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June 2013 | Issue 029

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Ivybridge YOUR AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

French flavour for Fore Street The popular French market returns

Are you ready for Rainbows? Taster session for girls to find out what they do

Also this month: Bumper What’s On Coast watchers Try table tennis School reports Clubs & groups

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inside this month

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French flavour for Fore Street

Growing ideas with PL:21

A French market is coming to town Plus: Food Revolution Page 6

Transition group looking for volunteers Plus: Writers’ workshop, Try table tennis, Roger returned

Are you ready for Rainbows?

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Girls can find out what they do at a taster session Plus: New face at The Ivybridge magazine & News in brief

Clubs & groups

WIN junior leisure centre membership

Sport

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Summer arts festival

What’s On

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A packed programme is planned but there’s still time to get involved Plus: Discover volunteering, School has Chelseas Flower Show fever & Guides report

Events in June, including lots on at the Library

Give you child the best start in life

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high quality early years development Plus: Funday countdown

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The WI in Ivybridge Plus: German exchange places available, Trendy talk, Tales of a River

What’s On calendar Pull out and pin up Plus: June films @ The Watermark

Latest from the town Page 20 council Home from Home Plus: News from The Community Hub Watermark

Plus: More What’s On

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Wild About Ivybridge Plus: Get your hanging baskets planted at country market Page 30

Take Better Photos

Local centre for leisure Plus: Coast watchers, Photography exhibition & News in brief

U12s rugby success Plus: Have a go at bowls, Vets first win Page 34

Winning start for cricketers Campaign in higher division starts well Plus: Dramatic cup win, & road race success Page 35

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Tradepoint

Trip to Powderham Castle

Find local tradespeople

Learning about ‘Long, Long Ago’ Plus: ‘Wheelie’ good time, tag rugby, feathered friends

June 2013 | Issue 029

The

magazine

Ivybridge YOUR AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

French flavour for Fore Street The popular French market returns

Are you ready for Rainbows? Girls can have a go and find out what they do

Also this month: Bumper What’s On Coast watchers Try table tennis School reports Clubs & groups

WIN!

Year’s junio members r hip of leisure centre

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Pets’ corner Micro chipping Plus: Pub quiz proves great success

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On the cover: Cricket action at Filham Park Steven Vincent/The Ivybridge magazine

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STEVEN VINCENT

/ THE IVYBRIDGE MAGAZINE

from the editor

FOOD REVOLUTION COMES TO IVYBRIDGE Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution hit the streets of Ivybridge on 17 May, with a tasting market in Glanvilles Mill to celebrate Food Revolution Day. Organised by Claire Morgan-Hughes, who is a Food Revolution Ambassador, the tasting market had stalls from Gribble’s Butchers, Ivybridge Fish Company, Simply Moorish and Devon Fit Camp showcasing good local food, demonstrating cooking skills and highlighting the link between what we eat and how we feel. Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills, and aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it. Find out more about Food Revolution Day at http://foodrevolutionday.com/

French flavour for Fore Street FOOD AND CRAFTS direct from France come to Ivybridge Fore Street with the return of the popular Marche de France. The market will bring a wonderful selection of high quality, fresh produce from all regions of France into the town centre for the whole day for everyone to enjoy. This genuine French produce includes cheese, fresh bread, croissants, patisserie, saucissons, paté Normand, hot pancakes, smoked ham, olives, cashews and almonds, soaps from Marseille, jewellery... The market will take place in Fore facebook.com/theivybridgemagazine

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the town’s new mayor, Cllr Karen Pringle, who was elected to take over the mayoral chain at May’s town council meeting. Karen introduces herself on page 10, and we will have a more in-depth interview with Karen in the July issue. Helping the kids be more active can be a chore for parents, not to mention potentially expensive, so I am delighted that Tone Leisure are offering readers the chance to win junior membership to the leisure centre – see page 12.

Street on Saturday, 15 June, between 9am and 4pm. A Temporary Traffic Order will be in place to restrict parking in non-disabled parking bays in Fore Street for the day.

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From ducks racing down the river to a ‘battle’ over a bridge, there’s lots on in Ivybridge in June. For a town regarded by some as having “nothing to do”, it is amazing the breadth of events and activities taking place. There are concerts, summer fairs, courses, markets, films, dog shows, sports and bingo as well! It goes to prove that it is possible to leave the car at home and still find some great community activities for all the family – see our packed What’s On section on pages 16-21 for details.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue, and I look forward to seeing you at an event or two during the month!

Steven

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New face at The Ivybridge magazine I am delighted to announce that Jean Camp has joined me working on The Ivybridge magazine, writes editor Steven Vincent. As some of you will already know, Jean has a strong affinity with Ivybridge and a wealth of experience of working on community publications. She passionately believes that high quality local titles like The Ivybridge magazine play a central role in the community and, equally important, can help local businesses prosper. "I am delighted to be joining Steven working on The Ivybridge magazine, which is a fantastic example of a top quality community magazine," says Jean. "It plays a big role in the

■ in brief

Be part of Battle of the Bridge The re-enactment of the Battle of the Bridge between the parishes of Ivybridge and Ermington is on Saturday, 22 June, at The Ivy Bridge, at the foot of Blachford Road. This ancient ceremony starts at 10.30am.

Get your duck! A little plastic duck could win you £150 if it’s first down the River Erme in the annual Rotary Club Duck Race on Saturday, 22 June. Ducks cost just £1 and are available from Ivor Jones & Co Ltd, 1b Costly Street, and as well as the ‘quacking’ first prize, there is a second prize of £75 and third duck homes wins the owner £35. This year’s race is sponsored by Bandvulc and money raised will go towards giving a dictionary to each year 4 pupil at Ivybridge primary schools and St Luke’s Hospice. It’s ducks away at 11am from Glanville’s Mill. ■ For further details about the bridge ceremony or duck race, contact Louise Jones on louise_jones@btconnect.com or (01752) 698111.

MS exercise group A weekly physiotherapist-led group for people with MS meets between 10-11am at Harbertonford Village Hall. Sessions in June are on Tuesday 4th, 11th, & 25. Contact Nick Gratton, MS Society South Devon branch, if you would like to join 0845 602 0805. 6

community and, by giving local businesses the chance to be seen alongside compelling community content, offers a real alternative to other mags delivered in Ivybridge. "I am sure there are still some familiar faces around town from my days with the paper, but whether old or new, I am really looking forward to working with you so that The Ivybridge magazine can help your business grow – after all, strong local businesses mean a strong Ivybridge." Contact Jean now to discuss how The Ivybridge magazine can help your business – call her on 07516 539573 or email jean@the ivybridgemagazine.co.uk

Are you ready for Rainbows? EVER WONDERED what girls get up to at Rainbows? Why not come along and find out! On Saturday, 15 June, Ivybridge Rainbows are holding a ‘taster’ session at the Home from Home Community Hub in Glanvilles Mill from 10am to midday. During the morning, Rainbows will showcase what they get up to during their unit meetings by running various craft activities. “This taster session is a chance for any girls who may be interested in joining to come along and see what Rainbows is all about,” said Sue Fricker, leader of 5th Ivybridge Rainbows. “We try to make the unit meetings as exciting, lively and challenging as possible and undertake a variety of activities, both indoors and outdoors. We also go on outings.” Jackie Close, leader of 1st Ivybridge Rainbows, added “Rainbows follow a balanced and varied programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw. It allows the girls to take part in lots of different activities across the four areas of look, learn, laugh and love.” Rainbows are the youngest members of Girlguiding and are aged five to seven. There are currently two units in

The Ivybridge magazine June 2013

Cllr Karen Pringle is Ivybridge’s new Mayor. Cllr Pringle has lived in Ivybridge for the past 35 years, is married to John, and they have two children, Jessica (11) and Thomas (10).

Introducing the new mayor – see page 10

Ivybridge, which meet for an hour on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Come along and join the fun! Please note, parents/carers will need to stay with the girls while they join in the activities. More: www.girlguiding.org.uk and click on About Us

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DISCOVER VOLUNTEERING

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■ National Volunteers Week – 1-7 June SOUTH HAMS COMMUNITY Voluntary Service (COS) is taking to the road for Volunteers Week to give you the chance to find out more about volunteering. The Volunteer Centre, part of South Hams COS, will be at Ivybridge Library on Thursday, 6 June, between 9am and 1pm, when you will have the chance to learn about what it means to volunteer, what it can bring to you and a charity you are passionate about, and where to turn to get involved. From one-off events to longer term positions, there is something for everybody and the volunteer centre will work to find the opportunity best

suited to you. Volunteers Week runs from 1st-7th June and aims to show appreciation to all the volunteers who are doing amazing things with their time on a daily basis. It will also give charities the chance to promote themselves and highlight the causes they fight for and how members of the community can get involved through volunteering. To find out more, go to the website www.volunteered.net or call 01803 862266. Enquire now and learn how you can make a difference!

