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The Vicarage Bishopsteignton Dear Friends, Question: Who was asked, “What’s it all about?” Clues: in a song, in a film, in 1966… Answer: Alfie. This British film, starring Michael Caine, which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, was a bleak tale of the consequences of a life-style that saw other people only as a means of self-fulfillment. Why write about it now, though? Well I’ve just come across Joss Stone’s version of the song – from the 2004 re-make with Jude Law – and I found it even more poignant than Cilla Black’s original Top Ten hit. Hal David’s lyrics include these lines: “Is it just for the moment we live? Are we meant to take more than we give, Or are we meant to be kind? …I know there is something much more, Something even non-believers can believe in. I believe in love, Alfie. Without true love we just exist, Alfie.” And the song ends with the original question repeated nine times and left hanging. As the film shows, taking more than you give is not the answer, but being kind might have been; and that true love has to be, even for non-believers. Now though, is November, and the month above all others when we reflect on the bleak tale of human suffering as a consequence of despotic regimes ‘taking more than [we] give’. To remember those who gave their lives in the defense of freedom, and to pray and work for peace, and the restoration of broken lives. St Paul affirmed that God’s love is kind, and instructed the Christians at Ephesus to “Put away from you all bitterness and anger and wrangling and malice, and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” We may not be able to effect peace at an international level as we would wish to, seeing the red poppies this month, but we can effect peace at an individual level as we are meant to: being kind. With love, Stephen.

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SERVICES FOR NOVEMBER Sunday 7th November 3rd Sunday before Advent 11.15am Parish Communion with the baptism of Gwendoline Oswald Sunday 14th November 10.00am 10.45am 6.30pm

Ideford

Remembrance Sunday Remembrance Sunday Family Communion Ideford Remembrance Service Ashcombe Evensong Luton

Sunday 21st November Christ the King/Sunday next before Advent 10.00am Village Worship Ideford Thursday 25th November 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Ideford

Sunday 28th November 1st Sunday in Advent 11.15am Parish Communion 6.30pm Evensong

Ashcombe Ideford

IDEFORD READINGS Reading

Readers

Nov. 7th

2 Thess. 2.1-5,13-end Luke 20.27-38

Alan Wooderson Alan Wooderson & Dominic Morby

Nov. 14th

2 Thess. 3.6-13 Luke 21.5-19

Ollie Lucas

Ollie Lucas & Nicki Horseman

Nov. 21st

Jeremiah 23.1-6 Luke 23.33-43

To be arranged

Sara & helpers

Nov. 28th

Isaiah 2.1-5 Matthew 24.36-44

Barry Mohan Lee Martin

Barry Mohan & Lee Martin

Ashcombe Flower Rota November 7th and 14th Mrs Chris Conachie November 21st Mrs Carolyn Bourne Luton Church Altar Flowers & Brass Cleaning November Mrs M Vooght

November December

Ideford Church Key Rota Derek & Karen (Netty Meadow) Angela (The Firs)

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SUE KING It is with much sorrow that we have heard this week of the death of Susan King (Sue). A much loved member of our community, Sue was always ready to help anyone in need. She was born at Olchard after her parents came down from London during the War. Her father was Harry Hunt, our village postman for a number of years. Sue went to Ideford village school, walking each way from Olchard into the village in all weathers with her brothers and sisters. At the age of 11 she moved on to further education and other events in her life, later moving back to Ideford to look after her father. Sue was a member of the church choir for many years, has served on the PCC, has organised the church flower rota, coffee mornings, etc. and was always willing to help at village events organised by others. Just three weeks ago she helped raise funds at the Rowcroft coffee morning. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes to her husband Mervyn and to her brothers and sisters. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Gladys Stevens PASTORAL CARE COURSE A Pastoral Care Course led by Susie Ursell from FLAME and Val Atkinson is taking place on Tuesday mornings at St Michael's, Teignmouth. Sessions are from 10:30am to 12 noon with coffee available from 10:15am. For more information about the course, please contact Revd Sue Astbury (873807) or Val Atkinson (776771). Travel expenses will be available from the parish funds. If needed please contact Nicki Horseman (852954) or Lee Martin (852106). The course programme is: 2nd Nov Introduction to Pastoral Care. What is Pastoral Care? Biblical basis: Our feelings and roles. 9th Nov Communication: what helps and hinders good listening. 16th Nov The role and nature of home and hospital visiting. 23rd Nov Home communion visiting. 30th Nov Living with Loss - to explore feelings associated with loss, bereavement and grief work. NEWS FROM SHELDON Exeter Voices for Christmas Don’t miss the chance to hear Exeter’s finest voices filling the Cathedral in support of the Society of Mary and Martha’s Long Barn appeal. 7.30pm Tuesday 7th December. Seasonal fare will include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Enjoy yourselves in a good cause. Cakes, puddings and more from Martha’s Kitchen Coffee morning on 11th December 10.00am – 12noon to collect your pre-ordered Christmas cakes and puddings and browse our seasonal goodies. Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE 01647-252752. www.sheldon.uk.com

