1.   New paint and paintings

2.   Mother's Day Menu

3.   A Prophet in Dartmouth?

4.   Broadband Campaign

5.   Small News




1.  New paint and paintings

There may be more workmen than holes in Foss St while they are repairing the drainage pipes but the galleries and shops are still open with many showing new lines for Spring.

Baxters gallery has had a facelift too – the gallery has been re-painted from top to toe and new fixturing is showing off new ceramics and sculptures to great effect.

Gallery owner Sarah Duggan has also introduced new artists – this painting is by Craig Askew and is only £145. There will be other new artists, sculptors and jewellers showing their work at Baxters over the next few weeks so do make your way down Foss St to see what’s happening.

You may be interested to see the pipes down the holes too!  Click here for more.


2.  Mother's Day Menu

Sunday 18th March 2012 : Treat your Mum on Mother's Day to a delicious Mother's Day Menu created by new Head Chef Stephen Bulmer at The Angel, Dartmouth (formerly Restaurant Angelique).

Starter: Pear Salad with Devon Blue Cheese, Chicory and Pecan Nuts, Honey & Mustard Dressing
Fish Course Scallop-Baked in its Shell with Julienne of Vegetables, Noilly Prat Jus :
Main Course Fricassée of Chicken with Leeks, Wild Mushrooms, Pomme Purée, Marc de Bourgogne Jus
Chef’s pre-dessert Chocolate Mousse
Dessert Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet

Feast on all five delicious courses for £38 per person. In addition, there is a complimentary glass of Prosecco for the celebrated lady in each party. To view the Mother's Day Menu please click here.

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

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


3.   Oranges and Sunshine

Director Jim Loach : Actors: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham : 105 minutes : Cert. 15. Drama

Grounded in a heart wrenching fact-based story, steered by Loach's sensitive direction, and led by a powerful performance from Watson, Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organised deportation of children in care from the United Kingdom to Australia. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and sent to children's homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling abuse. These forgotten children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

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.   Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Programme Campaign:

The Devon and Somerset broadband campaign needs as many business and community responses as possible. Your input is vital to ensuring effective roll out of the services as it is unlikely there will by another similar opportunity. This project is one of 3 national pilots chosen to roll out superfast broadband to the ‘hard to reach’ areas that will not attract private sector investment. With the help of funding from the Government, Devon County Council and Somerset County Council, as well as support from partner authorities , there is £50m to invest, but this isn’t enough on its own. There needs to be investment from broadband suppliers too. We therefore need as many people as possible to take part in a short survey which will be influential in deciding how, where and when the infrastructure will be rolled out. This is our one big opportunity to shape the future of our digital services, so it’s vital everyone gets involved to help us get connected and up to speed.

Why is this important?

£50m of public sector support will not be sufficient to achieve the aims of Connecting Devon and Somerset. Additional investment by the private sector is needed, and to make this an attractive proposition, they will want to see a good potential return on their investment. Through the Devon and Somerset Get Connected campaign, businesses and communities are asked to register their broadband speed, the types of activity limited by current speeds and what improved connectivity might mean. The findings will be used during negotiations with broadband suppliers. They will also be a factor, along with the potential for economic growth, social need and current speed influencing the eventual broadband roll out programme. 

It is essential to register your interest for improved broadband at the website by clicking here  Carol Trant : Business Support Officer : South Hams District Council


5.   Small News

  • On Monday Paul Allen was re-selected as Mayor-elect of Dartmouth for the next year and Dartmouth Town Councillor Rob Lyon as his Deputy.

  • On Wednesday Paul Reach resigned from the Dartmouth Town Council. Paul said he wanted to re-start the Chamber of Trade. The Dartmouth dot TV group wish Paul all the very best.

  • To read about changes at the TIC and Newcomen click here.

  • Harry Escott reports: Just a short report and a thank you, the talk in DYC by Paul & Rachel Chandler regarding their experiences with Somali pirates was last Wednesday, it was a brilliant evening and we raised £480 for the Dart Lifeboat. I am sure the success in selling 96 tickets was in part due to your mention of the talk in the Dartmouth News, hence the ‘thank you’.

    As a little piece of forward information, we shall be having a Jubilee Waterborne Street Party on the Cardiff Castle on Sunday the 3rd June, leaving the Town Quay at 1900, tickets will be on sale sometime the end of April. Posters will be around the town at the same time

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