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SCHOOL HOUSES REPORT 2014
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
GREEN ROOM IMPROVEMENTS
After the TLC weekend in the Green Room when a complete paint job was carried out, the improvements to the Parish Hall Green Room continue with the addition of some furniture to make it a more comfortable environment for casual gatherings and small meetings.
WHITESTONE SHORT MAT BOWLS
On Tuesday 16th December 2015, eight bowlers from Exminster Short Mat Bowls Club visited Whitestone to take part in a friendly competition match against eight bowlers from Whitestone in the Parish Hall.
With both rinks being used, two matches of 4 against 4 took place simultaneously and, in all, 4 games were completed. Although the games score was 2 - 2, Whitestone won the evening after all the points were aggregated; 28 - 22.
The evening was a delight with all players applauding good shots; regardless of which team played them. The Exminster club’s 25 year pedigree shone through at times with some extremely skilful bowling despite the not-so-subtle nuances introduced by the Whitestone Hall flooring.
Exminster have already stated that a return match will be arranged and, no doubt, Exminster, with home advantage, will then demonstrate their superior skills.
Special thanks must be extended to Pam & Bob Hunt for their endless supply of delicious mince pies enjoyed during the break.
HUGE HAUL FOR LITTER PICKERS
Twenty adults, including a visitor from Hampshire, ably assisted by three children, collected a veritable mountain of rubbish in the first litter pick of 2014.
The weather as is usual for these events (but not guaranteed!) was just right; cool and sunny.
CUBAN BEACH PARTY
To celebrate six months of Cuban music in the Parish Hall, an informal Cuban Beach Party was held on 20th December 2013.
Everything was there − cuban food, cuban cocktails, cuban beachwear − all interlaced with a great cuban rhythm.
Thank goodness the hall heating worked!
SHORT MAT BOWLS
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