Latest Parish News and Information
Wotter Surgery is closed on Monday 29th May - Bank Holiday.
Waste collection will be one day late due to Bank Holiday.
Shaugh Prior Parish Meeting -
The next meeting of the Parish Council is to be advised.
General Election: 8th June 2017
You can register to vote online - last date to register is 22nd May.
If you have already registered for local elections on 4th May, you do not need to re-register.
You can request a Proxy or Postal Vote. see www.yourvotematters.co.uk
Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm 23rd May for postal votes.
Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm 31st May for proxy votes.
Local Polling Station is Shaugh Prior Recreational Hall.
Portworthy Community Benefit Fund
£5,000 is available to support projects which support the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the community. Grants can be for projects from £500 - £1,500. There must be a clear community need and priority will be given to projects which reduce carbon emissions and/or fuel poverty in the local area.
Free and Impartial Energy Advice Drop in Sessions
Community Energy Revolution – Public presentation evening, 5th July
To celebrate Community Energy Fortnight, South Dartmoor Community Energy (SDCE) invites you to join them on the 5th July, from 7-8.30pm in Ivybridge Library for an introduction into the community energy revolution that’s happening all around us.
Community Energy Groups across the South Hams are actively helping residents to engage in energy generation projects, as well as helping them to save energy and money in their homes. Their work takes place against a challenging political backdrop and within a complex energy sector that’s currently dominated by big players.
The evening will include presentations from sector specialists Regen Southwest, Plymouth Energy Community and SDCE and will explain how communities are taking control of local generation and reaping the benefits of doing so. Community share offers will be explained, there will be a question and answer session and a chance to put forward your thoughts on local opportunities for renewable energy projects.
Other local community energy groups such as Yealm Community Energy will also be present, so please come along and be part of the revolution.
The event is free to attend but please book your place by e-mailing Katie@southdartmoorcommunityenergy.org or calling 0800 112 3044. For more information on SDCE please visit www.southdartmoorcommunityenergy.org
The South Dartmoor Community Energy Advice Team is helping local people save energy and money in their homes.
They are offering free and impartial energy advice to anyone who needs it, and can provide talks to community groups and stalls at summer fetes.
SDCE is keen to hold drop in sessions in Lee Moor, Wotter and Shaugh Prior and welcomes suggestions for suitable locations or events to attend.
Contact us on 0800 112 3044
Our Advice service is funded by the Big Energy Saving Network, Devon County. Council,
Devon Community Foundation and the Naturesave Trust.
Shaugh Prior Primary School
Please note a very important date - Friday 14th July - the first Shaugh School Summer Fayre.
from 4-6.30pm. Please ccontact Vicky Dann (07970 596171) if you would like to hire a stall for £10 or if you know anyone who might like to do so.
Please look out for more details coming soon!
Change of Doctor at Wotter Surgery:
"With effect from Monday 3rd April 2017 Dr Richard Perrett will be providing a General Practice service from this surgery.
Dr Perrett is only based at Wotter, for the Wotter patients and will work from Wotter on Mondays and Thursdays, enabling patients to book their appointments with the same doctor.
Wotter surgery is open for all appointments, prescriptions, results and medical queries between 8.15am and 3pm. Patients registered at the Wotter Surgery will be able to book appointments in clinics on Mondays and Thursday between 8.15am and 11.30am.
For urgent medical advice or appointments on the days Wotter is closed, the access surgery will be Plympton Health Centre. This centre is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm with extended closing times operating on Mondays, 8pm and Thursdays 8.30pm.
Patients will be able to collect their medication and prescriptions from Wotter practice after 12.30pm, and can continue to access a GP appointment at any of our surgeries.
We hope that these changes will improve the continuity of service our Wotter patients receive.
For more information, or to discuss, contact Liz Hutchins - Operations Manager."
Beaconmedicalgroup@nhs.net or 01752 348884
Monday 17th April - Surgery closed
Monday 1st May - Surgery closed
Monday 29th May - Surgery Closed
Nurses will now alternate on a weekly basis.
So there will be a practicing Nurse every other Monday
and there will be a Health Care Assistant every other Thursday
So when there is no practicing Nurse, on a Monday, there will be a Health care Assistant Nurse on a Thursday
and vica versa.
Out of Hours Doctors Number: 111 - Devon Doctors.
You can sign up for on-line services, but a photo is now required to set it up. (Pop into surgery to show photo).
