DUE TO THE CONOVIRUS OUTBREAK, MANY (IF NOT ALL) EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS
THERE ARE MANY VOLUNTEERS OFFERING SUPPORT AT THIS TIME, PLEASE REFER TO OUR DEDICATED CONOVIRUS PAGE AS WELL AS OUR FACE BOOK PAGE FOR INFORMATION HELP AND GUIDANCE
During these troubling times, there are many offers of help. Please take advantage of these offers to minimise the number of people out and about. Information about these offers can be found on our Facebook page RYDA - River Yealm District Association and also on Facebook page Corona Virus help in Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo
To book, contact Jenny McArthur 880580 or 07928886354
Local good causes can look forward to generating tens of thousands of pounds per year, thanks to approval from South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils.
The Councils have given the green light to proposals to set up a local community lottery scheme that will be shared across the South Hams and West Devon Borough areas.
The planned lottery, with a jackpot of up to £25 000, will operate in a similar way to the National Lottery or Health Lottery, however all funds raised will be spent in the South Hams and West Devon areas. In addition, 50% of the ticket sales will go directly to a good cause, with customers able to choose a specific cause to support if they wish.
Councillor Keith Wingate, Executive Portfolio Holder for Business Development at South Hams District Council said: “We are thrilled that the community lottery is going ahead because we know how positively our communities will be impacted by it.
“We have seen how other Councils have launched similar initiatives and how their communities thrived as a result. We look forward to witnessing the same for South Hams and West Devon Borough.”
Councillor Lois Samuel, Deputy Leader for Income Generation and Business Development at West Devon Borough Council said: “Community empowerment is very important to both West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils. This is why we are always open to proposals for potential projects.
“The community lottery is an exciting new scheme that we are pleased to have approved. It will provide our communities with support and yet another tool to empower themselves. This is truly cause to celebrate.”
Did you know that all these services are currently available in your Post Office?
1. Postal Services UK 5. Post Office Card Accounts
letters 1st class 6. Bill paying facility
letters 2nd class 7. Road Fund Licence Service
2 Parcels UK 8. Gas and Electricity top up
Timed delivery & next day delivery 9. E-top-up for most mobile phones
Next day with end to end tracking 10. Pre-ordered travel money
Cheaper 2 day delivery. All with tracking services 11. Moneygrams
to see where your parcel is. 12. Mail order returns for most companies
3. International Postal Service
Delivery next day with end to end tracking
From 3 days with end to end tracking
From 4 days no tracking
4. Banking Services
Cash withdrawals with chip and pin from all
banks except Coutts
Paying cheques and cash
Paying in Cheques and Cash
Electronic bill payments
The River Yealm and District
Registered Charity No. 262929