Notice Board

Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the Police to locate criminals and help solve crimes. They have an anonymous, free phone number, which is available 24 hours per day –  0800 555 111.  People can call Crimestoppers to pass on information about crime or the public can send information anonymously via the “Giving Information” form on the website that can be found at https://crimestoppers-uk.org You don’t have to give your name or any of your personal details and Crimestoppers do not trace calls or track IP addresses. Crimestoppers pay cash rewards of up to £1,000 if the information you give to them leads to one or more people being arrested and charged. The information you give is passed onto the Police in such a way that they do not know who you are; they never give the Police information about callers.  It is a simple and secure way of bringing criminals to justice, without anybody knowing where the information came from.  There is also an anonymous way that the cash can be paid to you, ensuring that the process is totally confidential at all points, to protect your anonymity.

Notice of a new Restorative Justice Scheme:

I’m passing on the following information for anyone who’s ever been the victim of a crime, no matter how small it is perceived to be. They will know that it’s not simply the immediate effects of the crime itself that are felt; the impact can last for days, months and years, and can affect people far beyond the immediate victims. There is now an opportunity for people who have been the victims of crime to access a restorative justice process that would give the opportunity to come face to face, or, correspond, with the perpetrator, and to seek the closure they often need to be able to move on with their lives, by asking the questions that remain unanswered about the crime. Restorative justice creates opportunities for people affected by crime, conflict, anti-social behaviour or the harmful actions of others to come together with the person responsible, and seek answers to their questions and explain the impact the incident had on them. The process helps everyone move on. It gives those who accept responsibility for the incident an insight into the impact of their behaviour, and creates opportunities to find ways in which they can make amends. Everyone taking part will be supported throughout the process by one of the trained independent professionals located across Devon, who will meet with the parties involved to talk about what happened and the effect it had on them, and if both parties want to meet, this will be arranged; or if not an alternative found, such as a letter exchange or recorded meetings. If a meeting is possible, a suitable and neutral venue for this to take place will be found, and the professional will guide the meeting to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have their say. Both parties can bring a friend, family member or advocate with them, and everyone involved will be part of the planning process. Anyone in Devon who has been a victim of a crime, and who thinks that a restorative justice process would benefit them can contact Community Solutions on 01752 304136; e-mail RJ@plymouth.gcsx.gov.uk or use Twitter @DevonRJustice.

There is a scheme to provide transport solutions for Devon: Devon Wheels 2 Work can help people that live or work in Devon to travel to employment, training and education. W2W provide a motorcycle and scooter rental scheme to help anyone aged 16 and over to meet their transport needs. Our fleet of insured, taxed and maintained 50cc and 125cc vehicles which are available across the whole of Devon. In order to take advantage of the scheme you need to be aged between 16 and 65, live and / or work within Devon, and have a provisional driving licence and Compulsory Basic Training Certificate. The rental cost of the bikes includes tax, insurance, maintenance, servicing and a six-weekly safety check on the machine. Our mobile workshops mean that we are able to provide this service wherever you are in Devon. For more information please contact us on 01409 253942 or email admin@devonwheels2work.co.uk, or visit our website http://www.devonwheels2work.co.uk W2W can provide a supply of leaflets or posters for information points in your town or parish if required. Devon Wheels 2 Work is now entering its 15th year, and will celebrate 10 years as a Social Enterprise in 2016.

Please see the following from Devon CVS:

We are pleased to announce we have launched Volunteer Connect Devon. This is a new on-line volunteer recruitment system for volunteer roles in Devon only with a firm focus on local roles.

We are a founding member of Devon Voluntary Action which is a partnership building vibrant, healthy communities. By working together we can provide an improved service through more sustainable and integrated services as well as being more cost-effective allowing us to focus on real areas of need.  We are now working in a different way in terms of registering volunteering opportunities from both existing and potential organisations.

Volunteer Connect Devon is now live and all current roles from organisations registered with us are being advertised on-line from our website www.devonva.org

For more info, see HERE

Please see HERE  for an important update to Floodline telephone number information

The following links may be of interest to parishioners with regard to highway flooding and drainage (there are other useful links on the same page). https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/maintaining-roads/flooding-and-drainage/ Additionally the following link offers answers to some of the more frequently asked questions https://new.devon.gov.uk/devonhighways/faqs See HERE for the latest newsletter from the emergency planning department.

Brown Bin Collections

All food waste, cooked and uncooked can be placed in the brown bin as well as fish and garden waste. This is collected fortnightly along with paper and plastics recycle bags
No thanks to plastics, soil, rubble or cardboard

Cardboard should be placed in your blue recycling sack, or flattened and placed beside it.

Card can no longer be placed in the brown bin

Remember, your bins and sacks must be at the boundary of your property by 7am on collection day.

Garden and food waste gives off a green house gas if sent to landfill. However, if composted correctly it produces a valuable soil conditioner.

Help us keep this service affordable – lids must be closed

See http://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/2071/Brown-Bin-Collections for more info.

Two war memorial plaques that have been on display in the village school hall for many years have recently been relocated onto an outside wall facing the school playground and Bunkers Hill. They cost of having them cleaned and remounted has been paid for jointly by the Ermington Village Fund and County Councillor Richard Hoskins’ locality budget and they serve as a lasting reminder of the courage and dedication of some of Ermington’s past parishioners.

War memorial plaques 2      War memorial plaques 1

The Mobile Library Service

We have something for everyone! From Aveton Gifford to Zeal Monachorum, our fleet of 4 Mobile Libraries visits over 450 locations in communities across Devon giving access to books, audio books, Large print and DVDs to people who cannot easily reach one of our static libraries. Membership is FREE, no ID needed. Join at any age – babies too! There is no charge for borrowing books, and there’s a great choice.

Non-Fiction books, Large Print, and children’s books can be reserved FREE. You  can even reserve books online, and collect them from the Mobile Library.

Children have extra fun joining the Book Track and Summer reading Challenge.

There is something to offer everyone on board so why not hop on and take a look?

For more information phone 0345 155 1001

Or email devlibs@devon.gov.uk

The Home Library Service

Love reading but you can’t get to your library? The Home Library Service can bring books and CDs to your door for FREE. If you’re not able to come to the library, or not able to carry your books, the Home Library Service can deliver books to you!

The service provides:

 Free delivery and collection at flexible times

 A wide choice of titles

 Large print books, audio books and CDs

 Free reservations,  No fines

The books are delivered by trained and security-checked volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service who will treat your confidentiality as a priority.

For more information phone 0345 155 1001

Or email devlibs@devon.gov.uk

For information about the mobile library and when it visits Ermington please view the timetable HERE

RURAL BROADBAND

To view the latest information about improving broadband services to rural areas and as a consequence the provision of much higher line speeds please click on http://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/ 

ERME REMIND

For information about a project on dementia involving several local parishes please click HERE