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August Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

July 28, 2015 : The August Pump now online Here featuring the Flower and Produce show

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, weare asking the public how they would like to contact their local policing team.If you want to join the consultation clickhere.
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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Fire Station under Threat
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 17, 2015 :

There is a possibility the Fire Station in Hatherleigh will be downgraded, due to government budget reductions. This would entail the replacement of the full size engines with smaller appliances with less equipment and crewing levels. Our beautiful town with it’s thatched properties is under threat. Think what the insurance companies will do if this down grade gets approval. Please see here PDF letter sent to the Consultation Officer (email consultationofficer@dsfire.gov.uk) by our Mayor Andy Gilbert. I beg you to follow his example.

The Festival Programme out now!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

June 15, 2015 :
The programme is complete, the events are planned, let the excitement begin. Music, Workshops. Something for everyone! Programme here. and on Festival Website

!!Malmesbury Day Out!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 20, 2015 :
There are still seats available if you would like to join us on our trip to Malmesbury on Friday, June 19th, leaving Co-op, Hatherleigh at 9am. We will be visiting Abbey House Gardens, a spectacular 5acre garden beside the C12th Abbey in the centre of medieval Malmesbury. As well as the more formal gardens: knot garden, topiary, largest collection of roses in UK, monastic fish ponds etc, there are also woodland and riverside walks with wildlife in abundance. There are picnic tables down by the river if you want to bring your own or a cafe on site serving light lunches. Alternatively there are plenty of places to eat in the town itself. We will leave Malmesbury at approx 4pm so plenty of time, we hope, to enjoy your day. The cost, including garden entry, is 20 or 15 without garden. Why not give yourself a treat - you ...
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North Devon Art Trek
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 18, 2015 :

A Garden Studio of Gorgeous Colours
Local artist Celia Olsson is once again opening her studio for North Devon Art Trek 23rd May to 7th June.
Celia has been taking part in Open Studio events for a number of years and visitors, both local and from as far afield as London, Cumbria, France, Germany, Russia and Israel have enjoyed ‘Inspirational, gorgeous colours and freedom in a lovely setting’, ‘An uplifting half hour’, ‘Fantastic, really made me want to go home and paint’.
Visitors are welcome to look at the colourful, loose-style watercolour landscapes and Celia will be happy to talk about works in progress. Much of her work is inspired by the countryside she lives in and this year, along with her watercolours, you will be ...
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Float Movie online now.
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

May 9, 2015 : Geoff's 10 minute movie about Hatherleigh Carnival's Crepe Paper floats is now online. The movie shows how floats are made by a dedicated band of carnival enthusiasts, involving weeks of hard work. The results are always stunning, as seen in the 2014 Hatherleigh and Holsworthy processions. Enjoy!




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Any Hatherleigh organisation or person can have their material published here, courtesy of our sponsors. Clubs and Groups can have their own web address and an email address too if they wish. All free of charge. If you have your own web site, we can act as a portal to guide more visitors to your pages. Let's put Hatherleigh on the world map together.

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