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Regular Events TUESDAY COFFEE ROTA 2nd November Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford 9th November Eileen Marsh, 50 Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth 16th November 23rd November Kathleen and Frank Baldock, 11 Manor Road, Bishopsteignton 30th November Ann Rigby-Jones, 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING Tuesdays (Except the 2nd in the month when we meet on the Wednesday) and Sundays 7.30pm in Ideford Village hall. New members welcome ART GROUP Fridays 6.30-8pm in Ideford Village Hall. Details from Angie W. (07919468581) IDEFORD PARISH COUNCIL Wednesday November 3rd at 6.30pm in Ideford Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along. BELL RINGING PRACTICE Practices normally in Ideford Church on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm, Please contact Ann Rigby-Jones (852344) or Martin Sampson (853391) for more information. IDEFORD SOCIAL GROUP November 9th, 7.15pm - Alicia Normand, The Wildlife of California. New members and visitors are always welcome. Members’ subscription - £16 per year, £2 per meeting as a visitor. POLICE SURGERY With Colin Rider, Police Community Support Officer for Ideford Saturday November 6th Saturday December 4th Ideford Village Hall, 9.30am –10.30am. Radiophone: 0845 6566935, e-mail: colin.rider@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk General Police Number: 0845 2777444 CHUDLEIGH LIBRARY OPENING TIMES Monday 10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 Tuesday 2.30-7.00 Wednesday 10.00-12.00 2.30-5.00 Thursday Closed Friday 2.30-7.00 Saturday 9.30-12.00 MOBILE LIBRARY Higher Sandygate 14.30 Ideford (Royal Oak) 15.15 Luton 15.40 TUNES FOR TODDLERS On Thursdays, from 10.30-11.30 at Chudleigh Library, there will be song, play, rhymes, stories and music-making for the under 5’s.

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Other Events FOR CONSCIOUNESS SHOPPERS THE ELIZABETHAN is the Venue on Monday 1st November from 7.00pm onwards for an evening of Beautiful Gifts and Accessories, Home Crafts, The Body Shop, Designer Silver Jewellery and Nearly New Clothing from The Passion Boutique. Tickets are just £6.00 to include a glass of pink bubbles on arrival, party nibbles and entry into the evening’s prize draw. All Ticket Sales are to be donated to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity and can be purchased from Anne at the Lizzie tel. 01626 775425. ENJOY A CONCERT AND HELP FIGHT CANCER: St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton on Sunday 7th November at 3 pm. A concert given by pupils of Sheila Harman. Admission £6 to include afternoon tea. Tickets available at the door, or from Sheila Harman tel 01364 652551. All proceeds to Cancer charities. (If anyone would like a lift please contact Ann R-J on 852344.) IDEFORD PARISH CHARITIES The Trustees of the Parish Charities hold their annual meeting on Thursday 11th November 5.30 pm at 1 Town Farm Court, Ideford. CHRISTMAS FAIR 2010 In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support & Devon Safer Communities Trust at Stover School near Newton Abbot on A382. Friday 12 November 3-5.30 pm and Saturday 13 November 10 am to 4 pm Wide range of stalls. Entrance £3 – Children free Refreshments/lunches available all day INCIDENTAL IMAGERY Quirky, playful art at Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes. Monday 15th - Saturday 20th November, 11am - 6pm (late opening - 9pm Thursday 18th, closes 4pm Saturday 20th) See flier for more details MOTHERS’ UNION Tuesday 16th November, 10.15 for 10.30 am. Advent (Mrs Jean Potter) at 8 Stockmeadow Gardens, Bishopsteignton CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING Saturday 20th November, 10.30 - 12.00 –Ideford Church. 11.30am –illustrated talk about Captain Mostyn who was killed during the Zulu Wars. See page 6 for full details. IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB A.G.M. Tuesday 30th November at 7.30pm. CHRISTMAS SUPPER Saturday 4th December, 7.00pm - Ideford Village Hall. Full details on page 8. -5-


