News Update - June 2017

COMMUNITY HUB Work continues on this project with the painting almost complete thanks to helpers who came on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to carry out this work. Front door still in need of attention! The landscaping is partly finished with fencing and several small jobs left to do in this area. We are still waiting to hear if we have been successful with funding for the old toilet block and until this is known we are at a standstill as finishing works such as tarmac cannot be completed at this stage.

BROADWOODWIDGER LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY At the monthly meeting on the 19th June, Dr. Todd Grey MBE, leading Devon Historian, will be giving an illustrated lecture on “Remarkable Women of Devon” This event is at Lakeside, Roadford at 7pm. Members £3 and non-members £4 light refreshments included. Tickets can be purchased on the door. If you have not been to a society event before, do join us for what I am sure will be a very enjoyable evening.

PARISH COUNCIL At the open meeting held on the 24th May, Councillor David Hurley, Deputy Leader of Torridge District Council was guest speaker. This was followed by the AGM where Councillor Dean James was elected the new chairman with Councillor Worden taking over the role of Vice chairman. Councillor James has given us a brief interview as he takes on his new role.

As the new chairman of Broadwoodwidger parish council I would like to introduce myself.

I am Dean James, I moved to Broadwood from Bridestowe two years ago with my wife Tanya. We live at Ramblers, at the back of the village green. I have always felt it is important to get involved in the community where I live and served for a number of years on the parish council in Bridestowe.

With the other members of the council we hope to bring any issues raised by residents of the parish to the relevant authorities, and will do our best to get things done to improve our parish for everyone.

I would like to thank John Worden for his five years as chairman, and continuing as vice chair. His Knowledge of the parish will be a great help to me. If you would like to contact me, My email address is, djfarmer@hotmail.co.uk Tel 01566784609 or 07951227473

Welcome to Broadwoodwidger

A large rural Parish in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Devon, with glorious views of Dartmoor and nearby Cornwall. Distinctive for its many hidden hamlets and farms that nestle tucked away throughout the parish. Alongside its many rivers, hills and valleys, one of which the River Wolf meanders gently, having been dammed in recent times to provide 750 acres of water stored for the large conurbations of Devon. Many outdoor activities surround the reservoir including wind surfing, boating and fishing whilst providing peaceful rural walks for the whole family to enjoy.

The A30 dual carriageway skirts one end of the parish, giving excellent road links to the South West region as a whole (albeit with a little noise)! The neighbouring parishes of Ashwater, St Giles on the Heath, and Lifton offer a range of services and points of interest for residents and visitors alike. Although the last 30 years has made a telling difference to this parish with the reservoir and the road, it has brought a vibrancy and new way of life for residents new and old in these challenging times. But above all it makes this parish a welcoming, friendly and memory-making destination.

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