Last Updated 19th April 2019


Welcome to Talaton Parish Website   


 Please take a few moments to look through the various pages listed on the left of your screen and let us know if there are any items you want adding or amending. Send in any information or photographs that you think would be of interest. Use the site and enjoy it. 

Winner of the CPRE & MVF's Best Kept Village in Devon Competition 2009 (new entry category)
Runner Up in Best Kept Village Competition in East Devon in the small Village Category 2010
Runner Up in Best Kept Village Competition in East Devon in Previous Winners Category 2011
Winner of Best Kept Village Competition in East Devon - Previous Winners Cat
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Winner of Glanvil Cup - Best Kept Small Village in East Devon 2014
Highly Commended CPRE Award 2016
Scheme now discontinued - otherwise Talaton would have won the Lot !

 

 

 


New to the Village ?

Beans in a barrel, Flowers in a pot, Veg in the garden , even herbs in a trough - you should have a think about joining the Talaton Produce and Garden Association. Only £2 a year . Shows, trips, competitions and loads ,of helpful advise.

Give it a thought 

 


 

 

 Barefaced Robbery- but caught just in time !

 

Look at the Talaton Church page (restoration) for the full story of the church Clock repair and Refurbishment. 



 

 

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 Found enjoying the sun on a Talaton garage wall

 Yes, A Bumble Bee , but what type ?

For your enlightenment -it's a Tree Bee. Unlike our other bumble bees that tend to live in holes in the ground this little chap lives in holes in trees, bird boxes etc. It's been over here for a number of years now and hasn't upset our own bumbles - part of the family now !  


 

Talaton Community Shop

25th Anniversary - held on 22nd February 2019 

Incredible ! Excellent turnout, Excellent Celebration, Excellent Buffet...…..

Excellent Achievement by all concerned.

  

 

 

 

 Opening by County Lord Lieutenant, with Founder members of the shop Lady Ann Boles and John Carter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Trish Lenehan, Shop Manager and the driving force behind it all !



Support Your Shop - let's have another 25 years ! 

 

 Many more pictures on the village shop page.

 


 

 

 TREES ON THE OTTER !

Take a potter along the River Otter and see the planting of thousands and thousands of young trees .

 Not sure who has initiated it - maybe the Estate - but it seems that they are Oak, Beech etc etc , all fabulous hardwoods and around the periphery then faster growing but of a finite final height there are Rowan etc. If all is as it seems then how good is that !  The Public Footpath remains in place so why not have a wander along the banks of the Otter - a wonderful river.  

  

 

 

 

 

 


Talaton Revue 2019  

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Well. no words necessary - You were either there or you missed it.

Excellent  

More Pictures on the Talaton Panto Page

(ok, Not a Panto any longer ) 

 


 

 



ROBOT Club Christmas Dinner in the Talaton Inn 


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More Pictures on the Robot Page

 


 

 

 Carol Singing 2018

 

 

 

    


 

 

 

Look Out - Hornets About !! 

 

No need to panic but we now have a rather nasty Hornet - the Asian Hornet - in the country and indeed in Devon. Whilst it is particularly aggressive this aggression is directed very often at beehives. If it gains access to the hive it will destroy it completely, bees, honey , comb , the lot. It does have a powerful sting and can penetrate clothing. 

DO NOT GO LOOKING FOR THIS INSECT but if you do see a hornet flying around then maybe just observe it with care. Often called the "Yellow-legged Asian Hornet, it is distinguished by its almost entirely yellow legs ( Our native European Hornet has darker, brown legs ). The Asian Hornet has a black thorax and abdomen with one visible yellow segment ( Our European Hornet has a mostly yellow thorax and abdomen) . 

There are a number of other distinguishing features of our Asian friend but they are finer and need closer examination.

If you have a concern or think you have seen an Asian Hornet , contact a local beekeeper. If you are very sure that you have seen one try to observe its flight path and , ideally, find the nest then notify the Great British Non Native Species Secretariat by email at  alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk  . DO NOT TRY TO CATCH IT OR DESTROY THE NEST


Annual Village Outing 2018 
Again, a Hugely Varied and Entertaining Trip organised with her usual attention to detail and grand finale Cream Tea, by Lady Anne Boles.

 

More Photos on the Village Pictures Page 

 

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 Arts Champion Award to Harry Channon

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 Harry Channon Receiving His East Devon District Council Arts Champion Award at the Chairman's Garden Party, the Knowle, Sidmouth . Harry was nominated by Talaton Parish Council which was represented by Councillor Tom Samson in the absence of Chairman Trish Lenehan, who was occupied with the Beautiful Days Event.

 


Beautiful Days 2018

Your Shop at the Show

 

 

    

Huge thanks due to all the gang who kept the shop at the forefront and helped its finances for another year 

More Pictures on the Village Pictures Page  


 Have You Seen the Entertainment lined up for Talaton ??? 

No ?

Go to the Entertainment Page now and book early. 

 

 


 

Talaton Calendar now on line - see the Talaton Calendar Newsletter Page

 May 2019 Now Available to View

 


 Any Idea What is a Lime Nail Gall ? Go to the Village Pictures Page to be Enlightened 


 

Talaton Annual Produce Show

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Were You There ???? 

No, then look at the Produce Association Page for Pictures.

Did You enter ? No ? No Flowers? No Courgettes ? No Jam, Chutney or Sloe Gin ? Curly Runner Beans, Straight Runner Beans ? No Cakes ? 

A Lot of People Put a Lot of Work into Setting up the Show so How about Next Year Having a Go - it's all part of the Village we Love and Live In !

   

 


 

 

Talaton Annual Church BBQ

 

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Wonderful ! 

 

 

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  Best Event of the Year !

Many more Pictures on the Noticeboard Page

  

 


 

Talaton Open Gardens 2018
A Great Success

 

See Talaton Church Page for more Pictures 

  

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  Use Your Pub ! - or Lose Your Pub ! 


 

  

 Incredible transformation at the Talaton Inn - Magic ! 

 

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 Maria , Keeping a low profile !

 

 


 

 

 More pictures of the Great Snows of March  2018 are on the Village Pictures Page

      


 Memories .............. ( and that's all there will be if people don,t send in some new material ! )

email   chrisharwood44@hotmail.com  with your pictures, news, anything within reason !

 

 Talaton Grand How d'you Do 2017

Many More Pictures on the Parish Hall Page 

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Village Day 2017 
(Regret No Pictures of Village Day 2018 have been forthcoming !)

 

 

VILL DAY 17

 

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Many Many More Pictures on Village day Page - Go there Now ! 

 


    Have you any pictures to put on the web site ? Any subject - Sport, Scenic, People, Events, Colour, Black & White, In Focus, Bit Blurry ................. Anything. Give it a go and email them to Chris Harwood

 


 

 Keep an Eye on the Noticeboard Page and the various other pages to know what is coming along .

   


 

The Tale Valley Trust

Take a moment to learn about this Trust, doing so much to preserve and enhance the area - our area.
Look at their web site:

  http://www.talevalley.com/

and if you are interested to read their newsletter use the following link, really interesting reading. 

 http://talevalley.com/file_storage/2016tvtnewsletter_1.pdf

    
  


                    

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