Proposed Newberry Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Scheme Report

Report on Public Consultation

A Public Consultation was carried out during November 2018 [see Nov article here] into proposals to improve pedestrian access along Newberry Road between the junction with Longland Lane and the steps to the village car park.

The improvements are in four sections and people were asked to express their support or opposition to the proposals for each section.
In addition, people were asked four questions about themselves: whether they currently walk down Newberry Road, whether they have impaired mobility, how many children they represent and which of the new footpaths they would use.

Respondents were invited to add further comments.

Click here to see the report

Proposed Newberry Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Scheme

A working group of local residents supported by the Parish Council and Georgeham School have come together to promote a scheme to improve pedestrian access along Newberry Road between Longland Lane and the steps to the village car park.

This length of road includes the very narrow single track section adjacent the village playing field where the road is bounded by high banks and there is no pedestrian footway.

The Parish Council is conducting a consultation during November and residents living along Newberry Road, Glebefield, David’s Hill and Longland Lane will receive a leaflet and questionnaire to be completed and returned to Georgeham Stores (or any Parish Councillor) by 30th November. To see the leaflet follow this link.

Anyone else in the Parish is also welcome to comment and further copies of the leaflet and questionnaire can be obtained from Georgeham Stores.

For more information please contact the Parish Council.

THE RED BOX PROJECT

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The red box project provides free period products to young people in need in schools. This is a community enabled project so we need everyone to get involved

WHAT’S THE ISSUE

It can be hard to believe that in this day and age people cannot afford period products. But this is true, and it is happening every day. Research by Plan International UK found that:

  • 137,700 girls in the UK have missed school because of period poverty
  • 1 in 10 girls have been UNABLE TO AFFORD sanitary wear
  • 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary wear
  • If you had to choose between buying sanitary wear or eating

Which would you choose? And how about this….

  • 48% of girls in the UK are embarrassed by their periods Only 1 in 5 girls feel comfortable discussing it with their teacher
  • 71% of girls admitted they have felt embarassed buying sanitary products
  • 49% of girls have missed an entire day of school because of their period
  • of which 59% have made up an excuse instead.

Whether it’s period poverty, not being able to ask at home, or just being caught short, we want to have their backs and let them keep their dignity

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Donate period products
  • Set up a donation point (at home/business/centre)
  • Donate funds to our cause
  • Volunteer as a local Red Box ambassador (set up donation points/spread awareness/deliver/help collect boxes)
  • Set up an event to raise money & awareness
  • Run a stall for us
  • Help with packing up boxes

GET IN TOUCH

Visit our Facebook Page: facebook.com/redboxprojectnorthdevon
Email us at: redboxprojectnorthdevon@gmail.com
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First aid training for local businesses

First aid training for local businesses

Get ready for the Summer season! Every business needs a qualified first aider, regardless of size or risk. It promotes a healthy atmosphere in the workplace as well as reducing risk.

Georgeham Village Hall

An opportunity is coming up in Georgeham to send someone on an accredited course. On successful completion of our Emergency First Aid at Work course, the qualification will be valid for 3 years; that’s less than £20 per year to have a qualified first aider on your team! Call us now to book your place:

Saturday 24th March 10.00am – 4.30pm
Georgeham Village Hall, Hill Park EX33 1JL

Cost £50 per person which includes manual and qualification.
Email firstaidathand@aol.com or call 01271 326885 to book a place.

Emergency First Aid at Work course

We come to you! With a minimum of 4 participants we will come to you to deliver this training. Not only is this more cost effective for you per head but the training will be tailored specifically to your business needs and risk. Your company policies and procedures can also be incorporated into the training.

Tip! Join with a neighbouring business to increase numbers.

Two hour First Aid training workshops

Everyone needs to know a little First Aid. At First Aid at Hand we recognise that it is not possible for everyone to attend an accredited course so we also offer 2 hour sessions to workplaces, groups and clubs. For £100 up to 12 people can learn lifesaving skills. Public workshops also available.

Go to our Website or follow our Facebook page to find out more.

Contact us now to book and discuss your business needs.

Kind regards,
Lorraine Kamp and Chaz Luther-Frisby

First Aid at Hand
www.firstaidathand.com
07550 099426
01271 326885

Love My Beach: Community Litter Picking Putsborough

Community litter picking on Putsborough Beach this winter.

Beach Clean!

Join us on the beach for a bit of fresh air and litter picking!
Escape from the family for a few hours or bring them along to search for plastic (and beachcombe for treasure!).
Free Parking and Beach Cleaners discount available from the cafe.

Saturday 20th January – Putsborough Beach
2pm – 3:30pm

Contact ranger.rose@hotmail.com for more information

OR join the ‘Croyde Comunity Beach Cleaning Group‘ on Facebook

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Devon & Cornwall Police Dec 2017 Newsletter

Driving this Christmas? Steering completely clear of alcohol is the safest option for everyone.

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect they are under the influence of alcohol will be breathalyzed. If drug driving is suspected, drivers may have to undergo a roadside sobriety test.

Roads Policing Inspector Richard McLellan emphasized that being under the limit does not necessarily mean that a driver’s judgement and abilities are not impaired. He said

Police can still arrest a driver for driving whilst impaired if an officer suspects they are unfit through drink or drugs, even where the breath samples provided back at the police station are found to be under the legal limit. They may still be charged and convicted of an offence.

Your judgement may still be impaired the morning after a night out too, so our message is clear and simple, don’t drink and drive, it is simply not worth it.

Police are also emphasising that the effects of a collision caused by driving with impaired judgement due to drink or drugs extend much further than initial damage, injury or fatalities.

If you drink and drive you risk significant consequences, not just increasing your chance of causing serious injury or a death through a collision but consequences in trying to carry on with a normal life.

The penalties when caught have far-reaching implications on any driver’s life financially, emotionally, psychologically and on their family and friends.

The punishments for drink driving are severe, not only from what a court may pass as a sentence, but the ongoing consequential effects. If convicted of drink driving you will have a criminal record, lose your licence, you could spend time in prison and receive a hefty fine.

Preventing death or injury is as simple as pre booking a taxi back from a party or having an alcohol free.

During the busy run up to Christmas and the intensive shopping period, Devon and Cornwall Police are advising people to keep their Christmas purchases safe.

People are advised to protect their Christmas purchases by storing them in a safe, secure and private location that is not visible from outside, so burglars aren’t tempted to steal them.

Christmas is a great time of year for thieves and burglars. They know that there will be high-value goods in homes and in cars and will look out for any opportunity to capitalise on this.

People can take precautions to avoid having their new goods stolen by following police advice. We want everyone to have a safe and happy Christmas and prevent and avoid upsetting Christmas burglaries.

Here are some top tips to help prevent your home from being burgled:

  1. Keep gifts out of sight
  2. Keep all windows and doors closed and locked
  3. Don’t leave keys in locks especially near letterboxes or cat flaps

Crimes reported November 2017

Croyde and Georgeham: 1 x crime – Common assault
Ashford: 1 x crimes – Common assault Ashford. 1 x crime – Malicious communications act,
Marwood: 5 crimes – 1 x crime – Fail to stop after road accident.

Ask NED is a Non-Emergency Directory.

It is a new service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help. Ask NED includes the Ask the Police database and common questions asked of our partner organisations. devon-cornwall.police.uk/askned

 

Like us on our Facebook page Braunton Police and get regular updates as they happen.

Contact us Braunton@DC.police.uk

Emergency dial 999

Non emergency dial 101

or email 101@DC.Police.UK

 

You can download this full Newsletter here

The recycle Devon thank you awards

The Recycle Devon Thank you awards are a chance to nominate Devon’s recycling heroes. Parish residents and communities are being called on to nominate their unsung recycling heroes, whose efforts have helped the county remain one of the greenest in the UK.

The Fifth Recycle Devon Thank You Awards will be held on 16 March 2018. Nominations for the eight categories, including those for schools, businesses, and community groups, can be submitted on the Recycle Devon website from 1 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.

The Thank You Awards are organised by the Recycle Devon team, and were first launched to recognise those people who do that bit extra to help ensure Devon remains clean and green.

At last count 55.7 per cent of the total rubbish collected or taken to recycling centres in Devon that could otherwise have been disposed of, was recycled.

There will be a public vote after shortlisting to nominate ‘Your Overall Recycling Hero’, which will be featured on the Recycle Devon Website. There will be prizes and recognition for all shortlisted nominees.

Do you know someone who makes a real effort to reduce, reuse and recycle? Perhaps a neighbour, friend, someone from a community group, or even a member of your local collection crew or staff from your local recycling centre.

