Auction of Promises

Auction of promises in the Gittisham village hall

  • Catalogue with draw entry and drink on night- Helen Hayman
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  • Plenty of lotts for everyone!
  • Proceeds towards St.Michaels, Gittisham
  • No need to book- pre Bid form available

Gittisham Vale ward – parish councillor vacancy

Notice of Parish Council Vacancy

  • Do you want to serve your community?
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to those around you?
  • Are you passionate about your local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?

If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of your local community, you could apply to become a Gittisham Parish Councillor

Gittisham Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Councillor for the Vale ward.  If you are interested, please contact the Clerk, Fiona Clampin, on

You will need to fill in a short application form and be prepared to submit a short paragraph on your suitability for the role

The closing date for completed applications to be with the Clerk is

23.59 on Sunday 3rd December 2023

To qualify to become a Parish Councillor a person must *be a British subject over 18 years old *be listed on the current electoral roll *live in Gittisham, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish *must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

Gittisham Community Kitchen Report

Written by Sara Trumper

GCK FIRST YEAR

The Gittisham Community Kitchen served up its first meal on 21 st July 2022 to an eager and
curious 35 members of the community. It has now been running for just over a year and
save for three occasions when the hall has been booked out we have provided a free meal
to all comers every single Thursday evening. In the first year 1,490 people have come to the
meals, an average of nearly 30 per week. There have also been hundreds of ‘take-aways’
provided to people who couldn’t attend or who fancied some leftovers for the next day.
Having the Community Kitchen running in the Village Hall has benefitted the Hall Committee
coffers by just under £1,500 in direct cash payments and by way of grants from EDDC.
And with the help of further grants from EDDC, the Beaumont Charity and the Parish
Council, GCK is still holding funds which will enable us to keep going well into our second
year.
Here’s a very simple breakdown of the accounts over the year:
 Donations from diners £1,849.16
 Grants and other gifts £1,845.94
Total £3,695.10

Less
 Cost of Hall Hire (paid direct) £ 435.00
 Equipment £ 68.23
 Cost of food £2,392.21
Total £2,895.44

We couldn’t do it without the donations of food that we are able to call on week after week.
The wonderful fresh veg from The Pig courtesy of Peter the kitchen gardener and plentiful
supplies of bread which would otherwise go to waste from The Ottery Larder. Also we’ve
been really lucky to be given loads of pheasant from local shoots, delicious seasonal
puddings that have been donated by the ‘pudding fairies’ and others, and numerous other
wonderful offerings in response to urgent cries for help on the day!
Feedback shows that the benefits of GCK have been numerous and varied. Alongside
providing hot nutritious meals every week for an average of only £1.61 per meal, people
have really benefitted from the chance to meet up and socialise with their neighbours on a
regular basis. Anyone who was able to listen to Fiona Clampin’s brilliant radio piece on
Farming Today in January will have recognised some familiar voices and, hopefully, agreed
with the sentiments expressed.
My thanks go in particular to those who have gone out of their way to help make it all a
success: Kate, Mike, Alex, Julia, Neil, Stella, David & Sue, Claire, Bill, Amanda, Maggie, Molly,
Pierre, Betty and everyone else who has stepped into the breach.

Please contact me by text on 07939 148762 or by email to if you
would like to contribute to the kitchen either with food or financially.
And……we are always looking for helpers to take over the cooking or to give the regulars a
break from the washing up and clearing up at the end of the evening.

Parish Councillor vacancy – Gittisham Vale ward

Notice of Parish Council Vacancy

  • Do you want to serve your community?
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to those around you?
  • Are you passionate about your local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?

