News & Events

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Pip Hayes walking 520 miles to raise money for Exeter Area Hospicecare

Published: 10 Jun 24

Pip Hayes, who served on Dunsford Parish Council for many years and is currently a Wildlife Warden, is walking the G11 route from the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean Coast. She is collecting through a Just giving page. She says : - Thanks to everyone who's donated to my JustGiving page so far. You've helped me become one of JustGiving's top 15% of fundraisers last month! Click on the title above to be taken to Pip's page. Good Luck Pip! Read More...

Devon County Council news update

Published: 10 Jun 24

Information for Carers, voters, family hubs and more.... Click on the title to be taken to their webpage Read More...

Closure of Bridleway 8 from Swanaford Road to Sowton Mill then heading northeast to meet Winscombe Farm

Published: 24 May 24

This will be closed from 25th May until 25th November and is necessary to enable construction work to take place. Further information may be obtained by contacting Public Rights of Way on 0345 155 1004 For map, click on the title Read More...

Update on Farrant's Hill closure

Published: 26 Apr 24

Click on the title to see the official notice Read More...

Dunsford Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 15 Apr 24

Tuesday 23rd April 2024 Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Defibrillator Awareness Update Session

Published: 18 Mar 24

Karen Morris is running an awareness update on the use of defibrillators. Dunsford Village Hall Thursday 21st March 7:30 to 9:30 pm FREE ALL WELCOME Click on the title to see the poster Read More...

Information on Childcare

Published: 1 Feb 24

Devon County Council has sent the following information to the Council. Click on the title and then Child care information to see if it can save you money. Read More...

Lengthsman required for Dunsford Parish

Published: 1 Feb 24

Our present Lengthsman is leaving us in March and we need to replace him in order to carry on providing this service for the Parish. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Update on Farrants Hill

Published: 25 Jan 24

Work is continuing here and the road is likely to be closed for the next week. NOW OPEN Read More...

Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) is holding it's first Arts Climate Festival

Published: 25 Jan 24

This will take place in June and they are inviting people to take part. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Farrant's Hill closed

Published: 17 Jan 24

Highways has been out this morning. The road is closed due to ice and general state of the road. (Emergency closure) A team will be out tomorrow to dig up the road to identify the problem. Read More...

Temporary disruption affecting bus service359

Published: 5 Jan 24

The B3212 at Doccombe will be closed between the 8th January and 19th January. Click on the title to get more information Read More...

Notice of Planning

Published: 14 Dec 23

Land at Reedy Hill Dunsford Ref 23/02166/PIP Read More...

Remembrance weekend Trail

Published: 30 Oct 23

On Remembrance weekend there will be a trail to follow in the area of St Mary's Churchyard relating to 1914. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Cost of Living Event

Published: 10 Oct 23

Organisations attending include DCC Early Years and Childcare Services, mental health support, food organisations, as well as the District Council, South West Water, The Crafty Cook and many more! Are you worried about making ends meet this coming winter? Concerned about rising food or household bills or rising mortgage payments? For information, advice and help as well as an opportunity to win some energy saving gadgets come along to our FREE Cost of Living Event on Wednesday 18th October at Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow 9.30 - 12.30. There will be lots of organisations present to answer your questions and offer support. Read More...

Dunsford Clay pigeon Shoot

Published: 14 Aug 23

This will take place on 23rd September in fields adjacent to Steps Bridge and users of the reserve are advised that shots may be heard on this day. Please note that the 29th September was put in the Parish Magazine in error. Read More...

Young Artist Landscape Competition

Published: 17 Jul 23

Devon CPRE are running a competition for ages in categories between 7 - 18 years. Closing date 30th September 2023. Click on the title for more details Read More...

Road Surface dressing 8th June

Published: 25 May 23

The surface dressing that was cancelled due to bad weather on the 14th May has been rescheduled for 8th June. This is From Reedy Corner to Reedy Hill, Dunsford and Boyland Rd to Clifford Bridge. It is unlikely to take all day but please expect some disruption. Read More...