School has Chelsea Flower Show fever GARDENING FEVER hit The Erme Primary School when it held a mini Chelsea Flower Show in May. Bob Sweet, an RHS judge from The Chelsea Flower Show, visited the school to help judge the entries from children, parents, relatives, staff and members of the public. Classes included a mini garden in a shoe box, best cake made with fruit or vegetables, best

jam or chutney and the most unusually-shaped fruit or vegetable.

Off to the show... Plants grown by children at The Erme Primary School have been chosen to be displayed at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and the school will also appear at the show. The school has been growing plants for a 1913 RHS judge Bob Sweet stand and are delighted judging the mini garden that they’ve been selected. in a shoe box

Summer arts festival A PACKED PROGRAMME of events is taking shape for the inaugural Watermark Summer Arts Festival in July, but there is still time for you to take part. If your organisation would like to run an event as part of the festival, which will run from 18-21 July, contact Jonathan Parsons on (01752) 892220. The festival’s theme is ‘water’ and varied events, encompassing a broad range of art, will be taking place. Highlights include a two-day radio writing workshop with Paul Dodgson, a writer-producer/director who has made and written over 400 programmes for BBC Radio 4 and 3, and a writers’ workshop with former BBC Spotlight presenter and journalist Teresa Driscoll (see page 13). Pupils from Ivybridge Community facebook.com/theivybridgemagazine

College are involved, with Year 7 poetry reading and the science club showing and telling fascinating features of water! The college’s acclaimed 17-piece Soul Funk Band will be joining the Neil Maya Quartet, one of the south west’s finest jazz ensembles, for an evening of top quality jazz, funk and soul. You will also be able to take a stroll along the River Erme with the Ivybridge Writers’ Group, Ivybridge Theatre Company is presenting Wind in the Willows, the classic riverbank tale, and the Ivybridge and Teignmouth Community Choirs are set to perform Armardadrama, full of rousing choruses, catchy melodies and moving ballads. See July’s The Ivybridge magazine for full details of the festival

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This month, the Guides highlight the important changes in the lives of women in the last 100 years

IN JUNE AND JULY 1913, eight pilgrimages set off from starting points across the country as part of the suffragette movement. They culminated in a large rally in Hyde Park, London, a pivotal event in the women’s suffrage campaign. The South West route included a stopping off point in Ivybridge. To commemorate Ivybridges’ place on the suffragettes route 100 years ago and the achievements of women in the town, the Guides will be holding a celebration in the town at the end of June. We hope all women in the town will join us. Guides are proud to be members of a girl-only organisation, which gives them the confidence, skills and information to make informed decisions and shows girls how they can take positive action to improve their lives and the lives of others. Last autumn, Guides in Ivybridge celebrated the first International Day of the girl by looking at statistics about girls in our age range around the world. We found that girls still lag behind boys in secondary school education – by 18, girls have received on average 4.4 years less education than boys – and that women and girls make up 70% of those in poverty. We also looked at past and present female role models who they admired and who inspired them. From the past they chose ladies such as Rosa Parks and Florence Nightingale, from the present they chose sports stars, especially those achieving at the Olympics such as Jessica Ennis. They also chose inspiring young girls, such as Malala Yousafzai. Girls and women today have much to be grateful for to the women at the turn of the 20th who fought for their rights in society; Ivybridge would not be the same without them.

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Latest news from Ivybridge Town Council NEW MAYOR Councillor Mrs Karen Pringle was duly elected in as Mayor at the May Town Council meeting. Councillor Mrs Pringle has served with the Town Council previously and had been involved with the work of numerous committees, chairing Parks and Open Spaces, and was a member of the Planning and Infrastructure and Policy and Resources Committees. She has also served as Deputy Mayor. ‘I would like to take this opportunity of introducing myself to you formally in this edition of the newsletter. Living in Ivybridge for the past 35 years, and working in the town for the past 22 years in the fishing management industry, I am married to John and have two children, Jessica (11) and Thomas (10). We are extremely fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the county in clean, comparatively safe and distinctive surroundings which in turn reflects the efforts and rewards of partnership working between central government, the three tiers of local government and diverse local organisations. Faced with the continuation of tough economic choices, my principal commitment is the pursuit of prudent resource management on behalf of hard-pressed tax payers and especially the most vulnerable in our society. I consider it an absolute honour to serve Ivybridge as its Town Mayor and am very proud to be part of community life for this forthcoming year and I intend to: ● Work closely with local businesses in the town, particularly during this difficult financial climate; ● Develop relationships with the youth of the town – after all, they are our future; ● Build good working relationships with other agencies and colleagues within Devon County Council, South Hams District Council and the local Police and, most of all, the residents of Ivybridge; ● To raise the awareness of my Charity for 2013-2014, Street Pastors (Ivybridge), and to raise funds where possible for them. I look forward to working alongside the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dave Gray-Taylor, my fellow Town Councillors, and staff at both the Council and The Watermark and will hopefully have an opportunity to bump into as many of you as possible during my term of office. Our town is unique and a very special place for us all to live and work and I hope that for its future we can all continue to strive to ensure that it remains that way. Please feel free to contact me via the Town Council if you have any matters you wish to raise.’ Councillor Mrs Karen Pringle, Town Mayor (2013-2014) CONTACT THE TOWN COUNCIL

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The Watermark means business! The Watermark isn’t just a place of entertainment and leisure, it has a serious side too! The second floor hosts 16 small business start-up units which are available to rent on an easy-in, easy-out monthly basis. If you are currently working from home and need a bit more space, or an escape from domestic distractions, why not look into this low cost option? Call The Watermark on 01752 892220 or email info@ivybridgewatermark. co.uk for more details. Units are available now and can be viewed at any time by appointment.

The Globe Theatre comes to Ivybridge Some of Shakespeare’s greatest works are coming to The Watermark via the Globe Theatre, London. We have secured showings of Henry V with Jamie Parker on Sunday, 9

June, Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio on Monday, 8 July, and Taming of the Shrew with Samantha Spiro and Simon Paisley Day on Monday, 29 July. You can buy a season ticket to all three for £30, or individual tickets are £12.50 (£10 for concessions).

BINGO! We have now fixed the third Tuesday of every month as bingo night, the next night being Tuesday, 18 June. Eyes down at 7.15pm. All profits from the evenings will be going to the 2014 First World War commemorations and the evening will be run by volunteers so please do support it. If you or a local business would like to donate prizes for the event, please get in touch with The Watermark on 01752 892220.

Hitchcock Week To complement the showing of the film Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, we will also be showing the original Psycho. Hitchcock fans will be pleased to know that the Library will have a range of books covering Hitchcock’s life and work available during the week. Keep your suggestions coming for any other classics you would like to see at your cinema.

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Now departing the rail users’ group... A GROUP WHICH represent Ivybridge rail users will bid farewell to its long-serving chairman at its AGM. Phillip Dredge has been at the forefront of fighting for improved services for the town, which has included campaigning for more services to stop at Ivybridge – currently, 19 trains per day serve Ivybridge during the week – and for improvements to station facilities. IRUG member Katie Reville commented: “Phillip has worked extremely

Try table tennis A NEW TABLE tennis club is proving a smash hit. Ivybridge Table Tennis Club (ITTC) meets every Wednesday in Studio 2 at the community college, providing junior coaching as well as an open session primarily for adults. Junior coaching runs from 6.30-8pm and currently has an age range of players from six to mid teens, with the open session following this (89.30pm) for adults who have never played before or are returning to the game; free coaching and advice is always available from the more experienced members/coaches. Both sessions cost just £2 and all equipment can be provided. More: Search for ‘Ivybridge Table Tennis Club’ on Facebook

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hard to represent the rail needs of Ivybridge and has been instrumental in promoting the local rail service. The group is very grateful to have had such a dedicated chairman.” IRUG aims are to see improvements to services and facilities and promote greater awareness and use of the station. The Ivybridge Rail Users’ Group (IRUG) AGM is on Thursday, 30 May, from 7.30pm in the Town Hall. More: www.irug.btck.co.uk

