Otterton clock misses a ‘dong’ and more news
Otterton’s clock, in the church tower, will not be repaired in the near future because of the cost. Read this and more.
CHARITY TOUR: A gaggle of riders from Newton Poppleford and Colaton Raleigh rode 27 miles of the Otter Valley and visited 20 churches to raise �918. The money will be divided equally between the Historic Churches Trust.
‘DONG’ MISSING: Otterton’s clock, in the church tower, will not be repaired in the near future because of the cost.
Councillor Anthony Bennett said: “The clock isn’t striking very well - it occasionally misses a dong.
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“It is a big job to repair and will cost �2,000. I think the answer is to forget it. I think it will be years before we have to do anything about it.”
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NEW TOWN MAP: The new updated Budleigh Salterton town map is now on sale and can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre and other outlets in the town.
CANADA DAY: Bath Travel, in Budleigh Salterton, is holding a Canadian travel afternoon, on Wednesday, November 30, at the Methodist Church, at 2pm.
This event will be hosted by experts who will talk about subjects including the breathtaking Niagara Falls, the stunning Rocky Mountaineer rail experience and Alaska’s inside passage and the polar bears in Churchill. To reserve your space please call in to the Bath Travel Branch in Budleigh or call (01395) 442619.
LUNCH volunteer: A new volunteer organiser for the monthly ‘widows’ lunch’ at the Sir Walter Raleigh pub is needed. The lunch takes place on the second Sunday of every month and, in recent years, the numbers have grown from six to 16. If you are interested, call Sally Rogers on: (01395) 446304.
BIKE NUISANCE: Unlicensed teenage-motor cyclists will be stopped from using the Stantywat Recreation Ground, in Otterton, the parish council have been assured.
Councillor Farrington said: “I’ve spoken to two people at the football club about this and they have promised me that they will sort it out. That was about two weeks ago.”
BINGO triumph: A Lions’ bingo evening on behalf of the chamber of commerce raised �505.40. The evening also included a raffle and home-made cakes.
PIES: Fray Bentos pies are listed among the items most urgently needed to help the church’s fight against poverty.
Other items needed are tins of meat, fish soup, spaghetti, fruit, evaporated milk, rice pudding, beans, tomatoes, vegetables, pasta, tea, coffee, toilet rolls, soap and toothpaste.
It follows the Christians against Poverty evening last month at the Peter Hall last month which raised �259.80 for the charity.
JUBILEE: A fundraiser coffee morning for Newton Poppleford’s jubilee celebrations is being held on Saturday, November 19, from 10.30am, at Newton Poppleford village hall. There will also be a cake stall and a raffle.