Welcome to Belstone
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 21-may-16



Andrews Corner


Sat 4 June, Belstone Cricket Ground, sellers from 9am, buyers from 10am. Contact Chris on 01837 840498



Northmoor Churches


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:
FRIDAY 5pm-8pm
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

Tickets available for individual events











New 15 Seater Community Minibus

Okehampton & District Community Transport Group are pleased to announce that they will be taking delivery of a new vehicle at the beginning of May 2016, which has been possible with the assistance of a grant from the Department for Transport.
The vehicle is being adapted by GM Coachworks, specialists in wheelchair accessible conversions, Balsdons Vehicle Services are sponsoring the maintenance of the vehicle and Tyred and Exhausted will be supplying replacement tyres when required. The Group is extremely grateful for their support. 
They would like to obtain further sponsorship for other costs, including insurance, and can offer advertising on the vehicle as an incentive! The vehicle will be available for both community groups and our own lifestyle trips.

Everyone is invited to attend a Community Transport Awareness Roadshow on Saturday 4th June from 10am-12noon in the car park of the Co-op Supermarket in Market Street. The new minibus will be there for you to see and discuss any requirements you may have.
A list of trips will be published which can be booked with our office for both weekday and weekends, subject to us obtaining enough bookings for the journey to be viable.  To view, see the website www.odctg.co.uk or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Okehampton-District-Community-Transport-Group/165867586926940

Hire of bus and driver will be of £40 per day plus £10 per hour for the driver and fuel at cost. Ring the office for availability.
The aim is to help everyone not only access healthcare but also social events, to improve quality of life, particularly those who are rurally isolated. Perhaps you have a group of friends who would like to visit a place of interest. Smaller groups can use the 7 seater Peugeot wheelchair accessible vehicle.

There is also a Ring and Ride Service which collects you from your front door and drops you in Okehampton, at a destination of your choice, and then collects you at an agreed time for the return journey.  The driver will carry your shopping from the supermarket onto the bus and then carries it into your home.  Fares start at £2 for the return journey if you live in Okehampton, £3 if you are in the next zone ie. Sampford Courtenay, or £4 for Hatherleigh, Chagford, Halwill, Lewdown etc.  You have a couple of hours in the town, so even if you don’t want shopping you can arrange to meet your friends for coffee! 
There has been an excellent response to the recent plea for new volunteer drivers, however there is always a need for drivers so if you have a few hours to spare please speak to the Group.

For further information, please ring Sue Wonnacott on 01837 55000.



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.



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 tinyrowlands@tiscali.co.uk 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


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:

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.


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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