rural parish in North Devon, England
including Brayford village, High Bray
a part of Exmoor National Park
From the April 2004
Brayford Parish Council invited all residents to the Annual Parish Meeting at
7.30pm on Thursday 15th April in the Village Hall. This was a chance to
find out what the Parish Council has been doing over the past year and to
raise any issues of concern.
Meeting Agenda Parish
Council Meeting Agenda
from the meetings
The Pound project is now moving forward and it is hoped restoration work
will commence soon.
Village Play Area
The Parish Council are currently in negotiations with DCC for a piece of
land that will hopefully accommodate a new play area for the village. Once
the land is secured it is hoped to apply for funds to develop the project.
The Council are in discussion with County Councillor Jeremy Yabsley
regarding the timetable for providing passing places on Barnstaple Hill.
If anyone is aware of any places in the Parish that need attention by the
Lengthsman on his next visit, please contact Norman Barrow on 710569.
Parish Councillor required
A vacancy exists for a co-opted Parish Councillor. If you are
interested, write to The Clerk, Brayford Parish Council, Little Bray House,
Brayford, EX32 7QG by the 12th April, 2004 describing how you could
contribute to the community life of Brayford
Parish Council Meetings
If you have a
view, opinion, idea or comment on anything that impacts on the parish, the
PC want to know about it. Read the minutes of each meeting posted on the
notice boards and if you agree or disagree with anything you see, don’t be
afraid to mention it. Either attend the public participation part at
the beginning of each PC Meeting (see diary for dates) or if you can’t
get to the meeting, tell your local Parish Councillor.
On the 19th May the Club will visit M. & M. Plants at
Chittlehamholt (courtesy of Mr & Mrs Thorne) with
particular interest in hanging baskets. The time is 7.30pm at the
venue, but please try to meet in the Village Hall car park at 7pm and share
Don't forget to bring a basket or tub to plant up during the visit!
Although the annual Flower Show will not take place until August, a
copy of the schedule of entries has been enclosed with the printed
newsletter to allow you time to plant or prepare your entries. Make
sure you support this event to ensure its continued success.
Fiona Byrne's Information Sheet gives
lots of useful information about herbs and their uses.
Membership of the club is free but admission is £1 for normal meetings at
the Village Hall.
The PTFA would like to thank everyone who helped make the Fashion Show
such a brilliant success. It raised £817. A special thanks to Sarah who put
it all together.
The Boomerangs are in the process of arranging a ‘Bounce-a-Thon’
fund-raising day on 8th May. More details will be available in
the next few weeks - look out for the posters around the parish.
A reminder that services each Sunday are
at 11am and 6.30pm.
Lent meetings are shared with North Molton every Wednesday for 30 mins
beginning at 6.30pm.
Easter services will be Good Friday at 11.00am with Rev. Clay Andrew and
Easter Sunday at 11.00am with Rev. Tony Cox followed by Communion and at
6.30pm with Mr. A. Needs.
On Thursday 6th May, the Rev. Neil G. Richardson, the President of
the Methodist Conference will pay a visit to Duke Street, South Molton.
Bob Shadbolt will talk about ‘walking for the Children’s
Society in Peru’. This will be held at Purbrook Cottage starting at 2.30pm.
At the March meeting of the M.U. at Barum, the speaker
was the Rev. Clay Andrew (Methodist Minister).
The M.U. will be taking part in a ‘Wave of Prayer’ on Saturday 10th
April between 11.30am and 12.00. This is part of the
Exeter Diocesan four day event which will pray for everyone across the
The meeting on Wednesday 21st April at 2.30pm will be held at
South Lydcott when Isobel Thomas will talk about her trip to S. Africa.
On Wednesday 19th May
the Spring Group Meeting will be held at Landkey Village Hall at 7.15pm.
On the 14th April the W.I. are being shown around the North Devon
Athenaeum at 7pm. They will be meeting in the village hall car park
Thursday the 22nd April will be the W.I.’s Spring Council meeting
at Exeter University and on the
They will hold their ‘Resolutions Meeting’ on the 12th May at 7.15pm
in the village hall.
& Toddler Group
The Parent, Baby and Toddler Group are due to meet for the
first time on Thursday 22nd April at 1.45pm in the Methodist
Hall. New-borns up to school age are all welcome. Parents please bring a
small bag of toys to help get them started.
Kelly and friends would like to
say a big thank you to everyone who helped and supported the recent Blue Peter
Coffee Morning appeal which raised £156.50.
The Brayford Craft Club next meet at 1 Broomhill on Monday 5th April from
You are invited to join them - you may get "hooked" or perhaps
Members of the Church thank
Ruth for the simnel cake and posies for the Mothering Sunday service.
The A.G.M. of High Bray Church will be held on the 22nd April at 1
Broomhill starting at 7.30pm.
There is nothing to report on the neighbourhood watch front since the
last newsletter. However, don’t get complacent - be safe and keep
your eyes open for anything or anyone suspicious near you. And don’t forget
to let your co-ordinator know about it.
Village Hall Duck Race
this a good opportunity to meet other people from the parish
and enjoy a pleasant afternoon.
The annual Village Hall Duck Race will be held at
Brayford Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2004 at 2.30pm.
The normal stalls and attractions will be available to make
Make sure you go along and buy a duck.
Special thanks to the
Newsletter Editor for providing extracts from the April Newsletter.
Supported by Brayford Parish Council