Defibrillators are located at Lee Moor Public Hall,
Shaugh Prior Recreation Hall or
Outside Wotter Surgery
If you suspect a heart attack, Please call 999. The Operator will then provide you with the code required to access the defibrillator and assist you in its use.
Dartmoor Speedwatch Forum
Update: 23 May : A lamb has been run down near D Skelleys Farm. It is clearly a long wheel based lorry, that has not stopped, and the graphics are horrendous. Far too awful for me to publish. Poor lamb.
Despite efforts to slow down traffic with our Sheep Signs - sorry to say that those very signs have been vandalised by a vegan group. We apologise for the foul language they defaced the signs with, they will be fixed.
It seem some people have totally misunderstood the message.
Total Sheep and Lambs death tally : 10
We have written a lengthy email to M-Way transport Dpt. asking them to instruct their Drivers to reduce their speed and be watchful for the livestock. We shall also be writing to Sibelco asking them to remind their drivers to reduce their speeds. 10 animals mostly lambs have been killed and it's only the middle of May.
Please Drive with Moor Care and set an example.
WOTTER POST OFFICE
Open Mondays and Thursdays from 10am until 12:15pm in the lounge at the Moorland Hotel.
So let us all support it. Dont forget you can do Banking, get cash, get stamps, pensions and ....
You can withdraw money, pay bills, pay in cheques with a paying-in slip, as well as all the other valuable Postal Services which the Post Office provides.
Other Local Post Offices Times:
Monday 1.00 - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30 - 2.00pm
Thursday 1.00 - 4.30pm
For those who don’t see their role on the stage - go along and offer your services back-stage!
Change of Local Bus Services
Following the County Council's review of supported bus service commitments, Devon County Council have approved changes to a number of bus services across the County which includes the no 59 service operated by Target Travel which currently serves this Parish. As from the 20th September 2015 the frequency of this service will reduce from 7 journeys per day to 4 and the new timetable as follows:
If you require further information then please contact email@example.com
The arrival and departure times are the same as the current arrangements which are as follows:-
Shaugh Prior Primary School: arrive 09.45 - depart 10.15
White Thorn Inn: arrive 10.20 - depart 10.50
Lee Moor: arrive 11.05 - depart 11.35
Neighbourhood Watch - Local Crime Report for April
Drakelands Mine Update for May...For those interested parties...
Following my update in March 2017, I would like to provide you with a update with regards to low frequency noise (LFN).
In my previous update I advised Wolf continues to work on options to reduce the generation of low frequency noise emitted from the operation.
A meeting between Wolf, technical consultants, contractors and the Environment Agency took place at the end of February. A number of items were agreed during the meeting:
Works to date have focused on 16Hz. Although this is the root cause, investigation works should review higher frequencies and potential mitigations
Works to date have focused on the building structure. Focus will now be aimed at the screens.
Improvements have demonstrated decrease locally on site but has had negligible impact within the local community.
Investigations will now focus on:
Assessment of the underpans beneath the product screen to establish interaction with generation of LFN.
Assessment of ground borne vibrations, including further site-wide and off-site testing.
Assessment of the Screen motors to see if they can be run in antiphase.
Review options for high frequency Helmholtz resonator.
A number of these items will run simultaneously, and the action plan for completion of all actions is scheduled for the end of August.
During our quarterly Local Mine Liaison Meeting at the end of February, the Environment Agency asked Wolf to consider the assistance of an impartial mediator with regard to community engagement and the effects of low frequency noise. I can confirm Wolf are exploring this in detail with Ruth Allington, of GWP, who has been instrumental in assisting the community with regard blasting, and it was felt that this would be valuable given that she has already established relationships with a large number of the local community. A meeting is due in the next few weeks to scope this further with Ruth and the Regulators and further information will be provided.
I would like to thank our communities for their continued feedback on the effects of low frequency noise experienced by some people. Feedback can be provided directly to Annie Bent, Senior Community Relations Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding this or any other operations at Drakelands Mine. We can be contacted by telephone on 01752 393201 or via email at email@example.com.
May Bank Holiday : Monday 29th May.... Reminder...!
Surgery is closed.
Bin collection will be one day late.
Devon & Cornwall Police 08452 777444
Crimestoppers 0800 555111
Dont hesitate to ring 999 if immediate assistance is necessary.
If you have anything to share with us, or you know of something we should be talking about, let us know..
That’s all for now, take Moor Care,
Julia - 07862 237389
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