Devon

Road closure: Crossleigh to Old Toll House December 2015

Road closure details

road closure december 2015

Please note: this road will be closed longer than previously advertised.

Road

Crossleigh to Old Toll House, Devon

Date

30 November 2015 to 18 December 2015

Reason

structural works

Diversion

A386 at Landcross, A388 at Stibb Cross, Thorne Cross, Wrangworthy Cross, Putford, Powler’s Piece, Melbury Cross, Littleham

Official notices

Road closure: Road from Bableigh Cross to Buckland Brewer

Road closure details

Road closure Bableigh

Road

Bableigh Cross to Buckland Brewer

Date

7 December 2015 to 10 December 2015

Reason

Works to the underground network.

Diversion

Road from Parkham Primary School to Babeleigh Cross – Road from Parkham Cross to Babeleigh Water – Road from Parkham Cross to Tuckingmill Cross – Road from Tuckingmill Cross to Yeo Vale – Road Heading Northwest from Bowden Cross – Road from Bowden Cross to Brownswell – Road from Barcott to Brownswell – Road from Bableigh to Buckland Brewer

Official notice

Church notices 22 November

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Sunday 22 November 2015 led by David Ley

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 93; Daniel 7:9-10,13-14; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37

Forthcoming United Services

  • Sunday 29th November – 10am – Methodist Church – Local Arrangement
  • Sunday 6th December – 4pm – United Christingle Service at Parish Church – Eunice Dunn
  • Sunday 13th December – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 20th December – 6.30pm – Parish Church – Community Carol Service – no service in morning

Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom

Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
TONIGHT – Concert by the Hooper Family and the Iddesleigh Singers at Torrington Methodist Church at 6.30pm – All are welcome.
Tuesday 24th November – Concert in aid of Northam Lodge by the Chivenor Military Wives Choir supported by the Hartland Chamber Orchestra at Bideford Methodist Church at 7pm – Tickets £15 from 01237 477238
Wednesday 25th November – Public Exhibition in Village Hall from 4-7pm regarding a proposed residential development behind Southwood Meadows
Wednesday 25th November – Buckland Village Hall AGM in Village Hall at 7.30pm – Plans of the New Community Hall will be on display.
Friday 27th November – Auction of Gifts & Promises in aid of The New Community Hall at Buckland Village Hall from 7.30pm. Free entry, cheese, nibbles & Bar
Sunday 29th November – There will be a special Circuit Service for Advent at Alverdiscott Methodist Church at 6.30 pm. If you intend to come please bring a hand held mirror, any size & any shape. Tea and biscuits will follow the service.
Thursday 3rd December – Methodist Circuit Meeting at Torrington Methodist Church at 7.30pm
Saturday 5th December – Buckland Brewer Christmas Market in Village Hall, Chapel & Road from 11am – in aid of New Community Hall – The Churches of Buckland are having a Cake Stall to raise funds at the Christmas Market. We would be grateful for any donations of cakes and baking to sell. Please contact Alison Lobb, Joan Blight or Lorna Hicks if you have any queries.
Saturday 12th December – Clean-up & Preparation for Carol Service at Parish Church – time to be confirmed
Tuesday 15th December – Carol Singing around the Village by the Buckland Bellringers + friends – meet on Village Green at 7pm – bring voices!
We remember in our prayers all those we know who have lost loved ones recently and all we know who are ill or worried about loved ones, friends or situations. We include in our prayers Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Rev John Bradley who is also very unwell at this time.
We hold in our prayers all those caught up with the attacks in Paris, France – those who have lost loved ones, those injured & those emotionally affected by events.
We pray for the Nottingham & Derby Methodist District & Christians in South Korea, North Korea & Japan
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world.
The collection for Sunday 15th December was £93 plus £2.30 for Coffee

The Collection today is on behalf of Methodist Church & Circuit Funds
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 28th November – Iris Chapple – Coffee – Sun 29th November – Iris Chapple
Andrew Pratt has written a hymn of reflection in response to the French shootings of 7-9 January 2015, which he has added to following the tragic events of 13 November 2015:
“Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis,
here in the focus of bloodshed and fear,
common humanity binds us together,
love at the centre, not hatred’s veneer.

History repeats in a city of beauty,
here amid elegance: danger’s embrace.
Love is our purpose when those filled with hatred
break down relationships, nullify grace.

