Saturday, January 19, 2013
Art historian, Maggie Giraud, will give a talk entitled Understanding Henri Matisse. Read this and more.
ANGLO-FRENCH SOCIETY: Art historian, Maggie Giraud, will give a talk entitled Understanding Henri Matisse on Monday, January 21, at 7.30pm, in the Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton.
Visitors are welcome, and admission for non-members is £3.
For more details, call 01395 446761.
EXTENSIONS APPROVED: Extensions to two Budleigh Salterton buildings have been approved by district planners.
Plans to build a single-storey extension with alterations and improvements to car parking and access at The Firs Residential Home, 33 West Hill, have been given the green light.
The demolition of a greenhouse and conversion and extension of a garage to form a self-contained annexe at Lyonesse, 12 Fore Street Hill, has also been approved.
CRICKET ACADEMY: Bicton College’s latest venture, a cricket academy, has been given a ringing endorsement by two top international test cricketers.
Kabir Ali, who plays for England, and Zaheer Khan, an Indian test cricketer, both back the concept.
Prospective students, parents and cricket club representatives have been invited to find out more about the initiative to provide aspiring young cricketers with the opportunity to combine high quality education with a first class cricket programme.
Mr Ali, who also plays for Lancashire, will be giving a question and answer session with Roger Newman from Focus Cricket and one of the leading cricket equipment and clothing companies, Boom Boom, who will be sponsoring one of the cricket academy students for their first year, will also be in attendance.
“What a great opportunity,” said Kabir Ali. “I am looking forward to working with the coaches to help young cricketers at Bicton improve their game.”
Zaheer Khan added: “An International cricket academy is an innovative concept for a global game such as cricket and I wish Bicton every success in the future.”
The event will be at Bicton House, Bicton College, East Budleigh, on Saturday, January 19.
WALKING ROUTES: Two public walking route maps will be erected in Otterton, paid for by Ladram Bay Holiday Park.
They will be at Ladram Bay and at the Kings Arms.
HOME NOT SUPPORTED: A bid to build a new two-bedroom home in the garden of 2 Clinton Close does not have the backing of the town council.
Mayor Courtney Richards said: “I can’t believe that this is a serious proposal.
“They are going to knock down a garage and build a house - it is over development of the worst type.”
Councillor ‘Harry’ Harrison said: “This is a health and safety hazard.
“There is no access if there is a fire.”
Councillor Tom Wright said: “This is effectively turning a semi-detatched house in a row of semi-detatched houses into a terraced house.”
Councillor Alan Dent said:
“We need to resist this as strongly as we possibly can.
“It is a really thoroughly bad design.”