Parish Council Grants

Applications are now welcomed from community groups / organisations  for the annual Parish Council grants.  The closing date is noon on 2nd October 2017.  The application form is further down this page.  The council aims to consider applications at the October parish council meeting – with cheques issued in November 2017.

Thank you

Karen Gilbert

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Road closure – Staverton – 2/3 Aug

From: Sonia Marshall <>
Date: 18 July 2017 at 07:46:46 BST

Good morning
Please be advised that circumstances and weather permitting, SWH will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on behalf of Devon County Council for 2 days, between 2 and 3 August 2017.  Please be aware however that these dates may still need to change with little or no notice.
The works will involve essential Surfacing works in the highway.  In order to carry out these works, a road closure and diversion will be in place as per the map below.
Works will generally be undertaken between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00, although these times may vary. 
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Kind Regards

Attempted ‘dog-napping’ and prowler seen

Last week there was what appears to have been an attempted dog napping from near Gullaford. People in a white van were disturbed whilst trying to bundle a sheepdog inside.

And on Friday night at about 11.45pm an intruder was found in a garden in the middle of Landscove village. Male, medium height, small beard, grey zip-up hoody.

Neither of these events appear benign in nature so please keep eyes and ears open and belongings safe.

From Giles Hammersley

Staverton Parish Neighbourhood Plan – Update

The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire is now very nearly ready to go.  Once it’s complete, we’ll email you.  Every parishioner of 14 years upwards is invited to fill in a questionnaire either on paper or on-line. The on-line questionnaire will be able to be accessed from a link on

While the final Neighbourhood Plan can only be written about land use issues that can be affected through the planning system and planning application, we are taking the opportunity in this questionnaire to also ask your opinion on a number of issues that affect daily life in the parish.

We are asking that you complete the questionnaire by the middle of July. It would be very helpful for those collating the responses if you could use the on-line questionnaire. However all answers are equally valued and if you prefer to complete a paper copy you can return it using the envelope provided.

The steering group will then embark on the process of collating responses and we are planning some public consultation meetings in September. Watch out for dates of these either in Parish News or on and I am sure there will be posters around the Parish.

Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions. I am sure you will find the questions and the process interesting and your views could influence the future of our neighbourhood.

Dates of next meetings:

Tuesday 4th July at 7-30 at Victory Hall, Landscove

Tuesday 5th September at 7-30 at The Pavilion, Playing Field Staverton

All welcome.

Staverton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group





Urgent Restoration of Landscove Church’s Grade II Lychgate

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St Matthew’s Church in Landscove is a beautiful mid 19th Century church within our Dart Valley Mission Community. It was designed by John Loughborough Pearson, who later became the architect of Truro Cathedral, and it has a pretty Victorian broached spire, rather untypical of the Devon style. The attractive churchyard is approached through a delightful Grade II listed slate-roof, buttressed lychgate.

Unfortunately since thieves stole the lead from the roof of the lychgate some years ago, it has been ruthlessly blown and battered by the elements, resulting in it needing urgent attention. It is estimated this repair work may cost within the region of £10,000, a great deal of money for a building which has served this community for many centuries holding regular services, weddings, baptisms and funerals and being a welcome place of peace and quiet for visitors.

We are hoping repair work, once passed by planning, can start later this year but the church is not rich. We are therefore asking for donations.

If you are willing to help, please contact Ros Edwards on:

01364 642698 or

Thank you.