Vacancies for three Councillors

Published: 23 May 23

Click on the title for more information Read More...

Dunsford Coronation Celebrations

Published: 29 Apr 23

Come to the Street Party on Sunday 7th May from 2pm. Click on the title for the poster. Read More...

Housing Needs survey 2023

Published: 17 Apr 23

Please click on the title for more information. It is important to the Council that everyone, whether you need housing or not, completes the survey. Read More...

Avian Flu update

Published: 14 Apr 23

Good news! Click on the title for update Read More...

Dunsford Annual Parish Meeting 2023

Published: 4 Apr 23

Click on the title for details of April 25th. Hope to see you there! Read More...

Notice of Elections in Dunsford

Published: 20 Mar 23

Click on the above to see details of the Election on May 4th in the Village Hall. Update - No Parish Election will take place. Six, out of a possible nine, people put themselves forward for Election so the Election is uncontested. Read More...

TDC Local Plan consultation extended

Published: 13 Mar 23

Due to complaints about access to the process, the consultation period has now been extended to Thursday 16th March. Click on the title for more support and information. Read More...

March 21st 7-9pm Housing Project Public meeting

Published: 2 Mar 23

There was due to be an all day meeting on March 21st but the information needed for this is not available. Click on the above title for more details. Read More...

FAQs document from the Housing Group

Published: 27 Feb 23

This document is now available under the Affordable Housing section on this website. It has been compiled in response to several questions that were raised during the recent survey in the Village. Read More...

Councillor Vacancy

Published: 22 Feb 23

Due to the resignation of Cllr Pip Hayes, there is a vacancy for the Parish Council. The Council would like to thank her for all her work that she has done for the Parish and wish her well in the future. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Cliff Brimblecombe

Published: 9 Dec 22

Cliff Brimblecombe (died 15/11/2022 aged 93 years) – During the last meeting, the Council remembered Cliff Brimblecombe and the great contribution he made to the community. He was a councillor for Dunsford for many years and was the Chairman for twelve of them. He was also a councillor for Holcombe Burnell Parish Council and Teignbridge District Council. He then became the Chairman for Teignbridge as well. The Council sends its condolences to the family. Read More...

Christmas Waste & Recycling

Published: 15 Nov 22

Click on the title for revised dates for bin collections over the holiday period. Read More...

Avian Flu November update

Published: 10 Nov 22

The situation is now serious and it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds housed and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to protect their flocks. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Dunsford Village Hall needs you!

Published: 26 Oct 22

Click on the title to see more information Read More...

Dunsford Halloween Disco and Bar

Published: 26 Oct 22

Click on the title for more information on how you can help the Village hall and have fun at the same time! Read More...

Volunteers needed for Forest Runner 6th November 2022

Published: 26 Oct 22

Volunteers needed for various roles. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Avian Flu Update

Published: 26 Oct 22

Avian Flu continues to be a threat. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Annual Dartmoor Devil Cycle Ride

Published: 26 Oct 22

A reminder that this event will pass through Dunsford this Sunday between 9:40 and 12:50. Click on title to see the route locally. Read More...

Dream-a-way Charity

Published: 20 Sep 22

This is a charity that supports Devon's children and adults with disabilities or life affecting health conditions. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Services in Commemoration of HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Teign Valley

Published: 14 Sep 22

Several services are taking place on Sunday 18th September. Click on the title for detailed information. Read More...

Update on Arrangements upon the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Published: 10 Sep 22

Please click on the title for updated information Read More...

Arrangements upon the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Published: 9 Sep 22

This will be updated regularly as further information becomes available. Click on the title for the information. Read More...

Bin Collection week beginning 5th September

Published: 6 Sep 22

I have been informed by Teignbridge that the black bins will be collected on Wednesday or Thursday. Read More...

Dunsford Clay Pigeon weekend 10/11 September

Published: 6 Sep 22

Dunsford Shoot are hosting their clay pigeon shoot this weekend. It is taking place near to Steps Bridge Reserve so you may hear shots whilst you are walking. They will be shooting away from the reserve so it shouldn't affect anyone walking. Notices will be placed at the entrances to the reserve to warn people. Read More...

