Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spooky Stories and Crafts at Braunton Library 31st October

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Braunton Bowling Club Open Day 2nd November

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Braunton Residents’ Parking

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Introducing Moo Music for under fives!

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Shops we love – Kittiwakes in Braunton

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Shops we love – Tangles Hairdressers

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Great Ocean Quarterly – Arts, Ideas and the Sea Inside Us

A big heads up for a new magazine covering the ocean, arts and ideas called Great Ocean Quarterly – Arts, Ideas and the Sea Inside Us. It’s run by among others the fantastic Mick Sowry who made the wonderful Musica Surfica. You can become a founder subscriber here.

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Braunton history – Richard Knill, missionary

I just recently discovered that the preacher Richard Knill was born in Braunton and in fact lived on Church Street. Apparently you can see the graves of his parents as you enter the churchyard from church street. They are straight ahead and then slightly to the right near the entrance. You can read about Richard Knill on Wikipedia.

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See what’s on in and around Braunton in the next couple of months…

October 2013

18-19 October. Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple. Moscow Ballet – La Classique. The Sleeping Beauty

21 Oct North of the Sun charity film night with Museum of British Surfing. Click here for details.

24 October, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

26 October. Poppy Appeal coffee morning. Click here.

26 October. Christmas Bazaar. Click here.

26 October. The Barking Mad Dog Show. Click here.

30 October. St Brannock’s Flower Guild. Click here for details.

31 October, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

November

2 November. Braunton Fashion Show. Click here.

7 November, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

9 November, 9.30am-12.30pm. Wrafton Farmers’ Market, Wrafton Parish Hall, near Braunton

14 November, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

21 November, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

23 November-11 January. North Devon Heritage Photography Exhibition. Click here.

28 November, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

December

5 December, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

7 December, 9.30am-12noon. Braunton Farmers’ Market, Braunton Parish Hall

12 December, 9.45am-11.45am. Coastwise Talk. Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library. Click here for the topic and speaker.

14 December, 9.30am-12.30pm. Wrafton Farmers’ Market, Wrafton Parish Hall, near Braunton

21 December, 9.30am-12noon. Braunton Farmers’ Market, Braunton Parish Hall

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Braunton Flood Update from Ben Byrom

TRADER UPDATE – October 2013

It is some time now since the last Trader update but up till now we have had little to report, although there have been very few days since last years flood that there has not been a conversation or email about Flooding in Braunton, We have been on the case!

FLOODING – PROGRESS!
1st The Parish Council set up a River sub group, consisting of the Council Clerk Tracey, myself and Simon Tattersall. We have been able to talk directly with the agencies involved.

2nd The Environment Agency has been carrying out additional work, the main purpose of which is to further reduce the risk of the river overtopping its banks by the Memorial Gardens – from where it flows down Chaloners Road and into Caen Street. These gardens have now been built up to the height of the sandbags that stopped the 2nd night of flooding. There have been other small additions and improvements along the banks.

3 rd As we all read in the Journal, Braunton has been allocated £50k. This is to carry out a complete flood risk assessment of the whole Braunton valley. The Flood Risk Manager at Devon County Council (which is the ‘lead flood authority’ for Devon) has contracted an external firm of water management experts to carry out a far reaching study to identify critical flood risk areas in and around Braunton and to recommend ways of mitigating / eliminating flood risk in the future. This work has already started but the final report is not expected before April 2014. We are told we will be part of this process for the local knowledge. Watch this space.

4th Highways have been exploring different ways of moving the water out of Caen Street in the event of flooding and have put forward suggestions that have not addressed the problem. Hopefully the above survey will offer answers.

FLOODING – PROTECTION
Braunton is a high priority so if you should notice ANY blocked drains or gulleys or areas of surface water please immediately phone NDDC 24 help line number 388240 – you WILL get a response.

If you notice that there are major obstructions or other problems in the river, please immediately phone the EA Hot line 0800 807060 to report it.

If you would like a telephone call from the Floodline of the Environment Agency warning of an impending flood for YOUR property, please phone 0845 988 1188. You can register up to FIVE telephone numbers.

OTHER
Many Traders have commented on the fact they have seen an increase in trade this season and put it down to the fact that many more vehicles can use the car park to visit the village now the barrier is down. The Parish will have seen this in the additional revenue at the ticket machines. Please email Tracey.Weaver@northdevon.gov.uk to thank the Parish Council

If you need sandbags, please contact Ben on (w) 812295, (h) 816611, (mob) 07778 149 457.
We will keep you posted on progress.

Ben Byrom
Simon Tattersall

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St Brannock’s Flower Guild Coffee Morning – 30th October

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Christmas Bazaar – 26th October

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The Barking Mad Dog Show – 26th October

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North Devon Heritage Photography Exhibition

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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning 26th October

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Fitsteps dance class in Braunton

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Paratroopers – fun fitness for pre-schools

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Coastwise Winter Programme

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Braunton Fashion Show – 2nd November

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Shops we love – Turnaround Wear

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