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Appledore Band Proms Concert Sunday 26th August 2018.

Get ready for a fantastic evening of flag waving, singing and community spirit at its best.

Appledore Band will be holding their annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert, under the baton of their Musical Director Jim Wortley. The Training Band will be performing from 5.00pm with the Senior Band taking over at 6pm.The event is very popular so make sure you bring your chairs and come early to get a good view.

There will be all your favourites – Land of Hope and Glory, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Fantasia of British Sea songs. Come and sing your heart out.

(If wet we will be in St Mary’s Church, Appledore).

Appledore RNLI fundraising event with a difference.

On Saturday 1 September a team of twelve, made up of Appledore RNLI volunteer crew and friends of Appledore Lifeboat station, are taking part in a sponsored cycling challenge. They plan to ride over the beautiful but challenging Exmoor National Park from Appledore to Minehead Lifeboat Stations and back all on the same day.

All monies raised will go towards helping the costs of Appledore RNLI to continue to save lives at sea. As a charity all the costs necessary to run the RNLI and all the stations, equipment and crew is raised by voluntary donations, fundraising and legacies. No money comes from the government. Appledore RNLI responded to sixty emergency shouts last year.

The crew have set up a JustGiving page where donations go straight to the Appledore RNLI funds – Sponsorship can also be made direct from a mobile phone by texting APLB50 followed by the amount anyone wishes to donate to 70070 (e.g. APLB50£5) Follow progress of the Tour de Yellow Welly training on Facebook at

Transforming Honestone Car Park.

Valentina Kassam walked to work every morning through the Honestone/Pannier Market car park. It was a depressing sight, neglected, weed-choked raised beds, rampant ivy and crumbling walls.She had a vision of transforming the whole area into a beautiful, flower-filled bee haven, with some edible plants tucked in too. After watching an inspiring TED talk by Pam Warhurst about Todmorden Incredible Edibles, she contacted Bideford Town Council for permission to realise her dream.

Helped by a donation of £200 from both Councillor Peter Christie and former mayor Dermot McGough, the hard work could begin. On Saturday 26th May a group of volunteers, [under the umbrella organisation, Bideford Sustainability Group,Grow Well Project], met at the car park and started digging over the rock-hard beds. The first bed at the entrance on Honestone Street, was finished that day filled with colourful annuals, donated by Braunton Tesco Fair Share Scheme and Grow/Jigsaw in Victoria Park. Beautiful herbaceous perennials were later purchased from Dave`s Plants in the Pannier Market. Special thanks to Marianne Green [Grow Well] and Angus Winfield [BSG] for their unstinting support and hard work, Jim Wood for kindly giving permission to use the Methodist Church to store tools and vital water, Mandy for sourcing and delivering manure, the wonderful, hard working volunteers, the Enevera family and all the neighbours for your encouragement , enthusiastic support, tea, cake, and wateringThere is still a lot to do but Valentina`s dream is becoming a reality; want to volunteer?

Contact Valentina 01237 420892 or call in to The Storehouse, Grenville Street between 10-4.


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