New allotments renamed in Budleigh Salterton and other news

07:00 28 September 2012

Archant

The new allotments at Greenway Lane, which were named the Leisure Gardens will now be called “community plots”. Read this and more.

FARMING DAY: Members from National Farmers Union got together at the ‘NFU Farming in Devon Day 2012’ held at Bicton EaRTH Centre.

Delegates discussed some of the principal topics that are affecting NFU members in the county and gave delegates an opportunity to discover a bit more about the farming industry.

Devon county councillor John Berry said: “The day has been really interesting, it reiterates the concern we all have to use resources from natural elements, for example using new technologies such as those at the new EaRTH centre to make use of farm waste.”

-----

ANCIENT ENDS: East Devon’s bench ends will be the subject of a lecture by Dr Todd Gray at All Saints Church, in East Budleigh, on Friday, October 12, at 2pm.

The talk is based on a long research project on the ancient carvings and will open up what is a long neglected aspect of Devon’s past, said Mr Gray.

“The research comes at a time in which many local churches are changing their seating and our ancient benches are threatened by the desire to bring in modern seats,” he added.

Tickets are £5 on the door.

-----

BICTON GRADUATION: Students in gowns and mortar boards took part in the annual ‘Procession of the Mace’ last Saturday.

The students, who have completed foundation degrees at Bicton College went, together with their families and invited guests, for their graduation ceremony.

They were led from the Public Hall to St Peter’s Church, where they were addressed by Mark Stone, associate professor at Plymouth University.

The graduates had studied subjects including outdoor leisure management, animal science, equine studies, horticulture, agriculture and environmental education.

Special awards for the highest achievers were donated this year by NFU Mutual and East Devon District Council, as well as the university.

Bicton College principal David Henley, said, “It was a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievement of each and every one of our students, many of whom have had to rise to great challenges to achieve their goal.”

-----

CONSERVATORY: Plans for a conservatory at 11B Stoneborough Lane, Budleigh Salterton, have been submitted.

-----

ALLOTMENTS RENAMED AGAIN: The new allotments at Greenway Lane, which were named the Leisure Gardens will now be called “community plots”.

Because of legal concerns they cannot be called allotments, while town councillors said that concerns from plot users led to the second change of name.

However, the committee overseeing the plots will be called the “community gardens committee” and mayor Courtney Richards said: “The ‘community plots committee’ does sound a bit strange!”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Katie Burke (front centre) samples her ‘Katie’s Strawberry Shortcake’ flavour gelato with the other four finalists and (back left to right): Owner 	of Antonio’s, Tony Badcott; Emma Chandler and Andy Williams from 		Exmouth RNLI.

A seven-year-old Exmouth schoolgirl has won a competition to create a flavour of ice cream to be sold at Antonio’s in The Strand.

Read more
10:22
NHS logo

It is all systems go for the transformation of Budleigh Salterton Hospital into a health and wellbeing hub, after NHS bosses gave the final go-ahead.

Read more
10:15
Kevin Tyrrell from Budleigh Salterton had his ambitions of running in the general election quashed as the name of his Ukulele Independence Party was rejected by the Electoral Commision. Ref exb 1583-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A budding politician has seen his bid to bring a four-stringed revolution to British politics thwarted - after election chiefs rejected the proposed name of his party.

Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2015
St John's Court team manger Trevor Moir, Senior Mental Health Practicioner Steve Hammond and Dr Teg Freer are pictured seated on the new bench that was presented by the Mens' Shed this week. Ref exe 0590-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A men’s social group has once again come to the rescue by hand-crafting much-needed seating for a vital local service.

Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Hugo Swire stock picture

Hugo Swire’s election rivals have called on him to apologise after he was secretly filmed joking about welfare claimants at a Tory fundraiser.

Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015
Rolle College, Exmouth.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9254-18-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Community volunteers have sealed a deal to reopen part of the mothballed Rolle campus for the Exmouth Festival.

Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015
A la Ronde Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller winds a Grandfather clock dating back to around 1820 which was made by David Whitelaw of Edinburgh. Every Sunday at noon during March visitors to the National Trust property can watch all the clocks in the house being wound and set. Ref exe 0537-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Visitors to A la Ronde this month have been watching the clocks at the National Trust house being wound and set.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A rugby themed easter egg trail is taking place along the Exe Estuary

A special Easter egg hunt inspired by the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off along the Exe Estuary Trail on Saturday, March 28.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ocean Blue. Ref exe 1212-33-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Leisure East Devon (LED) has announced it has agreed a 25-year lease to manage the Ocean Blue complex on Exmouth seafront.

Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Topsham Devon Air Ambulance Trust is open for business again after a recent shop refurbishment. Cutting the ribbon is Tom Robertson, Chrissie Peel, Nigel Hare, Martin Bell and Sarah Woolfenden. Ref ext 1296-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

One of Topsham’s two Devon Air Ambulance shops held its grand re-opening on Saturday, March 21.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder