Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Red Nose Day Raffle Prizes Announced

There are fantastic prizes on offer for the raffle at the Red Nose Funtastic at the BFS Club on Friday 24th March, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon at the usual outlets.

Raffle Prizes
Two GWR Rail tickets, valid for travel to any GWR station

Four Eden Project tickets (two adults and two children)

Family ticket to National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Wharf Family Ticket to films only

Morwellham Quay Daily Family Ticket

Tree Surfers vouchers for one adult and one child

Two Garden House tickets

Theatre Royal Plymouth tickets – productions TBC

Bottle of wine donated by The Olde Plough Inn

BFS Club Annual Membership for two

Two bottles of wine donated by the BFS Club

Six bottles of apple juice donated by Brian Lamb

Presentation Pack donated by Bere Brewery

Three glass items donated by Graham Reed, our local glassblower

Painting donated by Bev Slaughter

Monday, 27 February 2017

Great Music at the Pub

We had a lovely evening down the pub on Friday, with jolly conversations with friends and musical accompaniment from Johnny Logger. And the nice thing was, we weren't drowned out by over-loud music! More of these musical evenings,lease!

Sunday, 26 February 2017


                    Friday, March 24th 7.30 – 10.30 at The BFS Club

             Bere Ferrers

          In 2015 we raised £1,500 for Comic Relief - we would like to do the same again 
           and hope you can help us.

The Red Nose Quiz will be the main event and during the evening The 
       Knitathon and many other surprise activities will take place.  There will be an 
     amazing Red Nose Prize Draw - tickets will be on sale in advance around 
    the Peninsula. Red Nose snacks will also be available.

Wear something red – or pay the consequences!

Book the date now and look forward to a brilliant evening. 

Quiz tables can be reserved in advance or just come along on the evening.   
Call Linda on 610665 to book tables or if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Planning Application Letter of Objection

If any member of the village wants to object to the housing application on Station Road, I have been given a letter of objection that can be used. All you have to do is copy and paste it, adding your name, address and date, print it and send it to West Devon Borough Council immediately. The planning meeting is on 7th March. Remember - a petition is counted as one objection, regardless of the number of signatories, so individual objections are the ones that count!


Planning Application No: 0788/16/OPA

Erection of Dwellings – Land Adjoining Station Road Bere Ferrers



1.    I am writing firstly, as a resident of Bere Ferrers, to oppose the above Planning Application - as I would any such development proposal in Bere Ferrers likely to increase the population and consequential motor usage of the narrow single track access road serving the village. 

2.    This road is presently inadequate to cope with further growth in either domestic or commercial traffic, notably worsening of late as a consequence of internet shopping and grocery deliveries and multiple car ownership families etc.. A road which, too, has no safe pedestrian footpaths, is often in winter not fully gritted and in summer subject to periodic road work blockages/closures.

3.    Secondly, to suggest that should the Council be minded to grant planning permission in this instance then that the permission should be conditional upon the developers funding the provision by Devon Highways of at least 5 extra double width vehicle passing points along the length of the access road, between “Beer Town” junction and Bere Ferrers.

4.    Thirdly, again should consent be granted, for a limitation to be placed upon the times of days site HGV construction and pick-up building supply vehicles should be permitted to travel between “Beer Town” junction and Bere Ferrers, perhaps restricted to the daily period of 10.00hrs-12.00hrs Mondays-Saturdays only.


5.    The road has, over the last few years, witnessed an unprecedented growth in use especially by commercial and public service vehicles – some being HGVs others transits and large pickups – to all of which ordinary residential motorists must give way, often requiring multiple and lengthy reversing actions.

6.    The character of the traffic (circa 07.00hrs- 22.00hrs) is as follows:- 

·         School run – oversized Volvo Coaches

·         School run – parental people carriers etc.

·         Bus services – Stagecoach, Citibus and Jacketts

·         Tavistock & District Ring & Ride minibus

·         Travel to and from work (Including Plymouth commuters)

·         Bere Ferrers business traffic (Euro Lifts Ltd., etc.)

·         WDBC Waste collection trucks – General, Garden and Recycling

·         Devon CC Mobile Library

·         Gritting trucks (occasional winter)

·         Internet shopping deliveries – food & drink as there’s no food shop in the village  (Sainsburys, Co-Op, Tesco, Waitrose vans)

·         Internet shopping deliveries – couriers (TNT, B & Q Trade Team (articulated), dpd, Tuffnells, FedEx, Big Green, Yodel, DHL, UPS etc.)

·         Commercial deliveries to the Olde Plough Inn - (St.Austell Brewery, M.J.Baker, etc.).

·         Commercial deliveries – builders merchants supplies, meter readers, utilities (gas, electricity, water, Open Reach)

·         Fuel oil and cess pit tankers

·         Postal deliveries and collections – Royal Mail, Parcel Force

·         Multiple car ownership households (2- 4 cars)

·         Grossly oversized 4 x 4 motors

·         Camper Vans (including a seeming business operating in the village)

·         Business vehicles – EuroLifts etc.

·         Visitors to pub and church, including weddings and funerals

·         Tractors & trailers (including stacked hay)

·         Slurry tanks and muck spreaders

·         Other agricultural machinery

·         Hedgerow growth and cutting

·         Horse boxes

·         Pony & trap

·         Horse riders (many being inexperienced minors)

·         Wildlife – rabbits, pheasants, foxes, deer, domestic cats and dogs


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