Molton Monthly January 2022

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Molton Monthly - January 2022 Welcome to the January edition of Molton Monthly. After yet another challenging year, I hope 2022 brings you health and happiness. My heartfelt thanks to you all for your continued support of the magazine. Our stunning cover picture is an award winning image by Robin Howe, chosen for our photo of the month (see it in full on page 6). It pays tribute to our wonderful NHS staff, who are once again under strain with the latest Covid variant Omicron which has been spreading rapidly, including here in Devon. This time last year we were reporting on 90 year old Hector Delbridge, from North Molton, becoming one of the first people in North Devon to receive the Coronavirus vaccine at What’s Inside - January the end of December 2020. Since then more P6-7 Photo of the month than 2.2 million Covid jabs have been given P8 Planting the right trees out in the county. Now we’re all urged to get P11-14 What’s On booster jabs to combat the latest strain (p29), P19 Hospice boost from local events and a further lockdown is looming. P20 Consultation on new homes Last month I asked what’s your New Year’s resolution, for me it’s about focusing on sustainability and improving our environment. We have a new regular feature starting this month from Amy Rhodes and her family in Chulmleigh, who are producing all their own food for a year from their land (p42/43). Housing is always a hot topic, and there’s a public consultation on plans for another 135 new homes in South Molton (see p20). 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

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School’s pledge for nature Covid booster pop-up clinic January gardening tips Health & Wellbeing Farm Life - January shivers The real ‘good life - part 1 That’s entertainment! 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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Reach for the stars by Robin Howe

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Our first photo of the month for 2022 was chosen as the winner of the Exmoor Society’s Alfred Vowles photography competition at the end of last year. The judges said, “It’s a truly stunning photo which celebrates both the beauty of Exmoor’s dark skies and the vital role of our wonderful NHS.” Photographer Robin Howe told Molton Monthly, “I had only tried astrophotography once before. Nurse Amy was created by a local firm, Exmoor Welding to show support for our local NHS during the start of the pandemic and the first lockdown.” “I was actually on my way to Dunkery Beacon that night to try and get some photos of the Milky Way over the beacon, but decided to stop at Blagdon Cross as I thought the silhouette of Nurse Amy next to the finger post would provide a nice foreground for the shot.” You can see more of Robin’s photography on Instagram: @bobby.joeno1 Whether it’s a night photo like this, landscape, wildlife, rural life, sports, special events, 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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Right place, right tree A step-by-step ‘reforesting’ toolkit has been launched to help everyone wishing to plant trees in Devon, as part of efforts to tackle the climate emergency. The ‘Right Place, Right Tree’ guide has been created by the Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP), which includes Devon’s councils, The Woodland Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, all of Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Dartmoor National Park. Chair of the DLNP, Professor Michael Winter OBE said, “It is critical that we act now to expand our tree cover here in Devon. Planting trees is such a positive thing we can do in response to the biodiversity crisis and Devon youngsters climate emergency. Our new guide will help planting for the future people develop and implement their ideas for tree planting and woodland creation in an environmentally sensitive and creative way.” Devon Wildlife Trust has just launched its ‘Saving Devon’s Treescapes’ project, aiming to plant a quarter of a million native species trees over the next four years, in part to combat recent losses to the devastating ash dieback disease. The charity received £758,600 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for community planting projects. “We need to make sure that the right tree is established in the right place, using the right method, for the right reasons, and with the right aftercare,” said a spokesman for the nature partnership, warning that placing new trees in the wrong locations could unintentionally do more harm than good. The guide is available free online: devonlnp.org.uk/take-action/right-placeright-tree/

