Here's the latest news from Sampford Courtenay and our surroundings. This is also the place to highlight local issues.

The Devon Bash Awards are open to people living with disabilities, their carers, family and friends. Deadline: 15 February.
Councils across Devon will be able to keep a share of business rates growth following a recent government announcement.
The new Sampford Courtenay calendar is priced at £6. Pick up your copy from the New Inn, Rosemary Lowe (01837 851248) or Nicky Courage (01837 880300).
West Devon Borough Council's 'Are you ready for winter?' campaign wraps up the best safety advice from the Council and its partners. 
It was a rainy night in Sampford Courtenay. The bells rang out for a good half hour before parishioners and visitors joined arms to sing Auld Lang Syne. 
By carrying out this work now, Highways England will avoid the need for disruptive, unplanned closures in the future. Click heading for details.
A special carol service takes place every year in St Mary's, a "remote and completely unsophisticated" church about a mile from the village.
A new Devon Wildlife Trust film celebrating the blanket bogs of Dartmoor. Narrated by Sampford Courtenay resident Rob Brown.
South Hams and West Devon's useful booklet gives a range of helpful tips on how to avoid being scammed this Christmas.