Dog Waste Bins.
Due to the company that had the contract to empty the dog waste bins informing the Parish Council that they would no longer be carrying out the works, we have had to resort to desperate measures which includes requesting all dog owners to take their dog waste home with them for now, North Devon Council have informed us that this can then be put in your normal black waste bin. It is hoped that the council will take over the emptying of the bins in the near future.
Air Ambulance Landing Lights.
The Parish Council jointly with Devon Air Ambulance have installed lighting on the playing field behind the village hall to enable the air ambulance to land during the hours of darkness. They are now flying until 2 O'Clock in the morning and this is likely to be extended even further. The lights are turned on by mobile telephone signal should a landing be required. Due to the remoteness of the village this could be life saving or in case of a serious incident could be used to take patients to a distant specialist hospital. The funding for this project has come from money given to the air ambulance by the UK Treasury from the LIBOR Bank Fines, council grants from Councillor Richard Edgell, Councillor Walter White and a very kind donation from Grenville Buckingham. Just to prove it was money well spent, the site was used in earnest less than two months after being completed and commissioned on the evening of Sunday 17th. March to take a patient to a specialist burns unit.
See pictures below.