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What’s On - January 2022

Contact organisers to check events are still running, with Covid-19 guidelines subject to change 1st - New Year’s Day 1st - 10.30am New Year’s Day Steam Up! Special steam day at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme EX15 3EE 3rd - Bank Holiday Monday (for New Year’s Day) 7th - 7.30pm Drama@ presents ‘Capulets’ at West Buckland Village Hall, with Bicycle Repair Man (p12/47) 7th - 8pm First Friday Jazz - Craig Milverton Trio at Swimbridge Jubilee Hall (advert p14/p46) 8th - 7.30pm Drama@ presents ‘Capulets’ at Goodleigh Village Hall, with Bicycle Repair Man (page 12/47) 11th - 10am (10.30 start) u3a at Filleigh Village Hall, with speaker Sharon Snell about the Braddick family 14th - 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) Chulmleigh Rural Cinema presents ‘The Courier’ (PG13) - tickets £5 (£4.50 members) - refreshments available, contactless payment and face coverings encouraged (advert p14) 14th - 7.30pm Drama@ presents ‘Capulets’ South Molton Assembly Rooms, with Bicycle Repair Man (p12) 15th - 7.30pm Drama@ presents ‘Capulets’ South Molton Assembly Rooms, with Bicycle Repair Man (p12) 16th - 10am Salvage Fair at South Molton Pannier Market 20th - 5.30pm Networking evening with South Molton Business Association at 121 East Street, South Molton. Featuring a short talk on support available for new and developing businesses in North Devon free entry and all welcome. 30th - South Molton Vintage Rally Club luncheon at Portmore Golf Club Barnstaple (see page 14) Tuesdays - 7.45pm Whist Drive at Chittlehampton Village Hall Thursdays & Saturdays - 8.30am market day at South Molton Pannier Market Text only what’s on listings are free, deadline 12th each month. Display adverts may carry a charge.

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Hospice boost from community events

Two big town events in South Molton last year raised £1,680 for North Devon Hospice.

Jade Kingdom switches on South Molton’s Christmas lights - photo Pete Robinson

The town council organised the fireworks display and the Christmas lights switch-on (above), both held in November. Jadeen Lowe, from North Devon Hospice’s fundraising team thanked everyone who supported the evenings, “South Molton is a very special community and they came out in force for two fantastic nights.” “It was lovely to see so many people enjoy the fireworks and cheer when the Christmas lights were switched on. Even more special was the fact how generous local people were at both events. Every pound will make a real difference to the local families we care for.” Jade Kingdom, who performed the lights switch-on with Mayor Mervyn Way, has herself raised almost £20,000 for the charity. Please mention Molton Monthly when contacting advertisers

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Winter o W nderland’s successful return

Hundreds of people flocked to South Molton Pannier Market for the return of the Winter Wonderland event on December 5th, after Covid rules cancelled the previous year’s event. Thanks to the success of the day, organisers South Molton Business Association made donations to the town band (above), Scout group and Community Rock choir (opposite page). Renowned painter Colin Allbrook in action

The day also had a vibrant new event, ‘Fun With Arts’ (above) in the Assembly Rooms, organised by Arts Destination South Molton. “South Molton Business Association would like to thank everyone who worked together to make this year’s Winter Wonderland by Day a success,” said organisation secretary Suzanne Brown. They hope to return to the event’s normal Friday night format and are provisionally booked for December 2nd 2022.

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The Community Rock Choir performs in the Pannier Market, and inset, visitors watching a local documentary film

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School makes nature pledge Pupils and staff at South Molton Community Primary School are creating a mini nature reserve to promote wildlife and biodiversity. They received a grant from Pledge for Nature’s ‘Nature Recovery Community Challenge Fund’ to carry out the project. “They are recording, monitoring and managing a pond area - a habitat which is excellent at encouraging wildlife,” said Emily Willoughby from North Devon Biosphere.

wildlife including newts, water boatmen and pond snails. Pupil Poppy said, “We have been doing a lot of good things for nature like sweeping leaves to create a habitat for hedgehogs and cutting branches that are dangerous.” Fellow pupil Lucas added, “In Ranger Club we have been using tools such as rakes, loppers and litter pickers, to make the school grounds better than we found them.”

