Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh
Accommodation Buckland Filleigh Business Classifieds Education & Childcare Essential services Home
Jobs Public House Shebbear Clubs What's on Worship Contact us

Welcome
Welcome to www.shebbearvillage.co.uk, the community website for the parishes of Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh. This is an independent one stop website aimed as a resource for locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for accommodation, a tradesman, loaf of bread, social events or just background information, you can find it all here.
Do have a browse through the pages. The website is still being developed, if you don't find what you are looking for, then please Contact us to ask or make a suggestion.

If you contact somebody through the pages of the Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh website, please tell them where you got their details from.

The website for Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh is not the only local website available to our community.
Check out the links below for our local non-commercial websites:

Shebbear Shooters * Old Shebbearians * Shebbear village hall * Little Bears Pre-school * Shebbear College * Shebbear Surgery * Riding club * www.shebbearshunters.co.uk
* Facebook board & free ads * Shebbear Community School * ShebbearNet

RETIREMENT NOTICE TO ALL THE PATIENTS AT BLAKE HOUSE SURGERY

After 24 years at Blake House Surgery the hour of retirement has arrived and it is with a lot of joy and some sadness I am writing to let you know of my retirement.

However I will continue to work at Blake House Surgery on a part time basis and be available for appointments 2 days of the week, Tuesday and Thursday.

I leave the Practice in the safe and capable hands of Dr Alan Howlett. Most of you will be familiar with him as he and his trusty dog Pip, have been at the practice for 5 years.

Dr Howlett will continue to provide friendly professional healthcare which combines the traditional values of general practice with evidence based modern medicine

Dr Asad Al-Doori

SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB

During the Winter months we meet on Monday nights from 7.15-9.15pm for club nights which include roll-up/practices and internal club competitions. We have also introduced a regular Wednesday afternoon session from 2-4pm from October-March and these sessions are ideal for anyone interested in joining our club as these sessions are meant for less competitive members where we can enjoy a relaxing game of bowls with tea/biscuits and a chat.
This has proved very popular with some of our regular members who might not want to journey out on the cold winter nights but are looking for something to do in an afternoon. We have also been able to attract 5 new members last year and would welcome more members.
During the Summer months there will be some Monday evening practice nights from 7.15-8.15pm if anyone is interested.
Contact details are TEL 01409 281110 or email: mjstairs@btinternet.com if anyone wants more info. www.shebbearshortmat.org.uk

SHEBBEAR PARISH PLAN

The current Parish Plan dates back to 2005 and needs to be revisited. A parish plan is a document created by local residents which sets out how local residents want to see their neighbourhood develop, and outlines how this could be achieved in an action plan. This action plan would then be adopted by Shebbear Parish Council. There are no hard and fast rules of what should be included in the plan but such topics as housing, recreation, transport, employment, education etc. would typically be addressed.
I have been asked by the Parish Council to see if we can get this project off the ground and would therefore be interested in hearing from all those who would be willing to make an active contribution. There is a great deal of work to be done, e.g. research will need to be carried out on all the various topics to be included in the Plan; the views of local residents and societies will need to be canvassed and discussions held with local government authorities and other service providers.
One way forward would be to establish a small working group to oversee and co-ordinate the various activities needed to bring the plan together but this can be agreed at a later date. If you are interested in being involved, please contact me as I hope to get things started at the end of June.
If you wish to participate in the project, please email me at dymond.kate@gmail.com or phone me on 281216 Kate Dymond

BUCKLAND FILLEIGH FAMILY DOG SHOW

Bank Holiday FUN for all the family
BBQ, Refreshments and Raffle

Monday 25th August 2014
at
Buckland Filleigh Village Hall

Entries from 12.30 Judging 1.30
Contact Emma Anderson 01409 231294

 

A WEEKEND OF COMMEMORATION

An exhibition of memorabilia of the FIRST WORLD WAR will be held on
Sat August 2nd and Sun 3rd.
St Michaels Church, (exhibition will be closed 12noon till 2, for a wedding)
Do you have anything we may borrow to use in the exhibition?

Photos, cards, letters, medals, or anything else. both from the trenches or from the Home Front. (Letters will be photocopied, and the copies used in the exhibition) (There will always be someone there, or the church will be locked)

Please ring Martin Warren. 281424

BONFIRES & BBQs
Some people may be confused about when they can light a bonfire and what can be burnt.

The National Society for Clean Air offers us some invaluable information on this. More details...

FLAT FOR RENT IN SHEBBEAR

Ackland Close, Shebbear, Beaworthy, EX21 5AZ Rent : 98.93, Service charge 2.39, Other charges : 0.00, Total: 101.32, Rent due: Weekly (48 weeks) , DCH Flat, 1st floor, No garden, Oil central heating, no pets allowed. One bedroom, first floor flat with garage. Level walk to all village amenities. This is a fixed term tenancy of 7 years. Bedrooms 2 Ref no. :31210 More details on devonhomechoice.com

Sewing Machine service/repairs.

South View Stores (Shebb Shop) is a collection point for Barnstaple sewing machines. People need to contact Jim Weeks first to arrange for him to pick the machine up they can then drop the machine in at the shop.
Contact details are: www.barnstaplesewingmachines.co.uk Tel. 01237 470032

SHEBBEAR PARCEL SERVICE

Since the controversial decision to withdraw the post office franchise from Shebbear, Keith and Anne at South View Stores have tried to maintain a parcel service for the community. The service provided by the shop is under utilised and may be withdrawn as a result. If it is to continue, we need to make greater use of this facility.

More details at South View Stores or at Collect+

Shebbear Census information 1831
Buckland Filleigh Census information 1831
Acres
Houses:
inhabited
Houses:
families
Houses:
building
Houses:
uninhabited
Acres
Houses:
inhabited
Houses:
families
Houses:
building
Houses:
uninhabited
4,220
224
227
4
5
4,550
53
57
0
2
Shebbear Parish Census information 2001 Buckland Filleigh Parish Census information 2001
All people All males All females All households All people All males All females All households
858 464 394 307 170 94 76 54

Last updated: 22nd July 2014

Here is the "Not my fault guvn'r" bit.
We try to keep all information up to date and as accurate as possible but please check all information out, dates etc. before going ahead will arranging things around the information contained on shebbearvillage.co.uk. We would also stress that the opinions on the website do not necessarily reflect those held by shebbearvillage.co.uk