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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.


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

Trailer Drop Off Times for Whitestone
Tuesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Saturdays 11.45am - 12.30pm


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


With the necessary lock down to control the spread of Covid19, it has been found necessary to temporarily suspend the production of the Whitestone Parish Magazine.

As you are aware, all the clubs and societies have stopped meeting for the present, the Parish Hall and the Church are closed and the Parish Council have suspended all meetings. Their reports represented the bulk of items reported in the Magazine.

Additionally, it was felt that collecting the Magazine from the printers, dropping off copies to the local distributers and delivering the Magazine to our subscribers could be considered ‘unnecessary journeys’ under the present rules.

Thank you for your support in the past and we hope the temporary suspension is not too long.


Whitestone Parish Council are following advice sent out by the Government and Teignbridge District Council regarding Play Parks. As a result we will unfortunately have to close the Crossways Play Park until further notice.


STAWL Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf)


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.