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Latest Parish News and Information

Parish Defibrillators:

There are three Parish Defibrillators for medical emergencies.
Each village has one installed and they are checked and monitored regularly by our Parish Councillors.

Wotter - on the wall outside the Surgery in Wotter Village.  (Next to the old Methodist Hall)
Shaugh - on the wall of the Parish Hall
Lee Moor - on the wall of the Parish Hall.

Shaugh Prior Village Hall

Note : there will be NO COFFEE MORNING  ☕️  at Shaugh in August do the Refurbishment of Shaugh Prior Community Hall.

Shaugh Prior Parish Clerk  :  Change of E-mail address

Please Note that following recent changes in General Data Protection Regulations, the Parish Clerk's email address has changed.

It is now :

Shaugh Prior Parish Council Meeting -
The next meeting of the Parish Council is Wednesday 5th September, starts at 7.30pm.
at Shaugh Prior Hall.   Public Welcome

Broadband - Superfast : Fibre to the Premises

Are you experiencing difficulties with BT in placing orders for the above to your home?

We are compiling a list of names and details of residents who are experiencing problems, or being told they are not able to receive the Broadband at all.

Please e-mail your name, address, Tel. No. and e-mail address to:    or phone on   01752 729989

The list will then be passed through our Parish Council to a Broadband Representative who will be attending the next Parish Meeting.

(details above).  Please try and attend this meeting if you can, your difficulties will be listened to and noted.

Local Community News:

dates for diary:

BEETLE DRIVE - at Lee Moor Public Hall

On Friday 14th September at 7.30pm

A Fun Game for All the Family

"Highly Recommended"

ADULTS        £2:00

CHILDREN    £1:00


LEE MOOR -  Giant Jumble Sale  - 29th September '18.


The Mega Sale.. Saturday 29th September at 10.00am - 2:00pm
All Profits made to to Lee Moor Public Hall.

Please bring all your jumble down to the Hall on :

Wednesday 26th September between 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Friday 28th between 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Food and drinks available and the bar will be open 
As well as the Jumble Sale, there will be a variety of stalls:

Perfume stalls - Jewellery - Raffle - and loads more......

Raffle prizes would be much appreciated.

Shaugh Prior Apple Day!  -  October 20th

Activities through the day, in and around the Hall.  Bring your own apples for pressing.  In the evening there will be a Barn Dance and Pasty Supper.

Tickets for the evening event from  (David Compton, Chair Village Hall Committee)
Tickets from David Compton are £10.00.  Price includes the Pasty Supper (Vegetarian Option bookable at the time of ticket purchase).
7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.  The Band will be Amber Fire, with a Caller, and plenty of instruction for novices!!
Bar will be Open.


Please Note : the Recycling Bottle Bank is back at the Moorland Hotel.

It's behind the big brown fence just right of the front door.  The Community are very welcome to use it.
Access is available during the day but they would ask you not to use the bottle bank at night.  It is noisy, and there are two big dogs roaming that area at night!
So feel free to come and use it to recycle all your glass bottles.

Did you know that  Avon products can be order through Tish at the Hotel.

POST OFFICE - is all up and running well again on Monday and Thursday mornings in the lounge.
You can pay bills, withdraw cash, and use all the P.O facilities.

Restaurant:  the New Summer Menu is out now - call to book 01752 839228

Just one table left for Boxing Day Lunch at the Moorland Hotel. Can seat up to 4 guests max.
December Festive Menu running up until Christmas is out now and taking bookings.
Bookings now being taken for New Year's Eve dinner and disco.
Call us on 839 228 if you would like to make a reservation.

Plymouth News - Plymouth City Council...

Green light for congestion-busting new road

Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a major new road connecting the east and north of Plymouth have been given the go ahead by planners.

The Forder Valley Link Road will connect William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road.

It will mean drivers travelling between the east and north will be able to avoid the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 Tavistock Road.

This will reduce journey times and improve traffic flow, as well as help unlock new jobs and homes in the north of the city.

Find out more 

South Hams Looking to Improve Recycling Services

The South Hams has enjoyed a high recycling rate for some years and is currently second in the Devon ratings, however changes in legislation, rising market costs and decreases in the value of recycling material, make it more and more difficult to meet ever-changing needs without a change to our service.