GROWING IDEAS AT PL:21 A GROUP WHICH promotes the sustainability of Ivybridge is developing some exciting project ideas that need your help. Local Transition Town Initiative, PL:21, is looking for volunteers who are interested in developing initiatives around issues such as food, energy, waste, transport and education. A project idea currently being developed involves identifying areas of under-used public land that could potentially be turned into pop-up community vegetable gardens, and encouraging more people to have a go at growing their own food. The group is also looking at a scheme to recycle and reuse unwanted bikes, which could be renovated and either sold on or hired out. This could be part of a wider campaign to encourage people to cycle more and would also provide people with new skills. PL:21 will be at an ‘Eco Community Market’ in Glanvilles Mill on Saturday, 1 June, where people will be able to find out more about the group and many other fantastic initiatives available to help make our town more sustainable, eg freecycle, the local scrapstore, energy advice and Fairtrade. The group’s AGM is on Friday, 14 June, in Chapel Place, from 7pm. The group is always looking for new people to get involved and everyone is welcome to attend the AGM or any of the monthly get-togethers. More: Visit http://pl21.weebly.com/ or on Facebook - PL21 Transition

Writers’ workshop with Teresa Driscoll FORMER BBC SPOTLIGHT presenter Teresa Driscoll is to share tips with budding writers at a writing workshop as part of The Watermark Summer Arts Festival (see page 9). Teresa, who has been a journalist, broadcaster and freelance writer for more than 25 years, is to concentrate on facebook.com/theivybridgemagazine

short stories for the workshop on Saturday, 20 July, from 2pm. The workshop is ideal for writers looking for tips and direction on how to make the best of their short fiction and how to submit both to commercial magazines and literary competitions. For more details, see Teresa’s website www.teresadriscoll.com or contact The Watermark.

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news Roger returned Incumbent Roger Croad was comfortably re-elected as the town’s representative on Devon County Council. Roger polled over 40% of the vote, ahead of candidates from UKIP (28.2%), the Green Party (23.7%) and the Lib Dems (7.3%). “I am naturally very pleased to have been re-elected for a third term and that Ivybridge residents have once again put their trust in me to represent them at County Hall,” said Roger. “The turnout of 27% was very disappointing - it means that three out of four eligible to vote chose not to bother. “It is less than 100 years ago that people were dying on the streets of this country for the right to vote and now we have come down to this insult to their memory.”

A rocky weekend Youngsters from local youth charity Ivybridge Youth For Christ (YfC) faced new challenges and had loads of fun on an activity weekend in Shropshire. Ten boys and three girls aged 11-15 took on high ropes, commando challenges, rock climbing, abseiling, archery, as well as problem solving games and activities. Elis Norton, director of Ivybridge Youth For Christ, said: “The Ivybridge group met and competed against other youth groups, making new friends along the way, and also gelled brilliantly as the Ivybridge group. “We are grateful to Cllr Croad who supported us.” Find out more: Call (01752) 898546 or go to www.yfcivybridge.org.uk/

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clubs&groups The WI in Ivybridge Tales of a river

for this popular annual event, which was attended by 50 participants. At the club’s May meeting, details of forthcoming events, including a quiz evening, the annual Newton Abbot Race Day and the club’s sailing event, which is planned for some time in July, depending on the weather, were confirmed by the President. It was also announced that final arrangements are in hand for the gala celebration of the club’s Fun and fundraising 25th anniversary, to be If you join The Lions Club held at St Elizabeth’s of Ivybridge, you become House, Plympton, in July. part of one of the largest Following the anservice organisations in the nouncements, speaker world, which aims to serve Jack Woodford gave a talk their communities through on ‘the lighter side of denraising money for local tistry’. Jack started as an charities and giving time to apprentice prior to the people and good causes. 1921 Dentist Act, eventuIvybridge Lions organise ally setting up a dental the Funday, the Tree of workshop in Winnipeg, Lights and hold many Canada, before returning other fundraising events. to England. It is not all hard work, FIND OUT MORE: Contact Bob Mailhowever, as they aim to do ing on (01752) 892255 German exchange all this while having fun at places available Trendy talk the same time. There are still places availIf you are looking for A long-standing member able for Ivybridge Ger- something worthwhile to due to celebrate her 90th 33rd do with your time, The birthday was presented man Society’s annual exchange trip to Lions Club of Ivybridge with a beautiful bouquet Beverungen, Germany on could be for you. of flowers by chairman FIND OUT MORE: Call 08458 339834 Janet Weston at the begin17-27 October. Accommodation is with or visit www.ivybridgeonline.com/lion ning of the May meeting German families, with of Ivybridge Flower Club. The details of the forthovernight hotel stays both A busy time On a delightful day, Ivy- coming Punch and Pud ways. If you would like to ex- bridge Probus Club mem- evening in July were also perience true German hos- bers celebrated Spring announced. Members then enjoyed a pitality in a beautiful part with their partners and of the country, or for more spouses at beautiful Hope demonstration by Chardetails, please contact Alan Cove, where they enjoyed lotte Le Marquand, a Silver Wright on (01752) 698541 a delicious silver service Medal winner at the or email alanjwright1@ lunch overlooking Bigbury Chelsea Flower Show for Bay at The Cottage Hotel the Young Florist of the btinternet.com Two long-established Women’s Institute groups in Ivybridge, which cater for ladies with differing commitments, are part of over 200 groups in Devon. An afternoon WI, called Ivybridge WI, which was started in 1920 and was one of the first in Devon, holds monthly meetings at the Methodist Hall in the afternoon on the first Tuesday of the month. Erme WI was started in 1964 to accommodate working women and young mums with meetings in the evening. There are various groups which meet at other times and a varied programme of trips. In the community, they helped with the St Austin’s Priory flower festival and donated to the Foodbank. Both groups make new members feel very welcome. Find out more: Ivybridge WI (01752) 892961; Erme WI (01752) 895875

Members of Ivybridge Garden Association will be regaled with a talk entitled ‘Tales of the River’ at their June meeting on Thursday, 27th, at the Methodist Church Hall, starting at 7.45pm. As usual, refreshments will be available, there will be a raffle and a Bloom of the Month competition will take place. Find out more: Contact Mrs Acheson on (01752) 894867

Year in 2010. Her title for the evening was ‘Floral Trends’ and she made excellent use of colour, unusual flora and foliage in her exciting interpretation – going from natural spring flowers in large baked bean tins to exotic flora in a very contemporary screen design and two delightful arrangements in summer colours in hat boxes. The club’s next meeting will take the form of a ‘hands-on’ evening and is on Tuesday, 11 June, at The Watermark, starting at 7.30pm. Find out more: Contact Janet Weston (01752) 894643

Countdown to curtain up The final countdown has begun for members of Ivybridge Theatre Company with just six weeks to go until curtain up on its summer production of the children’s classic tale The Wind in the Willows. The production forms part of The Watermark Summer Arts Festival in July (see page six) with performances at The Watermark on Saturday 20, July, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 21, July, at 2.30pm. ITC meet at Chapel Place, Fore Street, every Wednesday, from 7.30pm. New members with an interest in the ‘performing arts’ are encouraged to visit them. Membership is from age 16 years and over and costs just £15 per year. Find out more: Contact Ron Davis on (01752) 893308 or go online to www.ivybridgetheatrecompany.co.uk

Club & group reports If you would like your club/group to be in The Ivybridge magazine, send your report to us by email, post or put it in our box at Ivy Cabs in Fore Street – contact details and deadline are on page 3 14

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What’s On JUNE 2013

Join the donkeys for their biggest annual fundraising event! The Donkey Summer Fair & Fun Dog Show is on Saturday, 1 June, 10am4pm, at the Donkey Centre at Filham Park. There will be stalls and games, displays, donkey cart rides, a dog show and much more! Free entry and parking. Details: www.thedonkeysanctuary. org.uk/riding-therapy

Join the Big Lunch The Friends of MacAndrews Field are hosting a Big Lunch at the field on Sunday, 2 June, from noon. There wil be stalls, games, tombola, tug-of-war... Bring food to share and get together with neighbours.

