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Meeth July Notices

The Washaway Gallery Choir Concert held in the Church in June, was very much enjoyed by all. It was a truly special time of thanksgiving and celebration for the completion of all the work carried out on the Church over the past eighteen months and more. The Rev. Ruth expressed our thanks and gratitude to Miss Jenny Green, our fabric co-ordinator for all her hard work in bringing this project to completion. Jenny was presented with a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and a voucher for a special Pamper Spa Break. Refreshments were then served and there was time to mingle and chat. Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way to make this concert a success. Churchyard Working Party Grateful thanks to all who attended and worked so hard-much tidying was accomplished- clearing Church gutters, clearing weeds and growth around trees and boundary hedges etc. Thank you to Phyllis for providing and serving refreshments. We will hold another working party in the autumn. John Dennis It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of our very dear friend and Bell Captain. John farmed at Park Farm, Meeth, for many years before retiring and moving to Hatherleigh last year. He was a much loved member of our community, a true gentleman and friend to all. John was a much respected Bell Captain and spent many hours encouraging others to take up the art of bell ringing. He will be sadly missed! Rest in peace dear John! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Flower Rota. 2nd&9th July. Rosalind Spears 16th&23rd July. Carolyn Knapman 30th July Judy Procter Bellringing. Plans are underway to start practices again. We will keep you informed! Animal Blessing Service. Sunday August 6th. 11 a.m. TEAM BARNARDO'S LONDON MARATHON 2017

For the last 18 months I have been pounding the local roads training to run the Virgin London Marathon. During this 18 months I have run four competitive half marathons and the full marathon in London, along with what feels like endless training miles. In these races I have achieved four personal best times, including a personal best marathon time of 4:39, beating my previous best marathon time by 1 hour and 18 minutes. However the most important statistic is the £2260 that was raised for Barnardo's. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my friends, family and strangers who supported, helped and donated along the way. To all of you, THANKYOU. Graham Hole, 8 South Street John Boyce Winter

Rest in Peace John Boyce Winter, aged 98 years. His funeral took place on May 19th in Northlew Parish Church, conducted by the Revd Stuart Wilson. Boyce Winter was a life-long farmer, who also had a great love of the sea and boats. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Chrissie, and their sons and families. Thinking especially of Chrissie, who was not well enough to attend his funeral. Mrs. Edna Guy RIP

The funeral of Mrs Edna Guy took place at the Methodist Church, Exbourne on Thursday May 11.    Her sister, Mrs Kath Neno, would like to express thanks to all who attended the funeral, provided food for the tea or helped in any way. THANK YOU

Thank You A huge Thank You to everyone who supported the fantastic concert performed by the Hatherleigh Silver Band on Thursday 11th May. The concert was held in the Methodist chapel at 7.30 and was followed by tea and cake! The band, led by the very talented Matt Green, ended their wonderful concert by playing their top prize winning test piece 'St.Andrews Variations'. A large audience attended and an amazing £480 was raised! Half of the money raised was given to the band to help towards general running costs, and half to the chapel; which unfortunately due to woodworm , will go towards chairs that are needing to be replaced in the near future. Thank you once again! Look out for more concerts coming the chapel throughout the year! 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