Monthly Archives: August 2013

Parade Against the Atlantic Array!

Great to see so many people at the Parade against the Atlantic Array today organised by Steve Crowther and campaign group Slay the Array. Pictured below are their leaflets along with North Devon Conservative candidate Peter Heaton-Jones.

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Free Sewage Alert Service for local beaches

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Surfers Against Sewage has launched a new Sewage Alert Service. It is the first and only service to inform you, in real time, when untreated human sewage and wastewater is being discharged at local beaches. You can then make an informed decision about how, when and where you use the sea.

Untreated sewage and wastewater frequently discharge from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) sometimes significantly reducing water quality.

When this reaches dangerous levels, Surfers Against Sewage is notified by participating water companies and issues a real-time sewage alert so surfers and other beach users can avoid potentially harmful pollution.

Alerts include Woolacombe, Saunton and other beaches in the area

The service is free and available as an APP, SMS service or web-based map

Download the Sewage Alert Service

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Braunton’s W Siegfried Jerrett is looking for support for a new feature film!

A big heads up for Braunton’s W Siegfried Jerrett who is looking for support for a new feature film on Kickstarter. He’s written the script and will also be starring in this one man film. There’s a great video introducing the idea and also showing a few clips which you can watch below. You’ll find more information here.

committed trailer from W Siegfried Jerrett on Vimeo.

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Wandering poet Simon Armitage arrives in North Devon

Photo credit - Paul Wolfgang Webster C/O Simon Armitage

Photo credit – Paul Wolfgang Webster C/O Simon Armitage

British poet Simon Armitage is taking a journey on foot frrom Minehead along the north coast of the South West Coast Path to Land’s End . He will walk through Braunton during his trip and stop for an evening of poetry in Georgeham .

You can read more about his visit in an interview in the New York Times:  Simon Armitage in New York Times

Reading: 8.00pm, Georgeham Village Hall, Hill Park, Georgeham, Devon EX33 1JL. The event is being hosted by Paul Trueman (and helpful friends) plus North Devon Coast AONB. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance. To book, email paultrueman@gmail.com or call 07921 999677

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Clovelly Lecture: ‘Europe: In or Out?’

Heads up for a lecture by journalist William Horsley entitled “‘Europe: In or Out?’. It’s on Saturday October 5th at the Clovelly Visitor Centre. 6 p.m. Reception. 6.45 p.m. Lecture, followed by Questions and Answers. It finished at 8.15pm and tickets are £15 including a glass of wine. If you would also like to attend dinner then the ticket price is £39. Apply to the Clovelly Estate Office on 01237 431200 or email: clovellylectures11@gmail.com. NB: TICKETS LIMITED: PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED. For more details click here.

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Parade against the Atlantic Array this Saturday 31st August, 11am, Civic Centre!

Come and join campaign Group Slay the Array who are organising a parade through Barnstaple this Saturday 31st August starting at 11am outside the Civic Centre/in the castle grounds (North Walk). The parade will then walk through the High Street and Boutport Street to The Square. There will then be a public meeting at The Park Hotel at 12 noon. This is all aimed at raising awareness about the Atlantic Array and also the impending deadline of 16 September to register a ‘Relevant Representation’ with the Planning Inspectorate. You can read more about registration here and more articles on the Array here.

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Shops we love – Caen Cards and Gifts

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Shops we love – Tops n Tails in Braunton

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Support North Devon local Natalie Hall raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

North Devon local Natalie Hall is running a half marathon on 8th September in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. You can support her at her JustGiving page.

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North Devon Tory candidate Peter Heaton-Jones takes up the fight against the Atlantic Array!

Great to see that North Devon Tory candidate Peter Heaton-Jones has taken up the fight against the Atlantic Array. You can read the full story in the North Devon Journal.

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Meet ‘Thruster’ inventor Simon Anderson – September 15th

One of the most influential surfer-shapers in the history of surfing, Simon Anderson, will be visiting the Museum of British Surfing at Caen Street car park in Braunton on Sunday September 15th between 2pm and 4pm.

