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                                May Diary
 Tuesday 4:
 Tuesday 4:
               Youth Club. 7.30pm. Old Schoolrooms.
               Annual Parish Meeting. 7.15pm Village Hall.
                                                                                                          May 2010
 Saturday 8:   Coffee morning. 10.30am. Village Hall.                              Copy deadline: Tenth of the month. Email: pyle@eclipse.co.uk
 Saturday 8:   ExeVox concert. St Andrew’s Church. 7.30pm (see p. 3)
 Monday 10:    Good Companions meeting.
                                                                                              Notices and Announcements
 Tuesday 11:   WI meeting at 2.30pm. Village Hall.
 Weds 12:      Scouts Committee meeting. 7.30pm. Wellington.                                              Ipplepen Youth Club
 Friday 14:    Christian Aid lunch. St Andrew’s Church Hall. 12.00pm.
                                                                                   The dates for this month are: 4th May and 18th May. Youth Club starts
 Sunday 16:    Wag and walk. 1.00pm. Animals in Distress Centre.
                                                                                   at 7.30pm in the old school room behind the Methodist Church.
 Sunday 16:    Scouts bag packing at Tesco. 10.00am to 1.00pm
 Tuesday 18:   Youth Club. 7.30pm. Old Schoolrooms.
                                                                                                          Patchwork Quilters
 Weds 19:      Ipplepen Film Society “Shawshank Redemption” (15).
               Doors open 7.00pm. See page 8.                                      Are there any experienced quilters in the village? I am just learning the
 Sat 22 and Sun 23:    Twinning visit to Ipplepen from our twin village            craft and would appreciate guidance from experienced quilters. I am
                       of Soliers, nr Caen, Normandy in France.                    particularly interested in hand-sewn smaller items, such as tablemats.
 Monday 24:    Good Companions meeting.                                            Thank you.                                                  Polly Machin
                                                                                   Tel: 01803 812169. Email: tonimach@btinternet.com
 Friday 28:        “Let Me Entertain You” Variety Show. Ipplepen Amateur
                   Dramatic Society. 7.30pm. Village Hall (see p. 23)
 Saturday 29:      “Let Me Entertain You” 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
                                                                                         Cancer Research (UK) ewton Abbot Branch
 Friday 4 June: Ipplepen Film Society presents “The Hurt Locker” (15).
                Oscar Winner Special...see page 9. Doors open 7.00pm                                     Coffee Morning
                                                                                         Saturday 8th May from 10.30am to 12.00pm
                                                                                                      Ipplepen Village Hall
                                                                                                     Various stalls and raffle.
                     Waye Barton Farm Foods                                                       Please come and support us.
                         FREE RA GE. ADDITIVE FREE.
              Beef, lamb, pork, venison, poultry, handmade sausages and burgers.
                         Potatoes and fresh-picked vegetables in season.
              Pasties, home baking and ready meals. Chutneys and Jam.
                       Great value freezer packs
          ½lamb, ¼pig, beef packs or mixed packs all only £49!
      Shop Open from Wednesday to Saturday-10.00am to 5.00pm.
                     Lesley Harris. Tel: 01803 813051.
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      Animals in Distress Rescue Centre                                           Ipplepen Amateur Dramatic Society
Animals in Distress will holding three fund raising events at the Rescue     Rehearsals are going well for our Variety Show “Let Me Entertain You!”
Centre during the summer months:                                             to be staged at the Village Hall on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th May.
                                                                             Tickets (seating unreserved) are now on sale from me (Tel. 01803-
"Wag and Walk”: Sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 16th May. BBQ &                 812653), priced at £6 for adults and £3 for children. Evening
Refreshments. Starting at 1.00pm, approx. 5 mile round walk from the         performances commence at 7.30 p.m. and there is also a Matinee on
Rescue Centre. Entry tickets £5 per dog - all tickets go into a Prize        the 29th at 2.30 p.m. Tickets for the evening performances include
Draw after the walk to win £100 Sainsburys voucher. Entry tickets and        cheese & biscuits (wine extra), but for the Matinee there will be tea,
optional sponsor forms are available from the Centre and the Charity's       coffee and light refreshments.
shops.
                                                                             The whole purpose of the Show is to raise funds for Rowcroft Hospice in
Building work has now begun on our new Puppy Care Unit at the                memory of Alison Duncan, so please come along and help us raise as
Rescue Centre. This new facility has been planned to enable                  much money as possible.
improvements for the nursing and care of mums and pups that come
into the Centre for a variety of reasons. Some are just unwanted, some       Another date for your diary is Monday 21st June when the Society will be
have been abandoned. The new Unit will not only include a mum and            holding its Annual General Meeting in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. New
pups kennel but also two quiet kennels for dogs that can't cope with         members will be most welcome.            Carol Smith. Press Secretary
being in the main kennel block and two special kennels for dogs
recovering from surgery. There will also be an area for assessing and
socialising dogs in a home environment.

