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2,000 miles from war to safety in Devon - Ukrainians welcomed

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Molton Monthly - August 2022 Welcome to the August edition of Molton Monthly. We return this month to the war raging in Ukraine, to tell the story of a mother and daughter who made a desperate 2,000 mile journey to safety here in North Devon. The kindness of a family in South Molton who have taken them in, is heartwarming in these troubled times. It’s easy for us to take life for granted, so please take a moment to read how the generosity of Tricia and Wayne Hyde is helping heal the trauma suffered by Olena and Tamara (cover photo and pages 18-22). As Tricia says, “It’s not been plain-sailing sharing your house with strangers, but if you are able to, I would strongly urge you to do the same to help out a family in need. I think the key thing is to keep communication channels open - even if it is through Google translate!” The magazine is published in the colours of the Ukrainian flag again this month as a show of support. The people of North Devon rallied round with a huge outpouring of support in the early days of the war, with vigils, fundraising and aid trips. This story is to remind us all that the Ukraine and its people are still being bombed by Russian forces, still being killed and injured - and that this war affects us all in some way. Molton Monthly will look and feel different this month. This is because I have switched to a new carbon neutral paper, which is great news for the magazine (page 8). As a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner it is another step towards a sustainable future. We all need to keep taking action to help tackle climate change. As always, please shop local and stay safe Peter Robinson, Editor & publisher Molton Monthly is also published free to read on our website and we have daily news updates on Facebook and Instagram @MoltonMonthly

What’s Inside - August

P6-7 Photo of the month P8 ‘Green’ paper for Molton Monthly P11-16 What’s on P18-22 Ukrainian refugees welcomed P28 Fundraiser for youth cricket tour P29 England debut for Overton

P31 P34-35 P38-39 P42 P43 P46-47 P50-54 P60-61 P62 P63

August gardening tips Health & Wellbeing Farm Life - getting social again Bloom competition judging Garden project is growing The real ‘good life’ - part 5 Community News Schools and Learning Index of Advertisers Local Information

South Molton Business Association is open to anyone running or planning to start a business in South Molton and the surrounding 32 parishes. SMBA - ‘promoting investment & growth in the community’. Please visit to find out more about the benefits of joining us.

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Somewhere, over the rainbows by Chris Metcalfe

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The pot of gold at the end of this magical double rainbow is the majestic Exmoor countryside, captured in all its glory by Chris Metcalfe for our photo of the month. We may have been experiencing a heatwave recently, but until the first week of July we had very ‘mixed’ weather! “I’m fortunate to live on an 80 acre hilly farm on the edge of Exmoor, probably best described as a ‘natural wildlife park’! I simply love playing with cameras and am passionate about the beautiful countryside around Exmoor and love creating videos and images of the best bits,” Chris told Molton Monthly. He is well known online for his photography and filmmaking under the name Farmertorque - you can find him on Instagram and his own YouTube channel.


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New sustainable paper for Molton Monthly magazine With the climate emergency ever present, a new carbon neutral paper is being used to print this magazine from the August edition. Molton Monthly is a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner, helping to promote sustainability, and this is its latest initiative.

Hot off the press - Molton Monthly is produced using solar power

A new printing press will improve efficiency

The magazine is printed in Saltash, near Plymouth, by Deltor who use solar energy to power their presses. Business development director Anneliese Shannon says, “Deltor Green is a recycled paper produced from high quality wood chips, recycled household waste and cellulose. The satin surface offers better letter readability with a pleasant surface feel. It is fully recyclable and is both FSC and PEFC approved.” “My home office is powered using renewable energy supplied by Bulb, Deltor use solar power and now this new carbon neutral paper is a major improvement in sustainability for Molton Monthly magazine,” said editor and publisher Peter Robinson. Deltor has also just invested in the latest printing press technology to further improve efficiency. Peter Robinson added, “I keep the print run really tight. We have 5,000 copies to deliver and there are, at most, single figures left over each month so there’s very little waste.” The new Deltor Green paper is certified with the conservation charity the World Land Trust (logo page 63), an organisation founded in 2005 to protect the world’s most threatened and precious habitats.


