This link explains the self-build housing scheme which is currently open to suitable applicants with the time, funds and dedication needed to participate. Contact details are provided in the pamphlet. Click on the link and then on the pamphlet icon.
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On Monday 26th March at 7.30pm in Aveton Gifford Memorial Hall, there will be a meeting to introduce a new project about building your own local, sustainable eco-home. Anybody with an interest is invited to attend. Click on the link below then click again on the poster for more details.
The Agenda is included in the DOCUMENTS section of the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP.
The stolen tender is a pale grey 7ft (3-man) inflatable, with a black (internally) slatted floor. There is an outboard motor attachment panel on the stern (white and flaking paint with exposed areas of aluminium underneath) but the attaching points are clearly visible on the dinghy. There are areas of red stains on the outside, where it has rubbed against the anti-fouling. There is a front painter fixing point and two side ones near the front.
We believe it was taken at the beginning of half term (11th/12th Feb) it was secured fore and aft on the patch of grass beside the upstream end of the Tidal Road at Aveton Gifford.
If you have any information, call 101 – The new non emergency number for Devon and Cornwall Police
Textphone 18001 101 for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired.
National Bus Pass Renewal
In line with Government requirements, all National Bus Passes issued in 2008 by Devon County Council will expire on the 31st March 2013.
We are therefore making preparations to replace approximately 170,000 National Bus Passes to eligible Devon residents. (this equates to nearly a quarter of Devon’s population).
To ensure eligible residents are able to enjoy uninterrupted free local and England-wide travel bus travel; new National Bus Passes will need to be delivered to existing passholders before 1st April 2013.
The process by which the passes will be renewed is:
- New National Bus Passes will be sent directly to registered addresses without the need to re-apply. The new passes will start to be delivered from January 2013 in alphabetical order.
- A publicity and promotion campaign will start from April 2012 to advise eligible residents to let Devon County Council know if they have changed address since they received their National Bus Pass.
- Some pictures will be out of date so we are asking passholders to contact us if they would like to update their picture for the new pass.
- Eligibility under certain disability categories will be re-checked prior to re-issue.
· Adult and Community Services will be able to offer support to vulnerable or disabled passholders.
· First-time passes being issued from the beginning of March 2012 will have a rolling date of expiry that will over time eliminate the need to renew passes in bulk quantities.
Under the terms of the Concessionary Travel Act 2007, these passes will be replaced free of charge. Replacement passes in the event of loss continue to be charged at £8.
For further information on the re-issue of the National Concessionary Bus Pass or any matters relating to concessionary travel, please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance.
Transport Co-ordination Service
Devon County Council
Room 18, Matford Offices, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD
Tel.: 01392 383045
Fax: 01392 382904
Notification of Road Closure – Work Ref: NC3628143
I am writing to inform you that May Gurney has applied for a road closure to complete SWW Utility works at Ringmore Drive, Bigbury On Sea. These works, subject to approval from Devon Highways, will take place from the 23/05/2012 to 25/05/2012.
All Efforts will be made to maintain access to properties within the area of the closure and minimise disruption.
If you require further information please call us on:
01726 224400 between 9:00am and 5.00pm (Mon-Fri), or contact the South West Water Helpline on 0800 169 1144 at all other times.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation
Customer Services Manager
“Spellbinding flamenco jazz bursting with passion and verve”. No, this was not the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, nor some international music festival but a packed-out Bigbury Memorial Hall in rural Devon. What a wonderful opportunity this was to experience two virtuoso guitarists in full flight – thanks entirely to Villages in Action, the Devon-based organisation that arranged this concert and does so for similar cultural events for otherwise isolated parishes throughout the county.
(photo by Mike Wynne-Powell)