Fundraising is still taking place for this exciting project. The "Buy a
Brick" appeal has been very successful with supporters purchasing a
brick for £5 each. Their names will be on a roll of honour in the new
Unit. Please contact the Rescue Centre on 01803 812121 or call in, if
you would like to contribute. The project is due for completion at the end
of July when there will be a Grand Opening Ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who supports Animals in Distress and please
remember, we are open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm if you wish to
adopt a pet or just come along for a look around the Centre. A warm
welcome awaits you from the staff and volunteers.

                            Christine Paradine. Rescue Centre Manager
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                     Good Companions                                                     Ipplepen Bowling Club
 All our members had a spring in their step after listening to a selection
 of songs about Spring by the Shipton Singers. Their enthusiasm for
 music and poems shone through during their performance.

 The draw of the moors was made evident while we listened to Luke             T Portch
 Darlington talk about “Dartmoor Letterboxing” and as this was only part
 one, we can obviously look forward to another interesting instalment in
 the future. Harry Colclough is a frequent visitor who keeps us amused
 and spellbound by his tales and pictures of his gardening exploits. The
 title “Travels of a Happy Gardener” is very much in evidence as we
 listened to his house moves and showground experiences that all
 revolved around flowers and plants.

 Monday 10 (meeting): “The River Rhine” with speaker John Hellewell.
 Monday 24 May (meeting): “Rich T” to entertain us.

