Events & what’s on in North Devon and Huxtable Farm’s calendar

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‘Huxtable’ the name

SHOPS TESCO, Barnstaple (7 miles) is the nearest major shop. SOUTH MOLTON has the nearest NEWSAGENTS.

CHEMISTS – BOOTS, Broad St, South Molton, Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30pm (no prescriptions 1 – 2pm) LEWIS & DAY, The Square, South Molton, Mon, Tues and Fri until 6.30pm. LLOYDS, Tesco, Barnstaple, Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30pm.

HOSPITALS – North Devon District Hospital. Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, (main casualty department) Tel; 01271 322577 Other Hospitals: Bideford 01237 420200 Ilfracombe 01271 863448 South Molton 01769 572164 Torrington 01805 622208

Lichden St Surgery, Newport, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 323443

EMERGENCY DENTIST Contact NHS Direct Tel; 0845 4647

WEST BUCKLAND POST OFFICE – The Post Office Ltd currently operates an outreach facility on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 2.30 to 4pm in St Peter’s Church West Buckland.

BUS SERVICES from West Buckland :

To Barnstaple

Leave WB       Arrive Barnstaple       Leave Barnstaple     Arrive WB


9.35                   10.30                               1.20                       2.50


9.35                   10.30                               2.20                       3.20

To South Molton

Leave WB       Arrive SM                   Leave SM                 Arrive WB


9.00                 9.30                                   11.45                     12.15