Dog show and fair Manor Primary School is holding a Family Dog Show and Summer Fair on Saturday, 8 June, from 11am-2pm. Dog show entry is £1 per class, payable on the day. Classes include Best Puppy 3-12 months, Appealing Eyes, Waggiest Tail and dog most like its owner. Alongside the dog show there will be a traditional summer fair with bouncy castle, fairground games, summer tombola, cream teas, ice creams, a BBQ and summer raffle. All proceeds will go towards redeveloping the outdoor areas around the school, including an outdoor classroom. All welcome, entry is 50p for adults, kids go free. If there is rain, the event will still take place in the undercover area. 16

LOTS ON AT THE LIBRARY ➤ On Saturday, 1 June, the Friends of Ivybridge Library (FoIL) are holding a book sale between 10am and 12noon. ➤ A Dip in the Sea with Jane Austen. You are invited to Penny Townsend’s entertaining talk on Thursday, 20 June, at 7.30pm, when she will tell how Jane loved visiting the new resorts on the Devon and Dorset coast while living in Bath. Tickets £3 from the library, or FoIL members. ➤ Thursday, 20 June, 6pm: Friends of Ivybridge Library AGM. FoIL help raise awareness of the library in the local community. They meet about once every six weeks to discuss how to raise funds to support library activities and plan how best to raise the library’s profile. ➤ The Memory Reading Group, for those suffering from memory loss and their carers, meets every Wednesday between 10.30am -noon. June meetings - 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th. ➤ Support for those who have suffered a stroke and their carers is available at the Stroke Support Group, in partnership with the Stroke Association. The group will meet on

Active For Life Day Explore ways to stay healthy and active into older age at Active For Life Day, a free drop-in event at Endsleigh Garden Centre on Tuesday, 18 June, 11am4pm, run by Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust. Details: Hilary Outlaw 01803 217390, jane.reddaway@nhs.net

Summer concert A concert featuring the choirs of Ivybridge U3A and Woodlands Park Primary School is being held in aid of Ivybridge Memory Cafe & Dementia Support Group.

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Wednesday 5th and 19th in June, between 1.45-3.45pm, and provides mutual support and advice from the Stroke Association. ➤ Babies and toddlers and their parents/carers can enjoy traditional songs and rhymes at the weekly Baby Bounce and Rhyme session, on Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20 & 27th in June, 10.30-10.50am. On the 27th will be the regular baby signing session. ➤ Knit and Natter, a friendly group who like to knit and chat, meets every Thursday between 2.30-4.30pm. ➤ Two hours free computer use for those seeking work, with support available from library staff, is on offer at Free Fridays. There is also help with benefits, applying for a passport or driving licence etc. ➤ Support, guidance and signposting for those seeking work is available at the Work Club every Friday between 10am and noon in the Learning Suite. ➤ M@x’s Book Dreamers book group for young readers aged 7-11 is on Monday, 3 June, 4-5pm. ➤ The Writers’ Group will meet on Saturday, 15th, this month, between 10am-12 noon.

The two choirs will be joined by Odyssey and guest soloists in the Methodist Church on Wednesday, 26 June. The show is the first of two charity concerts Val Carmichael, who runs the U3A Choir, and the choir’s musical director, Sarah Westcott, plan to hold this year to raise money for local charities. Tickets are £5 and £3 (14 & under) and are available at The Watermark or from U3A choir members.

Height of fashion An amazing fashion show featuring high street clothes to suit all ages is

being held by The Friends of the Erme Primary School on Friday, 28 June, at 7.30pm. Ladies and children’s fashion from the likes of Wallis, Boden, Marks and Spencer, Next, Monsoon and White Stuff will be on show and available to buy with up to 70% off the normal price. Ticket are £5, available on the door, and includes a glass of wine or soft drink, and all money raised will go towards upgrading the IT equipment at the school. Details: Kay Winstone 07980 116104 kay.winstone@sky.com More What’s On - page 20

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Cinema matinees Enjoy some of the best, award winning and recent films with a free tea or coffee and biscuits! See ‘What’s On’ listings for details of matinee films including Hyde Park on Hudson [12A], Lincoln [12A] and Hitchcock [12A]

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SATURDAY 1st

FRIDAY 7th

WEDNESDAY 12th

SUNDAY 16th

Friends of Ivybridge Library Book Sale – 10am12noon Community Market Glanvilles Mill, 9.30am-2pm Summer Fair & Fun Dog Show 10am-4pm, Donkey Sanctuary, Filham Park Cricket @ Filham Park 1st XI v. South Devon – 2pm

Ivybridge Country Market Scout Hut next to the Leisure Centre – 8.30-11.30am Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the Library ivybridgeworkclub.org.uk Free Fridays @ Library Stairways Club for adults with learning difficulties 9.30am-12.30pm, Scout Hut, Blachford Road Young Parents Group for U25s with child aged U5, SeaMoor Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm Youth Leisure Night @ Leisure Centre 7.30-9.30pm Ivybridge Community Association AGM 7pm, Chapel Place Film @ The Watermark – Flight (15) – see film listings opposite

Toybox, Chapel Place, 9.3011.30am. £1.50 per family Memory Reading Group at the Library - 10.30am-12 noon Betty’s Memory Café at the Library 2-4pm. Contact Frances Green 01752 893952 Ivybridge Table Tennis Club, Studio 2, Ivybridge Community College Film @ The Watermark – Lincoln (12A) matinee and evening – see film listings

Dartington Hall Gardens Open Garden for NGS £5, children free. 10am-4pm

SUNDAY 2nd Cricket @ Filham Park Club XI v. Brixham – 2pm

MONDAY 3rd South Hams Citizen Advice Bureau Drop in at The Watermark – 10am-12 noon M@x’s Book Dreamers at the Library, aged 7-11 – 45pm Town Council meeting 7pm, The Watermark

TUESDAY 4th Cricket @ Filham Park 1st XI v. Ipplepen – 6pm

WEDNESDAY 5th Toybox, Chapel Place, 9.3011.30am. £1.50 per family Stroke Support Group at the Library, 1.45-3.45pm Film @ The Watermark – Hyde Park on Hudson (12A) matinee and evening – see film listings opposite Memory Reading Group at the Library – 10.30am12noon Ivybridge Table Tennis Club, Studio 2, Ivybridge Community College

THURSDAY 6th Toddler group at Stowford Pre-School, 9-11am Volunteering in the South Hams Library, 9am-1pm Wright Group Sportsmans, 10.30am-12noon Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the Library, 10.3010.50am Knit and Natter at the Library, 2.30-4.30pm Film @ The Watermark – Hyde Park on Hudson (12A) – see film listing opposite 18

SATURDAY 8th Community Market Glanvilles Mill, 9.30am-2pm Family Dog Show and Summer Fair Manor Primary School, 11am-2pm Cricket @ Filham Park 1st XI v. Barnstaple – 2pm Live @ The Watermark – Celtic Fiddle Festival 8pm, £17/£15 concs – see page 17 Step Out For Stroke Fundraising Walk Plymouth Hoe. Details/register www.stroke.org.uk/stepout

SUNDAY 9th Cricket @ Filham Park Club XI v. Chudleigh – 2pm Curzon Arts presents Globe on Screen - Henry V The Watermark, 7.30pm

MONDAY 10th South Hams Citizen Advice Bureau Drop in at The Watermark – 10am-12noon Cricket @ Filham Park P54s v. Friary Vaults – 6pm Town Council Planning & Infrastructure Committee meeting 6pm, Town Hall

TUESDAY 11th Cricket @ Filham Park XI v. Holbeton (friendly) – 6.15pm

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THURSDAY 13th Toddler group at Stowford Pre-School, 9-11am Wright Group Sportsmans, 10.30am-12noon Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the Library, 10.30-10.50am Film @ The Watermark – Lincoln (12A) – see film listings opposite

FRIDAY 14th Ivybridge Country Market Scout Hut next to the Leisure Centre – 8.30-11.30am Stairways Club for adults with learning difficulties 9.30am-12.30pm, Scout Hut on Blachford Road Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12noon, the Library Free Fridays @ Library Ivybridge Social Group for over 50s 10am-12noon, The Sportsman Inn Young Parents Group for U25s with child aged U5, SeaMoor Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm Cricket @ Filham Park 1st XI v. Plymstock (T20) – 6pm Youth Leisure Night @ Leisure Centre 7.30-9.30pm Film @ The Watermark – Zero Dark Thirty (15) – see film listings opposite

SATURDAY 15th French Market 9am-4pm, Fore Street – see page 5 Community Market Glanvilles Mill, 9.30am-2pm Ivybridge Library Writers Group, 10am-12noon Cricket @ Filham Park 2nd XI v. Thorverton – 2pm Captains’ Day Ivybridge Bowls Club, Bridge Park

MONDAY 17th South Hams Citizen Advice Bureau Drop in at The Watermark – 10am-12noon

TUESDAY 18th Active For Life Day 11-4pm, Endsleigh Garden Centre Bingo Night @ The Watermark 7.15pm

