Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Bere Ferrers Housing Application Planning Meeting

Planning Application 0788/16/OPA Land Adjacent to Station Road, Bere Ferrers

The above planning application is to be presented to the Planning and Licensing Committee on March 7th 2017. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock and begins at 10am. If you have already written last Summer to West Devon Borough Council expressing your views on the proposed development your communication will have been put before the Committee. You may now like to attend the meeting and listen to the discussion. One member of the public will be allowed to speak against the application - we understand this is for a maximum of 3 minutes. Roger has asked for permission to do this and we very much hope that this will be acceptable to you. We are hoping a good cross section of people from the village will attend the meeting in order to show, simply by our presence, that we care passionately about the future of our community and all who live here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Proposed Road Closure

National Grid Landulph to Exeter overhead power line refurbishment scheme: road closures
National Grid has notified local authorites of work to be done to the overhead power lines in the Peninsula. This will affect post code PL20 7JW in Bere Ferrers between 10 April and 20th May. Looking at the map supplied, this appears to be on the road to Weir Quay from Bere Ferrers, obviously where the power line crosses the highway.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Death of Local Councillor

It is with sadness that I have to report the death yesterday of Cllr Mike Benson from, as I understand it, cancer. I first knew Mike, from Bere Alston, when we were Councillors together on Bere Ferrers Parish Council; he went on to also be one of our two Borough Councillors. Mike was also one of the architects and guiding light of the Neighbour Plan, which is in the consultation stage in the parish at the moment.
My condolences go to his family.

Monday, 13 February 2017

                                       Entertainment listing March – April 2017

Table Tennis each Monday evening 7-9ish, also on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12pm in the Club. All equipment and coaching is provided; there is no need to book, just turn up and play.  This really is a great way to stay fit and have fun, for all ages and abilities: £2 a session.

Friday 3rd March: Poker night An introduction to this exciting card game, begins at 8pm.  

Saturday 4th March: Supper Night, St Piran’s Night, a celebration of all things Cornish! Alongside a riveting and entertaining talk by Clive Charlton with a Cornish history theme. Book early with Margaret 840534

Thursday 9th March: Open Mic hosted by George Nixs. FREE, some great performers at these evenings, with a mellow, relaxed sound, (well, most of the time!). Non-players welcome, just to come along, listen and enjoy the music.

Friday 10th March: Learn to play Euchre, 8pm This classic card game has been a big favourite at the club with a huge following and many members now want to see it revived; just turn up. FREE!

Saturday 11th March: BLASÉ BLUES BAND 8pm  A classic and highly experienced  blues band, playing in aid of Comic Relief!

Saturday 18th March: Non-league Postcode Skittles! Teams will be put together according to postcode; open to all age ranges, invite your friends and neighbours too, or make up a family team. A great way to get to know people. FREE!

Tuesday 21st March: Easter Bingo Following on from the fab evening our bingo players had at Christmas, with some great prizes. Join us for the Easter version.

Friday 24th March: COMIC RELIEF  A FUNTASTIC evening of fund raising for this worthwhile charity, guaranteed to provide a wide range of lively activities including the BIG QUIZ!

Tuesday 28th March: Monthly Quiz  8pm Keep your brain active come along and exercise the grey matter.  Just turn up with your own team, or if you are on your own join one of our existing teams, there are a few that need some help!

Friday 31st March: The America’s Cup 2017. 8pm. An illustrated talk by David Campbell James, former Olympic sailor. Learn about the competition, the teams (the British entry Land Rover BAR) and what to expect. A unique opportunity to discover more about the sailing equivalent of Formula 1.

Dates for your diary in April

April 1st Supper Night with Come Dancing!

April 8th Art and Craft Fair, in association with the Spring Flower Show, which is in the Church Hall.

April 8th Grand National Day Nearly as good as the real thing -  race night on the big TV.

April 22nd Comedy Night After our previous successful night, we will be hosting a whole new lineup of comedians, £5. Get your tickets early, from Tricia Kent (840918), Lesley at the Saturday Shop or the Club. ON SALE NOW!

Full details of all the Club’s activities and Bere Ferrers village events can be found at You can also join us on our Facebook group at The BFS Club to keep up to date or in the Diary held at the club.
Opening hours Mon – Sat 8-11pm Sunday 12 – 3pm.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Bollywood Fashion in Bere Ferrers

The BFS Club was buzzing last night as Bollywood came to town! Ladies of the village dusted off their saris (doesn't everyone have one in their wardrobe?) and brightened up the Club for a Bollywood Banquet, followed by a demonstration of Bollywood dancing.
Ian 'Sanjeev' Swann, admirably attired in a gold suit, and Lesley Smith provided a delicious choice of Indian cuisine to the 60+ guests. The Club had been suitably decorated in an Indian style by Caroline and her team.
After a delicious three-course meal, the audience were entertained by two young ladies who gave us a fascinating demonstration of various Indian dances, after which guests were invited onto the dance floor for a quick lesson on how to do it!
Thanks go to Tricia and her team for organising the event and Sanjeev, Lesley, Jane, Andrea and Karen for the culinary delights.