Welcome. This is a community web site for the villages of Exbourne and Jacobstowe in Devon, England, along with the nearby villages of Meeth, and town of Hatherleigh. Anything related to these places can find a home here free of charge, thanks to our sponsors. Please take time to read their pages (left, or see home)
Just a gentle reminder that the deadline is fast approaching (5th September) for the photo competition to 're-photograph' and re-interpret the selected James Ravilious photos of Exbourne and Hatherleigh (and any of the others if you feel like it!). Have a look at the web site, find the image you want to 're-photograph' and click 'more' for details of where the image is, and to upload your entry. Get out there and get snapping soon!! The digital image needs to be uploaded via the web site BEFORE 5th September! See here for details: http://photos.beaford-arts.org.uk/
Beaford Arts photo competition
Recognise this? Or the faces? This is one of James Revilious' images from the Beaford archives, sent to us to promote their photo 'New Perspectives: Celebrating Beaford Arts at 50' competition celebrating their 50th Anniversary. You are invited to take a new photograph in response to those taken by James Ravilious along the lines of 25 samples now being shown on their web site HERE. Selected photos will be exhibited at The Goodwin Gallery, Petroc. There are more details on how to enter on the hatherleigh.net front page, along with another old image, this time of the market. Or, enter via the Beaford Arts photo comp page HERE.
The Community Fete will be held in and around the Village Hall on Saturday 25th June 2.15 pm, to celebrate life in the village and our Queens 90th birthday. There will be lots of stalls, delicious tea, a fantastic draw and much more besides. Do come along and enjoy an afternoon with friends, and help generate income for the churches and charities.
New Chairman for Parish Council
A list of councillors for the current year has just been published. Find it HERE. A notable change is that Steve Blakeman is now Chairman.
Annual Stuff from the Council
A flurry of documentation has arrived. It's useful stuff and we hope you enjoy reading it!
Last year hatherleigh.net helped promote the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, in which volunteers up and down the country went out to survey 1km 'squares' of land. We've just heard that this resulted in the recruitment of over 1100 volunteers. A message from the organisers has been received. It reads: "We thought you might be interested to see what your hard work has helped us achieve. Follow this link to see the results from 2015 and the projects plans for the year ahead. There are still lots of squares available for surveying so we would be hugely grateful if you can use your communication channels to promote the scheme again using either the newsletter (above) or the NPMS flyer. The live map on the NPMS website shows the squares that are available.
We particularly need to promote the scheme in remote areas as well as areas containing coastal and upland habitats." The scheme is a partnership between Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI); JNCC; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Plantlife and is backed by the government. Volunteers survey 5 plots in a kilometre square close to where they live.
Parish Minutes, Agenda, and another Annual Meeting
Find the April minutes HERE. (March is missing - we're chasing them now)
January's meeting on Wednesday 27th will discuss these issues. The meeting starts at 20.00 in The Village Hall, Exbourne and members of the public are invited to address the Council at the start of the meeting.
OR ... tell us what's happening in your own club, group or even road and we'll upload it for the world to read. email us or call 01837 851253
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.
Visitor Report: In July we passed the 80,000 visits per year mark - an all-time record, with 586 visits on the day after the TB challenge in August. Our Events listing is proving popular. Keep up to date by phone or web. Why not advertise with us?
TAR BARREL VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
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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