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website www.ipetitions.com/petition/complete-the-missing-link-in-the-tarka-trail/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=button Tarka Trail petition

The County council is developing a country wide network of railway paths. The Tarka Trail is one of the flagship routes in Devon, with 32 miles of traffic free path, but this has a missing link between Meeth and Hatherleigh. The route currently follows an interim on road via Sheepwash which is circuitous and hilly, and does not realise the benefit of an off road Trail. Connecting the Tarka Trail to the existing path at Made-Well on to Hatherleigh will better connect this Market town to the strategic cycle network, bringing a range of benefits. Your support is vital in ensuring the missing link in the Tarka Trail is completed. please sign the online petition using the link. Alternatively call into Made-Well or shops in Hatherleigh to sign a printed petition. You can show your support further by writing a letter of support, drop off point Made-Well.Bryn Dando

Bryn Dando It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Bryn Dando passed away on February 27th after a short illness. Former treasurer of Hatherleigh Festival, Landlord of the Globe in Chagford. A big hearted man of great energy who will be missed by all who knew him. Larry and Trevor Foster

Larry and Trevor Foster Larry and Trevor would like to thank the residents of Exbourne, the congregation of St Mary's Church and the Burrow, for all the lovely cards, kind thoughts, prayers and gifts sent to Larry and myself after our dreadful car accident on the 07/02/17. Larry is now at home and recovering slowly. Bill Clark

It is with great sadness that Bill Clark, formerly of Coombe House, Fore Street, Exbourne, announces the peaceful passing of his beloved wife, Marjorie Joyce, on 2 February 2017. The funeral service was held at Hertford URC on 21 February. Marjorie's ashes will be interred in St Mary's churchyard, Exbourne, later in the year. Marjorie will be sorely missed. Thank You

Thank You A big thank you to the people of Hatherleigh and surrounding district, who, just over a year ago kindly donated clothes, shoes and toys for the work of Seeway Trust in Ghana west Africa. We have been collecting and bailing clothes in our barn at Ford House on the A377. On the 18 January this year, a 40 foot container arrived on a lorry and with the help of friends and young people from the Amber Foundation in Chawleigh, within the three hour deadline the container was nearly filled. We put in about 100 by 55 Kg bails of good quality second hand clothes, 50 plastic bags of clothes, 400 kg of shoes. 8 boxes of childrenā??s books, 8 boxes of toys and many other odd, but useful items to be used in the school we have built. All of this is because several years ago we visited a remote area in Ghana and we were told that young children had to walk for two hours to go to school. Most did not go, and with a total of a 4 hour walk daily found it difficult to learn. With our friends in Ghana we decided to build a school which was complete about two years ago. When opened there were about 25 children attending, in August 16 there were 70 and in October 16 when I visited there were 145. There are still many children who need to attend and the money raised from the sale of the clothes and shoes will go toward building another classroom and toilet block. My wife Sally (who also runs Ford Footcare at the Community centre) and I, will be in Ghana when the container arrives, we look forward to seeing some items sold and others given away. We will keep you updated with the progress and further plans for the future. The charity we are involved with is Seeway Trust and is based in our house. www.seewaytrust.org Kind regards George and Sally Bainborough, 01769 580489 Thank You

Stephanie, Taylor Quick and Ty the Christmas Collie would like to thank those who sponsored them for their Santa Run at Holsworthy on Friday 2nd December, raising £70 for Children?s Hospice Southwest