Christmas Coffee Morning Saturday November 20th 10.30 - 12.00 Ideford Church Cake Stall Christmas Stall (gifts, decorations etc) Draw All offers of help on the day or donations for stalls welcome please call Janet on 852259 All proceeds to Ideford Church

St Mary’s Church East Window This is a memorial to Captain William Mostyn who was killed during the Zulu Wars. Brian Portch from Chudleigh has done much research into the Wars and Captain Mostyn. He will give an illustrated talk at 11.30am and speak about Captain Mostyn and his connection with the Whiteway and French families. WHAT’S HAPPENING ON IDEFORD COMMON? On the 17th November 2010 there will be a practical help session on Heathland Management. There are a team of Teignbridge Conservation Volunteers that come and help the Rangers to manage this important wildlife site. They will be cutting overgrown scrub and removing young birch trees to maintain glades and grassland. We invite any new volunteers along to get some fresh heathland air! If you are interested in becoming a Teignbridge Conservation Volunteer please phone 01626 215742. This is a free event for adults, meet at the main car park noticeboard at 10am, wear strong footwear, outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch! drinks and treats will be provided, the event goes on till 2pm.

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Thank You! Devon Historic Churches Trust Many thanks to all who sponsored Jean, Gladys, Sue and Ann when they visited churches for the DHCT Day last month. They raised £181, half of which comes to St Mary’s Church, the other half to the DHCT. A.R-J Rowcroft Coffee Morning A most sincere ‘Thank You’ to everyone who supported the Rowcroft Coffee Morning on October 2nd in any way all - on the stalls, in the kitchen, organising the raffle, donating prizes, cakes and goods for sale etc. A special thanks to those of you who spent your money - buying cards or on the stall etc, without your help we would not have raised the fantastic sum of £513.90. The number attending was slightly down on last year, but, never the less, this was a lovely effort for the village’s annual contribution to the hospice—thank you so much. A letter of thanks has been received from Paul Tregellas. I do still have Christmas cards for sale! Gladys Stevens Luton Harvest Festival and Supper I would like to thank everyone who provided produce and flowers and helped decorate St. John’s at Luton for the harvest Festival, it looked absolutely lovely. My thanks also go to Graham and Stephen for the lovely service, the Bishopsteignton choir and Nick our organist for supporting the service, the children who once again, despite having loads of homework put on a wonderful show, we really are blessed with very talented children. Thanks must also go to their mums for organising their workload and providing readings etc., it was brilliant! Those of you who attended the Supper at the Elizabethan after the service were again presented with a wonderful spread of food, they never fail to give a fantastic meal and go out of their way to cater for everyone. Thank you so much Ann, Nick and staff, we really do appreciate what you do for us, it really was a festival meal and a wonderful atmosphere, we are so very lucky to have you in the village. Thanks also go to Mrs M Vooght for the wonderful draw she did for us at the Supper and to Mrs Janice Vooght for supplying the quiz. Above all a big thank you to all who supported the Service and Supper. Kath Vooght IDEFORD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB Friendly Bishopsteignton 39 Ideford 33 Exeter league Division 2 Ideford 16 Exminster A Ideford 23 St. Thomas B

