We have been advised of a cycling event taking place on Saturday 20th October this year. The event starts and finishes at Bicton College. There are 3 routes, one of which will pass through the parish of Broadhembury.
Full details, including how to enter for the very keen amongst you, can be found on the event website here. Expect extra traffic and lots of cyclists on the day. Anyone keen on helping out at the event should also take a look at the website as they need volunteers to help.
News from the local Ring & Ride service:
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Friday 27th of May saw the official opening of the new plaque at Hembury Fort to detail and record the project work completed by The Hembury Fort Management Team in their preservation efforts these past few months. You may not have been aware of the amount of work that has gone on at the site, which is a testament to the care the team have lavished on the site during their work there. Hembury Fort is technically within the boundaries of Payhembury parish, but many of us in Broadhembury Parish know the site, but perhaps not as much about the history as we could.
The Hembury Fort Management Team have created an excellent website which lays out the work that has been done, why the work needed to be done, and more besides including resources for education and links to other sites which together help explain why this is such a special place.
This excellent video serves as a great primer for the whole project:
The dashed green line on the map below represents the public footpath on Hembury Fort. Take care when driving out as the road can be busy.
Image created using the excellent OS Maps online mapping system available at: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
Click here to download the flyer we have been sent from East Devon District Council regarding the rollout of their new green waste service.
Colin Baker, who died this week was a much respected Parish Councillor. He served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Planning Committee. Colin was meticulous in his preparation, supportive to new members and wise in his counsel.
The current Chairman, Bob Nelson said “We shall miss Colin’s advice and his calm approach to problems. I shall personally miss his cheery welcome in the pub and his willingness to help out with difficult issues.”
The service will be on Friday 13th April at 1515 at the East Devon Crematorium, Whimple.