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Nov 30, 2017

THE CENTRE OF KENTISBEARE VILLAGE, I.E. VILLAGE SQUARE WILL CLOSED FROM 5 pm – 8pm ON XMAS EVE. THE CLOSURE POINTS WILL BE AT MANOR CLOSE, THE SCHOOL and THE HONEST HEART.

The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - HIGH STREET - STOWFORD WATER - MORTIMERS CROSS - PIZWELL MANOR - YEW WOOD CROSS - JARMINS CROSS - GOODIFORD CROSS - SILVER STREET. This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable - CAROL SERVICE For additional information contact: KENTISBEARE CAROL SERVICE Telephone: 01884 266773

Nov 30, 2017
The Blackborough Social Club Friday nights skittles Championship begins in January 2018. Full details are on the attached invite letter.
Nov 21, 2017

Carers are missing out on available support

caring

If you provide care for someone, unpaid care for loved one or friend, you're a carer.

Devon County Council want to ensure you get the support you need.

Nov 16, 2017

MID Devon community theatre group Activ8 Theatre takes to the stage this December with its brilliant first musical production - the charming tale of little orphan Annie.

Annie Jnr

Nov 16, 2017

Sign up to school closure alerts this winter in three easy steps...

Winter

With more cold weather expected this weekend parents are urged to sign up to our school closure email alert.

Once registered you will receive an email if the school has been closed due to winter weather.

To sign up click here, then enter your preferred email address and then click on the drop down, ticking the schools you want information on, then submit.

The service is just one way Devon County Council is keeping the public up to date this winter.

To find the latest information and travel advice from Devon County Council click here. For  updates on Twitter follow @DevonAlert.

Nov 6, 2017
Exeter Chiefs signed shirt and signed Somerset County cricket bat up for grabs.
Oct 19, 2017
We've just had notification that the road from Five Cross Way to Aller Cross is closed until Friday (inc) to fix a burst water main.
Oct 16, 2017
Between Tuesday 10th October – Tuesday 21st  November 2017. Cullompton Parish Council is undertaking Pre-Submission Consultation on the Pre-Submission Version of the Cullompton  Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2033.
Oct 4, 2017
Carol and Richard Gibson raised £530 for Macmillan at their recent coffee morning. Read on to see the photos.
Oct 3, 2017

Everyone is warmly invited to Harvest Celebrations at St. Mary’s Church and after to the harvest lunch in the village hall.

The service of celebration starts at 11.00am which is followed by a delicious fork lunch in our village hall.

We will also be saying goodbye to Rev John.

Tickets £5.00 from the Post Office.

Sep 29, 2017

Police are currently seeking information regarding a crime which occurred between 1630hrs & 1745hrs on Monday 18th September.

The incident happened at a farm in the Blackborough / Hemyock area. Offenders entered a property where they took the keys to a blue Mitsubishi L200 pick-up, which was subsequently stolen. The crime occurred when the property owners were busy milking their herd, and it is therefore possible that offenders had timed this accordingly. Police would like to remind residents and the farming community to be aware of any suspicious activity, and to ensure vehicles and properties are kept as secure as possible. If anyone can provide any information regarding this crime please contact PCSO 30198 Tracey Peters via 101, or email 30198@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Sep 20, 2017

Having reviewed the statements received by Examination Hearing participants and having taken legal advice, Mid Devon District Council has requested an adjournment of the Local Plan Hearings originally planned for 26th and 27th September.

Sep 20, 2017

A reminder that on Sunday 1st October, bike riders for FORCE will be coming down Broad Road and then turning left into Strawberry Hill and left again to get on to Rectory Road to join the A373. Click article title for more info.

30 mile route map (pdf)

50 mile route map (pdf)

Sep 8, 2017

The new owner of Blackborough House, Martin Crane, would like to invite local residents to see his plans for the building.

He will be at Blackborough Village Hall from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. on Wednesday 4th October.

It will be an informal meeting and you can just drop in between those times on Wednesday afternoon.

You will get a chance to see the scale model of the vision of how Blackborough House will look. There will also be various drawings and plans and you can speak with some of the consultants involved in the project.

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available.

Sep 8, 2017

Kentisbeare Football Club held their annual charity match on Bank Holiday Monday.

This year's match was to raise money in honour of former chairman, and local Kentisbeare man, the late David Goff.

