The Parish of Stokenham, bounded by the black line on the map, covers the whole of the southern half of Start Bay, from Slapton Sands to Start Point and on to Lannacombe Beach. It encompasses the villages of Torcross, Beesands, Hallsands, Kellaton, Kernborough, Dunstone, Beeson and Chillington, as well as Stokenham itself, covers an area of some 20.6 square kilometres, and has a population of approximately 2,000.
The seven larger settlements and many smaller hamlets and farms are connected by miles of narrow country lanes, byways, bridleways and footpaths. The main arterial route in and out of the parish is the A379, which runs north to Dartmouth and west to Kingsbridge. This route is serviced by the First Western National Bus Company, with connections available to Plymouth (change for Derriford Hospital), Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes (our nearest main line railway station) and Exeter. The parish also enjoys the service of The Coleridge Bus, a community bus providing weekly runs from outlying areas to Kingsbridge. There are airports at Plymouth and Exeter.
Wednesday 25th November, 9.30 - 12.00, Repton Room, Follaton House, Totnes TQ9 5NE
The forum is open to representatives from all voluntary organisations, community groups and charities operating in the South Hams and is a chance to network, share experiences and find support.
Agenda items include an update on changes in South Hams District Council provided by new Executive Director Steve Jorden; a presentation from the Slapton Ley Centre Volunteer Co-ordinator; updates from the CVS Team and Citizens Advice; and an open discussion on how to increase volunteering in the district.