AERIAL VIDEO OF BELSTONE, SKAIGH AND EAST OKEMENT VALLEY
Many thanks to Richard Johns from Okehampton Model Flying Club for his fantastic aerial footage. www.okehamptonmfc.org.uk/?p=1167 . Well worth a look - stunning work Richard!
OKEHAMPTON ROTARY CLUB SENIOR CITIZENS' CHRISTMAS LUNCHES
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as a pdf document
Belstone Cafe Craft Group
Do you knit or sew? Do you have any projects lingering in a cupboard, waiting to be finished (or started?)
Jack of an unlikely collection of trades . . .
Former son of the village, Simon Hill, has returned to Belstone, having “retired” from Primary Teaching. He is offering his skills in the areas of Gardening, Home and Small Business Computing, and Key Stage 1 to 4 Home Tutoring.
Call the Service for a home fire safety check
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is promoting its Home Fire Safety Check scheme in this area.
Members of the public can contact the Service for fire safety advice and may be eligible for a home visit from a trained member of staff.
A key feature of the check is to ensure people having working smoke alarms in their home which are most suitable for their circumstances.You should make sure you have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, preferably in hallways and landings. Placing smoke detectors near to sleeping areas and in rooms where there are electrical appliances could give you the extra warning you need.
It’s also important to remember that smoke alarms don’t last forever. The power might work, but the mechanism deteriorates with time. So whether they are battery operated or wired to the mains, to work at their best they should be replaced every ten years.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service offers these five smoke alarm top tips:
- Install a smoke alarm at least on every level of your home
- The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room or on a hallway or landing
- Consider fitting additional alarms in other rooms where there are electrical appliances and near sleeping areas
- Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens and bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident
- Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.
The Service is also urging carers and people who keep a close eye on less able relatives to check that these homes have enough smoke alarms in the right places too.
For more information on Service’s free home fire safety advice service, call 0800 05 02 999.
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BELSTONE'S NEW TEAROOM
After a long wait, while finer details were being sorted, work has finally begun on Marion Walpole's new tearoom! Work began on Monday 20th July in the Sunday School room, behind the current Methodist Chapel, in the centre of Belstone. Built in the mid 1920s and unused for around half a century, it is now being renovated and will be opened by Marion later in 2015 as ‘The Old School Tearoom’, offering traditional cream teas, cakes and scones. Congratulations Marion and we look forward to visiting the new tearoom!
Click to see Marion's picture page and follow the progress of the renovation and Grand Opening added 28/7/15