Don't forget - 3rd September

Published: 1 Sep 22

The Energy Saving Roadshow at the TVCH and the Dunsford Safari is taking place this Saturday. See posters and Unity magazine for more details. Read More...

Update/changes to Teign Valley Road closure

Published: 18 Aug 22

The road between Venn park garage and the Teign House Inn is now due to be closed only between the hours of 8pm and midnight on Thursday 18th (tonight) and Friday 19th August. Read More...

Road closure on Teign Valley Road

Published: 16 Aug 22

The road between Venn Park garage and the Teign House Inn is presently due to be closed during the night on Thursday and Friday 18th & 19th August to address the recent diesel spillage. This will be during the hours of 6pm Thursday to 6am Friday and 8pm Friday to 6 am Saturday Read More...

Dunsford Safari

Published: 15 Aug 22

On 3rd September anyone interested will be able to visit a select number of homes in Dunsford village where energy efficient systems have been installed. Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Dunsford Summer Show on Saturday 2nd July

Published: 30 Jun 22

Good Luck to everyone taking part in Dunsford Show this year. It's an action packed programme from 12:00 to 5pm. For more details, click on the title for a link to their website. Read More...

Rail Strike information

Published: 21 Jun 22

Please click on the title for information from Great Western Railway regarding the rail strikes this week; Network maps with routes highlighted for next week are attached. there are also links to other rail service operators. We are advising customers to only travel if necessary and if they need to travel, they should check times first and expected further disruption. We anticipate that most services will be affected, and we will run approximately 30% of services on strike days and 50% of services on non-strike days. We expect services to be busy and subject to further disruption. Wednesday 22, Friday 24 and Sunday 26 June Due to the shift patterns of signal workers and the significant challenges getting trains and people in the right place to operate between strike days: No trains will run before 07:30 A late-starting Sunday level of service will run across the network for the rest of the day Customers are urged to check their journey before they travel South Western Railway - Industrial Action https://www.southwesternrailway.com/~/link.aspx?_id=ECB2ABF31AC64D6EA5D66B3D3D40783B&_z=z National Rail Enquiries - Industrial Action https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/industrialaction.aspx Cross Country trains - Changes to CrossCountry Train Times | CrossCountry (crosscountrytrains.co.uk) Read More...

Road closure for Jubilee Celebrations

Published: 27 May 22

During the Street Party on Sunday afternoon (5th June) the roads into the centre of the Village will be closed. Please click on the title for details. This will not affect the morning Church service. Read More...

Dunsford Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Published: 13 May 22

The Council wishes everybody a Happy Time during the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and hopes the events planned in the Village are well supported for this special occasion. Click on the Title above for the poster of events and their details. Read More...

John Saunders

Published: 20 Apr 22

The Council is sad to hear that John Saunders died last Wednesday. He was a member of the Council and latterly Chairman for many years. We would like to send condolences to his family and friends. Read More...

Supporting Ukranian Families in Teignbridge

Published: 20 Apr 22

Teignbridge Community and Voluntary Services are working to provide appropriate support and advice for Ukranian families and their Host families. They are providing the home checks required and Devon County are completing the DBS checks. After both these have happened, a single point of contact for support will be cvsteignbridge@gmail.com The CVS is currently looking to recruit someone to join their team to support families that are now living in Teignbridge. The role will be for 6 months, initially, For full details click on the above title. Read More...

Fallen tree blocking the road between Green bridge and Sowton Mill.

Published: 18 Mar 22

Friday 18th March. The Clerk has notified Highways and they will be dealing with it as an emergency. So hopefully will be cleared soon. Read More...

Ukraine Donation Appeal

Published: 9 Mar 22

The Teign Valley is organising collections to be sent to Ukraine. Last donation date Thursday, 17th March. Click on the title for information on what is needed and where to drop off. Read More...

