GALMPTON NEWS 2004

 30/12/04

Further news on the proposals by TBC for improvements to traffic flow at Windy Corner will be available shortly and posted on this web site.

 30/12/04   POLICE SURGERY TIMETABLE FOR 2005

A very useful addition to the village in 2004 was the Police Surgery currently positioned in the Old Chapel on the Roundings. The new timetable for 2005 is now available and can be seen on the door of the Chapel or click here

 5/11/04

Copter Flights near Galmpton: Many Galmpton residents are complaining about the noise from helicopter flights that were held in a nearby field recently and future plans for more flights! GRA will be discussing this issue at the next meeting coming up shortly and have already canvassed support from members to protest by writing to the editor of the Herald Express. You can read an article about the disturbance on the Herald Express website.

 21/10/04   

Galmpton Floral Project (Update October 20th 2004)

The clearing of the area around the Jubilee Tree in April / May this year and the subsequent creation and planting up of a rockery, has proved an out and out success gaining many appreciative comments from both villagers and visitors alike. More >>

 12/10/04    Just one week after the Galmpton News (Newsletter) was delivered a sum of 108 has been raised through subscriptions. This will increase over the next few weeks but in the meantime a big thanks to all villagers who have become members of GRA.

 24/08/04   POLICE SURGERY

There is now a Police Surgery held once a month in the village and currently positioned in the Old Chapel on the Roundings. Your Neighbourhood Beat Manager is PC 4383 Glenn Chambers and he claims it is proving to be very successful with many villagers visiting him for advice on security and other matters.

He also has informed us that elderly and vulnerable people living in Galmpton can now obtain free low energy light bulbs from his Police Surgery held once a month in the Old Chapel, the Roundings, Galmpton! If you feel you qualify please take your existing light bulb/s to the next Police Surgery   More >>

 15/08/04  GALMPTON NEWSLETTER   DOWNLOAD COPY

Galmpton's first all colour 4 page Newsletter with pictures is on the way to the residents of Galmpton!  And it's all thanks to Shaun Amey (GRA's Newsletter Editor), Paul Savin (GRA Treasurer) and T & I Stockman Funeral Directors and Undertakers who have kindly carried out the task of printing 550 copies of this excellent Newsletter! Look out for a copy flying through your letter box and remember GRA needs your subscription using the form attached to the Newsletter.

 03/08/04  Click on these links to see pictures of the 10th ANNIVERSARY GOOSEBERRY PIE FAIR 2004 and TORBAY STEAM RALLY

 25/07/04  HAYMAKING IN GALMPTON

Haymaking in the field overlooking the Dart Valley in Galmpton. PICTURES taken from Dart View Road, Galmpton

 18/07/04   GALMPTON YOUTH PROJECT

The Tarmac is down and work is shortly to start on erecting the Skate Boarding equipment at the top end of Greenway Road next to the sports field, GRA are supporting the scheme and have donated funds towards the cost. when completed it will provide a much needed recreation area for the local young people More >>

 08/07/04  Torbay Council's Overview and Scrutiny Board is conducting a review into flooding within Torbay and are asking for views from the local community in relation to flooding. Members of GRA are invited to attend a meeting of the Review Panel at 2pm on Thursday 26th August at the Town Hall in Torquay. At this meeting the Panel would like to hear our opinions on the provisions and success of recent flood alleviation schemes within Torbay, as well as our views on recent flooding incidents within Torbay, and the effects on the local community. Members can contact Mark Hammett (Overview and Scrutiny Officer) to confirm they will be attending the meeting by ringing 01803 207063 or by email to mark.hammett@torbay.gov.uk. Residents can email any comments they have on this subject to paul@galmptontorbay.org.uk 

 07/07/04  Due to your webmaster Paul Savin recovering from an operation he was unable to report on the Flower Show and Gooseberry Pie Fayre held in the village recently. If anyone would like to send their comments and/or pictures of these events I would appreciate it. Click here to send email or post to Paul at 16 Dart View Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0PN.  Thank you (Update 1/8/04 Pictures will appear shortly thanks to Martin Ridge dropping a CD through the Webmasters door!)

