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 Updated 13th January 2021 

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Avian influenza (bird flu): Latest situation

New housing measures will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14 December.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-national-prevention-zone-declared

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK.

Government Chief Veterinary Officers are encouraging bird keepers to use the next 11 days to prepare for new housing measures, including taking steps to safeguard animal welfare, consult their vet and where necessary put up additional housing.

Whether you keep just a few birds as pets or thousands, from 14 December onwards you will be legally required to keep your birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds. We have not taken this decision lightly, but it is the best way to protect your birds from this highly infectious disease.

Poultry and captive bird keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns. They can help prevent avian flu by maintaining good biosecurity on their premises, including:

·         housing or netting all poultry and captive birds

·         cleansing and disinfecting clothing, footwear, equipment and vehicles before and after contact with poultry and captive birds – if practical, use disposable protective clothing

·         reducing the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry and captive birds are kept, to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products, and using effective vermin control

·         thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting housing at the end of a production cycle

·         keeping fresh disinfectant at the right concentration at all points where people should use it, such as farm entrances and before entering poultry and captive bird housing or enclosures

·         minimising direct and indirect contact between poultry and captive birds and wild birds, including making sure all feed and water is not accessible to wild birds

Register your birds

We encourage all keepers to register their birds with us so we can contact you quickly if there is a disease outbreak in your area and you need to take action.

If you have more than 50 birds, you are legally required to register your flock within one month of their arrival at your premises. If you have less than 50 birds, including pet birds, you are still strongly encouraged to register.

Find out how to register your birds.

 

Poultry and captive bird keepers and members of the public should report dead wild birds to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77 (option 7), and keepers should report suspicion of disease to APHA on 03000 200 301. Keepers should familiarise themselves with our avian flu advice.

 

Public Health England advise the risk to public health from the H5N8 and H5N2 strains of bird flu is very low.

The Food Standards Agency has said that on the basis of the current scientific evidence, avian influenza poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Locked in ? Bored ? 

See the new quiz on the Entertainments Page 

 



   

 

  

 

 

 

Mrs Jo Ware retired recently from her Post Office in Talaton after 27 years  service; the occasion was marked by a small ceremony outside the Talaton Community Shop. In happier non-Covid times it would have been a whole-village event. Jo was presented, by Chairman of the Shop Committee Lady Anne Boles with a cheque made up of donations given by her many friends, neighbours, customers and from the shop committee.

The Talaton Shop, the oldest volunteer run shop in Devon had housed the Post Office on their premises for 26 years but Jo had to host the Post Office in her own house for a year when the shop moved into a new building.

The Talaton Post Office not only served its local community but also customers from many villages where their local Post Office had been closed. Alas, it would seem the Talaton Post Office will now go the same way and inevitably this will impinge on the viability of the Community Shop itself.

Well done, Jo, the whole village wishes her well and a very well earned and happy retirement.

LATE NEWS 

 

 TALATON COMMUNITY SHOP
and
POST OFFICE

 

     

 

Opening Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 9am-1pm Wednesday 9am - 4pm Sunday 10am - 12 Noon

 

GOOD NEWS - We have secured an outreach service which means that there will be a Post Office in the shop every Wednesday from 2 - 4 pm starting 4 Nov

Outside of PO hours, the shop will continue to sell stamps and provide a weighing service for letters and small packages, regardless of where in the world they are going, just as long as they fit in the post box slot.

PARCEL COLLECTIONS: Please note that Royal Mail will no longer collect from the shop. If your package is too large to go into the post box then you will need to take it to a Post Office.

 

 

 


 

Developments on making Ottery St Mary and surrounding communities Dementia Friendly

 

The progress to achieve this goal has not developed quite as planned but we have worked on various aspects of the project which includes:

· The open event held at The Institute on March 7th which was well supported locally with representations from many professionals and local providers. One of the outcomes was the need to provide more support for those who care for those with Dementia, meeting times for carers allowing them to still pursue aspects of their previous life, a trip to the pub, attend a much loved book club, a walk along the river the ideas are endless. This often is only able to occur if there is someone to sit with their loved one. The OHS offers such a service. So you see things start to become joined up!

· Working very closely with Ottery Help Scheme, The Ottery St Mary and District Health and Care Forum, The Coleridge Medical Centre, East Devon Community Network, Rowan and Linden and other statutory services and other providers and small groups in our communities who support our residents in OSM and the surrounding villages served by The Coleridge Medical Centre.

