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British Empire Medalist from HM Queens New Year Honours 2017

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The British Empire Medal

Awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration that has made a significant difference.

To be decorated

Mark Gunter Beyer – Administrative Officer, Ministry of Defence. For Services to Defence and the Dartmoor Mountain Rescue Group.

Mrs Frances Edwards – For service to the community in Bishopsteignton.

Henry Arnold Hill – Tailor to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. For Services to Naval Personnel


Monday, June 11th, 2018

HRH Countess of Wessex visits Darts Farm

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Poppy Day Launch in Plymouth 2017

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon presents British Empire Medals and Queens Awards for Voluntary Sector in Plymouth on 9.10.2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


David Fitzgerald from BBC Radio Devon attended the event and this is the link to his podcast

Devon Air Ambulance

Friday, October 6th, 2017

HM Queen's Award for Enterprise award to SC Group on 18th Sept 2017 by HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Mr Richard Turpin who was presented his MBE by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon on Saturday 22 July 2017 at the Grand Hotel, Torbay.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Devon 20th July 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Barnstaple welcomed royal visitors this morning as Prince Charles and Camilla descended on town.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived for a tour of Barnstaple Pannier Market shortly after 11am.

Guided around by Mayor of Barnstaple Julie Hunt and town centre manager Hannah Harrington, the Prince and Duchess met stall holders, including Gretta Greenslade, who has worked at the market since 1954.  They also met representatives from local charities.

HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, visited The Devon Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs new building in Cheriton Bishop, on Thursday, July 20, where he declared open the new building, tasted the traditional dish of Junket and had-a-go at decorating hand-made butter.

His Royal Highness met members from across the 38 Devon clubs and saw a range of activities including sheep shearing, street dance, flower arranging and stock judging.

During the visit he unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit and the formal opening of the Devon YFC Rural Hub.

He heard about the Devon YFC Farm Safety campaign which has recently been launched following the tragic death of two YFC members during the last year.

On arrival His Royal Highness was welcomed by the chairman of Mid Devon District Council, Peter Heal, local councillors, the chief executive of Mid Devon District Council, Stephen Walford and from Cheriton Bishop Parish Council, councillor Tim Vought.

Watch as Prince Charles unveils Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs new Cheriton Bishop building

By Lewis_Clarke @ Devon Live


Photo credit Ben Birchall/PA Wire, Matt Cardy/PA Wire &  Alan Quick of Crediton Courier


Ancient Water Ceremony honours legacy of Sir Francis Drake

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth Wendy Foster and the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon Brigadier Simon Young CBE, were among the civic dignitaries and guests who were gathered to mark the Traditional Survey of the Waterworks and Fishing Feast at Burrator Reservoir, near Plymouth, on Saturday (15 July 2017).

The ceremony, believed to be one of the oldest in the UK, celebrates Sir Francis Drake’s role in first bringing a reliable water supply to Plymouth in the 16th Century. The annual event is organised and hosted jointly by Plymouth City Council and South West Water.

During the ceremony at the head weir, a goblet filled with water was handed to Dr Stephen Bird, Managing Director of South West Water. The goblet was then presented to the Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster who proposed a toast “To the Pious Memory of Sir Francis Drake.”

Passing the cup from one to another, each guest took a drink and repeated the same words. Another goblet was then presented to Tracy Lee, the Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council, who drank the toast “May the Descendants of him who brought us Water never want Wine.”

The goblets used during used during the ceremony – known as “loving cups” – date from the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Stephen Bird, Managing Director of South West Water, said: “This historic tradition, which dates back over 300 years, gives us the opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of Plymouth, its water supply and its reputation as a centre of enterprise and ingenuity.

“We are proud to play our part in ensuring that Plymouth continues to be known for its resourcefulness. The new Mayflower Water Treatment Works we are building north of the city will be the first of its kind in the UK, using state of the art treatment processes with fewer chemicals and energy.”

Councillor Foster, Lord Mayor Of Plymouth said: “We are very proud of Plymouth’s rich heritage and links with Sir Francis Drake and this annual event gives us a chance to recognise his important role in bringing fresh water to the people of Plymouth. As Britain’s Ocean City, here in Plymouth we are well aware of what a vital natural resource is to our health, wellbeing and to our local economy as a whole.”

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