 Theatre trips: Angela Pettit on 812521. Tickets still available for
 Calendar Girls and The Sound of Music.                       Angela Pettit
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                 Ipplepen Parish Council                                                      Ipplepen Twinning Association
Council meeting held on Tuesday 6th April 2010.                                             Annual General Meeting on 18 March 2010
Speaker – Susan Hitchcock had requested to come along to the Parish Council
to update the Ipplepen Housing Survey, which was last completed in July 2006.        A packed meeting at the Village Hall gathered expectantly for the
In view of the recent planning application at Foredown Road for affordable           annual vote off. Would any newcomers put their heads over the parapet,
housing, the Parish Council agreed that a new survey would be a good idea.           or leave the old guard to rule for another year? Outgoing chairman Mike
The questionnaire would not need to be as detailed as previous as some of the        Brewer, having guided the good ship Twinners throughout the past
data would still be current. A copy of the draft questionnaire that would be used,   three years summed up the highlights of the last twelve months. The
was passed to all Councillors. The survey will be sent out to all parishioners, at
                                                                                     May 2009 visit to our twin village of Soliers (near Caen in Normandy)
no cost to the Parish Council, hopefully within the next couple of months. A
                                                                                     followed the familiar pattern of bonhomie with our French friends,
report will then be prepared and a copy sent to the Parish Council.
                                                                                     including a tour of a Calvados distillery and cheese market. There was
Football Club Repairs – Coun. Tompkins to arrange for a builder to inspect
the roof to ascertain whether the repairs which have been done are sufficient.       much sampling to be done as only the Brits know how! Back in Blighty
Allotment Land – Coun.Tomkins advised that quotes had been obtained for              the members had a picnic (thank you to Mike Tewson) and debrief of
the groundwork & he was in touch with the District Valuer who will be                the visit a few months later. An American Party theme night followed the
contacting the landowner’s Agent soon.                                               US elections. Mike thanked the Twinners tea team for once again
Millennium Centre Security Light has now been fitted and a report received           providing sustenance at the July Village Show, Barry Quick won his
on the condition of the electrics. The Clerk to obtain further quotes for the        class at the Ipplepen Carnival. An Italian Night brought out the pasta
necessary work.
                                                                                     kings with an authentic meal and a contest to build a leaning tower of
Official Opening of Play Park - A new date of Saturday 19th June was agreed.
                                                                                     Pisa from spaghetti. Forays to the Church House Inn at Torbryan and
The Clerk was requested to start sending out new invitations and it was agreed
to add Stoneycombe Quarry to the invitation list. The notice board is now ready,
                                                                                     the Pig and Whistle were also well attended.
but the date will have to be changed. A further three trees have been ordered
for the play park and getting Power for the Recreation Ground is progressing.        After officially standing down, Mike set the scene for a new leader. It
St.Mary’s Church 106 Agreement – A meeting had taken place with Lorraine             turned out to be a real ladies night with Debbie Wade being voted in as
Montgomery at TDC and confirmation had been received that the 106 Funding            chairman and Kate Natusch as vice-chairman. There were some
would be given in full to the Parish Council with the exception of the               changes to the committee but the other principal officers remained for
contribution for indoor provision/enhancement. However, at the time of the           another term. So, what is happening in 2010? The school links continue
meeting it was agreed that this contribution would also go to the Parish Council.    between Ipplepen and Soliers. This year’s French visit, over the
The Clerk to query this with Lorraine Montgomery.                                    weekend of 22 and 23 May, resembles a friendly invasion—so don’t be
Hardup Bridge Sign – A letter has been sent to Network Rail, but as yet no
                                                                                     surprised if you see a double decker bus leading the convoy. Another
reply has been received.
                                                                                     spin off will be a week’s exchange for some of the younger members. It
Wall at Crossways – The wall is rapidly deteriorating and as no response has
been received from the Co-op South West Head Office, it was agreed that the          was noted that the Twinners continues to grow, but always have room
Parish Council would undertake the repair and Amenities to discuss fully.            for new families wishing to sample the delights of French life (mainly
War Memorial traffic calming – Coun.Smith has obtained a drawing and will            wine, food and good company). The meeting concluded with a shared
be having a meeting with DCC in due course and then pass details to                  supper with a Gallic theme.
Coun.Mrs.Northwood to enable grants to be applied for.
the speaker will be Helga Watts on “Life in Austria in Songs and Words”.             For more information about the Twinners, contact Debbie Wade
                                                                                     (chairman): 01803 812191, 5 North End Close.            Rod Wilkins
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             Ipplepen Women’s Institute                                                Ipplepen Parish Council (continued)
 39 members attended our monthly meeting at Ipplepen Village Hall on        County Councillor’s Report – Coun.Smith advised that it would seem that
 Tuesday 13th April 2010. The Speaker, Peggy Cooke, was introduced          Exeter will become a Unitary Authority and be known as Exeter Council. This is
 by Pat Tozer. Mrs Cooke spoke about “Growing Up in Wartime”. Her           still subject to a judicial review scheduled for 28th or 29th April, but DCC have
                                                                            already started preliminary work with Exeter with a view to them being a new
 father was a signalman and she grew up with her two sisters mainly in
                                                                            Authority by May 2011.
 Exeter, although she was born near Okehampton at Halwell Junction.
                                                                            There will be another “Walk to School Week” held this year on 17th-21st May.
 She was 10 years old at the start of the war and she spoke about her       This is to encourage children and parents to get to know their local
 family and the impact the war had on their daily living. She was thanked   neighbourhood and to promote independence in children by walking to school.
 by Doreen Dale.                                                            Also there has recently been a further 24 School Travel Plans received and
                                                                            assuming they are all approved for quality, it will mean that Devon has
 Seven members attended the Group Meeting at East Ogwell on 16th            achieved 99% of maintained schools with a written Plan.
 March 2010. The Speaker was Paul Rendell on “Our Beautiful Islands”.       With regard to the Littlehempston Cyclepath, DCC have agreed to be
 He showed a number of slides and spoke very knowledgeably about the        supportive of this initiative and are corresponding with the various landowners
 Scilly Isles where he had been a tourist guide in the past. Thank you to   including SWW in an attempt to open up a wayleave.
 the ladies of Ogwell WI for the delicious supper of savouries and cakes.   District Councillor’s Report – Coun.Elliott confirmed that his two requests for
                                                                            the Community Fund had been successful i.e. £1317.50 for both the Tremlett
 Afterwards we were entertained by “The Salty Singers” a group of two
                                                                            Grove Play area and the Village Hall extension. A vote of thanks was given to
 men and four women, who sang a number of light classical songs from
                                                                            Coun.Elliott on behalf of the Parish Council for the money towards the Tremlett
 their “Magic and Romance Collection”.                                      Grove Play area.
                                                                            Parish Paths Partnership Scheme 2010/11 – Unfortunately DCC have been
 The first “Painting on Silk” Course was held on 30th April and was         unable to allocate funds as we still have sums of grant from previous years still
 attended by six members, who thoroughly enjoyed the session.               unused.
 Because of its popularity a second course will be held next month.         Revised Parish & Town Council Charter – Coun.Smith suggested that with
                                                                            regard to section 9, would this mean that as per our Village Plan we would be
 The first round of the County Whist Competition was held on 20th           able to prioritise the uptake of affordable housing in Ipplepen.
 March. Congratulations to 2 members of our team Pat Berry and Penny        Pre-Disposition, Pre-Determination or Bias, & The Code of Conduct -
 Stimson from Denbury WI who were successful and will go through to         Information had been received from Sue Aggett at TDC, a copy of which had
