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New Colour Edition - September / October 2014

The new edition of Creuse News is now available to dowload on line.

Please click the image above to download your copy.

Our new business directory will be coming on line before the end of September.




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Is an information service relating to administrative matters and provided by the French government to help citizens. Give briefly the context then ask a question about - rights and obligations, obtain information, difficulties with the administration, how to ... anything which relates to the entities of the Republic, or even to the Codes of law (including the Civil Code which defines responsibilities and obligations, rights, between citizens, and is therefore part of the justice system).

Also: : the French administration's official website.

New Regions?

The President of France wants to reduce the number of regions from 22 to 14, still certainly under parliamentary discussion but the aim being to save money, simplify life, modernize France and make the public functions more effective.

The Limousin would no longer exist but become a part of a region including the Centre and Poitou-Charentes. Wait and see ……..


September 2014

By Amanda Petherick

“Change, like healing, takes time.”

As regular readers will know, the Creuse News has been undergoing a period of change as Julia has decided to step back from the paper to allow her to spend more time persuing her other interests. It seems that she has covered many miles in her camper van already, so the change is obviously doing her good!

The process of changing ownership of the paper, as well as getting to grips with the printing & distribution has been a steep learning curve, but one that I am thoroughly enjoying. A number of people have contacted me asking when the new edition will be on line & available to pick up locally. I'm pleased to say that the layout for the next edition is virtually complete & that we will be going to print within the next week. The paper will be available on line & in your local stockists in mid September. It is likely that we will continue producing the paper mid-month moving forward.

In the mean time I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the regular readers, contributors and advertisers in Creuse News for their continued support over this period. I would also like to assure everybody of our best intentions moving forward. The Creuse News will remain a community focussed paper. We will be very happy to recieve and publish articles and adverts for charities, local groups and events. If you are involved with any such organisation - or know somebody who is - why not think about dropping us a line to see how we can help promote you free of charge in Creuse News? I should also mention that classified adverts in Creuse News will remain free of charge for all!

So, please check back soon to see the new edition of the paper and don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or suggestions you may have.

A bientôt!

Amanda Petherick, Editor

An invitation not to miss...

Sangha Retreat Garden Party Saturday 27th September 2014, 2 - 7pm

To celebrate the building of our Earth Oven and to thank all our friends who helped, and to show our appreciation for your encouragement and support over the last two years of building and renovation work we are organizing an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Tom and I would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us in the garden at Sangha Retreat on Saturday 27th of September. There will be a buffet lunch for all to enjoy featuring our earth oven BBQ and other culinary delights.

If you have any personal talents; singing, playing musical instruments, magic or story telling we hope you might share your skills on the day to entertain and delight us all.

We’ll be hoping to welcome you from 2pm onwards.

Please let us know if you are able to come and how many you might bring a long (so we can organise food).

If you would like to bring food to share that would be great, thanks.

Please let us know if you are prepared to entertain us too.

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