WEDNESDAY 19th Toybox, Chapel Place, 9.3011.30am. £1.50 per family Pencil and Watercolour Workshop (10am-4pm) Town Hall. £37.50. T: 01752 893852 Memory Reading Group at the Library – 10.30am-12noon Stroke Support Group at the Library, 1.45-3.45pm Ivybridge Table Tennis Club, Studio 2, Ivybridge Community College Film @ The Watermark – Hitchcock (12A) matinee & evening – see film listings

THURSDAY 20th Toddler group at Stowford Pre-School, 9-11am Wright Group Sportsmans, 10.30am-12noon Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the Library, 10.30-10.50am Friends of Ivybridge Library AGM 6pm A Dip in the Sea with Jane Austen the Library, 7.30pm Film @ The Watermark – Hitchcock (12A) – see film listings opposite

FRIDAY 21st Ivybridge Country Market Scout Hut next to the Leisure Centre – 8.30-11.30am Stairways Club for adults with learning difficulties 9.30am-12.30pm, Scout Hut on Blachford Road Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12noon, the Library Free Fridays @ Library Young Parents Group for U25s with child aged U5, SeaMoor Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm

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SATURDAY 22nd Bridge Ceremony 10.30am – The Ivy Bridge Ivybridge Rotary Club Duck Race, 11am, Lower Glanvilles Mill bridge Cricket @ Filham 1st XI v. Chudleigh – 2pm

SUNDAY 23rd Cricket @ Filham Club XI v. Plympton – 2pm

MONDAY 24th South Hams Citizen Advice Bureau Drop in at The Watermark – 10am-12noon Meeting of Town Council Planning & Infrastructure Committee 6pm, Town Hall Cricket @ Filham P54s v. Oddballs – 6pm U3A 2pm, Methodist Church

WEDNESDAY 26th Toybox, Chapel Place, 9.3011.30am. £1.50 per family Memory Reading Group Library - 10.30am – 12noon Betty’s Memory Café at the Library 2-4pm. Contact Frances Green 01752 893952 Ivybridge Table Tennis Club Studio 2, Ivybridge Community College Film @ The Watermark – The Place Beyond the Pines (15) matinee and evening – see film listings opposite ‘Like’ us on Facebook for What’s On reminders

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THURSDAY 27th Toddler group at Stowford Pre-School, 9-11am Wright Group Sportsmans, 10.30am-12noon Baby Bounce and Rhyme the Library, 10.30-10.50am Ivybridge Garden Association Methodist Church Hall, 7.45pm Cricket @ Filham Park P54s v. Yelverton – 6pm Film @ The Watermark – The Place Beyond the Pines (15) – see film listings opposite

FRIDAY 28th Ivybridge Country Market Scout Hut next to the Leisure Centre – 8.3011.30am Stairways Club for adults with learning difficulties 9.30am-12.30pm, Scout Hut on Blachford Road Ivybridge Work Club, 10am-12 noon, the Library ivybridgeworkclub.org.uk Free Fridays @ Library Young Parents Group for U25s with child aged U5, SeaMoor Children’s Centre, 1-2.30pm Ivybridge Social Group for over 50s 10am-12noon, The Sportsman Inn Fashion Show & Sale at The Erme Primary School, Doors open 7pm Youth Leisure Night @ Leisure Centre 7.30-9.30pm Film @ The Watermark – This is 40 (15) – see film listings opposite

SATURDAY 29th Calling all Dads - join this friendly group for male carers and their young children. Call Seamoors Children’s Centre for this month’s venue - 01752 896356. Millswood Nursery School Family Fun Day 11am-2pm Handmade Craft Fair Endsleigh Garden Centre, 11am-4pm. Cricket @ Filham Park 2nd XI v. Exeter III – 2pm Armed Forces Day 2013 Plymouth Hoe twitter.com/ivybridgemag

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The Watermark booking office – (017 52) 892220 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON [12A] Wed 5th 2pm & 7.30pm and Thu 6th 7.30pm The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suck ley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen visited upstate New York. Starr ing Bill Murray and Olivia Coleman. FLIGHT [15] Fri 7th 7.30pm An airline pilot saves almost all his passe ngers on his malfunctioning airliner which even tually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. Starring Denzel Washington. LINCOLN [12A] Wed 12th 2pm and 7.30pm and Thu 13th 7.30pm As the Civil War continues to rage, Ame rica’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to eman cipate the slaves. Starring Oscar winners Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field. ZERO DARK THIRTY [15] Fri 14th 7.30p m A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his deat h at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011 . Starring Mark Strong and Jessica Chastain. HITCHCOCK [12A] Wed 19th 2pm & 7.30pm and Thu 20th 7.30pm A love story between influential filmm aker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville durin g the filming of Psycho in 1959. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

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Friday 21st continued Gary Streeter Constituency Advice Surgery, afternoon, Town Hall. Appointments must be pre booked 01752 335666 Cricket @ Filham Park 1st XI v. CS Roborough (T20) – 6pm Youth Leisure Night @ Leisure Centre 7.30-9.30pm Film @ The Watermark – Psycho (15) – see film listings opposite

PSYCHO [15] Fri 21st 7.30pm A thirty-something secretary steals $40,000 from her employer ’s client, and subseque ntly encounters a young motel proprietor too long unde r the domination of his mother. The Hitch cock classic on the big screen. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES [15] Wed 26th 2pm & 7.30pm and Thu 27th 7.30pm A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robb ing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta. THIS IS 40 [15] Fri 28th 7.30pm Another great Judd Apatow comedy. A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of ‘Knocked Up’. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. June 2013 The Ivybridge magazine

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Vote now and help the Hub win £1,500 The Home from Home Community Hub is a finalist in the Community South West Campaign, which aims to highlight and encourage fantastic community spirit. Voting is now underway to see which community projects will come out on top and win £1,500 for their community. You can vote online now at www.communitysouthwest.co.uk/vote/ (you do need to verify your vote, so you’ll need to check your inbox for the link), alternatively, pop into the Hub or via the market to register a written vote. Get voting folks! The voting closes on Friday, 14 June.

What’s On contd Family fun day Millswood Nursery School, near St Austin’s Priory, is holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 29 June, 11am-2pm. There will be a bouncy castle, BBQ, face painting and cakes, as well as lots of fun and games for the whole family. Details: Contact Rachel on (01752) 894737.

Calling all dads Do you have a child under 5? If so, come and join a friendly group for male carers and their young children. They run a variety of fun activities every month which gives you the opportunity to meet other Dads. Call the Children’s Centre for this month’s venue on Saturday, 29 June – (01752) 896356.

Take the right course From starting to keep chickens to making your own jewellery, Growers Organics at Yealmpton have a wide range of 20

On Saturday, 22 June, we are doing a fundraising bag pack in aid of the Hub at Tesco Lee Mill between 10am and 2pm. Please contact Jo or Helen if you can volunteer for all or part of the day.

Markets for June The Community Market in Glanvilles Mill runs on the first three Saturdays of the month, 9.30am-2pm. 1st: Eco Market - in partnership with PL:21 and Ivybridge Environmental Action Group. Recycling exchange, Upcycling. bike building and repairs, recycled sculpture. 8th: Food Glorious Food Scrumptious Food and our regular stalls. 15th: Vintage Fayre All things vintage with a modern twist!

courses in June. For details on all courses and to book, visit growersorganic.com or call (01752) 881180. Courses run 10am-4.30pm unless otherwise stated. ■ Sat 1st: An Introduction to Pottery. A hands-on one day course to give you a taste of the many ways that clay can be used to create both functional and sculptural work. Cost £48 + £2 materials. ■ Sun 2nd: Grow your own Vegetables. A day of learning simple but successful organic methods. Cost £48. ■ Sat 8th: Traditional Chinese Painting. Learn Chinese brush painting techniques, working from flowers, birds and landscapes. Cost £48 + £5. ■ Sun 9th: Experimental Chinese Painting. A chance to really experiment with different Chinese painting techniques. Cost £48 + £5. ■ Weds 12th: Chicken Keeping Course. Hands-on learning about everything that you need to know

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Vintage Tea Party @ 3pm with guest of honour Olive, who will be 88 years old! Step back in time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea to the sounds of the Big Band! £5 per head, children half price, in aid of the HUB. Tickets on sale at the market and from the HUB.

