The 28th Tarrant Valley 10 race was held on July 19. As usual, Barbara gave us the use of the field and toilets, and Gerard the Chapel field for car parking. The conditions were good: dry, with cloud and a little sun. There were 116 entries for the 10k race. There were 25 entries for the 1 mile children’s race, the youngest being Sebastian Seaford aged 1 1/2. One of the youngest runners in the 10k was Ryan Walbridge of Tarrant Launceston, aged 18. He came 6th. Other valley runners included Steve Claxton, Andy Eastaugh, Nick Jenkins, Victoria Panther, – and a lot of the children too. Over 50 people from our villages helped as officials, running stalls or dealing with practical jobs. Generous donations to our running costs came from Sarah Worrall, Traci Handford, Robin Hooper and Jonathan White, and others. The day’s efforts raised enough to give our three main charities £588 each – Leukaemia Educating and Fundraising (of Pamphill), the British Heart Foundation, and Tarrant Monkton Church. More details about the race, and full results, can be seen on the website: http://tarrantvalley10.webs.com
Thanks to Simon and Geraldine Stone for help with organisation. And thanks to everyone over the last 10 years from James Malden. We are looking for someone to take over in 2016!
BBQ Saturday 15 August 7.00pm to late.
Delicious two course BBQ. BYO drinks.
Raffle – proceeds from ticket sales and raffle towards the maintenance and improvement of your Village Hall. Please give us your support.
Tickets in advance only – please pay no later than 10 August.
£10.00 (under 10’s £6.00) – Mavis Carden 830474.
Good news -BBQ Special – take your BBQ ticket to No8 Wine bar
for 10% purchase discount.
The Tarrant Monkton and Launceston Flower and Produce Show will be at the Village Hall Saturday 1st August. Doors open at 3.00pm. Presentation of prizes at 4.00pm.
Admission £1 to include tea (children under 16 free). Home made cakes available.
The 28th TV10 (10km and 1 mile children’s race) will take place Sunday 19 July, starting at 10.30 at the Langton Arms. Please ring James Malden (830247) or Simon Stone (830656) for enquiries or offers of help. Full event details can be found at TV10web.
Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Parish Council has renovated the Signpost at Tarrant Monkton Ford. As Dorset Highways no longer has the funds to maintain these signposts, it has fallen to Parish Councils to find the time, effort and funds to repair these roadside signs. Dorset AONB has been very helpful in providing information on how to repair and renovate these historic Dorset fingerposts.
The signpost at Tarrant Monkton Ford has three arms, one of which was broken recently. The other two arms were decaying and the top roundel, or finial, had been missing for decades.
The Parish Council decided to renovate this fingerpost, which stands close to the historic pack-horse bridge crossing the River Tarrant at Tarrant Monkton.
Under the supervision of Councillor Gerard Wyllys, two fingerpost arms were renovated by local residents Mr Brett Townsend and Councillor James Mallett.
The broken fingerpost arm was replaced by a new oak arm, provided by Roger Bond of Normtec, a supplier recommended by Dorset AONB.
The post itself was repainted by Councillor Wyllys and his wife, Shirley.
The new top roundel was cast by Bridport Foundry and its cost paid for by donation from the Parish Clerk, John Goode.
The newly renovated fingerpost can be seen in the attached photo.
The proud residents are Clerk John Goode, Councillors Gerard Wyllys and James Mallett, and Mrs Shirley Wyllys.
It’s that time of year again when the Village Hall turns into tea-rooms every Sunday afternoon during July and August (plus Bank Holiday Monday). As usual, there will be scrumptious cream teas and home made cakes galore.
And we now have a Facebook page, see Monkton Launceston Cream Teas
All Saints Church Spring Clean Thursday 4 June 2.30pm.
Can you spare 15 minutes of your time to make the Church sparkle for the summer and the weddings? Tea and cake on offer. Thank you in advance. Fiona