Staverton and Landscove Youth Club

Staverton and Landscove Youth Club is open as usual. We run fun and active sessions twice a month in Staverton Court Room and Landscove Hall 6.30-8pm. Young people age 8+ are welcome to join  in the fun and become part of the group. We offer activities such as Photography, Table Tennis, Cookery and Outdoor Games. Sessions cost £1, please contact Kerry McCabe on 07727 170370 for more details or just come along on these dates:

Thursday 11th May 6.30-8pm – Staverton Court Room

Thursday 25th May 6.30-8pm – Landscove Hall

Thursday 8th June 6.30-8pm – Staverton Court Room

Thursday 22nd June 6.30-8pm – Landscove Hall.




District Councillor Jacqi Hodgson’s report on the new Joint Local Plan

Please see below Jacqi Hodgson’s excellent report submitted as part of the consultation on the new Joint Local Plan.  The plan calls for 668 new houses between Totnes and Dartington.

As well as being a district councillor, Councillor Hodgson is standing in today’s election for county council.

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Further information in Councillor Hodgson’s detailed report to Staverton Parish Council:

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Applications invited for 2nd round of funding from Solar Community Benefit Scheme

Message from Staverton Parish Council Clerk:

It was agreed  that the process of promoting the second phase of grant applications to the Community Benefit Fund should now commence with a view to approval at full council in July 2017.   Applications are therefore now welcomed for the second round of grant funding  – the deadline being 15th June 2017.  Applications forms and guidelines are available direct from me, as Clerk or can be obtained on the website here.

Parish Council Election – Candidate Profiles

Wendy Bloomer

I moved to the South Hams with my husband in 1979 and have lived in Staverton for the last 25 years. I feel very fortunate to live in such a lovely place. I trained as a teacher and taught for 5 years in Birmingham, but have since done a huge variety of jobs, including running my own small business. Since1991 I’ve been working for Devon Libraries, spending 20 years on the frontline in 4 different libraries and the past 5 years as a County Development Officer. This involved project planning, management and monitoring. I’ve enjoyed working as part of a team, but also managed projects alone. These included running an annual programme of health and wellbeing activities across the county and a Heritage Lottery Fund project at the Railway Studies Library in Newton Abbot. I retired recently and now have time and energy to do something useful for the community that I love.

Rupert Luscombe

I have lived in between Staverton and Landscove for the past 18 years with my wife and two children who have grown up in the area attending first Landscove primary and then KEVICC. I believe we are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country and want to make sure we look after it for future generations to enjoy. My family has been involved with helping out at the Staverton and Landscove Garden Show for many years and I feel that events like this really give great opportunities for the community to get together and have fun. I firmly believe that a parish council needs to listen and act in the best interests of all residents. I will, if elected, listen and react to the wishes of parishioners. I am approachable, hard working and enthusiastic and would relish the opportunity to make a contribution toward running our unique and wonderful parish.

Parish Book Club – update

The first anniversary of the Parish Book Club was a great success as eleven of us discussed the two books over a celebratory dinner hosted by the Sea Trout. Everyone without exception enjoyed Mr Loverman and those who hadn’t managed to also read Orfeo were inspired to go away and read it after the glowing reviews from those who had. May’s meeting will take place on Monday 8th at 7.30pm in the pub where we will be discussing Deaf Sentence by David Lodge and After the Crash by Michel Bussi. As ever newcomers are particularly welcome!
John Forte

Official notice of election for parish councillor

Below is the statutory notice informing you that there will be an election on May 4 for the vacancy on the Parish Council.
It is very good news for the parish that there will be an election for the vacancy on the Parish Council and that two parishioners are standing – it shows people want to join the Council and that democracy is alive and well in our community. But it is important that as many people as possible to take the trouble to vote, so do please cast your vote on polling day. The parish had an amazing turnout of over 70% at the last Parish Council election (which admittedly was at the same time as the General Election) and it would be excellent if we can have a good turnout this time.
This election will be at the same time and place as the election for your County Councillor. You will not be sent a separate polling card for the Parish Council election, but you will be given ballot papers for both when you go to vote.

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