 the final round on 17th April 2010.                                        been passed to all Councillors.
                                                                            New for the Household Recycling Collection Service - All parishioners will
 Several members want to “have a go at Line Dancing” so we are hoping       be receiving details advising that TDC will now be collecting unwanted clothes,
                                                                            shoes and textiles for recycling. These should be left in a carrier bag, which
 to arrange a “Taster Session” one afternoon in September. If you are
                                                                            then needs to be tied to keep the contents dry, before leaving alongside their
 not a member of the WI but are interested in coming to this session,
                                                                            recycling boxes on their usual recycling day.
 please give Mary Parish a ring on 01803 813906, you will be made very      Tepee Play in the Park – We have been offered another free “Play in the Park”
 welcome.                                                                   during the week 6th – 8th August. It was agreed to take up this offer, all we have
                                                                            to provide and pay for are refreshments and the hire of the Village Hall or
 The next meeting will be at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11th May 2010 when           Millennium Centre in case of wet weather and the Clerk will arrange.
 the speaker will be Helga Watts on “Life in Austria in Songs and Words”.
                                                           Jo Donaldson
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           Ipplepen Parish Council (continued)                                                   Ipplepen Local History Group
Anne-Marie Morris/Conservative Member would like to visit the Parish                  Spring seems to have sprung at last in Ipplepen...and with it, your
Council at their May meeting. This was agreed and the Clerk to make contact           history group committee is busy drawing up an “Ipplepen Timeline”.
with an official invitation.                                                          What charts the main events in the village's history? We have a few
Cluster Meeting - The next meeting is still to be arranged by the Clerk and the
                                                                                      opening events and dates for you to help with. The Ipplepen Timeline
topic will be Local Council Insurance.
                                                                                      will soon be able to be accessed on our website and in the archives. Of
Stoneycombe Quarry Liaison Committee - Coun.Tompkins had attended a
meeting on the 31st March. He reported that they had received no complaints
                                                                                      course, we can add to it at any time once we have the initial timeline in
from quarrying activities and their sales were on target for this year. Aggregate     place. So...drawing from the wealth of experience and knowledge that
Industries wish to continue to support local initiatives and would be willing to      many of you have (or may be able to uncover)...can you assist with any
look favourably on our request to donate boulders/logs for our play park. They        of the events and dates listed below? If you can, please contact John
are also intending to have an open day some time in September.                        on 813337 and help solve any of the gaps in our proposed time line....
Parish Emergency Plan - The Clerk and Coun.Mrs.Wilson had met and started
compiling the Plan and have looked through half of the questionnaires returned.       Some key dates we would like to know more about
The next step is to formulate an Emergency Team. This would comprise of at            Millennium Centre opened? George Hill’s Blacksmith shop built in Biltor road?
least two Councillors and 3 or 4 members of the community.                            Conservative Club opened? Crockers Farm House moved? Co-op Shop
Coun.Mrs.Northwood and Coun.Heath kindly agreed to be the Council                     moved? Post Office moved again?? Bridge Street widened? Butchers shop
members.                                                                              closed? Stephens shop in Fore Street closed? Gribbles shop closed? Mark
Rural Aid – Following the Rural Aid AGM, it is now permitted to put forward two       Moores farm sold? Carnival Club started?
bids for Rural Aid. The Clerk will therefore now also send in the Village Hall bid
to TDC.                                                                               AGM 12th July 7.30pm, Village Hall. Please make a note in your
Tremlett Grove Phase III - In view of the St.Marys development contributions, it      diary...we will be enjoying a summer supper and be showing photos of
was agreed for the Clerk to place the order with Record RSS for the Tremlett          Summers Past in Ipplepen, after the AGM. We celebrate our first official
Grove Play Park equipment.
                                                                                      year this summer...please make sure you come along and take part in
Street Naming: The Plough Inn will now be known as The Old Plough and 1
                                                                                      your history group's present and future. (Further details in the June
Plough Cottages.
                                                                                      issue of the village magazine.)
St.Mary’s Site removal of hedging etc. – It was agreed to forward a copy of
the Enforcement Officer’s email to the parishioner who has expressed concerns
at the removal of the hedgerow.
                                                                                      We will be showing photos of summer days in the village after the AGM.
Highways & Rights of Way – Potholes – ‘A’ roads are receiving priority at the         Our sincere thanks to Tony Meek, who has donated to the history
moment. Road Closure – 17th July Newhayes to Recreation Ground for                    group's archives, a DVD of Carnivals in the village from the years 1951,
Maypole Walkers between 13.30 and 14.15 hrs. Following the Public Question            1952 and 1954. We will include some of those in the slide show as well
asking what is happening about the ancient Signpost opposite the Post Office          as other sunny memories, courtesy of John and Arthur. Tony has kindly
it was agreed that it was important to retain this old fingerpost sign and also the   said that he will be willing to supply a copy of this DVD to anyone who
one along Paternoster Lane, and the Handyman will be asked to restore and             might like one (£10.00 per copy).
paint.
                                                                                      Thanks once again for all your on-going suggestions and tremendous
Date of next meeting which will be the Annual Parish Meeting: to be
                                                                                      support and enthusiasm; and remember, the timeline clock is ticking!
held on Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.
                                                                                                                                           Katy. Tel: 812125
                                              Cllr. Shirley Northwood
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          Ipplepen Rambling Club (continued)                                         Ipplepen Community Centre
                            May Diary                                    Our AGM was held after the coffee morning on 12th April, when most of
                                                                         our regulars were present. Our Chairman, Doreen Dale, listed the
 Weds 5th - Day Walk - Leave Village Square 10.00am. Leader - Keith.
                                                                         events which had taken place during the past year and how we had
 Saturday 8th - Whist Drive and Cheese and Wine Evening. In aid of the
                                                                         been able to send donations to several worthy charities.
 Village Hall Improvement Funds- £4.00 per person. Ipplepen Village
 Hall 7.30pm. PRE - BOOKED ONLY.                                         We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Vic George, who had
 Sunday 9th - Short Walk - Leave Village Square 10.00am. Leader -        been involved with our coffee mornings for many years. Until two or
 Ginny.                                                                  three years ago, he had been our Treasurer for a long time. We shall
 Tuseday 11th - Evening Walk - Ipplepen Village Footpaths - Leave        miss Vic very much and send our sincere condolences to Yvonne and
 Village Square 6.45pm. Leader - Roger.                                  family.                                                     Hazel Ford
 Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd - Weekend away. PRE-BOOKED ONLY.
 Tuesday 25th - Evening Walk - Leave Village Square 6.45pm. Leader -
 Mike Wright.
                                                                                           Ipplepen Tennis Club
 Sunday 30th - Longer Walk - Leave Village Square 9.00am. Leader -       After the Club AGM on Weds 24 March, the following people were
 Roger.                                           Audrey Cobbledick      elected to the Committee:
                                                                         Chairperson: Jim Mortiboy
                                                                         Vice-Chairperson: Sarah Hole
                                                                         Membership Secretary: Liz Robson
                                                                         Treasurer: Colin Waldron
                                                                         Secretary: Jenny Baillie
                                                                         Other members: Kay Burford, Charlie Outhwaite, Liz Mills, Angela
                                                                         Morrisroe.

