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The Christmas Makers Market is coming to ANRÁN! 

A message from Edwin and Mike at Anran…

The ANRÁN CHRISTMAS FEST held at our beautiful Glass House on 19 – 20 November, 11am – 6pm, features a carefully curated list of over 30 makers from the South West. They make everything themselves and will be more than happy to chat about their products and the process of making them.

The event is an opportunity to meet and support your local artisans, purchase unique Christmas gifts,
and pre-order delicious festive bakes by Konra’di Cakes.

There will also be a charity raffle, live music, hot food and festive drinks by CRU EVENTS.

And don’t miss the pop-up-gallery by The Bowie Gallery of Totnes at The Hut.

Find out more at: @anran_christmas_fest

“Energy Wise Show” in Totnes

On the 29th October, there will be an “Energy Wise Show” in Totnes Civic Hall (TQ9 5SN). This is being created with the help of Transition Town Totnes, Citizens Advice, various local charities, organisations, community energy groups, businesses & with the support of Totnes Town council’s Paige Adams Trust.

The aim of this event is to help our local communities to better cope with the energy & cost of living crises that are fast encroaching. There will be energy advisors, talks, retrofit advisors, solar panel fitters, insulation advisors, carbon ambassadors, community energy groups & good people to meet & chat with. There will also be coffee & tea. The event is free.

Energy Wise Show

Overnight closures 26 to 30 September

A38 Ashburton to Dartbridge westbound resurfacing including exit and entry slips
Overnight closures 26 to 30 September 2022 8pm to 6am the following morning.
National Highways operates, maintains and improves England’s
motorways and major A-roads.
This is to let you know we’ll be carrying out westbound resurfacing works on the A38 between Ashburton and Dartbridge, we’ll also resurface exit and entry slip roads at Whistley Hill and Peartree junctions. Works will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am when traffic flows are at their lowest.
Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption which
may be caused. We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on
the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.
Our ref: 612658
Traffic management
For the safety of our workforce the A38 westbound will be closed
between Ashburton, Whistley Hill junction and Dartbridge junction.
Various slip-road closures will be in place at Whistley Hill, Peartree and Dartbridge junctions. Motorists will be diverted along short locally signed routes. Additionally, 3-way traffic signals will be in place at Cabbage Hill and the B3352.
We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen
circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.
If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email:
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