Many other councils already enjoy a weekly collection of recycling materials from the kerbside. In order to improve our current service we need to increase the number of materials we collect from the kerbside weekly to include glass, textiles, plastic pots, tubs and trays and offer a weekly food waste collection service.

The Council is looking to align its service with our Devon neighbours to make sure we divert as much useful recycling material as possible from incineration. This means, a service will be designed which has the greatest environmental and cost benefits we can operationally achieve, and which is similar in design to that of other councils in the area.

By having a similar recycling and waste system across the county, it will make the service easier for residents if they move between authorities. It also helps us to benefit from economies of scale when selling recycling materials and helps the County Council to provide cost effective disposal routes.

The move to the Devon Aligned Service is likely to be in place by the end of September 2020 to allow time for changes to take place with the least disruption to residents.

A procurement project is also currently underway to look at testing our frontline services for recycling and waste, street and toilet cleaning in the market place.  This means a company could be contracted to deliver these services on behalf of South Hams District Council if they can offer better value for money and a better quality of service can be achieved.  The Council is doing this to improve both the cost and quality of services to householders.  

The South Hams District Council and West Devon District Council
Access to On-Line Services -
Council News

From 1st April the Council will no longer accept cash or cheque payments.
But you can still pay your Council Tax by cash or cheque at a local Post Office with a Pay Point.
Click on the following Link to see how the Council is going Cashless, and the ways to pay:
Our Cashless Council

The proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police.
by the commissioner........

Many of you will have seen in the news or online that Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police are looking into the possibility of merging to become one police force by 2020.
My team and I are out and about across our two counties, meeting lots of people and hearing your views about the proposal.

At the moment I am in listening mode - I'm waiting to hear exactly what a merger could deliver and whether the public would support it or not before I make a decision.

I am aware of the time and effort that can go into making a merger work and this one of my considerations in the decision.
I need to be sure that a merger would deliver a significant number of additional officers and a better service to our communities before I will support it.

I want to be absolutely clear that no decision has been made yet and your views will be vital in deciding if the proposal will go ahead.
This is why we want to hear from as many of you as possible so please make your voice heard by completing the online survey at
If you would like a paper copy please call my office on 01392 225555 to request a paper copy with a returns envelope.

This has become a growing concern in the area at present.
Those caught could face up to £5,000 in fines.
Please inform South Hams District Council if you find anyone fly-tipping or if you find any pockets of fly-tipping please report it straight away.

Shaugh Prior Parish Council Owl Fly Tipping Poster

Follow the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan Examination using the link below:

Joint Local Plan – Hearing Details -
you can now view the dates/venues for each session using the link below:

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council
All about the Joint Local Plan to become one Council.......

The Plan is now at EXAMINATION stage.  See Link above for dates and venues for each session.

What happens next?
Following the hearing sessions the examination will remain open until the Inspectors’ report is submitted to the Councils.

The Secretary of State would have the ultimate power to decide if the new Council is to be formed and over what period Council Tax should be equalised. If the proposal is approved, a review of the number of Councillors would be commenced by the Boundary Commission to determine the exact number of Councillors for the new Council.
The earliest the new Council would be formed is April 2020 with elections to the new Council in May 2020.

USE YOUR DEVICES TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL (South Ham and West Devon Councils).

Shaugh Prior Parish Council

South Hams and West Devon Councils remind us all that nearly everything you need to contact the council about can be done on a mobile phone or tablet using their websites.

"Our customers can now apply for benefits, pay their council tax, even send us pictures of their key documents as evidence, all with their phones. They no longer need to scan documents in or bring them to us at the council. Just take a picture and load them onto the forms, just like they would upload a picture to Facebook or Instagram."

"We want to make it as simple as possible for our customers to be able to send us information from the devices that they use everyday.

they do not need to phone or visit the council, just go on the internet on their mobile phones or tablets and use the council's websites."

So next time you want to contact the council, don't call the council, use your phone or tablet!  It will be like having the council in your pocket.

Shaugh Prior Parish Council Wolf Logo

Latest News - MAY '18

Wolf will be again supporting the Apple Celebration Day,  being organised by Shaugh Prior Recreational Hall.
It takes place 20th October 2018.

