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Dartington

The village hall will be closed until 6th December for installation of a new heating system. This has been made possible thanks to the generosity of County Councillor Trevor Pennington and Ward Councillor Michael Hicks. We have also been lucky to receive an Awards For All grant from the National Lottery. This is just the beginning of an extensive renovation project. We are pursuing funding for disabled toilets and access, rewiring and a new roof with insulation and solar panels.

nger esse MDartington Village HallWe need you

December 2010

DARTINGTON VILLAGE HALL HIRE OF THE HALL AT 10 PER HOUR FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE RING VAL MAY ON

01803 862770

Other plans include new curtains ,sanded woodwork and LOADS OF FUN EVENTS...Starting with January 8th 2011, we are having a Hall warming party. There will be a bar, entertainment and good food. We would like to hold a grand raffle to be drawn on the night. We want to make the hall a warm and welcoming venue for a variety of social activities in the village. Ive heard stories of past events:fancy dress parties, cinema nights and comedy shows, and it would be great if we could recreate those good old days with some new ideas too. Offers of raffle prizes or donations towards the refurbishment will be gratefully received as would any help with jobs in hand. For more information phone Val on 01803 862770

The community spirit was strong then. Lets bring it back again. Dont let that spirit die. Lets try to revive that dying breed. Dont let greed and apathy reign. Pull together, sort it out. Thats what communities are about. So get on down. You get it there, you with a frown. Lets make it a fab year in our village hall. Lets have a ball. So come on you hippies, yuppies, Builders, farmers. Whoever.

In our village hall Mrs Murch played the piano for all kinds of films and shows. I remember Bet and Henry Blythes hypnotic tricks. We nearly burst our sides Laughing at her antics with a mop.

Our village hall stands tall was built for all. It is our memorial our memory of all who fought for and sought our freedom.

We need volunteers, ideas, donations sought, for improving the village hall. Paintings being done right now. The heating going in, But still lots more to do, The roof, insulation, a new loo. And HELP. WE NEED YOU.

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s hairman C CornerThe new presentation of The Messenger has been well received and many favourable comments made. Pam Gormans article (Around Dartington) was also praised. I am also pleased to report that our application to South Hams District Council Sustainable Community Locality Fund was granted and we received 500 toward the cost of production and distribution of The Messenger. Many thanks to Councillor Hicks for all his help. Even a small publication like The Messenger is quite expensive to produce. So thank you very much to everyone involved. The DPD process is still continuing along its rocky path. The introduction of alternative sites just prior to the Inspectors arrival to the South Hams was not well received by parishioners. Councillor Whitaker and I attended the enquiry at Follaton House on the 5th November. It was pointed out at the meeting the Inspectors function was to examine the soundness of the DPD document presented by the Planners. If the document was sound then the question of alternative sites was not an option. If however the DPD document was found to be unsound then alternative sites may be considered. We will probably not know the results until the New Year, possibly February 2011. Councillor Brian Evans

Dear Reader, My name is Joyce Wynne. I am Church Warden at St. Marys Church, Dartington. I would like to reassure you that, although we do not have a resident Vicar, the life of the Church continues. The Revd, Julian Ould and the Revd, Jane Lankaster will continue to officiate at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. A weekly Newsletter can be found in the Church giving details of Services at Dartington and Brooking. Over the Christmas period there will be a Carol Service on the 16th December at 6.30pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. On Christmas Eve there will be a Christingle Service at 3pm and on Christmas Day there will be a Family Eucharist at 11.15am. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold Midnight Mass this year. If you know of anyone who is housebound and might like a visit or Home Communion, please telephone me at 865048. May I take this opportunity of wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Joyce.