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IDEFORD VILLAGE HALL

CHRISTMAS SUPPER !! 7.00 p.m. Saturday 4th December 2010 3 Courses including Roast Turkey ‘with all the trimmings’ (Vegetarian option available on prior request)

Bar Available *Booking Essential* Tickets £12.00 +

** GRAND PRIZE DRAW** Win a Luxury Christmas Hamper ! Many Other Prizes Tickets £1.00 All Tickets Available From: Tony and Julie Sharland 01626 859397 Angie Carter- Woodwark 07919 468581 Mark Hobson 01626 859073 Robert Helmore 01626 854255

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N.H.S. DEVON Don’t underestimate seasonal flu – visit your GP for a vaccination People in Devon are being encouraged to protect themselves this winter by having a flu vaccination. The annual seasonal flu campaign has been launched in Devon for people who are at risk of seasonal flu to get their free vaccination. GP practices are offering a free vaccination to those people identified as being at risk. This year, for the first time, all pregnant women will be offered the seasonal flu vaccination. It will protect them against the H1N1 virus (swine flu) that will still be circulating this winter. Pregnant women who catch this strain are at an increased risk of severe disease and flu-related hospital admissions. Everyone aged 65 and over is routinely offered the vaccination, as those with longterm conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, multiple sclerosis and serious kidney or liver disease. The best way to avoid flu is to get immunised, but people also can protect themselves by practising good hand hygiene. This means carrying tissues, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, disposing of the tissue after one use, and cleaning hands as soon as possible with soap and water or an alcohol hand gel. HOST Home for Christmas Are you spending Christmas at home this year? Would you consider including an international student from a university in the UK in your plans? There are so many students here from China, India, and many other countries, who are unable to go back at Christmas. They would love to spend two or three days in a real home, rather than an empty hall of residence. For many, Christmas will be an entirely new experience. Staying with you, they could find out what it is all about, as well as enjoying home-cooked food, joining in with your activities, and seeing a little of the country away from the campus. You do not need to live near a university, as many students are happy to travel to have this opportunity. Your link with a student will be arranged by one of HOST’s voluntary regional organisers, who do their best to match hosts and guests who will enjoy one another’s company. HOST is a long-established national charity, founded by the British Council. Every HOST visit, whether for Christmas or for a weekend during the year, is a one-off, although sometimes lasting friendships are formed. The cultural exchange, and the contribution to international goodwill, are what make it all worthwhile. If you would like to know more about volunteering as a host, please see www.hostuk.org or call HOST’s regional organiser Clare Boughey on 01647 221260.

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PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Mobile Library Service From January 2011, Devon County Council's mobile library service will be changing. Please note the following stops and new times:Higher Sandygate Ideford

Service is withdrawn - nearest stop Clifford Avenue, Kingsteignton Royal Oak - increased stopping time to 30 minutes

Parking in Ideford Village Recently we have received concerns about parking on the highways, especially at the junction of Town Farm Lane. Would parishioners, when parking, consider the use of the road by other users. Cars, lorries and tractors who use all these roads through the village constantly, are finding difficultly negotiating and passing parked vehicles in certain places. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. BOGUS CALLERS Who can you trust? None of them… You can’t pick out a burglar just by looking at them. If you don’t know them or are unsure, don’t let them in. Most people who knock or ring your door bell are genuine but some are not… The person knocking at your door could be a thief or conman trying to trick their way into your home to steal your money or valuables. You can stop them Many bogus callers generally pretend to be from the water board, gas or electric companies or the local council. Be aware – check their identity. Whether you are home or away – keep all doors LOCKED STOP Are you expecting anyone? Is the back door locked? CHAIN Put door chain on before opening the door CHECK Ask for caller to pass ID through door gap or letter box then check it by phone. Be in when you’re out! As the nights draw in and we head towards Winter, apart from protecting your property from the elements, you need to protect it from the opportunist burglar. Avoid leaving your house in total darkness if you are away on holiday or back home after dusk. Darkness tells me and an opportunist burglar that no one is at home. Time switches can be bought quite cheaply and fitted to table and standard lamps allowing lights to come on and off in time with the day. These switches are also ideal if you go away on holiday. The switches can also be used to turn on a radio to give anyone close to the house a further sign of occupancy. Low energy bulbs can be fitted to most lamps so the cost of security needn't be too high. Your team: PC Rob Harvey PCSO Colin Rider Email: colin.rider@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk Radio phone: 0845 6566935, General Police enquiries: 08452777444 EMERGENCY:999, Crimestoppers: 0800 555111 (Remain anonymous)