“They are planting native hedges, trees and plants and the grant will also fund equipment for maintaining the area.” A special Ranger Club has been set up, and they have already found a wide variety of

“The school is very excited to be involved with North Devon Biosphere’s Pledge for Nature, an initiative to create spaces for nature within North Devon,” headteacher Tom Parkin said. No matter how big or small, every green space can be valuable for nature - if you would like to get involved sign up online: biosphere.org.uk/pledge-for-nature/about

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Some of the team creating the micro nature reserve in the school grounds

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Pop up vaccination clinic for South Molton With the government announcing a ramping up of the booster programme in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, a pop-up vaccination clinic will be held at South Molton Pannier Market. It is due to take place on Tuesday, January 25th between 11am and 5pm, delivering 1st, 2nd and 3rd jabs along with boosters. The vaccine offered is currently Pfizer. “The past few weeks have been very busy for the service as we are now supporting vaccination walk-ins throughout North Devon,” said local vaccine and testing coordinator John Thornton. “It has proved successful, helping people who find it difficult to get to Barnstaple Leisure Centre.” With the increased workload delivering the booster rollout, it means there won’t be testing available in South Molton on January 11th and 18th. Free Covid tests are usually available from the mobile unit on The Square in South Molton on Tuesdays (9am to 12.30pm) and Fridays (1.30pm to 5pm).

Some of the local vaccination team

By the third week of December positive cases remained very high but were falling; 559 in North Devon (from 708 last month) and 420 in Mid Devon (510 last month).

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Jobs to do in January 1. This is prime rose planting time – from now until the end of winter. We have a huge selection available at the nursery. Use this month’s voucher to save money. 2. Prune your Wisteria, cut back summer side shoots to 2 or 3 buds. 3. Put your new year enthusiasm to good use by cleaning pots, tools, water butts and greenhouses in preparation for spring. 4. Rhubarb can be planted up to the middle of February. You can also start forcing established plants this month. 5. Carry on feeding the birds. January and February are the toughest months for wildlife in the garden. Water is also incredibly welcome when it is freezing. Another year begins, a time for making resolutions. This year I think we all need to make a pledge for nature as insect numbers are in sharp decline. At the nursery we have created a large wildflower meadow which will only be mown in late summer, there will be lots of flowers for insects and butterflies to feed from. Even if you have a small garden choosing bee friendly plants for your pots and borders can really help. Until next month, Jenny Howells

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Size really does matter by Mark Partridge

When I left school and started work I was a sporty 12 stone with a 30 inch waist, but as the years rolled by I found at myself 23.5 stone and a 48 inch waist. I was so short of breath I no longer enjoyed the sport I loved. New Years resolutions to cut out drink and junk food only worked briefly, I was miserable and I soon went back to my old bad habits. Years later and still overweight, and now needing to lose weight for major abdominal surgery, I found Slimming World. A friend told me about her niece losing 7 stone but still enjoying food and life, and I decided to give it a try.

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Mark before (above) and after (right)

I’m now 8.5 stone lighter and recovering from the surgery I needed. I’m also enjoying a career change after becoming a Slimming World consultant and I am now helping others achieve their weight loss dreams. See the advert below for contact details or drop in for a chat. Advertorial provided by Mark Partridge of Slimming World

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Highlighting homelessness

Photo: Guy Harrop

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Farm Life - January shivers by Roger Hill

January can resemble a Christmas card setting, such as our resident Robin feeding from our bird table. It can also bring some of the most testing weather for farming of any month. On average we get much milder winters than years ago with snowfall just a blip. Then of course we fall victim to chilling blasts like the ‘Beast from the East’, which caught us all unawares and underprepared. I’m old enough to remember (as a child of course) the winter of 1963. Snow started falling on Boxing Day and continued for six weeks. There were few diggers to clear the roads. Instead we walked to the village school over ten feet high snowdrifts. Our headmistress fed us corn beef sandwiches as there were no cooking facilities. A progression of harsh winters in the seventies and eighties saw us digging sheep out of deep snow, coping with power cuts and battling to take our fresh milk to our customers. Today a small snowfall can be picturesque, fun for the family and as long as it does not last too long, actually quite enjoyable. However ice, freezing temperatures and strong winds can be lethal. The only predictable thing about winter weather is... it is unpredictable. ‘Til next time, Roger #TuppertheTractor (website: quoit-at-cross.co.uk)

