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Our Parish Footpaths and Bridleways are clearly marked and numbered on the DCC website at http://map.devon.gov.uk/dccviewer/MyLocalPaths

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New opportunity for rural micro businesses to voice their opinions and help design future support programmes

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This is a quick update following the recent Shareholders Group meeting. The key actions that arose from that meting were:
  • The need to establish a new membership group that will include all those interested in saving the Pub. This will be set up to also include all those new to the area and membership will be restricted, as far as is possible, only to those with a genuine interest in saving the Pub.
  • We agreed to set up regular Community Pop-Up Pub events. These will be open to everyone in the community and will be actively marketed to ensure as many people as possible are informed. It was agreed that we will try to have the first event on Friday 26 April.
  • We agreed to set up a small interim Steering Committee to move things forward. Ultimately the idea is that this Steering Committee will be replaced by a new committee once we have established a new wider membership group.

Since the meeting the Steering Group have met and we can confirm that the first Community Pop-Up Pub event will be on Friday 26 April at Marwood Church Hall. We will be distributing leaflets shortly but in the meantime please pass this message to as many people as you can so we can make this a memorable event.

Regards Malcolm

Dear Friends,

Following my update in December I am pleased to say that I received many messages of support from the Shareholders Group and not a single negative reply.

I have therefore arranged a meeting of the Shareholder Group for early February. Please note that this is not an open invitation to all members of the community for the reasons that I covered in the December communication

I shall let you know the outcome of this meeting in due course. In the meantime you will no doubt be interested to hear about the request by the Bratton Fleming Community Benefit Society to the Council to make a Compulsory Purchase Order of the White Hart. The attached link from the North Devon Gazette details the current position which is very interesting.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Regards     Malcolm Higdon


December 2018 Update
Save our Pub December 18 Update.pdf
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Ring O'Bells Appeal by Philip Milton
ROB Appeal Response REDACTED (1).pdf
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Philip Milton's Response.pdf
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Update September 2016 -Connecting Devon and Somerset Update for Superfast Broadband

Further details can be found on the CDS website at: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk