We welcome the community to please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the development of the new pavilion at Georgeham Playing Field:
Georgeham Parish Council has been very fortunate in being given one of the Lodges surplus to requirements from Ruda Holiday Park which is now positioned in Georgeham Playing Field.
The Parish Council is indebted to Ruda for the donation of this building which it is hoped will be converted into a building suitable for community use, including changing facilities for the Football Club.
It has been necessary for some work to be carried out to the exterior of the building to make it safe. The Parish Council’s thoughts are now turning to the interior and quotations are being considered. All this comes at a cost and before any work is put in hand, it will be necessary to obtain grant funding towards the work to keep the price as low as possible that the Parish Council has to pay. These arrangements are not done overnight and Parish Councillors want parishioners to be aware that yes, the work is being considered but it will be a little while before the project can be finished.
We very much hope that you will bear with us while the project moves forward. Councillors hope, as well as parishioners, that it will be in a fit state to use as soon as is practible possible.
On behalf of Georgeham Parish Council.
Preparatory work at Georgeham playing field is underway for the removal of the two metal storage containers and the installation of a new Community Pavilion incorporating changing facilities, showers, toilets and a hopefully a small kitchen. There will be some disruption for the next week as the playing field will be closed from Monday for a few days.
The Parish Council is indebted to Park Dean Holidays who have very kindly given us a lodge to install that we can adapt to our needs in the fullness of time.
After a year’s absence the OVO Energy Tour of Britain returns to the South West of England on Stage Two, which also represented the race’s 10th visit to Devon in the past 12 years. Day two of this year’s race departs from the UK’s newest town – Cranbrook and finishes in Barnstaple, which last welcomed the race back in 2012
Please see below the details regarding the times the race will be passing through Georgeham & Croyde on Monday 3 Sept including advance notice of road closures and disruptions to traffic.
We recommend people watching the race should try and be at the road side between 30mins and 1hr before the race is due to pass.
Advance warning signs on A-frames will be placed on the key approach roads to Georgeham & Croyde from 20th August (2 weeks in advance of the race). These will display – ‘Delays likely’ 13:45 to 16:00 (see attached) and should help raise awareness of the event locally.
To ensure the safe passage of the race it has been necessary to implement a clearway (no waiting or parking) as the race passes through Georgeham & Croyde. The length of clearway is indicated in the plans that can view viewed below:
The clearway will run from 09:30 until 16:00 with signage about the clearway going up at the same time as the advance warning signs, 2 weeks in advance of the event. Signs will be mounted to lamp columns or posts on highly visible yellow signs. A recovery vehicle will travel approximately 2hrs ahead of the race to remove any vehicles that are parked illegally within the clearway.
We would very much value the support of any volunteers in advance with any door knocking to residents/businesses or sharing via social media through local groups that may exist. This should be to remind people to park elsewhere and to reschedule things like deliveries, particularly avoiding the afternoon of the race when we will be more actively policing the clearway.
On the day itself it would also be helpful if volunteers could be asked to keep an eye on the clearway and remind motorists/residents to keep the route clear. This would be of particular assistance after midday so we can be made aware of any issues.
For all people interested in volunteering please contact the Devon Tour of Britain Project Manager below:
Timetables, maps, programs, race manuals and more can all be found here: https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-two/
DO YOU LIKE walking… LIKE running…
LIKE stunning scenery?
DO YOU LIKE delicious local food …
LIKE refreshing drinks…LIKE FUN?
…THEN THE SCRUMPTIOUS CROYDE TRAIL is the event for you.
Enthusiastic runners and walkers will be in for a Devon treat at the SCRUMPTIOUS CROYDE TRAIL event on Sunday 4th June 2017.
This however is not just any trail, this event offers every participant a delicious menu of local produce as they follow the paths around some of the UK’s finest beauty hot spots.
This scenic 10 mile circular trail will take place on Sunday 4th June starting in Croyde and will lead participants through the picturesque villages of Croyde, Saunton, Georgeham, Putsborough overlooking Woolacombe, with glimpses of stunning coastal views at every turn.
For the full event details go here: http://overandabove.org.uk/scrumptious-croyde-trail/