Buzz Word – April 2012.

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Aikido every Thursday

We are starting a brand new aikido club in Bucks Cross Village Hall.   We have 2 hour lessons every Thursday evening starting at 7pm  and I’d be very grateful if you could give us a mention.   The club is suitable for women and men of all ages (over 18) and we absolutely welcome beginners.   I’m the instructor (2nd dan with the British Ki AikidoAssociation).   As well as being a powerful martial art, Ki Aikido teaches calmness andrelaxation in daily life.   Find  out more at   http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/ (click ‘Club Info’ at the top):?   Huw Collingbourne

Bideford Blind Club
I thought your readers might be interested to know that Bideford Blind Club now has a website which can be accessed at www.bidefordblindclub.co.uk.It provides details of how the club is run, the activities we undertake and who to contact for further information.
Sue Overton

Families in Grief (FIG)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for promoting our Christmas Sparkle event, front paging it in the December issue. You will be pleased to know that evening raised over £500.
It is thanks to community interest and support like yours that FIG is gaining local recognition, so enabling us to reach out to more families in need of our services.
The ‘ Collection of FIG and celebrity recipes’ is available in return for a small donation. Please send a stamped addressed a5 envelope to me at the  address below. They are also available in bulk for  anyone wishing to host a fund-raising coffee morning or ladies lunch. Cheques should be made payable to FIG.  Thank you Buzz
Alison Berridge
(Families in Grief  Rose Hill Heywood Rd Bideford Ex39 3PS)

Spoonbills seen
I write to say that on Sunday 28th  February at 7.45am a spoonbill flew in on the mudflats (East side)  and stayed feeding at high water mark;it then took off and went down the  river. The spoonbills are under threat from marsh damage and pesticides. I have only seen two in seven years on the river.
Derek L Barnes

National Bus Pass Renewal – ?Many National Bus Passes will expire on the 31st of March 2013. Devon County Council is now making preparations to issue eligible Devon residents with a replacement bus pass . Please help us to make sure that you are able to enjoy uninterrupted free local and England-wide bus travel. If you have changed address since your original pass was issued, you will need to update your details with Devon County Council as soon as possible. Transport Co-ordination Service (Concessionary Fares)  Room 18 Matford Lane Offices County Hall ExeterEX2 4QD 01392 383468

Parkinson’s UK. The Torridge Branch of Parkinson’s UK is holding a “Spring Fayre” at Weare Giffard Village Hall on Saturday 21st April, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. There will be a variety of stalls, plus a Blind Auction and  a Raffle . The entry fee of £1.50 (children under 11 years) includes a free cup of tea and biscuits. There is plenty of parking, and a bus stop (route 70) right outside.

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