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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. 



POLLING STATION REVIEW

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013), we are required to undertake a statutory review of our Parliamentary polling districts and polling places. The Act also requires that we consult widely before reaching a decision on preferred polling district and polling place arrangements. In addition, the (Acting) Returning Officer for each constituency is required to submit his or her own proposals for future electoral arrangements.

The timetable for the review is shown below and we welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability on the current arrangement of polling districts and places. Comments are also welcome with regard to any issues contained within the Information Sheet. Additional views are also sought concerning the (Acting) Returning Officer’s representation (when published), or any other related matters.

In Teignbridge, a polling district, where possible, is normally an entire parish or ward of a parish. In the larger towns some parish wards may be split into separate polling districts to enable voters within a large parish or parish ward to be allocated to different polling stations. A polling place is the area in which a polling station will be selected by the (Acting) Returning Officer. The polling place is normally designated as the entire area of the parish so that the choice of polling station or stations is not restricted, as polling station locations may need to change if they become unavailable for a particular election.

Polling stations are chosen by the (Acting) Returning Officer and although they do not form part of this review, any comments on the designated polling stations for each area will be taken onto account as part of our on-going process to improve access to democracy at a local level.

The consultation period for this review will commence on Monday 5 August 2019 and end on Friday 6 September 2019.

Any person or organisation wishing to make a representation in respect of the arrangement of polling districts and polling places within the boundary of Teignbridge District Council; must write to: Mrs Cathy Ruelens, Polling District Review, Electoral Services Office, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX or by email to electoralservices@teignbridge.gov.uk by 6 September 2019.

You can find further information concerning the review on our website here Polling Station Review and this is where you will also find the relevant notices and information sheets which accompany it.

I would be grateful if you could print the attached Notice to display on your notice boards and perhaps provide a link to our review page from your own Council’s website to enable full access for your residents. I would also be grateful if you could forward this email to your Members so that they are aware the review is currently taking place, should they wish to contribute individually to it, or submit comments on behalf of your own Council.

Publication of notice and consultation document Friday 2 August 2019
Commencement of consultation Monday 5 August 2019
Publication of notice and consultation documentFriday 2 August 2019
Commencement of consultationMonday 5 August 2019
Closing date for representationsFriday 6 September 2019
Consideration of all representationsMonday 9 September to Friday 20 September 2019
Publication of draft Polling District Places OrderMonday 23 September 2019
Publication of draft schedule of polling stationsMonday 23 September 2019
Additional period for commentMonday 23 September 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019
Consideration of all commentsMonday 14 October 2019 to Friday 31 October 2019
Publication of any changes to draft OrderMonday 11 November 2019
Report to Full CouncilTuesday 19 November 2019
Completion of review and Publication of final Polling District Places OrderBy 31 January 2020



Defibrillator talk 2019


THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (ROAD FROM HEATH CROSS TO HIGHER HARE, WHITESTONE) ORDER 2019
TEMPORARY 40MPH SPEED LIMIT
NOTICE is hereby given that Devon County Council has made the above titled order.
From WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2019
for a maximum of 18 months
Anticipated Finish THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2019
Between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed at a speed greater than 40 miles per hour on the sections of Affected Roads when temporary traffic signing is in place.
Roads affected - ROAD FROM HEATH CROSS TO HIGHER HARE, WHITESTONE
THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE ROUTE.
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable -
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT REQUIRED FOR SAFE ACCESS TO UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES TO PROVIDE CABLE FOR A NEW FIBRE CONNECTION.
For additional information contact:
A PLANT LUX
Telephone: 03700 500972
Dated: WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2019



ADULT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
NOW INSTALLED

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.



RESULT OF ELECTION
WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL
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


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

info@whitestone-devon.org.uk