Noticeboard  Page 
(Don't forget to check the Entertainment and Events page regularly)  

 Updated  8th May 2018
Please Note that Notices are put on this page in date order, newest first, so that as you scroll through you will have access to events gone by .


Check the Entertainments Page - NOW !! Great Coming Events so book early.




Talaton Open Gardens



Talaton, east of Exeter, Devon
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018
2.00pm to 6.00pm


This event is now in its 25th year and as usual a wide variety of gardens will be open within the parish. These will range in size from country house to cottage gardens, with meandering stream, another with a beautiful bog garden. A miniature steam railway is a major feature in one particular garden.
Children can play 'Hunt the Hidden Object' in each garden. The village Scarecrow Competition will be ongoing and visitors votes will be most welcome. Garden Codeword Puzzle and prize.


Cream Teas in the Parish Hall.
All proceeds to the Parish Church and Hall.
Plant sales:


Plant sales will be available in some gardens.
Entry £5.00, accompanied under 16s free.
How to get event passports:
Pick up a map from from church car park or any of the gardens.
Number of gardens:


10 gardens will be open on Saturday, and 13 on Sunday. One ticket covers both days
Contact the organisers:
Phone: 01404 822 864
10 miles East of Exeter, north of the A30. 3 miles N.West of Ottery St Mary.


 Vilage Day 2018

June 9th



vill day programme 



 vill day dog show


Keep your tops on!


What do you do with lids, tops and caps? If you find yourself asking “Are they recyclable?”, “Which bin do they go in?” and “Am I doing it right?” then read on.

These common questions now have a simple answer – YES! They are all recyclable! Simply give the bottle or jar a rinse, squash plastic bottles, put the top back on and recycle as you normally would – even if it’s a metal lid on a glass jar.

Many people still remember the early days of recycling when plastic lids caused a problem due to being a different kind of plastic or being heavily dyed. Thankfully, technology has improved over the years and we no longer have this problem. Hurrah!

In fact, the recycling industry preference is now for lids to remain attached to bottles and jars. Lids and caps are small and light, so attaching them to larger items keeps them contained during the collection and sorting process and prevents them from jamming machinery. It also helps keep plastic bottles squashed, so reduces volume and creates more space in your recycling bin, bag or box and on the recycling collection vehicle. All in all, keeping your top on gets a big thumbs up all round and helps maintain Devon’s 55.7% recycling rate.

So, what happens to plastic bottles with lids?

Plastics are shredded, cleaned and passed through a Sink-Float tank which separates different types of plastic by density. HDPE plastic, such as lids and caps, will float whereas PET plastic, such as bottles, will sink. So simple, but very effective! The different plastics are then sold on to manufacturers who turn the plastic shreds into new products, such as garden furniture, fencing, polyester clothing and even new bottles.

And glass jars?

Similarly to plastic, glass is crushed and cleaned before it passes through a process to remove any plastic or metal lids and collars. Plastic and metal is recycled into new products and glass is recycled into new bottles and jars.

All local councils in Devon will collect your plastic bottles in your usual household recycling service. Don’t forget bottles from your bathroom too!

Most authorities will collect your glass bottles and jars, however for the few that don't you can take them to your local Recycling Bank or Household Waste Recycling Centre.

If you're not sure what authority you live in, visit to use the handy postcode locator tool.

For more information visit

(Keeping lids on plastic and glass bottles and jars is applicable to residents in Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, Torridge, South Hams, West Devon, Teignbridge and Torbay. East Devon residents can keep lids on plastic bottles and jars but must separate lids from glass jars)







 green clipping



Further information on the new service can be found on our website









church clean up


The Annual Talaton Church Graveyard Tidy Up”

Saturday the 17th March saw 13 hardy villagers respond to the invitation in the Calendar, or to a reminder nudge, to brave the bitter east wind, and occasional snow flurries, to spend a couple of hours helping to keep our church looking at its best. The result is spectacular, with the grass being cut for the first time this year, and the paths and borders freshly edged, continuing the work started last year. It was hard work, but all done in good spirit, and Jo Spencer’s refreshments, including almond slices and banana cake, were a just reward half way through.

As mentioned previously, we are creating an area on the east side of the church which will not be cut during summer months, but will encourage the growth of natural meadow flowers.

Additionally, we are planning to resurface the car park and all the paths this spring, which will really add the finishing touches.

The church is something we all love and appreciate, even though we may not visit it often. Do please take a walk down and admire what’s been achieved on Saturday, and let us know if there is something more you would like to see done. The front door is open every day during daylight hours, so feel free to venture in, and enjoy the beauty of this very old building.

