Beer to host recycling talk and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 March 2012

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The waste management officer at the district council will be giving a free waste and recycling presentation in Beer next month. Read this and more.

ART: There will be two Arts and Crafts Fairs at the Mariners Hall, Beer, starting next Sunday, March 11 and the following Sunday, March 18. Open from 11am to 5pm there will be a range of quality handcrafted products for sale.

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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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CHIMNEY FIRE: The fire service was called to a chimney fire in Beer on Friday, February 24. One fire engine from Seaton was called to a house in New Road around 1.45pm, before being joined by a second appliance from Colyton with a Thermal Image Camera. The crews used chimney gear and the special camera to deal with the incident.

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WI: The speaker at the March meeting of Branscombe Women’s Institute will be David Lawrence, an ex-advertising executive who will explain how commercials influence consumers. The talk is on Wednesday, March 14 in Branscombe Village Hall at 7.30pm. Entry is £3.50 including refreshments, non-members welcome.

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IRISH PLAY: The Mariners Hall in Beer is hosting a production by Crediton Arts Centre of The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault on Friday, March 23 at 7.45 pm. Tickets for the Irish melodrama are available from Beer Post Office priced at £8 for adults and £6 for children. Alternatively, tickets including a pre-show meal at Steamers Restaurant are available for £18 by contacting 01297 22922.

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SCULPTURE TALK: The next Branscombe Project talk will be given by Newcastle-based artist and sculptor Andy Burton on Monday, March 26. Mr Burton, who has collaborated with artisans and villagers in India to create sculptures that use their traditional skills and materials, will be showing off pictures of art installations made from cow dung. The talk starts at 7.30pm in Branscombe Village Hall.

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BARN DANCE: Branscombe Village Hall is hosting a barn dance with the Dartmoor Pixie Band on Saturday, March 17 from 8pm until 11pm. Tickets cost £9 for adults and £4.50 for children and include a ploughman’s supper. There will be a full bar and a raffle, and the tickets are available from Branscombe post office.

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TITANIC CENTENARY: The Fountain Head in Branscombe is holding a Titanic Centenary Evening on Friday, March 30. The pub is offering a seven course dinner based on the one served on the Titanic on its final night. Tickets cost £27 per head, to reserve a table contact 01297 680359.

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COMMUNITY FOCUS: Branscombe Primary School is holding a Community Fortnight from March 19 to 30 to focus the children’s attention on the village. It is looking for anyone in Branscombe who can help out, for example talk in a school assembly about a local craft or tradition. Those interested should call 01297 680339.


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