Saturday, 8 December 2018

Overly large vehicles on our lanes..........

There are growing concerns about the increase in very large vehicles using our small lanes.  Some of these are conducting business with local farmers, Carpenter Oak or Blackness Marina, some are blindly following SatNav rather than following instructions to use other routes, and some are foreign drivers who do not understand our roadsigns, such as "Unsuitable For HGVs".  We are keen to gather any data we can on large vehicles in the lanes, so if you see such a vehicle please note all the details you can, including photographs if possible.  If you get the opportunity to ask the driver where he is bound, even better!

Please send any details you collect to Cllr Mike Pearey at or phone 732628.  One we have collected a decent amount of data we will discuss what measures might be appropriate to reduce the problem, such as improved signage or asking SatNav companies to highlight the smallness of our roads!

Finally the Parish Council would like to remind anybody ordering things that will be delivered to check that the haulier knows about the limits on our lanes.  This is especially true of online purchases, where it is prudent to phone the retailer to check delivery options.  If the lanes get blocked, even temporarily, we all suffer!

Thanks for your support in this.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Please note that with effect from Wednesday October 3rd, the Citizens Advice surgery will be at the Mansion Fore Street on Wednesdays. 9.30am to 12.30am

More information at

Parish Clerk
Mobile Telephone Scam

Look out for call s received on you mobile prefixed +375, +371, +381, +563, +370, +255 from East Europe and Tanzania. Try not to answer the call or call back. Do not press #90 or #09. as you may lose personal details and phone credit if you do so.

Parish Clerk
Forged £20 Notes

The Police warn that some forged £20 notes are in circulation in South Devon and advise that where possible they should be "checked" with a UV light.

Parish Clerk

Monday, 17 September 2018

Crime Warning!

It would seem that a number of unlocked cars were entered into illegally on September 16th in Ashprington and for some unknown reason the Owners User Manuals were stolen. The Police have been advised.
Parishioners are advised to lock their vehicles at all times when parked in the village or on drives.

Ashprington Clerk

Friday, 25 May 2018

Flood protection - Property Level Resilience (PLR) Grant Scheme

Devon County Council is committed to increasing community resilience in Devon and is supported by Defra to deliver property level resilience measures. Working closely with a number of partners, DCC aims to help individual property owners be better equipped with the tools and basic defence measures they need to be able to deal with flooding. As such, a new PLR Grant Scheme has been established to enable home owners to apply for up to £5,000 to carry out a survey of the property, identifying the required resilience measures, and to purchase the recommended measures. Any additional budget requirements will be at the expense of the property owner.

There is limited funding, with an allocation to be made available each year by Defra, Local Levy and DCC. Applications will therefore be prioritised based on the criteria set out in DCCs PLR Policy to ensure those properties with the greatest need will receive the funding. There can be no guarantee of funding for all applications.

For full details see the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy on the Devon County Council website, or contact Sheelah Seeley on the Parish Council.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Launching the SeaMoor Lotto

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are calling out to all community groups, charities, and good causes in the area who might be interested in being part of a new council run Lottery initiative. The SeaMoor Lotto is a new venture which is being led by the councils to provide a way for local good causes to raise funds.  60% of all money raised will go towards local good causes, 20% of ticket sales will be put towards prizes and 20% will go towards the running costs. Now the council wants to hear from any interested parties, so that they can be invited to a launch event in May and find out how to sign up to become part of the SeaMoor Lotto. So if you are part of a charity, community organisation, or a good cause and you would be interested to find out how to get involved please email stating your cause and your contact details. We will add you to our information list and invite you to the launch event for good causes.

Overly large vehicles on our lanes..........

There are growing concerns about the increase in very large vehicles using our small lanes.  Some of these are conducting business with loca...