Sunday, 23 April 2017
Come down to the Olde Plough this afternoon from 2.30pm for a Traditional English Afternoon Tea celebrating St George's Day and raising money for Sally's Marathon Run Charities as she runs the streets of the capital in the London Marathon!
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
From Bere Ferrers Parish Council:
Anti dog-fouling campaign
The good news is that there are an increasing number of responsible dog owners who always clear up their dog’s mess. Unfortunately however, there are also a minority that don’t and so when walking around the roads and streets within the Peninsula it is not uncommon to find dog mess. Therefore, it is understandable that a number of Parishioners have recently complained about this situation. Leaving dog mess in a public place is not only unpleasant and antisocial, but is also a health hazard. The law recognises this, because dog owners have a legal duty to clean up every time their dog messes in a public place.
Dog fouling is universally hated, and has been a persistent issue over many years for the parish council, and for anyone else concerned with local environment. For this reason, the Parish Council has subscribed to the West Devon Council Dog Warden Scheme, and an authorised Dog Warden does regularly visit our parish with the power to issue on-the-spot fines if dog owners fail to clear up. If an offender refuses to pay they can be taken to the local Magistrates Court for the dog fouling offence and fined up to £1,000.
In addition to the ongoing Dog Warden Scheme, the Parish Council has considered what else can be done to improve the situation, and a number of actions have been shortlisted. These include a new publicity campaign (including refreshing signage around the parish) to remind dog owners to clear up, and the possibility of facilitating volunteers to highlight and monitor the incidence of illegal dog fouling.
Meanwhile, readers might like to note that West Devon Borough Council operate a “Report Dog Fouling” page on their website: https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/1970/Report-dog-fouling . Reported information will be passed to our local Dog Warden.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Caroline thanked everyone for supporting the project, which has been open every Saturday for 11 years, and Brian thanked the committee for their hard work.
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Good Friday is fast approaching and time for Hot Cross Buns. Sarah at the pub is taking orders for fresh buns for collection on Friday morning from the pub. In addition, the hostelry will be open from 9am for the collection of said buns and the sale of hot buns and coffee! Don't miss it!