Dartington Village Post OfficeIts that time of year again, the Christmas period is upon us. The dates this year are as follows: Surface Mail Western Europe.......................Tues 23rd Nov Airmail South & Central America Africa Far East Mon 6th Dec New Zealand Australia Japan Eastern Europe........................Fri 10th Dec USA & Canada........................ Mon 13th Dec As usual we expect to be very busy, especially Mondays, lunchtimes and after 4pm when business mail is going through. So if you could bear this in mind, we will be doing our best. Our Opening Times over Christmas are: Christmas Eve........................close at 12:30pm Christmas day.........................closed Boxing day..............................closed Mon 29th Dec.........................closed Tues 28th Dec........................closed Weds 29th Dec.......................open as usual Thurs 30th Dec.......................open as usual Fri 31st Dec............................close at 16:00pm New years day........................closed Sun 2nd Jan...........................closed Mon 3rd Jan...........................closed Tues 4th Jan...........................back to normal

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Remember - Small packets upto 2kg containing no letter is best way to send presents abroad.

UK Parcels.....................................Weds 15th Dec 2nd Class.................................Sat 18th Dec 1st Class..................................Tues 21st Dec Special Delivery.......................Thurs 23rd Dec Parcel Force 48hr....................Weds 22nd Dec Parcel Force 24hr....................Thurs 23rd Dec

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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Community GardenHave you heard about Dartingtons new community garden? Initiated as part of the Abundant Life project, the garden is based at Foxhole and is open to all members of the local community, including staff. Its run by its members and is entirely self-sufficient participants decide how many hours they can commit to it, what skills they can provide, what they grow and how. All proceeds - whether edible or monetary! - go back into the garden group. Supporters from gardeners to DIY to fund-raising are welcome. If youd like to get involved contact Pamela Silkstone on 01803 847049

Adam Rasmussen, B.Sc, R.F.S. Cert. Arb. 07760 206277Dartington, Devon Friendly and Professional Service All aspects of tree surgery and hedge cutting. Sensitive crown reductions and shaping, retaining the natural beauty of the tree. Sectional dismantling of large trees. Please call for Free Advice and Quotations All work carried out to BS3998 Fully Insured.

January specials at theA very Happy ! MonthJoin us for Happy Hour Month!ALL day and EVERY day, our house wines by the glass and bottle and house beer, lager and cider will be at Happy Hour prices! Great Argentinian red and Pinot Grigio, 2.50 a glass/9.95 a bottle. Carlsberg, Thatchers Cider and Dartmoor Ale, 2.50 a pint.

Start the day with a great deal!

Come with a friend & get TWO for the price of ONE from our great breakfast menu! Best in the town. Served until 11.30am.

Coffee Break

Breakfa Bonanzst a

Beat those January blues!

Never tried us for morning coffee or afternoon tea? Come now & enjoy a FREE scone or croissant.

Get a party going!

Our lunch & dinner menus are fantastic. How about 5 off all main courses and a further 5 off a bottle of wine from our great range of 60 wines! Thats a genuine reduction. Book Early!

Main course mania!

10% off

Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty!

We have a genuine loyalty card that gives you 10% off your purchases. You should have one! Just ask at the bar. (Please note that terms and conditions apply and it may not be available for use with certain offers).

Waterside Bistro, The Plains, Totnes email: [email protected] www.watersidebistro.com

Reservations Tel: 01803 864069

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New model for older age living on the Dartington estate takes a step forwardThe Dartington Hall Trust is delighted to announce a partnership with Midas Homes to take forward the vision for the Abundant Life project, a 25m development which, if approved for planning by South Hams District Council, would become a flagship community for older people based at the Foxhole site on the Dartington Hall estate. The Abundant Life project is a response to a clear social need within the local community. Within a few years more than 24% of Devons population will be over the age of 65, and already there are more people over the age of 65 than under 16. In a society that has increasingly viewed older people as a drain on resources, this demographic change challenges us to think and act differently creating real opportunities for older people to have a fulfilling life and also to make a valuable contribution to their communities. And it will not be an isolated community it will include many facilities and opportunities for local people, as well as providing refurbished space for small businesses. The Abundant Life p