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF QUALITY AND TRUSTWORTHY LOCAL TRADESMEN SOUGHT. Your expert local knowledge can help ensure that no-one in the community need worry about hiring ‘cowboys’ or ‘Rogue Traders’. A free handbook is being compiled featuring only trusted local suppliers of trades and services. This requires genuine recommendations from you of local tradespeople that you would genuinely recommend to a neighbour. Please contact Nick Hall with your recommendations by phoning 01626 249979, or Emailing ninetythreenick@yahoo.co.uk. Please tell him: 1 - Name of tradesperson / business 2 - Nature of work provided for you 3 - Your name All businesses will be contacted for their consent before featuring in the handbook, which will be available free to residents of Ashcombe and surrounding areas, and on the internet. TEIGNBRIDGE COUNCIL Tell us what matters to you! You are invited to join 'Talking Teignbridge' – a new way to tell Teignbridge District Council what you and your community need. All you have to do is give your views on a variety of issues - it could be about housing or employment, leisure and facilities for youth, or even budgets - just four times a year. We can contact you by email, post, or in person, as you wish. You can find out more by contacting us on consultation@teignbridge.gov.uk, or calling us on 01626 215 893 or texting us on 07920 085731. 3

What will you achieve? Your opinion WILL count. These are changing times. If you want to have a real influence over the services you receive, and how your community will look in the future, then join now! Visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/getinvolved WILL AID November is Will Aid month - make your will with Will Aid and you can donate to participating charities instead of paying the solicitor. All money raised supports the work of : Action Aid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children UK, SCIAF, Sightsavers International and Trocaire. Will Aid is a partnership between solicitors and these charities and put you in touch with participating solicitors who will draw up a basic Will free of charge. In return for this service the solicitors hope you will donate to the Will Aid Charities the fee they would normally charge. The closest participating solicitors are in Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. For more information see www.willaid.org.uk or call 0300 0300013. - 11 -


IDEFORD VILLAGE TRANSPORT TIMETABLE Ring & Ride Destination Monday and Wednesday Newton Abbot

Fares (return) £4.00

How to make a Ring & Ride Journey Choose which day you wish to travel. Telephone 01626 888777 between 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, or leave a clear message, stating: your full name, address and telephone number. day and date of travel. if you require wheelchair space. if you take a shopping trolley. NB: Please ring before 8.30am for same day travel. Please be ready by 9.45am. You will be picked up from your home, please remember, unless you are the first pick up, it will be later than 9.45am, so please be patient. Pay the driver your fare. Be ready at 1.00pm to be collected at the ‘Boarding Point’ for your journey home. Please cancel booking if you are not able to travel. Please wear seat belts at all times. Dawlish Community & Disability Transport Service operates in the area to transport elderly, frail or disabled passengers of any age, on a private hire basis. All our vehicles are adapted to take wheelchair seated passengers, have lowered steps and tail lifts. For more information please telephone 01626 888777 or 888890 It would appear that the bus service is not being used regularly - remember the saying - “If you don’t use it . . . you will lose it”.

Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature Rain for September for Year

SEPTEMBER WEATHER 71.6°F at 4.00pm on the 11th 38.0°F at 6.08 am on the 26th 2010 2009 6.76" 1.60" 29.75" 23.5"

2008 N/A N/A

2007 2006 0.80" 0.60" Rain 23.54" 14.35"

CHUDLEIGH SOUNDINGS GROUP Set up mainly to support people regarding memory loss or loneliness, the group meets every Tuesday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm in the Rest Centre, Chudleigh Town Hall. Enquiries to Mo Pearce 01626 854536.

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Ideford Newsletter - November 2010