Local News and Information

for this month's local news & events
& Round & Abouclick here
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JUNE at a Glance
Mon.  27th  7.30   Parish Council meet in the Village Hall
Every Tuesday: 1.45 for 2pm Short Mat Bowls in the Village Hall. For bowls club information: contact 07500 023 863
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01769 540 281 
to save disappointment we advise you
 to book a table for meals 
First Sunday of the month: quiz night
Opening hours 
5 days a week 
Wednesday - Friday 4-10pm 
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-8pm
we have continued our takeaway service
see also Round & About for what's on at the pub
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We are ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED to announce that we have only gone and won ourselves a GOLD AWARD from Taste of the West,!
We would to thank our wonderful team for all their hard work, with comments from the Judges-
 'It really must be said that the staff were faultless, very cheery, and happy to help',
 'All our dishes were well presented when served and looked appealing. The food was delicious, it was clear that good quality, fresh ingredients had been used' and 
'Their puddings were especially lovely and were very tempting and attractively presented
We are chuffed to bits!
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The Summer Show is back!!!
30th July 2022
printed version & entry form available soon from the Village Shop

Warkleigh, Satterleigh and Chittlehamholt Horticultural Society are pleased to announce that the 96th Open Summer Show of Flowers, Vegetables, Cakes, Preserves and Handicrafts will be taking place on Saturday 30th July 2022.
To be held in the Village Hall Chittlehamholt. Doors open at 2pm. Refreshments and Raffle.Fun dog show and agility from 1pm followed by Children’s sports.

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Shop Opening Hours 
Monday - Friday
Morning:  9 a.m - 12 p.m      Afternoon: 3 - 5 p.m
Saturday : 9 a.m - 12 p.m     Afternoon: closed
Sunday: closed
01769 540 314

the shop often has a 
selection of fruit & veg a la carte!

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information above re the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
see also Round & About for what's on

Your Village Hall needs you!

Do you have ideas to reinvigorate activities in the Village Hall? Would you be willing to join a fund raising/events team to come up with new ideas, as well as reigniting those activities that were so popular in the past? The last two years have been unprecedented following the Covid pandemic and now is the time to help bring the community back together once again to enjoy some fun events.

We also urgently need volunteers for the Village Hall Management team. These unpaid positions involve just a couple of hours each month which are vital to the activities of our local community.  We really need your help to keep the village hall open and running. To register your interest, throw some ideas into the pot, or to find out more about what is involved please contact Spence Seaman (Chairman) on 0772 1390 119.

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click HERE for the 2022 schedule

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Chittlehamholt Satterleigh & Warkleigh 
PARISH COUNCIL  NEXT MEETING in Chittlehamholt Village Hall Monday 29 Oct @ 7.30

contact the Parish Clerk via e-mail 
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Latest P.C.News
Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman – at the Council’s May Annual Parish Council meeting, Cllr Paul Blackwell was re-elected as Chairman and Cllr Andrew Kitchen as Vice Chairman.
Traffic calming – discussions continue to be held about one of the local community’s priorities – reducing speeding through the village.  There may be an opportunity to introduce measures should this continue to receive local support and be successful for funding via Section 106 monies.  If you have views, do pass these on to your parish councillor or e-mail the Clerk.
Survey – later this Summer, the Council will be distributing a questionnaire – to ask people how funds managed on behalf of parishioners should be spent by the Council – what are parishioners’ priorities.  The last survey took place in 2018 and is currently used to inform Council spend.  We look forward to hearing from everyone!
Launds playing field – every week the fields are checked by a councillor to ensure the grounds and play equipment are safe and in good repair.  Should any minor repairs be required councillors and other volunteers will undertake minor repairs to the equipment and a councillor has ensured the trees in the newly established community orchard get off to a good start!   Councillors would welcome feedback on any items of equipment or within the grounds that people think should receive attention.  Just contact your parish councillor or send a note to the clerk – clerk@cswparish.org.uk
Devon and Cornwall Alert is a two-way community messaging system operated by Devon and Cornwall Police. The system helps the police to connect with local communities, it tells people what is happening in their area and allows them to respond directly with any information.
The system is designed to allow people who register to choose the type of information they would like to receive concerning crime and anti-social behaviour, witness appeals, crime prevention, community events and local good news.  Subscribers will not be notified about every crime or incident that happens in their community. The aim is to send relevant information where to do so will reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour or will help Devon and Cornwall Police solve a crime.  The Council’s website provides direct access to registration – go to www.cswparish.org.uk.

click here for  NDDC Information
items include
Barnstable redevelopment
Chargeable Waste
Foodbank FAQs
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MORE ...

Have you been unable to get out and about because of a lack of public transport in and around our Parish? Go North Devon (registered society IP27719R) provide mobility transport to Barnstaple from surrounding towns and villages.
These services are known as Ring & Ride and Shopmobility Services.
 please call 01271 328866

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HERE is a useful guide to provide helpful tips on how to avoid being a victim of online fraud whilst online shopping.
Never give out any personal or bank/credit card details 
over the phone.
Remember if it seems too good to be true - 
it usually is.


We believe that some farms may have been contacted by a male cold calling by telephone offering large amounts of agricultural items with a storyline of the items being at a reduced price. This could be a scam and advise that people should not buy from cold callers – as the risks are high. Please be wary of this and inform others.

Linzi Berryman (Police, Devon and Cornwall Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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click here for brief details
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With rising energy bills and intense pressures on household finances this winter, independent charity Devon Communities Together is providing 1-2-1 support to individuals who are struggling with fuel bills and heating their homes, thanks to funding from Western Power Distribution. 
The charity can offer home visits, video calls and telephone support, with trained experts giving practical advice on tackling energy issues tailored to each household. 
The support Devon Communities Together is offering includes:
 * Practical help dealing with energy suppliers and finding the right tariff
 * Checking eligibility for schemes such as the Priority Service Register and Warm Home Discount
 * Assistance accessing financial support
 * Help understanding the terminology around domestic energy
 * Looking at alternative energy sources/suppliers
 * Improving your energy efficiency
 * Any other questions
As well as providing personalised help with energy bills, Devon Communities Together will be able to support people with related issues, such as housing and health challenges, by working with other organisations to ensure that people receive the help they need.
How to book
People can book an individual support session by clicking the link below and choosing an available time that suits them. If anyone has any questions or would like to discuss a session outside office hours, please get in touch with Martin 
BOOK A FREE ADVICE SESSION HERE: https://linktr.ee/DCTenergyadvice
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(as sent to the Parish Council for general sharing)
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Surviving Wild
a video about the Exmoor Pony with 
a very important message...
(contains disturbing footage at the end)

Thank you
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