LETA Agenda | April 2018

  • Chair: Tony Meakin
  • Attendance: Kevin Harris, John Tuck, Suzette Hibbert, Richard Briden, Ashley Clarke, Jennifer Woolley
  • Apologies: none

LETA Agenda – 24 April 2018

14:00 Jubilee Room, Lynton Town Hall

Please bring your iPad/Tablets 

1. Minutes/actions from previous not on this agenda


What do we do

What’s our remit, where does this remit come from?

How do we communicate with others, how do others communicate with us?

Sharing of LETA information with local businesses

Official address for LETA, responsibility of individuals.

LETA Mailing lists: 
Cafes/Restaurants, Shops/attractions, Accommodation providers.

Management, responsibility usage and GDPR?

3. BID

4. Lyn in Bloom

5. Lyn & Exmoor Museum update

6. Lynton TIC – To be discussed when Susan Bingham is present.

www.twitter.com/LyntonLynmouth     www.facebook.com/LyntonLynmouth   www.instagram.com/LyntonLynmouth 
Susan Bingham can still be contacted admin@visitlyntonandlynmouth.com 01598 752225

Lynton & Lynmouth FB and Twitter accounts

Lynton & Lynmouth websites:


7. Films: Louisa & Winters Ridge

Winters Ridge: Nothing has been organised yet for a premier in Lynton which is why you don’t know about it. The sales agents for the film have changed recently. The folk that Winter Ridge are using are the biggest distributor in America. Nothing can happen without their say so and their efforts have been focused in the USA first of all. The film was sold in Germany and China by the previous agents.

We do plan to have a screening in Lynton once all the deals are sorted out but nothing can be considered until all the international stuff is sorted.

Believe me you will be consulted as soon as possible once the options for a local premier are discussed.

8. Events

Lynton & Lynmouth Events     
Event organisers are reminded the importance of social media, Facebook and Twitter, and to  ‘Create Facebook Events’  in order they can be more easily shared, publicised and promoted on  https://www.facebook.com/pg/LyntonLynmouth/events/ 

How do we disseminate this type of information? How do we reach event organisers?

LLCR-Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway 
www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk   www.twitter.com/LLCliffRailway

May 12 2018 Victorian themed Cliff Railway Day 

to take part please email ashley@cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk
new website https://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/ and to date 6 car club visits have been planned. 
May 13 2018 MG Classic day at the  Cliff Railway

Good What’s on diary for rest of year at: https://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/whats-on/

June 9-11 2018  Lyn Valley Classic Car & Music Event 2018

A dedicated web site has been launched: https://www.lynvalleyclassic.co.uk
as well as FB, Twitter and G+

The date for your diaries is Sunday 11th June.

It is hoped that there will be several music events over the weekend as well as the car show on the Sunday. So far there is a Who tribute act booked for the Saturday night at Lynton Town Hall.

Events on the day will, again, include a Ferrari tour which will park in Lynmouth for a couple of hours, the Minehead Car Club who will arrive in Lynton with about 70 cars and then proceed to Lynmouth to join the main display. Joe Baker has confirmed that he will again provide a trial bike display on the beach. Aston Martin and Porsche owners will also be providing tours into the show.

There will be a bouncy castle and other activities to entertain the children.

If you have any queries, please email uslynvalleyclassic@gmail.com

June 15-17 2018 – FatBelly Craft Beer and Music Festival 2018 

June 16 2018 – Maverick Inov-8 X Exmoor


June 17 2018 – Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years –  Lynton Town Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/628265314010387/ 

June 23 2018  ‘Wuthering Heights’ outdoor theatre – is this still on?

July 31 – August 18 2018 – King Lear 
The Pleasure Dome Theatre return to the Valley of Rocks in August with ‘King Lear’

September 15-17 2018 – Trail Weekend–Exmoor


September 29-30 2018 – Two Moors Ultra 100 and Lynmouth Marathon


100 miles multi terrain running and marathon

This epic Two Moors Ultra Exmoor to Dartmoor passes through classic Devonian countryside starting in Lynmouth and finishing in Ivybridge. You will run through the night and anyone who finishes inside 24 hours will receive a special prize!

This is a very challenging self navigation ultra, crossing two national parks: Exmoor in the north of Devon, Mid Devonand Dartmoor National Park, following the recently relaunched Two Moors Way.

October 6 2018 – Exmoor Coast 50

November 4 2018 – Lynmouth Fete & Fireworks
VIP tickets will be available. 

November 11 2018 

100th Anniversary Commemoration & Celebration of the End of WW1 

Suzette Hibbert advised there was an organising committee for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration & Celebration of the End of WW1 to be held on 11th Nov. 


Promoting Exmoor as a food destination

Local Producers’ Database Excel spreadsheet

NDMB – North Devon Marketing Bureau   www.marketingnorthdevon.co.uk 
www.northdevon.com       www.twitter.com/lovenorthdevon     www.facebook.com/lovenorthdevon 
Ashley Clarke advised that the recent NDMB/Visit North Devon & Exmoor conference under a dynamic new chair Nick White was a success and to start planning for the Lorna Doone 200th anniversary in 2019. 
Richard Briden will invite chair Nick White to the next LETA meeting. 
NDMB members are encouraged to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthDevon/  

L&BR-Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 
www.lynton-rail.co.uk        www.twitter.com/woody_bay        www.facebook.com/Lynton.Barnstaple  
L&BR have approval on their £16m extension to Wistlandpound planning application on the proviso that funds are in place before construction starts.
Several special events throughout 2018. 

AOB – If time allows

Broadband/Mobile Phone Reception
Kevin Harris said BT in association with an ATM operator would be installing a cash machine now at the bottom and not the top of Church Steps, Lynton subject to obtaining planning approval from ENPA. 
The cash machine would be able to offer an enhanced Wi-Fi capability.

Car Parking & Traffic
Tony Meakin reported the LLTC Cemetery/Car Park sub-committee were moving forward with their plans. Opening date?

Kevin Harris urged everyone to get on to https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/ 
and routinely report road and transport problems to ensure DCC upkeep and maintain local roads.
As ever practical suggestions for car parking/road improvements email LETA-Group@mail.com  Who knows to email this address? 

Kevin Harris advised that matters were in train for Lynton Town Hall to have charitable status 

Tony Meakin said that the Lynton webcam is to be renewed and upgraded to pan over the Valley of Rocks as well as the centre of Lynton.

Jenny Woolley confirmed she and Matthew Pearce would be promoting Lynton Wedding Venue 
at the North Devon Wedding Show at the Big Sheep in March  https://www.northdevonweddingshow.co.uk/ 
www.lyntonweddingvenue.co.uk      www.twitter.com/lyntonwedding     www.facebook.com/lyntonweddingvenue   

Suzette Hibbert said the stair lift is still to be installed to the exterior of Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall and the Woodside Bridge replacement is being crowdfunded.

‘6 Reasons to Stay Longer…… leaflets are available from Lynton TIC/LLTC at Lynton Town Hall.

Next LETA Meeting:  TBA     Lynton Town Hall