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What’s On - August 2022

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3rd - 8am North Devon Show at Umberleigh Barton Farm (advert page 12) 4th - 12pm Concert - Tina Gibbons soprano & Lorraine Homewood keyboard, South Molton Parish Church 5th - 8pm First Friday Jazz featuring the Craig Milverton Trio at Swimbridge Jubilee Hall (advert page 14) 6th - 2pm 100th Umberleigh Garden Show, Fete and Dog Show at Umberleigh Village Hall 6th & 7th - 11am Classic scrambler racing at Sloley Park, Berrynarbor (advert page 14) 7th - 10am South Molton Flea Market at the Pannier Market 9th - 10am South Molton u3a coffee morning Filleigh Village Hall; speaker Paul Randell ‘Burrator Reservoir’ 9th - 2.30pm Dance Club at Goodleigh Village Hall - all welcome (ends 4.30pm) 12th - 6.30pm UK Wild Otter Trust quiz at the Royal North Devon Golf Club (advert page 16) 13th - 1pm (vehicles 12pm) Car Boot Sale at Chulmleigh Pavilion, Leigh Road EX18 7JL 13th - 2pm Chittlehampton Fete at the village hall and playing field (ends 5pm) 13th - 7.30pm Harmonica Singers present ‘New Beginning’ at The Methodist Church Hall, South Molton Tickets £5 available on the door -proceeds shared between Devon Air Ambulance and the church 17th - 5pm Awful Auntie by David Walliams, performed at Castle Hill Filleigh (advert page 15) 20th - 11am Summer Community Day for Ukraine at West Buckland School 21st - 10am Salvage Fair at South Molton Pannier Market 21st - 10.30am North Molton Country Fair at the sports and community centre (advert page 16) 23rd - 2.30pm Dance Club at Goodleigh Village Hall - all welcome (ends 4.30pm) 23rd - 6pm Twelfth Night, performed at Castle Hill Filleigh (advert page 15) 27th - 10am Family fun day at South Molton Museum (advert page 16) 27th - 3pm Around the World in 40 Minutes, concert at Barkham, Sandyway (advert page 16) 29th - 10.30am The Power of Water - activity day at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme: 29th - 12pm Kings Nympton Revel at the parish hall (ends 4pm) 29th - 5pm Peter Pan, performed at Castle Hill Filleigh (advert page 15) Throughout August - Childrens free summer events at South Molton Museum:

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Mum and daughter’s 2,000 mile trek from Ukraine war to safety in South Molton - story by Peter Robinson (pages 18 - 22) “This is a very beautiful, picturesque place. This is where the wounds heal.” These are the words of Olena Subocheva, a refugee from the brutal war in Ukraine, speaking about how she feels now that she and her mother are being looked after by a family in South Molton.

“This is a very be picturesque place.autiful, where the wounds This is heal.”

For 82 days they had lived under shelling and bombing in Zaporozhye (also spelled Zaporizhzhia), a previously peaceful city in the south of Ukraine on the border of the Donbas region, where the full force of the Russian invasion is being felt (see map page 20). 82 days sheltering in a basement at night, emerging by day to tend the terrible wounds of those injured. “It was very hard mentally. Soldiers without limbs, their bodies mutilated, constant air raids and explosions,” said Olena Subocheva, aged 46, who worked in a hospital treating Ukrainian troops. “It was very tense, everything escalated daily, the explosions were very close and my mother pleaded with me every day to leave our beloved Ukraine.”

Olena and Tamara at the railway station in Lviv

She read online about the UK Government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme and placed an advert on a Facebook group, there she eventually made contact with Tricia and Wayne Hyde in South Molton, who offered to become their hosts.


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All smiles - (left to right) Wayne, Olena, Tamara and Tricia out in South Molton

But Olena and her 70 year old mother Tamara, had to wait while the war raged around them because the city railway station was closed, and they couldn’t get seats on evacuation buses. Weeks went by before they were eventually able to make the 26 hour train journey to Lviv in the west of Ukraine, but here too the Russians were shelling.