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One of our resident robins

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The real ‘good life’ - an experiment in sustainable living Readers of a certain age might recall the popular 1970s BBC sitcom featuring Tom and Barbara Good (Richard Briars and Felicity Kendal), choosing a self-sufficient lifestyle in ‘The Good Life’. Now, with climate change and Brexit shortages influencing our lives, Amy Rhodes is taking three generations of her family on a real life journey of sustainable living in Chulmleigh. “With my parents and grandmother living next door to my 6 acre smallholding, we set out in September to produce almost all our food for a year on our land - only buying flour, sugar and salt,” said Amy. “It is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. I wanted to be a farmer from when I was little, as my grandparents farmed in this area and now my uncle.” When Amy was about 15 she was given a book called ‘The complete guide to self-sufficiency’, and wanted to see if it would be possible. She has worked in farming for 13 years and built up her own smallholding. “There are many reasons why we decided to do this, including eating more seasonally, relying less on supermarkets and reducing waste,” added Amy “Plus being more creative with cooking and growing, spending more time outside, seeing how a natural diet affects our health, and just to see if it is possible on a wet Devon smallholding!”

Amy has 6 acres of land including a large vegetable garden (above), an orchard, hens, cattle and sheep. Making something like a cake now involves milking the cow, then making butter and getting eggs from the hens before she can even start making the mixture. “We certainly snack a lot less now!” said Amy. The all important Christmas dinner featured all the usual trimmings, including home grown Brussels sprouts and their own reared pork as the centrepiece. Amy admits there were lots of cravings in the beginning (peanut butter, hot chocolate) but

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Amy Rhodes on her smallholding at Chulmleigh and inset, calves Claudia and Pasha

says they’re now starting to reap the benefits. “We’re eating really fresh, healthy and tasty food, and are feeling much better for it. Luckily so far we’ve had plenty to eat,” said Amy. “Of course it has been difficult, especially planning and the decisions that have to be made, but we’re also getting the health benefits of working the land and tending to our animals.” The next instalment of Amy’s sustainable living story will be in the February Molton Monthly.

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That’s entertainment! All that jazz by Nigel Penfold

The Craig Milverton Trio (above right) will perform a tribute to the piano playing great, Oscar Peterson, at the First Friday Jazz Club in Swimbridge on January 7th. Craig has performed at many top venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Dean St Pizza Express and the Concorde Club. He is a former winner of the jazz piano category of the British Jazz Awards. This is a must for all piano fans, and those who love jazz that swings. With Craig will be Ashley John Long on double bass and Coach York on drums (you can hear a clip on our website). Swimbridge Jubilee Hall has a professional lighting system, licensed bar, disabled parking and easy access. Do come along and hear some of the best live jazz around in one of the South West’s newest music venues. First Friday Jazz Club meets at Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, Barnstaple Hill EX32 0PQ on the first Friday of every month. Doors open 8pm, music start 8.30 prompt, tickets are £10 (see advert page 14). To protect customers and musicians everyone attending will be asked for proof of a negative Covid test within the past 48 hours. A lateral flow test is sufficient. Info: firstfridayjazz.uk

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Capulets - Romeo and Juliet, but not as you know it

Organisers say tables will be set out for the audience to be spaced for social distancing.

Local acting group Drama@ will be joined by acoustic duo Bicycle Repair Man performing ‘Capulets’ at three venues in January; West Buckland, Goodleigh and two nights in South Molton.

All venues have a bar, and performances will be held on January 7th at West Buckland Village Hall, Goodleigh Village Hall on the 8th and South Molton Assembly Rooms on January 14th and 15th (see advert page 12).

The play is set in an Italian restaurant in the 1950s called ‘Capulets’, with ‘Montagues’ restaurant staged as a close rival. Writer Gail Ratcliffe has taken Shakespeare’s story and turned it on its head, with an older Romeo and Juliet looking for love against the wishes of their friends and relations. The cast will be performing it as a ‘traverse’, quite a challenge as they will be surrounded on both sides by those watching.

