Rural bus service autumn update

Route 688, Thorncombe to Axminster, every Thursday

It is now confirmed that the subsidy from Devon County Council will continue for this service until the end of March 2017. This will enable the 688 to run unchanged until this date. We are hopeful that the subsidy will continue beyond March 2017.Read more

Will Cumberbatch be filming here?

Next year the place on many people’s lips should be the Marshwood Vale, says Ali Cameron. For Rogue Male, the classic thriller written by Geoffrey Household, should by rights be coming to a location near you.

The unnamed hero is first observed as he aims his sports rifle at an unknown foreign leader relaxing at his country estate.Read more

Bettiscombe Village hall spruced up

People of all ages helped re-paint Bettiscombe Village Hall this summer. Sheila Johnson organised the effort and cooked a meal for the volunteers. John Brown supervised.

Bettiscombe Village Hall

Marshwood Young Farmers and their younger brothers and sisters provided the labour. All in all a great job was done in plenty of time for the wet weather this winter.Read more