Children at Whitestone sign

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.


The 2022 minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting can be viewed on this website by clicking:


2022 Teignbridge Recycling Calendar

The 2022 calendar dates for Teignbridge waste and recycling can be downloaded from:
Clink here: 2022 Recycling Calendar.

You'll have to enter your postcode to get your customised calendar.



Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) is delighted to announce the start of its new community based carbon-cutting project designed to promote activities within Teignbridge that can actively help people reduce their carbon footprint.

Peta Howell appointed as project coordinator

ACT has appointed Peta Howell to coordinate this project and recruit volunteer Carbon Cutters, as well as collaborate with other climate groups in Teignbridge to create a hub of information and share ideas and initiatives. There has already been a lot of interest in this project from existing climate groups and local people with lots of great, imaginative carbon- cutting plans.

Links with community groups

Peta says, “I hope to forge good relationships with existing community groups and work alongside them to promote interesting activities that can help Teignbridge get a step closer to being carbon neutral. I see this as a unique opportunity for us all to learn from each other, create a hub of information and events, and create a partnership on some really exciting projects. I am also keen to hear about existing initiatives already in place, and to help promote them in whatever way I can.”

Can you cut it as a carbon cutter?

Peta is keen to recruit enthusiastic, creative, and self-motivated community-based volunteers to become ‘Carbon Cutters’ and inspire and empower their local communities to reduce their carbon footprint through a variety of interesting projects. You do not need to have any experience, just a passion for the planet, an interest in community collaboration and enthusiasm for cutting carbon emissions.

These projects could include helping people to reduce their fuel bills, organising a tool and gadget bank or share scheme, organising a clothes swap or setting up a community larder. The possibilities are endless. We are excited to get started and engage with others on their thoughts and ideas by working together.

The project has been made possible thanks to Teignbridge District Councillors Alison Foden, Colin Parker, and Andrew Swain with support from Newton Abbot Town Council who have worked hard to secure funding for the next 6 months.

Get in touch!

If you think you can cut it as a carbon-cutter, please get in touch with Peta by emailing her at

For more information on ACT and its vision for a carbon neutral and sustainable Teignbridge, its website is


I have received the information below about changes which will affect residents in our area, if they use a van to go to the recycling centres in Exeter. I'm sharing for information, so please do let others know. The new permit, which is free, allows 12 visits a year to the recycling centres for private van owners. Details below....

"From Monday 4th April 2022 a van permit system will come into force at Exton Road and Pinbrook Road HWRCs. The HWRC van permit system will require DCC residents with privately registered panel vans (both small and large van size) or flat-bed vans to apply free of charge for a permit in order to access the two sites. The van must comply with the vehicle restrictions policy. The van permit system replaces the existing van booking system

From 1st March 2022 DCC residents can start to apply for their free van permit online or via a postal application. The permit will allow for 12 visits per year. Permits will only be issued to vans registered to individual residents and not to vehicles registered to companies/businesses.

Cars, pick-ups, bicycles, motorcycles, fully-fitted campervans and minibuses, mobility type vans designed to carry people in wheelchairs, van-based people carriers/family type vans (with factory/professionally fitted seats and windows in the rear for carrying passengers) will not require a permit. Vans hired to a householder from a legitimate hire company (for a hire period of less than 3 days) will also not require a permit, providing that the hire agreement is shown to site staff. Those vehicles which do not require a permit must still comply with the vehicle restrictions policy.

Residents can apply for a permit and view all the information (including the terms and conditions) on the van permit scheme webpage on our website (which will go live on 1st March). Alternatively, residents can call the Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1010 for further information. "

Alan Connett


Well we did it!

Coast to coast in 7 days, what an adventure. We slept in a wide variety of places, a tent, a barn, a pub, a field and even a luxury horsebox! Ended up walking over 120 miles, with all our kit in rucksacks.

  As we all know, Devon is a beautiful place and the two moors way is a brilliant way to see it. People were very kind to us on the route, with refreshments and accommodation. Hopefully we can tell everyone about our walk at a future social club.

The fundraising has gone very well, with lots of generous donations from the village, Tabby has already exceeded her target of £500 to help St Catherine's church roof and Young Devon.

We have kept the Just giving page open in case anyone else wishes to support these worthy causes, go to the  just giving website and search for twomoorswaytabby. You can also donate at The Old Forge.

Thank you,
Nick and Tabby Thom

Click here for some stunning photographs


Parish Council Objection   April 2021   (.PDF - 4 pages)

Objection to Redhills Planning Application (.pdf)

***URGENT*** Please read the response from Whitestone Parish Council to the planning application at Redhills Exwick under Exeter City Council 20/1380/OUT. We want to encourage all residents of Whitestone to write in with their objections before the expiry of the public consultation which is soon.
What can you do?
If you feel you want to make comment, regardless of your viewpoint you can do this is a number of ways.
If you have already commented, you may want to add an addendum following the additional submissions.

1. On the Exeter Planning Portal to find out more and also make comment:
Google: Exeter City planning > Find Planning Application> Scroll down to ‘Start’>insert 20/1380/OUT into keyword frame & click Search .This will bring up basic details. At the top are Comments – Documents etc. Click Comments to register (name, address, and email) and then you can write your comments. Click Documents to find the huge amount of Planning documents including Visual Plans.... OR

2. Write an email to the Planning Officer: You may need to include your name/address etc, but personal details will be removed when entered onto the Planning site. Remember the Planning ref. No 20/1380/OUT .... OR

3. Write a letter to Planning Services:
Planning Services, Exeter City Council, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JN
Please include the Planning Reference No. 20/1380/OUT

Cllr Tanya Miles.


New Trailer Drop Off Times for Whitestone
Tuesdays 2.00pm - 2.30pm
Saturdays 12.15am - 12.45pm


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 provide a portable adult defibrillator stored in an outdoor cabinet 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: DC0620 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.