Budleigh in Bloom awarded �250 and more news

Budleigh in Bloom has been awarded �250 by the town council. Read this and more news.

COUNCILLOR VACANCY: If you would like a say in the future of Budleigh Salterton, the town council has a vacancy for a councillor.

Anyone interested in becoming a member is asked to let council clerk Jo Vanstone have a CV and a brief resume, stating why you would make a suitable member of the council.

The vacancy has arisen following the decision by Councillor Jack Sanders to step down due to health reasons.

Budleigh Salterton Town Council said it wished Mr Sanders a speedy recovery.


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BLOOM CASH and praise: Budleigh in Bloom has been awarded �250 by the town council to help fund future floral displays on The Green.

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The group recently scooped a gold award in the South West in Bloom competition – for the fifth consecutive year.

The cash will pay for the upkeep of four medium-sized beds.

Budleigh Salterton’s mayor, Councillor Dick Mitchell, praised the work of the in-bloom group.

He said extra grass cutting had improved the look of the area.

Cllr Mitchell said: “Several people have commented on The Green this year and how well it’s been looked after, as well as the flower beds. It’s been excellent this year.

“I do believe the job of grass cutting has been done more often, which has enhanced the town.”

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PRUNING: An application to prune trees at a home at 1 Bedlands Lane has won the support of Budleigh Salterton Town Council. The plan to thin the crown and remove lower branches of a copper beech, reduce the height of a red oak and prune a pair of oaks will go before the district council when a full decision will be made.

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VOLUNTEERS PLEA: Budleigh Salterton’s Age Concern is holding an awareness week in a bid to recruit new volunteers.

From Monday, October 10, until Friday, October 14, 2pm-3pm, volunteers are being asked to give up an hour a day to support the charity’s work.

Find out more at Age Concern, in Station Road, where tea and biscuits will be served.

For more information, you can telephone Age Concern on (01395) 445510.

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QUIZ AND SUPPER: A quiz night with fish and chip supper is being held by the Friends of St Peter Church on Saturday, October 15.

The event at the Peter Hall starts at 6.45pm. Tickets are �6, available from the Friends committee or the Lawn Bakery.

All proceeds from the event are for church maintenance.

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SUPPORTED: Budleigh Salterton councillors supported an application to fell a bay tree at 4 East Terrace.

The district council will decide the future of the tree.

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