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Molton Monthly - December 2021 Welcome to the December edition of Molton Monthly. The festive season is almost upon us, so after a challenging last couple of years, let me start by saying Merry Christmas to you all and here’s to a happy and healthy 2022. Massive thanks to you all for your support this year. It has begun to look a lot like Christmas, thanks in part to the sparkling lights switch on in South Molton by local fundraising star Jade Kingdom (front cover and pages 26 - 28). Things appear to be getting more like ‘normal’, so we have a packed what’s on section (pages 11 - 15), and our shops and hospitality businesses are pulling out all the stops! Never has it been more important to shop local, not just to help our economy bounce back now - but help all our futures by thinking more sustainably. When you’re out and about, please also ‘think Covid’. I’m sad to report that North Devon currently has the third highest rate of infections in England. It’s said this is partly due to a high rate of testing. The good news is that health experts say the vaccine means that fewer people are dying or ending up in hospital (see community news pages 50 - 55). As we push for a more sustainable future, I have donated a tree to be planted in a new woodland being created now on Exmoor (page 8), and plan to do more in 2022 what’s your New Year’s resolution? As always, please shop local and stay safe. Pete Robinson, Editor & publisher Molton Monthly is also published free to read on our website moltonmonthly.co.uk and we have daily news updates on Facebook and Instagram @MoltonMonthly

What’s Inside - December P6-7 P8 P11-15 P15 P18-19

P23 P26-28 P31 P34-37 P38-39 P42-43 P47 P50-55 P60-61 P62 P63

Photo of the month New woodland to help climate What’s On Brass band needs you Local authors shine

Rugby girls on the ball Christmas lights switch-on December gardening tips Health & Wellbeing Farm Life - Iron Age living Remembrance 2021 Calendars help bloom campaign 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 smba.info to find out more about the benefits of joining us.

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Exmoor based photographer Shaun Davey won the Campaign for National Parks 2021 photography competition with this stunning sunset image, chosen for our photo of the month because it documents the impact of climate change locally. “Porlock Marsh is a salt marsh on the Exmoor coast,” said Shaun. “The marsh is only 25 years old; it was previously agricultural land. It was formed when Exmoor National Park Authority and the National Trust took the controversial decision to ‘let nature take its course’ when the shingle ridge protecting the area from the sea was breached in a storm in 1996.” “The marsh is now a haven for wildlife and a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an outstanding location for photographers, walkers and birdwatchers. The photo shows sunset across the flooded marsh at high tide - the breach is visible beyond the more distant tree.” The national judging panel were unanimous in their decision. They praised both the technical brilliance of the photo - composition and lighting - and the powerful story it was sharing, one which perfectly illustrates the role that nature recovery has to play in the climate crisis. You can follow Shaun’s photography on Instagram and at: shaundaveyphotography.com

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Flood for nature by Shaun Davey

Whether it’s nature like this, rural life, sports, special events, wildlife, a local character or something else - please keep emailing us your pictures. We usually only feature one each month in the magazine, but show more on our Instagram and Facebook pages: @MoltonMonthly

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New Exmoor woodland to tackle climate emergency

The first 300 trees have been planted at ‘Bye Wood’ (above) - a major new Exmoor woodland being created in a drive to increase tree cover in the National Park, as part of efforts to tackle the climate emergency. Eventually 13,000 trees will be growing on the site near Winsford. It’s part of the CareMoor Woods & Trees Appeal, and Molton Monthly proudly donated one of the trees through the scheme as part of its role as a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner. Exmoor National Park Authority Woodlands Assistant Jack Hunt, who has played a key role in the design process, explained, “We want Bye Wood to have multiple objectives: habitat creation, carbon storage, increasing landscape connectivity for wildlife, creating a space for local communities, and adding to the local sustainable economy.” Among the new saplings will be a special ‘Jubilee Grove’ of 70 English oaks sourced locally and planted for the Queen’s Green Canopy - a nationwide tree planting campaign leading up to Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee year in 2022. An estimated five million tonnes of carbon are stored in Exmoor’s treescape and hedgerows, helping to capture around 50,000 tonnes of carbon every year.