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Behind the scenes at rehearsals

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Community News pages 50-55 A361 roadworks - one year, and one tortoise! The £63 million scheme to make safety improvements along the North Devon Link Road between Barnstaple and South Molton has now been running for 12 months. During that time most of the work has been focused on clearing land alongside the A361 so that construction work can start in earnest later this year, and putting in place measures to give the workforce safe access. The removal of trees and vegetation can only take place outside of the bird nesting season, so that has resumed this winter. In recent weeks the speed limit has been

Junction between South Molton & North Molton

modified so that two short sections have become 60mph again, but the majority of the roadworks will remain at 40mph to help protect the workers. The diversion at the North Molton junction (above) will also stay in place. As we reported last month, more than 3,000 motorists were caught speeding in the roadworks in just three weeks and police say they will be stepping up speed detection patrols. There have also been several bad crashes despite the reduction in speed limit.

Among the more unusual incidents, project foreman Matt Budd spotted a tortoise (above) in the middle of the A361 and pulled over to rescue it. Then came the difficult task of finding its owner as it was miles from any houses. Matt took the tortoise home to look after it, and thanks to the power of Facebook it was eventually reunited with its owner! Contractors Griffiths are also trialling the use of the new zero emission HVO Fuel (Green Diesel) in vehicles on the link road, as part of attempts to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Safety barriers and 40mph speed limit protecting workers

The project, which includes safety improvements to several key junctions, remains on schedule to be completed by the end of 2023. For up to date information: community.alungriffiths.co.uk/projects-inyour-area/north-devon-link-road/

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Storms bring down trees and block main roads Back to back storms at the end of November and beginning of December brought dozens of trees down across North Devon and Exmoor. Storm Arwen appears to have done the most damage, blocking the A361 at Bridge Cross (below) just after Bish Mill roundabout for several hours on November 27th. The A39 at Watersmeet (right) had to be closed for several days due the large amount of debris and unsafe trees. Storm Barra on December 7th recorded winds in excess of 70mph.

A361 courtesy South Molton Police

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South Molton book launch Dozens of people went along to South Molton Library on December 2nd to meet author Derrica Hodgson, as she signed copies of her new local history book. ‘When The Clock Was Lit By Gas - South Molton in the 1920s’ looks at the time when the community was recovering from the disastrous effects of WW1, and enduring the Spanish Flu pandemic - without medication. Locals found themselves in a menacing world situation, with shortages of everything, particularly food, and large-scale industrial strife culminating in the 1926 General Strike. The book is on sale now at Amory House, Exmoor Hardware and Simmons Fruit Sales. Author Derrica is donating all profits to North Devon Hospice.

Author Derrica meets reader Henry Photo by Jane Petch

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Art boost for Exmoor trees Lanacre Barn Gallery on Exmoor has raised £2600 towards the CareMoor Woods & Trees Appeal, helping to create the new 12-hectare Bye Wood just a few miles from the gallery. Owner and artist Jo Minoprio (pictured right) raised the money by hosting an art exhibition of more than 60 artworks by the internationally acclaimed Arborealists, whose works were inspired by the landscapes of both Exmoor and Dartmoor. Jo said, “It was a fortuitous moment, a collaboration of trees and art and timing, enabling Lanacre Barn Gallery to raise money and awareness for this vital cause. It seems fitting that the money raised will go towards conserving the very landscapes that inspired such stunning artworks.”

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Molton Monthly has also donated a tree to the appeal as part of its role as a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner. The aim is to create 2,500 hectares of new wooded habitats on Exmoor every year. Details about Exmoor National Park’s CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal can be found online at: exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/caremoor

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Tributes to young rugby player The funeral of popular South Molton rugby player Ben Warren took place at North Devon Crematorium on December 22nd. His funeral cortege was scheduled to parade past the rugby club and through the town, so that people could pay their respects.

Donations in memory of Ben Warren can be made through H. N. Blackmore & Sons Ltd Photo courtesy Amy Brailey

His family say despite the best efforts of medical staff, he died on November 28th after two weeks in hospital in Exeter suffering with an “extreme throat infection”. His sister, Amy Brailey, paid tribute to him, “Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Ben knows that he was a larger than life character, and will be sorely and greatly missed. As you can all agree he is unforgettable, and has left a large hole in all of our hearts.”