From left to right in the photo, this years volunteers were:

Dave Wright, Chris Harwood, Jenny Pring, Gordon Pring, Andrea Down, Tom Samson, Rick Spencer, Andy May, Jan May, Terry Wright, Bob Abraham, Sue Harwood and Pam Weston. Jo Spencer kept us refreshed and took the photo, Buddy the black lab kept us entertained, and repeatedly stole Chris’s gardening glove, and Lee French wanted to help out again but had to go to work!

Our thanks to all of them.


See The Incredible 2018 Entertainments List








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“Villages in Action” and Devon Rural Touring is thrown a lifeline.

Following the closure of the Villages in Action offices last spring and the consequent redundancy of the staff, the board of Villages in Action has continued to meet and seek ways to preserve the vibrant, subsidised, professional rural touring scene in Devon. Successful discussions have taken place between the board of “Carn to Cove” (the Cornish rural touring scheme) and the Board of ViA. These discussions have led to the launching of a ‘Caretaker Spring Season’ of touring performing arts events, administered by the Carn to Cove office, in conjunctions with the previous ViA Administrator.

In the areas of Devon where District Councils were still supporting ViA rural touring, when the scheme was put ‘on hold’, there will continue to be an event subsidy. As East Devon District Council, along with West Devon and Teignbridge councils, were still providing financial support, venues such as ours will qualify for grant subsidy for the ‘Caretaker Spring Season’.

In this ‘Caretaker Spring Season’ we have taken the opportunity to move our programming into a new area of the performing arts that we have not so far catered for and thus we have booked a double bill of Modern Contemporary Dance and Physical Dance Theatre.

The first half of this exciting and innovative programme features three, fifteen minute solos by the dancer Crystal Zillwood. These dances, grouped under the heading “Spirals” and are entitled “Sleep”, “These Hands” and “Evolutio”. “Sleep” looks at the dance that is inherent within the movements of sleep, “These Hands” is choreographed to the recorded voices of workers on a Devon dairy farm and “Evolutio” looks at how, as human beings, we came to be and where we might be heading. The second half of this programme with “House of Strays Collective” builds upon the ideas within Zillwood’s last piece of work. This programme is called “Everything In Between” and uses Dance, Text and Live Music to explore the existence and nature of what constitutes ‘a lifetime’, the rules we make for ourselves and society and these influences upon subsequent generations.

Beyond this ‘Caretaker Season’ a successful joint funding application to the Arts Council will enable future collaboration between Devon and Cornwall rural touring administrations. Talaton Parish Hall, therefore, looks forward to being able to draw upon available subsidised tours from the future “Villages in Action” and “Carn to Cove” linked menus. As well as working from rural touring menus we will continue to directly book our own performers and build upon the successes that we have enjoyed this year as an independent promoting venue and to this end we have already made a number of self-promote bookings for the autumn. So, watch this space for some really exciting performing arts events in Talaton Parish Hall next year!




Next Parish Council Drop-In

Next Drop In

 12th May 

An opportunity to meet your council

This is a regular surgery held in the Hall for people to come along and have a drink and biscuit (or two !)

and talk about any problems that they would like the council to deal with.

Very few Parish Councils have this service so please use it.

Future Drop-in 8th September and 24th Novembe



recycling info

 Click anywhere on this Notice about Recycling to open the entire document with full details of how to recycle nearly everything !



 NEW !!

  The Talaton Calendar is now on line. See the Talaton Calendar page in the menu on the left. Current and previous editions are available for viewing.



 The Ideal  Present !


 Book of Walks Now Available in the Talaton Village Shop, Whimple Stores and The Curious Otter Bookshop in Ottery

All proceeds in aid of Tale Valley Trust

The print run of 100 books sold out and another run of 100 has been distributed .

The second 100 is now down to the last 20 ! When they have gone then no more !
The few are available in the Curious Otter, Ottery St Mary and a few in the Talaton Shop


At the moment Whimple seems to be the Village of walkers so come on Talaton - out of the arm chairs and burn off the Christmas pounds . All in a good cause. 


book cover



Have you seen...............the new Neighbourhood Watch Page ???

No ?

Have a look now. 


If you have not already asked to be part of the scheme just contact the person dealing with your part of the village and you can then be kept informed of what's going on in the area. 







Talaton Church BBQ 2017

A Thank You 

By the time this is printed the BBQ on July 15th will be long gone but hopefully not forgotten.

Just have a look at all the photographs on the Village web site – what a happy occasion it was and so well supported by the whole village. Even the weather was kind to us.

