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Defibrillator Appeal Update

"Congratulations to Hannah Throgmorton who completed the Plymouth half marathon last Sunday and raised the magnificent sum of £930 which will be donated to the Parish Defibrillator Appeal - well done Hannah. Hannah thanks everyone for their support and generous donations - the justgiving page stays open until April 29th and there are more pledges to collect." visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/halfmarathonhan

Defibrillator Appeal
Towards the end of 2016, members of the community launched a bid to acquire a defibrillator for the parish of Ashprington and Tuckenhay. Interest quickly grew through meetings and fundraising appeals, so much so that the original plan of 1 defibrillator developed into the reality that the parish may be able to fund and support 2 or even 3 (after all where do you site a single defibrillator to best serve a community spread over more than 2 miles by road?!). Earlier this year, a Core Supporters group was set up to coordinate the funding, acquisition, insurance, locations, installation and running of the AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator), and the training in its use and CPR. Grants have been awarded from the British Heart Foundation and the Town and Parish Fund, and together with the fantastic fundraising efforts so far (with thanks to Mary Broek and her Mt Snowdon climb, Laurence Green and the sale of his book “The Lads in their Hundreds”, the Ashprington Village Hall coffee morning, and generous donations from local businesses) we are so very close to being able to afford, support and maintain the AEDs.
In the hope of boosting the fundraising efforts so far, on the 23rd April, Hannah Throgmorton will be running the Plymouth Half Marathon and is asking for donations towards the defibrillator appeal in support of her bid to complete the 13.1 miles. It's been a while since Hannah last donned a pair of running shoes so completing the 13.1 miles will be no mean feat! If you would like to sponsor Hannah please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/halfmarathonhan, alternatively there will be a sponsorship form behind the bar at the Durant Arms. Every single penny donated will be very much appreciated and will help fund the final installation costs as well as the required ongoing training.


There is a Casual Vacancy for a Parish Councillor for this parish.
Applications are invited in writing to the  Chairman of the Council at the address below by no later than Thursday April 7th, 2017
Dependant on the number of applicants, a selection process may be held.
Applications are invited from all sections of the community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be an elector in the parish and have been a resident for at least one year.
Applications should be forwarded to;

Mr Paul Evans, Chair, 3 Orchard Close, Ashprington, TQ9 7XA email Tel 01803 732179

Michael Read, Parish Clerk,
The Round House, 6 Frogmore Farm, Ashprington, TQ9 7UL email Tel 01803 732047

Bob The Bus - Wednesdays and Fridays
Cornworthy Church 8.55
Tuckenhay 9.00
Bow Bridge 9.02
Ashprington 9.05
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For general enquiries and for private hire of this 16 seater minibus email or telephone 07800745332

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Tree works in Ashprington and Tuckenhay Conservation Areas
Please would parishioners check with the SHDC Tree Officer at Follaton House or the parish tree wardens before undertaking any works on trees on their property within Ashprington or Tuckenhay conservation areas. Read more

Ashprington Easy Riders Cycle Group
Since the end of July a group of villagers have been enjoying the use of two electric bikes, subsidised by Devon County Council and it's Totnes On The Move scheme. The power assisted cycling enables one to tackle all the local hills with confidence, and as we get fitter we can choose less assisted modes on the bike if we want to.  Electric bikes are seen as a great facility for all ages by getting out in the fresh air and exercising. I believe the Leatside Surgery are prescribing the use of an electric bike for patients. Short journeys into town are easy and save on car use. We have had days out to Dartmouth, Prawle Point and Ashburton, and still managed to get up for work the next day!
Two members are currently away for the winter months so we have availability if anybody would like a try. The cost would be £32 for seven months use. The bikes have great lights and helmets are provided. They also have panniers for shopping and supplies.

If you are interested please contact:
David Markson, 3 Holly Villas Ashprington - email or telephone 07702 727009

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