                                                                         The Club fees have increased by £1.00 for adults to £22 and by £2 for a
                                                                         family to £32. Young adults remain at £10 and juniors remain at £6.
                                                                         Temporary membership is £2. The padlock was changed on 1 April so
                                                                         now is the time to join or renew your membership. Forms can be
                                                                         obtained from the Ipplepen Post Office and we are extremely grateful to
                                           DENTURE REPAIRS               David and Neal for arranging this. The ballot for Wimbledon tickets will
                                DENTURE REPAIRS WHILE YOU                take place on Tuesday 18 May at 7.00pm on the tennis court. Please
                                                                         try and come along if you have applied for a pair of tickets.
                                                    WAIT
                                                                         Club evening: Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm (longer in the Summer).
                                                                         Club afternoon: Saturdays 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
                                                  01626 833633 OR        Let’s hope we have a good Summer so all members can enjoy their
                                                     07813 754831        tennis and encourage others to join the Club.
                                                                                                                        Jenny Baillie (Secretary)
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             Ipplepen Film Society presents...                                                             Ipplepen Rambling Club
       The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (15) 142 minutes                                    Friday 12th March was the date for our twice yearly skittles match at the
                                                                                           Jolly Sailor, Ogwell. The ladies were losing by just 4 points, so the men
                7.30pm Wednesday 19 May                                                    very gallantly agreed to a playoff. We wished they hadn’t though,
                                                                                           because the second time we lost by 6 points, even though we ladies did
                   Ipplepen Village Hall                                                   everything we could to put them off. One of the men though did have his
       Tea, coffee, wine and refreshments served at 7.00pm                                 toe over the line, so that was probably why they won. We did have a
                                                                                           good time though with a very nice meal. Thank you Keith and Margaret
                                                                                           for organising everything.