It could also be a local school or college student, teacher, helper or member of the support staff. Please get in touch. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill in the quick nomination form at:

www.recycledevon.org/recycling-heroes – they deserve it!

Chairman of the DASWC, Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee, Councillor Duncan Wood said: “The committee wants to recognise those who have gone beyond the call of duty or perhaps have even come up with new and innovative ways to reduce waste or reuse and repair unwanted items.”

Liz Jarvis, Senior Waste Manager at Devon County Council, said: “Last time we had over 60 nominations and we’re hoping to receive even more this year. It’s such a pleasure to hear about the amazing, inspiring people in Devon and all the hard work they do.”

The categories are:

  • Your Recycling Hero – this could be a friend, family member, neighbour or local champion
  • School Recycling Hero – three categories – child or adult as well as class/group
  • Community Group recycling hero
  • Collection Crew/Operative – recycling, garden, food, or refuse collector
  • Recycling Centre Operative staff
  • Small Business Champion

Nominations need to be in by 1st December. There will be an awards ceremony for all the shortlisted nominations in March which will be hosted by Heart Breakfast Radio DJ’s, Matt and Vic.

For further information or to nominate, please see the www.recycledevon.org website, or post your entry to:
The Recycle Devon Team,
c/o Devon County Council,
Waste Management,
County Hall,
Exeter,
EX2 4QD

Resources to help spread the word:

Recycle Devon is a countywide waste communications campaign which represents a partnership of 10 authorities across Devon including Devon County Council, 8 District Authorities and Torbay Council.

For more information: Visit recycledevon.org
Find us on facebook.com/recycledevon
Follow us on twitter.com/recycledevon
Subscribe to youtube.com/yourrecycledevon
Follow us on pinterest.com/recycledevon
Follow us on instagram.com/recycle.devon

David Beasley – Devon County Council – 01392 382558 – media@devon.gov.ukwww.devonnewscentre.info

Devon & Cornwall Police Oct 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to Braunton Rural Police’s monthly newsletter.

Devon and Cornwall Police want to ensure that Halloween is a happy and safe time for everyone.

If you are going trick or treating this Halloween we want you to have fun and be safe but remember not everyone wants to call at their home.

The ‘Sorry, No Trick, No Treat, No Thanks’ campaign encourages members of the public who do not want to be bothered by trick or treaters to download and print this poster and place it in the front door or window of their homes. In recent years we’ve seen an increase in the number of people participating in Halloween fun.

‘We’d say to anyone who’s going trick or treating to think about other people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable as they may get worried if strangers are continually calling at the door during the evening. We don’t want to discourage anyone or spoil anyone’s fun but we’d ask people not to call at homes displaying this poster.’

You can download the poster from www.dc.police.uk/halloween

To have fun and safe Halloween follow these top tips:

  1. Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick or treating
  2. Only go to houses of people you know and who are happy for you to call
  3. Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit
  4. Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone
  5. Watch out for traffic — drivers might not see you.

Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night

Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue receive reports and are called out to deal with children and adults being injured by fireworks.
Each year children and adults are injured as a result of fireworks and sparklers. Sparklers can reach temperatures 15 times hotter than that of boiling water and 5 times hotter than cooking oil. Anyone deciding to handle sparklers should do so with extreme care.

Crimes reported September 2017

Croyde and Georgeham: 11 crimes
Ashford: 0 crimes
Marwood: 5 crimes

Ask NED is a Non-Emergency Directory.

It is a new service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help. Ask NED includes the Ask the Police database and common questions asked of our partner organisations. devon-cornwall.police.uk/askned

 

Like us on our Facebook page Braunton Police and get regular updates as they happen.

Contact us Braunton@DC.police.uk

Emergency dial 999

Non emergency dial 101

or email 101@DC.Police.UK

 

You can download this full Newsletter here

Combe Martin & Croyde Perception Survey

As part of his A-Level Geography fieldwork investigation, Samuel Shackleton of Queen Mary’s Grammar School is comparing Croyde and Combe Martin by looking at socio-economic differences between the two villages and surrounding areas.

He has kindly requested residents of Croyde take part in his survey via the link below which only takes a few minutes to complete:

http://www.ndsurvey.tk

If you have any further feedback that might help his research please also contact him via his email: 11shackleton-se@qmgs.walsall.sch.uk