Beer to get outdoor gym and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2012

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Beer Parish Council has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with the creation of a free-to-use outdoor gym in the village after a public consultation. Read this and more

GYM: Beer Parish Council has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with the creation of a free-to-use outdoor gym in the village after a public consultation. The council asked villagers how they would like to see £7,000 of funding for sports facilities spent in Beer, with the gym idea coming out top. A spokesman for Beer Parish Council said it had formally approved the project, adding: “Four pieces of suitable equipment will be provided and sited within the village.”

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DISCOURSE: On Monday, April 30, the Branscombe Project is holding the last of its Winter Talks, this time focussing on the rich and varied story of the village itself. From 7.30pm in the village hall, the Branscombe Players will read from accounts by, among others, a medieval poet, a venal lawyer, a celebrated antiquary, chapel-goers, naturalists and travel writers, about their experiences of Branscombe over the years. There will also be landscapes by John White, and others visual accompaniments. Barbara Farquharson, from the Branscombe Project, said ever since the Roman and Viking periods of history people have visited the village and have written about it or painted it. And she confirmed: “We finish, of course, with that most unexpected of visitors, the Napoli.”

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MONUMENT: Beer Parish Council said it is in discussions on the proposal to create a monument to Beer stone in the village. Plans to build an obelisk, to be sited at Long Hill Nibb, are being drafted ahead of a future decision by the council.

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ALL AGE WORSHIP: On the fifth Sunday of every month when they occur, four times a year, St Winifred’s church in Branscombe’s 11.15am service is switched to an All Age Service. As the name implies it is for people of all ages to attend, it is relatively short and is followed by drinks and biscuits. The next one is on Sunday, April 29.

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ANNUAL SUPPER: Amnesty International’s East Devon Group is holding its annual supper at Branscombe village hall on Saturday, April 28. Advertising ‘delicious food from Scandinavia’, the three-course charity dinner starts at 7.30pm, with tickets priced at £13. For reservations, phone Barbara on 01395 577569, or Yvonne on 01297 680457.

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