Monday 8am-6pm & Friday 8am-6pm 

Plus Cover for Holidays, Study Days, Sickness etc. 

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 23 March 2018 

Please Contact: Julia Mercer, Practice Manager 

Sending an Application Letter and CV to: 

Cheriton Bishop & Teign Valley practice, Yeoford Road, Exeter EX6 6JA 

Email:           Tel: 01647 24272


For older people or those with limited mobility

Yes, seated exercises do exist!

Specific prescription exercises designed to improve mobility, strength, flexibility & co ordination.

As we get older, exercising becomes difficult and can place a strain on joints and muscles, which can lead to pain and injury. Of course staying fit is imperative for

Improved flexibility and range of motion Decreased joint pain and stiffness

Improve muscle strength and balance Improved blood circulation

Improved mood and concentration Stress relief

We all know exercise is important for leading an active, healthy, happy life. Seated exercise offers all the benefits of standing exercise without the risk. After a few weeks of regular chair based exercises you can expect to see an improvement in your overall health and fitness. You will feel better and your daily living routine will be easier.

Like any other exercise program we begin with a warm up, loosening and warming up the muscles prepares them for the movements they are about to do and greatly reduces the risk of injury. We then do some cardio vascular exercises which will slowly raise our heart rate and circulation, next come some stretches and strengthening exercises which assist with our daily living routine, on to the cool down which brings our bodies back to a pre exercise state.

Even a small amount of activity can be a tremendous boost to our well being and help us to tone and strengthen. So why not give it a go? You might be surprised at how good it makes you feel.

£5 per session (starts 8th Jan 2018) to included a cuppa & biscuit 

Venue: Pathfinder Community Club 

Monday 10am – 11.30ish 

To find out more about our classes please contact Lucy 07860 689647 or Tracey 01392 272352


Vacant Plots 

We have a number of plots becoming vacant at the end of this year.

If you are interested please phone Fred Pike on 01647 61518


This is a charitable body set up to help parishioners of Tedburn St Mary who find themselves in urgent financial need.

This could be because of bereavement, illness, loss of job, help needed with urgent repairs to property or any other reason when financial help is needed .

If you or anyone you know finds themselves in these sort of situations contact with the Trust can be made via the chairman on 01647 61655 or the secretary on 01647 270099.

All help is given in the strictest confidence so if anyone is in need of assistance please get in touch.

The Trust is there to provide help but we need to be advised of anyone who needs assistance.

Sheldon Centre 

Situation Vacant: The Sheldon Centre is recruiting for a part time CLEANER to join our friendly and conscientious Housekeeping Team. We make sure rooms are clean and set up ready for our guests to enjoy. Full details in the ‘belong’ section of the Sheldon website Or ring Jan the Housekeeper on 01647- 252752 for full details.

Situation Vacant: The Sheldon Centre is recruiting for a part time SKILLED PRACTICAL OUTDOOR ALL-ROUNDER to join our Estate Team. We care for 45 acres of gardens and grounds. The role includes routine maintenance and small projects, both team and lone working. See the ‘belong’ section of the Sheldon website or ring 01647-252752 to receive details by post.

Affordable Homes for Tedburn St Mary – could one be for you? 

Most residents of Tedburn St Mary will be aware that some new houses are being built at Moor Park, Cheriton Bishop. 2 of these homes will be for shared ownership purchase and are now being marketed. If you are in housing need and have a local connection to Tedburn St Mary you can be considered for these properties.

To be in housing need you must be living in unsuitable accommodation but be unable to afford to buy or rent a property on the open market. For example, you may be an adult but living with your parents because you cannot afford to rent locally or you may be a family struggling to afford your current home or on a short term lease.

The houses both have 2 bedrooms and would cost £78,000 for an initial 40% share. You would also need a deposit.

If you are interested in these properties or would like further information please call Teign Housing on 0300 100 0021.

Grit Bins 

Please be advised that we will not proactively fill grit bins prior to the start of the winter period. However, we will respond to any requests that are made via our webpages. Therefore, please visit our report a problem page if you are aware of any grit bins, within your communities, which are damaged, empty or the contents are unusable;

If you would like any further information in relation to our winter service please vis-it our webpages; How do we do it? | Roads and transport


We are looking for new members to join our small club. We have two tennis courts at the beautiful Recreation Association field. Twice a week, weather permitting, we meet informally to play. Only basic skills needed, as we are all improvers! Full details are posted at the courts. We also like to encourage hiring of the courts on a casual basis.

If you would like to make direct contact with us, please ring Linda or Gil Bellshaw on 01647 61479 or Ian Gass on 01647 61136

or email:

Tedburn Kitchen

Can you help with our community project?

The idea is that we give the gift of a home-cooked, oven ready meal to people who might have trouble cooking at the moment, maybe due to moving home, illness, a new baby, or having lost a loved one.  The Methodist church provides freezer space and containers for meals.  If you’re cooking, you put a few extra portions aside and give to one of our members, to freeze, ready to give when needed. We then co-ordinate delivery of the meals to people who need them, by friends or neighbours.

In our first month we have provided more than 30 meals to local households, and have received lots of lovely thankyou messages.

If you can help, with occasional cooking, or (just as important) letting us know of people who might need this, you can contact Helen Fry on 07772 436516, or search ‘Tedburn Kitchen’ on facebook.

Tedburn Kitchen is a project based at Tedburn Methodist Church.


‘Your Tedburn – Our History’

The Little Chapel Trustees and the Parish Council are working together to set up a permanent display of our village history in the Little Chapel which will be open to the public on a regular basis.

As you will know from recent displays in the Village Hall we have a multitude of articles, letters, cuttings and artefacts from the last hundred years or so. We would like to be able to display these for the enjoyment of parishioners and visitors.

We have a number of people interested in helping with the project but we need help with:

  • Display of items
  • Cataloguing and Archiving
  • Management of the Project

If you can help, please contact either Terry Wood 01647 61454 or

Gil Bellshaw 01647 61479           Email:


Need something to do on a Tuesday evening then why not try BADMINTON in the village hall?

Any age, any ability, fun and fortnightly. You never know you could be an Olympic Champion!

Contact Malcolm on 01647 61511.

2nd Tuesday of the month, check the Tedburn Times for dates 7pm-11pm or just drop in.

See you there.


Acorn is looking for volunteer’s to help us continue to support the elderly and vulnerable in our communities. Whilst we live in a beautiful part of the country, our rural location can be isolating for some individuals. Acorn works hard to reduce this isolation by support the emotional and social needs of the elderly.

We are in search of volunteers who can contribute some volunteering time. That could be anything from 1 hour a month to one morning a month.

The services that need support are:

  • being prepared to drive clients to appointments such as the GP surgery, hospital or podiatry clinics;
  • driving our minibus to Sainsbury’s so our clients can do their shopping (minibus training provided);
  • Engaging with our clients at our various services which include coffee mornings, lunch clubs and much much more

If you have any time please do call Jackie Thomas on 01647 252701.


Free service – Tedburn Community Library
Need something different to read without going into town? Come and see our large selection of books and dvds. Open Saturdays
10am till 12 and Thursdays 3 till 4.30 in the Methodist Hall, when possible. No charge or membership required (yes, really. We just ask that you return the books when finished). We are very grateful for extra volunteers and also small donations of ‘popular’ books & dvds in good condition. Any enquiries to Chris on 61311. Thank you.

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