New Sports Hall on the Playing Field ?

A recent meeting decided it was a worth exploring the idea of a new covered facility / sports hall down on the Playing Field – during the meeting many ideas were expressed about the meaning of community and how such a facility may enhance this.
There were reservations about the potential impact of visual, noise and traffic on the immediate neighbours to the playing field.
It was also agreed that better pedestrian access from the village centre is a priority.
It is hoped to set up a group of parishioners to further explore the viability of this idea – would you like to help?
Have you a view you would like to tell us about on this post?
please have your say
If anyone would like to help please contact myself or Ray Hill or

Car Sharing

I had an appointment at Torbay Hospital today and they asked me not to drive home after some minor surgery. Previously, friends or family have been able to transport me but this was not possible today. I might have asked my neighbours if they could help but I took a taxi at a return cost of £50.

It occurred to me that many people may not be able to incur this expense and, certainly, I would prefer not to.

I note the suggestion on the website about improving local bus services which seems to have some support. I think it unlikely that the local bus service will improve and so I’m wondering if it might be possible to form a transport club/forum whereby folks who want to go somewhere can be in touch with others who are going somewhere.

For example, I might have posted a request on a forum for someone to give me a lift to Torbay Hospital today if they were going in that direction.

Car sharing has got to be a good idea in any event. I always respond to people hitching a ride locally if I can.

Maybe several people go into Totnes every Friday to the market, for example. In separate cars with separate parking charges!

Oh, and then there is travel to work!

I’m sure car sharing can help to build community spirit and create friendships – a practical and fun way to bring people together in an environmentally friendly way.

I don’t have a fully prepared solution but I am sure there are folks who could put this together and, if there is support,  I would be willing to help take this suggestion forward.





Should this website be expanded to cover the whole parish?

This website currently has two purposes:

  1.  A community website for Staverton village
  2. The communication website for Staverton Parish Council

So there’s a bit of a mismatch between village and parish.  But then there is already a separate Landscove village site.

Should we leave things as they are, or should this website expand to cover Landscove village too?

Cast your vote here 🙂

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