Road Closure at Sowton Cott Bridge 21st - 25th February

Published: 14 Feb 22

The downstream parapet of Sowton Cottage Bridge was recently damaged by an unknown vehicle. Approximately five metres of the wall was knocked into the river below. There is no damage to the supporting structure of the bridge. Temporary water barriers and fencing have been placed to protect road users and allow the road to remain open. A road closure is required to allow the stone to be recovered and the parapet wall rebuilt. The road will be closed to traffic throughout the works however pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge, although they may have to wait for a short period while the Contractor is carrying out certain operations. A five day closure is proposed from 21st – 25th February 2022. A signed diversion route via the B3193 and Farrants Hill will be provided for the duration of the works Read More...

Highways Information

Published: 10 Feb 22

Friday 11th February - There will be a programme of cleaning drains and gullies. As a result, notices stating a 'No parking zone' are posted in the Village. Please make sure you do not park your vehicles in this area at the time given in order to let the cleaning go ahead. Thank you for your co-operation. A reminder that there is a road closure 21st - 25th February at Sowton Cottage Bridge, Swannaford Road to repair the bridge. Read More...

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Published: 10 Feb 22

Plans have begun to help Dunsford celebrate the Jubilee in June. If you have any ideas or would like to be involved in the organisation, please contact the Clerk or Cllr Morris asap. Read More...

Free support to use the internet

Published: 4 Feb 22

This Winter, Devon Communities Together is able to help people who are unable to successfully get online and access the internet due to poor (or no) equipment or lack of skills or confidence. If you know someone this might help, click on the title for more information. Read More...

Energy Support information

Published: 24 Jan 22

Click on the title for more information on FREE one to one advice available from Devon Communities Together Read More...

Icy roads - Take care

Published: 13 Jan 22

There has been an accident at the top of Six mile Hill this morning. A car overturned but, thankfully, the person concerned seems alright. Highways are aware and are working to make this area safe but cold temperatures are forecast for the next few days so be aware that it is not possible to eliminate all icy patches on roads, even though we have been working hard to try. Read More...

Walk in Vaccination Clinics

Published: 10 Jan 22

Click on the title for information about Exeter site Read More...

Walk in Vaccination Clinic

Published: 10 Jan 22

Click on the title for information about the Newton Abbot site Read More...

Made in Devon

Published: 22 Nov 21

This is a new 'buy local' business support scheme from Devon County Council and is looking to help 125 businesses a year with a free scheme membership. Click on the title for the link to more information. Read More...

Dunsford Singers Christmas Concert

Published: 16 Nov 21

This concert will take place on 11th December in the Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow at 7:30 Click on the title for more information. Read More...

Draft Teignbridge Local Plan Review

Published: 15 Nov 21

Consultation Dates 15/11/2021 - 24/01/2022 Why You Should Get Involved - Your comments could help to inform Teignbridge to make considered amendments to the plan. This Review is looking at the following: - Renewable Energy Policies for wind and solar power, Wind Power site options, a Gypsy and Traveller Site Option and small Residential Site options. Click on the title for more information. The Clerk holds a hard copy of the plan which can be made available. Read More...

Avian Influenza Prevention

Published: 8 Nov 21

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service have advised us that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. This means that all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard are required by law to take a range of bio-security precautions. Click on the Title for more information. Read More...

Disruption to Bus Service begins 1/11/2021 Updated 04/11/2021

Published: 29 Oct 21

Due to the B3212 road closure, the 359 route will be disrupted from 1/11/2021 to 12/11/2021. The short notice is regrettable but unavoidable due to the difficulty in obtaining drivers for the free shuttle bus that is being provided. Click on Title for more detailed information. The Clerk has been informed that, if works are completed sooner than expected, a normal service will be resumed before this. Please note that the last bus from Exeter to Dunsford leaves at 17:15 Read More...

Energy Efficiency Workshop

Published: 14 Oct 21

25/11/2021 - Dunsford Parish Council are hosting a workshop that will be presented by Devon Communities Together. Click on the Title for a link to the Poster Read More...