The David Goff charity game raised £300.00. David's wife, Mary Goff, has ask for 50% to go to Dementia research and 50% to Kentisbeare AFC. The club would like to thank all those people that attended and hope to see you all again next year. 

A bench in memory of David was also put in place at the grounds.

David Goff bench Kentisbeare FC

Sep 7, 2017
Roadworks on road From Mutterton Cross To Five Cross Way, Cullompton, Devon.
Aug 10, 2017
We've got a great KIDS' POSTER COMPETITION! Time to get creative and send us your A4 posters on the theme of "Why I Love Our Parish", to win a £10 voucher to spend in the village shop. Something to do on the next rainy day! You can hand them in at the shop. Click on the link above for all the details.
Aug 10, 2017
Cllr Jonathan Wadsworth's update on Woofenden's application.
Aug 10, 2017
An application for an Operator’s Licence has been submitted by Woofenden Construction, Glimsters Farm, Fore St, Kentisbeare EX15 2AD, as publicised in the Culm Valley Gazette last week (01/08/17).
Jul 25, 2017

Culm Valley Children’s Centre Summer Holiday 

“Pop up” Sing and Play at Kentisbeare!

Where? Kentisbeare Village Hall

When? Wednesday August 23rd

10.00 am to 11.30 am

Who? Parent/carers with children aged 5 years and under (primary school aged siblings welcome)

What? Musical Instruments; playdough; construction; craft activities; and more...

How much? Voluntary donation

More info: 01884 35473

Jul 25, 2017

The popular Blackborough Garden Club has welcomed a new Chair, Jo Talling. Read on for more info about the club and upcoming dates.

Garden Club

Jul 18, 2017
A series of Summer Walks, exploring our parish paths, will be taking place over the school holidays. Kids and dogs welcome. Click here for the programme and more information.
Jul 17, 2017

We're putting together the August issue of K-Net, our eNewsletter. 

eNewsletter button

Jul 3, 2017

We have just received notice of roadworks on the A373 at Dulford. 
UPDATED: map of road closure details (pdf)

Jul 3, 2017

Message from St Mary's: Local Minister Rev John Dale will be retiring in three months' time.

May 23, 2017

We have the Clifford Pike Memorial Walk on Sunday 4th June, from Blackborough to Broadhembury, 2-5pm.

May 12, 2017
Blackdown Hills Natural Futures' May Newsletter is now out.
May 11, 2017
Altitude is a week away and we need your help if you are coming to the festival. We need to raise an army of litter pickers for the morning of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st to do a blast on any litter on the festival site. If we can muster up troops to do a litter pick at 9am on both days that would be fantastic - it will keep the site tidy and safe whilst at the same time enabling the weekend to be the best it can possibly be. Please email the Altitude team at altitudevf@gmail.com if you can lend a hand.
 
Thankyou 
 
Greg, Jon and Phil
Altitude 2017
May 9, 2017
Information about the parliamentary election for Tiveron and Honiton.
May 5, 2017

During April the Council’s District Officers have been out speaking to and educating the public and, where it was deemed necessary, have issued 4 fixed penalties for littering, each coming with an £80 fine.

Fixed penalty photo

May 3, 2017
Devon’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was published in June 2014 and is supported by an annual Action Plan which prioritises improvements and investment for the relevant financial year. This newsletter update is intended to be issued twice a year to engage with and ensure that DCC's Partners and local communities are fully aware of the work being undertaken in local flood risk management.
May 2, 2017

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that: From TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017 for a maximum of 5 days Until FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017 (both dates inclusive) Between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00 No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.

Roads affected - FORE STREET & HIGH STREET, KENTISBEARE

This is due to underground cabling work by BT.

Apr 26, 2017

NOTICE OF POLL Mid Devon Election of a County Councillor for the Cullompton and Bradninch Division

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: A POLL for the ELECTION of a COUNTY COUNCILLOR for the CULLOMPTON AND BRADNINCH DIVISION in the said MID DEVON will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Full Information under Parish Notices.

Apr 25, 2017

Do you know someone within your community that has gone above and beyond?
Someone who works towards the improvement of the safety, health and wellbeing of their local community?


