Beer council to co-opt new member and other news


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Beer Parish Council is set to co-opt a new member when it meets on May 7. Read this and more.

REPLACEMENT REPRESENTATIVE: Beer Parish Council is set to co-opt a new member when it meets on May 7.

There is still time for residents to put themselves forward to fill the casual vacancy that was created when Wendy Abbott stepped down.

Anyone interested should contact parish clerk Annie Dallaway on 01297 680844.


CHARITY CHECK: A trio of lads braved the walk from Seaton to Beer in just their boxers to raise money for a medical charity.

Jamie Salter, Nathan Vincent and Charlie Helbert braved chilly conditions for the sponsored run.

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They raised £117.50 for the ‘Check em lads’ charity, which aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer.


EVERY CLOUD: Beer Film Society’s next screening will be last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in an off-beat romantic comedy-drama.

It is the last in the 2012-13 series and will be shown at Steamers on Monday (April 29) from 7pm.

Films for the 2013-14 series will be shown on Sundays, with the first screening beinfg Life of Pi on May 12, after the group’s annual general meeting.

Tickets are £4 for members or £5 for non-members if there is room.


ARTS MEETING: Beer Film Society is part of the Beer Arts Group, which is having its annual general meeting on Thursday, May 2, from 7pm at Beer Social Club. It will be followed at 7:30pm by an illustrated talk, ‘Sam the Travelling Man,’ at which local resident Sam Carlin will tell stories of his exploits in India and Sri Lanka.


GARDEN OPENING: The Millennium Celebration Gardens at Pecorama are open to the public for free until May 3.


CHURCH CHAT: The Branscombe Project’s last winter talk of the season will reveal the things you never knew about St Winifred’s churchyard.

It will be held in the village hall from 7.30pm next Monday (April 29). Admission is free but donations are welcome.

The group is also leading a walk around the village next Saturday (May 4) on a look through time.

It will start at the church and end at Manor Mill, before cream teas and a discussion at the village hall.


MEMORIES WANTED: Now in its centenary year, the Beer Regatta will be staging an exhibition about the event as seen through the eyes of the people who have taken part and participated over the years.

Photos or written accounts can be taken to the Beer Village Heritage coffee morning in the Mariners’ Hall between 10am and noon on May 18.

Or they can be left in a marked envelope at Beer Post Office. Return details should be written on a separate piece of paper rather than on the back of photos.


GET TOGETHER: Beer’s Women’s Institute is having its annual general meeting on May 1 from 7.30pm in the Mariners’ Hall.

It will be followed by a social, and organisers want visitors to bring something scrumptious.

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