Beer to host Diamond Jubilee street party and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 March 2012

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A community street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place in Beer on Sunday, June 3. Read this and more.

CHOIR: The Pelynt male choir is coming to sing at Beer Congregational Church on Sunday, April 29. The 50-year-old Cornish choir will sing songs from the shows and sea shanties at the concert, which starts at 7pm. For more information email the church secretary on cyndommett@btinternet.com.

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STREET PARTY: A community street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place in Beer on Sunday, June 3 from 4pm to 6pm. Gayle Chapple, who organised a similar street party last year for the Royal Wedding, said it will be on Fore Street in the village, stretching from the Dolphin Hotel down to the Anchor Inn. A beacon accompanied by dancing and music will take place the following day, but organisers have yet to decide where in Beer it will be lit.

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RECYCLING TALK: The Waste Management Officer at the district council will be giving a free Waste and Recycling Presentation in Beer next month. It has been booked for Tuesday, April 17 at 7.30 pm in the Balcony Room of the Mariners’ Hall. Beer Parish Council says it hopes plenty of local residents will attend the 30-minute presentation.

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PLANNING: An application has been submitted to build a first floor extension and balcony on a property in Beer. The owners of the property on Clinton Rise want to replace an existing garage, create a dormer extension with a rear decking area with the balcony. The plans went in front of Beer Parish Council last month, who said despite a couple of concerns, the proposal ‘was in general reasonable’. EDDC will make the final decision.

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AGM: Branscombe Village Hall will be holding its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm. The following day Branscombe Seniors group is having a Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale in the hall from 10.30am to noon.

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SUPPER: The East Devon branch of Amnesty International is holding its annual supper at Branscombe Village Hall on Saturday, April 28. There will be a three-course meal of Scandinavian food from 7.30pm, doors open at 6.45pm, and tickets cost £13. There will be a raffle and entertainment, to book phone Barbara on 01395 577569, or Yvonne on 01297 680457.

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TITANIC CENTENARY: The Fountain Head pub in Branscombe is holding a Titanic Centenary Evening on Friday, March 30. They are offering a seven-course dinner based on the one served on the Titanic on the night of the April 14, 1912. Tickets cost £27 per head, contact 01297 680359.

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WI: The Branscombe branch of the Women’s Institute is meeting on Tuesday, April 10 for a talk about dementia. Heather Penwarden will speak at the village hall about how memory cafés are helping people, especially carers, to cope with dementia in our ever-ageing population. It starts at 7.30pm, and entry costs £3.50 including refreshments.


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