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Bins out by 6am please!

Residents who live in North Devon will need to put their bins and bags out by 6am on the morning or evening before their collection from now on. 

The new, earlier display time, of 6am rather than 7am, is to enable the crews to have more flexible working hours if and when needed.

Lead Member for Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Netti Pearson says: “We’ve moved the start of our bin rounds forward by an hour so our crews can start their rounds earlier if need be. I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their help and understanding with this, although as many bins go out the night before, most households shouldn’t notice the change.”

Residents are being reminded that they can check when their bin collections are by visiting the council's webpage.

Full information on what goes in your bin, box and bag can be found online.

10/08/2022 23:25:07

Farmers Market this Saturday

The Brayford Village & Farmers Market

2019 Runner-up in the Devon Food & Drink - Best Farmers Market for all of Devon!!!

 A local and traditional Market with unusual things from our local Devon countryside!

There will be locally raised vegetables of the season, local sausages, & freshly made sausage rolls, locally raised beef, Exmoor honey & fresh eggs, fresh Devon pasties & a range of freshly baked breads from East & West Bakery, savoury local handmade pies by UK 2022 British Pie Awards Bronze winner Katherine Bench, local ales & ciders, arts & crafts & handmade woolen cardigans & jumpers, handmade childrens’ clothing, scrumptious Jacci’s baked sweets, & local bedding plants. In addition, Ruth’s tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits & cakes available.

No entry fee. A wonderful time to spend with neighbours over a cup of tea or coffee, finding interesting things made locally to enjoy and scrumptious things to eat!

The Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Village Hall; all are welcome! Parking available and free.

Come and enjoy yourself for a wonderful outing and support the Village and local producers!

This Saturday, August 13th   from 10:00am to 12pm in the Brayford Village Hall.

10/08/2022 23:19:21

The Queen`s Platinum Jubilee commemorative bone china mugs

The Jubilee bone china mugs that parishioners have ordered will be available for collection from Joe Poole at this weekend`s Farmers Market at the village hall.

There are still a small number of mugs that have not yet been allocated and will be available for sale on a first come first served basis.

For anyone who has not yet placed an order for a mug they are free to any parish child up to and including 16 year olds.

Any adult can purchase a mug for £6.

09/06/2022 19:12:17

Brayford Celebrates The Queen`s Platinum Jubilee 2nd, 3rd,5th June 2022

Jubilee Lunch ---- Ticket request forms are still being accepted ---- final day for acceptance is 14th May at the Farmers Market Brayford Village Hall ---- Residents who have already booked will receive their tickets by post this week.

DUCKS..... MUGS... BAND & HOG ROAST TICKETS.... JUBILEE LUNCH TICKET FORMS.... are all available by contacting Joe Poole on 01598 710 236 or at the Brayford Farmers Market on the 14th May

11/05/2022 09:57:05

Brayford Farmers Market - Brayford Village Hall 2nd Saturday of each month

The Brayford Village & Farmers Market - 2019 Runner-up of Best Farmers Market in all of Devon!

A local and traditional Market with unusual things from our countryside!

There will be local meats from Bess Hill Farm Shop, local sausages, & quiche & freshly made sausage rolls from South West Cheese Shop, Exmoor honey & fresh eggs, fresh Devon pasties & a range of freshly baked breads from East & West Bakery, savoury local handmade pies, local ales & ciders, arts & crafts, handmade childrens’ clothing, and scrumptious sweets. In addition, Ruth’s tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits & cakes available. 

We will also have a "Ukraine Appeal" for anyone wishing to contribute cash directly to the refugees in Eastern Europe through churches in the border countries of Ukraine. This is a cash only donation point, and will go through the High Bray Church Restricted Fund for this "Ukraine Appeal", as mentioned in our notice above.

No entry fee.  

We will be asking our stallholders to wear masks, and encouraging those who come to do so as well when they are not at the tea tables. There will be sanitiser at the doors. These are trying times for us all and we hope to be able to provide a ‘proper’ Market that is safe and enjoyable.

The Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Village Hall; all are welcome!

Come and enjoy yourself for a wonderful outing and support the Village and local producers!

02/05/2022 19:14:46

High Bray Church Quiz - Friday, 13th May

Anthony will be Quiz Master at the bi-annual Quiz Night held on May 13th at 7pm in the Brayford Village Hall. A unique Event - don’t miss it!

HIGH BRAY CHURCH QUIZ!

Quiz Master – Anthony BawdenBrayford Village HallFriday, 13th May 7:30pm startTeams 4 – 6 players

Adults £3.00, 11 – 16 yrs £1.00 & 10 & under FREE

1st Prize, 2nd Prize &  Booby Prize!

Plus Draw 

8 categories:

  • Name the Sport                           
  • Birds
  • Christmas                                     
  • Capital Cities 
  • Name the Year                             
  • Disney
  • 6 letter words ending ‘…rrow’     
  • TV Sleuths

B.Y.O. drinks & picnic

Tea & Coffee available

Unique & Fun Night for All!!

02/05/2022 19:14:46

Byways in and around the Parish

Please see the attached document regarding recent changes made by Devon County Council to restrictive byways within the Parish.

There is a great resource for finding out about public rights of way (PORW) and public access land on the Devon County Council Website here:

https://maptest.devon.gov.uk/portaldvl/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=82d17ce243be4ab28091ae1f15970924

02/04/2022 09:41:13

Lamb Cottage Charity Plant Sale

The Lamb Cottage, Charles, Charity Plant Sale and Coffee Morning will be held on Sunday 8th May 1000hrs to 1230hrs, raising money for The Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal and North Devon Against Domestic Abuse. 

Pre-event orders can be collected on the 8th May, or if this is not convenient, we will sort delivery/collection privately.

To guarantee your preferred choice of plants, please order from our price list – or give us a call….

Howard and Dianne Tolley – 01598 711828

More details and price list on PDF files attached to this article.

02/04/2022 09:28:21

UKRAINE APPEAL Update

As you know the Churches of High Bray, the Chapel, & Charles launched a ‘Ukraine Appeal’ a month ago to support the emergency assistance for Ukrainians, both inside and outside of the Country. 

So far, our communities have raised £2,722 (!) which has been sent to ‘Computers for Charities’, a Sussex based charity which has aided refugees and the dispossessed in Eastern Europe since the late 1990’s through local church organisations in those Countries. This donated amount is a remarkable achievement for our small community, and more donations come in weekly.

 As the need in Ukraine continues to grow daily, if you feel you can assist, would you kindly contact one of the following:

Can you help?

Please either send a cheque made out to: ‘High Bray PCC’ with a note saying it is for the ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

                              c/o Madeleine Brownell, Treasurer High Bray PCC,                              North Whitefield, Brayford EX32 7QW

Or give Cash contributions to Ruby White (01598 710417) or Madeleine Brownell (01598 710389) in an envelope marked ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

Or  via BACS  marking your contribution ‘Ukraine Appeal’ to:- Bank name: CAF Bank Ltd, Account Name: High Bray PCC,

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31/03/2022 20:45:21

FERRET RACING AT BRAYFORD VILLAGE HALL SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY

The ferrets will be racing this Saturday at Brayford Village Hall.

Doors open from 7.00pm first race approx 7.30p.m. Tea/coffee /sausage rolls/bar

Entrance fee £3 adults  Kids £1

Great family fun evening with safe friendly ferrets. Best entertainment to shrug off those Covid Blues.

Look forward to seeing everyone especially the children

16/02/2022 18:59:58

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

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