Fire Officer Inspection

This morning was a meeting of the two Paul’s. Paul Nowlan Business Safety Officer. Devon & Somerset Fire Service and Paul Sowden Building Manager Bernard’s Acre. Fire Officer Nowlan was pleased to advise of our compliance with current fire safety practices and that our procedures in place complimented and enhanced our practices. In short we…

What’s not to like

The sheep are content, the bee’s are buzzing, the butterflies are out, all the hawthorn trees are white over the moor.

Great success with building design

We are more than pleased with the result of this years “Emergence Surveys” These are professional surveys taken on two separate summer evenings to establish the roosting/ emergence of bats from our building. The official results have shown an increase from four bats last year to eight this year. During last winters alterations we worked…

Congratulations to our guests this weekend.

So far this year, our guests the North Devon CVM Group appear hard to beat in terms of tournament equipment. They have brought Table tennis table, complete with marquee. A bucket golf challenge. A diamond hoopla board. A ten hole golf scoring board. Tomorrows challenge is for teams to construct a multi cardboard carpet tube…

Insects in abundance today

At first glance our garden can look untidy and unloved. For the past three years our careful management program is starting to gain effect. Our untidy display of Foxgloves, Bracken, Stinging Nettles, Thistle and Rhododendron Ponticum are all excellent food sources for bee’s and insects.

And now the first page of the last chapter.

This evening see’s the first of our Emergence Surveys taking place. This is a bat and wild life survey being undertaken in the evening light. In order to proceed with further building works next winter. We are required to obtain a license from Natural England. (Survey reports and mitigation plans are required for development projects…