in the Community Centre at 7:30pm. Doors and bar open at 6:45pm. Tickets £10 from Tidball Insurance Services.
This is a Hatherleigh Rotary Club Event to raise money for the Jenson Appeal. The aim is to send Jenson who has spastic diplegia and cerebral palsy to America for a life saving operation. Further details about his condition can be found on his website at www.justgiving.com/jensonspage

Hatherleigh Open Gardens - June 21 - June 20 
Hatherleigh Open Gardens June 21st & 22nd. 2014 – preliminary announcement. This should be the ideal time for most gardens to be looking their best, so if your garden is one of these, and you are interested in opening it, please contact Sally on 01837 810940

Bring and Share Picnic - June 28 
June 28th Bring and Share Village Picnic! Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Winkleigh Morris - July 15 
8pm Duke of York Iddesleigh

Ruby market - July 19 
The Bumper Festive Ruby Country Market in Hatherleigh in December drew record crowds to the Market and the Town where some businesses reported 3 weeks business being done on a single day. The market dates for 2014 are :- Easter Saturday April 19th Saturday July 19th and Saturday December 6th. If you would like to stall at this ever popular event, please contact the organisers through the website www.rubycountrymarket.co.uk or ring 07855187364.

Winkleigh Morris - July 29 
8pm Red Lion Exbourne

Winkleigh Morris - August 19 
8pm Half Moon Sheepwash

Winkleigh Morris - August 19 
7:45pm New Inn Sampford Courtenay

Winkleigh Morris - September 2 
7:30pm Tally Ho Hatherleigh

Hatherleigh Charity Ball - September 6 
Hatherleigh Charity Ball Saturday 6 th September West Fishleigh Farm Black and white theme. With a sparkle. 1920 's Apply now for tickets Up to Tables of ten £50 per person 3 courses and cheese. Wine and port on the table Music. Silent auction and. draw In aid of cancer research ELF - Exeter leukaemia fund Epilepsy Hatherleigh Carnival. For tickets or offers of help please Call Carol 07785971960.

Games Night - September 19 
SSeptember 19th Games Night, 8.00pm start Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Halloween - October 31 
October 31st Halloween. 6pm start Monkokehampton Old Schoolroom

Ruby market - December 6 
The Bumper Festive Ruby Country Market in Hatherleigh in December drew record crowds to the Market and the Town where some businesses reported 3 weeks business being done on a single day. The market dates for 2014 are :- Easter Saturday April 19th Saturday July 19th and Saturday December 6th. If you would like to stall at this ever popular event, please contact the organisers through the website www.rubycountrymarket.co.uk or ring 07855187364.

Winkleigh Morris - December 26 
Noon Duke of York Iddesleigh

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