Co-op Community Fund: Three local causes have been selected as recipients of the Co-op Community Fund until October 2018. If you are a Co-op member, every time you shop, 1% of what
you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund. The money raised, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps fund projects in the local
area. New causes are chosen every 12 months and then you can choose which cause you want your own 1% to go to. Please register and encourage others to register for one of our local causes
as your nominated charity by visiting www.coop.co.uk/membership:
South Hams CVS is going mobile!: South Hams Community and Voluntary Services is leaving their Follaton House office at the end of March and developing a schedule of town & village visits & venues and ‘pop up CVS’ in various locations.
On Wednesday 25 April and every 4th Wednesday of the month from April-July they will be at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent from 10am - 1pm.
You can also arrange to meet them by appointment at venues across the South Hams.
The Hillyfield is a 45-acre woodland farm and ancient woodland regeneration project in a secluded valley in Harbourneford within Dartmoor National Park and walking distance from South Brent. It is managed for environmental and community benefit. Hillyfield aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods through a programme of workshops and monthly volunteering opportunities.
The Hillyfield is still engaged in a long running dispute with Dartmoor National Park Authority and now a Public Inquiry by the Planning Inspectorate will be held at Parke, Bovey Tracey on 10-12 April 2018 into why DNP planning authority refused permission and then served enforcement notices for buildings used to care for the woods. The Hillyfield will have to raise a further £10,000 to afford the legal and professional fees. Read full details of the appeal on the Save Hillyfield website.
South Brent WI 2017 programme
Meetings are held in the Old School Community Centre 7-15 for 7-30 start.
Jan 17th: Discussion of the 2017 WI Resolutions.
Bring and share supper. (open to WI members only)
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month. 2) The worst Christmas present
Feb 21st Brooch making - Wendy Harris
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month. 2) Jewellery made from recycled components.
March 21st: Paignton Zoo now and then - Jenny Paton
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month. 2) Best animal photo.
April 18th: Stories of a store detective - Julie Turner
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month 2) Decorated burglar mask.
May 16th Annual Meeting plus a plant swop. (open to WI members only)
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month 2) Hair ornament decorated with flowers in any medium.
June 20th: How my brother and I developed our business - Nick Hewison of Blueberry Brothers
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month. 2) An Animal made out of a vegetable
July 18th: Devon Historical and hysterical - Maggie Duffy
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month 2) Poem on a Devon theme.
Sept 19th : My life in theatre and Television as a production set designe - Lynda Kettle.
Competitions : 1) Bloom of Month 2) Stage set for a Shakespeare play in a box. (max 18’’ sq.)
Oct 17th: Quickes Cheeses-Stuart Dowle
Competitions : 1) Bloom of the month 2) Cheese straws x 3
Nov 21st : Nepal - Educating Girls - Ann Marcer
Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month 2) Bookmark any medium.
Dec 12th : TBC
Competitions: 1) Bloom 0f the month 2) Homemade Christmas cracker