Saturday, 28 February 2015

Hearing Loop Update: 28th February

At the appointed time of 11am this morning, in the Saturday Shop, Brian Lamb gave the audience the latest update. With a target of £2,900 to reach, currently we have a total of £2,849, including a donation from West Devon Borough Council of £500 - so only £51 to go!!!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hedgerow Trimming

The Villagers' Group has arranged a date for a work party to have a go at pruning the hedgerow in the Recreation Field...the afternoon of Monday 2nd March from 2pm.  The Group will try and recruit volunteers to come along and help; this keeps the costs down as professional workmen are expensive and Group funds are limited. 
Diana Mitchell asks 'We hope some of you will be able to join us.  Please mention this to anyone likely to be willing to help.'
The more volunteers on hand, the quicker the job gets done!


A reminder to all memebrs of the BFS Club that it's the Annual General Meeting this coming Tuesday, 24th February at 8pm. There will be reports from the Chairman, Secretary, President and a Report of Accounts on the financial state of the club. There will also be an interesting address about the newly-formed Friends of the BFS Club. Don't miss it!!
Don't forget - Club rules state that only paid-up members are allowed in the meeting. New subs for 2015-16 must be paid after the AGM and before the end of March.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hearing Loop Update Saturday 21st February

Every Saturday at the Saturday Shop Brian Lamb gives an update on progress with fundraising for the hearing loop. Today's was a Big Announcement: firstly, a friend of Brian and Kay left a donation of £30 after a recent visit and, secondly, Rosemary from the Yelverton Rotary Club presented treasurer Roger White with a cheque for £200!
The total raised to date is £2,349.00!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Hearing Loop Update

The latest figures (Saturday 14th) for donations and grants for the Church Hall Hearing Loop are:

Saturday Shop                                                              £50
Women's Institute                                                        £100
Tavy & Tamar Apple Group                                        £140
Donations from individuals                                         £180
Devon C. C. Locality Fund                                          £900
Pantomime and Villagers in Action                             £50
Tamar Valley AONB                                                    £200
Art Group                                                                     £40
Late donation that morning                                          £50

TOTAL SO FAR:                                                        £2119

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Shhhhhh...... The VERY BIG, BUT VERY QUIET Auction.........

The Parish Hall and Hub (Beregen) continues to provide a great venue and services to all residents of the Bere Penninsula and beyond. As part of our ongoing improvement and maintenance plans we hold occasional fundraising activities. This year it has become very important as the Pre-School based at the Hub went through a change of ownership that meant the finances for the last few months have been lower than anticipated.
Service to the community is an ever-present theme through all Beregen tries to achieve. With this in mind "The VERY BIG, BUT VERY QUIET Auction" (from now on known as the BBQA) has been born. The BBQA will give everyone a chance to contribute a special skill or service to someone in the community.
So, can you offer an hour of ironing, prune a shrub, walk a dog, paint a shed, wash a car, teach someone to bake bread, give an hour or two’s introduction to conversational Spanish or French or Mandarin, a two-hour kickstart to help someone set up a website, a short introduction to genealogy,  a haircut, a manicure, a car safety check, mow a lawn.....? The list is almost endless when you think about the wonderfully wide range of people with valuable skills and experiences on our Bere Peninsula. Everyone can offer something and we can all afford to bid on one or more of the services offered by our community for the community.
Bids can be posted or emailed to Beregen from 1st February 2015 with a final opportunity to bid in person at the BBQA Evening Event on Saturday 21st March at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. At the end of the evening, the winning bids will be revealed!
We need your service offers NOW!, so that we can begin compiling the massive and extensive list of services the that demonstrates the shared community interest in service so evident to those of us lucky enough to live here.

Send your offers of service to:
Beregen Auction,
Parish Hall,
Station Road,
Bere Alston
PL20 7EJ

Rubber Band at the Club

It was a rollicking night at the BFS Club last night (Saturday) when the Rubber Band from Calstock entertained a full house with their brand of music. Club members who failed to attend missed a treat!
It is difficult to categorise the music that Rubber Band play: it’s an eclectic mix of folk, old favourites from the musicals, original music and much more. Under the capable leadership of Rosie Fierek, the 15-piece ensemble swung, jumped and swayed through a multitude of tunes, ranging from Puttin’ on the Ritz and Ain’t Misbehavin’ to Rosie’s own composition Launceston Castle Serpent, which featured a troupe of dancers! Large boards with the lyrics of some songs were displayed so that the audience could sing along – which they did, with gusto!
Instruments included harp, fiddle, euphonium, trombone, xylophone, a couple of snare drums, various accordions, etc, etc! A musical feast!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Diversification at the Pub

Sarah and Ted at the Olde Plough are planning to diversify! They have had the idea of turning the bottom room of the pub into a small shop, offering tea, coffee, cake, cream teas, ice creams, pasties, deli items, a small range of food products, gift items but most importantly milk and stamps!
Sarah said 'We are planning to have three small tables in the bottom room for customers to use for tea and coffee, we could then use them in an evening if need be. We wouldn't close the room off to the pub so it could still be used in an evening.' 
Work starts soon to have the new facility up and running for Easter.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

BFS Club Events for March


3rd       Horsewatch

7th        Supper and Acoustic Jam Session

9th       Royal British Legion, Gig Club and Committee meetings

12th     Open Mic

13th     Funtastic Red Nose evening with a Massive Quiz (teams wanted)

17th     Bingo

21st     Spring Art & Craft Fair

24th     Quiz

28th     Karaoke with Ron


4th       Supper followed by music from George Nixs.

7th       Horsewatch

9th       Open Mic

13th     Committee meeting

* The talk by Clive Charlton will be on the first Saturday in May.