“It was very hard mentally. without limbs, their bodie Soldiers s mutilated, constant air raids and explo sions.”

Volunteers put them on a bus which took them to the border with Poland where they had to cross on foot. From here they were taken late at night to Przemysl station, it would be another six hours before they could board a train to the capital Krakow at 4am.

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Ministry of Defence map from July 14th, showing Zaporozhye/Zaporizhzhia and the main battle area including the nearby nuclear power plant

The refugee centre was full so they found a hostel with the last of their money, before walking 12 kilometres to the airport the next day. “We cried because if was so calm and quiet in Poland,” said Olena. Because they had run out of money, they had to spend the next night in the departures hall before flying to Bristol. Six days after leaving their home, they arrived exhausted in England. Tricia and Wayne Hyde, who have run South Molton Taxis since 1979, welcomed them with “open hearts”. “It is very valuable for us to be here in peace and tranquility, away from the blows of war. It’s so nice when you sleep peacefully and wake up like in a fairy tale with birds singing,” Olena Subocheva told Molton Monthly. “We will never forget this - huge thanks to Tricia and Wayne, thanks to the people of Great Britain and the government, for our peaceful life here in England!”


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“We would very much like the war to end as soon as possible, because people are dying including our relatives and friends, it is very painful. We will return when the war ends, we love Ukraine very much, we were very happy before the war, but now it feels like there is no former life!”

“I simply cannot co of loss, how can nvey this grief this be 21st century?” in the

Olena now hopes she will be able to use her experience to help other Ukrainian refugees to settle in the UK, and is working hard to improve her English. Tricia explains why her family wanted to get involved, “We simply wanted to do something to help the awful situation in Ukraine, to help the many innocent people having to flee their homes. I could feel an instant connection with Olena and wanted to help her and her mother Tamara seek refuge here in Devon, so we tried everything in our power to make it happen.”

Ukrainian army fires Western supplied missiles from a mobile launcher outside Zaporozhye in July, photo Armed Forces of Ukraine

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“At times, we didn’t think they would even arrive in the UK,” said Tricia. “From train tracks being obliterated, to cities on their route coming under attack - I felt such a relief when Olena and Tamara arrived at our home here in South Molton.” She revealed that the North Devon community has rallied around to help, including charities, community groups, churches, local shops and the South Molton food bank, with many donating much needed items of clothing as they left home with very little. “I feel lucky that we have found each other, and most days we cook together, eat, chat, garden and walk our dog Tray, whom they’ve fondly adopted as their own!” added Tricia. “The whole family has been involved in welcoming them to the country and into our lives, from our children, to grandchildren, nieces, nephews and our taxi team.” “It’s been an education for us all, and a lesson to the grandchildren in helping those less fortunate than ourselves, and the devasting effects of modern war. Sometimes we laugh, some days we cry. We’re grateful for the time we can spend together, living each day as it comes.” Tricia and Wayne Hyde urge people to “smile and say hello” if they see them around the area and asked other host families to reach out to them. They have also offered their home to Olena’s father and son who have remained behind in Ukraine. “It hasn’t been plain sailing, but I would strongly urge you to do the same and help out a family in need,” said Tricia.

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Tamara, Tricia and Olena relaxing in South Molton

Olena said, “I simply cannot convey this grief of loss, how can this be the 21st century? I really hope that the war will end soon, but for now our life goes on here in this lovely old town with the people of South Molton.” “We love life in all its manifestations, please let there be peace on Earth!”


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Young cricketer bowled over by South Africa opportunity A talented teenage cricket player has been offered an ‘amazing opportunity’ to tour South Africa with the Devon County team, and has launched a fundraising appeal to help pay for his trip. Albert Buckley, who is 15 and a year 10 student at South Molton Community College, has been selected to be part of the Devon under-15s autumn tour to South Africa. He is already the opening bowler for the Filleigh Cricket Club 1st XI, and is the only North Devon representative of the fourteen players selected for the tour.

