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Updated information for Public Bus Services in Devon

Stagecoach are making changes to several of their commercial services from 23rd January. These are related to ongoing driver issues due to the pandemic and recruitment problems. The expectation is that the reduced timetables will help minimise short-notice cancellations.

The changes are:

Exeter and Crediton

A Alphington – City Centre – Thornpark Rise:  Daytime frequency reduced to every 30 minutes.

E1, E2 Exwick – City Centre:  Daytime frequency reduced to every 30 minutes on each route.

H, H1, H2 St Davids Station – City Centre – Digby:  Some journeys will extend from St Davids Station to Cowley Bridge to replace services 5, 5A, 5B and 5C in Wrefords Lane and West Garth Road, with a 30 minute daytime frequency.

I/J Digby – Countess Wear – City Centre – Whipton – Digby:  Daytime frequency reduced to every 30 minutes on each route.

R/S Rifford Road – City Centre circular:   Daytime frequency reduced to every 40 minutes on each route.

5, 5A, 5B, 5C Exeter – Crediton – North Devon/Chulmleigh/OkehamptonThese services will no longer operate via West Garth Road and Wrefords Lane in Cowley Bridge due to a forthcoming weight limit. A replacement service is provided as part of service H, H1 and H2. In Crediton services 5 and 5C will operate via the Railway Station increasing this section to two buses an hour. Service 5A and 5B will operate via Exeter Road and the A377.

 G – Hamlin Gardens: Country Bus recently surrendered the contract for this service.  Following a tender exercise, Greenslades Coaches will operate the service from Monday 24th January 2022 sticking to the existing timetable.

North Devon

11A/11C Barnstaple – Whiddon Valley: Daytime frequency reduced to every 60 minutes on each route.

21/21A/21C Ilfracombe/Georgeham – Barnstaple – Bideford – Appledore/Westward Ho!: The section of route from Bideford to Appledore and Westward Ho! is reduced to every 60 minutes on each leg.  The section of route from Barnstaple to Braunton West Meadow Road is reduced to every 60 minutes, this being the journey which continues to Georgeham.

155 Exeter – South Molton – Barnstaple: The 1450 journey from South Molton to Barnstaple reverts to operating on Saturdays and during School Holidays. The 1535 journey from South Molton School to Barnstaple is reinstated.

815/821 Appledore/Westward Ho! – Park School & 921 Westward Ho! – Pilton Community College: Minor changes to the time at Barnstaple Bus Station on the morning journeys.

819 Bude – Atlantic Academy: The afternoon journey has revised timings.

903/904 Fremington – Pilton Community College: The afternoon journey has revised timings.

20/01/2022 16:34:49

Postponement of Fundraising Events.

In view of the extremely high covid infection rates it has been decided to postpone the BINGO evening planned to take place on Saturday 22nd January 2022 and the Ferret Racing evening on Saturday 19th February 2022.

We realise this will be a disappointment to many but feel we cannot take the risk of spreading the Omicron variant throughout the village.

As soon as the level of infections reduce we will reschedule both events.

20/01/2022 16:31:13

Brayford Village & Farmers Market

Brayford Village & Farmers Market

We are seeing a sudden increase of Covid infections in the area, and gathering together, which we all want to do, will just put our vulnerable and our youngest members of the family at risk. With regret, we are postponing our January 8th Village & Farmers Market to February 12th at the Village Hall. We hope to see you all then!

04/01/2022 15:34:28

High Bray Church - COVID UPDATE

With Covid racing through our Village and community, we have decided that holding our traditional Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service at High Bray Church just wouldn’t be responsible, putting our friends and neighbours at greater risk.

All of us are very disappointed, as that community celebration is a joyous part of our Christmas; but we’re looking forward to 2022!

With our wishes to all for a better and healthier New Year.

All Saints High Bray Church

18/12/2021 19:05:21

High Bray Church Tower Appeal

The High Bray Church Tower Appeal Auction has finished and with extra donations raised £ 5,000.00. We are very, very grateful to all who took part in participating in the Auction and to those who offered donations towards the Appeal.

From all those who enjoy High Bray Church and its Churchyard

04/12/2021 23:08:05

Avian Flu around again...

An update from Devon and Somerset Trading Standards:

https://www.devonsomersettradingstandards.gov.uk/avian-influenza-prevention-zone-declared-across-great-britain/

Poultry keepers must take action now to protect their flocks from bird flu this winter. From 5pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021 it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers in Great Britain to follow strict biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks.

