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Please Note:  Lee Moor Defibrillator

There is now a working defibrillator at Lee Moor. 

It is a newer unit and replaces temporarily our own unit which is irreparable.


Village Defibrillator Locations


Shaugh Prior Defibrillator is on the outside wall of the Shaugh Village Hall

Wotter Defibrillator is in the Red Telephone Box in Wotter Village.  (Near the Bus shelter)

Lee Moor Defibrillator is on the outside wall of the Lee Moor Village Hall.



Shaugh Prior Parish Council Meetings

The next parish council meeting will be held at Lee Moor Village Hall  on Wednesday 6th March 2024 @ 7:30pm.

If you have any queries or have any issues you would like the Parish Councillors to take up, please contact the Parish Clerk. scott.smy@shaughpriorparish.gov.uk


PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS

Have Your Say...Consultation now live on the current PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS

South Hams District Council have now launched the consultation on the current Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

for the consumption of alcohol in public places.  This consultation is to extend the existing PSPO.

Please have your say and encourage members of your community to look at the consultation.

https://alcoholinpublic.commonplace.is/

The existing PSPO's are: 

IVYBRIDGE:  

Public Highway (including all carriageways, footways and footpaths and open spaces): Fore Street (throughout), Marjorie Kelly Way (throughout), Leonards Road (throughout), Glanvilles Road, Glanvilles Mill, the area bounded by Leonards Road; Fore Street and Marjorie Kelly way. Playground off St. Johns Close. Woodlands Park. Victoria Park. MacAndrews Field. Filham Park. The underpass of the A38. Playing fields known as Erme Playing Fields. 

They also exist for Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Totnes.



Childcare support is expanding


The BBC is reporting today that the government is planning a cash incentive and a campaign to raise the profile of childcare workers in England, in efforts to recruit more staff.

The plans come ahead of the Government's extension of their childcare offer. From April, their current scheme will be gradually expanded so that by September 2025, working parents of all children over the age of nine months will be entitled to up to 30 hours a week funded childcare.

It's estimated that around an additional 5,430 children in Devon will require a funded childcare place by September as a result of the Government extension to the scheme.

The BBC report that, in England, 27,500 early years professionals will be needed to meet the expected rise in demand for places.

This week, we published a special edition of our newsletter to help you understand the changes and what support you might be eligible for. 

We're also running some online information sessions about how to access more early years funded childcare and other financial help. The details are at the bottom of our special edition newsletter.  

Don't miss our Childcare special edition newsletter


Mobile Boost Voucher Scheme Returning

From Projects Officer, Conservation an Communities.

The CDS (Connecting Devon and Somerset) Mobile Boost Scheme is returning to supply vouchers for equipment and installation costs to fit a booster to amplify 4G signal (if a weak signal available!) to allow 4G mobile reception indoors. It’s been very popular (although of course only for those that have at least some signal). Please share the information to encourage people to apply.

The Link is below:

Mobile Boost Voucher Scheme - a guide - Connecting Devon and Somerset

 



New Recycling Containers to South Hams Homes


Changes are coming to the recycling and food waste collection service in the South Hams

Waste Crew

What does this mean for residents?

The upcoming changes will mean that everyone is on the same service, using kerbside boxes, a white reusable sack and food waste caddy to present their recycling each week. Everyone will need to sort their waste into the correct containers.

Every single property in the South Hams will be affected. Residents might have a change to their recycling and black bin collection day, or the way they put out their waste and recycling on the kerbside.

Any collection day changes will be explained in the letter each household receives. Residents can check any possible changes to their collection day online on waste.southhams.gov.uk from 18th November.

We’re asking everyone to ensure that when they present cardboard for kerbside collection, it fits inside of their recycling box. We can’t currently collect any cardboard presented at the side of the box. 

We really appreciate everyone's support during these changes to the recycling and food waste collection service. Everyone's co-operation will make these changes as smooth and seamless as possible. 

Find out more by visiting our website: 
www.southhams.gov.uk/waste-service-changes






Devon Housing Commission - Have Your Say

Housing
                                                      Houses 

In July, we joined forces with other organisations across the county to form the Devon Housing Commission (DHC), a powerful voice to tackle the housing crisis.

The DHC, consisting of eleven local authorities, including the South Hams, has been created to conduct an in-depth analysis of the various local housing markets, social economics, and demographical changes across Devon to help influence significant housing and social policy change.

The Commission is currently running a short survey asking about the housing issues we face across the District, how to solve them and how the commission might be able to help.

On behalf of the Council, our Housing team has responded and highlighted all our challenges, but we ask that you also take this opportunity to have your say on the issues your communities face.