If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of your local community, you could apply to become a Gittisham Parish Councillor

Gittisham Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Councillor for the Vale ward.  If you are interested, please contact the Clerk, Fiona Clampin, on

You will need to fill in a short application form and be prepared to submit a short paragraph on your suitability for the role

The closing date for completed applications to be with the Clerk is

23.59 on Sunday 22nd October 2023

To qualify to become a Parish Councillor a person must *be a British subject over 18 years old *be listed on the current electoral roll *live in Gittisham, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish *must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

2023-05 Gittisham Gazette May

 

 

 

Gittisham Gazette

May 2023 Edition 254

 

 

A monthly community newsletter published by St Michael’s Church and Gittisham Parish Council

Dates for your diary

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Pierre’s Cafe

Sunday 14th May at the Village Hall

07545 214940

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Village Fete

Saturday 2nd September 2-5pm

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Coffee Get-Together

20th May in the parish room 10.30-12

 

Image of Coronation Celebration

200 Club Results

April

1st Ann Stansell

2nd J Lawrence-Jones

3rd Nellie Marker

4th Sarah Abbott

5th Nicky Wakley

May

1st S Agg-Manning

2nd Ernie Wensley

3rd Karen Loveland

4th Christine Broom

5th Gary Pester

 

Gittisham Celebrates the Coronation

Gittisham Village Hall Committee and the Parish Council held a Coronation Party on Saturday 8th May

Starting with live screening of the coronation in the morning and then there was a free bar, bbq for people to cook their own food and a funky disco with DJ Alex. There was much merriment which went on until late. What a lovely way to celebrate such a momentous occasion, the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

God save the King!

 

Tom Putt

Two Tom Putt apple trees have kindly been planted in the churchyard by Paul Wakley along with several spring bulbs and he has kindly agreed to look after them.

 


 

Gittisham Gazette

 

 

Open Gardens – Children’s Hospice South West

Would you be interested in hosting an “open garden” for Children’s Hospice South West?

Gittisham is such a beautiful village and seems to be just the sort of place where people might enjoy opening their gardens either to the public or just to friends and family to support a very good cause.

Please contact Tina Lunt if you are interested 01404 234086 or 07341 153409. She can arrange posters.

 

Pierre’s Café

Sunday 14th May at the village hall.

Pierre will be serving a Chicken Casserole lunch from 12.30-4pm, followed by dessert. Vegans and vegetarians will be offered Salsify Ragout. There’ll be the usual selection of homemade croissants and pastries in the morning as well as delicious cakes, including gluten free options. Doors open from 10am. Please book to avoid disappointment and to give Pierre an idea of numbers 07545 214940. Bring your own drinks.

 

People in the news – new arrivals

Stephanie and Peter King have welcomed Rory Joshua Marker King on April 17th.

Hattie and Ollie Harrison have welcomed Huxley Jamieson Max on 2nd May.

Elizabeth and Jurgen Heddes have welcomed Owen on 4th May.

 

 

Gittisham Village Hall

The evening of Gittisham Games. Table tennis and duckpins, with Ploughman’s and soup and then afterwards West Country Skittles. Very successful and well attended. Laughter and jollity throughout. Hoped to be repeated again soon.

Events are run by the Village Hall Committee throughout the year and aim to make a profit to keep the hal running and of course to provide fun and socialising for us all.

The hall is also available to hire privately. Details are on www.gittisham.org.uk or contact Carol Hall to make a booking 07854 492347

 

Gittisham Village Fete

Saturday 2nd September

A call out to crafts and tradespeople who might be interested in having a pitch at this year’s village fete in Gittisham.

Also looking for volunteers that could help with the setup and running of the fete.

Please get in touch with Alex

 

Coffee Get-Together – Forward Notice

For June 17th, Margaret and Michael Hawkins have kindly invited us to their home 21 Cypress Close, Gittisham Vale EX14 2YW 10.30-12

 

 

 

       

St Michaels Church and Honiton Mission Community

 

Services for May 14th Eucharist, 21st none, 28th Lay led, June 4th none, 11th Eucharist

Julia Barratt led a coronation commemorative service after which a toast was raised to the king with a glass of prosecco.

 

Combe Raleigh are holiday a plant sale on Sunday 14th May 2-5pm in gthe garden of The Barton just behind the church. This is always worth a visit as they have excellentplants and reasonable prices.

 

At St Pauls there will be a Eucharist to celebrate the wonderful feast of the Ascension on Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm. They have achieved their Bronze Award from Eco Church. This was quite a process and very grateful thanks went to Jane Scriven, Julia Beaman and all the working group who put in so much time to enable this to happen.

