Welcome to Belstone
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 4-feb-16



The Old School Tearoom Belstone

The Old School Tearoom threw open its doors to the public on Friday 8th January for its Grand Opening. During the afternoon some 60 or so people enjoyed tea, coffee, cakes and scones in the cosy, cheerful atmosphere of the newly converted chapel schoolroom.


The Old School Tearoom BelstoneOpen 2pm to 5.30pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Congratulations Marion and long life to Belstone's newest asset - a beautiful traditional tearoom!
Follow progress at www.twitter.com/marion_walpole
OR see Marion's picture page on this website







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.


Belstone Players, Devon


Presumed lost in the annals of time but recently rediscovered by Belstone Players, made into a pantomime and soon to have its World Premiere performance in Belstone Village Hall. The rags to riches story of Ali Baba, son of Rhum Baba and his (ex) wife, Tirama Soo and how he met – and conquered – the “Tea Leaf Gang”, comes to life on Belstone stage, in February, in our production of Ali Baba and the Naughty Thieves.
Be prepared to clap and cheer for the lowly (but eventually rich) Ali Baba, laugh at his two hapless friends Jiggery and Pokery, hiss and boo the scheming Grand Vizier, Hoo Wazir (but, rest assured, he gets his just deserts in the end!) Plenty of fun, laughter, corny jokes, puns . . . and the occasional ‘ahh factor’. Many of your old friends and several new ones combine to form a cast of thousands (well . . . 30 something . . .  big enough for Belstone’s stage, anyway!)
So . . . join us for a great evening’s entertainment, . Bar at evening performances. Look forward to seeing you there!


Snowdrop Sunday

MED Theatre - Community Play

Refuge: The English Civil War on Dartmoor
It doesn’t take an expert historian to know that the English Civil War was a conflict that divided communities nationwide, and life on 17th Century Dartmoor was no exception. Village was set against village, family against family in one of the most bloodthirsty periods in English history. However, Dartmoor’s unique landscape, with all of its secret haunts, did prove to be an excellent hiding place…
MED Theatre’s 2016 community play will be examining the tensions between history and hearsay during this vivid period in Dartmoor’s past.
Friday 11th March: Manaton Parish Hall (preview)
Saturday 12th March: Manaton Parish Hall
Tuesday 15th March: Belstone Village Hall
Thursday 17th March: Meavy Parish Hall
Friday 18th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall
Saturday 19th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall

All performances begin at 7:30pm BOOKING RECOMMENDED!
Tickets £8 adults, £5 children, £7 concessions 
(Preview: £7 adults, £4 children, £6 concessions)
Email info@medtheatre.co.uk  Ring: 01647 441356 www.medtheatre.co.uk


Autism awareness



Applications for financial support are invited from young people, aged under 25 years, who live in the parishes of Belstone and Sticklepath. The objective of the charity is 'to promote the education (including social and physical training) of persons who are under the age of 25'. Eligible people or organisations can apply to the Charity for a grant to help with expenses of items which meet the objectives of the Charity. Grants have previously been approved for music lessons and sport/dance training fees, but the Charity will consider all appropriate areas of educational expenditure. Applications can be made by such residents regardless of their, or their family's financial circumstances.
Applications should be made by 31 March 2016 using an application form which can be obtained from the Clerk, Lois Rowlands. Contact Lois on 01837 840367 or email tinyrowlands@tiscali.co.uk to request a form or for further information. The application should be made by the applicant themselves, rather than their parents, where this is appropriate, and should be for future costs which are to be incurred.24/12/15


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:

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.


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!


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