Please see the link above for full information.

10/11/2021 16:38:11

Connecting Devon and Somerset Mobile Boost Program

CONNECTING DEVON AND SOMERSET

Connecting Devon & Somerset has announced the expansion of the Mobile Boost Programme which aims to upgrade indoor 4G coverage in “non-spot areas.

Businesses and households can apply for a voucher of up to £1200 towards the cost of one of a number of mobile signal booster options from a registered supplier. The value of the voucher will be dependent on the type of technology most suitable for the premises. Suppliers will be able to advise on the most appropriate option.

Businesses and residents will be required to make a contribution to cover the cost of installation.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/the-cds-mobile-booster-voucher-scheme-guide/

Brayford Parish Council ----November 2021

10/11/2021 16:38:11

High Bray Church Tower Appeal - Auction of Pledges

High Bray Church has been open to our Village for over 800 years: for Services, Easter & Harvest Celebrations, weddings & funerals, and more recently 'Puddings & Song', Bell Ringers, the Singing Group, and the School Christmas Play.

Now the tower needs urgent repair, and if not repaired, it will limit the use of our Church.

This auction is to help raise the £32,000.00 which is needed to repair the church tower. All proceeds will go to the tower repair project. We are very grateful for any support you can offer!

The online auction is LIVE now - please use the link below to get involved. 

https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/highbraychurchtowerappeal

20/10/2021 09:49:47

Anthony’s Quiz Night is back again!!!

A wonderful evening of laughter, challenge and good cheer. Anthony’s Quiz Night will be held on:

Friday, October 15 with a 7:00 for 7:30pm start at the Brayford Village Hall

B.Y.O picnic and drinks – tea available, as well, as crisps. Tables of 4 - 6 or just come as you are, and there will be tables available to join. 8 categories: sport, pop music, film, history, geography, literature, food & drink, science.

Adults £3 per person; 11 – 16 yrs. £1; under 10’s – Free. Plus Raffle!

Please bring Masks. Put your thinking caps on for fun for all ages!

12/10/2021 21:57:17

Don't Forget - Car Treasure Hunt - October 10th

The Car Treasure Hunt takes place on Sunday, 10th October in the afternoon starting from Brayford Village Hall. 

Please see the attached image for joining and contact details.

High Bray and Charles WI, together with Brayford Village Hall Committee, hope that many of you will take part for what will be a very enjoyable event.

Tickets to include a two course meal!

29/09/2021 14:39:57

Car Treasure Hunt on Sunday, 10th October 2021

A Car Treasure Hunt will be taking place on Sunday, 10th October in the afternoon starting from Brayford Village Hall. Tickets to include a two course meal. 

Joining details and further information will follow shortly, but please note that this event will take place on Sunday 10th October and not on the 9th October as mentioned in the recent Village Newsletter. 

High Bray and Charles WI, together with Brayford Village Hall Committee, hope that many of you will take part for what will be a very enjoyable event.

06/09/2021 10:36:04

DEVON AIR AMBULANCE

Devon Air Ambulance needs a community of volunteers to keep its 19 charity shops open and our helicopters flying. The great thing about volunteering in our retail shops is that we have a role to suit everyone, whether you are young or older, an outgoing type or someone who likes to work behind the scenes.

As with all volunteering roles you can choose where, when and for how long you volunteer.

To find out more about your nearest shop and how you can help, please contact our Volunteer Cara Jones on 01392 304343 or c.jones@daat.org

Shop locations all over Devon.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust

September 2021

31/08/2021 20:25:13

Welcome Back - to All Saints Church, High Bray.

All Saints church, High Bray has organised a "Welcome Back" free tea on Sunday 1st August at 3.00pm, to celebrate the better availability of the church to Brayford residents as Covid regulations are relaxed.

In addition to the tea, there are craft and other displays in the church, pony carriage rides and children's games.

All are welcome.

22/07/2021 22:22:59

Relaxation of COVID 19 rules - Village Hall

As from Monday 19th July most legal limits on social contact were removed. There is no longer any limit on gatherings inside or outside or on social distancing.

However. the government's position is that people should continue to exercise caution, common sense and personal responsibility.

The village hall have decided to continue to provide hand sanitisers, one way access and support the voluntary continuation of social distancing whilst the pandemic continues at its current level. 

06/07/2021 11:03:32

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