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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. 


We are extremely sad to report that Anna died on Friday 6th September 2019.

Here are the details of the thanksgiving service for Anna. If you would like to come you would be very welcome. Please feel free to let other friends of Anna know.

The service will be held at 2.30pm at St Catherine’s church, Whitestone Exeter EX6 6HY on Tuesday October 1st. This will be followed by a cream tea (Anna would expect nothing less...) at Whitestone Parish Hall. There will be a short funeral service at the crematorium for the family earlier in the day.

We plan this service to be a service of thanksgiving for Anna and a celebration of her life. Jennifer has asked, therefore, that you do not wear black. She has also asked that you do not send flowers. This info will be on the service sheet but any donations will be split between Cancer Research, Hospiscare and the Marie Curie nurses (who cared for her at the end and who were brilliant).

We are looking to put together a montage which reflects Anna’s life, which will be at the Parish Hall. If you have a digital photo which you think captures the essence of Anna and would be happy to share it, could you please email me a copy. There is no guarantee that it will be used, but it can’t be used if we don’t have it!

Finally, thank you for all the cards, letters and emails which we have already received. They are all very moving and a testimony to our sister. We look forward to seeing you on October 1st (if not before...)

With our best wishes,
John Kellagher (on behalf of Jennifer, Nicholas, Robert and Sandy)

Notification of proposed road closure
Road from Way farm to Nadderwater cross, Exeter
02/12/19 - 06/12/19

I am writing to inform you that Kier have applied for a Road closure bays to complete SWW Utility works outside of Rebecca Springs, subject to approval from Devon Highways these works will take place 02/12/19 - 06/12/19

All Efforts will be made to maintain access to properties within the area of the closure and minimise disruption. If you require further information please call us on:

01726 224400 between 9:00am and 5.00pm (Mon-Fri), or contact the South West Water Helpline on 0344 346 2020 at all other times.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.


A new addition to the Crossways park facility has been installed following a rigorous procurement process which will enable up to nine people to participate in activities covering a wide variety of exercises to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the adult population of Whitestone.
Four of the five units will accommodate two people at the same time and they are arranged in such a manner as to promote social interaction whilst exercising. A new informal group is in the offing to capitalise on this by having regular fun get togethers for those who just want to get moving on a regular basis in a friendly social setting. The equipment may also prove useful for individuals following medical advice as part of a recovery plan or to partake in the opportunity to have free regular exercise in a wonderful setting at times that fit into busy days.

Outdoor Adult Exercise Equipment

The machines comprise of a double cross trainer, double stepper, double leg press, lateral arm press and pull down combo ( for two ) and a bike with rotating handlebars! All the units are unstressed and as such operate with the users own weight.
In keeping with the previous council’s support of inclusiveness, the council has also arranged for the installation of a climbing frame for the more adventurous juniors and young teens of our community during June 2019.
Please enjoy this new village equipment which is installed on the high bank alongside the football pitch.

2nd MAY 2019

Name of CandidateNumber of Votes* Description (if any)
BAIRD, Tracey92
BELT, Mary Elizabeth129Elected
BRAMHALL, Ronald160Whitestone FirstElected
BRYANT, Victoria179Elected
FAIRLEY, Linda Margaret162Retired Graduate Chartered PhysiotherapistElected
HUNT, Robert Brian174Whitestone FirstElected
JONES, David Lloyd172Keep Whitestone Safe Protect the LandscapeElected
LEE, Pamela171Whitestone FirstElected
LLEWELYN, Susan Patricia146Whitestone FirstElected
MILES, Tanya140Whitestone FirstElected
MUNRO, Deric Chapman69Retired
NETHERWAY, Belle Edythe Ismay107
PHILLIPS, Robin Stanley59
REED, Anthony Albert83Small Holder
THOM, Nicholas David195Whitestone FirstElected


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.


A large set of keys has been lost on the Whitestone/Tedburn road.

If you have found them, please leave a note or the keys in the Parish Hall Post box.

Thank you.


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


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 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.

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.


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