Our village has a large dog owning community and for some time we have lacked a bin to dispose of dog waste. The Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee have jointly funded a new bin which has been installed just outside the village hall by the noticeboard. Please use this new village amenity instead of the bins directly outside the village hall.
Going to an Inquest and being told about the last moments of your loved one’s life can be a hard day for anyone to have to go through but having someone there to help can make the process far less traumatic.
The Exeter and Greater Devon District Coroners’ Court is now setting up a Support Service which will be run by volunteers from the Coroners’ Courts Support Service (CCSS). The CCSS is a charity that started in 2003 and their volunteers will be there to listen and offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at County Hall in Exeter. The Exeter and Greater Devon District Coroners’ Court had 2955 deaths referred in 2018 and held 333 inquests in the same year.
Beverley Radcliffe, Director of the CCSS, said: “Each person is affected by bereavement in their own individual way and, as a volunteer, you really have to quickly assess what their needs are and respond to them.
“Some people want emotional support and the volunteer will be empathic and supportive, while other people want to be given information in which case the volunteer will explain the process and procedures of attending the Inquest.
Before the Inquest starts the volunteer can show people the courtroom if the room is available, so they can see the layout, where people will sit and what their role will be during the hearing.
When an Inquest happens, they might have been given information and read reports, but actually hearing it can be quite distressing.
The first time you have to go into a Courtroom can be very daunting, let alone if it is something as distressing as an Inquest. It is really important that bereaved family members feel they have taken part in the proceedings rather than it happening around them, as this is their opportunity to find the answers, they might need in determining what happened when their loved one died.
Generally, people are unaware that they may be asked to attend an Inquest at a Coroner’s Court if they have witnessed a sudden, unexpected or unexplained death of either a family member or even a stranger.
To have to attend an Inquest is an additional burden to the grieving process and the CCSS volunteers are there to help during the inquest itself and have supported thousands of bereaved families, witnesses and others.”
As one witness who attended put it:
“As it was my first experience in a Coroner’s Court, it was very nice to see a friendly face and someone who explained the entire procedure and made me feel very much more comfortable and relaxed. Attending Court is a very frightening experience for anyone.”
The charity is dependent on raising money to keep the Service going and to expand in further Courts and is always grateful for any donations. If you wish to learn more about the work of the CCSS or wish to make a donation please visit our website at www.coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk
Volunteers are now being recruited for the The Exeter and Greater Devon District Coroner’s Court and anyone interested should apply for an application pack by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 07534 149 962.
Closing date for applications will be 9th August 2019, interviews will be held 19th & 20th August. The closing date may close early if numbers of applications are reached before this date. Training will be held in September.
In April, Teignbridge District Council voted unanimously to declare a Climate Emergency for a Carbon Neutral Teignbridge by 2025. As a result a public meeting is being held on Thursday 4th July 7pm-9pm, Coombeshead Academy Theatre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1PT.
An action group representing different environmental organisations in Teignbridge have met up with TDC. We want to see how best the wider community can get involved in supporting the Council. This can range from directly feeding into their plans, to taking local or individual action on addressing the Climate Emergency. Everyone’s involvement is key to achieving this ambitious target.
Join Cllr Jackie Hook and other speakers to find out how we can work together. Please bring your ideas. All welcome! Light refreshments. Parking available.
Book via Eventbrite: Teignbridge Climate Emergency Action Group , mailto: TeignbridgeCE@gmail.com or find the event on our Facebook page: Teignbridge Climate Emergency Action Group
Following its popularity last year, the Rural Skip Service is making a return to Longdown on Saturday 20th July 2019, from 10:00am until 12:30pm, in the bus stop opposite The Lamb.
The following materials CANNOT be accepted (The Contractor’s decision is final in deciding the volumes and types of material acceptable):
- Dead pets & animals
- Food waste
- Garden Waste
- Soil & Rubble (including tiles & sanitary ware)
- Oils & other liquids ( including household chemicals)
- Sharps/clinical items
- Demolition & construction waste
- Bath or shower tray (plastic, fibreglass or composite)
- Gas cylinders
- Plastic window or door frames (with or without glass) – Insulation materials
- Roofing felt
- Hazardous waste (including fluorescent tubes)
- Vehicle batteries
- Plasterboard & asbestos
- Plastic pipes/ guttering/ facia etc – Shower screen (glass or plastic) – Toxic wastes
This service is for bulky household waste only, NO TRADE WASTE. Please do not deposit any waste at the site before the skip has arrived. For more information please contact your Parish Council or call the Recycling team on 01626 215838 or visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ruralskip
PLEASE NOTE: TV’s, fridges and computer monitors are accepted.
Please be aware that Adders have been seen on the footpath between Chapel Hill (just left of the BT exchange building) which leads to the Main Road (Joe Hill).
If walking along that path please exercise caution, wear covered footwear and keep dogs on a lead.
On the afternoon of Sunday 14th April 2019, in the field behind the houses to the right as you drive towards the pub coming from the Exeter direction, two dogs were seen worrying livestock (herd of ewes) and the attack was so severe that 10 ewes have died as a result. The attack went on for over an hour and this was witnessed by several local residents.
Police are very keen to speak with any witnesses of the incident and ask that they call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting CR/32795/19 passing their details and what they are able to tell Police.
Does anyone know of the owner of these dogs? One dog is described as all black which is smooth coated but a long haired tail. It was a medium to large sized and most likely to be a collie cross or similar. The other dog was a large terrier type dog with a white body. It had a long fluffy tail but its face was so covered in blood, that any markings were unclear. The dogs would have returned home clearly exhausted and most likely covered in blood from the attack.
Police need to identify the owner of these dogs and we ask that any information that does identify that person will be treated in confidence.
PC Davies 15184IRC
Telephone 01626 326643