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Welcome to the Community Website for Belstone - a village on the northern edge of Dartmoor in Devon. If you have something to contribute please contact the editors Edwina & Robin Hill editor@belstonevillage.net

Last updated 4-sep-14


West Devon ConnectBelstone's Barn Dance


Fast becoming an annual tradition in Belstone is our Autumn Barn Dance, featuring the ever-popular local group Walter Shortage and the Hosepipe Banned. Geared to dancers (and would-be dancers) of all ages, it’s a great family evening’s entertainment with the statutory pasty at the interval, superb ‘calling’ from Richard Penny and a licensed bar!
So join us on Saturday 27th September in Belstone Village Hall – starts at 7pm. Tickets (includes pasty) from Mel 018837 840549 or Simon 01837 840693. Adults £10; child £5; Family (2+2) £25. All proceeds shared between St Mary’s Church and Belstone Village Hall.

Belstone Beating the Bounds Film Show

Beating the Bounds on 5 June was an epic once-every-seven-years 14-mile all-day expedition attended by over 150 people which continued a centuries-old tradition in fine style.  There’s a chance to re-live the day by coming along to the film premiere of the event, at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 October.  If you were there, chances are you’ll be on the big screen – having your head ‘bashed’ on the boundary stone, squelching through a bog, wolfing down a pasty and pint, dodging the traffic on the main road or just enjoying the perambulation with friends.     

Tickets for this wine-and-cheese evening organised by Belstone Commoners cost £5 for adults and £2 for children under 16, and are available on the door or in advance from Ann Norman (01837 840581) or Chris Walpole (01837 840498).  The price includes a free glass of wine.  DVD’s of the film can be ordered on the night.  A cheque for over £800 will also be presented to a representative from Devon Air Ambulance, this being the amount raised by the raffle held at the Bounds supper. 

The Gadget Show - Coming to Community Cafe on Thursday 9th October

Connecting Devon & Somerset has a £1m business and community support programme called "Get up tp Speed" It has been designed to help bridge the digital divide between rural and urban businesses and communities, as well as encourage take up of the new faster broadband service as it rolls out across the counties. The service is delivered by the Cosmic Peninsula Consortium who will be running a free workshop alongside Community Cafe in the Village Hall.
Come along and enjoy a coffee, cake and a chat while you get to grips with the latest gadgets and gizmos such as the Apple iPad, laptops and smartphones. Have a play with them and discover how you can use these devices to their full potential and which device suits you best.


Featuring photos from last year's Photographic Competition - the Belstone calendar 2015, is now on sale at Thursday Cafe and all functions in aid of Belstone Village Hall OR contact Edwina & Robin on 01837840332 edwinarobinhill@btinternet.com. Belstone Calendar


Bob a job

Josh's Update: £2,500

Well over half way there! Josh and his parents, Zoe & Gary, say a big thank you for the overwhelming local support, so far. This is a wonderful opportunity for Josh - an honour to be chosen but also, the experience of setting up and running these fundraising activities plus all the hours he spends doing jobs for others will give him skills to take forward into adulthood.
For those who still don't know, Josh has been selected to represent Devon in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan, 2015 but needs to raise £3,300 for the trip. He has been car washing, log stacking, bag packing, selling cakes, Bob-a-jobbing, leaf sweeping,and Race-Nighting as well as providing cream teas! He is still very grateful for any jobs offered. With just £800 to go the final target feels acheivable.
If you have any job - no matter how small - that you need him to do for you then contact him on 840041 or email zoehague@hotmail.co.uk.



Ringing for the WW1 Centenery

WW1 Centenery

On 5th August Belstone Bellringers rang a half muffled quarter peal of call changes for about 40 minutes, to mark the centenery of the outbreak of WW1. This photo was taken by Chris Walpole at about 8.45pm, just after they had finished ringing. The single candle was then extinguished by Michael Ash.  The plaque listing the four Belstone men who died during WW1 is in the central background.
This photo will eventually be added to Chris's "WW1 Excerpts". Follow the link at the top of the right sidebar to read the instalments as they appear.



Summer in Belstone

Why not enter the Belstone Photographic Competition 2014 - open to residents and non-residents


Photos can be in digital format, print or transparency but MUST have been taken within the Parish of Belstone or the local environs, between 2nd November 2013 and 1st November 2014. They can be sent to Robin & Edwina throughout the year up to the closing date – 1st November.


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