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According to Devon Fairs car boot website the car boot today (Weds. 24th Aug) will be running as usual.

In addition to the care home referenced on this thread (that's the one presently being built adjacent to the main road by Sainsbury's roundabout) it is also planned that the Gatehouse Farm development should have something similar - a 50 bed extra care housing scheme and/or other appropriate elderly housing provision.    Although planning applications have been submitted for housing (1 x Bloor ...

Sometime next month those with children turning 4 during this coming academic year will be receiving application forms concerning choosing a primary school. For those families with a parent or parents that go out to work whether or not the schools offer pre school and after school childcare may be a deciding factor. I've done some research. Cost: breakfast club =  circa £5.00 per ...

The Times reports that thousands of foreign workers will be hired for Britain's care homes this winter. The paper says there are fears of a "winter crisis", with more than 160,000 vacancies in the sector. It adds that countries such as India and the Philippines are likely to be the target of a "hiring spree".

Some woman in Dawlish has written a piece about this childcare business (or should that be lack of business?) in the latest edition of the Dawlish Gazette. See bottom page 19.

Today's (17th August) car boot sale has been cancelled

15 Aug 2022

Unlike previous years this car boot will not be running in September. The last car boot at Warren Farm in 2022 will be on Weds. 31st August.

DTC's planning committee decision: Decision: Resolved that this Council recommends refusal to the application due to a lack of information as noted by Devon County Highway’s concerns.

10 Aug 2022

and on the subject of infrastructure we also need more child care provision in the parish. I've referred to this on other threads. I've done even more investigation now. Basically we don't have enough and boy! can it cost! see ; and

10 Aug 2022

@FB - housing numbers dictated by central government. Therefore local people have no say on the numbers. If the local authority (in this case TDC) does not have a Local Plan showing where new housing is to be built then developers will have a field day (sorry about the pun) and will just be able to build basically anywhere they like. Sandy Lane playing fields for instance? Totally agree with ...

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