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What’s On - December 2021

Contact organisers to check events are still running, with Covid-19 guidelines subject to change 1st - Christmas Tree Festival online only via: mary-magdalene-church-s-molton.weebly.com 2nd - 7pm Derrica Hodgson new local history book launch at South Molton Library (see page 18) 3rd - 3.30pm Festive Friday market at South Molton Pannier Market (ends 8pm) 3rd - 8pm First Friday Jazz with Pete Miller & the Magnolia Jazz Band at Swimbridge Jubilee Hall (ad p14) 5th - 10am Winter Wonderland and Fun with Arts, at South Molton Pannier Market (see pages 12, 26 & 53) 5th - 11.30am & 2pm Santa Run at RHS Rosemoor for Children’s Hospice South West (see advert below) 6th - 12pm South Molton Parish Church annual Carol Supper. Two course festive meal delivered to your home, with carols and readings on Zoom. Please book with Margaret 01769 573558 or email margaret. crosseview@hotmail.co.uk by 6pm on December 3rd 7th - 5.30pm Christmas Market at Chittlehampton School 10th - 3.30pm Festive Friday market at South Molton Pannier Market (ends 8pm) 11th - 10.30am Bishops Nympton Christmas Craft Fair (see page 14) 12th - 10am South Molton Festive Flea Market at the Pannier Market 17th - 3.30pm Festive Friday market at South Molton Pannier Market (ends 8pm) 19th - 10.30am Family Carol Service at South Molton Baptist Church 19th - 6pm ‘Living Nativity’ starting in the parish churchyard and acted out at points around South Molton 24th - 9am Christmas Eve Market at South Molton Pannier Market 24th - 11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Michael’s Church, East Buckland, followed by wine and mince pies 25th - 10am Short Celebration of Christmas at South Molton Baptist Church For festive services at South Molton parish church, Chittlehampton, Filleigh, George Nympton, Kings Nympton, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, Warkleigh and Satterleigh see: missioncommunity.weebly.com Tuesdays - 7.45pm Whist Drive at Chittlehampton Village Hall

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Brass band appeals for new players ahead of festive season The award winning South Molton Town Band is returning to performing in public this Christmas, and they’re appealing for new players to join them. Chairman Ray Kingdon says, “Perhaps you have moved to the area and are looking to join a band, or you used to play and have recently thought about taking it up again - look no further!” Players of any age from children upwards are welcome, and they will provide training - even if you’ve never picked up an instrument before. If you’d like to get involved, go along to one of the December dates (right), get in touch via Facebook or email: southmoltonstownband@gmail.com or ring Ray for a chat on 01769 573113.

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Lockdown book flies high at international awards South Molton’s Jo Blake (pictured right) is celebrating after her win at the international Author Elite Awards in America for her debut book ‘Shy Skye Flies High’, which she wrote during the first Covid-19 lockdown. She was picked out of hundreds of authors from all over the world to claim first prize in the children’s and middle grade category. “What this means is more people will see my book, which will help empower children who find social interaction difficult,” Jo told Molton Monthly. “Shy Skye Flies High is written to help them have those important conversations about how they’re feeling. Finding support when they are younger, so that they will grow up resilient and believe that they can be who they dream to be.”

New South Molton history book is launched Author Derrica Hodgson is launching her latest book this month, looking at life in South Molton as it recovered from the terrible losses of the Great War. ‘When the clock was lit by gas - South Molton in the 1920s’ (below), aims to show a true picture of people’s lives through the decade, and put on record local history that might otherwise have been permanently lost. There will be a book launch at South Molton Library on Thursday December 2nd at 7pm, with an opportunity to meet the author over a glass of wine. All proceeds from her new book go to North Devon Hospice.

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Jo with her award, shipped over from the USA Photo: Karolina Andreasova

Parrot publishes prose! Coco is no ordinary bird... residing in George Nympton this feathered friend has branched out from being an online sensation to writing a book (pictured right)! ‘The Random Thoughts of a Christian Parrot’ views the world through the eyes of Coco the parrot, lifting the reader out of their normal perspective of things. The 176 pages are not only full of ‘parrot wisdom’, but also include quotations from the likes of Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa and Captain Sir Tom Moore. His messages mix humour with current events, science and the wonders of creation, and issues such as difference and diversity - underpinned by Biblical text. All proceeds from the book are helping to fund a new ‘Outdoor Church’ initiative for young people at West Anstey on Exmoor.