Yet again Reg and Gerri Hawkins and their family fuelled the day brilliantly with their cooking and serving of the burgers and hot-dogs. Thank you for all your hard work done so cheerfully. It was much appreciated.

The music was provided by the “Austerity Quartet” and the “ Tinners Rabbit” . Huge thanks and praise to them for keeping us so well entertained.

So many people to thank for all the effort in running the stalls and for actually coming along to enjoy the evening – it really did feel like a community event.

Finally, a big thank you to all those who helped set everything up on the Friday and especially to those who stayed on to clear up afterwards. You were all wonderful and what a difference it made having all that help.

Maybe see you all next year ?

Sue Harwood  (Copy of note submitted to the Calendar ) 




shop recruitment



 Early Warning !!!
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Talaton has been given an Early Warning that Tickets are available now for next Year's Show in the Village Hall on June 15th 2018 .
If you are keen to get a ticket contact:


Check the Entertainments Page 






See the ENTERTAINMENT page now.......

Reports AND pictures of Villages in Action and other performances in Talaton in 2016 and 2017 AND reports and great Pictures from the  Incredible Community Theatre 4All Godspell Performance.

Hit the link now ! 


See Village Day page for historic pictures of Talaton Village Day this year and for years gone by.




Folk Music Night

                                    At the Talaton Inn from 7 to 10.30pm........


......... every third Sunday of the month

                                 Come along and join in


Singers and Players all welcome....


or just come and enjoy a drink and simply listen .


Allotment News !

If you are interested in having an allotment......


An opportunity to grow your own - and a bit for someone else

Contact the Clerk now

See Pictures of the2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017 How Do Y' Do

On the Parish Hall Page


There are now a limited number of filled sandbags available for those not able to fill their own but if you are at all able to fill your own then there are ample empty bags available.

Contact Chris Harwood  Tel: 822143


Have a look at the Useful Links and Telephone Numbers page - new link to an EDDC Town and Parish Council web site which may be useful.



There is now a new police web site for the reporting of lost property. It means that police all over the country will have access to it , and hopefully, look out for the property in question.

The site is 

  Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures !

Has anyone a picture they want put on the web-site pictures page ? Time for some new ones - Pics of the Village, family, flowers, birds , beavers, gorillas -anything that will make a good picture. The Home page will feature a new photograph at regular intervals and a reference will be provided for those who would like a copy. Email your pictures to Chris Harwood.

New Walk on the Walks Page - Come on , you can do it !


Don't forget the footpath leaflets on sale in the shop - Walks around Talaton area plus a map.



Some Great New Pictures on the Village Pictures Page

but more  urgently needed.

- Nikon, Box or pin-hole , just send them in.


             Mobile Library

There is something for everyone!

Our fleet of 8 mobile libraries visits over 500 locations in communities across Devon giving access to books, audio books, Large Print and DVDs to people who cannot easily reach one of our 50 static libraries.

Membership is FREE, no ID needed. Join at any age – babies too!

There is no charge for borrowing books, and there’s a great choice.

You may hire a DVD from as little as £1 for a fortnight.

Non-fiction books, Large Print, and children’s books can be reserved FREE.

You can even reserve books online, and collect them from the mobile library.

Children have extra fun joining the Book Track and Summer Reading Challenge.

There is something to offer everyone on board so why not hop on and take a look?"

Love reading but you can’t get to your library?

The Home Library Service can bring books and CDs to your door for FREE.
If you’re not able to come to the library, or not able to carry your items, the Home Library Service can deliver books to you!

The service provides:

Free delivery and collection at flexible times

A wide choice of titles

Large print books, audio books and CDs

Free reservations

No fines

Items are delivered by trained and security-checked volunteers from WRVS who will treat your confidentiality as a priority.For more information phone 0845 155 1001
Or email


USEFUL INFORMATION available on leaflets held by Parish Council Clerk

The Food Bank - The King's Centre , Honiton . Open Tuesday and Friday 1:00 pm to 3pm. Call 07907 232076

If You Are A Carer... Devon Carers can help. Call 08456 434 435. A free service.

Transport for Your Community. It's for people in a rural community who may live miles from nearest bus route, or unable to afford taxis, or physically incapable of using public transport. Call 01392 382123 or email




Jogging looks so painful -Walking is wonderful !!

Fight the Flab ......Breath the Air.........Move the Legs......Turn Off the TV 

Make It the Year of the Walk ! 

Let 2017 be the Year of the Walk. Go to the Village Walks page for more information

Useful Links and Telephone Numbers - hit this link

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