And the winner is... The Hub and Community Market is pleased to announce, on behalf of Levanter, property owners of Glanvilles Mill, that the winner of the jute bag give away £250 prize is Rachel Boswell, who lives in Plover Rise. Congratulations Rachel! The Home from Home Community Hub & Community Market are in Glanvilles Mill.

about keeping your own chickens. Cost £42. ■ Fri 14th: Jewellery Making for Beginners. Learn basic jewellery techniques such as texturing, colouring, cutting and joining. Cost £48 + £5. ■ Sat 15th: Permaculture Course. Learn about the ideas, concepts and practical skills used in permaculture. Cost £48. ■ Sun 16th: Rustic Wooly Day. Yarn and fabric from wool. Cost £48. ■ 20th-23rd: Green Woodworking Course. Four-days learning how to use traditional Bodgers’ Tools and make a child’s chair to take home. Cost £240 + £5 for materials. ■ Sat 29th-Sun 30th: Clay Oven Making Course. Two-day course learning how to build a wood fired oven. Cost £96. ■ Sat 29th: Herbal Body Care Course Learn about the use of herbs in body care and make some natural body products. Cost £45. 10am-1pm.

COMING UP IN JULY... Healthy Food Fest Beacon Outdoor Fitness is organising a Healthy Food Festival celebrating food, fun and fitness at the Treby Arms on Friday, 5 July – see page 15.

Proms at Flete! Local soprano Janet Distin and the Light Cavalry and Salamanca Band of the Rifles will be performing at a Last Night of the Proms concert in the gardens of Flete House on Saturday, 6 July. Flete is not normally open to the public, but on this occasion spectators are invited to bring a picnic, enjoy the music and join in with the singing of traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites with Music from the Movies. All proceeds go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Tickets cost £15 (under 16s free) and are available from South Devon Tennis Centre or from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on 01392 492650, email southwest@ soldierscharity.org

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Stalls Games Tombola Tug-O-War

Featuring JANET DISTIN and the LIGHT CAVALRY AND SALAMANCA BAND OF THE RIFLES

MacAndrews Field - 2nd June from 12noon Tickets: £5 & £3 (14 & under) including refreshments

In aid of Ivybridge Memory Cafe & Dementia Support Group

Concert

Available at The Watermark or from U3A choir members

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Ivybridge Methodist Church Wednesday, 26 June – 7pm

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Family history A family history course starts on Wednesday, 5 June, 10am to 12noon, in the learning suite at The Watermark. Places must be booked directly with Adult and Community Learning on 0845 155 1014.

Computing for beginners Computing for Beginners starts on Monday, 10 June, in the learning suite at The Watermark. To book, call 0845 155 1014. Sessions run from 10am-12noon.

Food safety in catering course A one-day food safety in catering course is taking place at the town hall on Thursday, 27 June, 9.30am5pm. The cost is £45. For more details or to enrol – course code IV3001 – call 0845 155 1014.

Teaching trio run for funds Manor School’s Mrs Waterman, Mrs Byrne and Mrs Lewellyn completed the Plymouth Half Marathon, raising a whopping £500 to improve the outdoor learning environment, as well as continuing to provide for the school’s chickens (see page 25). 22

WIN junior leisure centre membership Tone Leisure is giving you the chance to win junior membership to Ivybridge Leisure Centre. All you have to do is complete the coupon on page 12 and hand it in at reception. Available to anyone under 16, junior membership gives free public swimming, a group swimming lesson per week and up to two ‘dryside’ courses, such as football, gymnastics or trampolining, unlimited badminton and squash, as well as pay and play sessions. Ivybridge Leisure Centre, opened on 30 April, 1987, by Lord O’Hagan, is your local centre for sports, fitness and family activity whatever the weather. With handy parking and close to the

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town centre, it is a great stopping off place and rendezvous. Why not enjoy a Starbucks with friends? Buzz card holders can book facilities and classes up to eight days in advance online. To get a Buzz card, call in at reception and pay £2. If you qualify for concessionary rates, your Buzz card will allow you cheaper access and you could be enjoying a swim from just £1.25 per session. You don’t have to be a member to use the centre, so come along and see what they can offer you this June. More: www.toneleisure.co.uk

Alan and Anne on lookout

TWO IVYBRIDGE residents are playing a key role in helping keep people safe along the south west coast as volunteers at Prawle Point Coastwatch. Alan Davey, who was born and raised in Ivybridge, has been a watchkeeper for over six years, while Anne Cormack completed her NCI training this year. The lookout on the SW Coastal Path at Prawle Point is manned entirely by volunteers during daylight hours, 365 days of the year, and costs about Visitors are always welcome at the £10,000 annually to run, so relies lookout and there is also an excellent heavily on donations and fundraising visitor centre providing a wealth of to remain open. information.

Photography club exhibition

Martyn Gue with David Bishop

A LOCAL GARDEN centre is supporting a community transport group for the coming year. Endsleigh Garden & Leisure has linked up with Ivybridge & District Community Transport Association (IDCTA), which provides a valued ring & ride and voluntary car service in Ivybridge and the surrounding area. A spokesman for IDCTA, which has also announced a new service to Endsleigh every Wednesday between 10.30am and 2pm, said they were delighted that Endsleigh will be supporting them at this critical time.

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Photographs from Ivybridge & District Camera Club will be on display in The Watermark atrium this summer. The images embrace a variety of themes, from local land- and seascapes through to creative artwork and scenes from further afield. The exhibition runs from June until the end of August, with photographs changing at regular intervals during the period, so locals can visit two or three times and have a new experience each time.

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Funday countdown

Give your child the best start in life

THIS YEAR’S Ivybridge Funday promises to be a great community event. Fun on the day includes funfair rides, swingboats and inflatable slides, circus skills and entertainment on the stage to entertain the entire family. The rugby club will again host a beer festival. There will also be an array of local organisations, charities and traders stalls. There is still time for you to be part of it – if you would like a stall, contact Adam Winzer on 07980 084410 or visit the Funday website on www.ivybridgefunday.co.uk Ivybridge Funday is on Saturday, 6 July, at Ivybridge Rugby Club, 12 noon until 10pm. Entry is just £2 (£1 for children), under 5s free.

AT ERMINGTON PRE-SCHOOL, a high staff-tochild ratio ensures all children receive the best possible care, and they are committed to maintaining this beneficial ratio despite recent government changes allowing staff to care for more children. Staff training and development is also vitally important. The experienced, motivated and happy team at Ermington Pre-School has been together for a long time and are trained to the highest level; qualifications held include the coveted Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), and degree-level early years care and education. High-quality early years’ development will give your child the best possible start in life, and Ivybridge parents have access to a pre-school which supports and nurtures every child so that they will thrive. Ermington Pre-School, set in the lovely rural setting of Ermington village, next to the highly regarded school, welcomes children from two years from Ivybridge and the surrounding areas. The value and importance of play in early years development underpins

GREEN FUN The Lions Club would like to recycle all of the waste generated from the event, however, they are having difficulty making this happen.Could you help? Contact the Lions if you can. ■ See next month’s magazine for full details of Ivybridge Funday

the ethos of the pre-school. Many and varied activities are planned specifically around your child’s interests, and include reading, singing, messy play, outdoor play, gardening and creative opportunities. A modern, purpose-built building offers a wonderful early years experience and is superbly equipped, including modern outdoor play equipment in the large playground.

See for yourself A great way to experience what Ermington Pre-School has to offer is by attending its Amanda’s Pop Kids toddler group on Wednesdays between 10am and 11.30am. This is a super introduction for toddlers and their parents to early years education and care. Ermington Pre-School is open to all and is only a short distance from Ivybridge. They welcome children from two years and offer a variety of all day, morning or afternoon sessions. Give your child the best possible start in life at one of the area’s bestkept secrets.

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Year 5 children at Stowford went down to Longtimber Woods to find out more about the River Erme. The walk started at the viewing point near the Ivy Bridge and as they followed the course of

the river up through the woods they were challenged to think about how the width, speed and depth of the river changed and looked for plants and animals that were thriving in the woodland environment.

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Trip to Powderham Castle An exciting visit to Powderham Castle, where children dressed up as knights, princesses and monsters, kicked off Mole and Dormice classes summer term topic “Long, Long Ago”. The visit began with a tour of the castle with guide Kenton, who told the children lots and even let them walk through secret doors, and included role play. FEATHERED FRIENDS: Manor School has welcomed three eggciting new ‘pupils’ to the school. Chickens Daisy, Poppy and Primrose have settled in well and are laying eggs and enjoying spending time with the children. RIGHT Charlie looks for a way through Manor defence

A ‘wheelie’ Stowford A good time take tag Bikes, scooters, skates and prams were whizzing rugby top around The Erme Primary School when they held a honours sponsored ‘Wheelie Day’. As well as giving the children fun and exercise, the day also raised funds for a new projector for Meadowsfoot Class. After an exhausting afternoon of circuits, the children declared themselves thoroughly tired. facebook.com/theivybridgemagazine

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the game and built on their existing skills. The hotly contested competition was won by Stowford A, closely followed by Yealmpton in second place and Manor A in third.

