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for the Parish of WHITESTONE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that two vacancies exists in the office of Councillor for the above Parish.

If, within fourteen working days after the date of this notice (i.e. by no later than 17th August 2020) a request to fill these vacancies by election is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX by TEN electors of the Parish then an election will be held to fill the vacancies, otherwise the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancies by co-option.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is requested to fill these vacancies, it will not take place before May 2021.

Signed: P M Vaughan      Date: 28th July 2020
Clerk to the Council


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


STAWL Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf)


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
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WPC reply
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It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the appointment of our new Parish Lengths man. Mr Laurence Blades has kindly accepted the position and will be starting to make a real difference to the Parish from next week. I have given him a job list longer than Robert Wadlow‘s arm to get him started.

In the interests of transparency, I have asked Tracey Baird, landlady of “The Nadder Arms” to act as a conduit for any suggestions of work that might be carried out. She has kindly agreed to collate a job list that the council can then prioritise and issue to Laurence. I don‘t want anyone to be accused of having clean gutters or a new driveway and wish to keep Whitestone Parish Council out of Private Eye magazine.

So, if you do have any suggestions or requests for our new Lengths man, then please get in touch with Tracey or, of course, any of your local Councillors.

I would like to be the first to wish Laurence good luck in his new role.

Nick Thom


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

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


If you have a new neighbour, please contact Pam Lee on 01392 811579 or email: 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.


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.