Ban Donald Trump Petition

Donald Trump’s recent declamation that Muslims should be banned from entering the USA has provoked a storm of protest around the world.

Boris Johnson had this to say:  “the only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump”.

An online petition to put Donald Trump on the list of those banned from entering the UK  had garnered about 90,000 signatures when I signed it at 11:45 this morning and now (19:00) has more than 280,000 signatories.

The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.

If you want to sign the petition please click on the following link:

Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate and the government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures.

It will be interesting to see how quickly the government reacts and how it reacts.


Oh Dear!

Oh dear!

This view looking down Alswear New Road (Great Hele Lane is on the right) shows a concrete delivery lorry that has managed to come off the road. I’ve no idea what the car in front is doing but I believe the yellow digger is attempting to extricate the lorry.

Concrete Lorry 1a [Website Landscape]

Here’s one concrete lorry that’s just left Great Hele with the other. off-road lorry, on the right:

Concrete Lorry 2a [Website Landscape]

The lights further up the road on the right belong to yet another lorry making a delivery of concrete to Great Hele.

The anaerobic digester is responsible  for one hell of a lot of concrete deliveries!


At long last I can get superfast broadband: I’ll be ordering it in the morning!

It looks like the Gavel, Poltimore Road, Aclands, Dart Park, and Poltimore Close can all now get superfast broadband.

The bits of South Molton that are waiting to be connected are basically the south west part of town – Parklands, Churchill Crescent, Exeter Gate etc. –  and parts of the more central area ( Brook Meadow, Broad Street and Duke Street).

Hopefully these will all be ‘turned on’ in the next few weeks.

A Small Market Town with a Great Heart

Following the hugely successful Christmas Lights Switch-On, Fireworks Display and Flea Market last weekend, we had the equally magnificent Winter Wonderland and Fat Stock Show this weekend, along with the stunning Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church.

Pictures of the festivities can be found in abundance on Facebook and Twitter, but what I have for you is this clip from Simon Bates’ show last Monday morning:

You can safely say that he enjoyed himself. After he turned the lights on he said that South Molton is a “Small market town with a great heart”:

All I can say is:  Hearty congratulations to all those involved in organising these fabulous events over the past two weekends. Very well done indeed!