Ottery to get spring clean for the Queen and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 May 2012


A group of Ottery residents are getting involved with the ‘Spring Clean for the Queen’ movement to spruce up the town for the Diamond Jubilee. Read this and more.

FANCY DRESS: To raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance the Co-Operative store in Ottery is holding a number of events. On Friday, May 18, the staff will be in superhero fancy dress, and the following Friday there will be a raffle. On May 25 the staff will be dressed up as Disney characters, and on June 9 they are holding a ‘wacky hair’ day. On June 15 the shop is holding another raffle, and staff will again be dressed up the following Friday. Customers are encouraged to dress up as well, and on June 29 to celebrate the end of the fundraising events, the shop on Jesu Street will be handing out free treats.


JUBILEE CLEAN: A group of Ottery residents are getting involved with the ‘Spring Clean for the Queen’ movement to spruce up the town ahead of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations next month. The big tidy up takes place on Sunday, May 27, starting at 11am from the Land of Canaan car park.


DRUMMING: The next Sustainable Ottery drumming workshop takes place tomorrow, from 2pm to 5pm. The first half is for beginners, and the second for more experienced drummers. Although they are adult classes, children aged 12 or over can come accompanied by an adult. Each half-session costs £7.50, including equipment, and takes place at the Station Youth Centre. The next sessions are June 9 and July 7, contact 07870 386170 for more information.


CRASH: Police were called to Cornhill last Friday when the handbrake of a parked car seemingly failed and the vehicle rolled into another causing minor damage. The incident happened at around 5pm.


JUBILEE: Cadhay House is hosting a Jubilee Fair in its grounds on Saturday, June 2. There will be jousting and falconry, children’s entertainers, ferret racing, a range of stalls, barbecue, beer tent, and Down’s Coaches will be running a free service from its garage at 10.45am and 1.45pm. Entry costs £2.50 for adults, free entry for children.


CHARITY RUN: The closing date for postal entries to this year’s Karen Hall’s Ottery 10k Fun Run is Sunday. The race itself takes place on the following Sunday, May 20, at 10.30am, from Ottery Cricket Club, in Strawberry Lane. Entries can still be made on the day, but for more information contact Hall and Scott Estate Agents on 01404 812000 or email


BREAKFAST: The latest Women’s Breakfast will take place tomorrow morning, from 8am to 9.30am at the Tumbling Weir hotel. The speaker is Kate Hamilton, a children’s and youth pastor for the Sid Valley, who works with youth groups and advises churches on the best ways to attract and keep young people. It costs £7.50, for more information contact Ruth on 01404 850747.

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