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[28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Parish News October 2011 | 628 views]
Parish News October 2011

Working party & BBQ

We are planning to hold another work-in at Umborne Hall this coming Sunday (2nd Oct) from 3pm. The weather forecast looks excellent so we thought that we would do about 3 hrs of painting the outside of the hall and finishing the posts and rail by the stream. At about 6pm we would light the BBQ (Rob providing) and eat and have a few drinks till whenever. For the work aspect please bring work clothes and your favourite paint …

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[14 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Young Writers’ Competitions | 565 views]


The 2011 Young Writers’
Calling All Budding Writers in East
Devon!! Junior 5-8 and 9-11, Senior
11-14 and 16-18
“Write Us a Story on any subject you

Up to 750 words”
The Junior Competition will be judged by children’s writer
T. M. Alexander Author of The Tribe series of books.
The Senior Group by Sue Purkiss Author of Warrior King, Emily’s Surprising Voyage and The Willow Man
“So dust off those wonderful ideas you have been storing up and show us what you can do.”
Send your story to:
John …

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[12 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall Trustees Meeting 6.7.11 | 356 views]

At Village Hall
Wednesday 6th July 2011 at 8.00

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

Draft minutes of the meeting on 25th May 2011

Outstanding amendment to AGM minutes

Matters Arising:


Email from Rick, progress chasing various outstanding tasks

Letter from Devon Association of Community Buildings – suppliers’ meeting

Performing Rights Society want contact details – Paul Galloway


As reminded by Rick, all of the tasks on the outstanding list remain …

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[6 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Duck Dash 2011 | 659 views]
Duck Dash 2011

Our annual Duck Dash and Raft Races were held at the hall on Sunday 4th September at 3pm. To say we were lucky with the weather is an understatement as, just as we were finishing, the heavens opened. During the event the sun did go in and the wind did get up and didn’t we all notice the drop in temperature! However, much fun was had by one and all.
Neville was in charge of the course as he, and later Kimmo, had been clearing the rather slow flowing stream of …

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[2 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on August Weather Report | 298 views]
August Weather Report

August completed the picture of a poor summer. Everybody,
nationwide, has been commenting on the lack of sunshine and sustained
settled weather, and the statistics have borne this out. Actually,
August started ‘well’ with the 2nd proving a warm day with the month’s
maximum temperature of 26.8C. Coincidentally, the same date last year,
saw that month’s highest of 25C!.  During the month, there were a
handful of warm days when  strong sunshine was able to make an impact,
but far more memorable were three dismal days in the second half …