News Update - June 2017

COMMUNITY HUB The fencing outside the Hub has been erected thanks to John, Dean and Richard. Some other jobs are still to be finished, painting the hand rail which has been reinstated leading down the church path being one. The restoration work on the existing outside toilets is due to begin soon, once completed we can look forward to seeing the whole Community Hub project finished. Tarmacing will be carried out when all the building work is completed.

BROADWOODWIDGER LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY Held on one of the warmest evenings of the year, our June meeting was an illustrated talk on “Remarkable Women of Devon” by Dr. Todd Grey MBE, leading Devon Historian. There was a large attendance, many from other groups in the area who enjoyed the very informative and light hearted talk.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Todd Grey MBE, will be coming to our April meeting next year to give a talk on “Broadwoodwidger and Devon’s ancient bench ends” starting in the church before moving to the Community Hub for discussion and refreshments. We have our walk and talk at Launceston on July 3rd and then enjoy a summer break for August.

View the local history website here

IVY HOUSE GARDEN CLUB Many thanks to Ginette and Brian for very kindly hosting the IHGC plant sale yet again, the sun shone and we all enjoyed a great social evening. Her garden was looking beautiful and hopefully everyone had a good time.

Raffle takings were £52.00...very generous, thanks to all for the lovely prizes donated

Plant sales £65.30.... a grand total of £117.30.

There were lots of plants left behind which Ginette will try to sell on, and also donate to the Friends of Launceston Hospital summer fair on our behalf.

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.

  • Events around Broadwoodwidger
  • 5th July at 7pm - Parish Council Meeting Find out more...

    At Lakeside, Roadford

  • Reminder for members - Ivyhouse Garden Club Find out more...

    Visit to Endsleigh Gardens on the 10th July at 2.30pm promt followed by cream tea. Members to give names if intending to go to Ann Odroft 01409211498

  • THURSDAY 27TH JULY 2017 - WEDDING OPEN EVENING Find out more...

    6.00PM—8.00PM, LAKESIDE, ROADFORD
    Ever dream of getting married by the water? With beautiful views of the lake and Devon’s rolling hills, Lakeside is a unique wedding venue. Join us on our open evening and receive a free ‘wed’ magazine plus a glass of bubbly. Look around and see how we can help make your special day perfect. Lakeside, Roadford Lake PL16 0RL, 01566 784859 Just off the A30 between Launceston & Okehampton

  • Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm - A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM Find out more...

    A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM Lakeside, Roadford Between Launceston and Okehampton, PL16 0RL Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm Tickets and Information from Roadford Lake (01566) 784 859 See Tickets (0871) 220 0260 or www.seetickets.com Adult £15 / Child £10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £44 10% discount for parties of 10 or more Gates open at 6.30pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. In the event of heavy rain an indoor alternative is available. The café will be open for supper and refreshments

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