Stars abound in Space

The stars were out in February for a fascinating exploration of the night sky guided by Dave Norman from the Torbay Astronomical Society with a great slide show provided by Alison Alexander. We stood mouths agape in the churchyard, as Dave’s laser guided us from Orion’s belt to the Seven Sisters, the faintly twinkling Pleiades, … Continue reading “Stars abound in Space”

Littlehempston gets together to purchase Community Land

After coming to the aid of our church and local pub, Littlehempston people are coming together to secure land that is going up for sale in the centre of our village. In the biggest land sale for generations 122 acres (almost 50 hectares) is going to auction, following the death of farmer Lyndon Blackler, of … Continue reading “Littlehempston gets together to purchase Community Land”

Holding up the Sky to support International Women’s Day

Come and help celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th with an inspiring film about women who succeed against the odds. Presented by director, Russ Pariseau, Holding Up The Sky is an inspiring tale about 7 Nepali women and 3 African “sisters” who climbed Kilimanjaro on International Women’s Day in 2013. Their mission was … Continue reading “Holding up the Sky to support International Women’s Day”

A first for Littlehempston wildlife?

Spring is well on the way with snowdrops, celandines and daffodils brightening the hedgerows. And some interesting sightings since Christmas too. Jenny Galton-Fenzi reported last week “A first yesterday – John Floyd and I were standing on the village bridge when we saw a cormorant swimming downstream. Have previously only seen them drying their wings … Continue reading “A first for Littlehempston wildlife?”

Support Littlehempston – buy a Lottery Ticket!

Littlehempston Lottery has now been running for 5 years and over that time has raised an amazing £4,220 for community activities. And the same amount has been paid out in prizes! Lottery 2017 was a great help in setting up activities for our local children and there were lots of happy winners too. This year, … Continue reading “Support Littlehempston – buy a Lottery Ticket!”

Tally Ho – destination pub?

Can the Tally depend for its custom on just the local area? In a favourable review in this quarter’s BEER magazine from CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) in an article on community pubs, food writer Susan Nowak praised the selection of ales and range of food. She also pointed out that as Littlehempston was so … Continue reading “Tally Ho – destination pub?”

Council call to carers – let us know who you are

Devon County Council estimate that there are 90,000 people providing unpaid care for loved ones and friends in Devon, but only 20,000 are known to the County’s carers’ support services. If you look after someone else on a voluntary basis, then there’s information and support available that may help you. They’ve been asking carers what … Continue reading “Council call to carers – let us know who you are”

Thanks for the Parish News, Lottery and Tally!

Bee West was the lucky winner of the final draw of the 2017 Littlehempston Lottery – a fitting reward for all her hard work preparing the Parish News for the printers. The draw took place at the Tally Ho as part of the annual Villagers Night. Organiser Ken Wood is stepping down from running the … Continue reading “Thanks for the Parish News, Lottery and Tally!”

Sign up to school closure alerts this winter

Devon County Council have recently sent out a message urging parents to sign up to receive their school closure alert e-mails. Once registered you will receive an email if the school has been closed due to winter weather. Click here to read the message which gives full details of how to sign up.