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The first SeaMoor Lotto draw took place on Saturday 4 August and saw 10 lucky winners across South Hams and West Devon.
One winner, from Ivybridge, matched three numbers and won £25. A further nine people matched 2 numbers and won 3 extra tickets to play the lottery. To celebrate the start of the local lottery, nine people were selected at random to win some fantastic prizes, including: £200 worth of natural Devon-made dog food from Forthglade; an iPad; Afternoon Tea for two at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock, and a family swim pass for use at Fusion Lifestyle leisure centres.
There were 730 tickets sold ahead of the first SeaMoor Lotto draw which supported more than 60 local charities and good causes across South Hams and West Devon. With ticket sales at this level, SeaMoor Lotto is currently on track to raise nearly £24,000 a year for local good causes.
Cllr Neil Jory, West Devon Borough Council’s Hub Lead Member for the Lottery, says:
“For the lottery to be raising such an incredible amount of funds for local good causes is a testament to the people who are supporting the community lottery by purchasing tickets. I actively encourage more people to support local good causes to help increase the amount we can raise.”
Cllr John Tucker, Leader of South Hams District Council, says: “Local people and businesses have really got on board to support SeaMoor Lotto, either by purchasing tickets or by donating prizes, all with the aim of supporting the local good causes that have signed up. The more people that buy a £1 ticket for the weekly Saturday night draw, the greater the financial benefit to those charities and good causes that have joined.”
Tickets cost just £1 each and 60% goes back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs. Players are able to set up a monthly payment in advance with the option to do a three, six or 12-month repeating subscription by direct debit or payment card. Winners are informed over email and will have the money transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.
The Seamoor lotto was set up by South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council to provide support to local good causes and charities. Each £1 ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if you match all six numbers in the correct order, as well as various other cash prizes.
Local good causes interested in joining SeaMoor Lotto can still sign up to the local lottery which is an ongoing initiative whereby they will receive their own dedicated fundraising page.
Buy your tickets from www.seamoorlotto.co.uk and help spread the word within the community by tagging @SeaMoorLotto on Facebook and Twitter and by using hashtag #SeaMoorLotto.
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South Hams District Council is looking at new ways to move forward with their recycling and waste service.
The South Hams has enjoyed a high recycling rate for some years and is currently second in the Devon ratings, however changes in legislation, rising market costs and decreases in the value of recycling material, make it more and more difficult to meet ever-changing needs without a change to our service.
Many other councils already enjoy a weekly collection of recycling materials from the kerbside. In order to improve our current service we need to increase the number of materials we collect from the kerbside weekly to include glass, textiles, plastic pots, tubs and trays and offer a weekly food waste collection service.
The Council is looking to align its service with our Devon neighbours to make sure we divert as much useful recycling material as possible from incineration. This means, a service will be designed which has the greatest environmental and cost benefits we can operationally achieve, and which is similar in design to that of other councils in the area.
By having a similar recycling and waste system across the county, it will make the service easier for residents if they move between authorities. It also helps us to benefit from economies of scale when selling recycling materials and helps the County Council to provide cost effective disposal routes.
The move to the Devon Aligned Service is likely to be in place by the end of September 2020 to allow time for changes to take place with the least disruption to residents.
A procurement project is also currently underway to look at testing our frontline services for recycling and waste, street and toilet cleaning in the market place. This means a company could be contracted to deliver these services on behalf of South Hams District Council if they can offer better value for money and a better quality of service can be achieved. The Council is doing this to improve both the cost and quality of services to householders.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: “We are working really hard under very difficult economic circumstance to deliver a quality service which is cost effective and environmentally friendly. By looking at the potential benefits of outsourcing our services and aligning to the Devon waste and recycling service, we will be addressing both of these targets.
“It is a really exciting time and it’s important to us that we get it right for our residents.”
Salcombe Harbour Authority is advising those taking to the water this summer on how to stay safe on boats.
Following a serious, but rare, incident at the weekend involving youngsters on the water, and in a bid to encourage locals and visitors to keep safe while having fun in the harbour, the Harbour Master is sharing key boat safety information.
The campaign aims to remind boat users to wear a ‘kill cord’. This red cord has a quick-release fastening at one end and a clip at the other. The quick-release fastening is attached to the boat’s instrument panel and the other end is attached securely to the driver; making sure that the outboard engine cuts out if the driver falls overboard.
This is especially important to avoid another ‘Padstow’ type incident where a family suffered fatalities and life changing injuries when they were thrown from their boat and collided with it, while it was out of control in a high speed turn.
Salcombe Harbour Master, Cameron Sims-Stirling, said: “We want everyone to enjoy everything the harbour has to offer and to do that, we call on boat owners to take sensible precautions before taking to the water.”
If you are planning on driving small pleasure boats this summer, there are no set requirements for safety equipment, however, it is important that you are properly equipped before going on the water.
Have a safe day out by remembering to use:
life jackets which fit
stay within the speed limit – 6 knots (kts) in the estuary
don’t mix alcohol and boating
All equipment should be checked regularly for damage to make sure it is fit for purpose. It is also important that lifejackets come in different sizes, so make sure you have one which fits you properly.
South Hams District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, Cllr Rufus Gilbert, said: “It is important that this safety message is heard far and wide by both our residents and our visitors. We hope that accidents can easily be avoided if these simple measures are followed.”