Wolf have also confirmed they would help financially with the purchase of a new defib at Wotter Surgery.
There has been a lot of concern due to the old one being temporarily out of action during the winter months.

Re-cladding of Processing Plant 

Elaine Budd reports there has been much work undertaken in preparing for the re-cladding of the plant, with a new high spec acoustic cladding treatment.  So the first steps begin with strengthening of the existing structure,  prior to the current exterior being replaced with the new panels.
This work itself should not result in increased noise levels.  Wolf will continue to monitor any impacts carefully.

Their newsletter is available for the community and can be found at:

History of Hemerdon Mine

The Project involving local historian Chris Robinson is still on-going and he has been overwhelmed by support he has been getting from the neighbourhood and local community.  Many meetings have taken place, including talks with local Cllr John McIver about Lee Moor, and with Cllr Sue Burkill and the parishioners.

Elaine Budd
Community Relations Manager


New - End of March published Document....
WOLF Document Prepared for the General Public  -
Noise and Vibration Management Plan - Summary (14 pages)
Can be found by clicking on this Link.

To all Land Owners, and House Owners of land adjacent to Shaugh Common

From Shaugh Prior Commoners' Association

This is a Reminder that it is your Legal Responsibility to keep Moorland Livestock out of your land.

So please check and keep your boundary walls and fences in good condition, and ensure you keep all gates closed if you don?t want uninvited guests.

We are sure you all know this, but we do have occasional problems!

Neighbourhood Watch  -  Wotter, Shaugh Prior and Lee Moor

Report an injured animal
Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society: 07873 587561

Shaugh Prior Parish Council Police logo a


July 2018

CRIMES: Total : 5

3rd July  Dangerous dog out of Control - Bickleigh Area - Voluntary control Order and words of advice given.

6th July Assault - Lee Moor - Investigation ongoing.

7th July Assault - Cadover Bridge, Wotter.
Victim will not support police enquiries.

8th July Common Assault - Cadover Bridge Wotter.
Victim will not support police enquiries.

29th June  Non Counting Action Fraud - Plympton
- 6th July No evidence to support Police enquiries - Case Filed.

Logs of Note:

1.   8th July report about cars parked in a single file down one side of Cadover making it impossible for two vehicles to pass at the same time.  Very difficult to police this as we will not be able to identify who owns which vehicles due to many families being in the area at the time.

2.   19th July report from member of public saying they were camping at Cadover (not allowed) when youths told them they weren’t allow to camp (good youths) before the youths rode bikes into the quarry (bad youths) before leaving again.

3.   22nd July at 02.30am motorbikes doing donuts between Wotter and Lee Moor – no vehicles registrations provided. No units free to attend. 

4.   22nd & 25th July reports of sheep on the road causing a highway disruption / could cause an accident! Area was open moorland road.

It was also report to the Police about youths jumping off the Cadover Bridge and the danger of on-coming Lorries, should the youths fall back into the road.

Police were not interested as there was no way of preventing the ‘tombstoning'.

To contact the Police... 

( Direct dial: 07595 011193   

* Email: / Ivybridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.ukPC 6350 TAMSYN DINGLEY

Alert....Dated 8th August.

We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of robbery which took place near a cash machine on the grounds of a supermarket in Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge.
The victim was approached by two men, one shoved the victim and removed the cash from the cash machine, no injury was caused.
This took place between 8:30 and 9pm on Tuesday 7 August 2018.
One man is described as black, reddish hair, 5 feet 8 inches in height, slight build, wearing a black top.
The other man is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches in height, wearing a black hooded top with the hood up.
If you have any information or have any CCTV in the area please phone 101 quoting crime CR/071811/18.
Thank you.

Lost Bike?

Has anyone lost a bike?  Pictured on Ivybridge Facebook page.
Any Information please contact Ivybridge station and pick up the phone by the front door.
Identification required if you think-it is yours!

Community Speedwatch Volunteers

On 13th July Speedwatch Volunteers recorded speeds locally of 38, 39, 45, 37 and 40 mph in 30 mph zone.

Protect Yourself

Your bank or the police will never:
- Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password.
- Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping, or send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.


Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic
Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you’ve been a victim of fraud 


Stay in control
If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information.


For more information about how to protect yourself online visit