Parish Council vacancy

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Roger Miller has resigned from the Parish Council – his fellow Councillors expressed their extreme gratitude for Roger’s five decades of loyal service. This press cutting from the Western Morning News on the 21st June 1974 shows Roger hard at work for the parish.

A notice for a “Casual Vacancy” has been posted on the Parish Council noticeboards and you can read it by clicking here.

If you’d like there to be an election to fill the vacancy, then write by November 5th 2015 to the Returning Officer at Follaton House, South Hams District Council, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. If 10 electors from the parish submit a request, there’ll be an election. If not, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-opting somebody.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 4th November at 7.30pm at Littlehempston Church. All are welcome to attend.

Colin’s still a winner!

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Those attending the Littlehempston Lottery draw at the Pig & Whistle on September 23rd were sad that Colin Platt, who usually receives the donation on behalf of the Community Space, was not there to receive it (Colin died in July). However he showed his presence by winning the second prize! As his wife, Claire, remarked, he wanted “to show he is still working for the Space fund.” Claire donated the £30 prize to the Community Space. Thank you, Claire and Colin.

First prize was scooped by Gordon Stevens with third prize won by Gerald Hine-Haycock. Half of all Lottery money raised goes to funding the Community Space in Littlehempston Church, and this draw raised £180, which will go a long way to paying the fuel bills this winter.

The next draw is at Villagers’ Night on Wednesday 16th December. Over 37 villagers have won to date, so if you haven’t got your ticket yet, why not get in touch with organiser Ken Wood? You may get lucky, but in any case you’ll be supporting village life!

More good news for Littlehempston’s pubs

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The Pig & Whistle and the Tally Ho have both been nominated in the Herald Express Pub of the Year competition – now you can cast your votes for them. Here’s a link to the Pub of the Year voting page. Just click on the link, scroll down to the form, then if you want to vote for the Pig & Whistle enter the P&W’s number 1035 and name “The Pig and Whistle, Littlehempston”, or if you want to vote for the Tally enter the Tally Ho’s number 1043 and name “The Tally Ho, Littlehempston”, then finally press the submit button.

You can also vote by text! Text HE POTY to 63333 followed by the Pig & Whistle’s or Tally Ho’s number and postcode, e.g: “HE POTY 1035 Pig and Whistle TQ9 6LT” or “HE POTY 1043 Tally Ho TQ9 6LY”.

And, of course, you can buy a copy of the Herald Express and use the printed voting form inside.

All forms of voting close on Friday November 6th 2015.

And the Tally Ho is listed in the Good Beer Guide 2016 which has recently been published by CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale). That’s a great achievement, especially as the Tally only re-opened in March 2014. There are about 330 pubs in the area of CAMRA’s South Devon branch, but the branch can only nominate 29 of them to be included in the Good Beer Guide.

Next time you’re in the Tally, take a look at the Guide which sits proudly on the bar next to the Pub of the Year Certificate, presented by Bob Southwell, chairman of South Devon CAMRA to Hollie and Chris back in April. You can order your own copy of the Guide from CAMRA’s website.