A MOO-VING EXPERIENCE AT NEWTON HOUSE!
It was round-’em-up time for a while at Newton House when more than 200 cows escaped from a field off Station Road and went for a stroll in the grounds of the house. The beasts wandered around at will for a while, in one case taking a cheeky look through the window of one startled resident as she worked. With farm workers doing their best to control the situation and Newton House residents quickly learning the science of cattle herding, the cows were finally guided off the premises. Miraculously, relatively little damage was caused, although the cattle left copious reminders of their presence on the lawns.
(Video courtesy of Phei Dyer)
Dealing with Isolation
The church, in the following difficult months, will be holding a small emergency supply of tinned and dried foods for those in isolation. It will also hold the numbers of companies that deliver food to the door.
Volunteers are also willing to chat by phone, if you would like the support of a friendly voice to relieve the isolation.
Sue Browne. 851460
Brian Please. 851507
Linda Smith. 851128
Pita Burt 07889 46434 1
Brian Please 851507; 07958 363149
Tony Lane 851975
The Beer Engine
Offering delivery of a range of beers, wines and spirits: ring 851282 to order.
Ring 851811 for delivery of your Pizza and drinks: wine, beer, soft drinks etc,
Hanlons Beer Factory and Kitchen
Takeaway and Delivery of meals and drinks.
Quicke's Cheese Box
From Monday the 23rd March we will be running a collection service from the Quicke's Cheese Box. You will be given an allocated slot between 11am-3pm Monday- Friday to collect your cheese and goods. To place an order please email email@example.com or phone the office on 01392 851222. If you are unable to collect your order please phone us to discuss delivery.
What is available:
Vicky’s Bread “Large Bordel” £3.50ea
Riverford Milk 2 Litre £2.30ea
Black Dog Eggs half dozen £1.30ea Peter’s Yard sourdough crispbread for cheeseboard
large 220g £5.60ea
Peter’s Yard pack small crispbread mixed 125g x 3 £3.20ea
Mary Quicke’s home grown salad leaves 100g £1.50ea
“We offer the best of local tipples such as Hanlon’s Brewery, Sandford Orchards Cider and Lyme Bay wines as well as a selection of spirits. Ask us what’s on offer!”
The school crossing patrol man, Derek Robbins narrowly avoided serious injury on Tuesday morning as he was hit in the leg by a passing car. He suffered bruising and muscle damage from the vehicle which failed to stop at the scene. The make, model and number of the car is not known, only that it was black. The Police would like to hear from anyone who can help throw light on this incident.
Mr Robbins was shocked and shaken up by the incident but was back on patrol yesterday and this morning.
The Parish Council has been lobbying hard for the school signs and speed limit to be moved since the school moved almost a year ago. It was proposed some time ago that the signs should be relocated on the A377 to give warning of the crossing.
Devon Highways have come up with two proposals for improving safety on the centre of the village...see our next item.
Cllr Jim Enright said "The Parish Council want to thank them for their inspired leadership and for ensuring that the Parish Council became more transparent and reactive to local needs."
Nicola Bakr thanked them fot all the work that they had put into the Gardening Club.
David & Jill have now moved to North Devon to be nearer to family but they remain heavily involved with the Parish Council until they step down from being Councillors next May.
The Creedy brings debris to block the bridge on
Station Road on 29th November
Photos from Jock Campbell's phone
Exeter Community Energy invites local groups to apply for cash to help them power up
We at Exeter Community Energy want to provide grant funding to help our local community and we need your help to do that. Our Community Fund is now open for applications and we'd like you to consider applying, and/or pass this information on to anyone else who you think might like to apply.
This year, Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has enabled talented kids to brighten Exeter High Street with their busking – and now we want to help more groups. With funds earned from our clean electricity generation, ECOE’s Community Fund is energising local groups in Exeter and East Devon, with £4,100 now available. This fund is available for local community groups to apply for financing for projects that help to save energy and/or ease fuel poverty. Full application details are below.
The Music in Devon Initiative (MIDI) has provided a great example of what the 2017 Community Fund money enabled. In August, they launched their solar-powered PA, which as well as displacing fossil fuel-powered energy allows them to perform in off-grid locations. MIDI initially demonstrated it at St Sidwell’s Community Centre, with local musicians playing to passers-by on the High Street, and later used it at Exeter’s Street Arts Festival.
‘The SoundTribe project has made great use of the solar PA’, explains MIDI director Nick Hall. That includes high street busking sessions featuring The Magnetic Meteors, a group of musicians aged from 8 to 11. ‘Having the PA has enabled them to gain confidence and experience in a live busking scenario,’ Hall says. ‘They have gone down really well with the public.’