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Index of advertisers Accounts & Bookkeeping Philip Milton p59 Agricultural Services Bobcat Hire p39 Jack Croft Contractors p38 Andrew Symons p39 Tarka Trax p30 Appliance Repairs Don Bailey p50 Bronze and metalwork Industrial Coating Supplies p40 Business Services South Molton Business Association p3 Building Services Bobcat Hire p39 Dan Jury p42 Darren White p30 Hotworks Engineering p52 RGB p27 Sheds4You - back cover Variety Building p48 Care Homes/Social Care Abbeyfield South Molton p56 Filo Project p37 North Molton Dementia Support p53 Computing/Internet/Websites Airband Broadband p21 CBM p40 PC Geek p58 Decorating Plastering Tiling Highland Artexing p41 DIY & Building Supplies MP Supplies p51 RGB p27 Electricians Chris Thorne p49 Engineering Hotworks Engineering p52 Estate Agents Michael Adey p25 Financial Services Lendology CIC p24 Philip Milton p59 Town & Country front cover and p32/33 Flooring Homechoose Carpets p40 Food & Drink The Real Ale Girls p51 Wiltshire Farm Foods p5 Fuel Supplies Kiln Dried Logs p29 Winson Fuels p26 Funeral Services H N Blackmore p55

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Garage Services Custom Valets p7 Motorworks p4 TGB Automotive p47

Pets Cats Protection p43 Plumbing & Heating Jad Mottram p45

MP Supplies p51 RGB p27 Sheds4You - back cover Stove Centre p48 Insurance Services NFU Mutual p59 Town & Country front cover and p32/33 Internet providers Airband p21 Locksmiths Darren Smallbone p29 Medical South Molton Medical Centre p35 Music & Entertainment Chulmleigh Rural Cinema p14 Drama@ p12 First Friday Jazz p14 (See what’s on section for more events) Opticians Atlantic Home Eyecare p57 South Molton Eyecare p23 Pest Control Pests Off p44

Snell Self Storage p8 Ucanstore p41 Telephone Engineers CBM p40 Tourism Exmoor Riverside camping p15 Marsdens Devon Cottages p24 North Devon Hawk Walks p28 Quince Honey Farm P13 Training RE Consultancy & Training p44 TV Services CBM p40 Clearview TV p41 Vehicle Hire Forent Van Hire p7 Taw & Torridge Vehicle Rental p46 Windows Darren Smallbone p29 Exmoor Fascias p41 Mitchell & Dickinson p2

TGB Car Keys p49 Gardens & Landscaping Andrew Symons p39 Ash Moor Nursery p31 BWA Gardening p7 Dan Jury p42 Darren White p30 Four Seasons p30 Sheds4You - back cover Tarka Trax Ltd p30 Timber Lads tree surgery p30 Variety Landscapes p48 Health & Wellbeing Ear Wax Nurse p34 Electrolysis Solutions p19 Rose & Crown Clinic p34 Slimming World p36 Step Ahead p35 Home Maintenance & Improvements Darren Smallbone p29 Exmoor Fascias p41 Finishing Touches p28 Garolla Garage Doors p5 Homechoose Carpets p40 Kitchen Exchange p57 Lendology CIC p24 Living Needs Home Solutions p45 Mitchell & Dickinson p2

Mark Berry p58 MS Plumbing p40 Printing & Design Services Blue Orange Signs p54 Property (also see Estate Agents) Exeter Road Developments p20 Lendology CIC p24 Marsdens Devon Cottages p24 Pubs & Restaurants Bell Inn p10 Castle Inn p16 Exmoor Riverside p15 Grove Inn p9 Poltimore Inn p17 Quince Honey Farm p13 Red Lion p17 Royal Oak p18 Schools & Education Chittlehampton School p60 Kings Nympton School p61 North Molton School p61 South Molton Library p11 West Buckland School p60 Solicitors & Legal Services Davies & Partners p59 Sports & activities South Molton Swimming Pool p22 Storage

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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 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 To minimise the environmental impact of this magazine, Molton Monthly is printed using solar energy in the West Country using vegetable based inks on uncoated sustainable paper. All content © Molton Monthly

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