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Jo Pavey

On Friday 5th December Olympic athlete Jo Pavey will be turning on the Christmas Lights in Honiton.

The switch on will take place after the traditional children’s carol service in St Paul’s Church on Honiton High Street. The carol starts at 5:30pm and should finish around 6:30pm.

Funding for the Honiton Christmas lights has been organised by the “Go Festive” committee, supported by the Honiton Chamber of Commerce and contributed to by many local businesses.

Jo Pavey is a four-time Olympian and won the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, ten months after giving birth to her second child. She became the oldest female European champion in history at the age of 40 years and 325 days.

Jo was born in Honiton and still lived near the area.

 

Help is need to plant a community orchard Honiton

Honiton Transition Town will be planting a small fruit tree orchard on Saturday 25th October 10am–12pm, alongside the River Gissage between Millers Way and Streamers Meadows.

The trees have been kindly donated by local fruit tree nursery Adam’s Apples. The event is open to all and planting tools will be provided, so if you fancy helping out, please come along! The fruit trees will take a few years before they start to produce a reasonable sized crop, but ultimately we hope it will be a nice addition to the park, where people can come and help themselves to locally grown, fresh and delicious fruit!

It will be the second such community orchard to be established in Honiton this year, with 24 trees having been planted at Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve earlier in the year. Devon has lost nearly 90% of its orchards since the 1950s, so community led planting schemes are a fantastic way to re-connect people with an integral part of our local historic landscape. Planting will be led by local orchardist, Tom Nancarrow.

“I first heard about the community orchard and the local group Transition Town Honiton through a friend, I’m now really looking forward to learning more about it and joining the team on 25th October. It sounds like a really interesting project and I hope local people get involved and make the most of the orchard.” Marie Coombe local resident and mother of two.

We are looking for local residents to come together to help plant the apple trees that have been kindly donated by Adams’ Apples.

For more details contact: Jess Huffman Jesshuffman@hotmail.co.uk

This project is one of many set up and run by TTH which came to life in 2011 and looks to inform and engage with its local community in order to empower that community to make positive changes to its environmenet.

Transition Town Honiton Community Orchard Poster

 

Honiton Hill Rally

Thee 41st Honiton Hill Rally is taking place this Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 2014.

The Honiton Hill Rally is an annual event that began in 1971. It was started by a number of vintage farm machinery enthusiasts who had the idea of exhibiting their tractors, stationary engines, steam engines and other items of vintage farm equitment.

The event was first held in Offwell and was called The Honiton Hill Veteran Tractor and Horse Ploughing Rally, which is still its official title. However it is now affectionately known to most simply as Honiton Hill Rally

The event features many different sections and attractions, including:

  • Working Section
  • Stationary Engines
  • Tractors
  • Cars & Motorcycles
  • Military & Commercial
  • Fire Vehicles
  • Steam Engines
  • Miniature Steam
  • Horses
  • Arts & Rural Crafts

After the great success of last years 40th Honiton Hill Rally this years promises to be even bigger and better.A

Gates open 9am to 5pm with free parking.

Admission is:

  • £8 Adults
  • £7 Senior Citizens
  • Children under 16 years free.

For more information and details visit the Honiton Hill Rally Website: www.honitonhillrally.co.uk.