Apr 20, 2017
The Spring Newsletter from the Blackdown Hills is now available with lots of info and events coming up.
Apr 18, 2017
A map has now been published for the proposed plan for the East Cullompton Relief Road and J28a. Public examination is expected in the Autumn.
Apr 3, 2017
The Culm Valley Children's Centre is holding pop-up gatherings for 5s and under, during the Easter Holidays. They'll be in Kentisbeare on Thursday 13th April. See poster for details.
Apr 3, 2017

ROAD FROM STOCKLAND CROSS TO YEW WOOD CROSS & FORE STREET, KENTISBEARE 

Traffic Sign, Warning, Roadwork, Traffic, Sign, Road

Mar 27, 2017

Mid Devon District Council has partnered with GovDelivery to connect customers to important information about the services it provides.

Mar 23, 2017

Scooter, Skateboard and BMX enthusiasts are being invited to take part in the South West Youth Games 2017 for the first time ever in the event’s history.

https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/south-west-youth-games-2017-multi-wheeled-sports-event/

Mar 20, 2017
BLACKBOROUGH VILLAGE HALL AGM
 
TO BE HELD ON
 
THURSDAY 23rd March 2017
 
AT 8pm IN THE VILLAGE HALL
 
All WELCOME
Mar 20, 2017
Closure from 10th-14th April to install poly duct in the verge.
Mar 15, 2017
A film being shot in Sidmouth is looking for local people who can sing!
Mar 13, 2017

The Spring newsletter from Blackdown Hills Natural Futures AONB is now available, marking the start of the final year of their project.

Photo: a bee amongst flowers and grasses

Mar 7, 2017
  1. Thursday 23rd March, 8pm, in BVH.
Feb 28, 2017
Devon residents can win a composting bin if they pledge online to recycle their kitchen and garden waste.
Feb 28, 2017
2nd to 18th April - Kentisbeare Village Hall CLOSURE
Please note that KVH will be  from 02/04 until 18/04 due to the installation of new windows and doors.
Feb 26, 2017

For more information about how the Government's proposed school cuts will affect our local schools, go to http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk. Visit the site to find out how to take part in the campaign by emailing your MP or signing a petition.

Also see our earlier news item by Cllr John Berry. 

KPS School Cuts

 

Feb 26, 2017

The local authorities of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and Teignbridge and Devon County Council are working together, engaging with stakeholders and communities, to prepare a Greater Exeter Strategic Plan.

This formal statutory document will provide the overall spatial strategy and level of housing and employment land to be provided up to 2040.

Go to www.gesp.org.uk  for more information.

Feb 17, 2017
Anybody wishing to participate in a walking group ?
If so, please contact Mike on 01884 266143 or mikeatthepo@hotmail.com
All ages and abilities welcome.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Feb 15, 2017
Join Cllr John Berry in campaigning for fair funding for our local schools.
Feb 13, 2017

Just to remind you that the deadline for you to submit your response to the Local Plan Review is midnight tomorrow.

Responses can be submitted electronically for ease; the link below shows the option of an on-line survey or a direct email address. Please note that you need to include your full name and address for representations to be considered:

https://www.middevon.gov.uk/…/planning-p…/local-plan-review/

Feb 8, 2017

This is a message sent via Devon and Cornwall Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Jan 31, 2017

An audience with
Sir Tim Smit KBE
7.30pm Wednesday 22nd February
Uffculme High School Hall
Booking advisable

Click here for details (.doc)

Jan 27, 2017

Community Action Groups Devon (CAG Devon) is an exciting new project working to support community groups in Mid Devon to reduce household waste. Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to volunteer in your community and help people feel more connected? We are currently looking for local people to get involved in a couple of projects - Food Champions and Compost Doctors.

Jan 27, 2017

This is a message sent via Devon and Cornwall Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Jan 26, 2017

Following yesterday's meeting, please see this website for lots more info and related links. 

https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/planning-policy/culm-garden-village/

 

Jan 16, 2017

Jonathan Wadsworth, Chair of the Parish Council explains...

Jonathan Wadsworth

 

Jan 16, 2017

The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  It has sixteen members who advise on the “improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area..”  The Forum gives independent advice to a number of Government bodies in addition to Devon County Council, district and borough councils and parish and town councils. 
Devon County Council is currently appointing members to the Forum and would like to receive applications from anyone with an interest in recreational access.

Jan 16, 2017

This is a message from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – Devon and Cornwall.

Do you have a few hours to spare per month?

Jan 16, 2017

Rosemary Berry is the Mid Devon District Councillor for Cullompton Outer. In this informative roundup, she updates us on the Local Plan, J27, Garden Village Status and the Mills Project.

