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Photo Highlights From 2018


Parish Council

On the 22nd of February the parish council arranged an evening of First aid, CPR and Defibrillator training with Anne Hine.

15 people of all ages from the parish enjoyed a very informative evening learning about the current methods for caring for and assisting a casualty. We had instruction on how to do CPR and what to do if someone is choking, and used the dummies to try out our newly attained knowledge.

We also had instruction with a defibrillator. The parish does not currently have a defibrillator but with so many now available in villages and towns it was good to have some instruction on how to use them. We were shown how it talks you through using it on a collapsed person and heard how it monitors the heart for use by the emergency services.

All those attending thought that the training was easy to understand and very worthwhile.

The parish council are going to arrange another evening of training for the autumn. If you think you would like to come along please send your name to the parish clerk.


Community Hub

We are pleased to hear that at the next election, voting will take place at the Parish Community Hub.

The March coffee morning at the Hub will be held on the last Saturday as usual, the 30th March. The WI are taking responsibility for this event with the theme of Mothering Sunday which is the following day. 10am to 12 noon. Sounds like a good morning out!

Other coffee mornings coming up are on April 27th run by the Hub, donation for tea/coffee if wished and chat are the order for the morning. May 25th the coffee morning is raising money for the Leukaemia fund. We are hoping to have four or five stalls of local businesses who may be exhibiting what they do or selling items. Tea and coffee of course will be served and no doubt we will be adding other things to this event. An update on this event closer to the time, however please make a note of the date.

If you would like to have regular notices from the Hub and are not already receiving them, please contact Irene on 01409211415


St. Nicholas Church

Wine and Wisdom on Friday 29th March at Bratton Clovelly Hall, starting at 7pm. If you need any further information, please call Mrs Perkin on 01566776758.


Roadford Lake

Lakeside have two Sunday carveries coming up, the first is Mothering Sunday 31st March and the second is Easter Sunday on the 21st April. Adult prices are £18.95 per adult (2 courses plus tea or coffee) £9.95 per child over 3 (2 courses plus squash) Booking will be required I think.

This Months Events

Womens Institute

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January 2019

Small team, big heart: Broadwoodwidger WI at 70

A seventieth birthday is a milestone event worthy of celebration. Broadwoodwidger WI began in 1948, its first meeting held in the village's old school room and by the time you read this will have marked its three score years and ten with a 1948 style party. The survival of a tiny WI in a small village is certainly worth celebrating and we are proud of our long link with the local community and our county federation.

Read the full story here...

Local History Group

March 2018

The Hub was full to capacity for the February meeting to listen to Alan Endacott relate his family history life on Dartmoor and his passion, from a very early age, for the history of the Dartmoor area. Sittaford (a stone circle) was found in 2007 and has taken a number of years to fully uncover. Alan is hoping to complete a Ph D over the next few years and will hopefully be able to answer some of the questions posed by the finding of this amazing stone circle.

The March meeting on the 18th is at the Community Hub and the speaker will be the North Devon author Liz Shakespeare who will talk on one of her books “The Postman Poet: A True Story” 7pm start followed by tea/coffee and biscuits £2 members, £4 none-members.

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