                                                                                           The forecast was not good for our longer walk on Sunday 28th March.
                                                                                           However, 7 of us and Sally, set off to finish the John Musgrave trail. We
                                                                                           had intended to walk from Greenway House to Brixham but as parking
                                                                                           is not allowed at Greenway we had to reverse our plan and walk instead
                                                                                           from Brixham to Greenway.

                                                                                           We set off in the dry to walk first of all to Churston Ferrers where we
                                                                                           had a coffee stop. We had requested a sea view but alas that was not
                                                                                           possible but it was very pleasant as we sat on a bench in this pretty
                                                                                           village. We then walked through country lanes and footpaths until we
                                                                                           reached Greenway. We had to walk down to the quay to say we had
                                                                                           completed the whole walk. A few of us would have liked to have stayed
                                                                                           at the top of the hill as we knew we had a steep climb back but our
In 1946, quiet young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sent to Shawshank Prison        leader was having none of it so down to the quay we all went. We did
for the murder of his wife and her lover. While there he slowly builds a friendship with   indeed have to climb back up the hill but we did have our picnic lunch
another long-term prisoner, Red (Morgan Freeman). Shawshank is an engrossing tale,         once at the top. It was a glorious spot overlooking the river Dart.
rich with characterisation that has deservedly become a must see movie.                    Unfortunately, soon after, it started to rain and it got quite heavy for our
                                                                                           walk back. We decided to take the coastal walk back but it was very
Admission: £4 per person OR join The Ipplepen Film Society (£21 per person                 muddy and slippery. Never mind though, the spring flowers were
for the remaining seven films this year). Programmes available in the Post                 gorgeous. Thank you Roger for leading this lovely walk of approximately
Office.                                                                                    ten miles.

The Ipplepen Film Society has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and
Devon County Council Locality Fund. Particular thanks to the Ipplepen Village
Hall, Ipplepen Co-op and Ipplepen Post Office.
Email: filmsociety@ipplepen.net. Tel: 01803 814240.
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                           Out and About                                                 Ipplepen Film Society presents...
 Prolonged cold, dry weather continues to exert a marked influence upon
                                                                                               OSCAR WINNER SPECIAL
 both flora and fauna. The growth of vegetation is slower this year with
 many of the early Spring flowers well behind schedule – our first                             The Hurt Locker (15) (126 mins)
 daffodils were a week to ten days later this year than usual but the                            7.30pm Friday 4 June
 grass has needed much less mowing! Crocuses were spectacular and
 particularly welcomed by the bumble bees who could be spotted deep
                                                                                                                Ipplepen Village Hall
 within their cups, thankful for a hearty meal! Although the small birds                   Admission: £4 (FREE for Ipplepen Film Society members).
 have not yet returned in great numbers, their populations seem to be                                      Refreshments served at 7.00pm.
 relatively strong and, apart from the nuthatches, all our usual visitors
                                                                                    Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal, director
 have put in appearances. The early morning birdsong is a delight!
                                                                                    Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War-set action thriller The Hurt Locker presents the conflict
 Often, our first butterflies will arrive during March but, not surprisingly,
                                                                                    in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting
 that has not happened this year (although I did spot a painted lady in
                                                                                    firsthand: the soldiers. This multi-award winning film is a supreme, tense and
 Newton Abbot).                                             Martin Stentiford
                                                                                    gripping piece of drama which grabs your attention from the stunning opening
                                                                                    scene, which conveys the dangers faced by the specialist bomb disposal squad
                                                                                    that we spend the rest of the film following.