Rosemary Berry

Jan 12, 2017

Prevention Zone Extended to 28 February

See the Avian Flu Factsheet (pdf)

Jan 12, 2017

Once again we were blessed with kind weather on Christmas Eve and what a party we had in Kentisbeare Village Square!

Image may contain: 2 people, people on stage and indoor

 

Jan 11, 2017

TO GIVE INFORMATION ON

'Modifications to the Local Plan'

- made following the last consultation

TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF

the approval of Garden Village Status

on land to the East of Cullompton

Jan 11, 2017

Mid Devon District Council has released its Expression of Interest in the Garden Village on land to the East of Cullompton at J28 of the M5.

Garden Village EOI Map

Jan 10, 2017

THERE ARE NEW FACES at the Village Shop and they're very keen to welcome you.

We had a little chat on their second day to hear about their plans for this important local service.

Rachael and Lisa Kentisbeare Village Shop

Dec 30, 2016

All the latest from your Devon County Councillor.

Councillor John Berry

Dec 27, 2016

Mid Devon residents are invited to make their views known on the proposed modifications to the final version of the Local Plan before it is sent to an Independent Planning Inspector for approval and then adoption.

Public exhibitions will be held throughout January - click on the link to see dates:

https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/plans-for-the-future-of-mid-devon-public-asked-to-comment/

 

 

Dec 6, 2016

Cullompton Town Council have shared with us a survey about the Neighbourhood Plan, the link to which is on the front page of the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan website: http://www.cullomptonneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/

They ask that you please find five minutes to fill it in and also encourage any friends and family that live in Cullompton to complete the form.

Thanks.

Dec 5, 2016
On 1st December, the full Council at Devon County approved the Local Plan Review for public consultation on the proposed changes to the plan.
Nov 29, 2016
Includes all the Christmas events.
Nov 25, 2016

After nearly 19 years of running the village shop and post office, we have finally decided to retire!  There has probably been much uncertainty in the village and many rumours, but at last, plans have been finalised.

Nov 23, 2016

Voucher Scheme Reminder

There is just one week left for residents to apply for the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Voucher Scheme.

The scheme has been running, as part of the government commitment to ensuring all premises have access to at least 2 Mbps, since March 2016 and it offers anyone with a broadband speed of less than 2Mbps a voucher worth up to £500 towards the cost of a new broadband connection.

The scheme will close to applications at midnight of the 30th of November 2016, though voucher holders can still use their vouchers up until March 2017. Anybody who applies before this date will have the voucher processed and will be part of the system. We are receiving a large volume of applications at present and we expect this to only increase towards the end of the month; it may take us a few weeks to process all the vouchers after the 30th deadline.

Working with 20 registered suppliers voucher holders can choose between a range of solutions such as fixed wireless, mobile 4G and satellite as well as some fibre operators. These solutions will offer at least 10Mbps though some can deliver superfast speeds of 30 - 80Mbps.

How the scheme works

Residents and businesses who have slower speeds can apply through the Connecting Devon and Somerset website. Those with speeds that are confirmed as below the 2Mbps threshold and have no access to faster networks will be issued with a voucher. In some cases where there is a programme underway to connect an area the applicant will be informed that they may be able to access improved broadband through another scheme. If residents do not have sufficient internet access to apply online, paper copies of the application form can be sent. Alternatively arrangements can be made to take applications over the phone. 

Once issued with a voucher code, residents and businesses are able to choose from the range of 18 suppliers registered on the scheme; in some areas, where suppliers can identify sufficient demand a whole community solution can be delivered. CDS are not able to arbitrate or be involved in any of the decisions taken by the voucher holders in their choice of supplier or engagement in a community scheme. CDS will honour the invoiced value of an individual installation up to the value of £500 and this is supplied by the providers on a monthly basis.                                                           

All applications must be completed by 30th November 2016. This will allow installations to be carried out and invoices returned and approved before the end of the financial year in March 2017.

How to access the scheme

Further details can be found on the CDS website at: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/cds-broadband-voucher-scheme

Residents may also email broadbandvoucher-mailbox@devon.gov.uk for information.