Albert Buckley taking a wicket for the Devon County side

The right arm fast bowler told Molton Monthly, “I’m really excited about going to South Africa. The chance to challenge myself against the best cricketers is great, and it will also be fantastic to see the wildlife and how different the culture is.” As part of the trip, they will play matches in the Kruger National Park, and in Cape Town at one of the city’s test match grounds. It costs each player £3,000 to take part, and Albert is appealing to local businesses and people for support with the fees, “I’d be so grateful for any backing that anyone can give to help me with this amazing opportunity.” He hopes to follow in the footsteps of players like Craig and Jamie Overton from North Devon, who went on the tour as juniors and now play for England. You can donate to Albert’s appeal here: alberts-wickets-take-him-to-south-africa


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England debut for North Devon player Former West Buckland student and North Devon Cricket Club player Jamie Overton won his first senior cap for the England Cricket team, scoring 97 runs and taking a wicket in the victory over New Zealand on his thrilling debut. “It has been a dream of mine to play for England, and now it has happened,” said Jamie. “Contributing to a win and a series win puts the cherry on top.” In a proud moment for his family, he was presented with his England Cap on June 23rd by his twin brother Craig, who is also part of the national cricket squad. England won the test series over New Zealand 3-0.

Jamie Overton takes his first wicket for England and played a big part in the victory over New Zealand Photos courtesy England Cricket

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Jobs to do in August 1. Rock garden plants such as Helianthemum, Aubrieta and Dianthus can be propagated from cuttings at this time of the year. 2. Prune your Wisteria – cut back the new whippy green shoots to five or six leaves after flowering in July or August. 3. Deadhead plants such as Dahlia, Roses and Penstemon and bedding to prolong the display of colour well into early autumn. 4. Hebes and lavenders can be given a light pruning after flowering. 5. Summer fruiting raspberries – cut back to the ground any canes which have fruited. Select the strongest young canes that have grown during the current season and tie them to the horizontal wires. August is usually the hottest month of the year so make sure you keep watering your pots, baskets and borders, and use grey water when you can. Whilst you are now hopefully enjoying your holidays, we will be taking some time off too. From now until the beginning of December the nursery will only be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Until next month, Jenny Howells

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Highlighting homelessness

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Farm Life - return to social life by Roger Hill

We recently attended three large social events. All of them had a farming flavour and thus a chance to ‘chew the cud’! Subjects included the spiralling cost of living, the war in Ukraine, bird flu and of course English cricket. Also a possible water shortage which, considering it rained every time we ventured out, seems impossible. The problem is that ground water levels are at their lowest since 1976, with bore holes on Exmoor already running dry. Reservoirs too are a third down on last year. Our enjoyment of each day off was not diminished though. Firstly, we celebrated ninety years of Devon Young Farmers. A very proud moment and achievement for the youth movement of the countryside, instigated by Lord Amory all those years ago. Secondly, we attended the Devon County Show with highlights again being the YFC marquee, the young handlers showing their livestock and schoolchildren singing their hearts out on stage. Thirdly, our neighbour’s wedding (photo opposite), postponed from 2020, served up a feast of food, festivity and hope for the future. All three occasions demonstrated that we are in good hands with such youthful enthusiasm to face the aforementioned woes. Overall it is young people who will drive us forward. ‘Til next time, Roger #TuppertheTractor (website:


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South Molton in Bloom judging

Left to right, South Molton in Bloom coordinator Sue Harrison, Lady Arran (Castle Hill Filleigh) and judges Su Maddocks & Jane Pagano. Below, young gardener Noah Trevena was a guest of honour, seen here with his grandfather Philip Lock and the display he created at South Molton Community Hospital in tribute to his nan Pat who worked there Photos this page by Nigel Childs


Judging for the 2022 South West in Bloom competition took place under the baking sun in South Molton on July 11th. After their success last year, the volunteers will find out the results in October.