Find out more and take the survey online here.






Dartmoor mobile and broadband information request.


Dartmoor National Park Authority are supporting improvements to broadband and mobile phone services in the area.  David is the Projects Officer and is liaising with digital service providers.

He is working with several companies, and wishes to feedback information that shows these companies the difference between what areas they say have mobile coverage and good broadband - and reality.


He has provided a link (below) for the Signalchecker website, which takes you to a coverage map from each mobile phone company once you have entered the postcode.


Please give this a try and see how their actual signal agrees with the information given about coverage. 

David would be pleased to receive your comments about coverage in your area,  here is his contact email:  dboocock@dartmoor.gov.uk      Please include your postcode on the email.


Mobile Coverage Checker by postcode for all UK networks with one search | Signalchecker.co.uk

  "Thank you for your help with this important matter – there is a great will among the District and County Councils and ourselves to keep the pressure on the service providers to act upon their promises, so all information from communities across Dartmoor does really help to reinforce the message we give them. I plan to collate all the reports I get back with the reports we have had directly, so it will form a large piece of evidence to present to them".
 


Summer is here at last, long sunny days to explore Dartmoor and lots of opportunities to enjoy everything this beautiful National Park and the surrounding Devon countryside has to offer!






What's On

Keep an eye on our What’s On pages, there are so many things happening this summer! Food festivals, Shows, Guided Walks, Music Festivals, Arts Market, Picnic at The Park, Vineyard Tours, Zoo Days … 
WHAT'S ON


 
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Traveling to Dartmoor

Every year, we welcome visitors to Dartmoor National Park from all over the world and have road and public transport links all the way through to international airports and cross channel ferry terminals. We have bus and train connections and a number of bike friendly routes. If you are wondering how to get to Dartmoor, the answer really is, ‘How would you like to get here?’ Getting to Dartmoor is easier than you think. 
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Dartmoor ponies

They are a massive attraction for visitors coming to Dartmoor, you can read about them. 
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Go Exploring!
Merrivale Stone Rows

This is a fascinating place to enjoy a walk, a paddle and a picnic, with fantastic views in atmospheric surroundings. This popular site has several monuments as well as the stone rows, burial cairns, a stone circle and standing stones are also visible. You’ll be able to spot numerous hut circles adjacent to the road. 
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Visit Dartmoor Guide

This beautifully designed Visit Dartmoor guide has 64 linked pages of information and pictures to show you where to stay, what to do and where to eat whilst visiting and staying within this special National Park! 
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Map of Dartmoor

We’ve created this easy-to-use map to clearly show not just roads, parking and historical sites but also cycling and walking routes across Dartmoor. You can even find the famous tors and myths & legends locations! 
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Ivybridge Leisure Centre

Look below at the Holiday Special offers for unlimited Swimming

Download Holiday Offer details




School  Swimming  Lessons


New 1-2-1 Swim Lessons

 1-2-1 swimming lessons

 Learn to swim in a safe, friendly & fun environment

We are excited to launch specialist individual swimming lessons for children with specialist educational needs and disabilities. Working in partnership with Devon County Council.

We will develop their swimming ability and water confidence through fun and sensory activities. The block of 6 lessons will be for 30 minutes each week and meet the needs of each individual child with teachers who have had specialist training. There will be the opportunity for parents/guardians to discuss best practice on how to support their child when swimming recreationally.


Ivybridge Leisure Centre

Leonards Road, Ivybridge

Devon PL21 0SL

01752 896999

View further information and contact details



GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS IN THE SOUTH HAMS

What does this mean for residents?

The garden waste collection service ceased on 31 October 2022.

Residents are being sent further information, including how to sign up to the new paid subscription service, once it is available.

For those who decide to not sign up for the service, they can take their garden waste to all three recycling centres in the South Hams. Full details, including opening hours, are available online here: www.devon.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/centre


Alternatively, people can find out more on home composting possibilities here: www.recycledevon.org/in-the-garden/how-to-compost





COMMUNITY NEWS


Ivybridge Mobile Library Timetable for Shaugh Prior Parish 2023

Fridays: on Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, 31, Apr 28, May 26, June 23, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8


Wotter final stop: end of Trethewey Gdns.  Arrives 9.45     Departs 10:10

Shaugh Prior:       White Thorn Inn            Arrives 10:20   Departs 10:50

Lee Moor:             Lee Moor                      Arrives 11:05   Departs 11:35




Report It :

Can I remind residents that if you have issues relating to dog fouling, noise nuisance, missed bin collections, pot holes etc you can report it direct to SHDC direct through their ‘Report It’ facility on their website. You can report things as they occur without waiting for the next Parish Council meeting. Similarly, Parish Councillors can do this on behalf of residents by using the same facility.