The CDS Team

www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk

Oct 13, 2016
You might not have known about our snooker club. Here's a roundup of their year and a bit of info.
Oct 10, 2016
Carol and Richard would like to thanks those who came or helped with their Macmillan coffee morning.
Oct 6, 2016

Smoke Free Alliance Devon's newsletter has the latest info on giving up smoking.

Smoke Free Alliance Newsletter (pdf)

Oct 6, 2016
Course in CPR and life-saving skills for 10-18 year olds. Tuesday18th October, 7-9pm in the Wyndham Arms Function Room, as part of "Restart a Heart Day": a national event promoted by The BHF and the Resuscitation Council. Bookings via Kelly Broad, tel 01884 266211.
Sep 28, 2016
Window and external door upgrade - Kentisbeare Village Hall, Charity No 1052482
Sep 27, 2016
At a packed council meeting last week, Mid Devon District Council voted to allocate land at J27 of the M5 for leisure, tourism and retail use.
Sep 15, 2016
The A373 Cullompton to Honiton will be closed overnight from Thurs 22nd September to Monday 26th September. There will be diversions in place.
Sep 9, 2016

We're sorry if you've been experiencing any problems looking at our website recently, especially on mobile devices...

The best crack team at the web design company has now sorted it all out and normal service should be resumed. Thanks!

Sep 8, 2016

Road closure: CROYLE CROSS TO YEW WOOD CROSS, SMITHINCOTT, 14th-15th September due to resurfacing. 

The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - JARMINS PITT CROSS, HOME
FARM CROSS, STENHILL CROSS, GADDON DOWN, NIBBYS CROSS AND VICE
VERSA.
 
Sep 8, 2016

Bad Wolf Editing http://www.badwolfediting.com were testing their latest drone in preparation for some ariel footage.

Kentisbeare drone picture

Sep 7, 2016

If you were wondering where the lovely tree at the top of the play park has gone, unfortunately, it had to be cut down because of a huge split in the trunk. It does now make a rather nice seat to watch your kids on the zip wire however! 

 

 

Aug 17, 2016
Cosmic, based in Honiton, have a project where they can offer free training to farmers, village shops, village pubs and rural businesses. Find out more at http://www.cosmic.org.uk/blog/free-digital-training-support-farmers-rural-businesses-somerset-devon or contact lizzie@cosmic.org.uk.
Aug 10, 2016
The Council has submitted a bid to the Government for support in delivering a new garden village development on land to the east of Cullompton.
Jul 28, 2016
Councillor Elise Ellicott has arranged a series of Monday evening walks. All the family and dogs welcome. Sign up to the Facebook page or see the Upcoming Events page for more details.
Jul 22, 2016

Looking for something to do with the children this summer? Info about the Council's leisure centre activities is here: https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/summer-activities-at-council-leisure-centres/

Jul 15, 2016

At the Broadband update meeting on 12th July, Matt Barrow from DCC confirmed that Kentisbeare is "live" - that means that Kentisbeare now has Superfast fibre optic Broadband. This is great news for residents and, in particular, local businesses.

You physically need to get it from the Exchange, near the Village Hall, to your house - and this is done by contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (e.g. BT, Eclipse, Sky etc) to order it.

Jul 12, 2016

The Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Newsletter is a great read. Click here to have a look.

 

Jul 4, 2016

The mallards have vacated the area and the new bridge has now opened across the river in Silver Wood. This now creates a new, drier, loop for walkers using the public footpaths. 

Parish Clerk Melanie Shore-Quinain, along with Councillors Jonathan Wadsworth, Elise Ellicott, Debbie Jackson-Wootton and Tess Dominy opened it 'officially' on Sunday 3rd July.

Jul 1, 2016
Come along on 12th July to find out about Connecting Devon and Somerset
Jun 13, 2016

You may have noticed a new footbridge in Silver Wood. Whilst we hope to be able to open the bridge very soon, there is mallard nesting where we wanted to open the footpath. 

We are having to wait until the eggs hatch before we cut the path and open up the bridge. 

Mallards take 28 days to hatch, so we may have a little while to wait. Please be careful in the area in the meantime.

Thanks

Jun 7, 2016
Lots of info about the Blackdown Hills and some upcoming events on their latest newsletter http://eepurl.com/b2ZiuH
Jun 7, 2016

Local Councillor, Debbie Jackson married Mark Wootton in the Parish Church last Saturday 4th June. Their beautiful wedding, with their daughters as bridesmaids, was attended by many local families and was followed by a celebration at the Wyndham Arms. 