The hardback, which features a foreword by Bishop of Crediton Jackie Searle, is available from the Age Concern shop in South Molton, the community store in Bishops Nympton or online from Amazon. Or you can send a cheque for £12 made out to ‘The Oakmoor Group of Churches’ to: Coco the Parrot, Parkstone, Broomhouse Lane, George Nympton EX36 4JE.

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Here come the girls!

If you’d like to play, you can contact the rugby club through their website or Facebook page or email Elvet ‘Taff’ Williams: elvet2@btinternet.com

The spotlight is shining on women’s rugby, with England’s Red Roses stunning performances in the autumn international matches being shown live on BBC2, prompting an appeal for local girls to join the successful South Molton Rugby Club Panthers teams (pictured above). As we reported last month, former South Molton player Emma Sing was selected as part of the national squad for the prestigious matches. “The coaching staff are tremendous, caring and kind, but also intelligent in coaching and training,” said team member Ashleigh Rollins from Bishops Nympton. “They listen when needed, and help the girls to become the best they can be.” “Many of the girls say they find great joy in playing rugby here, giving them opportunity to meet new people. Rugby training boosts mental and physical health, so if you’re looking for some general fitness, or if you’re looking to boost your skills, South Molton Rugby Club is the place for you!” The club has three age groups in the junior girls section U13s, U15s and U18s. Players of all abilities are accepted, whether you’ve never picked up a ball or if you already play. Please mention Molton Monthly when contacting advertisers

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Inspirational Jade brings Christmas spirit A huge cheer went up from the crowd of hundreds packed into The Square, as fundraiser Jade Kingdom pushed the button to switch on South Molton’s Christmas lights. She was joined on stage by Mayor Mervyn Way, presenters from radio station SoundWave - and Father Christmas! The evening kicked off the festive season in fine style, and was raising much needed funds for North Devon Hospice. Jade has Downs Syndrome, but set herself the challenge of completing the London triathlon in August, raising almost £20,000 for the charity so far. Jade told Molton Monthly, “Wow, what a lovely evening switching on the South Molton Christmas lights!”

The town centre sparkling Photo: Pete Robinson “I was treated amazingly, I had my nails

done, had cream tea with the mayor and received some lovely gifts. Best of all was the incredible welcome from the people of South Molton who cheered and made me feel very special.”

Drummers entertain the crowd Photo: Karolina Andreasova

“We’re so honoured that Jade has chosen to support North Devon Hospice with her fundraising, it’s been an absolute honour to follow her journey and she has funded so much vital care through her work it’s absolutely amazing,” said Jadeen Lowe, community and events fundraiser for the hospice. (continued on page 28)

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Jade pushes the button to switch on the lights

Photos: Karolina Andreasova

Jade Kingdom on stage with Mayor Mervyn Way and Father Christmas - continued on page 28

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Winter Wonderland by Day The next big event in the run up to Christmas is Winter Wonderland by Day, on Sunday December 5th in South Molton Pannier Market and the Assembly Rooms between 10am and 3pm. Organised by South Molton Business Association, it will feature a variety of stalls, arts and entertainment, plus food and drink sellers - and there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy a family day out and catch up on Christmas shopping (see advert on page 12, and more info page 53). Molton Monthly is proud to be a sponsor of SMBA. Any profits raised through this event will be used to support the town and local businesses. For updates follow South Molton Business Association on Facebook or see: smba.info/

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Jobs to do in December 1. Protect terracotta pots from cracking in freezing weather by taking them indoors or wrapping with bubble polythene. 2. Plant fragrant winter shrubs in pots on the doorsteps, including Chimonanthus, Sarcococca and Daphne odora. 3. Bring Hyacinths growing in the greenhouse into your home to flower, placing in a cool, bright spot. 4. Make sure Brussels sprouts don’t topple over in strong winds – tie to a cane for support and earth up the stems. 5. Hang bird feeders near roses to attract hungry birds that will also pick off any overwintering pests. It’s all change at the nursery this month, potting up stops and we concentrate on the seasonal activities of selling Christmas trees and making holly wreaths. The wreaths are available in a huge range of styles, all of which can be seen on our Facebook page if you would like to place an order. Alternatively they can be bought off the shelf in the first three weeks of December. We would like to thank all of our customers for their support again this year and wish you all a very Happy Christmas. Until next month, Jenny Howells

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Highlighting homelessness

Photo: Guy Harrop

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Farm Life - a December history lesson by Roger Hill