Weekly services still continue to be at 11am. The website (honitoncofe.org) is updated regularly and has news about services. The monthly Mission Community newsletter Around The Parishes is avilable by email or post from the parish office 01404 44035

 

Christian Aid Week is 14-21 May. Cream tea 4.30pm and Christian Aid Serice after at about 5pm Sundat 21st May at St Pauls. The envelopes will be placed on the bench in churcg and some will be delivered around the village. There will be some in the Vale bus shelteer and the few houses that normally get them.

 

Church Warden Retirals: Honitons Lyn Thatcher, Buckerells Penny Pear and Cotleighs Pam Lane have all retired from being Church Wardens. They have each held the position for many yearfs and we wish them well in their retirement.

 

200 Club

Would you like to join the 200 club and help to fund the upkeep so necessary for this old church. It takes a lot to keep it heated (especially with the increasing cost of energy) and watertight, keeping the churchyard in good order and kind to nature. The cost is £12 per number per year. The draw takes place at the beginning of each month with 5 prizes £40, £20, £15, £10 and £5. Twice a year there is a 6 monthly prize of £48 (March and September). Contact Janet Twist 01404 45484


 

Parish Council April 2023 Report

Six councillors met for the April meeting. Alasdair Bruce (EDDC) and nine members of the public were also present.

 

Horses.

In his absence, Phil Twiss (DCC) sent a report outlining the county councils support for the British Horse Societys (BHS) Dead Slow road safety campaign. The aim is to educate motorists on how to approach and pass horses safely on Devons roads, with

the posters advising drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 10mph and leave at least two metres space. Since 2018, around 375 incidents involving equestrians on Devons roads have been reported to the police and the BHS.

Voter ID Dont forget your photo ID to vote in the local elections on 4 th May. This is a new

requirement for anyone visiting a polling station. This will apply to:

Local elections

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

UK parliamentary by-elections

Recall petitions

From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.

 

Finance. Members agreed the finances.

Crimes. Feb 2023: no reported crimes.

 

Planning applications.

a) Batts Cottage, Gittisham Remove existing front door and frame and replace with new on front (south west) elevation. No objection.

b) Batts Cottage, Gittisham – Proposed shed / studio building to replace oil tank and fenced enclosure. No objection.

c) Blamphayne Sawmill, Gittisham Proposed storage building for timber. No objection.

d) Gittisham Farm – Construction of earth-banked slurry lagoon. Councillors resolved to have no objection to d) in principle. However, members had concerns over access for large farm & construction vehicles via Chaghayes (Shaggys) Lane, and would like use to be mitigated where possible.

 

Village play area.

The Chair explained that in order to obtain S106 funds allocated to the parish council for sport, leisure and play, it had had to go through a public consultation process mandated by EDDC. She said the majority of those who responded had suggested an outdoor ping pong table; of all the suggestions put forward by parishioners, this was the item which had received the most votes. Members discussed the concerns over potential noise and disruption raised by some members of the public over the outdoor ping pong table. The Chair said she had received some hedge plants from the Woodland Trust which could potentially shield the adjoining properties.

 

Scams.

Janet Twist reported that a new scam is circulating on WhatsApp. A criminal gets in touch via a group chat and sends you a six-digit code. Taking action on this will lock you out of your account, and allow the criminal to send the same scam to your address book.

 

Vale bus shelter / Old Elm Road. Members heard that moss had been removed from the pavement and the hedge cut

along Old Elm Road. Peter Orchard reported that the Vale bus shelter had once again been swamped with books, but they had since been removed.

Notice of Poll

Dated Tuesday 25 April 2023

Mark R. Williams
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ


NOTICE OF POLL
East Devon
Election of a District Councillor for
Feniton
Notice is hereby given that:

  1. A poll for the election of a District Councillor for Feniton will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.
  2. The number of District Councillors to be elected is one.
  3. The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows:
Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)Names of Signatories
ProposerSeconder
BRUCE Alasdair S(address in East Devon)Conservative Party candidateSuzanne M WilkinsChristopher J Wilkins
COLLINS Jane(address in East Devon)Green Party candidateClaire L SaltGary P Grove
  1. The situation of the Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:
Situation of Polling StationStation NumberRanges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote thereat
Buckerell, Splatthayes Studio, Buckerell, Honiton79TK-1 to TK-233
Feniton Sports & Social Club, Acland Park, Feniton, Honiton90TU-1 to TU-1548
Gittisham Parish Hall, Gittisham, Honiton92TW-1 to TW-452/1
  1. Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of Parish Councillors.