Give me your hand, then let peace grow between us,
let us rebuild what distrust might destroy.
Now in this moment we’ll make a commitment,
love is the weapon we’ll use and deploy.”
Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Church notices 11 October

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 11th October 2015 led by Rev PJ Jackson

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome
Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160
Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 90:13-17; Amos 5:6-7,10-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 18th October – 10am – Methodist Church – TBC

Sunday 25th October – 10am – Methodist Church – Duncan Withall

Sunday 1st November – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion

Sunday 8th November – 10.45am – Remembrance Service at War Memorial continued in Methodist Church – Rev Wendy Mitchell
Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom

Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am during Term Time

Buckland Community Shop from 8am-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom

Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
TONIGHT – NFU Harvest Festival at 7pm in Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Wednesday 14th October – Buckland Brewer Community Shop ‘Mini Market’ in Chapel Schoolroom from 9.30am-3pm with Tea/Coffee from 10am-12noon
Wednesday 14th October – Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7.45pm at Buckland School
Thursday 15th October – Memorial Service for Keith Hampson at 3.30pm in Methodist Church
Thursday 15th October – Torridge Methodist Circuit Local Preachers Meeting is at 7.30pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Church.
Saturday 17th October – Buckland Brewer Village Hall are holding an Evening of Wine Tasting from 7.30pm
Sunday 18th October – Concert by the Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir at Torrington Methodist Church at 6.30pm – Bring & Share Supper to follow
Monday 19th October – MWiB (Methodist Women in Britain) Torridge Circuit Committee meeting at 7.30 pm at Parkham Methodist Church.
Tuesday 20th October – Take a Break Meeting at Alwington Methodist Church at 2.30pm. The Speaker will be Andrew Millman – the subject will be “Memories” followed by tea and biscuits.
Tuesday 20th October – Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Council Meeting in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm
Wednesday 21st October – Buckland Brewer History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in Parish Church Schoolroom
Friday 23rd October – Charity Concert in Aid of the work of the Rural Lay Worker (Andy Jerrard) by Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir & Barnstaple Ladies Choir at Langtree Village Hall at 7.30pm – Tickets at £10 including Supper from Millie on 01409 221491 & Peter on 01409 231309 – Raffle & Auction
Rev David Wheeler – a Supernumerary Minister in the Exeter, Coast & Country Methodist Circuit – has recently died. Rev Wheeler’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday 14th October at 10.45am at the East Devon Crematorium (family only). This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 2.30pm on the same day at Sidmouth Methodist Church. Light Refreshments from 12.30pm at the Chapel. No Flowers by request but donations for Hospice Care. Rev Wheeler served as a Minister in the old Shebbear Circuit
We hold in our prayers the Chester & Stoke on Trent Methodist District and also Methodist Churches & all Christians in the Caribbean & Americas – Leeward Islands, Guyana, Panama/Costa Rica & Belize/Honduras
We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world – for those who flee their homes as refugees & sometimes lose their lives. For all Christians, who are & feel persecuted around the world for their faith.
We remember in our prayers Carol Hampson & family following the sudden death of Keith; George Scofield & family after the sudden death of Christine; Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Wendy & Roy Pedlar & all we know who are ill, worried or bereaved.
To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, there is a booklet for sale – it can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461.  The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).
The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds
Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 17th October – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sun 18th October – Sylvia Evans

Cleaning – Sat 24th October – Rosemary Sanders – Coffee – Sun 25th October – Lorna Hicks
Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Church notices 4 October 2015

Welcome to United Holy Communion at Buckland Brewer Parish Church

Sunday 4th October 2015 led by Rev Wendy Mitchell
Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome

Methodist Minister – Rev PJ Jackson – The Manse, Shebbear, EX21 5SH – 01409 281262
Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary – Psalm 8; Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 1:1-4,2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

Forthcoming United Services

Sunday 11th October – 10am – Parish Church – Rev PJ Jackson – Holy Communion
Sunday 18th October – 10am – Methodist Church – TBC
Sunday 25th October – 10am – Methodist Church – Duncan Withall
Sunday 1st November – 10am – Parish Church – Holy Communion

Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom
Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am during Term Time
Buckland Community Shop from 8am-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry
North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop
Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom
Snooker Club every Wednesday in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm starting on Wednesday 7th October

Bible Christian 200th Celebration Exhibition at Lake Chapel, Shebbear from Sunday 4th- Monday 5th & Wednesday 7th-Friday 9th October from 2-4pm. On Friday 9th October there is a Tea from 5-6.30pm at Lake Chapel followed by a Celebration at 7pm with the Shebbear College Music Group, Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir & the Torrington Drama Group. The Speaker is Rev Steve Wild, President of the Methodist Conference.

Saturday 10th October – Buckland Women’s Institute Table Top Sale in Buckland Village Hall from 11am-4pm (Sellers can set up from 10am) Tables at £5 per table to be booked in advance with Kim on 01237 451724 before 30th September. Refreshments & WI Stall.

Wednesday 14th October – Buckland Brewer Community Shop ‘Mini Market’ in Chapel Schoolroom from 9.30am-3pm with Tea/Coffee from 10am-12noon

Thursday 15th October – Torridge Methodist Circuit Local Preachers Meeting is at 7.30pm at Alverdiscott Methodist Church.

Saturday 17th October – Buckland Brewer Village Hall are holding an Evening of Wine Tasting from 7.30pm

Sunday 18th October – Concert by the Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir at Torrington Methodist Church at 6.30pm – Bring & Share Supper to follow

Tuesday 20th October – Take a Break Meeting at Alwington Methodist Church at 2.30pm. The Speaker will be Andrew Millman – the subject will be “Memories” followed by tea and biscuits.
Tuesday 20th October – Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Council Meeting in Chapel Schoolroom at 7.30pm

Wednesday 21st October – Buckland Brewer History Group Meeting at 7.30pm in Parish Church Schoolroom

Monday 26th October – Usborne Book Party in Buckland Parish Church Schoolroom from 7-9pm

Rev David Wheeler – a Supernumerary Minister in the Exeter, Coast & Country Methodist Circuit – has recently died. Rev Wheeler’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday 14th October at 10.45am at the East Devon Crematorium. This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 2.30pm on the same day at Sidmouth Methodist Church. Rev Wheeler served as a Minister in the old Shebbear Circuit

We hold in our prayers the Bedfordshire, Essex & Hertfordshire and the Midlands & Southern (Ireland) Methodist Districts and also Methodist Churches & all Christians in Equatorial Guinea and Ghana

We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world – for those who flee their homes as refugees & sometimes lose their lives. For all Christians, who are & feel persecuted around the world for their faith.

We remember in our prayers Carol Hampson & family following the sudden death of Keith; Rev Wendy Mitchell & Hamish and Wendy & Roy Pedlar & all we know who are ill, worried or bereaved.

To mark the 185th anniversary of Thornhillhead Chapel and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian movement, there is a booklet for sale – it can be obtained by phoning Diane on 01237 474483 or Gill on 01237 421461. The booklets cost £5 (plus postage if applicable).

Harvest Festival Cash Collection was £111.10; Methodist Envelopes were £117 & Meal donations were £200. Village Hall costs to be paid of £12.50. The produce has been taken to The Harbour Project in Bideford as the Foodbank Warehouse is currently full. Many thanks to all who helped, attended & contributed.
The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers
Cleaning – Sat 10th October – Kate Slocombe – Coffee – Sun 11th October – PARISH CHURCH
Cleaning – Sat 17th October – Iris Chapple – Coffee – Sun 18th October – Sylvia Evans

Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk
Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk
Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Parish Council minutes 8 July 2015

Buckland Brewer Parish Council

Draft minutes of meeting 8th July 2015 at 8.00 p.m.

Present – Cllrs Trevor Mills (Chair), Jim Lowe, Marie Douglas, Andrew Hewitt, David Watson, Shirley Tilley, George Heywood.

Also present Jane Lowe (guest minute taker by invitation), Cllr Robert Hicks Torridge District Council (TDC), Clllr. Robin Julian Devon County Council (DCC), 5 members of the public. Read on…

Torridge Volunteer Cars

Torridge Volunteer Cars is a new organisation and is now operational.

It supplies drivers for those who are unable to drive themselves.  This lets them get to Hospital appointments, shop, meet friends or join in social events, which is vital in reducing social exclusion in rural areas.

Torridge Volunteer Cars has no connection to Torridge Community Transport Association, the charity which formerly offered this service, although it is using the same drivers in the main and has also applied for charity status.

All Torridge Volunteer Cars’ drivers are volunteers, are police and insurance checked, and have clean licenses: Torridge Volunteer Cars is covered by Public Liability Insurance.

The passenger is charged 45p per mile (including the distance to and from the volunteer driver’s home) plus an admin fee of £2.50. The admin fee goes to TVC, the mileage fee to the driver.

For more details see Torridge Volunteer Cars poster (pdf 200 kB)

Torridge Volunteer Cars always needs volunteer drivers.  If you are yourself interested in volunteering to do this, please contact us, and if you are aware of anybody else who might be interested, please ask them to contact us as well.

Our administrative address is Deirdre Conniss,  Secretary Torridge Volunteer Cars, First Floor Jubilee House, Jubilee Square, Queen Street, Bideford, EX29 2JH, our telephone number is 01237 237140, and our email address is admin@torridgevolunteercars.co.uk.