Also from the 2017 grants, Wonford Community and Learning Centre installed a new feedback display that provides information about how much electricity their ECOE community-owned solar installation is generating. Pinhoe Road Baptist Church installed replacement LED lighting in one of their large meeting rooms, saving on their fuel bills.
The ECOE 2018 Community Fund is open for applications now and will close on January 10th 2019 at 5pm. We will hold a collaborative fund allocation event on January 30th 2019, to which all applicants that meet our criteria will be invited to present their proposals. ECOE members, directors and supporters will be invited alongside representatives from each of our rooftop solar sites, local community groups and local statutory organisations to this event. They will hear the proposals and then work out a way to allocate the funds that is best for all involved.
If you have any queries email Patrick Devine-Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org. The details regarding who can apply, for what and our criteria for the allocation of the grants can be found in our guidance notes athttp://bit.ly/ECOE18Guide. For the application form, see: http://bit.ly/ECOE2018Form
Newton Wonder-Women ride…
"Do you want a challenge, something to aim for, a focus over the winter?" The answer ‘yes’ pops out before you’ve properly considered the answer, and you find yourself committed to a 108k, overnight, charity cycle ride ‘Ride the Night Challenge’, through the centre of London! Eight local ladies have committed themselves to the challenge.
To support the eight of us in our endeavours, we had a ‘one off’ Fundraising cycling event in the Beer Engine. The Beer Engine was the place to be on Good Friday, 25th March from 1.30 to 8pm.
The ride was on the night of 28th May 2016. All eight local ladies completed the challenge and so far we have raised around £6,000.00.
A Message from Quicke's
“Delve into the delicious flavours of Devon at the Quicke’s Farm Shop in Newton St Cyres, on Saturday 23 June and build a cheeseboard that champions local producers . Quicke’s Ambassador Stuart Dowle will be running tasting sessions from 10:30am, featuring cheeses that will make a spectacular addition to your summer feasts.
The Landlords and staff of the Beer Engine have been awarded the National Beer scoring System Pub of the Year 2017 by Exeter and East Devon CAMRA.
The National Beer Scoring System is is a means by which any CAMRA member, wherever resident, is able to score the beer she or he is served in pubs all over the country. This information is collated and used by the local branches when they judge the pubs within their area.
For the Beer Engine, which brews its own beers this award is particularly significant because it is the quality and consistency of the beer which has been assessed by CAMRA members from all over the world.
It is a great accolade to Ian Sharp the brewer who has been working at the brewery for over thirty years.
Picture by Nick Gillon
Throughout the village have come many reports of neighbourly assistance when the snow landed.
In particular we have received a special thank you for those who helped the residents of Court Orchard many of whom were unable to help themselves:-
"re Court Orchard, Newton St Cyres:
I would like to thank Heidi, Daniel and Chloe Howarth of Pump Street, Newton St Cyres for clearing the snow and putting salt down to enable residents to get out of their homes in Court Orchard.
Also for bringing bread and milk for anyone who was unable to get out of the house and had run out. They also went to the post office for anything else that people needed. A truly wonderful neighbourhood gesture.
Thank you from the grateful residents of Court Orchard.
Warden Area email telephone
Wayne Meeten Norton email@example.com 851954
David Vallance Sand Down Lane firstname.lastname@example.org 851266
Peter Hawksley Sweetham email@example.com 851269
Ken Evans West Town firstname.lastname@example.org 851227
Tim Sedgewick Godolphin Close email@example.com 851223
Andrew Gee Church area firstname.lastname@example.org 851164
Tom Dowle Court Orchard email@example.com 851704
David Swallow Half Moon firstname.lastname@example.org 851426
Sandy Fleming Newton House email@example.com 851646
1st Prize – 2 x First class Return tickets to anywhere on the Great Western network. The winner also receives a cup. This was awarded to Copplestone
2nd Prize – A framed certificate and 2 x standard class return tickets to anywhere on the Great Western network. This was awarded to Umberleigh
3rd Prize – will receive a framed Highly Commended certificate for display at their station. This was awarded to Chapleton.
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Pictured is the Treasur of Newton St. Cyres Parish Church, Clive Lawrence with helpers and visitors at their Sunday Afternoon Cream Tea event, when delicious home made cakes and sandwiches, plus cream teas were on offer, organised by Sue Brown and helpers, in aid of Newton Parish CHurch funds.
New Club for Newton
Annual Church Sunday Afternoon Teas