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



Updated  9th October 2019 

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


Has anyone any photographs taken at this year's Beautiful Days Event ? If so, please email them to Chris Harwood








The ROBOT AGM was held in the Talaton Inn on Tuesday September 24th . Well attended and relaxed AGM , followed by excellent and even more relaxed meal.


More photos - few with smiles - now on the ROBOT Club page !




 Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)  Please click on title to see document

For Full list of the latest Council Reports 2019 see the Procedures and Figures Page 

New pictures of the latest trips  now on the ROBOT web page.





 Beer Caves - August 2019

 AND.... Did you see the ROBOT at the BBQ ?  Pictures on the ROBOT page. Worth a look - better still, come along to the next get together or contact Andy Bratt on  or Phil Moir or Gordon Pring on  


Talaton Garden and Produce Association Summer Outing



June 22nd 2019
Saltram House

Perched high above the river Plym, it has magnificent views across the estuary. The parkland contains an 18th century orangery, follies and a beautiful lime avenue. The house reflects the increasing prominence of the Parker family during the Georgian period. Original contents include Robert Adams neo-classical saloon, original Chinese wallpapers, 18th Century oriental, European and English ceramics.

What a day ! Wonderful sunshine and what a house and grounds !
It really has to be one of the National Trust's best properties - everything in there is genuine and as left when taken over by the Trust.
It would seem by the comments that everyone in the very convivial party enjoyed the day and many thanks due to Pam Weston for organising it.

The Association has a full program coming up so why not join in for the next event. Non members welcome but for only two pounds a year you could reap all the benefits of membership.

Now a few photos from the day but more can be sen on the Association page. 






  More pictures on the Talaton Garden and Produce Association page






At the last meeting of Talaton Produce Association, the majority of committee members agreed to change our name to Talaton Garden and Produce Association.  Our reason was to encourage the gardeners of the village who do not grow many, or any vegetables to feel welcome to join us.  All those of you who have paid your subs this year to Talaton Produce Association are paid up members of Talaton Garden and Produce Association.  We welcome newcomers and will continue to run our stalls at village events, organise the Annual Show on the first Saturday in August and the Pumpkin Competition in October.  We will also organise a trip or two and put on an evening talk. 


 Why Not Join Now !
Pictures of the 2019 Annual Show now on the Produce Page





Next Parish Council Drop-In


Next Drop In

30th November 2019

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.













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Pavement parking        Devon County Council

Pavement parking creates hazards for pedestrians, particularly blind people, children, and wheelchair and pushchair users because it forces people out into the road, putting them at risk from traffic.

Pavements aren’t designed to carry the weight of a vehicle: parking on pavements cause damage which adds to our maintenance costs.

Report pavement parking

Use our online form to report regular pavement parking or call us on 0845 155 1004 or 0345 155 1004.

We need more information about pavement parking in Devon. We will use this to get a clear picture of the issue and to help us plan solutions, such as changing the routes of traffic wardens to cover problem areas, or deciding whether the road needs double yellow lines.

This data is for long-term planning. We can’t respond to any immediate issues and we can’t help in an emergency. If pavement parking is causing a wilful obstruction or there is danger phone the police on 101.

What can I do?

Don’t park on a pavement – driving on (including onto) a pavement is illegal and you can be fined up to £1,000 if witnessed by the police. The police can issue parking tickets for driving on a pavement, parking across a drop kerb or causing wilful obstruction. Traffic wardens can issue parking tickets for parking on double yellow lines or other parking restrictions. We can also issue Advisory Notices for any kind of pavement parking.

Work with your neighbours and your parish or town council to find alternatives for your street.

Raise awareness by highlighting the dangers of problem parking in local newsletters and on social media.





 NEW ! 





"Great Walks around Ottery St Mary" - now in the Talaton Village Shop and in the Curious Otter, Ottery St Mary.

Only £5 









 Available in the Shop now £6 each

A very few copies of Volume 1 available from the shop or from  Chris Harwood 






tv newswletter

For The Full Newsletter Click on this Page 




Talaton Annual BBQ 2018

 "Here's to the Chefs, the Thirst Quenchers, the Stallholders, the Service Providers, the Crew, the Musicians and of course................the Lovely People of Talaton. Thank you one and all for making the Village BBQ  such a happy, fun-filled occasion. So good to see you all and hope to see you next year."

Sue Harwood 








 Honest, Guv, I gave you the right change .....







































 Food Bank


Please Note the following Notice has been received from the King's Centre Food Bank, Honiton who wish to thank Talaton People  for their generous donations to the Food Bank. Urgency and Needs vary and the note indicates what is now urgently needed.If you do feel able to spare something then the box is in the shop and your donation will be hugely appreciated .

Many thanks

Sue Harwood 

food bank 

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)








recycling info

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




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. 






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

Reports AND pictures of Villages in Action and other performances in Talaton in 2016 , 2017, 2018 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 and 2018 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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