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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.

The Coleridge Bus



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The Coleridge Bus has been running for over 30 years, enabling residents of rural parishes to get to and from Kingsbridge for appointments and shopping. The bus is a charity, funded by donations and charity funding, and all of our drivers are volunteers.

Where possible we can collect YOU from your driveway, or an isolated property outside a village. On returning home the driver will help YOU to the door with your shopping.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we stop outside Peacocks, the Post Office, Tesco or Morrison's and then the bus goes to the lay-by outside Peacocks where it stays. This enables YOU to do your shopping and leave some of it on the bus so you don't have to carry it all.

We leave Peacocks at 12.20 and drive to Tesco or Morrison's to collect our passengers and return them to their homes.

On Thursday and Friday we do the same route in Kingsbridge with an additional drive around the town at 11.15, returning to Peacocks lay-by.

We would love to see YOU on our next trip so give your area contact a ring.