We recently visited an Iron Age village, but 2500 years ago there probably wouldn’t have been late night December parties. The folks back then got up at daybreak and went to sleep at dusk. I was amazed at their ingenuity in using the natural landscape not only to build their houses, but to live sustainable lives. Of particular interest to me was the diversity of crops they grew wheat, oats, barley, rye, spelt and emmer. Livestock included cows, sheep, Iron Age pigs and small horses fenced in by a palisade made of oak or ash stakes, interwoven with hazel wattle. Dogs, cats and bees were also kept. House structures consisted of oak rafters and wall posts tied together with hemp (pictured right). Reed was used for thatching the roof which came nearly down to the ground. Inside was a wall made out of daub (clay, dung, straw and hair) as was the floor. A central fire burned all day providing heat, cooking and light. Nothing was wasted because everything was precious to everyday life. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a healthy New Year. Oh that reminds me, I must choose my wife’s present. Another wheelbarrow? Saw? Ladder? Ummm! ‘Til next time, Roger #TuppertheTractor (website: quoit-at-cross.co.uk)

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Sustainable living in Iron Age times

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Remembering the fallen Dozens attended a special service in South Molton Pannier Market on Remembrance Sunday, November 14th (pictures this page).

Led by the Reverend Michael Grandey, it was held in the market building this year rather than at St Mary Magdalene church, so that more people could attend while there is scaffolding up in the church. Last year public ceremonies couldn’t happen due to Covid restrictions.

Photos on this page by Karolina Andreasova

Acts of remembrance took place across North Devon and Exmoor, with many local schools taking part. Pupils from Chulmleigh College laid a wreath at the town’s war memorial, Kings Nympton Primary School and Woodlands Pre-School took their youngest children to St James Church in the village, and students at West Buckland School took part in a ceremony that included Army Cadets.

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Rear - Rev Michael Grandey, Peter Setchell, Kayleigh Allin Centre - David Lewis, Mervyn Way, Way, Charlotte Beesly, Peter Blacker, Simon Walker, Stephen Rogers Front - students Bethany, JR, Rosie, Éowyn, Aimee-Lea

A new permanent memorial to those local people who served in conflicts around the world was unveiled at South Molton Community College on Armistice Day, November 11th (above). Peter Setchell from Vyse Quarry donated the stone, Mayor Mervyn Way from M. Way and Son organised the transport alongside Andrew from Kas Cranes, Alan Dart and his team ensured that the stone was safely installed in the memorial garden, and Peter Blacker from the school’s facilities team mounted the specially commissioned brass plaque on the stone.

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Calendars support bloom entry Fundraising is underway for South Molton’s 2022 South West in Bloom entry. Organisers have high hopes after being awarded gold in this year’s prestigious floral competition. “Thank you all for the support and love you have shown South Molton in Bloom this year,” said project coordinator Sue Harrison. “Plans are underway for new ventures next year so that the town looks even more stunning, so we are now busy fundraising!” South Molton in Bloom Calendars (right) are for sale at £7 each which includes fabulous photos, all the business sponsors and 12 superb recipes. To order one please email Sue: sue@southmoltoninbloom.co.uk You can also visit their fundraising stall in the Pannier Market on December 16th.

The volunteers are also running an ‘animal memorial’ - anyone who has a treasured pet they would like to remember fondly can have an A3 photo poster created and displayed in the Pannier Market for a donation of £5.

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Community News pages 50-55 Covid 19 - health officials urge everyone to do their bit With new cases of Coronavirus in Devon continuing around their highest levels, and local hospitals under extreme pressure, NHS bosses are urging people to take extra care. Studies show that infections have grown fastest among those of school age, and rates among people aged over 65 years old have doubled recently. Steve Brown, Devon’s Director of Public Health, said the latest data needs to be a wake-up call. “These latest figures show that we can’t be complacent. Coronavirus is very much still in our communities, and while the vaccine is great we must not rely solely on it to keep us safe,” he said.

Molton Monthly’s Pete Robinson gets his booster jab in Barnstaple

By the end of the third week in November there were 708 positive cases recorded in North Devon (from 454 last month) and 510 in Mid Devon (528 last month). “We need everyone who is eligible for a third dose or a booster jab to come forward without delay,” added Mr Brown. “And we need everyone to take steps to mitigate the risk to themselves and others.” Wearing face coverings in crowded places and on public transport, social distancing and good ventilation in buildings are seen as key things everyone can do to help keep rates down over the critical winter season. Molton Monthly publisher Pete Robinson had his booster jab in Barnstaple in November, and said the service was really quick and efficient and side effects lasted about a day.

