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Stokenham Parish Council

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Welcome to Stokenham Parish Council Website

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.


Annual Parish Meeting, Tuesday 1st May, 2018, Stokenham Parish Hall

Members of the parish are heartily invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 1st May. This is an opportunity to meet and hear from your parish council, together with members of various interest groups and organisations that meet in the parish. Come along and find out what's going on in your community! As our guest speaker this year we are very lucky to have Dr Jak McCarroll, of Plymouth University's Coastal Processes Group, who had wave monitoring equipment in place during the recent Storm Emma, and gained some fascinating insights into the power and ferocity of an Easterly storm. They know more than most people about the patterns of shingle movement in Start Bay, so if you want to understand what drives the rising and falling beach levels, so vital for the health and protection of our coastal settlements, this is the place to start! The meeting starts at 6pm and should be over by 8pm; refreshments will be served; all are welcome.

UPDATE - NEW TIMETABLE Service 3 Diversion & shuttle service whilst A379 Slapton - Torcross closed due to storm damage UPDATE - NEW TIMETABLE

Service 3 will run as scheduled except buses will divert at Strete to go back onto the A3122 to go to Kingsbridge and onward to Plymouth.

We’ll be operating an emergency shuttle between Kingsbridge and Torcross using the timetable as shown below. Please note, this timetable may change so check this update regularly.

Monday to Saturday timetable from 12 March 2018

Torcross 0715 0805 0900 1000 1100 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1755
Kingsbridge Bus Station 0740 0830 0930 1030 1130 1230 1330 1430 1530 1630 1730 1820 (a) 1840 (d)
Kingsbridge School l 0835 l l l l l 1535 l l l
Torcross 0805 0900 1000 1100 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1755 1910

a - arrive, d - depart

Service 3 Diversion & shuttle service whilst A379 Slapton - Torcross closed due to storm damage 04 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2018

Service 3 will run as scheduled except buses will divert at Strete to go back onto the A3122 to go to Kingsbridge and onward to Plymouth.

We’ll be operating an emergency shuttle between Kingsbridge and Torcross using the timetable as shown below. Please note, this timetable may change so check this update regularly.

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serv...

Torcross 0640 0740 0845 0945 1115 1215 1315 1415 1645 1745
Kingsbridge Bus Station 0710 0810 0915 1015 1045 1145 1245 1345 1445 1525 1615 1715 1840
Kingsbridge School l 0815 l l l l l 1530 l l l
Torcross 0740 0845 0945 1115 1215 1315 1415 1604 1645 1745 1910

2017 Apple Fayre

Save the date – Saturday 14 October – for the annual parish Apple Fayre on Stokenham Village Green! Preparations are already underway: the large oak apple press has been booked, parties of foragers and scrumpers have been organized to collect and bag apples from the Chillington, Beeson, and Stokenham community orchards, and we expect to press in excess of 1000 litres of apple juice for visitors to enjoy and take away! In addition, there will be produce stalls, teas and cakes, wine and cider, a barbecue, and free entertainment for all the family. Watch this space for more information!

Annual Parish Meeting, 23 May 2017 at 18.30

Stokenham Parish Council hosts the Annual Parish meeting at Stokenham Parish Hall at 6.30p.m. on Tuesday 23rd May.

Parish Council Chairman Piers Spence will give his annual report together with feedback from the District and County Councillors and possibly our local police. Our guest speaker this year is Charles Staniland of Orchard Link, who will give a short talk on the role of the orchard in Devon village life, to tie in with the Growing Orchard Communities initiatives taking place in the Beeson, Chillington and Stokenham Orchard cluster. Some may not be aware of what a superb resource these are in the community, or know of the various public events taking place in the orchards over the summer – all will be revealed at the meeting!

Representatives from various local organisations are invited to attend and a summary of their activities and any upcoming events will be made available on the evening. If you have any ideas for projects or public spaces that you would like to see improved or kept as they are, please come along and chat to councillors and others and support your parish. Refreshments will be served.

Gill Claydon
Parish Clerk

Tel: 01548 581185

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