Sandra Johnson would like to thank everybody in the village who donated items for her to sell on their table at this month’s car boot sale. She made an amazing £150.00 for the Village Hall & Playing Field funds.
Fibre broadband is apparently like buses – you wait for ever and then two come along at once. Airband, the supplier of our less-than-ideal wireless broadband network has announced that it will be bringing fibre broadband to Brentor!
And just as the BT/Openreach fibre is about to be activated! Continue reading Better late than never?
A local resident has written to Dartmoor National Park Authority Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bishop, about the proposed railway reinstatement. His reply can be seen by clicking the image on the right. Let’s hope that Dr Bishop goes on to represent the views of National Park residents as well as the Park itself!
This issue has been going on for some time. As the CEO says, Dartmoor National Park Authority commissioned a report in 2015 to identify the key issues for the proposed line. Click here to see the report, called ‘Devon Main Line Route Options – DNPA Scoping Report. Continue reading Main line railway through Brentor? Response from DNPA Chief Executive Officer
The 2021 Wonderful Villages Photo Competition has been launched. Why not submit your photos celebrating village halls and village and community life, or perhaps the work which volunteers have been doing to support their communities through the difficult times of the Covid-19 crisis? Continue reading Wonderful Villages photo competition 2021
West Devon Community and Voluntary Services (WDCVS) publishes a bulletin about funding available locally for individuals and voluntary organisations.
There’s a wealth of information, from grants for individuals suffering hardship during the pandemic to funding for charitable organisations.
Highland cattle are back on Gibbett Hill for the summer, so if you are walking take care. In the past two years walkers with dogs have been attacked by the cattle, especially when calves are present. You are particularly advised not to walk between the cattle. Continue reading Watch out – the highland cattle are back
Work started on 13th April 2021 to lay a fibre optic cable on Gibbet Hill from Mary Tavy to West Blackdown. It took only a day to bury 1.85km of conduit pipe beneath the moor. Work to pull the new underground fibre cable through the conduit is also complete.
Click here to see a video of the conduit being laid Continue reading Brentor’s fibre broadband network late in delivery
Not only West Blackdown homes but also up to 31 homes in Brentor village centre will definitely be getting access to a new fibre broadband network being built by Openreach. West Blackdown should be connected by 23 July (a month later than originally quoted), and BT announced on 10th March 2021 that enough residents had signed up for the government-funded Universal Service Obligation scheme for the north side of the village centre to also be connected.
This year, with so much disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Devon County Council has decided not to publish a paper timetable with a short shelf-life. Travellers will have to rely on an on-line version for the time being.
Most services are now operating normally but any exceptions to this are indicated in the timetable.
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. They are 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 due to the pandemic