would like to invite you to a read-through for parts in the 2018 pantomime,
by Alan Frayn,
on Wednesday 27th September and then on Wednesday 4th and 11th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Billiards Room in Whitestone Parish Hall
Following this, rehearsals will take place every Wednesday up to Christmas and then on Mondays and Wednesdays after the New Year.
Pantomime ‘fortnight’ will be 29th January to the 10th February 2018. That will cover a week of rehearsals and then pantomime week with the dress rehearsal on Saturday 3rd February 2018.
You do not need to be an experienced actor or actress − the idea is to have fun, enjoy it and meet other people in the village. If being on stage is not your cup of tea, then there are lots of other areas that always need help.
Please feel to come along one evening to discuss this or contact Laurence Blades direct on 07885 056357.
HOME COMPOSTING ROADSHOW
Devon County Council and Teignbridge District Council are working in partnership to deliver two Home Composting Roadshows in Newton Abbot town centre. One on the 8th of September 9am-3:30pm and the 22nd of September 9am-3:30pm by the clock tower.
Teignbridge residents will have the chance to buy a low cost compost bin, enter a competition to win a hamper full of goodies and have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about composting, how to get started and any general recycling queries they may have.
A sweltering, fun day was held by all at the fete on Saturday 1st July. The children pantomime dancers attracted a very large audience and were enjoyed by all. Between dances, Jess Mingo’s fantastic songs and guitar kept everyone entertained. If you weren’t there, you missed the delightful human fruit machine with the other delights of skittles, raffle, slow bicycle race, tombola, games, wine or water stall, plant stall, five hired stalls, children’s races and an egg throwing competition
A bar, barbeque, cream teas and ice creams provided the refreshment required.
A total of £573.00 was raised to be shared equally between Alzheimers and Whitestone Parish Pals.
Well done to everyone involved in organising, setting up and attending the fete.
The evening Fun Quiz was also a great success with entertaining questions from our quizmaster, Jane Richards.
REPORT A POTHOLE
It is still possible to report any pothole you come across on a Devon Road. Just click on the arrow to be redirected to the Devon County Council page and fill in the details.
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.
In accordance with the Hales Farm Noise Abatement Notice, the following proposed dates have been forwarded to the Parish by Teignbride District Council for residents information.
Music in the Tithe Barn
Date for your diary
Thursday 14 September at 7.00pm
A concert in the Tithe Barn,
The Glebe House, Church Lane, Whitestone
In aid of St Catherine’s Church Bell Fund
Tickets £8, to include a glass of wine,
available 31 July onwards
from Kay Norrington 07717826711
AUTUMN LITTER PICK
Unfortunately,the litter pick, scheduled for Saturday 15th October 2016 10.00 am, had to be cancelled
as Teignbridge District Council, informed us that no insurance was in place for pickers on roads with speed limits greater than 30 mph.
As most of our litter picking was to be on unrestricted country lanes and other C class roads, there was no alternative
but to cancel the event.
It is hoped that a resolution to this problem can be found for future picks.
Some of the pickers 2016
Some recent photos: