Beer residents thanked for use of local stone and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 January 2012

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Beer Parish Council wants to thank the residents in the village who have increased the use of local stone or uncovered more existing stonework on their buildings. Read this and more.

STONE: Beer Parish Council wants to thank the residents in the village who have increased the use of local stone or uncovered more existing stonework on their buildings in recent years. It hopes this is another example of where the Village Design Statement is having an impact on improving the quality of design and emphasizing the uniqueness of Beer, its traditions and its geology on the Jurassic Coast.

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GARDENS: The successful open garden programme in Branscombe is looking for willing residents to open their gates to visitors and raise money for charity. This year will be the seventh annual programme, and in 2011 the gardens across Devon raised £20,000 for Hospiscare. If you are interested in taking part in the scheme, contact Tracey Skinner on 01392 688063 or email t.skinner@hospiscare.co.uk

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FILM: The first screening in the Beer Film Society’s Winter Programme is an Italian comedy about secrets and lies in a family business. Loose Cannons, starring Riccardo Scamarcio, will be shown on Monday, January 23, 7.30pm, at Steamers restaurant. The membership list is now full, but non-members may buy tickets on the evening for £5 if there is room.

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STUDY: The Christian Study Group with St Winifred’s Church, Branscombe, returns to continue its study of Matthew’s Gospel on January 27, at 2.30pm, at 5 Mill Lane.


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