When the Australian developed his three-fin ‘Thruster’ design over 1980 & ’81 he changed the face of surfing forever – creating a design that has dominated wave riding for the last 30 years, and remains the standard competition board today.

TIKI MOBS SIMON POSTERWhile people had experimented with three fins on a surfboard before, Simon’s ‘Thruster’ set-up created a board that blew the everything else of the water when he won the Bells Beach Classic in 1981.

Thanks to our friends at Tiki in Braunton, Simon will be spending the afternoon at the surfing museum so you can drop in and have a chat with a true living legend – if you have one of his original Thrusters you can bring it along for him to check out, or just hang out and talk about board design and surfing.

Check Simon Anderson’s story in this video. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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Might the EU save Lundy from the Atlantic Array through action over porpoises?

puffin4-1024x685There’s a very interesting article in WalesOnline suggesting that the protection of porpoises may yet come to save Lundy Island from the blight that would be the Atlantic Array Wind Farm. Time will tell but in the meantime, don’t forget to register your view on the development. Not a picture of a porpoise but this picture of a puffin was taken only last year just off Lundy.

Hat Tip to Sally Kingham on the Atlantic Array – No Way Facebook page

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Nigel Irwin – for all your welding and fabrication needs

Braunton local Nigel Irwin can sort out all your welding and fabrication needs from garden gates to fencing and general metal repairs. Just give him a call on 07976 298347 and he’ll come out and give you a quote. He came to us on the very highest of recommendations.

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Chilli Surfboards coming soon to Tiki Surf Shop

Chilli surfboards, coming soon to Tiki Surf Shop

Chilli surfboards, coming soon to Tiki Surf Shop

Tiki Surf Shop will be shortly taking delivery of Chilli surfboards – hand shaped and signed by Australian shaper James Cheal.

Limited numbers available so please call for details: 01271816070

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Great poster in Cawthornes’ window: ‘Braunton needs your support’

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Introducing Kids Church @ St Brannock’s Braunton!

photo (16)Introducing Kids Church @ St Brannock’s Braunton
We are a bunch of kids, parents / grandparents, carers who meet once a month at St Brannock’s in Braunton at 11.30am to explore our faith in a fun and participatory way.

We want to be outward-looking and welcoming to all so each month we focus on a simple theme such as helping others, caring for the planet or the importance of valuing each other.

Kids Church is 45 minutes of engaging activities and is aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years.

For further information please contact

• The Vicar- Revd Anne Thorne 01271 815330; vicarthorne@aol.com
• The Curate- Revd Ben Bradshaw 01271 815664; brother_ben@btinternet.com

DATES AND THEMES

2013

  • 8 September 11.30am: Fresh Starts
  • 29 September 9.45am: St Brannock’s Harvest Service
  • 3 November 11.30am: We are all Equal
  • 1 December 11.30am: Advent-Waiting
  • 24 December Christmas Crib Family Service 4pm

2014

  • 2 February 11.30am: Valuing each other
  • 2 March 11.30am: Love
  • 6April 11.30am: Forgiveness
  • 20 April Easter Day, 9.45am: St Brannock’s Easter service

 

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Recommending Exmoor Magazine

For anyone who hasn’t seen Exmoor Magazine, it is most definitely worth a look. It’s a wonderful magazine both in terms of it’s fascinating content and also it’s high quality production. It is always packed full of interesting articles about local people, local traditions and above all the wonderful countryside that Exmoor has to offer. Highly recommended! You can subscribe on www.amazon.co.uk for £16.50 for 4 quartly issues.

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Don’t miss the great Braunton Duck Races on Monday 26th August!

A big heads-up for the Braunton Duck Races on Monday 26th August from 12 noon at the St Brannocks Church churchard and vicarage. A really great day out for all the family with not only the excitement of the races but also many stalls in the churchyard and vicarage gardens. You can see a video of a previous duck day below.

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‘The Point: Chronicles of Croyde’ – New North Devon Surf Magazine

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Great to see a new North Devon surf magazine called ‘The Point: Chronicles of Croyde’. Beautifully produced and costing £3.95. Look forward to following it on their website which it appears is currently under construction at www.thepointcroyde.co.uk.

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