Friday, May 4, 2012
East Devon councillors have visited Budleigh Salterton in a bid to gauge the ‘vitality’ and health of the town’s economy. Read this and more.
CRIME: Otterton has been ‘crimefree’ since the Monday leading up to the end of March.
According to the police’s latest crime report, presented at last week’s parish council meeting, no crimes have been reported.
A car driver was reported as ‘acting suspiciously’ when he was actually lost.
There had also been a report of anti-social behaviour.
PORTAS REPORT: East Devon councillors have visited Budleigh Salterton in a bid to gauge the ‘vitality’ and health of the town’s economy.
Councillor Steve Hall is a member of a council sub-committee set up following a report received from Mary Portas.
Each member had been tasked with visiting other towns to see how they were coping with the recession. A report on Budleigh will be available within the next month.
SPEED WATCH: Otterton pensioners have offered to help police with the ‘speed watch’ scheme through the village.
OTTERTON SHOP: A questionnaire containing three or four straightforward questions regarding a village shop will be in next month’s Parish Newsletter. Responses should be handed to the Mill, Hair@49 or the Kings Arms.
FAIRLYNCH: A concert by pupils of St Peter’s School, Budleigh Salterton, will be one of the highlights of Fairlynch Museum’s family fair on Saturday, May 12.
A tea party will be held on the lawn together with stalls, plant sales, games, a raffle and much more.
The fair will take place from 2pm - 4.30 pm. Admission is free, including entry to the museum.
The museum’s AGM will take place on Monday, May 14, at 7pm, in the Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton. All are welcome.
ROYAL ACADEMY: The Budleigh Salterton Ladies’ Choir will be joined in their latest charity concert by a clarinettist who has recorded with stars including John Williams, Joan Sutherland, Pink Floyd and Genesis.
Royal Academy of Music associate and former Trinity College teacher, clarinettist Chris Gradwell, will join the choir in a charity concert for ‘Balloons’, which supports grieving children.
The choir will be performing in the Catholic Church, Raddenstile Lane, and Exmouth on Thursday, May 10, at 7.30pm.
The cost of tickets remains at £5 and will be available from choir members or on the door.
If anyone is interested in joining ring the secretary Lynn Parker on 01395 232216.
JUMBLE SALE: Little Otters Pre-school, in East Budleigh, is holding a jumble sale at the village hall on Saturday, May 12, from 10am to noon.
Entrance costs 50p, and there will be refreshments and a raffle available.
All proceeds from the jumble are to Little Otters Pre-school.
If you have jumble that you would like to donate and need someone to collect it, please call 01395 445825 / 568732. Otherwise jumble can be dropped off at the village hall, from 9am, on May 12.