Children at Whitestone sign


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PETER TROWBRIDGE

We are sorry to report the death of Peter Towbridge who died on Saturday 20th February 2021 after a long period of illness. He and Liz previously lived at Hindcross in Whitestone. Peter played an active part in village affairs and was Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee in 2008 and 2009. During this time, he was involved in the management of the improvements to the Hall which started with the the new roof campaign. They moved from Whitestone to be nearer to their famiy and we send our sympathies to Liz and their family.


DEVON VIEW PLANNING APPEAL DISMISSED

Well done Whitestone and all supporters we did it! The planning appeal for Devon View has been successfully dismissed, a very thorough and comprehensive report which concluded that the proposal would harm the character and appearance of the area and be located where there would be a dependence on the private vehicle to access the site such that this would conflict with the locational approach to development as set out in the development plan and the framework.

It goes to show that if we support each other, they have to take notice. A great result for all those who fought long and hard it was worth it.

Let’s see if we can get DCC to open their eyes and realise they have made an awful mistake by considering the proposal to allow an unsightly landfill dump on the southerly facing slope at Lower Hare Farm. Fight on Whitestone, we now have renewed hope that there is common sense in the planning system after all.

Take care all and let’s stick together!

Tanya


PEBBLES FOR THE NHS

Just a note to say, “Thank you very much”. First of all, to the children who so kindly thought of the special idea to paint a pebble for the NHS at the start of the first lockdown in March and place it around the Whitestone sign and then to thank all the other children and adults who took the time to paint so many lovely pebbles to surround the sign. So very kind and meaningful.
THANK YOU, Maria Joll

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MILK ON THE MOOVE

New Trailer Drop Off Times for Whitestone
Tuesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Saturdays 12.15am - 12.45pm


CONSULTANTS REPORTS - LANDFILL

Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf) March 2020

Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf)

Landfill Review from Consultant (.pdf) October 2020

Landfill Review from Consultant (.pdf)


TEIGNBRIDGE PLANNING REVIEW
WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE

Every five years, Teignbridge review their rules for dealing with planning applications.
Whitestone Parish Council has critically examined this review document and their reply to Teignbridge can be read by clicking the arrow.

12 pages
(*** PDF document ***)

WPC reply
(12 pages)

KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID19 PANDEMIC

A group of residents feel that we need to be aware that there will be people self-isolating in Whitestone who may need support at this difficult time.

Please consider your neighbours and, if they need help, the people listed below will be willing to receive calls and hopefully contact young fit parishioners who can fetch shopping, medication or other tasks if you cannot.

Please be aware of the government guidelines concerning washing hands, wiping shopping and keeping your distance. Coins and bank notes might also carry the virus.
Remember the Tedburn Stores have a mobile shop which calls in at Whitestone on Saturdays at 10.30 am in Crossways and 10.50 am in the centre of the village.
Contact the Tedburn Stores on 01647 61320 or shop@allstock.co.uk

Helping Group
Maria Joll (Tea Party Group) 01392 811501
Kay Norrington (Church Warden) 01392 811428
Liz Watkins (Village Voices) 01392 811285
Tracey Baird (The Royal Oak 01392 272 352
Martin Fairley (Parish Pals) 01392 811977
Tom and Rebecca Oliver (Trillow) 01392 811313
Mary Belt (Parish Councillor) 01392 811374
Angela Paddy (Good Companions
at Pathfinder Village) 01647 61934


DO YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOUR IN WHITESTONE?

If you have a new neighbour, please contact Pam Lee on 01392 811579 or email: pam.lee1071@gmail.com to let her know where they live so that a "Welcome pack" can be delivered personally to their new home.
Pam has been a resident in the Parish for many years and will probably be able to answer most queries they may have.


PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR NOW ACCESSIBLE AT ANY TIME

Outdoor Defibrillator at Hall


Whitestone Parish Council have now commissioned the new outdoor defibrillator box which is situated at the entrance to the Parish Hall. This means that the defibrillator (AED) is now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In the event of witnessing someone having a sudden cardiac arrest or suspected cardiac arrest, phone 999 immediately and request an ambulance. Seconds count - phone 999 FIRST.

Start chest compressions as directed by the Ambulance Service.

If another person is available, they may be able to collect the defibrillator (AED) from outside the Whitestone Parish Hall. They must tell the person on the other end of the 999 phone that there is a nearby defibrillator in Cabinet No: DC0191 at postcode: EX4 2JS. (These details are repeated on the outside of the cabinet). They will then be given the code to unlock the cabinet. No training is necessary to operate the defibrillator as it is fully automatic and 'speaks' to you with all the actions necessary.