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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
NEW SCHEME FOR RECYCLING 2015
As you will be aware, Teignbridge are introducing a new recycling service to householdse later this year.
How is the recycling service changing?
Teignbridge can now advise that the new service will be introduced to the majority of households in the parish of Whitestone during phase two (week commencing 26th October 2015).
Two to four weeks before roll out is introduced to a property, the following items will be delivered:
A series of drop in sessions have been planned for each roll out phase. These events will give residents the opportunity to speak to the recycling team about the changes. They will be detailed on the leaflet and on the Teignbridge website.
More information about the new recycling service can be found on the Teignbridge website at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/newrecyclingservice.
If you have any further questions about the new recycling service, please do not hesitate to contact:
THANK YOU LITTER PICKERS
A big ‘ thank you’ to the lucky 13 who turned out for the spring litterpick on Saturday 16th May. As has previously been the case, the sun shone the whole morning and the cool breeze made this a great morning to be outside.
Despite the overgrown vegetation, we amassed a large haul of the usual detritus of modern society- bottles, drink cartons, cigarette packets, etc., etc. but the strangest find was a black plastic lace-up bodice which the finder un-sportingly declined to model for us!
Thank you everybody who joined us and Shane from Teignbridge District Council who provided us with the necessary ‘kit’.
I will be organising another Litter Pick in October when the vegetation has died down. Watch this space and please join us if you can.
WHITESTONE SHORT MAT BOWLS
On the 14th April, we welcomed the Short Mat Bowls Club from Bishopsteignton for a friendly match. Their years of experience shone through with a overall win by 6 points.
For the break at half-time, each bowler from Whitestone was asked to bring along a plate of food. It resulted in quite a spread. As well as being a good bowler, David Oakey has also proved to be a dab hand with a teapot!
The return leg was held on Sunday, 19th April at the Bishopsteignton Village Hall. With home advantage, the experienced Bishopsteignton team ran away with the match, winning with an overall score of 51 - 20.
Friendly match with Bishopsteignton 14 April 2015 at Whitestone
If we were looking for an excuse, we did not adapt quickly enough to their rink mats which were backed by a foam underlay which had the effect of being much slower than our super fast rink mats at Whitestone. Many congratulations to the Bishopteignton Short Mat Bowling Club for their great win and for the super spread of sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls and cakes they provided for the visitors. Well done.
REPORT A POTHOLE
Devon County Council has almost tripled its number of pothole repair teams in response to the storm damage to roads across the county.
Over the winter storm period, since 23 December, the County Council has recorded more than 1,300 reports of fallen trees and branches on Devon’s roads, more than 150 embankment slips, and more than 4,000 flooding incidents across the county.
Around 11,500 potholes have also been reported by the public or found by highway inspectors so far in 2014. In response, the number of teams dealing with pothole safety defect repairs has increased from 13 to 34, with an extra 52 staff tackling the problem. The approximate additional cost of the work is around £65,000 a week.
The clear-up of the storm damage is estimated to cost around £3 million to the end of the financial year, but the County Council is yet to finalise a figure for the damage caused by the storms as the road network and structures are still being assessed.Potholes
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