Defibrillator Training

Published: 14 Oct 21

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS NOW CHANGED TO 9th November. Defibrillator Awareness Training at Dunsford Village Hall. Click on Title for the link to the poster. Read More...

Teign Valley Men's Shed

Published: 8 Oct 21

First meeting October 14th at The Artichoke Inn Click on the Title for link to Poster Read More...

Time to cut back that overgrown vegetation

Published: 20 Sep 21

The Council would be grateful if residents could check their hedges and cut them back if they are overhanging the roads and/or pathways. This is important for visibility and safety reasons. It is also important to make sure that the cuttings are cleared and do not end up blocking the drains. Thank you to all the residents who have already done this or plan to in the near future. Read More...

Co-option of new Councillor

Published: 13 Sep 21

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor due to the resignation of Cllr Phipps. The Council would like to thank her for her time on the Council and wish her well in the future. There has been no request from the Parish for an election, so the Council is free to co-opt a new member. They are looking for someone who will be enthusiastic to get involved in community matters and work with the other councillors for the good of the Parish. If you are over 18 years old, live in Dunsford and are interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Clerk on 01392 811236 or by email dunsfordclerk@gmail.com Closing date for applications is Friday 29th October 2021 Read More...

May be of interest to farmers and landowners

Published: 13 Sep 21

who are thinking of applying for Countryside Stewardship to replace their expiring HLS Click on the title to get the link for more details Read More...

Tour of Britain  Monday 6th September

Tour of Britain Monday 6th September

Published: 1 Sep 21

The Tour will be passing through Dunsford on the B3212. It is hoped that residents can enjoy the event whilst also being aware that it will close the road for about an hour or so – most probably from around 2 30 pm. Click on title for more information on the Devon Stage. Read More...

Casual Vacancy in Dunsford

Published: 4 Aug 21

Due to the resignation of Cllr Hannah Phipps from the Council, a Casual Vacancy exists. Please click on the title for more information. Read More...

Road Closure at Steps Bridge

Published: 4 Aug 21

The roadworks that should have taken place this week have been delayed till 10th August when the road will be closed. Read More...

All's Well That Ends Well at Great Fulford Manor

Published: 23 Jul 21

Troubadour Stageworks brings accessible theatre to local communities and reconnects them with heritage sites and buildings. 3rd and 4th of August 1 pm and 6pm Click on title for more links Read More...

Dunsford Summer Show Photography competition

Published: 22 Jul 21

Organised by Dunsford Academy PTFA Read More...

Covid update - Devon

Published: 16 Jun 21

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Teignbridge Local Plan - site options Consultation

Published: 15 Jun 21

Comments are invited on the Draft Teignbridge Local Plan (part 2) Sites Options Consultation Read More...

Dunsford Flower Fortnight

Published: 26 Apr 21

Starting May 1st Plant sale and seed swap - Click on link for details Read More...

Census - April Update

Published: 19 Apr 21

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Dunsford Photobook

Published: 13 Apr 21

Photobook for Dunsford – It is now on sale for £15 and is available from Dunsford Stores and the Teign Valley Nursery. Cllr Pip Hayes is also happy for you to contact her by email (piphayespc@gmail.com) to order copies. She will deliver locally for free but, for further afield, there will be a cost of £4 for postage and packing. A lovely memento for not only those that live in Dunsford but also past residents and friends. Many thanks to Pip Hayes, Jan Traylen, Nick Kirkland and Andy Payne who worked hard to produce these wonderful photos to record a unique year and for us to enjoy. Read More...

Census 2021 update

Published: 23 Mar 21

Tweet for the day: There is still time to complete Census 2021 #census2021 Read More...

Dunsford Stores turns purple!

Published: 19 Mar 21

Dunsford Stores will be purple this weekend to remind everyone to complete their Census. Help available from the shop, if you need it. Read More...

Link for March's Parish Magazine

Published: 2 Mar 21

Similar to last month, the magazine is being posted online. Click on the title for this month's link. Read More...

