1. New flats
3. The First
4. Small News
1. New flats on
the St John Ambulance site
The Council Chamber was packed last
night for a presentation by G M Planning Services on proposals
for the Old Ambulance Station. The audience seemed pleased
that the existing approved proposal using a derelict wooden boat
shed as inspiration, had been given the elbow. Instead a
modernist building reminiscent of the great architect Frank
Lloyd Wright mixed in with echoes of Coventry Cathedral was
shown. Featuring strong verticals and detailed colouring,
this new building will tidy up the corner hugely. The
photo shows a scale model that included boats and buses!
Ever since Vavasour House was built
there was always the intention and the planning permission to
build phase II. The only real debate was what and when.
The previous "boat shed design" was met with hostility by local
people, turned down by Dartmouth Town Council and also by
South Hams District Council; the developers, ignoring public
opinion, sought an appeal and were successful. Luckily
though, the site has been sold in the last six months to
developers who have a feel for Dartmouth.
Most Town Councillors were very
relieved at this new proposal and one commented that "it is
breath of fresh air" The top penthouse flat will feature a
Japanese roof top garden.
James Brown reports: It's that
time of the year but it's also half term!
Whether you are eating with us or going out for dinner at
another restaurant why not drop by the bar. We've got
vintage rose by the glass, oysters and special
lovely cocktails. As its half
term and not everyone is loved
up we'll keep the bar food moving and the tempo a little
lighter in the bar. Don't be shy!
If however you want to book dinner we are offering a
complimentary glass of rose Janz and canapes for each diner
in the restaurant. The menu will have some additional
specials including a chocolate fondue to share!
This is not a special night so why not use your loyalty card
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
The First Grader
on show tonight
Director: Justin Chadwick,
Actors: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, 103
minutes, Cert. 12A. Biography/Drama
This inspiring story of the
power of education and the right to equality, The First
Grader is set in Kenya in 2003, where Maruge, an 84 year old
village elder uses a government initiative to claim the
education he has always craved but could never afford.
A former Mau Mau fighter,
Maruge’s desire to learn to read and write has been sparked
– but when he presents himself at the school gates, he finds
head teacher Jane alone in being sympathetic to his cause.
Shooting in the stunning Kenyan rift valley, using a real
school and its pupils, gives the film an authentic sense of
place and community, and the children’s uninhibited natural
performances are a joy to watch. There is humour woven
throughout and a heart-warming affection and mutual respect
between the dignified old man and his passionately
progressive young teacher.
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
5. Small News
Business Support Officer, South Hams District Council
If you run a business, or are involved in a social
enterprise could I please encourage you to complete the
South Hams Business Survey which includes questions
around broadband and premises requirements. The survey
only takes about 10 mins to complete with only 30
Click here to fill it in please.
Dr Sarah Wollaston
MP will be at the Townstal Community Hall to meet the
public on Monday 13th February at 7pm
fundraising performance by the BRNC Volunteer Concert
Band at The Flavel on Thursday 23 February @ 7.30pm.
This is a great opportunity to see, hear and support our
local big band. Tickets are just £8 adult or £5 under
18s. Full programme and tickets on sale from the Box
Office on 01803 839530 or online by
our Dartmouth News Facebook page and read things
you never knew about Dartmouth! Click on the logo
or click here. Or if you are travelling it's
simply www.facebook.com/DartmouthNews nothing more !
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,