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St Nectan's Church - Welcombe

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 What’s on

Welcombe Garden Show returns on Saturday August 6th. Leaflets have been delivered to all Welcombe houses and more details on Welcombe news later

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 Bell ringing practice most Mondays at 7.30pm

Welcombe Village Hall Lunch Club 
Mondays. June 27th, July 11th & 25th 

Contact Sheila Wade
Must be booked in advance.
Sheila Wade 01288 331391

Yoga : Sessions Tuesday am.

WI : Tuesday 12th July

Film Club Tuesday 12th July 7.30pm 
full details opposite

Chicks in the sticks
Tuesday 19th July 7.30

Stitch Group Wednesdays 10.00am

Bridge Club, Wednesdays at 7pm all welcome

Book swap - see opposite
Wednesdays June 29th, July 13th & 27th
2.30- 4.30pm.
Excellent coffee, tea & cakes!

June 24th - Wine & Wisdom quiz
at Meddon Village Hall 7.30pm!


Playground users are reminded that the playground is designed & intended for children under 12. The equipment is NOT insured for older users and in particular adults must NOT use the Zipwire.


Lunch Club . Contact Sheila Wade. Must be booked in advance. Sheila Wade 01288 331391

Month Ahead:
recycling: Thu 5th then All Wednesdays
Refuse: Thursday 6th then 19th

Welcombe Bells

  The Welcombe bell ringers have restarted with ringing at all services where possible. It is intended to practice on Monday nights at least fortnightly.

If you would like to have a go at bell ringing or just come and watch for a while on Monday evenings from 7.30pm contact me on 331700 if you have any questions at all.

Mick Dollimore, Nectans Meadow.


Full details of events at Meddon Village Hall, Keep Fit, Pilates , Morsbagging etc can be found on the Meddon website:

Welcombe Book swap :

Bookswap “The New Welcombe book swap has got off to a great start with a good group of regular swappers coming to enjoy their book choices, a chat with fellow swappers, and the pop up tearoom. We also have some new faces discovering us every fortnight which is fantastic.

The range of books is huge and with regular swappers we have some great new reads every week. The children’s books have increased too and we have a great selection for younger readers and little ones especially. There are also lots of non-fiction from cooking to autobiography, history to gardening and lots of art, craft and hobby books to get you started on something new, or put together a little selection as an extra pressie to pop under the tree this year.

Remember you can buy books if you have none to swap at 50p each otherwise swap for free. We also have some jigsaws now which are only for swapping please and some free magazines. 



 Film Club: Tuesday 12th July at 7.30pm

After May’s film was startling in a number of ways. June’s film will be different again. Holy Water is set in Ireland and has a similar subversive theme like Waking Ned. I am promised it is highly amusing, but to say more will reveal the plot! Some new shorts to start, + wine. Original release poster below Message from Gaye Kite:Sadly we have had 3 more Hedgehog fatalities on the roads from Southole through to Welcombe Cross. I have spoken to Devon Highways and in order to put some signage up to alert drivers, visitors especially, to the fact we have a sizeable array of hedgehogs in this locality, we need to prove we are a Hot Spot. This is easily done by recording your hedgehog sightings via the link below. I appreciate it will take a little of your time, but it’s a worthwhile cause. If you could do this for me and for the hedgehogs we’d be most grateful. Thank you very much. ????

News from Welcombe Parish Council

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Parish Council AGM took place on 11th May, as well as the regular PC meeting. After a year of holding the fort as Chair, Murough McHugh has stepped down and also resigned from the council, as the pressures of work are too much for him to be able to carry on. Mick Gates was elected chair and Debs Lehner as Vice Chair. The PC would like to thank Murrough for his hard work during his tenure. Once we have had an official resignation letter from Murrough we will be advertising for a new Councillor. The PC's mission for the coming year is to engage more regularly with the parish, in the form of participation in the newsletter, to encourage more participation from the public. We have seen a small increase in public attendance for meetings, but would love to see more. Although the PC has little power of its own, it is the vital link between our little community and a whole raft of public services, information and events. Usually District Councillors turn up to meetings and so this is a good opportunity to met with them and discuss issues that may concern you at a local and wider level. Meeting dates are published well in advance on the Welcombe Website - Parish Council and we will endeavour to also publicise nearer the date via Facebook and this newsletter. A selection of items covered last night: 1. The award of £500 donation to the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations taking place at the Village Hall. 2. Award of the grass cutting contract to Mr A Wade. 3. Discussion with parishioners around the ongoing planning application at Star Acre Farm 4. Confirmation of the appointment of the new Parish Clerk, Nicola Cull. Nicola is a resident of Kilkampton but is a regular visitor to the village. She has worked at a high level in the world of Management Consulting and is now semi-retired, working part time.. She brings her experience and professional demeanour to the PC and we are very grateful for it, welcome Nicola! 5. General business, such as approval of accounts, minutes from previous meetings and Chairs Annual Report, reports from Climate & Biodiversity Group, and CERT. Most of us will be present at the Queens Jubilee Celebrations, so come and have a chat and let us know what more you would like to see from your Parish Council! -- Kind Regards Mick Gates 07385 935165 Welcombe Parish Council - Chair CERT Coordinator

Two apple trees

have been donated to the Village Hall by a neighbour of David & Sarah Mills for the Jubilee and have been planted in the playground by Pete Rosser and Alastair Nicol. A new two seat child swing has also been ordered and will be installed in due course. Thanks to the Parish Council for their help with this.











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