Brentor’s annual Mistletoe Fair will be held on Saturday 7th December from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Brentor Village Hall. Entry to the fair is free.
There will be lots of craft stalls selling handmade gifts and produce, ceramics, art, textiles, cards, jewellery and much more. Children will enjoy a Treasure Hunt game and there will be a raffle with lots of prizes. Tea and coffee and mince pies will be served in the morning. At lunchtime enjoy hot and cold homemade lunches – cottage pie, soup and quiches – including meat and vegetarian options. Lots of wonderful home-made cakes served with tea and coffee in the afternoon.
10.30am Tea/coffee with mince pies
11.00am Songs from The Brentor and Mary Tavy school singing club
11.30am Father Christmas arrives for a visit
12.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch served
2.00pm All Change singers
2.00pm – 3.30pm Home-made cakes, tea and coffee
3.00pm Raffle draw and winners of the treasure map game
A great place to get those special presents!
See you there!
Photos by Jo Larson Burnett
The printmaking workshop at Brentor Village Hall, run by local artist and illustrator Jo Larson Burnett on Saturday 23rd November, was much enjoyed by all those who attended. Visitors were able to make their own Christmas card prints – it was a hive of very messy activity! Another workshop is being planned for next year, probably on 12th April 2014. A big thank you goes to Jo Larson Burnett for giving the proceeds of the day – £43 – to the Village Hall and Playing Field funds.
This year’s Guy Fawkes celebration had to be postponed from 3rd November due to the terrible rain and wind. Unfortunately the new date, 10th November, also suffered from rain, which appeared much earlier than forecast and made the event very damp indeed. Understandably many people decided not to come along. Thank you to all those volunteers who did turn out to build the bonfire, set off the fireworks and make the wonderful soups and cakes.
This event is held to generate funds for maintaining the village playing field and in the past two years has provided over £1,300 towards the cost of cutting the grass. Due to the low number who attended, and the high cost of providing fireworks and insurance, this year the event made a loss of £20, so the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee will need to make up the shortfall in its income – at least £600! Ideas for other ways of supporting the playing field financially would no doubt be much appreciated!
Part of the Brentor Living Archive is now available for viewing online. A selection of photographs from the archive can be accessed at www.brentorarchive.org/web.
Click here to find out more about the Living Archive, which is part of the Brentor Community Trust.
November’s image – Golden plovers in the evening by Mike Whitfield
A very big thank you to everyone who submitted photographs for the first Brentor calendar. It will be on sale, price £5.00, at the Mistletoe Fair on Saturday 7th December.
The calendar can also be obtained by contacting Sarah Walker-Smith on 860165 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click here to go to the Brentor Gallery page to see a gallery of all the photographs in the calendar.
The village of North Brentor has been identified by Dartmoor National Park as a rural settlement where the provision of a small number of affordable houses to meet an identified local need could be permitted. Suitable sites will be within or adjoining the settlement and well related to the existing buildings.
Following an appeal for suitable sites for affordable housing seven locations were put forward by the deadline of 30th September 2013. These have already been visited by representatives of Dartmoor National Park Authority Planning, West Devon Borough Council, and the Community Council of Devon, accompanied by Brentor Parish Councillors. It will be some time before any decision will be made by the Planning Authorities regarding the housing and there will be a number of opportunites for local views to be expressed.
To discuss this matter further you can contact Sue Hitchcock at The
Community Council of Devon on 01392 248919 ext.122. or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Beaver Scouts and their leaders ’spread their wings’ in appreciation of the local gliding club’s hospitality. The three supervising leaders in the photo are (from left): Catherine Berna (Young Leader), Coreen Tucker Bailes (Beaver Assistant) and Sandra Grylls (Beaver Leader). Just visible in the simulator is gliding instructor Steve Lewis.
Ten young members of Brentor and Mary Tavy Group Beaver Scouts, accompanied by their leaders and several parents, were entertained by members of Dartmoor Gliding Society at their Brentor Airfield clubhouse on Wednesday evening, 23 October.
Although too small to sample the ‘real thing’, each of the young visitors had a chance to learn some of the basic skills on the club’s flight simulator, accompanied by an instructor – some even managing to ‘loop the loop’ without even leaving the ground.
Click here to see the full story on the Dartmoor Gliding Club page.
Brentor, Mary Tavy and Peter Tavy Parish Councils are working together to improve broadband speeds in the three parishes. They are concerned that our area may only see limited benefit from Devon County Council’s plans to improve broadband and be at a considerable disadvantage to most of the rest of the county. They need to gather information from parishioners to help develop a strong case for funds to improve things in our area.
In total the survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
1 Before you start, CLICK HERE to test your broadband speed (just click in the button marked ‘Start Speed Test’ below the two dials)
2 To complete the survey CLICK HERE
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Our new Village Hall is there to be used! Why not use it for a party or other event? Very reasonable charges!
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