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 Please note the Book Swap and Bridge Club have both moved to Thursdays

Christmas Craft Fayre, Welcombe Village Hall
Sunday November 27th

The Christmas craft fayre is returning under the expert guidance of the Project Prickles Team on Sunday 27th November. It will be an even bigger event than last year with an outside awning providing extra room. Please come and support

Bell ringing practice most Mondays at 7.30pm

Welcombe Village Hall Lunch Club 
Mondays. October 31st November 14th and 28th 
Contact Sheila Wade
Must be booked in advance.
Sheila Wade 01288 331391

Yoga : Sessions Tuesday am.

WI : Tuesday 8th November

Film Club Next Film Clubs November 1st and 29th, full details opposite

Chicks in the sticks
to be confirmed

Stitch Group Wednesdays 10.00am

Bridge Club, Thursdays at 7pm all welcome

November 3rd and 17th
2.30 - 4.30 look for notices
Excellent coffee, tea & cakes!

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.


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


 Diary Date:
The Welcombe Salmagundi will return on Saturday 3rd December. More details later.


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:



“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.
November 3rd and 17th

Film Club

Tuesday November 1st then the 29th at 7.30pm

Under African Skies was very well received. The next film is Rear Window, a classic Hitchcock film and thought to be one of his best. It is the story of some-one housebound after an accident and passes his time looking out on his neighbours. What could go wrong?? Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Main film at 8pm, usual short from 7.30pm, wine included.


Local bus service changes

News from the County Council travel co-ordinator
I am writing to inform you that Stagecoach have announced significant changes to local bus services from Sunday 30th October 2022 There is an array of changes from timetable and route reductions, through to no longer operating some services. As they are legally required to do so, Stagecoach have consulted with the Transport Coordination Service at Devon County Council. In response to this we are making arrangements, where possible, to maintain frequency and capacity in the bus network. Outline details of the service changes, and where Devon County Council has been successful in replacing services, can be found on our Travel Devon web page
 Changes to Bus Services in Devon from 30th October 2022 - Travel Devon


The Old Smithy Inn changes hands. Farewell to Murrough and Gráinne, after 5 years at the Smithy, I am sure we wish them and Jack success in their next venture.
This note is on the Smithy Facebook page.:
To all the wonderful patrons old and new of The Old Smithy it is our absolute pleasure to announce that there is a new team in place. Headed up by Lucy and her front of house team and the superb kitchen crew of David , Ben and Peter. The entire team will be getting their hands dirty and undertaking essential maintenance and giving the Inn an autumn clean. This requires that we close for a week from 31st October 2022 until 6th November 2022 inclusive. We look forward to welcoming one and all on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November when will be exceptionally open for drinks. All the best from Lucy and the team.





ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE? Welcombe Bridge Club will be offering weekly teaching sessions at the Welcombe Village Hall from October. Please contact Peter Rosser on 01288 331796 or by email at Bridge club has moved to Thursdays. Bridge Club organiser Stephen Barrett 01237 440032






Welcombe Pottery update

Autumn Taster Pottery sessions 2022 with Alice Gare and Becci Davies Sat November 5th 10am -12.30 6 spaces available Two and a half hours to relax and get creative. Half the session is having a go on the pottery wheel, the other half making a decorative slab mug or vase, printing into the clay with plants, flowers and wooden stamps. Theres always plenty of tea and cake to keep your creativity flowing. Your pots will be glazed and fired, ready to collect at a later date. 6 people per class £45 per person Please book through our online shop







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