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Fireworks prove popular

Hundreds of people attended community fireworks displays in early November. South Molton (pictured right) was provided free by the town council on the 12th and was raising funds for North Devon Hospice. It’s estimated more than 800 people packed in to watch the fireworks in North Molton, while Kings Nympton and George Nympton had displays and entertainment on tap for locals.

Band donation

South Molton’s Town Band say they are “enormously grateful” for a donation of £1,000 from the town’s Freemasons. The money will be used to help to maintain and upgrade their instruments. Band chairman Ray Kingdon said, “It is only through donations like this that we have been able to keep brass band music alive in our local community.”

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Festive open studio

International cake award

Stained glass artist Ken Bracher (advert below) is opening up his studios in Chulmleigh until December 11th, so that you can take a look at his special festive creations and chat about personal commissions. It will be by appointment only to keep things Covid secure - so please phone or email him to book a slot - opening all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plus Saturday mornings at 9 Four Ways Drive.

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South Molton artists Karolina Andreasova and Jo Blake joined forces with Scunthorpe’s Louise Haythornthwaite, to win the 2021 Global Cake International Award for their cake sugar sculpture ‘NeverEnding Story’ (below). The competition took place in November at the NEC Birmingham. They chose NeverEnding Story as the theme for their sugar sculpture, due to their love of books and bringing imagination to life.

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Festive fun with arts

Arts Destination South Molton are putting on a new event, ‘Fun with Arts’. It takes place in the Assembly Rooms on December 5th from 10am - 3pm, as part of South Molton Business Association’s ‘Winter Wonderland by Day’ in the Pannier Market (advert p12). ‘Fun with Arts’ will feature local artists and makers displaying their work, plus giving the opportunity to chat and learn about their skills and techniques - and of course join in with a variety of Christmassy arts activities, suitable for families and all age groups. You’ll also be able to see the new community film about South Molton and the ‘Then & Now’ photo display. To find out more information about ‘Fun with Arts’, please visit: artsdestination.co.uk

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3,000 caught speeding in roadworks Police say more than 3,000 motorists have been caught speeding on the A361 in just three weeks. The drivers were spotted in the roadworks on the North Devon Link Road between South Molton and Barnstaple in October and November. There has been a temporary 40mph limit in place for the major road improvements scheme since February. Officers warned they would be stepping up speed detection patrols over the next few months. Supt Adrian Leisk, the roads policing lead for the Devon & Cornwall force, said, “I can understand why some people may find the temporary 40mph speed limit on the North Devon Link Road frustrating, but it has been put in place for a reason.” “I am disappointed that more than 3,000 speeding offences have been detected on that route, it is simply unacceptable.” The contractors announced in November that some short sections would return to 60mph for a time, but the majority of the roadworks would remain 40mph to keep their team safe. The £68m scheme, which is due to be completed by the end of 2023, includes safety improvements to several key junctions between South Molton and Barnstaple. For up to date information go to: community.alungriffiths.co.uk/projects-in-your-area/north-devon-link-road/

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Pride of Britain award for Max

West Buckland School student Max Woosey, known as ‘The Boy in the Tent,’ has been awarded the Spirit of Adventure Award at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Max has so far spent 19 months sleeping under canvas raising more than £550,000 for North Devon Hospice. Max says he is amazed and grateful that people nominated him, but that the hospice is the real hero.

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Index of advertisers Accounts & Bookkeeping Philip Milton p59 Acoustic Surveys Parker Acoustics p23 Agricultural Services Bobcat Hire p39 Jack Croft Contractors p38 Andrew Symons p39 Tarka Trax p30 Appliance Repairs Don Bailey p58 Bronze and metalwork Industrial Coating Supplies p40 Business Services South Molton Business Association p3 Building Services Bobcat Hire p39 Dan Jury p58 Darren White p30 Hotworks Engineering p56 RGB front cover & p47 Sheds4You - back cover Variety Building p48 Care Homes/Social Care Abbeyfield South Molton p22 Filo Project p37 Christmas trees & supplies Burrow Cross trees p28 John Cockram trees p26 Cleaning Services North Devon Cleaning p58 Computing/Internet/Websites Airband Broadband p5 CBM p40 PC Geek p57 Decorating Plastering Tiling Highland Artexing p41 DIY & Building Supplies MP Supplies p53 RGB front cover & p47 Electricians Chris Thorne p49 Engineering Hotworks Engineering p56 Estate Agents Michael Adey p25 Financial Services Lendology CIC p24 Philip Milton p59 Town & Country p32/33 Flooring Homechoose Carpets p40 Food & Drink The Real Ale Girls p18

