Beer Regatta meeting planned for Tuesday and other news


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Beer Regatta’s annual meeting is being held at the Mariners’ Hall on Tuesday, March 19. Read this and more.

FUN AND GAMES: The Branscombe Seniors are hoping for more folk aged 60 and over to join them and are holding a games afternoon to share what’s on offer.

They will be offering free tea, coffee and cakes on Tuesday, March 19, from 2.30pm at the village hall.


ART EXHIBITION: International artist Mike Bernard is presenting 45 new works in Marine House, Beer, from tomorrow (Saturday).

The Royal Institute painter’s images cover the West Country, as well as Italian coastal scenes.

They will be on display tomorrow from 11am until 5.30pm, and then from 10am until 5.30pm every day until March 29.

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FUN RUN FUNDRAISER: Entries for the second Beer Blazer run and volunteer positions are now being taken.

The race takes place on May 12 and is a fundraiser for the primary school, and entry forms can be found on the school’s website.


HOEDOWN: The Dartmoor Pixie Band will lead a barn dance at Branoc Hall tomorrow (Saturday).

The group, which features melodeon, piano accordion, banjo, drums and bass, will play from 8pm until 11.30pm, and there will be a bar and a raffle.

Tickets (£9 adults and £4.50 children) include a ploughman’s supper and are available from the Post Office or by calling 01404 33571.


BOATING MEETING: Beer Regatta’s annual meeting is being held at the Mariners’ Hall on Tuesday, March 19, from 7.30pm, and everyone is welcome.

The regatta is in its 100th year, and will run from Saturday, August 10, until Saturday, August 17.

The main day will be Thursday, August 15, from 9am.


START THE DAY RIGHT: Beer Sailing Club is holding a big breakfast today (Friday), feeding people from 7.30am until 11.30am.

The meal will be in aid of Cancer Research UK.


CAVE COVERAGE: This Sunday’s episode of Countryfile will be coming from Beer Quarry Caves.

Matt Baker will be looking at the resident bats, which represent nine of the 18 species in the country, and how conservationists are looking at replicating the habitat.

It will be broadcast on BBC One at 6.30pm.


BUSINESS BOOST: Shop, restaurants and pubs in Beer are offering discounts of between 10 and 20 per cent on Thursdays in March to attract new visitors and thank customers.

Most businesses in the village will be taking part.


POLICE CHAT: There is a chance to talk to the Seaton Rural police team, which covers Beer and Branscombe, in the Rousdon village hall car park.

PSCOs Mike McGauley and Chris Bolsover will be there on Monday, March 25 from noon until 1pm.