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Welcome to the Community Website for Belstone - a village on the northern edge of Dartmoor in Devon. If you have something to contribute please contact the editors Edwina & Robin Hill editor@belstonevillage.net

Last updated 26-sep-16


Reporting a Power Cut?
No need to waste time looking for a number or ringing your own energy supply company (who can't help you anyway) Now you can just dial 105

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales, and you can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones. It doesn’t matter who you choose to buy your electricity from - anyone can call 105. Why is the new 105 number being Introduced? A lot of people don’t know who to call to report or get updates about power cuts, with many wrongly calling the energy supply companies they pay their bills to. 105 aims to solve this problem, providing people with an easy-to-remember number that will put them straight through to their local electricity network operator. This is particularly important when there is bad weather as severe storms can cause major disruption to electricity supply into homes and businesses. 105 is just one of the ways you can contact your network operator. They can still be contacted directly by phone on their 0800 number or via their website – and most can be reached through social media too. You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too. Who is behind 105? 105 is jointly funded by electricity network operators. Electricity network operators are the companies that manage and maintain the underground cables, overhead lines and substations that bring electricity into homes and businesses. There are several electricity network operators. The larger ones each cover a different region within Great Britain. Wherever you live, 105 will put you through to the right network operator.



(Sunday 25th September)

St Mary's Church celebrated a well-attended Harvest Service this morning, with the harvest loaf being used for the Communion.
Afterwards, the celebrations continued with the remainder of the loaf being made into bacon sandwiches by Emma and Kevin, our new landlords at TheTors, and consumed by us all, along with cups of coffee and tea. A great community event - thank you Emma & Kevin!
See their new-look website http://thetorsinn.co.uk/



Not to Be Missed - Belstone's own Groo-oo-oovy Gig!
(Featuring our very own Mike Robison on Drums)

One Foot In The Groove are a nine piece soul and function band based around Exeter, although drummer One_Foot_in_the_GrooveMike ventured to settle in the  far reaches of Belstone some 18 months ago.
Formed in 2007, the current line up have been together for some six years, playing a selection of classic soul and blues numbers mixed with some up to date great dance numbers. The band are heading off to Netherlands to play the Amersfoort Beer Festival on 7th October and thought it would be a good warm up to dust off the Belstone Village Hall stage and hopefully get the locals feet tapping!

Tickets £2 from Mel - melpike.pike@gmail.com ; Theresa  bandtweaver@gmail.com ;
Jo -   joanna.robison@btinternet.com BAR ON THE NIGHT



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PickleshackFriday 2nd December 7.30-10.30.
£25 for a three course meal.
Book your tickets at www.pickleshack.co.uk
or call 01395 488132
Booking essential - don't miss a great evening out in Belstone Village Hall!




BELSTONE CALENDARBelstone_Calendar_2017

Now that we are over half way through this year (how time flies!) many of us are beginning to book dates for next year (scary thought!) So . . . why not pick up your 2017 Belstone Calendar and start filling it in?
This year, it contains 13 photographs from the Belstone Community Archive - some dating back to early last century. A fascinating insight into the way our village looked in the past with photos of people you may recognise! Buy, or order from Edwina & Robin 01837 840332 edwinarobinhill@outlook.com
ALSO on sale at all Village Hall organised functions, Thursday Cafe . . . and at The Old School Tearoom, so why not pop in for a cuppa and cake and pick up your calendar!










The new moorSITES.com service, offered by Hill Top Skills, is intended to provide access to low-cost creation and hosting of websites for the small businesses, non-profit organisations, clubs and communities of Northern Dartmoor and the surrounding area.
In addition, it includes a listing for each website on a search engine optimised, advertised directory website at moorSITES.com SiteSearch – allowing people in the local area tobrowse members’ websites and search by category, type of service and area – increasing the flow of enquiries to the sites through search engines such as Google or Bing, and keeping business local!
It offers an affordable route to a high-quality, effective web presence for those who may previously have dismissed the idea due to cost or concerns over the technical issues – or for those who wish to improve their current presence, and bring it up to date with the way that the internet is now used – and to help ensure that local people are connected with local services.
A variety of levels of service can be provided – from simply adding your existing website and details to the moorSITES.com SiteSearch service, right through to bespoke web design, management, hosting and support with social media and online advertising.
Read more about the levels of service available at moorSITES.com.

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