Monday, 29 June 2015

Rumleigh Road Closure

Circumstances and weather permitting on behalf of Devon County Council, SWH will be carrying out the following works under a road closure as shown below:

Type of Works:  patching

Location: Rumleigh Bridge, Bere Ferrers Parish

Dates:    Friday 10th – 17th  July 2015

Details of the closure and diversion are shown on the attached TTRN, and all affected properties will be letter dropped.   We will endeavour to maintain access to properties within the closure where necessary, however there may be times when access is restricted/delayed, and SWH apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rain Stops for Tea

The rain that persisted in the village throughout the morning stopped in the early afternoon; the sun did its best to break through the clouds for Phil and John Gallagher's Cream Teas in aid of the Samaritans.
As the weather cleared up, people flocked to the venue from miles around to partake in a cream tea and other afternoon delicacies, ably served by Maggie Willmott and Pearl Dawe.
The sun finally burst through and the last hour of the tea party was bathed in warm summer sunshine.

Don't forget! There's another Cream Tea party at Robin and Jane's next Sunday, in aid of the children's zip slide repairs!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Reflexology in the Village

£25 per session
Gentle foot therapy for better health
and healing. Also maternity.

£10 per session
By an NHS-trained nail cutter.
Not a chiropody service; it may not be suitable for everyone.
Own clippers to buy for £10 extra.

Available at the Hazel Room, Bere Ferrers Church Hall
on Fridays, twice monthly. Bookings are necessary.
For more details and to make an appointment, contact
Pat Warne IIR, MAR
07845 932597

A member of the Association of Reflexologists
and the International Institute of Reflexology

Thursday, 25 June 2015

It only takes a spell of good weather for large piles of gravel chippings to appear overnight in local lay-bys - yes, it's road dressing time again! It must be ten years since the last time, but now the stretch between Ian's and just short (!) of Ley Lane is in pristine chipping condition, so slow driving is needed here!

Hopefully, the rest of the lane will be done soon???

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cream Teas!! Yummy!

You are invited to a Cream Tea at Lower Tavy to raise funds for repairs to the zip wire in the children's play park.
Date: Sunday 5th July
Time: from 3:00 to 5:00
Place: Lower Tavy, Bere Ferrers (opposite the Olde Plough)

Robin and Jane Musgrave

Keel Slugs

From Angus:
OK, those who wish to hear the Bere Ferrers allotments mentioned on no less an organ than The Guardian gardening podcast may like to plug into this. At about twenty minutes in you'll hear a longish piece about what to do about keel slugs.

Friday, 19 June 2015

July 3rd is the Date!

Friday 3rd July is the date for Shock! Horror! Oh no!! You can't!....I'm having my head shaved for charity! As many of you will know, the zip slide in the children's play area urgently needs major repairs costing about £2,000. We've got about £1,500 so far, so it's time to stand up and be counted!!
The deed will be done by Kerry at No.12 in Bere Alston on the morning of 3rd July.
I will be putting sponsorship forms about soon and I hope those of you who can will support me! Every bit counts towards the total.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Morris Men (and Ladies) at the Olde Plough

Dartmoor Border Morris, with guests from Plymouth Maids, entertained drinkers at the pub tonight during their annual visit. After a grey day the sun finally burst through and the dancers took to what was a congested street and gave a splendid routine in the narrow confines.
As the light faded, they moved to the beer garden and sang a selection of old English folk songs before finishing just before 11pm.

Mike Hooton

Several hundred people attended St Andrew’s church this afternoon for the funeral of Mike Hooton from Weir Quay Boatyard, who tragically died recently from cancer, aged 62. Mike, with his wife Lisa, moved to the area in 1999, when he bought a boatyard on the Tamar at Weir Quay. This boatyard has become synonymous with Weir Quay and the team have built it up over the years to the successful business it is now.
Last evening, Mike’s coffin was brought to Bere Ferrers on board his boat Ocean Ranger, coincidentally ‘escorted’ by the three gigs of the Tamar & Tavy Gig Club who were on the way to an event at the Olde Plough. The coffin remained overnight in the church before today’s service.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Club Events

The following are Club events for July and August:

9th        Open mic
18th     Watersports: bar on the Quay 3 – 11pm.
25th     Karaoke: Shane
28th     Quiz
13th     Open mic
21st     Games Night
25th     Quiz
29th     Karaoke: Ron

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Another Donation to Zip Slide Fund

At the Saturday Shop today, another donation was received for the zip slide fund to strengthen and repair the slide in the Recreation Field. Chairman of the Bere Ferrers Villagers' Group Daphne McDonald and Secretary Diana Mitchell were presented with a cheque for £500.00 from the Tavy & Tamar Apple Group.
Both ladies were visibly stunned by the amount and Daphne said that this amount meant that the Villagers' Group was quickly nearing the total required and thanked the Apple Group for their generosity.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Rain Stops for Anniversary Celebrations

Today (Tuesday 2nd June) is the 125th anniversary of the opening of the railway line from Plymouth to Lydford which connected our part of Devon to Waterloo station in London.
After a dreadful night of heavy rain and strong winds, the sun finally struggled through the clouds as the anniversary train from Plymouth rattled into Bere Alston station, accompanied by a suitable railway song from the Summerhouse Strummers.
Victorian attire was the order of the day for local folk as the dignitaries stepped down from the train: David Crome, General Manager, First Great Western; Cllr David Cloke, Mayor of West Devon Borough Council, accompanied by his wife; Cllr Philip Sanders, our Councillor at Devon County Council; Cllr Richard Leithall, Chairman of Bere Ferrers Parish Council; Richard Burningham MBE, Manager of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Cllr Brian Lamb, who organised much of the weekend's celebrations, and not forgetting children from Bere Alston Primary School.
The children had been down to Plymouth to read a couple of railway poems at the unveiling of a plaque at Plymouth station.
Cllr Leithall introduced the guests and asked David Crome to say a few words. He said how lucky we were that the line was not closed in the 60s and how he looked forward to the line extending to Tavistock in five years.
The children, all dressed superbly in Victorian dress, then recited 'From a Railway Carriage' by Robert Louis Stevenson, before the Mayor, Cllr David Cloke, unveiled a plaque commemorating the anniversary.
The children then recited another poem, 'Clickety-Clack', before they were each presented with a certificate by the Mayor, together with certificates for Head Teacher Kim Wilde and the other teachers.
The Strummers played a selection of railway songs again, enthusiastically joined by the children before they had to return to school. There was time for refreshments for the guests before the train returned from Gunnislake and some of the guests returned to Plymouth.
Brian Lamb, Richard Leithall and Trevor Bond.
Richard introduces the guests.

David Crome addresses the gathering.
The Mayor unveils the plaque.
The children reciting a poem.
Time for certificates!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Thank You!

The Bere Ferrers Villagers' Group would like to thank Margaret Ball and the BFS Club for the donation of the £105 proceeds from the raffle at the Supper Night last Saturday. It will go towards the zip slide repair fund.