Methodist church notices 5 to 11 April 2015

Welcome to United Worship at Buckland Brewer Parish Church on  Sunday 5th April 2015, Easter Sunday, led by Rev Kevin Beer

Welcome to all to our time of worship & fellowship this morning – There will be tea & coffee after the service – All are Welcome

Methodist Minister – Rev Ken Morgan – Kendor, Torrington, EX38 7BU – 01805 628041

Anglican Rector – Rev Wendy Mitchell – The Rectory – Woolsery EX39 5QF- 01237 431160

Today’s Lectionary –Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 18:1-8

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 12th April – 11am – Methodist Church – Nancy Hall-Tomkin

– 9.30am – Parish Church – Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 19th April – 11am – Methodist Church – John Hawkins

– 9.30am – Parish Church – Morning Prayer (BCP)

Sunday 26th April – 11am – Methodist Church – Roy Down

– 9.30am – Parish Church – Holy Communion (CW)

Sunday 3rd May – 11am – Methodist Church – United Service led by Nancy Hall-Tomkin

Every Friday from 10.15am – 12noon – Coffee Morning at Parish Church Schoolroom

Every Friday’s– Buckland Brewer ‘Bumps & Babes Toddler Group meets in the Buckland Brewer Methodist Church Schoolroom from 9-45am-11-45am

Buckland Community Shop from 7.30-6pm each day and 8am-1pm on Saturdays in Old Vestry

North Devon Foodbank Collection Point in Community Shop

Young persons (11+) Drop In on Thursday’s during Term Time at 7pm in Chapel Schoolroom

Easter Monday, 6th April – Big Breakfast at Buckland Brewer Village Hall from 9am-12noon. Proceeds for Buckland Methodist & Parish Churches. Cost about £5

Tuesday 7th April – Coffee morning at Alwington Methodist Church  between 10.30am and 12noon.There will be the usual stalls. Proceeds are for our church funds.

Wednesday 8th April – Community Shop ‘Mini Market’ in the Methodist Schoolroom from 9am-3pm

Wednesday 8th April – Coffee morning at Littleham Methodist Church from 10-30 to 12-00, in aid of the Air Ambulance. This is the last one this season & we thank you all for your support and wish you a happy summer time.

Wednesday 8th April – Buckland Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm at Buckland School

Saturday 11th April from 2—5pm all are invited to an Open afternoon at Torrington Methodist Church to give thanks for John Dennis’s 80th birthday and to share a time of fun and fellowship, along with a light buffet. No presents please but if desired, any donations for Torrington Methodist Church or Farm Community Network.

Sunday 19th April – Torridge Circuit Easter Offering Dedication Service at 6.30pm at Northam Methodist Church with a Bring & Share Tea at 5.30pm – The Theme is ‘The leaves of the Tree’ & the Speaker is Rev Ken Morgan

The Envelopes for the Easter Offering – in aid of the Methodist Church World Mission Fund – are available in the pews at Chapel

Saturday 25th April – Starting at 7.30pm at Westward Ho! Baptist Church Roger Jones will be conducting a choir made up of people from local Baptist, Methodist & Anglican Churches. They will be singing ‘The Apostle’ about the Conversion of Saul & his ministry as St Paul. It will include a Hymn by Timothy Dudley-Smith and will have Roger’s usual supporting singers. Entry is Free with Charity Donations

Sunday 26th April – Concert by The Newton St. Petroc Male Voice Choir at Bideford, High Street Methodist Church  at 7pm which will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome to join us

Friday 19th June – Torridge Methodist Circuit Eisteddfod at 7pm at Torrington Methodist Church – see information pack for more details

2015 Fete & Garden Show – a ‘Pot & Potato’ are available to Grow a Pot of Potatoes – cost £1 from Trevor Mills on 01237 451314 or David Blight on 01237 451785

We bring all these events – our Churches, Ministers & those who hold leadership positions in our churches and all that we now who need the love & comfort of Jesus Christ – to You our Lord and Saviour

We hold in our prayers the Churches of Birmingham and Christians in Nigeria & Cameroon

We remember today those working for peace & stability in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, West Africa & many other places around our world – especially at this time the peoples of Vanuatu the island nation in the Pacific recently devastated by a Cyclone; the families of those involved in the airliner crash in France & the terrorist incident in Kenya.

Methodist Collection for Sunday 29th March was £108 & £2.20 for Coffee

The Collection today is for Parish Church Funds

Methodist Cleaning & Coffee/Flowers

Cleaning – Sat 11th April – Jacqui Watson – Coffee – Sun 12th April – Doris Ferrit

Buckland Brewer Parish Website – www.bucklandbrewerparish.org.uk

Torridge Circuit Website – torridgecircuit.co.uk

Buckland Brewer Methodist Church has a Facebook page – just log into Facebook & type Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

Parish council minutes 11 March 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 11 March 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer school

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, and Mr David Watson. Read on…

Parish Council minutes 28 January 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 28 January 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer village hall

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson. Read on…