1.   Rally Championship

2.   Drama Festival

3.   Dartmouth Market

4.   Small News




1.  World Indoor Rally Championship comes to Dartmouth

The World Indoor Rally Championship comes to Dartmouth for the fourth year running. It's in aid of the Greyhound Sanctuary Exeter.  There will be four large SCX rally tracks with timers. The cars will be supplied and each track has a different car. Each competitor will be given a race card and they will have three attempts to complete one lap of each track as fast as they can, the times will be totalled up and the winner will be the racer with the overall fastest total time. Prizes for each track including the top three finishers and the fastest lady. There is also a junior (14 and under) event run along the same lines except they will have one practice go before the three attempts.

The event will be held at The Flavel on the 1st October 2011, 2.00pm until 8.00pm. Presentation 8.30pm.  There will be light snacks, coffee and tea and also a licensed bar, a raffle and music. A really fun day out for all ages.  Both the current and previous year’s winners will be there to claim back their title.


2.  The 5th Dart Drama Festival 2011

Among the many amateur drama groups in this year’s 5th Dart Drama Festival it welcomes a new all girl dance troupe from Dartmouth who will be making their debut at the Flavel. Rewired, formed in 2009, as part of a project by the previous Labour government, aims at engaging young people in extra curricular activities. The 17 girls, whose ages range from 12 to 17 years, meet twice a week to rehearse their punch and contemporary routines, at the Leisure Centre and the Ivy Lane Centre, in the town.

Under the leadership of their choreographer and director, Tameka Mortimer, from Tones, the girls have been given funding from two Dartmouth organisations, Dartmouth United Charities, and the St Petrox Trust.  Tameka said,” It all started when some of the girls from the Dartmouth Academy, got fed up with the boys always playing football, so they decided to do something for themselves.

Each of the drama groups are performing a variety of up to 30 minutes pieces from light comedy to an extract from “Chess”, from Shakespeare to new material. The festival runs from Wednesday to Saturday 9th to 12th November from 7.30pm, and will be performing twice over four nights.  Advance booking ticket prices are to be, Adult, £8.50, child £5 for any one night; adult combo £15, child combo £8 for any two nights.  Further information, please go to the website by clicking here.

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3.  Dartmouth Market Official Opening!

Last Friday saw the official opening of the Market Square Regeneration, with a Farmers' Market the following day.  Cllr Dave Cawley, Deputy Mayor of Dartmouth cut the ribbon and talked about the project.  Dave said "When I started the regeneration project 6 years ago I was told it had been tried before many times and had failed.  This was a challenge that I and my colleagues took seriously!"  Dave went on to say that he had spent nearly 1,000 hours working on the project as former Chairman of the Council's Corporate Property Committee. 

Special thanks were given to fellow Councillors, the early MCTi, Michael Cozens, Jason Pillar and Wayne Wooodgate of RC Pillars the builders, Robert Seymour Associates the Architects, SDCLAG, SHDC and Chris Horan the Town Clerk.  The sun shone and everyone had a good time on both days.  Someone was heard to say "another Dartmouth moment" and truly it was.


5.   Small News

  • The photo of Dartmouth in the snow, click here to see it, was a puzzle, Adrian Booker suggested "The snow arrived on Boxing Day 1962 and laid for six weeks."  Tessa de Galleani suggested 1986?  So no consensus there then!

  • Rumour has it that Johnny Depp is filming for Tim Burton's new film 'Dark Shadows', down near to Start Point - the temptation to go and have a look is almost overwhelming here at the office!..

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