 14/05/04  ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETING BY DHNA (DART HARBOUR AND NAVIGATION AUTHORITY) TO BE HELD IN THE VILLAGE INSTITUTE ON WEDNESDAY 26th MAY AT 7PM AND ENDING AT 9PM

The background is that  they are currently reviewing their mooring policy and want as much input from river users and communities along the Dart as possible.  Phase one was to survey the river users and it is the results of this that they will present to the group.  Phase two of the research is to meet with as many of the communities along the Dart as they can to canvas for their input and ideas.

They have booked the village hall from 7pm to 9pm on 26 May to present the results of the first part of their research and to give our village the opportunity to have input to this process. Making the presentation for the DHNA  will be the Authority Chairman, Julian Distin along with the Vice Chair Dr John Walker

 15/04/04   A short extra special GRA meeting is planned for Thursday 13th May at 7.30pm in the function room at The Manor Inn. Any residents interested may attend, however the main reason for the meeting is to elect a correspondence secretary.

 04/04/04   Minutes for Annual General Meeting held at Galmpton Village Institute at 7.30 PM on Friday 12th March 2004.  WE NEED YOU

 28/03/04  WILDLIFE PAGE Recently Foxes have become a nuisance in the village finding their way into gardens and making holes everywhere!  More >>

 25/03/04  YOUR VILLAGE URGENTLY NEEDS YOU!  READ MORE>>

 16/03/04  Click here to see water colour painting of Galmpton Mill (The Old Windmill) by George Bedford (1850 - 1920) displayed in Torre Abbey Torquay

Also click here to see the sun setting behind The Old Windmill on an early spring afternoon

 11/03/04   Eric Lloyds & Co, Estate Agents have offered to cover all colour printing in connection with the publicity and administration of Floral Day 2004 More >>

 02/03/04

New picture: Click here for picture of Greenway quay and the River Dart in 1927

You can now help support GRA by buying old pictures of Galmpton on the Francis Frith Web Site

 24/02/04

Newsletter produced after Committee Meeting held at the Manor Inn on 20th January 2004 

 13/02/04

Timetable of events announced for the Galmpton Floral Day. Click here for details on the Annual Events Page

 27/01/04

New pictures taken of the river Dart on a cold Tuesday morning in January

Click here then the red links on INDEX 1 and INDEX 2

 13/01/04

Galmpton Youth Project was awarded a grant of 1,000 by 'Awards for All' , while they managed to raise almost 60 at their Christmas stall in December and have also recently received a donation of 100 from Mrs Hicks, who says she is happy to give more if they can keep up the good work!  email from HB

 11/01/04

Galmpton Primary School also receives a special Grant of 603 from the National Lottery's Awards for All programme! (Waiting for more information)

 01/01/04

The world's largest liner, built in France and called The Queen Mary II made an unscheduled stop in Torbay today. Some minor roads leading to the costal areas such as Berry Head became blocked as people dashed to take a closer look.  It could be seen from Galmpton Common as it pulled away after stopping to allow 2 passengers to be taken to Torbay Hospital with broken legs.   Local news from the B B C

LINKS:

PICTURE 1  PICTURE 2  Finer details of the liner on MSN 

THE RMS QUEEN MARY (The first ship berthed in Long Beach, California)

THE RMS QUEEN MARY (An archive of photographs)

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF THE QUEEN MARY

THE TS QUEEN MARY (Berthed on the Thames in London)

 

 

 

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PICTURE INDEX >>

Galmpton in pictures

Take a guided tour round our beautiful village and landscape

Gooseberry Pie Fair 03

Gooseberry Pie Fair 04

Gooseberry Pie Fair 05

Gooseberry Pie Fair 06

Gooseberry Pie Fair 07

Gooseberry Pie Fair 08

The annual event of the Gooseberry Pie Fair held in Galmpton

Galmpton wildlife

In the fields around the village you can see many animals

The old Windmill
Situated on the village common and seen when driving to Brixham

The Village Hall
Used by the community and situated on Greenway Road