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By Jane Hitchings BVSc MRCVS – veterinary surgeon

Pets’corner Pet advice from Woodlands Veterinary Group Does your pet have a microchip? If your cat was run over and taken to the vets by a kind passer-by, would the vets be able to identify the cat and reunite you with it? If an animal without a microchip is brought in to us, injured or ill, we give it emergency treatment and nurse it back to health, and then hand it to the RSPCA for rehoming. If an unchipped animal comes in with terrible or life threatening injuries and is not identifiable, the national RSPCA contributes only £60 towards the cost of treatment, so the animal may end up being euthanised. It will become law in 2016 to have your dog micro chipped, so you have plenty of time to comply. Getting your pet micro chipped normally costs around £20 but is 25% cheaper when done during an operation or other procedure. Practices also have special offers and a special microchip month in June or July where chipping is done at half price, so around £11. A microchip is less than a centimetre long and 1mm wide and there are now mini microchips for very small or young animals. The chip is inserted under the skin at the bottom of the neck, between the shoulder blades. It can be done conscious, but we recommend that it be done at the same time as neutering, as the animal is anaesthetised and doesn’t feel it going in. There is only momentary discomfort even when done to the conscious animal – rather like having ears pierced. Your pet then carries that bar-

Jane’s beautiful young cat Jinx code for life and when scanned, a 15 digit unique number comes up which can be traced. Unfortunately, some people do not update their data if they change addresses, so even when the pet is scanned, it is sometimes not possible to reunite them with their owners I had occasion to be grateful that my own beautiful young black cat Jinx was micro chipped a month or so ago. Jinx went on an adventure after she had followed me and the dog down to the woods. It started raining heavily and Jinx stopped off at a random house at the bottom of our road and meowed until she got let in. The kind householder dried her off and fed her some tuna and when she showed no signs of leaving, he became worried, so he took her to the vets to be checked over and scanned. The duty nurse was very surprised when she phoned Pet Log to be told that the cat was registered to one of the veterinary surgeons and she decided to play a trick on me.

When I returned from my morning visits, I was asked to check a stray cat that had been bought in. I asked if anyone had scanned it for a microchip and was informed that it wasn’t chipped. A bit tentatively, as the little black cat was hissing and lashing its tail crossly, I got her out of the cage to check her over. I did wonder why the entire staff were crowding round watching... ”Well,” I said, leaping back as the little black cat spat and hissed, “she’s a bit fat but doesn’t seem to be injured. What’s the problem?” “Look again” the nurse said with a barely suppressed giggle. I did and grumbled, “well, she has a trout pout a bit like my Jinx but she’s to all intents and purposes an unremarkable black cat – this is why people should get their cats micro chipped!” At this stage the nurses could not keep straight faces any longer and said “You’ve got to take the cat home with you, Jane.” I said, “I can’t, I already have two cats.” “But you have to take her home because it is your cat,!” “No!” I spluttered, but when I wrapped Jinx around my neck like a scarf and heard her motorbike purr, I knew it was Jinx! Micro chipping only has to be done once, whereas collars and tags get lost or ripped off in accidents, so I urge you to get your pet chipped if you haven’t already done so, especially of you own a little black cat like mine with not very much to tell her apart from any other black cat!

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Pub quiz proves great success Eighteen teams tested the grey matter at the Ivybridge branch of Arthritis Research pub quiz at the Sportsmans Inn, raising £500. Frances Green, as one of her last official functions as mayor, sponsored the event and quiz master Bill Hibbert provided the questions with much humour. Pictured are Bill Hibbert (seated) and Frances Green with some committee members. 26

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A word of warning – use of previous warnings and dismissal mployers face numerous difficulties when considering whether to dismiss an employee. One of which is the use of previous warnings for misconduct. Therefore, a commonly asked question is whether a previous warning can be used to justify a higher disciplinary sanction such as dismissal without payment of notice?

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by Dominic Tucker of Howard & Over Solicitors good faith; (b) there are grounds (on the face of it) to impose the sanction, and (c) it was not a disproportionate, inappropriate and excessive sanction considering the facts of the misconduct. There are some practical tips when considering whether to use a prior warning for employers:

(1) warnings should be consistent with any disciplinary procedures; (2) do not assume that an employment tribunal will not look behind the reason for a previous warning just because the employee failed to appeal against it; (3) if a warning is appealed by the employee an employer should hold off deciding whether to dismiss if such a decision may have to rely on the warning; (4) any expired warnings should still lay on the employee’s file; (5) it may be fair to discipline an employee for the same disciplinary offence twice but normally only if fresh evidence is before the employer. In any event, always seek legal advice.

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n this series we like to highlight some of our favourite wildlife places within striking distance of Ivybridge and high on the list has to be Berry Head at Brixham, especially at this time of the year. If you haven’t been there it is well worth a visit – and if you have it is worth going again! You can even get there by bus if you change at Paignton and don’t mind a walk. Berry Head is a promontory made from ancient Devonian limestone. The thin soils covering the limestone provide a harsh environment, but has allowed many species to thrive here, some very rare. There is a great diversity of wild flowers, such as valerian, viper’s bugloss, the white rock rose and eight species of orchids which attract 25 species of butterfly and many moths. These in turn provide food for the greater horseshoe bats which live in the caves in the huge limestone quarry. Recently, some Ruby Red North Devon cattle have been introduced to neighbouring fields to supplement the bats diet with beetles feeding on their dung! Many birds, such as whitethroat, stonechat, yellowhammer and the rare cirl bunting, breed in the woodland and scrub. The cliffs at Berry Head have

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ledges providing excellent nesting sites for seabirds, especially guillemots, and there is normally a colony of many hundreds. Sadly, these have been badly affected in recent months by the PIB pollution incidents which had such a devastating effect on our seabirds. In one morning, on 17 April, over 50 dead birds were collected from Wembury Beach alone, a really depressing experience replicated all along our coast. We can only hope that numbers will pick up in time and that perhaps this will be a wakeup call for governments to see what we are doing to our environment. Organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts and RSPB are certainly doing all they can to stop this apparently legal dumping of chemicals at sea. It is possible to watch the seabirds on their ledges from

a hide and also from CCTV in the visitors’ centre. The eggs are laid straight onto the ledge, but are shaped so that they should not roll off. At 20 days old, still unable to fly, the chicks plunge off their ledges into the sea where they swim with the male birds. Not surprisingly there are numerous predators about, such as greater black backed gulls and peregrines, waiting for them. An exclusion zone is in place at nesting time to stop boats getting too near the cliffs. If you look out to sea at the end of the headland you will often see diving gannets and harbour porpoises. But be careful, especially if you have children. The lighthouse here is the highest in the UK, but is only 15 feet tall. The sheer cliffs below it rise 180 feet above sea level.

As well as being a wonderful nature reserve, Berry Head is a very people friendly place. You can take your dog and there is an excellent visitor centre and café. Much of the site is accessible for disabled people and you can hire a mobility scooter from the centre. The views are stunning. As well as all the natural features, there are many impressive fortifications from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. These have recently been restored by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, the charity which runs the country park and is dedicated to protecting and enhancing its landscape, wildlife and historic buildings.

