CRICKET CLUB CAR BOOT SALE
Sat 4 June, Belstone Cricket Ground, sellers from 9am, buyers from 10am. Contact Chris on 01837 840498
THE NORTHMOOR CHURCHES ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL
This year taking place in Bridestowe Church
The Office is located in the pavilion on the main site. General enquiries, merchandise, etc. Opening Hours are:
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-6.30pm.
Please send completed booking form to Mrs J White, Sunnyhill, Zeal Head, South Zeal, Okehampton EX20 2JL.
Tel: 01837 840102
Cheques payable to DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
Tickets available for individual events
New 15 Seater Community Minibus
LOCAL WEBSITES – TOGETHER ONLINE
The new moorSITES.com service, offered by Hill Top Skills, is intended to provide access to low-cost creation and hosting of websites for the small businesses, non-profit organisations, clubs and communities of Northern Dartmoor and the surrounding area.
In addition, it includes a listing for each website on a search engine optimised, advertised directory website at moorSITES.com SiteSearch – allowing people in the local area tobrowse members’ websites and search by category, type of service and area – increasing the flow of enquiries to the sites through search engines such as Google or Bing, and keeping business local!
It offers an affordable route to a high-quality, effective web presence for those who may previously have dismissed the idea due to cost or concerns over the technical issues – or for those who wish to improve their current presence, and bring it up to date with the way that the internet is now used – and to help ensure that local people are connected with local services.
A variety of levels of service can be provided – from simply adding your existing website and details to the moorSITES.com SiteSearch service, right through to bespoke web design, management, hosting and support with social media and online advertising.
Read more about the levels of service available at moorSITES.com.
STICKLEPATH AND BELSTONE SCHOOL CHARITY
Applications for financial support are invited from young people, aged under 25 years, who live in the parishes of Belstone and Sticklepath. The objective of the charity is 'to promote the education (including social and physical training) of persons who are under the age of 25'. Eligible people or organisations can apply to the Charity for a grant to help with expenses of items which meet the objectives of the Charity. Grants have previously been approved for music lessons and sport/dance training fees, but the Charity will consider all appropriate areas of educational expenditure. Applications can be made by such residents regardless of their, or their family's financial circumstances.
Applications should be made by 31 March 2016 using an application form which can be obtained from the Clerk, Lois Rowlands. Contact Lois on 01837 840367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form or for further information. The application should be made by the applicant themselves, rather than their parents, where this is appropriate, and should be for future costs which are to be incurred.24/12/15
CALL THE SERVICE FOR A HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECK
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is promoting its Home Fire Safety Check scheme in this area.
Members of the public can contact the Service for fire safety advice and may be eligible for a home visit from a trained member of staff.
A key feature of the check is to ensure people having working smoke alarms in their home which are most suitable for their circumstances.You should make sure you have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, preferably in hallways and landings. Placing smoke detectors near to sleeping areas and in rooms where there are electrical appliances could give you the extra warning you need.
It’s also important to remember that smoke alarms don’t last forever. The power might work, but the mechanism deteriorates with time. So whether they are battery operated or wired to the mains, to work at their best they should be replaced every ten years.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service offers these five smoke alarm top tips:
- Install a smoke alarm at least on every level of your home
- The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room or on a hallway or landing
- Consider fitting additional alarms in other rooms where there are electrical appliances and near sleeping areas
- Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens and bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident
- Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.
The Service is also urging carers and people who keep a close eye on less able relatives to check that these homes have enough smoke alarms in the right places too.
For more information on Service’s free home fire safety advice service, call 0800 05 02 999.
AERIAL VIDEO OF BELSTONE, SKAIGH AND EAST OKEMENT VALLEY
Many thanks to Richard Johns from Okehampton Model Flying Club for his fantastic aerial footage. www.okehamptonmfc.org.uk/?p=1167 . Well worth a look - stunning work Richard!
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