We wish the Jackson-Woottons all the best for a long and happy life together.

 

May 8, 2016

Heartstart Kentisbeare Parish

 
Affilliated to the British Heart Foundation 
Heartstart courses are run by local volounteers who teach you CPR and other emergency life saving skills. The course is free to attend. 
 
 
 
 
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Two hours for life

A Heartstart course lasts around two hours. On the course you'll learn about:
  • dealing with an unconscious person
  • the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
  • recognising a cardiac arrest and performing CPR
  • how to access and use a defibrillator
  • dealing with choking
  • dealing with serious bleeding.
To register on a future course contact 
 
Kelly Broad 07745926780 or email  richardandkellyb@btinternet.com 
or  Ali & John Dominy 266537, or email alidominy@aol.com
 
Our next courses are Thursday 30th June and Thursday  September 8th from 7pm at The Wyndam Arms Function Room
 
May 6, 2016

The Mid Devon Gazette is holding its second Pride of Mid Devon Awards in June and they are currently accepting nominations. 

May 3, 2016

Just over a week ago, Leanne Perkins, landlady of the Wyndham Arms, ran the London Marathon.

We asked her how she felt about the whole thing...

Apr 29, 2016

The beloved Kentisbeare donkeys are back in the field behind the village hall. Friendly and inquisitive, all the kids love to go and talk to them and pat them after school.

Mojo and Cindy, Courtesy: Jez Jacob 2016

Mojo and Cindy, courtesy: Jez Jacob April 2016

Apr 22, 2016

Calling all food lovers!  Electric Nights Streetfood is returning for another summer of food, music and family fun at Tiverton Market.

For further information see:  https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/electric-nights-streetfood-events-return/

Mar 15, 2016

With the government drive to create more opportunities for people to build their own homes, we are asking people to get in touch if they are interested in building their own home. See full press release at:

https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/do-you-want-to-build-your-own-home/

Communications
Mid Devon District Council
Email: communications@middevon.gov.uk

Mar 15, 2016
The printed magazine is looking for someone new to put it together...
Mar 8, 2016
We now have our defibrillator in the telephone box outside Blackborough Village Hall  & it is important for the local community to be able to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive before a defibrillator can be obtained or before the paramedics arrive. For this reason there will be two HEARTSTART training sessions available to local people free of charge and run by volunteers. 
These will be on:
Thursday 24th March 7.30pm Blackborough Village Hall
Wednesday 13th April 7.30pm Blackborough Village Hall
I would urge you to attend one of these because what you know, could save a life in the future.
Booking is essential with Kelly Broad at 07745926780  (please text or call after 2.30pm) or email on richardandkellyb@btinternet.com  .  Numbers are limited although more sessions will be organised for the future.
If you need further information please contact me, Andrea at andreappenfold@gmail.com
My thanks to Hilary Sanders for organising this for me
 
Mar 7, 2016

FREE Microchipping Event 15th March at Cullompton

From 6th April it is a legal requirement for all dog owners to have their pets microchipped. There will be another free session in Cullompton on 15th March between 3 and 6pm at Paws.    

More info at: https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/free-microchipping-event/

Feb 19, 2016
There are two sets of night time road closures of Fore Street, Cullompton coming up between 24th Feb and 4th March.
Feb 16, 2016

From 6 April 2016, it will be a legal requirement for all dogs in England to be microchipped. There are two more FREE MICROCHIPPING events planned.

https://www.middevonnewscentre.info/chips-are-not-down-for-local-dogs/

Feb 9, 2016

Residents wishing to use sandbags to help protect their property are required to source their own. They are of some benefit against flooding but should not be used as a first line of defence.

 

Jan 30, 2016
All the latest events from Blackdown Hills Natural Futures now available.
Jan 29, 2016
Would you be interested in hosting a bat survey at your business or property?
Jan 22, 2016

Get up to Speed, Free computer event. Tuesday 26th January, 14:00 - 16:00, Kentisbeare Village Hall. Devon Communities Together are holding an event called “Get Up To Speed” in our area. 

 

Jan 19, 2016

Rupert asks for your help in keeping the Parish's annual events going strong each year...

