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Village Hall and Playing Field AGM – 17 February

The A.G.M. of Brentor Village Hall and Playing Field will be held at the hall on 17 February 2022 at 10:30am. The meeting will include the annual reports and election of trustees.

All motions for debate, to include detailed questions, should be emailed by February 10th to brentorvillagehall@gmail.com

The AGM will be followed by a Committee meeting.

The Trustees would like to thank all the residents who have helped and supported them,  from strimming, gardening and cleaning to just enjoying the facilities and events that have taken place at the Hall and the Playing Field.

Welcome to your news

Welcome to your source of news and information about Brentor.  You are on the home page of our village website.

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If you have any problems finding what you need please call Colin Dawes, the general editor, for more help on 811079.

Brentor fete and produce show

Brentor’s fete and produce show will be held on Saturday 25 June 2022.  The craft marquee needs stalls, so book yours in advance and please tell your friends if they are artists or craftspeople.

More details to follow.

Annual Star Count

Brentor surely must be one of the best places to see the night sky!  The CPRE organise an annual Star Count which takes place between 26 February and 6 March.   With your help, it enables them to identify where light pollution is a problem and where the darkest skies across the country are.  Continue reading Annual Star Count

£250 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

At their meeting on 18 December 2021 Brentor Parish Council gave the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee a grant of £250 towards events planned for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Officially, the Platinum Jubilee begins on Thursday, June 2, and extends to Sunday, June 5 2022.  Further details of the plans for the celebration will be published when available from the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee.

Bird flu prevention measures

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone came into force across Great Britain on the 3 November 2021, and in Northern Ireland on the 17 November 2021. This was extended to include housing measures across the UK on the 29 November 2021.

These measures mean that it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) to keep their birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.

Click here to go to the government website to see full details.

Farewell to the printed Brentor News

December 2021 Brentor News

The last printed issue of Brentor News has been delivered to residents’ doors.  It comes with an extra separate page to mark this change.  From January all the news and information found in Brentor News will be here on our village website, along with the more in-depth items you are used to seeing here.

Brentor News farewell insert

 

This website is regularly updated, so you’ll hear about events and all the latest news as soon as it’s available, just dip in as often as you like!

You can see the archive of past editions of Brentor news by clicking here.

Continue reading Farewell to the printed Brentor News

At last – progress on Brentor’s fibre broadband project

West Blackdown residents are now connected to Brentor’s new digital broadband network and further connections to Station View and the village centre are underway.  There will still be areas of the village centre that have no fibre connection, such as the Darke Lane area where residents have been given enormously high quotes for connection under the government’s Universal Service Obligation scheme.  Houses near Bearwood farm are also not being connected at the present time.

Continue reading At last – progress on Brentor’s fibre broadband project

Find help in West Devon when you need it

Don’t deal with it alone – Find help in West Devon when you need it.  West Devon Borough Council has launched a new online support directory to signpost local people to get help this winter.

The directory at www.westdevon.gov.uk/support-directory provides essential information and contact details for a wide range of support available across the borough from the Council and other groups. Continue reading Find help in West Devon when you need it

Help improve mobile phone coverage

The Government is intending to introduce changes to the rules for mobile phone mast planning consent in the very near future.
If you are in one of the many houses in Brentor with no mobile coverage then please call your mobile provider and register a complaint regarding your lack of coverage.  If there are sufficient complaints then we should be prioritised for a new mast(s) to provide coverage.

Continue reading Help improve mobile phone coverage

Village Hall rebuild put on hold but will be revived

Brentor’s Village Hall and Playing Field Committee has been looking for ideas on how to move forward with rebuilding the main hall of the Village Hall, but the pandemic has put their plans on hold.  The Village Hall and Playing Field is a registered charity, whose duty is to run the Village Hall and Playing Field for the benefit of our community. Continue reading Village Hall rebuild put on hold but will be revived