Your Questions answered - Census 2021

Published: 2 Mar 21

Ready, Steady #Census2021. Look out for your census pack, it will be landing on your doormat very soon. The #census benefits your community. We want to make sure your information counts because everyone counts. #ONS Click on the title for answers to your questions link. Read More...

Census March 21st 2021

Published: 24 Feb 21

The Council want to encourage everyone to take part in this year's Census. Information should be posted through your door soon but there is more information available at Dunsford Stores. You can also contact the Clerk if you have any questions. This year you will be able to complete the census online or on a paper copy, if you would prefer. Read More...

Potholes

Published: 23 Feb 21

Link for reporting potholes to Devon County Council Read More...

Road closure/359 bus

Published: 22 Feb 21

Country Bus have advised us that the bus will be allowed through and running as normal while the B3212 is closed at Dunsford. There may be some delays but it will run and visit all the normal bus stops. Read More...

Link for February's Parish magazine

Published: 1 Feb 21

Due to Covid, the magazine is not allowed to be delivered, as paper copies, this month. Paper copies are being posted to those who do not have access to the internet. Click on the above title to read online. Read More...

January 2021 update from the Housing Steering Group

Published: 1 Feb 21

Dartmoor National Park raised some questions about the Dunsford Affordable Housing Project. Cllr French produced this report after the Steering Group met to address these questions. Click on the title for the report. Read More...

Updated Covid Advice

Published: 19 Jan 21

Advice to “think twice” before leaving home Devon’s Director of Public Health, Steve Brown, has called on us all to be extra vigilant in following the Government’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and to “think twice” before we leave our homes. This follows a stark warning from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, that the next few weeks will be “the worst” of the pandemic for the NHS, and that the UK will go through the “most dangerous time” in the weeks before the vaccination rollout has an impact. Steve Brown said: “I completely understand how difficult this dreadful situation is for so many people in Devon, but please, I am urging you to help stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home and to think twice before leaving your homes. “Every time you leave your home you risk coming into contact with an infected person or touching a surface, door handle or petrol pump which may be contaminated. Any one of these interactions could be a crucial link in the chain of transmission which could lead to someone becoming seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. “Traffic flow figures indicate that more people are moving around the county during this lockdown and while there are times when we all need to make essential journeys for childcare, work, medical appointments and food, we also need to consider if other journeys are essential. “And while it’s really important to take daily exercise in the fresh air for physical and mental wellbeing, please stay as close to home as possible – ideally start and finish your exercise at your front door – and if you meet another person from another household to join you on your exercise, make sure you stay two metres apart at all times." Read More...

Sandbag Store for Dunsford

Published: 18 Nov 20

The Parish Council have organised a store of sandbags for Dunsford. If you are in danger of flooding and would like to collect some sandbags to protect your property, please contact the Clerk or Cllr French, Cllr Morris or Cllr Hayes. Details can be found in the Council information section. A Councillor does need to be with you when you collect the bags so please leave enough time to make arrangements suitable to you both. Read More...

Co - option of new Councillor

Published: 11 Nov 20

The Council are pleased to announce that Matt Gordon has accepted the offer of joining the Parish Council. He will be officially co - opted at the December meeting. The Council would like to thank all the people who showed interest in applying for the post and for their offers of help in the future. Read More...

Applications for Councillor Vacancy

Published: 2 Nov 20

The Council are exceptionally pleased by the interest shown, resulting in six applications for the post. As a result, the Council will be attending an extra council meeting in November to allow time to meet all the candidates. It will be a very difficult decision for the Council to just choose one person from the field available and they are very grateful for each individual application. Read More...

Sandbags for Dunsford

Published: 1 Oct 20

The Council are in the process of organising a store of sandbags that can be available for any households in the village who have a problem with flooding. Please contact the Clerk if you are in need of some on 01392 811236 or at dunsfordclerk@gmail.com Read More...

Dartmoor Local Plan

Published: 4 Sep 19

Keep up to date with Newsletter #5 from Dartmoor Local Plan Read More...

Reporting Rural Crime

Published: 4 Sep 19

Learn who to contact in the case of a rural crime Read More...