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Coronavirus - Coldridge Faith Group News

A couple of messages from our Faith Groups regarding services and meetings under current situation:-

St Matthew's:  All Church Services are suspended for the foreseeable future. The Church will remain open daily between 10am and 4pm for anyone wishing to attend for prayer during this difficult time. Sue Lawrence, Churchwarden at St. Matthew's Coldridge, 18th March 2020

Allerbridge Chapel:  Be advised that all meetings at Allerbridge Chapel have been cancelled until further notice. Phil Redstone, 18th March 2020


Posted 21st March 2020


Important information concerning the 2020 Coldridge Fete, Vintage Rally, Flower Festival & Dog Show

 Coldridge Village Fete 2020 Logo - POSTPONED

Dear all,

Earlier today, in the light of current Coronavirus situation and guidance, the Coldridge Fete Committee took the decision to postpone the 2020 Fete.  A new date of Saturday 26th June 2021 has been agreed.

The Committee would like to thank all who put their names forward to volunteer in 2020 and also to those who joined us and participated in our Fete Open Meetings.

We hope we are able to count on your support once again in 2021 when this present emergency has passed.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Keep safe and stay well.

Ivan Kriznik (on behalf of the Coldridge Fete Committee), 18th March 2020


Posted 18th March 2020


Important information from Coldridge Village Hall Social Committee

Dear all,

In light of the present Coronavirus emergency and in line with current Government guidance the Village Hall Social Committee have decided that with immediate effect all social events planned to be held in the Village Hall are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

In addition the Charity Clay shoot planned for Saturday May 2nd has been postponed.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Keep safe and stay well.

Ivan Kriznik (on behalf of Coldridge Village Hall Social Committee), 18th March 2020


Posted 18th March 2020


UPDATE:  Viveka Gardens Yoga Classes move On-Line!!

Yoga classes at Viveka Gardens and other local venues are now cancelled until further notice - but classes are now available online!

Click here for further details on how it works, class times and hear what on-line participants think of this new approach.  Alternatively, follow Viveka Gardens on the 'Whats on in Coldridge Devon' Facebook page.

Posted 18th March 2020


TODDLER GROUP UPDATE:  Tuesday 17th March, 9:45pm

Dear all,

Coldridge Toddler Group sessions will not be running until further notice 😞. 

Keep safe everyone!!

Vickki Ridge

Posted 18th March 2020


Stay Connected to our Coldridge Parish Website - Your action required before 1st April 2020

Mid-Devon District Council have informed me that our Parish Website domain name has now been changed from to

This change is now live, however to assist users (especially those who have set-up links to this site on 3rd party websites) the former domain name will remain in service until 1st April 2020. 

Your action:  In order to remain connected to the parish website please take a few minutes to update your internet browser's favourites bookmark with this new Coldridge website domain name before 1st April.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need a little help to implement these changes. 

Kind regards, Ivan.

Posted 10th March 2020


The March 2020 Coldridge Calendar is Now Available!

The latest edition of The Coldridge Calendar is now available to view or download here with an additional events supplement here.  Previous editions are also available to view here.

If you have something you'd like to share directly with the calendar's readership before the publication of the February edition then please contact John W Smith at Items for the inclusion in the April edition should be provided (in MS WORD format) by Sunday 22nd March 2020.

Posted 29th February 2020


**UPDATE** DEFRA Guidance on Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

SITUATION UPDATE - March 2020:  DEFRA confirmed an outbreak of the Low pathogenic avian influenza (H5N3) on 10 December 2019 on a commercial chicken farm in Mid-Suffolk.  As of January 8th, the restricted zone implemented was lifted. As of 18th March, no further UK based incidents have been reported.


In winter, there is an increased risk of avian flu in the UK from migrating wild birds (which might infect domestic poultry).  Be advised that outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) have been found in poultry and wild birds in several countries across Europe. Defra and APHA are monitoring the situation to assess the risk to the UK poultry.

Continued vigilence by all poultry keepers is therefore recommended. If you keep poultry, even including game birds or as pet birds, you should refer to the DEFRA Avian Flu website for information, and follow recommendations on biosecurity best practice advice. This is especially relevant if your birds are located in a Higher Risk Area (HRA) - whether you manage a commercial flock or just a few birds in your backyard. 

Despite the current infection-free status Bird Flu remains a notifiable disease. Anyone who finds dead wild birds (e.g. wild waterfowl [swans, geese or ducks] or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey) should report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 335577.

The latest information and guidance is maintained and available via pages on the DEFRA website which includes regularly updated data on reported wild bird deaths across English counties.

Updated 12th November; 13th December 2019; 4th January, 13th January, 12th & 28th February, 18th March 2020



At last, a great chance to buy your very own copy of these two historic, “Millennium” films on a single DVD!

Image of the Coldridge Millenium Celebration Night 24th June 2000 DVD Cover

These films were originally made by Coldridge people and they feature many familiar local ‘faces and places’ around the parish of Coldridge; you never know: YOU MIGHT BE ON IT! Buy a copy and check it out!

The original VHS recordings have lain neglected, but not completely forgotten, in a few cupboards around here, since 2000. Dusted off and freshly re-mastered by John Dike onto a single DVD for a recent Gardening Club meeting, it was suddenly realised how important these two films are as a piece of local, social history…and all very funny too!

So: If you still live in the parish and would like to catch up with scenes and friends past (or sadly passed) and present, or if you used to live here and would like to re-visit your old haunts from the comfort of your distant armchair, or even if you have recently moved here and would like to see the funnier side of some of your new neighbours and friends, then please look no further.

COPIES ARE JUST £5.00 each (+ £1.50 p&p per copy if outside the parish), available to buy and collect at various local functions from 15th March, or by calling John Smith (83436), Ivan Kriznik (884233) or John Dike (83329).  Alternatively you can email an order using this 'on-line' order form - click here

All profits will go to Coldridge Village Hall.

Thanks for your support. Ivan K.

Posted 17th March 2019