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24 1 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 2 23 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 22 3 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 4 21 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 20 5 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 6 19 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 18 7 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) 8 17 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01803 814240. 16 9 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 10 15 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. 14 11 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 12 13 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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