Fuel Supplies Kiln Dried Logs p42 Winson Fuels p55 Funeral Services H N Blackmore p54 Garage Services Custom Valets p50 TGB Automotive p55 TGB Car Keys p49 Gardens & Landscaping Andrew Symons p39 Ash Moor Nursery p31 BWA Gardening p7 Dan Jury p58 Darren White p30 Four Seasons p30 Sheds4You - back cover Tarka Trax Ltd p30 Timber Lads tree surgery p30 Variety Landscapes p48 Gifts Nikki’s Attic p29 Health & Wellbeing Ear Wax Nurse p34 Electrolysis Solutions p35 Rose & Crown Clinic p35 Slimming World p36 Step Ahead p34 Home Maintenance & Improvements Darren Smallbone p58 Exmoor Fascias p41 Finishing Touches p29 Homechoose Carpets p40 Kitchen Exchange p51 Lendology CIC p26 Living Needs Home Solutions p45 Mid Devon Garage Doors p7 Mitchell & Dickinson p2 MP Supplies p53 RGB front cover & p47 Sheds4You - back cover Stove Centre p48 Insurance Services NFU Mutual p59 Town & Country p32/33 Jobs Mole Valley Farmers p4 South Molton United C of E School p27 Locksmiths Darren Smallbone p57 Medical South Molton Medical Centre p35 Music & Entertainment First Friday Jazz p14 (See what’s on section for more events) Opticians Atlantic Home Eyecare p36

Pest Control Pests Off p44 Plumbing & Heating Jad Mottram p45 Mark Berry p57 MS Plumbing p40

Printing & Design Services Blue Orange Signs p56 Property (also see Estate Agents) Lendology CIC p24 Marsdens Devon Cottages p24 Pubs & Restaurants Bell Inn p10 Castle Inn p17 Exmoor Riverside p16 Grove Inn p9 Poltimore Inn p21 Quince Honey Farm p13 Red Lion p21 Royal Oak p20 Schools & Education Chittlehampton School p61 Kings Nympton School p61 North Molton School p60 South Molton Library p14 West Buckland School p60 Solicitors & Legal Services Davies & Partners p59 Sports & activities South Molton Swimming Pool p52 Stained Glass Ken Bracher Stained Glass p52 Storage Snell Self Storage p8 Ucanstore p41 Telephone Engineers CBM p40 Tourism Exmoor Riverside camping p16 Marsdens Devon Cottages p24 North Devon Hawk Walks p46 Swantours coach holidays p46 Quince Honey Farm P13 Training RE Consultancy & Training p44 TV Services CBM p40 Clearview TV p41 Vehicle Hire Forent Van Hire p42 Windows Darren Smallbone p58 Exmoor Fascias p41 Mitchell & Dickinson p2

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Local contact numbers

Utility Services - emergencies South West Water 0344 346 2020 Western Power 105 or 0800 678 3105 British Gas 0800 111 999 Local Community Services Devon & Cornwall Police 101 (non emergency) 999 (emergency) Citizen’s Advice Bureau 03444 111 444 South Molton Town Council/Tourist Info 01769 572501 South Molton Library 01769 572128 Swimming Pool 01769 572522 Children’s Centre 03300 415 493 Learn Devon 0345 155 1014 Go North Devon including: North Devon Ring & Ride/Shopmobility 01271 328866 Age UK Devon 0333 241 2340 South Molton Volunteer Bureau 01769 573167 The Rotary Club of South Molton 01769 574109

Health Centres & Hospitals South Molton Medical Centre 01769 573101 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 Our Lady & St. Benedict Church 07851 187335 Baptist Church 01769 574365 Gospel Hall 01769 572908 Methodist Church 01769 571646 One Way Community Church 01769 572786 Quakers 01271 344203 To minimise the environmental impact of this magazine, Molton Monthly is printed in the West Country using vegetable based inks on uncoated sustainable paper. All content © Molton Monthly

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