Sunday, 23 April 2017

St George's Teas at the Plough This Afternoon

Come down to the Olde Plough this afternoon from 2.30pm for a Traditional English Afternoon Tea celebrating St George's Day and raising money for Sally's Marathon Run Charities as she runs the streets of the capital in the London Marathon!

 Photos: The Olde Plough

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dog Fouling

From Bere Ferrers Parish Council:

Anti dog-fouling campaign

The good news is that there are an increasing number of responsible dog owners who always clear up their dog’s mess. Unfortunately however, there are also a minority that don’t and so when  walking around the roads and streets within the Peninsula it is not uncommon to find dog mess. Therefore, it is understandable that a number of Parishioners have recently complained about this situation. Leaving dog mess in a public place is not only unpleasant and antisocial, but is also a health hazard. The law recognises this, because dog owners have a legal duty to clean up every time their dog messes in a public place.

Dog fouling is universally hated, and has been a persistent issue over many years for the parish council, and for anyone else concerned with local environment. For this reason, the Parish Council has subscribed to the West Devon Council Dog Warden Scheme, and an authorised Dog Warden does regularly visit our parish with the power to issue on-the-spot fines if dog owners fail to clear up. If an offender refuses to pay they can be taken to the local Magistrates Court for the dog fouling offence and fined up to £1,000.

In addition to the ongoing Dog Warden Scheme, the Parish Council has considered what else can be done to improve the situation, and a number of actions have been shortlisted. These include a new publicity campaign (including refreshing signage around the parish) to remind dog owners to clear up, and the possibility of facilitating volunteers to highlight and monitor the incidence of illegal dog fouling.

Meanwhile, readers might like to note that West Devon Borough Council operate a “Report Dog Fouling” page on their website: . Reported information will be passed to our local Dog Warden.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Shop's Birthday

The Bere Ferrers Saturday Shop and Cafe celebrated its 11th birthday last Saturday, with a celebration cake splendidly provided by Glenys (of course!). Because it was Easter Saturday the Shop was full of family and visitors for the weekend.
Caroline thanked everyone for supporting the project, which has been open every Saturday for 11 years, and Brian thanked the committee for their hard work.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns...

Good Friday is fast approaching and time for Hot Cross Buns. Sarah at the pub is taking orders for fresh buns for collection on Friday morning from the pub. In addition, the hostelry will be open from 9am for the collection of said buns and the sale of hot buns and coffee! Don't miss it!

Friday, 7 April 2017

GWR Easter Tickets Discount

A message from Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, Great Western Railway:
I thought you might like to know that we are offering a 50% discount on rail tickets for families this Easter.
We want to do our bit to support customers during the school holidays while also encouraging more travel to the great destinations across our network.
We are advertising the half price fares in traditional and social media, and are keen to spread the message as widely as possible so that we reach as many families as we can.
Mark Hopwood | Managing Director | Great Western Railway

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Spring is Here (I think!)

Spring flowers are starting to appear in gardens and along the Devon banks and this Saturday is the annual Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show in the church hall AND the Art and Craft Fair in the BFS Club - so Spring must be here!
The weather is set fair for a nice sunny day, so why not pop along to both events? I do hear that, because of events outside their control, the Flower Show organisers are warning of a less-than-usual display of daffodils. Much of the proliferation of daffodils in the hedgerows and verges has now 'gone over' for this year.
Nevertheless, there will be much to see at both events: entry is £1 at the Flower Show (1pm - 5pm) and free at the Art and Craft Fair (1pm - 4.30pm). Light lunches and refreshements will be on sale at the Fair.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Villager Nominated for Vacant Borough Councillor Post

One of our local Parish Councillors, Brian Lamb, has been nominated for the vacancy of Borough Councillor for the Bere Ferrers ward, after the recent death of Cllr Mike Benson. The election takes place on Thursday 4th May. There are two other nominations, both from Bere Alston.