· Setting up the training for a group of volunteers this came about through the dedicated work of the Ottery St Mary Health and Care Forum. The training, funded through the Imagine If initiative has been offered to 8 local volunteers. Whilst the current situation prevented us from meeting physically we soon became competent Zoom users until relaxation permitted us to meet at a distance and further our training. The impact of Covid 19 on our community has led us to appreciate while Dementia Friendly status is our initial aim , there is a role for this group to develop further with scope to promote communication with those experiencing a wide range of issues and assist to direct them to specialist support or voluntary providers who offer a helping hand at difficult times. We are not a group of experts but we all come with experience form our lives; some with a professional background, personal experience or just an interest to improve the way we support and communicate with those in our communities. The training is nearing completion we are now preparing materials to circulate with prompts, such as how can we all support those in our community who are experiencing difficult times?, how to start conversations with those who are feeling vulnerable where to signpost them to support mechanisms and being that friendly face, something we can all take on board! We will in the next few weeks be completing the preparation of materials, being approaching retailers and businesses to support the launch of the publications and in time offer some get together sessions to share what we have learnt.

Axminster, Seaton, Honiton and Sidmouth have all worked in a similar way through the Imagine If programme each focusing on a different aspect of community need it is proposed eventually to share information and materials to benefit all in our communities.

Most important is whichever direction we move it is in conjunction with well-established charities, statutory providers and the voluntary sector and local businesses.

If you would like to contribute to the initiative have ideas to share or are seeking advice and support please do make contact.

Jill Dudding jilldudding16@hotmail.com Mobile: 07999487537

 

   

Harpford Old Iron Bridge 

 

 REINFORCEMENT WORKS COMPLETE

 harpford bridge


 

 



 

 

 Probably a bit like everything else now----

Use it or Lose It ! 

 

 

       Mobile Library

 

mobile library

 

 Probably should read Newtown !

 

  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 devlibs@devon.gov.uk


 


 

 

 Music On The Grass at St James the Great Church, Talaton
23rd August 2020 

 

A great event organised by Tom Samson and team,sadly not well attended but hugely appreciated by those that were there. Very welcome funds raised for the Church. A lot of effort was put in to arranging good social distancing and at the same time allowing good audience involvement. Events like this, alas, are a wee bit like the use of the shop, Church, and Talaton Inn - unsupported and they are gone forever. 

 

 music

 

 music

 

 More Pictures on the Entertainments Page

 

 

 


 Robots On the Move Again !
Tipton to Harpford on the old railway line and back alongside the River Otter.

 


The brave few struggled around the 4 mile walk, starting at Tipton, following the old railway line through incredible aged trees, ( wee bit wet at this point but the ancient brick bridge provided shelter and time for idle banter). And Hi Ho - out came the sunshine and it was actually sunny and hot as we curved down under the old bridge and on to the wonderful forest track beside the etched out ravine. Onwards to Harpford village and  over the endangered old iron bridge over the River Otter. The bridge has been the subject of a huge campaign for its restoration and repair being a vital link over the river. Hopefully, it was a successful campaign and repairs will begin soon. The merry group continued  along the banks of the Otter and back to Tipton where in the convivial atmosphere of the car park picnics were devoured . ( Alas, the dreaded virus prevented the usual pub lunch and refreshment). Harry had an interesting interlude with two ladies who saved the day for him. ( Better he tells his own story !) whilst Andy pushed his collapsible chair to the point of no return.
Overall, a good walk and excellent company with very pleasant sunshine.

 

 

 More Pictures on the ROBOT page with a link to the walk description for those who want an excellent potter.

 

   

 

 


 

  

 New Quiz to fill the lock down hours - Kindly submitted by Barry Thorn. See the entertainments page for quiz -and Answers.BUT you must not cheat !

 

 


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

 

 


 

  

 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 !

  

                  

             


 


 

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 !  



  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.

 


 


 

 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 



 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 andybratt1@gmail.com  or Phil Moir  moir.pj@googlemail.com or Gordon Pring on gordonpring@googlemail.com  

Needless to say, as with us all, the ROBOTS are in lockdown but they will be back 

 

     

    

 

 

 

 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 

 


 


Reprint will be available shortly

 

 

 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 

 

 



 

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 recycledevon.org/recycling-collections to use the handy postcode locator tool.

For more information visit recycledevon.org.uk

(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 , 2020 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


 

SANDBAGS


Sand and empty bags are now stored with Andrew Peters at Parklands Farm ,Newtown, Talaton. If you require them please first ring Andrew on 07855 452695 prior to collection. It will probably be the case, since a change of policy by East Devon District Council, that you will have to fill your own bags but if this is a problem Andrew will give a hand. Any filled bags,after use, will be safely stored with Andrew for future use.

Chris Harwood ( 07709080439) has a limited supply of empty bags if they are required.


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.


 

LOST PROPERTY.

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  http://www.reportmyloss.com/ 



  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.
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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

 

 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 devlibs@devon.gov.uk


 


     
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 admin@tfyc.org.uk

 


 

 

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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