Jan 8, 2016

FREE

MICROCHIPPING EVENT FOR ALL DOGS

Wednesday 27 January 2016

3.00 pm – 6.00pm

At Creature Comforts, Gold Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PZ

(no appointment necessary)

 

 

Mixed breeds, pedigrees, any size or shape microchipping for all dogs and puppies

for puppies under 10 weeks old please contact the Dog Wardens on 01884 255255

Jan 5, 2016

There is a new defibrillator in the telephone box outside the Village Hall in Blackborough. All the information you need is here on the Blackborough Defib page.

HeartStart training will also be provided soon. 

Jan 4, 2016
Did you catch our video roundup of 2015? It's the people that make the Parish. Let us know what you think!
Dec 2, 2015
The Village Hall Kitchen and Lounge room refurbishment work is progressing really well and we are now at the painting stage.
Dec 1, 2015
Can you spare two hours out of your life on the 3rd December to maybe help you save someone else’s life?
Nov 16, 2015
Hot off the press...what's going on with the village sign?!
Nov 3, 2015
Click here to find a poster (.doc) to encourage people to pick up after their dog or incur a fine:
Oct 31, 2015
A couple of pictures to tempt you....
Oct 25, 2015
Services for Christmas are now available on the Parish Diary.
Oct 13, 2015
The Fostering Foundation is looking for foster carers for children 10 - 16 in the Devon and Somerset area.
Sep 20, 2015
The sun shone for the annual Horse and Dog show. Here are a few photos which share the atmosphere from the day.
Sep 8, 2015
The College Surgery is asking people to donate children's books.
Aug 30, 2015
Thanks from St Marys to those who supported the fete.
Aug 19, 2015
Exmouth Ex-Terminator passes through Blackborough on 22nd August.
Aug 12, 2015

We're thrilled to let you know that this brilliant photo, of kids on a gate in Kentisbeare, was one of the winners of a Devon County photography competition. The theme was "What does the Parish Paths Partnership mean to you?"

Kids on a Gate

The judges said that Melanie Shore-Quinain's photo "displayed the sheer delight of youngsters playing on a gate and couldn't help but put a smile on every face". Melanie's photo wins a small cash award for the Parish. You can find out more about the Parish Paths Partnership here.

 

Aug 5, 2015
Ellie and Leonie Mickley, from Aller today took part in filming with the Met Office film crew.
Aug 3, 2015

Subject to the completion of statutory formalities, St Mary's will soon welcome The Revd. John Anthony Dale as the new Priest. He is currently in the Bro Cyfeiliog a Mawddwy Team Ministry has accepted the post of House for Duty Priest with responsibility for Kentisbeare in the Culm Valley Mission Community.

John and his wife Sue hope to move to the Rectory in Kentisbeare in about the middle of September and a date for his Licensing will be announced in due course.

Jul 16, 2015
Organiser Pippa Lovering tells us about last weekend's Land Art Event, along with some wonderful photos from Neil Rushton.
Jul 4, 2015
There was a great turnout for the annual Clifford Pike walk - in honour of the late Parish Council Chairman. With a stop at the robotic milking and topping the event off with some tasty treats in Sainthill, it was fun for all generations. This walk happens every year, so if you missed it this year, you can still come along in 2016! Here are a few photos giving you a flavour of the day....
May 5, 2015
Mike and Leanne Perkins are pleased to announce that as of the 1st June they will be the new landlord and landlady of the Wyndham Arms. We wish them the best of luck with their new venture.
Apr 22, 2015
Hear from your local parliamentary candidates. 7.30pm, 30th April, Kenstisbeare Village Hall.
Apr 14, 2015
Parish, District and Parliamentary Election nominations are now available on the Council Notices page.
Apr 13, 2015

Mid Devon Local Plan Review

PLEASE NOTE: the consultation period on the Local Plan Review has been extended to 27th April. Please see this press release for more info. Any representations to MDDC relating to the Local Plan should be emailed to localplanreview@middevon.gov.ukensuring you include your name and address

Apr 7, 2015
In case you've missed it, the zipwire at Kentisbeare play park is now officially OPEN! Click the title above for some brill photos.
Mar 27, 2015
Up until 20th April, you can comment on Devon County Council's public transport review. All the info is here: https://new.devon.gov.uk/publictransportbudget
Mar 17, 2015

On Tuesday 24th March, there will be a Public Meeting for Kentisbeare Parish residents, concerning the proposed Local Plan Review.

 

Feb 2, 2015

What was Kentisbeare like in the late 1800s?


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