                                                                                                          Ipplepen Bowling Club
                              Evergreens                                                After a final clean-up and a few coats of paint, we’re ready to start our
 On March 17th, a well attended meeting heard a talk by Tony Swale titled “The          Summer season. Many thanks to all our hard working members.
 Code Breaker”. The dedicated people who worked at the Bletchley Park
 headquarters kept their work top secret. No talking was allowed amongst                We’ve a Ladies friendly game on April 11th when Kingsteignton Ladies
 workers. 18,000 messages were intercepted in 24 hours and 3million during the          will be hoping to get their revenge after our away win against them last
 war. (It makes switching over to digital TV look quite easy!). Bletchley Park is
                                                                                        month. After that, we’ll be starting our Summer leagues and
 now the National Codes Centre, near Milton Keynes, where visitors can see one
                                                                                        competitions and hoping to enjoy the sort of weather we’re having now.
 of the famous German Enigma cipher machines the secrets of which the British
 code breakers managed to crack.
                                                                                        Thanks to everyone who helped to organise our Winter entertainments:
 We’ve had a good response for ideas about coach trips, half or whole days. It’s        bingo, quiz nights, whist drives...all much enjoyed.
 your club: you decide where to go or which road we take. Vote for your favourite
 by ticking the list of trips at the next meeting. Mrs Mary Maunder was the lucky       Looking further ahead, why not sign up for our October visit to the
 winner of the “Easter Hamper Draw”. Our April meeting was Brian Maddock                Manor House Hotel at Okehampton? There’s a notice on the board.
 talking about “Dartmoor Wildlife”.
                                                                                        Thought for the month: There are many things that money can’t buy,
                                     Margaret Bartlett (Programme Secretary)            including what it used to.                                   T Portch
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                        Ipplepen Scouts                                                                  OUR MONTHLY WEATHER
 As I begin to write this my thoughts turn to the fabulous weather we are
                                                                                                                      MARCH
 all experiencing and wondering, hoping it will last for the up and coming
 Ten Tors. This event will take place over the weekend of the 8th and 9th
                                                                               Year                            2010     2009     2008     2007     2006     2005
 of May. Anybody who has ever taken part or has been involved in any
 way will understand just how much dedication and commitment is
                                                                               Highest temp. (OC)              15.2     17.7     16.3     19.5      16       18
 required, especially when the weather is not so kind. So, Good Luck to
 all the teams taking part.
                                                                               Lowest temp. (OC)               -4.7     -2.8     -2.3      -4       -3       -4
 The next few months are equally busy with the May Spring Scout Camp
 taking place over the w/e of 22nd to 24th. The ‘Festival of Scouting Fun      Average max. temp. (OC)         11.6     13.6     11.8     13.1     11.1     12.1
 Day’ takes place at Ugbrooke House on 12th June by kind permission of
                                                                               Average min. temp. (OC)          1.3      2.2      2.6      3.2      5.2     5.4
 Lord Clifford and will be a great day for all. Activities include archery,
 shooting, canoeing, sailing, raft racing, plus an exhibition of Scouting
                                                                               Total rainfall (mm)             76.5     38.3      96       95      116       48
 memorabilia and photographs of the past and present, all held in a
 beautiful setting. And not to forget the ‘Hurdlestone Challenge’, this take
                                                                               Number of dry days               19       23       11       16       10       20
 place on the 25th to 27th June, and from experience I can report
 everyone who attends come home very happy and very tired!
                                                                                   General Comments: March was very much a month of two distinct
                                                                                   halves: cold and dry in the first half, milder and wetter during the
 Paper Collection dates are now permanently on display in the Post
                                                                                   second. A reminder that Winter had not quite passed but with the
 Office window, so there is no excuse for not remembering. This is
                                                                                   promise of Spring yet to come. With such contrasts, the concept of ‘the
 valuable revenue for the Scouts and well worth pursuing! The Next
                                                                                   average conditions’ for the month becomes a little strained but almost
 collection will be Saturday 5th June.
                                                                                   all that we have with which to make year-on-year comparisons.
                                                                                   Nonetheless, two Ipplepen records were broken this month – the lowest
                              Diary Dates:                                         minimum temperature and the lowest average minimum temperature
 Ten Tors – 8th-9th May, Oakhampton.                                               (1.3°C against a ‘typical’ 4.8°C). Thus, overall the month had a generally
                                                                                   chilly feel about it with only 1987 have a lower average temperature.
 Committee Meeting – 12th May, 7.30pm The Wellington.                              The rainfall was very close to that expected but the number of dry days
                                                                                   somewhat more. High pressures dominated at the beginning of the
 Tesco Bag Packing – Sunday 16th May, 10 am to 1pm.
                                                                                   month with light winds from the North and East bringing cold, but
                                                                                   generally settled, weather whilst, during the latter part, pressures fell as
 Spring Scout Camp – 22nd – 24th May. Refer to Leaders.
                                                                                   wetter, more windy conditions arrived from the South and West. Late in
                                                             Karen Scrase          the month, an unexpectedly heavy snowfall occurred over parts of the
                                                                                   Moor, clearly seen from vantage points in the village, but we escaped
                                                                                   this time with merely a few flurries, too light to lay.
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                     St Andrew’s Parish Church                                           THE CHURCH IN IPPLEPEN                   May 2010
Other services at St Andrew’s: Holy Communion is at 10.30am every                     A Message from Ipplepen Methodist Church
Thursday. Morning prayer is said Monday – Friday at 8.00am.
                                                                               Here in the middle of April, I already feel that I have had enough of the
Little Angels (for children under 5 and their parents) in the church hall on
                                                                               General Election! By the time you read this magazine there will be
Thursdays at 1.30pm
                                                                               another six days to go before we can put our cross in the appropriate
You are welcome to attend all our services. For marriages and Baptisms
                                                                               box on the voting slip. We are being bombarded with leaflets and letters
please contact the Rector.
                                                                               through our letterboxes; manifestoes are being published, reported and
Ipplepen is part of a mission community which includes Denbury where
                                                                               argued; interviews are happening on TV, radio and in the papers; some
services are 9.15am Sundays and Thursdays and also Woodland. with
                                                                               of us are being hounded by supporters and candidates all keen to
Services at 6.00pm except the first Sunday.
                                                                               promise us the earth and more if we choose to vote for their political
                                                                               party.

