1. Fatstock Show
2. Party time at
3. Sugary Green
4. Small News
1. Fatstock Show
The annual Fatstock Show took place
on Tuesday of this week. The sun shone and everyone was
very happy with the arrangements now that the market has been
regenerated. In fact the only change was that the cows
were shown outside, and very happy they were too as you can see!
Party Time at Dartmouth Film Society
Nibbles and drinks before the
Christmas Film "Up"
By tying thousands of
balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out
to fulfil his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South
America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he
isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness
explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a
stowaway on the trip.
The charming Disney - Pixar film is an absolute must-see.
Films are screened at The
Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open from
7.00pm and the films start at 7.30pm Guest tickets are
available on the night for £3.50 each from “The Windjammer”
Victoria Road between 7.00pm & 7.25pm only. No guest tickets
will be sold on the door. For more information call Clive Osborne on: Tel. 07968
Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the
national Open Spaces
Society, unveiled a plaque on Sugary Green, Dartmouth
to celebrate its registration as a village green last June,
and its protection from development.
When the land near Castle Cove was threatened with major
development in 2009, local publisher Richard Webb formed the
Friends of Sugary Green and, with help from the Open Spaces
Society and in particular its case officer, Nicola Hodgson,
applied to Devon County Council to register it as a green.
The landowner, South Hams District Council, objected but
backed down after its legal arguments were challenged.
Said Kate Ashbrook: ‘I am immensely proud to unveil this
plaque which records our joint success in saving this very
special and much-loved spot. I congratulate the Friends on
their vision and tenacity in securing this green.
‘Sugary Green is set in an outstanding landscape, here on
the beautiful south Devon coast. It has been enjoyed since
at least 1945 for a wide range of informal activities, from
tobogganing and ball games, to blackberrying, barbeques and
astronomy. It is a magnificent asset to the community as
well as to the thousands of visitors to this popular area.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
5. Small News
reports: The Rotary Club of Dartmouth are organising a
Traditional Carol Service with lots of popular well
known Christmas Carols and all are welcome. It’s at 7.30
pm on Wed 21 Dec at St Saviour's and there will be mince
pies and mulled wine afterwards.
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Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
offer bargain 6p a day parking. If you want a cheap way
to shop first thing in the morning and last thing at night South
Hams District Council have a parking permit for you for just £21
for a full year.
The permit, called the South Hams Residents’ Car Park Permit,
available on proof of residency means you can park in any South
Hams car park for free between 4pm and 10am. And use the
Dartmouth Park and Ride entirely free for the whole day – with
free travel for as many people as you have in your car – thus
avoiding the normal £5 charge.
Residents using the permit once a day throughout the year in any
South Hams District Council car park would be paying around 6p a
day. If a resident parked in a town centre car park an hour a
day at (around 90p an hour) and went to Dartmouth four or five
times that would be a total of £295 a year. The permit
represents around a 90 per cent discount.
Cathy Aubertin, of South Hams Environment Services, said: “The
idea of this permit is to allow anyone who wants to beat the
rush by shopping before the peak times up to 10am and those
working people who need to dash into town after 4pm to pick up
something for supper can do so with ease and park for free.”
She added: “This is all part of trying to tailor our charges to
suit the pockets of our working residents. As an example in the
New Year we are extending these permits, only in Kingsbridge,
for a limited period, from between 3pm and 11am to allow
residents to park in those times for free in town car parks
while Fore Street in Kingsbridge is undergoing road works.
“The permit was incredibly popular three years ago when it was
introduced over 2,000 were sold,” she said. “Now three years
later they are still a bargain, at around 6p a day if you use
them every day and you both live and work in South Hams.”
The permits are available by calling South Hams Customer Service
on 01803 861234
copyright Dave Cawley,