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[17 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Local Carnivals in 2011 | 570 views]
Local Carnivals in 2011

So you can plan well ahead, here are the dates for the carnivals in East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset for this autumn season:
Saturday Carnivals:
20th August                               Bridport
3rd  September                         Seaton
10th  September                       Colyton

17th September                        Axminster
24th  September                       Sidmouth, Wellington & Frome
1st October                               Shaftesbury, Ilminster & N Poppleford
8th October                                Exmouth, Chard & Gillingham
15th October                              Taunton & Castle Cary
22nd October                              Honiton
29th October                              Ottery St Mary
4th November                            Bridgewater
5th November                            North Petherton
12th November                          Glastonbury

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[16 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Cider Festival at the Gerrard Arms 2011 | 496 views]

On Saturday 20th August, there is the 4th Annual Cider Festival at the Gerrard Arms in Colyton. There will be well over 20 local ciders available for tasting after 3pm. Entry on the door is £5 and this amazingly allows you to taste as many ciders as you like. From 4pm the band “Somerset Paddies” will be playing to entertain you. Last year this event was a huge success. The door is manned by volunteers from the Umborne area and proceeds go towards the hall fund. If you can help …

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[14 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Shute Parish Council minutes 23.6.11 | 482 views]

COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SHUTE PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT WHITFORD VILLAGE HALL ON THURSDAY 23rd JUNE 2011 AT 7.30PM.
Those present: Cllrs. D Loud, Ms C Miltenburg, B Marshall, Ms G Nunan, J Pearce,P Rugg, Mrs E Sweetland, and R Wood plus Mrs M Thomas (Clerk), C Pole-Carew, P Wilson and 2 further members of the public.
The Chairman welcomed everyone present to the meeting especially Cllr Gail Nunan and everyone is pleased her treatment is going well. Congratulations go to C & Dist Cllr Andrew …

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[3 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on July 2011 Weather Report | 588 views]
July 2011 Weather Report

July Weather Summary
N.B. Summary;…   unfortunately,  not ‘ summery’…  A
slightly unusual combination from a summer month with cool, dull
conditions being coupled to dryness. At  29.1mm,  this must be well
under half what we should expect in an average July, and proved very
slightly drier than July 2006. Infact, this was the driest July since
1999.
After the first couple of days, which were marked by some very
chilly night minima, around 5C, the month fell into four fairly distinct
‘weeks’.  ..Cool and unsettled, with the 6th giving us 12mm.  Warm …