Next walk Our next DWT event is a leisurely coastal walk to Bolt Head, another of our favourite wildlife places, on Sunday 23 June from 10.30am-2.30pm, looking particularly for flowers and butterflies. For details, contact John Hodgson on 01364 642007. All welcome. £2 donation, children free. Meet at the old airfield near Soar Mill Hotel, SX713375 Margery and Celia are volunteers with the Ivybridge and South Brent local group of the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT)

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Get your hanging baskets planted at country market IVYBRIDGE COUNTRY MARKET is holding a special ‘plants and hanging baskets’ market on Friday, 31 May. The market will focus on garden plants and there will be a hanging basket planting service available. Customers can bring their own baskets and liners, and the market will supply plants and compost and facebook.com/theivybridgemagazine

arrange them for you. Baskets up to 12” (five plants and compost) will cost £5, and up to 16” (seven plants and compost) £7. As will as plants and baskets, all the usual cakes, bakes and crafts will be on sale too. Ivybridge Country Market takes place every Friday morning in the

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Scout Hut next to the leisure centre between 8.30am and 11.30am. To keep up-to-date with all that happens at the market, see their Facebook page – go to facebook.com and search for Ivybridge Country Market. Coming up! A ‘Regional Produce and Tasters’ special market on Friday, 5 July. June 2013 The Ivybridge magazine

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BY DAVID RAYNER OF IVYBRIDGE AND DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB

WE ARE GOING to get a little bit technical this time, but bear with me, as understanding a little technical stuff will improve your photography greatly. Just about every week a new camera is announced carrying some new feature or other, but for all these features, the basics of good photography remain unchanged from the earliest days of photography until today. There is a button to push that activates a shutter and something inside, be it film or some electronics,

you need to take good photographs in most situations, and the same is true of the very best expensive cameras today. True, a light meter was always useful, but not necessary with a little experience. These simple controls provided the basic need for photographers for over a century. Today, top photographers still simply use these basic controls, and you only need to too. The advent of modern electronics has changed cameras out of all recogni-

your handbook for advice on where to find these two controls. The shutter is the part of the camera that controls the amount of time that light is allowed to enter the camera. The shutter speed is usually fast and so shown on your display as a fraction, so 1/100 would be one-hundredth part of a second. A little experience and thought will give you all you need to know about this setting. For example, to slow down a fast flowing waterfall to a milky form would need a

more complicated to understand, but once grasped will also enable you to control the appearance of your photograph rather than just relying on auto. Apertures are shown on your display as a number with the letter ‘F’ (typically in the range F2.8 to F22). Confusingly, small numbers mean a large hole. Use a small ‘F’ number to make the details behind your subject blur a little. Large numbers mean a small hole, eg only the middle of the lens being used. Use a large ‘F’ num-

that captures and stores the image obtained while the shutter is ‘open’. Many early compact cameras simply only had this one basic control, plus a handle for winding on the film. Modern compact digital cameras may look smarter and more complicated, but all have an ‘Auto’ setting that does just this basic action – and you don’t even have to wind on the film! Take a look at many cameras up until the digital age and you will discover just two more controls – the aperture setting and the shutter speed setting. These are all

tion, making light meters redundant for practically every area of photography ensuring that perfectly exposed images are obtained nearly every time. The basic controls for shutter speed and aperture are almost forgotten amongst the numerous extra features and their controls. A re-evaluation of these two basic functions will help us appreciate the art of photography and help us take better photographs, so forget all the extra features and start by exploring how to adjust shutter speed and aperture independently. Use

shutter speed of half a second (1/2) or longer. To catch a horse jumping without blur would need a fast setting say 1/1000. You can see that once you start thinking about how to use shutter speed creatively your photography will improve no-end. The aperture is simply the amount of the glass lens at the front that we allow the camera to use. Just inside the camera is a variable sized hole (hence the word aperture) that effectively changes the amount of the lens the light is allowed to pass through. Its use is a little

ber to keep details sharp all through the scene. Now, using ‘Manual’ setting you may vary these values at will, but until you are experienced you may not find the exposure to your liking, so I recommend using the Aperture Priority setting if you want to control the aperture, or Shutter Priority setting if you want to control the shutter speed. In either of these priority settings, the camera will make the exposure correctly for you. Easy! Just two settings and one button and you have much greater control of how your photos look.

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IVYBRIDGE RFC U12s saved the best till last in their final year of minis when they became Devon champions. The squad went into the Devon Festival in a strong position after a league campaign which saw only two defeats and having reached the semi final of the Land Rover Cup before bowing out against the might of Redruth At the festival, apart from local rivals Kingsbridge who held them to a draw,

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Division 2, both finishing on 37 points. The first competition of May – the 3-Ball-better-ball event – saw 11 teams compete in beautiful Spring weather. Wrinkled old vets Alan Smith, Roger Cockings and Sid Broadhurst just held off, on countback, the cheeky challenge of the slightly more youthful

the team swept aside all opposition in style before ruthlessly dispatching Torquay in the final. The team rounded off their impressive season by travelling to Somerset and taking on some of the elite teams in the Hornets festival, where they also won the trophy. It has been a fantastic season for a group of boys whose rugby is defined by passion, dedication and maturity on the pitch.

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SPORT

SPORTS CLUB/TEAM REPORTS If you would like news about your sports club/team to appear in The Ivybridge magazine, send your reports to sport@theivybridgemagazine.co.uk The deadline is the 12th of the month

Road race success

Dramatic cup win for Bridgers ● rugby

● athletics DESPITE THE cool conditions, Erme Valley Harriers’ annual 10k road race again proved very popular with 650 runners lining up at the start. The race, which starts at Ivybridge Station car park, goes out to Bittaford and Wrangaton before returning to Ivybridge, with the finish at the Rugby Club. Previous winner Jim Cole of Tavistock Athletic Club took top honours again in a time of 32.38, whilst Lucy Hodgson of Newquay Road Runners was 1st lady (37.40). The Harriers’ ladies performed well, with Alison McEwing 2nd lady

overall in a time of 38.16, Cleo Andrews was 1st female vet 40 (40.38) and Joanne Edwards 2nd female vet 45 (44.16). Alison, Cleo and Joanne were also 1st ladies’ team. The race was in memory of former Harrier Barrie Symonds, who passed away due to illness on the day of last year’s race. Barrie’s daughter Leanne ran the race in her father’s memory. Full results can be found on the Harriers website: ermevalleyharriers.co.uk

WINNING START FOR TOWN’S CRICKETERS ● cricket IVYBRIDGE CC 1st XI has made an impressive start to life in B Division. Newly-promoted Ivybridge were expected to find life tough in the heady heights of B Division cricket, but with Sri Lankan Jeewan de Silva back for another season they have opened their campaign in fine style. A tremendous opening day away win against Alphington was built around Jeewan’s magnificent 117 not out, ably supported by a halfcentury from Josh Zimmerman, and was followed up by defeating Tavistock at a soggy Filham Park. The season promises to be an exciting one at all levels of club, with 1st and 2nd teams competing on Saturdays and a Sunday XI in action, too. The club are hoping the town will turn out to support the teams at their Filham Park home. Chairman 34

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Steve Ansell said: “We will be firing up the barbecue as often as we can, selling Gribble’s bangers and burgers for spectators, and refreshments are available in the bar.” At the beginning of May the club’s colts packed shoppers’ bags at the Co-op. Treasurer Jon Sparkes said: “Our thanks to all the shoppers who made a donation to the club and to the Co-op for allowing us to assist their shoppers. “A community-based club like ours relies greatly on the support, financial and otherwise, of local people.” ■ Any individuals or small businesses who might wish to support the club through sponsorship or advertising at Filham Park should contact Jon at jonsparkes1974@aol.com ________________________________ More sport on page 32

A NERVE-WRACKING last-gasp penalty gave Ivybridge RFC their first cup final triumph for 18 years against a defiant Crediton in the Devon Intermediate Cup. Matt Grieveson was the hero when he converted a penalty with roughly 120 seconds left on the clock. Crediton were on course for a notable giant-killing act after scoring a late converted try, but then came Grieveson’s penalty with the clock ticking down to break Crediton hearts and guarantee Ivybridge their first cup-winners’ medals for nearly two decades. Senior coach Neil Thomson, who was in the side which won the club’s last final, the Devon Junior Cup in 1995, admitted that he couldn’t bear to watch as Grieveson lined up his kick. U12’s winning season - see page 32

Cricket in June @ Filham Sat. 1st: ........1st XI v. S Devon – 2pm Sun. 2nd:......Club XI v. Brixham – 2pm Tue. 4th:........1st XI v. Ipplepen (Corinthian Cup) – 6pm Sat. 8th: ........1st XI v. Barnstaple – 2pm Sun. 9th: ......Club XI v. Chudleigh – 2pm Mon. 10th: ..P54s v. Friary Vaults – 6pm Tue. 11th: ....Club XI v. Holbeton (Friendly) – 6.15pm Fri. 14th: ......1st XI v. Plymstock (T20) – 6pm Sat. 15th:......2nd XI v. Thorverton – 2pm Fri. 21st:........1st XI v. CS Roborough (T20) – 6pm Sat. 22nd: ....1st XI v. Chudleigh – 2pm Sun. 23rd: ....Club XI v. Plympton – 2pm Mon. 24th: ..P54s v. Oddballs – 6pm Tue. 27th: ....P54s v. Yelverton – 6pm Sat. 29th:......2nd XI v. Exeter III – 2pm Spectators welcome - free admission. Bar & refreshments. Free BBQ food at T20 matches

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