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



 Updated  28th July 2020 








 We Use the Post Office -or lose it 

 See Parish Council - Procedures and Figures  - Page for latest audit figures



 Planning Application Notice for Concrete lined Slurry Lagoon.




 Interesting ! Maybe piped in but how does it go out ? 







 Talaton Garden and Produce Association


Annual Show

First time ever - Cancelled.


It's with immense sorrow that the Committee has agreed to cancel the show. It would, as usual have been on the first Saturday in August but with all the uncertainty and the need for concern for the safety of all - not least the ageing committee and judges ! - cancellation seemed appropriate. So, sorry to all you gardeners who have been using the good weather to good advantage, sun flower growing children, competitive male cake bakers and all the wonderful people who come along. Next year will be an excellent year and hopefully we can bring out the turnips, the leeks, the flowers , oh, yes and the cakes and all have a really good show. 











As lockdown eases there will be increased movement of people in and out of Talaton. We want to do everything we can to keep our volunteers and customers safe over the coming weeks and months while this virus is still a real danger.

From 1st June, in line with government advice we are asking all customers to wear a face mask when visiting the shop.

Many customers have already got one of the hand made face masks which have kindly been donated. We will have more of them in stock plus some disposable masks which we will make available. Alternatively just a scarf would be fine.

We hope you will understand why we have made this decision and that you will continue to support us during this difficult time.



 My Gardening Days



I try to plan my gardening day,

But good intentions fade away,

As with my hoe I smite the weeds,

I chance upon some precious seeds.

I take my trowel to plant them out,

But “Oh, my can has blocked up spout”,

So to the shed to find a cane,

To push the snail right out again.

And on it goes the same old way,

Each time I plane my gardening day,

Potting ends up just the same,

I do a few, “Oh what a game”,

I’m out of space to stand them in,

Another job I must begin!

And I will end what I began,

One day my chores will run to plan

So on it goes frustratingly,

Five jobs to do, for one to see!


 Submitted by Nickie Bitschi - all seems so familiar !




VE Day Celebrated 


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 Cllrs Bos, Samson and Harris hard at work hanging out the flags.

No actual street party pictures - all participants remained 5 bottle lengths apart !!  Oh, and yes, Peppi Shaw did have her personal Red Arrow fly past !






Community Shop Poster


 Please click on the poster to view a larger copy or to download it.


With all this spare time to tend them there must be some fabulous gardens ????

 Still not too late to send in Pictures of your gardens - they will all be displayed on the Village Pictures page. There are some great pictures there - add your to them now - even a box of cress can be beautiful !


Have a look at the Church Page - There are a couple of fine new photographs.

 CANCELLED, POSTPONED, quarantined, isolated.....
Let's Make the Best of It

It must be time to get your one session of daily exercise - we have a beautiful village so why not walk around it ? There is a little leaflet of village walks in the community shop, or ring Chris Harwood for a copy (Free!). Or, just look at the Walks Page on this web site for VIRAL WALKS !  


 Annual Reports to have been presented at the Annual Parish Meeting 2020 (- now cancelled.)

Are now available to read on the Annual Parish Meeting Page 





  Urgent Request  !!


It would seem that in the present worrying times of Viral uncertainty Food Banks are running very low and the requirement going up. Please, please please if you feel able to pop something in the Talaton Food Bank box in the Community Shop it would be invaluable and much appreciated. Thanks.




Next Parish Council Drop-In


Next Drop In

26th September

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.

Further Drop In Sessions - 28th November 




 Talaton Garden and Produce Association 

AGM 2019

 Oh ! So you missed the AGM of the Talaton Garden and Produce Association ? Never mind, there is always next year and in the meantime why not join ? Only £2 per family for which you get access to a number of trips to a variety of National Trust properties. discounted seeds and plants, talks , oh, yes, the Association is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society. All for £2 a year.

This year the meeting was addressed by Dr Mick Street on the Disappearance of Pollinating Species and it didn't make easy listening - too many people in the world ! Great talk and a good meeting.



 If you feel like joining, and you don't have to be an expert , just someone who enjoys their garden, herb bed, container or even a window box, contact a committee member. Contacts on the Produce Page.



 Please Note, unfortunately there is an error on the new membership card - the How D'Ye Do is on December 7th NOT the 5th

For Full list of the latest Parish 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  











 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 



Sorry, this one is sold out



 Still available



 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









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







































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. 






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

Reports AND pictures of Villages in Action and other performances in Talaton in 2016 , 2017, 2018 , 21019 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 for years gone by.




Folk Music Night

(Temporarily virally cancelled) 

                                    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 2018 and 2019           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: 07709080439 

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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