Welcome to the Whitestone Devon website 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.
WHITESTONE PLAY PARK IS OPENING
The Whitestone Play Park will be open on Saturday 18th July from 1-4pm.
The equipment will be sanitised before and after the session but please bring your own hand sanitiser for frequent use during the session. Numbers may be restricted within the park.
The park will be open again on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th from 1-4pm with the same system. It is hoped that full opening can commence as soon as possible.
Whitestone Parish Council.
POSSIBLE DELAY IN HALSFORDWOOD LANE
Just to let everyone know, a tree with ash dieback in a Trillow hedgerow in Halsfordwood Lane is being felled on Thursday 16th July. The tree surgeon will be doing this work from 8.30 am and expects to be there most of the day. He will let cars pass, but there may be a delay while he moves his vehicle and machinery out of the way for them.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
CONSULTANTS REPORT - LANDFILLSTAWL Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf)
TEIGNBRIDGE PLANNING REVIEW
WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE
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.
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WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2020 & NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCESS
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the year ended 31st March 2020 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to Mrs Patricia Vaughan (Clerk to the Council) from 15th June 2020 to 24th July 2020.
For details of the unaudited accounts and the public access requirements, please click to the COUNCIL pages and select the link to the PDF copy of the full document.
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.
MILK ON THE MOOVE
Trailer Drop Off Times for Whitestone
Tuesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Saturdays 11.45am - 12.30pm
KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID19 PANDEMIC
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
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 email@example.com
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
WHITESTONE PARISH MAGAZINE SUSPENDED
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.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOUR IN WHITESTONE?
If you have a new neighbour, please contact Pam Lee on 01392 811579 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR NOW ACCESSIBLE AT ANY TIME
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.