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Links to other sites of local interest.Seaton Museum Seaton Visitor Centre Trust Seaton Tourist Information Centre Colyton Town Devon Holiday Directory Seaton-Colyton Tramway East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Stop Route Survey
Colyford is a village on the A3052 Lyme Regis to Exeter road, situated mid-way between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Seaton is 2km. away on the coast and Colyton 1km. further inland. Colyford was formerly an Ancient Borough of long-standing and still elects a Mayor. Colyford is a linear village, and on the current Ordnance Survey maps it is still possible to make out the original narrow burgage plots running back from the main road.
There is a strong sense of community within the village and the social scene is centred on the Memorial Hall. Much village effort is put into the annual Michaelmas Goose Fayre, held on Springfields on the south side of the village. Villagers and friends dress in medieval costume, with mummers and medieval music, as they follow the Mayor and his Lady, under a balderchin, as they process along the main road to the fayre ground.
Colyford has a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, also a village Post Office, a Butchers, and two Pubs, the Wheelwright and the White Hart. Unfortunately we recently lost the service of our village Filling Station.
Another of the attractions of the village is the Tramway that runs along the discontinued railway branch line from Seaton to Colyton.
More information can be found on the Tramway website.http://www.tram.co.uk
It is generally agreed that Colyford is a very friendly and agreeable place to live and visit.
If you require further information about Colyford or any of the events staged by the village then please e-mail:-
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COLYFORD VILLAGE NEWSLETTER: November 2013
MAYORS REPORT: Well you have got Anne and myself again, as Mayor and Mayoress for another year. All of the officers were also re-elected to serve until November 2014. Many thanks for your confidence in us all. Let us all hope that we have good weather for the 2014 Goose Fayre to make up for the disappointment this year.
We again have a busy few months ahead starting with the Green Wedge Appeal Hearing to be held in our Hall for a maximum of 4 days startig on 10th December. It is important that as many people as possible attend the Hearing and show the Government Inspector the depth of feeling against this development on the green fields between Seaton and Colyford.
Margaret Nicholson and her team are holding a Soup and Pudding event on Sat 30th Nov. From 12 noon - 2.00pm in aid of the Appeal costs, after which at 2.30pm there will be a Green Wedge Open Meeting. As many as possible are welcome, as we need to fight this development, and not join Colyford to Seaton.
The Goose Fayre Childrens Party is on Sat 7th Dec. Any children up to year 6 living in Colyford are welcome. Please call Tammy Norcott 552293 for details.
Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you all from Howard & Anne West - Mayor and Mayoress of the Ancient Borough of Colyford.
Stop Line Way Cycle Route - Survey The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is carrying out some interpretation work on the Stop Line Way cycle route (Seaton to Axminster section). They are asking if people in the surrounding area would be able to help by taking part in a quick on-line survey: at http:/www.surveymonkey.com/s/RGSFPSQ Should you have any questions about the survey or interpretation of the route, please contact Katherine Findlay on tel 01823 681933 or email:- email@example.com
Colyton & District Garden Society Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm, in either Colyford Memorial Hall or Colyton Peace Memorial Hall. Visitors are most welcome (£2).
Axe Valley Centre National Trust The Committee thank all those who came and generously gave to the successful Autumn Fayre which raised £981. This year the Axe Valley Centre has donated £4500 to Devon NT projects and properties. Details of Centre activities and events can be found on the notice board outside the CMH. Everyone is welcome to attend talks and events taking place in the CMH and can apply to join any other activities. Please note that enquiries to join BSO concert trips in January, February and April should be made to Carles Harris (tel:552428) or Sylvia Fraser (tel:32306)
The other Green Wedge! Replanting of the two flower borders opposite the Post Office has started and is progressing well. Thanks must be given to all those residents who contributed very generously towards the cost of the bulbs and the plants. It is hoped that eventually, as growth continues, the maintenance will be minimised and each year additions will be considered. Thanks must also be given to the local resident who cuts the grass.
Colyford W.I: meets on the first Wednesday afternoon of the month in the Memorial Hall. Most meetings have a speaker, but there are also social activities, including skittles, walks, lunches, or tea somewhere. Visitors can attend two meetings with no obligation to join the group. For more information please contact Liz Thomas 551335.
MEMORIAL HALL: If anyone has any suggestions for activities that they would like to see put on in the Hall, then please contact me: Anne West firstname.lastname@example.org Computing for Beginners and Intermediates will be starting again in the New Year. If you need to improve your skills, we will be tackling Skype, Excel, Word; designing posters; Photos and other specific projects. You could just come for that week. Any questions to Anne West 551375.
There is another recycling Jumble Sale on 8th February 2.00pm. Please have a sort out over the cold rainy days of winter, it will be a good way to keep warm!!
ST MICHAEL CHAPEL OF EASE: Thank you to everyone who came and supported the St Michael's Christmas Market on the 9th Nov. We made a total of £601.00. Our Carol and Crib Service will be at 3.30pm on Sunday 15th Dec. Christmas Day there will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am.
GOOSE FAYRE:Thanks go to Dave Thomas; Colin Pady; and others who worked hard to set up the field the week before, only to have as much as possible moved to the Memorial Hall. The smaller Fayre managed to break even. Several Committee members are standing down at the Goose Fayre AGM on Friday 28th Feb. including Dave Horrill and Vicky Mills. If you are interested in helping or taking on the job of Chairman or Secretary, then please come along to the AGM.
MAYOR'S DINNER:Saturday 8th March 2014 Details of the Menu and Price etc will be in the February Newsletter
Christmas on the Wetlands: 11th Dec. 6pm-8pm and 14thDec. 10.00am - 12 noon. Make a wreath etc.
Meet the Birds: 14th and 28th Dec. 10.00am - 12 noon.
Give a bird a home: 19th Feb. 10.00am - 1.00pm Make a Nestbox.
Winter Wildlife on the Wetlands 22nd Feb.8.00am - 3.00pm. All different activities.
For details of any of these events : Call EDDC Countryside Team 01395 517557
AXE VALLEY RING AND RIDE Do you have difficulty using or accessing local bus services? Are you elderly or have a mobility problem, then contact Ring and Ride. To Book a journey or enquire about the service please phone 01404 465520.
ENTERTAINMENT AT THE MEMORIAL HALL
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