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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.

Free Trees for All – this Saturday in Chillington

Please come and join us on Saturday morning 19th February from 10.30 at Chillington village hall for a coffee morning, book sale and a free tree giveaway!

The Chillington Community Association will be offering refreshments and a range of books for sale in the hall. Outside, the Parish Council, in conjunction with Devon Wildlife Trust's Saving Devon's Treescapes project, will be handing out — completely free — locally-grown native tree saplings, complete with stakes and guards, for villagers to plant in their own gardens, or anywhere else where they have the landowner's permission. If you would like a sapling or two and cannot collect on the day then please email gailaddison@hotmail.co.uk, who will deliver locally for free.

At the hall there will also be a demonstration of hedge-laying along the boundary hedge to Tanpits Lane — interested volunteers will be invited to lend a hand and learn about this ancient craft from an expert instructor.

We look forward to seeing you all there!