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[26 May 2011 | Comments Off on Trustees meeting January 25th 2011 | 439 views]

At Village Hall
Tuesday 25th January 2011 at 7.15


Rob Summers (Chairman), Paul Galloway (Hon Treasurer), Ted Townsend (Hon Secretary), Eleanor Wood, Peter Rugg, Kimmo Evans, Liz Gosling, Sue Gush, Paul Forster, Neville Cheeseman, Janet Coman



Minutes of the meeting on 15th December 2010

Approved, (with one correction) signed and released to website

Matters Arising:



A draft return to the National Lottery of the actual costs of building the car park was approved in principle. It will be submitted by Jan Coman.

Action Jan Coman


AGM agenda

officers retiring (2006 appointments) …

Featured, Seasonal Photography »

[24 May 2011 | Comments Off on Valley Pictures – Helene Buse | 911 views]
Valley Pictures – Helene Buse

A 1941 Baler and stooks on John Broome’s fields – July 2011

News, Umborne Ug »

[24 May 2011 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug 2011 | 1,227 views]
Umborne Ug 2011

The Umborne Ug 2011

Over the last few years, many of you have been involved in this annual event, starting and finishing at Umborne Hall.

The date this year is Saturday 11th June at 6.00pm. – please note the different day and time.

The Umborne Ug is a 10k race which attracts runners from far and wide to enjoy the undulating delights of our East Devon countryside. The main 10k run (over 16’s only) starts at the hall at 6.00pm. This is followed …

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[17 May 2011 | Comments Off on Local News – May 2011 | 586 views]

First of all a couple of warnings to residents:
This from Dawn at Shute Marsh:
Thought you might like to send the word round the valley that the garden shed thieves are back. They broke off the locks on two of our sheds last night and got away with a few things.  John Hewson found his jet washer at the bottom of their garden this morning. For whatever reason they left it behind, thank goodness. We THOUGHT we were pretty well protected but the heavy duty locks …

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[7 May 2011 | Comments Off on Old is Beautiful | 1,183 views]
Old is Beautiful

After nearly 10 years in re-building and restoration in Shute, the Goslings successfully took their newly completed 1918, 3 ton Dennis Army Lorry from the First World War on the London to Brighton Run last Sunday. They were awarded the silver cup for the “Best Dennis”.  The run of some 53 miles took nearly six hours to complete.
Tony Gosling

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[2 May 2011 | Comments Off on April Weather Report | 811 views]
April Weather Report

April Weather Report 2011
Everybody will be aware of how amazingly quickly Spring has
unfolded this year, due to all the warm and sunny conditions that have
predominated over the past weeks. Significant too was the lack of
rainfall – just 12.8mm, falling on six days; the wettest day being the
30th. due to the thundery downpours that occurred in the afternoon. I
made the total 4.1mm, but other observers have recorded quite double
that  – always the case when you get these conditions. This fall had the
effect on the total rainfall for the month surpassing 2007’s  …