                                                                               I am reminded of some words of Jesus in chapter 15 of John’s Gospel.
                                                                               Verses 16 – 17 from Tom Wright’s commentary read ‘You didn’t choose
                      St Andrew’s Church Hall                                  me. I chose you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that would
  We have a new booking secretary for the hall. His name is Mr Phil            last. Then the father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is
  Densham and he can be contacted on 01803 812217                              my command to you: love one another.’

                                                                               The disciples were chosen without realising they were candidates. Their
                          Christian Aid Lunch                                  appointment was grounded in the trust and confidence Jesus had in
  There will be a lunch of homemade soups and filled rolls at St Andrew’s      them.
  Church hall on Friday 14 May from 12 noon until 1.30pm. Proceeds will
  go to Christian Aid. Please support this effort as part of Christian Aid     Our political system has taken a battering over recent times. Trust and
  Week, and if you cannot attend there will be envelopes in church for         confidence needs to be restored. We have a responsibility to vote. Use
  your donation. Many thanks.                                                  the information available, discuss and ask pertinent questions. Our
                                                                               responsibility continues after May 6th – Jesus did not choose his
                                  Concert                                      disciples and then leave them, he supported and enabled them. So we
                                                                               need to use our elected MP and the political parties after the election;
  There will be a concert given by Exevox in St Andrew’s Church on
                                                                               keeping both aware of our support and our concerns. It is not ‘us and
  Saturday 8 May at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought on the door or in
                                                                               them’ - the team should be from the grassroots up. Jesus said ‘love one
  advance from St Andrew’s Church.
                                                                               another’. That is a positive command, not an apathetic one.

                                                                                                                                           Maria Alsop
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              Ipplepen Methodist Church                                                       St Andrew’s Parish Church
 Superintendent Minister: Rev. Edgar Daniels        Tel: 01626 353387           Rector:                    The Reverend Ian Eglin          812215
 Minister:               Rev. Kevin Hooke           Tel: 01392 211952           Reader:                    Mr Edward Goodman               812737
 Senior Steward:         Mr. Peter Alsop            Tel: 01803 813110           Wardens:                   Mrs Geraldine Dennis            813077
                                                                                                           Miss Madeleine Fedrick          814134
 We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for worship and   Deputy Warden:             Mr Stephen Bryant               812066
 fellowship. Morning Services and Junior Church each Sunday at 10.30am.         Hon Asst. Priest:          The Reverend Tony Meek          814370
 Coffee/tea served after the morning service. Evening worship as shown.
                                                                                                         Services in May 2010
                    Our Forthcoming Worship                                      nd
                                                                                2 May               The Fifth Sunday of Easter
 02 May                                                                         8.00am              Holy Communion
 10.30am          Rev Edgar Daniel                                              11.00am             Family Service (Fairtrade)
 6.30pm           Easter Offering Service at Shaldon Road                       3.00pm              Holy Baptism at Holy Trinity, Torbryan (Lucas Brendon)
                                                                                6.00pm              Evensong
 09 May           Christian Aid
 10.30am          Mrs Maria Alsop                                               9th May             The Sixth Sunday of Easter
 7.00pm           Agape (an alternative worship service)                        8.00am              Holy Communion
                  at Keyberry Methodist Church. Mrs Lis Reynolds                11.00am             Family Communion

 16 May           Ascension Sunday/Holy Communion                               Thursday 13th May          Ascension Day
 10.30am          Rev Kevin Hooke                                               7.30pm                     Sung Eucharist

 23 May           Pentecost                                                     16th May            The Sunday after the Ascension
 10.30am          Rev Tim Woods                                                 8.00am              Holy Communion
 7.00pm           Agape with Holy Communion                                     11.00am             Family Communion
                  at Keyberry Methodist Church. Rev Kevin Hooke
                                                                                23rd May            Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
 30 May           Trinity Sunday                                                8.00am              Holy Communion
 10.30am          Mr Bill Brealey                                               11.00am             Family Communion

 06 June                                                                        30th May            Trinity Sunday
 10.30am          Mr Alistair Rose                                              8.00am              Holy Communion
 3.00pm           Circuit World Church Service at Poundsgate                    11.00am             United Service for the mission community at Torbryan
                                                                                6.00pm              United Service for Christians together in Ipplepen
 A crèche is available each Sunday during the morning service for
 toddlers and young children. Parents and carers are very welcome to
 make use of this facility.

								
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