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Children sitting at Whitestone sign

Welcome to the Whitestone Devon website

created by Creative Whitestone and funded by Whitestone Parish Council for the benefit of all. This website is intended to give an insight into day-to-day Whitestone, a little of its history up to the present day and some of the other interests and businesses that are to be found here. 



TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF
THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2020 for a maximum of 5 days
Until FRIDAY 10 JANUARY 2020 (both dates inclusive)
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads.
Roads affected - ROAD PAST GLEBE FARM, WHITESTONE

The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - ST. CATHERINES COTTAGE TO TRILLOW CORNER, TOP STEPS FARM TO NADDERWATER, WAY FARM TO NADDERWATER CROSS, BARTON COTTAGES TO WAY FARM, HIGHER HARE TO BARTON COTTAGES, HEATH CROSS TO HIGHER HARE, ROAD PAST HILLCREST, POUND CORNER TO POUND DOWN CORNER AND VICE VERSA

This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable - DEVON HIGHWAYS - DRAINAGE WORKS

For additional information contact:
SKANSKA Telephone: 0330 105 2650



Refuse Collection dates over Christmas & New Year


The Devon Countryside Access Forum is seeking new members.

The Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It has seventeen members who advise on the “improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area..” The Forum gives independent advice to a number of Government bodies in addition to Devon County Council, district and borough councils and parish and town councils.

Appointments are made by Devon County Council and applications from anyone with an interest in recreational access are warmly invited. No formal qualifications are required. All applications will be considered and we would love to hear from landowners and managers, access users and people with other relevant professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport and business. Although membership is voluntary, a generous mileage rate is paid. Formal meetings are held three times a year. There are occasional small working groups and a yearly training day.

In this round of appointments applications from walkers, women and those with a knowledge of the Definitive Map review process would be particularly welcome. 

During 2019 the Forum responded to a number of local and national consultations including proposals for management of Fire Beacon Hill, and visitor access and management on the Pebblebed Heaths. It will be looking at the Natural England coastal access reports (the England Coast Path) on stretches between Kingswear and Cremyll and Combe Martin and Marsland Mouth early in 2020.

At one of its meetings in 2019, Forum members had a presentation from a Public Rights of Way warden and discussed how the network is managed and maintained. This theme was part of its Training Day when members visited the Granite Way and Pegasus Trail to talk about development of recreational trails, different use patterns, surfacing and maintenance.

Forum members participate in Parish Paths Partnership (P3) events and are always keen to learn about improvements that P3 groups have made locally.

Why don’t you consider applying to join the Forum? It’s an interesting opportunity and you can:-

  • contribute to the debate- share your experience and expertise from your specific area of interest;
  • meet and work with others- listen to and share ideas on solving access problems;
  • help make a difference- influence local and UK policies which impact on access;
  • be informed- receive regular local and national access information updates.

For details and an application form please see www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf The closing date is Friday, 21st February 2020.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I should be very grateful if you could share this information with the Parish/Town Council and also pass this e-mail onto your networks.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Winter



Details to contact the Police



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.





'PICK-UP-STICKS'
NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT

Outdoor Play Equipment

The new equipment was opened on the 16th July 2019 for use by all children but the youngest. It is situated on the high ground just before the football pitch in the playpark. The pictures below show the new equipment being put through its paces by Cllr, Nick Thoms and Oliver from Whitetone; one of the first children to use it. Oliver is pictured here with his dad, Alex.
Outdoor Play Equipment

Outdoor Play Equipment



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.

An information course to prepare yourself on what to do after witnessing a sudden cardiac arrest is being organised for early in 2019.



CHECK WHO YOU PAY TO TAKE YOUR RUBBISH AWAY

Check who takes your rubbish away

Did you know that you are legally responsible for the waste you are getting rid of? This means that, if it ends up getting dumped, you could face a fine and a criminal record.
Don’t become a victim of this type of crime. Before you pay someone to take your old fridge, furniture or bulky items away, follow our simple checklist
Simple steps
1. Check if they have a waste carriers licence. You can do this by checking on their website, asking to see their waste carriers licence and by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 for a free instant waste carrier check.
2. Make a record. Take a note or photograph of the registration number of the vehicle that is being used to take your waste away and ask where it will end up
3. Get a receipt. Ensure that you get a transfer notice or receipt before your waste is taken away

Remember that most unwanted bulky household items can be taken to your nearest recycling centre for free. Alternatively Teignbridge Council provide a free rural skip service and offer a charged bulky waste collection service. For more information please visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/wastecarrier.



REPORT A POTHOLE
It is still possible to report any pothole you come across on a Devon Road. Just click on the arrow to be redirected to the Devon County Council page and fill in the details.
Devon County Council has almost tripled its number of pothole repair teams in response to the storm damage to roads across the county.
Over the winter storm period, since 23 December, the County Council has recorded more than 1,300 reports of fallen trees and branches on Devon’s roads, more than 150 embankment slips, and more than 4,000 flooding incidents across the county.
Around 11,500 potholes have also been reported by the public or found by highway inspectors so far in 2014. In response, the number of teams dealing with pothole safety defect repairs has increased from 13 to 34, with an extra 52 staff tackling the problem. The approximate additional cost of the work is around £65,000 a week.
The clear-up of the storm damage is estimated to cost around £3 million to the end of the financial year, but the County Council is yet to finalise a figure for the damage caused by the storms as the road network and structures are still being assessed.

Potholes



Comments by email welcome

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