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Garden project growing by Rebecca Blackman

We’ve poured a lot of love into the South Molton Community Garden recently, and it feels like it is now giving back tenfold. We’ve been picking punnets of strawberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants and early raspberries. The herb garden is now established enough to start using the herbs and the first mint tea felt like cause for celebration! There have been a couple of unusual flowers in the garden, including an enormous artichoke flower and a houseleek. All the crops are growing well, apart from the carrots, which sprouted and then promptly disappeared! We received a donation of manure for the garden in exchange for mucking out some calf boxes - many thanks to Brian Nicholas for the manure, and glad we could help with the mucking out! If you’re interested in joining the Community Garden, please come along on a Thursday afternoon, weather permitting, around 2.30pm. It is at the top of the Sheep Fair Field - or email:

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The real ‘good life’ part 5 - approaching one year! An experiment in sustainable living, by Amy Rhodes

Amy Rhodes lives on a smallholding in Chulmleigh, and along with three generations of her family is on a journey of sustainable living. Starting in September 2021, they aimed to produce all their own food for a year, only buying sugar, flour and salt. With only a month left of our self-sufficiency challenge it is a good time to reflect on the last year. One really good thing is that we have never run out of food! We were worried that the stored potatoes wouldn’t hold out until the first new ones, but a mild spring with no late frosts meant they were ready in early May. We have all lost weight and feel healthier, and it has been surprisingly enjoyable to eat with the seasons. I thought it would get tedious eating the same vegetables, often for months (and in the case of potatoes every day for the whole year!), but it hasn’t. There are the late summer flavours of tomatoes, beans, sweetcorn, courgettes and fresh potatoes - going into the carrots, apples and squashes of the autumn. There are the root vegetable stews of the winter with kale and mashed potatoes. Purple sprouting broccoli and spring cabbages come just when you are wanting some fresh greens.


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Now, I am really enjoying the freshness of new potatoes, peas, broad beans and young carrots. The things that have been difficult are the amount of time it takes to prepare meals, and the occasional craving for something I just can’t have. All in all though, a really worthwhile year. We hope to continue to be mostly self-sufficient, just making a few additions to our diet. It will be nice to feel that we can now pass some produce on to family and friends. During the year we have been reluctant to give anything away as we just might need it!

We will be holding an open day for people to come and have a look around and hear about our self-sufficient year on Saturday, September 3rd. Please email me so we know how many people to expect and to get directions to find us:

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Community News pages 50-54 Saxby quits role in PM drama North Devon MP Selaine Saxby was among those who quit their government jobs, leading to Prime Minister Boris Johnson being forced to resign as Tory leader. Saxby (pictured right) was a private parliamentary secretary in the Treasury. Leadership elections are now underway in the Conservative party with the result expected in September. In a letter published on Twitter on July 6th, Ms Saxby said she was resigning because of “trust, truth and integrity”. The letter said she no longer had confidence in Boris Johnson, stating she, “tried to retain loyalty” but “this is no longer compatible with the values that I hold dear”.

Selaine Saxby and Boris Johnson

School to close, but new pupils will move in It has been confirmed that Chittlehampton C of E Primary School (photo below) will shut down at the end of this current academic year, because it has so few pupils. However, an agreement has been reached in principle for staff and pupils from Swimbridge to temporarily relocate to Chittlehampton from September until the October half-term. This is because a slope at the back of the Swimbridge school needs urgent stabilisation work. Angela Fleming, headteacher at Swimbridge said, “Moving site temporarily will be a major undertaking but we’re committed to managing this with as little disruption as possible, and will continue to focus on providing high-quality education for all our children throughout.” She thanked the Chittlehampton staff, governors and community for their support.


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Emma for England South Molton’s Emma Sing (right) has been selected in the 37 player squad for England’s Red Roses rugby matches against Wales and the USA in September. The 21 year old veterinary student made her debut for the senior international team in April, playing in their 74-0 win over Italy.

