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Huge congratulations are due to the team of people – led by Alan Kildjian and David Gay – involved in organising the fund-raising, purchase and installation of not one but THREE cardiac defibrillators for the parish of Bigbury with such efficiency!
These 3 instruments have been set up in the main population centres of the parish at St Ann’s Chapel, Bigbury Village and Bigbury on Sea for use in the event of anybody suffering heart failure.
The South West Ambulance Service will maintain the defibrillators, replacing pads and batteries as necessary, and will train First Responders and other interested people in their use.
There will be an evening of instruction for all interested parishioners on September 7th 2011 at 7 pm in the Memorial Hall.
Many parishioners will be very pleased to learn that, according to a letter to Parish Council Chairman Terry Edgcombe, dated 3rd August 2011, and pasted on the counter in Holywell Stores, Mr John Stevens has recently completed his purchase of the Pickwick Inn and wishes to proceed with its development to form a ‘gastro’ pub with an accompanying name change back to the Old Chapel Inn, in accord with SHDC’s planning approval.
I’m sure we all look forward to a speedy improvement in the appearance of the derelict building that currently greets visitors and residents as they enter the parish via this important route alongside the pub.
A secondary benefit will be the release of monies to support affordable housing within the South Hams under a Planning Obligation controlled by a so-called Section 106 agreement.
The Bigbury Fun Run Awards will be presented on Sunday 24 July 2011 – 3pm in the The Royal Oak, Bigbury
All are welcome to attend!
The opening of a new footpath between Ringmore and St Ann’s Chapel, Bigbury, was celebrated on 3rd July by speeches of thanks, much cutting of red tape, and a joint community walk in brilliant sunshine between the start and finish points. At the half-way stage at St Ann’s Chapel, Holywell Stores very kindly provided welcome refreshments for all. A brief slide show can be seen by clicking the following link:-
If you’re interested in the survey that supported the 2009 Parish Plan, join the Parish Council GROUP and open the DOCUMENT folder. In there you’ll find what you are looking for, along with the Minutes of the latest PC meeting.
On the question of housing developments in Bigbury (not necessarily low cost/low rent), the survey revealed that only 21/311 individuals supported the option of carefully designed larger groups of houses whilst 160/311 supported the option of single dwellings being developed in controlled locations. Ten households identified a need for alternative accomodation and, of these, 7 households required a low cost or low rent property. Of 286 respondents, 27% supported finding a way to offer affordable, low cost accomodation and 43% wanted the sale of new accomodation restricted to local people (needs careful definition!. Top of the list of important issues identified was the creation of a sustainable community with greater protection of the countryside and wildlife in second place.
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