King Charles III Coronation

Saturday, May 6th

Live viewing of the coronation in the village hall from 10 AM

The King’s coronation party is held by the Village Hall committee from 5 pm.

Open to all the parish with a free disco and free drinks, bring your own food for the BBQ!

View other upcoming village hall events here https://gittisham.org.uk/village-hall/upcoming-events/

Notice of uncontested election – Gittisham Village and Gittisham Vale

Dated Wednesday 5th April 2023 Mark R. Williams
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ

East Devon District Council
Election of Parish Councillors for Gittisham Vale

I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Gittisham Vale.

Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)
ORCHARD, Peter A30 Cypress Close, Honiton EX14 2YW
TWIST Janet7 Hodges Close, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3FN

I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Gittisham Village.

Gittisham Village ward

Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)
HALL, Carol MPart Drillers, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AJ
ROWE, Alex(address in East Devon)
VALENTINE, David M5 Town Farm Buildings, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AL
WALKER, Maggie3 Church Mead, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AH

Statement of persons nominated, district council

Dated Wednesday 5th April 2023 Mark R. Williams
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ

East Devon District Council
Election of a District Councillor

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a District Councillor for the Feniton Ward

Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)Name of ProposerName of Seconder
BRUCE, Alasdair(address in East Devon)Conservative Party CandidateWilkins SuzanneWilkins Christopher
COLLINS Jane(address in East Devon)Green Party CandidateSalt ClaireGrove Gary

The persons above, where no entry is made in the last column, have been and stand validly nominated

Honiton St Michael’s ward

Name of CandidateHome AddressDescription (if any)Name of proposerName of seconder
BONETTA, Violet B(address in East Devon)The Labour PartyHarvey-Ingram LukeHarvey-Ingram JoAnne
BROWN JennyBurwood, Exeter
Road, Honiton,
EX14 1AL
Conservative Party CandidateSherwood Michael RCase James
CARTER Paul RO Jays Barn,
Metcombe,
Ottery St Mary,
EX11 1RS
Conservative Party CandidateCase YvonneBrown Albert C
COLLINS Roy FHale Farm,
Honiton, EX14
9TQ
The Liberal PartyTratt Samantha JBorkowski Stefan
CORNELIUS Brice W J4 St Leonards
Road, Honiton,
EX14 1YE
Conservative Party CandidateNicks TracyNicks Stephen
FOTHERINGHAM Joanne S(address in East Devon)IndependentMcCollum Anthony JCloke Katie
INGHAM Nicholas J(address in East Devon)IndependentMcCollum Anthony JCloke Katie

The persons above, where no entry is made in the last column, have been and stand validly nominated

Notice of Election, district council

Dated Monday 27 March 2023 Mark R. Williams
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ


NOTICE OF ELECTION
East Devon
Election of District Councillors for the Wards listed below
Wards Number of District
Councillors to be elected Wards Number of District Councillors to be elected
Axminster Three

Honiton St Michaels Three

Beer & Branscombe One

Honiton St Pauls Two
Broadclyst Three

Newbridges One
Budleigh & Raleigh Three

Newton Poppleford & Harpford One
Clyst Valley One

Ottery St Mary Three
Coly Valley Two

Seaton Three
Cranbrook Three

Sidmouth Rural One
Dunkeswell & Otterhead Two

Sidmouth Sidford Three
Exe Valley One

Sidmouth Town Two
Exmouth Brixington Three

Tale Vale One
Exmouth Halsdon Three

Trinity One
Exmouth Littleham Three

West Hill & Aylesbeare One
Exmouth Town Three

Whimple & Rockbeare One
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh Two

Woodbury & Lympstone Two
Feniton One

Yarty One

  1. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ between the hours of 10am and 4pm from 27 March 2023
    until 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2023.
  2. Nomination papers may be obtained at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ during the times stated above.
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2023.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on 17 April 2023. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/registertovote
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on
    Tuesday, 18th April 2023.
  6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April
    2023.
  7. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 25 April 2023.
    Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate can be made online at eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/voter-id-2023/voter-id-2023
  8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on Thursday,
    4th May 2023.