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Twenty is plenty

Covid - masks requested at local hospitals

Devon County Council has given the go-ahead to introduce a new 20mph speed limit scheme in Atherington. The village straddles the busy B3227 road, and was deemed one of the county’s four most ‘in need’ communities. The decision follows a campaign by the Safer Atherington Streets group. The council says the speed limit is planned across all streets in the village.

With Covid-19 rates rising, people attending health appointments with GPs and hospitals are being strongly encouraged to wear a mask. The same advice is being issued to people visiting friends or family in hospitals or care homes. There are currently six times as many people in Devon’s hospitals with Covid-19 than the beginning of June; more than 300 patients.

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Young fundraisers’ Commonwealth Games torch honour West Buckland student Max Woosey (left), and local triathlete Jade Kingdom (right) were both nominated to carry the Commonwealth Games torch through Plymouth on July 4th. They were given the honour because of their fundraising efforts for North Devon Hospice. The baton will arrive in Birmingham in time for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 28th.

24,000 trees to be planted Plans have been approved to expand a community woodland in the Barnstaple area that will see 24,000 new trees planted, removing an estimated 3,500 tonnes of co2 from the atmosphere over the next 100 years North Devon Council purchased the land in 2020, specifically to help offset their carbon emissions and help them towards their target to protect and enhance the environment, and become net zero by 2030.


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Explorer App launched North Devon UNESCO Biosphere have launched a new web ‘app’ aimed at visitors and residents, to highlight the fantastic experiences available, while helping to reduce pressure on the popular hotspots. The North Devon Explorer web app will provide real time information on traffic congestion and weather, and aims to help people find the hidden gems in and around the biosphere, spreading the visitor load and helping the local economy. You can find the North Devon Explorer here:

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Award for young scientists Pupils from South Molton Community Primary School won four awards at the national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition at UWE Bristol on June 24th. They were up against 32,000 entries nationwide and 11,000 from the South West alone. Pictured with their winning certificates are Charlie and Logan (Reception group), Grace (Year 5) and Kyle (Year 6).

Chulmleigh leavers 2022

Chulmleigh College held its Year 11 Leavers Ball on June 30th at Highbullen Hotel. School spokesperson Rebecca Huxtable said, “They were dressed beautifully in their finery and with a very eclectic range of transport too! It was a well-deserved send off for a wonderful group of young people, who have worked so hard through such difficult times. We are very proud of them!”

Historic heatwave The Met Office issued its first ever Red Warning for extreme heat, with temperatures expected to be around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some areas between July 17th & 19th. North Devon has seen low rainfall so far this year, with reports that it is worse than the drought of 1976, and some boreholes on Exmoor running dry for the first time in living memory.


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Index of advertisers Accounts & Bookkeeping Philip Milton p59 Agricultural Services Bobcat Hire p39 Jack Croft Contractors p38 Andrew Symons front cover Tarka Trax p30 Appliance Repairs Don Bailey p59 Business Services South Molton Business Association p3 Building Services & Supplies Bobcat Hire p39 Darren White p30 Hotworks Engineering p36 J. Penfold Tarmac & Paving p29 Nick Ager Haulage p53 RGB p21 Sheds4You - back cover Care Homes/Social Care Dementia Support Trust p5 Northam Care Trust p22 Charity collections The Furniture Store p55 Cleaning Oven Wizards p48 Computing/Internet/Websites Airband Broadband p37 CBM p40 PC Geek p56 Decorating Plastering Tiling CRD Decorating p18 Highland Artexing p41 DIY Materials Nick Ager Haulage p53 RGB p21 Electricians Chris Thorne p49 T. W. Electrical p19 Events Castle Hill Filleigh p15 North Devon Show p12 North Devon Classic Scramble p14 North Molton Country Fair p16 Engineering Hotworks Engineering p36 Estate Agents Michael Adey Property p27 Financial Services Lendology CIC p60 Philip Milton p59 Partners& p32/33 Flooring Homechoose Carpets p40 Food & Drink Cheese Larder p7 Real Ale Girls p53


Fuel Supplies Winson Fuels p39 Funeral Services Friendship & Son p58 H N Blackmore & Sons p44 Furniture

The Furniture Store p55 Garage Services Custom Valets p19 Motorworks p4 TGB Automotive p36 TGB Car Keys p49 Gardens & Landscaping Andrew Symons front cover Ash Moor Nursery p31 Darren White p30 Four Seasons p30 Sheds4You - back cover Tarka Trax Ltd p30 Timber Lads tree surgery p30 Haulage & Transport Nick Ager Haulage 53 Health & Wellbeing Ear Wax Nurse p35 Electrolysis Solutions p50 Slimming World p35 Step Ahead p34 Home Maintenance & Improvements Care4Bathrooms p7 Dream Doors North Devon p5 Darren Smallbone p54 Exmoor Fascias p41 Finishing Touches p46 Garolla Garage Doors p55 Homechoose Carpets p40 J. Penfold Tarmac & Paving p29 Kitchen Exchange p51 Living Needs Home Solutions p45 Mitchell & Dickinson p2 RGB p21 Sheds4You - back cover Stove Centre p48 Variety Building & Landscapes p58 Insurance Services Partners& p32/33 Internet providers Airband p37 Jobs Northam Care Trust p22 Locksmiths Darren Smallbone p54 Metalwork Industrial Coating Supplies p40 Music First Friday Jazz p14 Opticians Atlantic Home Eyecare p34 South Molton Eyecare p47

Plumbing & Heating Jad Mottram p45 Mark Berry p56 MS Plumbing p40 Printing & Design Services Blue Orange Signs p57

Property (also see Estate Agents) Lendology CIC p60 Michael Adey Property p27 Pubs & Restaurants Bell Inn p10 Castle Inn p23 Exmoor Riverside p17 Grove Inn p9 Poltimore Inn p25 Quince Honey Farm p13 Red Lion p25 Royal Oak p24 Schools & Learning Kings Nympton School p61 North Molton School p60 South Molton Library p14 West Buckland School Foundation p26 West Buckland School p61 Solicitors & Legal Services Davies & Partners p59 Sports & activities Achieve4All p11 North Devon Classic Scramble p14 South Molton Swimming Pool p42 Storage Snell Self Storage p8 Ucanstore p41 Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs Energise Leisure p43 Telephone Engineers CBM p40 Tourism Castle Hill Filleigh p15 Exmoor Riverside camping p17 North Devon Hawk Walks p52 Swantours Coach Holidays p57 Quince Honey Farm P13 Training RE Consultancy & Training p44 TV Services CBM p40 Clearview TV p41 Vehicle Hire Forent South Molton Van Hire p28 Venue Hire Filleigh Village Hall p20 Windows ATA Windows back cover Darren Smallbone p54 Exmoor Fascias p41 Mitchell & Dickinson p2

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Utility Services South West Water 0344 346 2020 Western Power 105 or 0800 678 3105 British Gas 0800 111 999 Environment Agency 0370 850 6506 Devon & Cornwall Police 101 (non emergency) Local Community Services Citizen’s Advice Bureau 03444 111 444 South Molton Town Council 01769 572501 South Molton Library 01769 572128 Swimming Pool 01769 572522 North Devon Council 01271 327711 Devon County Council 0345 155 1015 One South Molton 01769 572501 South Molton Volunteer Bureau 01769 573167 Go North Devon/Shopmobility 01271 328866 Age UK Devon 0333 241 2340

Health Centres & Hospitals South Molton Medical Centre 01769 573101 Wallingbrook Chulmleigh 01769 580295 NHS Direct 111 (non emergency) North Devon District Hospital 01271 322577 South Molton Community Hospital 01769 572164 Churches Parish Church - St Mary Magdalene 01769 572079 Catholic Church of St Joseph 01271 343312 Community of Our Lady & St. Benedict 07851 187335 Baptist Church 01769 574365 Gospel Hall 01769 572908 Methodist Church 01769 571646 One Way Community Church 01769 572786 Quakers 01271 344203

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