1.   New parking signs

2.   French Bistro Night

3.   Le Quattro Volte

4.   Small News




1.  New parking signs

Jonathan Hawkins set up a Dartmouth Parking Group four years ago.  One of its aims was "Not to have Pay & Display as presently understood" - this aim was subsequently adopted by Dartmouth Town Council.  Unfortunately the original group has since been taken over by a new group and its aims have been overridden.  Another aim was "Better Signage" using Section 106 money and we are delighted to announce that it has finally happened!  Here you can see the new electronic signs. 

The new signs achieve two important things, firstly they bring attention to the fact that there is actually a Park & Ride and secondly how many spaces are available.  We must all thank Jonathan Hawkins, the "Old" Parking Group, Devon County Council and South Hams District Council for this initiative.  We hope another sign will soon be sited near the Lower Ferry. Dartmouth will be an even better place to be in during the Summer now!


2.  French Bistro Night

James from Browns Hotel reports: French Bistro Night Thursday 1st March.  Supervised by Eric, our resident French chef, we bring you a taste of France with a classic, set price, 3 course bistro menu.


Proper French Onion Soup with all the bits or
Duck and Pork rillettes with homemade breads and chutney

Main Course
Hanger steak with Cafe de Paris butter, salad verte and matchstick fries or
lemon and bay brined poussin on a white bean stew

Classic Tarte Tartin with homemade ice cream
Optional Cheese Board £3.50pp

3 Course Dinner £19.95. To keep costs for the evening as low as possible we will redeem your loyalty card points. Another great reason to be a loyalty card holder! To book please call 01803 832572

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

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3.   Le Quattro Volte tonight

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino : Actors: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazarenzo Timpano : 88 minutes : Cert. U. Drama: ‘A movie of grave beauty, serene pace and surprising humour’….

Michelangelo Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte, or The Four Times, is a gem of art cinema. This beautiful movie is almost entirely wordless; superbly filmed, with an almost respiratory sense of the rise and fall of the seasons and the rhythm of the countryside. The scene is Calabria in southern Italy; it could be taking place at any time over the past couple of centuries and only the final section definitely locates it in the present day. An old shepherd tends to his goats; heartbreakingly, he is racked by a terrible cough and is dying, and when he slumps down and collapses in a field or woodland, one of the goats returns, as if to check on him. The goats are tending to him. Every night, he drinks some sort of powdered infusion; later, we will find that this powder is not medicine, but dust from the church floor, which he apparently credits with magical qualities: superstition has mixed with traditional piety in this secluded place…

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 026449


4.   Small News

  • Coffee Morning in St Saviour's Church on Tuesday 28 February from 10.00am with delicious home made cakes.  Mmmm, see you there?

  • Fairtrade Fortnight: 27 February to 11 March - how will you start today? tea, coffee, maybe cocoa?  Here's your chance to take a simple step to help workers in developing countries get a better deal. By swapping your tea, coffee, bananas or other regular items for Fairtrade will make a difference - and it really won't change your life too much!  Support Fairtrade in your local shops, and why not ask your friends to do so too?

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