Olympic challenge at Sidmouth Primary School and other news

n Olympic challenge at All Saints Church next Friday will boost sport equipment funds at Sidmouth Primary School. Read this and more.

STORY TIME: A storytelling session for youngsters, and the young at heart, will take place at Sidmouth Museum on Wednesday, July 25.

The free event will take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Clare Viner will return to the venue following a successful slot there last year.

This time, mysterious tales of the land and sea promise to enthral youngsters, ideally aged from five to 10.

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Clare will also have imaginative crafts and activities for the youngsters.


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SCHOOL BOOST: An Olympic challenge at All Saints Church next Friday will boost sport equipment funds at Sidmouth Primary School.

The church will host an evening of food, sport and laughter to coincide with the start of the London Games.

A barbecue at 7pm and sports trivia quiz at 8pm will be followed by live big screen coverage of the opening ceremony.

For more information, or to enter a team, contact Mark Barrett by e-mailing mark.barrett@sidvalley.org.uk, or call 01395 512645.


WATER RESULT: The quality of the South West’s tap water is officially at an all-time high.

A report published this week by the Drinking Water Inspectorate shows a compliance rate of 99.99 per cent with its tough quality standards – South West Water’s best ever result.

It is also well above the national average of 99.96 per cent.

The results mean that South West Water has the best tap water quality of Britain’s water and sewerage companies.

The firm supplies its 1.6 million customers with around 79 million gallons of drinking water from its 29 water treatment works every day.

Spokesman Stephen Bird said: “We are absolutely delighted.”


GARDEN THANKS: A couple who raised �400 from an open garden scheme at their Primley Road home want to thank the people who supported their event.

Beryl and Les Dray said thankfully the rain held off on Sunday, June 29 lone enough for them to attract enough people to raise the cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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