Central switchboard Tel; 08452 777444 Crime stoppers Tel; 0800 555111
Tel; 999 (112 from a mobile phone) and ask for the police in the first instance.
West Buckland Tel; 760296 (No petrol) 24 hr. Filling Stations; Barnstaple, BP Garage, Roundswell (on A39) Barnstaple, Tesco (A361) Bideford, Elliots, Kingley Rd Braunton, Evoco, Exeter Rd
Daves Taxis 07733 447978, Taxi Anne Tel; 07824806304, A1 Taxi Service Boutport St, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 322922 Barnstaple B-Line Taxi Tel; 01271 322117, Barnstaple Kev’s Cabs Tel; 01271 376619 South Molton Taxi Service Tel; 01769 573636 A&L Taxi South Molton Tel; 01769 572169
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, unit 4G/Old Station Rd, Whiddon Valley Industrial Estate, Barnstaple, EX32 8PB, Telephone: 01271 852900. The Metro Centre, 1 Mill Rd, Barnstaple, EX31 1JQ, Telephone: 01271 323268. Scot Hire, Riverside Rd, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 1TE, Telephone: 01271 314555.
TRAVELINE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFO. (Buses) First Tel; 01271 376524, Filers Travel Tel; 01271 863819
NATIONAL BUS INFO. Tel; 08705 808080
Barnstaple, – Cinema program Information & Booking 0871 2303200 Book online www.scottcinemas.co.uk Torrington Tel; 01805 624624
The Plough, Torrington Tel; 01805 624624
Cycle Hire; Biketrail, Fremington Quay, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 372586 Bideford Bicycle Hire, Tel; 01237 424123 Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, The railway Station, Barnstaple Tel; 01272 324202 Bicycle repair centres; Michael Fook, 135 East St, South Molton Tel; 01769 573354 The Bike Shed, The Square, Barnstaple Tel; 01272 328628 Bike-It, 65 Newport Road, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 323873
Variety Sports 23 Broad St Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 862039 Mr K Tyzack, North Devon Tackle, Shop1, Queens Walk, Bears Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7DA Tel ; 01271 523415. The Kingfisher, 22 Castle Street, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 344919 Summerlands Tackle, 3 Golf Links Rd, Westward Ho! Tel; 01237 471291
10 day local forecast Tel; 09068 505304 INSHORE WATERS FORECAST Tel; 09068 505281
South Molton; Thursday and Saturday mornings. Barnstaple; Craft market Thursday 10am – 4pm General Produce Tuesday, Friday and Saturday Antiques market Wednesday 8am – 4pm Bideford; Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
National Westminster Barnstaple, 41 High St & Gammon Walk, nr Library Lloyds Barnstaple 17 Cross Street South Molton 122 East Street Midland Barnstaple 10 High Street and Tesco Store, Barnstaple. South Molton 25 Broad Street Barclays Barnstaple 38 Boutport Street and Tesco Store Barnstaple Abbey National Link, TSB and Visa Tesco Store, Barnstaple
Barnstaple. Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Tel; 01271 388591 South Molton 1 East Street, South Molton, Tel; 01769 572128
Barnstaple, The Square Tel; 01271 375000 South Molton 1 East Street, South Molton, Tel; 01769 574122
BEACHES and Tide Times
The main surfing beaches of North Devon are Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Putsborough which are all manned with lifeguards. Combe Martin – Sheltered cove with large stretches of sand at low tide, no dog restrictions. Croyde – Large flat sandy beach, ideal for swimming, surfing, windsurfing etc. (water sports equipment for hire in the village), Some dog restrictions. Putsborough – Winner of the gold award for cleanliness – Marine Conservation Society, Large golden sandy beach, ideal for swimming, surfing, watersports etc. Beach carpark, Dog restrictions Easter to October. Saunton – Long sandy beach, ideal for all water sports, Beach car park, No dog restrictions. Westward Ho! – Two miles of sandy beach protected by a pebble ridge, Extensive rock pools, Ideal for swimming, surfing etc. Car park close to beach, No dog restrictions. Woolacombe – Three miles of golden sandy beach, EC Blue Flag 1995 and Premier Resort Award 1996, Ideal for swimming, surfing etc.(water sports equipment available for hire in the village), Large car park close to beach, Dog restrictions from Easter.
PLACES OF WORSHIP ; ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH EAST BUCKLAND – Regular services will be held in St Michael’s each month. On the 2nd Sunday it will be Holy Communion at 9.30am and on the 4th Sunday, Morning Prayer, also at 9.30am.  ST PETER’S CHURCH WEST BUCKLAND –St Peter’s is part of the ‘Four Ways Mission Community’, which is made up of the parish of St James, Swimbridge with the Chapel of the Holy Name, Gunn, the parish of St Paul, Landkey and the parish of St Michael’s, East Buckland. Services: A Holy Communion Service is held in St Peter’s at 11am each Sunday, except on the second Sunday of the month.
Anglican; Parish Church of St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Church Lane, Barnstaple Contact; 01271 373837 Sunday Service; 10.30am. St Mary the Virgin, Pilton St, Barnstaple Contact; 01271 345958 Sunday Services; 8.15am and 10.30am. Evening song 6.30pm Parish Church, North St, South Molton Contact; 01769 572356 Sunday Services; 8.00am and 11.00am St Michaels, East Buckland Sunday Services; Every 3rd Sunday in the month 3.00pm
Roman Catholic; St Mary’s, Higher Church, St Barnstaple Contact; 01271 343312 Sunday Mass; 9.30am. Evening song 6.30pm Catholic Church of St Joseph, East St, South Molton Contact; 01271 343312 Saturday Mass; 5.30pm
Methodist; Newport Methodist Church, Newport Rd, Barnstaple Contact; 01271 344682 Sunday Services; 11.00am and 6.30pm Duke Street, South Molton Contact 01769 572637 Sunday Services; Morning Worship 11.00am. Evening song 6.30pm West Buckland; Sunday Service 11.00am
Baptist Church New Rd, South Molton Contact; 01769 574365 Sunday Services; Morning Worship 11.00am. Evening song 6.00pm
Barnstaple Baptist Church, Boutport St. Contact; 07504912677 or E-mail; church@barnstaplebaptist.org.uk. Sunday Services; 10.30am and 6.30pm.

West Buckland School is situated opposite Huxtable Farm’s entrance. Since 1858 the school has been creating opportunities for boys and girls to fulfil their academic potential, and to develop into confident young adults through the challenges and enjoyment of sport, music, drama, adventurous activities and many other extra curicular activities.

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