Planting a Tree for the Parish

Funding for free trees was secured for the Parish, all the trees have been taken up and this has provd a huge success.

"A grant to support a tree planting project in the local area has been awarded to Shaugh Prior Parish Council from the South Hams District Council Climate Change and Biodiversity Locality Fund".

The £850 funding package went towards supplying native tree species to parish residents for planting in private gardens, fields or hedges. 

The tree planting project is being implemented by members of the Shaugh Prior Community Climate & Biodiversity Emergency Group. Everyone is welcome to get involved.

Tree planting is a highly positive and rewarding activity that people can take towards supporting nature, helping to offset carbon emissions, and improving their own wellbeing.



Citizens Advice  - Citizens Advice needs you!

Do you want to gain skills to go back into work, need a career change, or have some spare time and would like to make a difference?

 Citizens Advice South Hams urgently need people to help as either telephone assessors or client support volunteers. Full training is provided with either role, through a mixture of classroom learning, home learning and on-the-job training. 

To join the team email reception@southhamscab.org.uk or visit southhamscab.org.uk/get-involved.

below is the Link for further information:

Download further Volunteer information







Better Broadband - From South Hams District Council


Latest Broadband News from Devon County Council - March 2022

“Please find attached the latest broadband programme update from Connecting Devon & Somerset:


This briefing features news about the progress of roll-out contracts with Airband and Openreach, and the impact of storm disruption.

Plus the growing success of the Mobile Boost Scheme funded by the Heart of the South West LEP and the latest figures for gigabit vouchers issued in Devon.

click below...

Broadband Programme



Broadband Poster South Hams D.C.

Please register your interest at www.southhams.gov.uk/community-broadband





Community response to the climate emergency?

Background Information regarding the feasibility of a Wind Turbine project at Lee Moor can be found by using the following link:

Claypits Communication Update



Climate Action


Devon Energy Link

Devon Energy Collective CIC (DEC) is a not for profit community interest company set up by a network of community energy enterprises across Devon to help Devon transition to net zero by helping communities to respond to the climate emergency.


CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Help by joining the Climate Emergency Group

Devon County Council and South Hams District Council have declared a climate emergency and many local parishes are doing the same. Now it is the turn for the villages in Shaugh Prior Parish to join in.


A group has been formed which involves people who are interested in helping plan local activities which will help address the climate emergency.  Several ideas for community projects have been discussed, including Tree Planting, Hydro scheme at Shaugh Bridge, Links to Public Transport with Plymouth/Tavistock/Yelverton, Influencing Planning decisions on Dartmoor and South Hams, Design & Implement a community carbon baseline,  working to reduce waste and plastic use, and Biodiversity initiatives - wild flowers and bee friendly environments. Etc. etc.


We are looking for more people to join from all three villages and the outlying farms. It would be great to involve lots of young people of all ages.


so if you are interested please let one or both of us know by contacting us by email

Sue Burkill sue.burkill@shaughpriorparish.gov.uk or Vanessa Tyler  vanessa777.vt@gogglemail.com

Find out about your own carbon footprinthttps://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/ Devon County Council website https://www.devon.gov.uk/energyandclimatechange/ South Hams websitehttps://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/5525/South-Hams-Declares-Climate-Change-and-Biodiversity-Emergency- 





RURAL AFFAIRS - FUEL SAFETY MEASURES


Fuel Safety Measures


Ivybridge Mobile Library :  Village Stops and Times 2022

Dates: Calling on Fridays:

Jan 21.   Feb 18.  Mar 18.  Apr. 8   May 13.  June 10.   July 8.   Oct 28.   Aug 5.  Nov 25.  Sep 2 & 30th.

Village:

Shaugh Prior @ White Thorn    Arrive: 10:20   Depart: 10:50

Lee Moor   Arrive 11:05   Depart: 11:35






Woolwell to the George Road Improvements - Cllr Barrie Spencer.

Although the consultation period has gone, your comments and view will still be taken into account

Please respond and take advantage of getting your points across to Plymouth City Council


"As you are probably aware there has been much discussion in Plymouth about an improvement to the ‘Woolwell to the George’ road (A386).  This is one of the most congested roads in Plymouth and is renown for delays, traffic jams and the frustration of around 30,000 motor vehicle movements PER DAY!

 Plymouth has long discussed the upgrade and this is inextricably linked to the Barwood development of 2,000 homes in the western edge of my Ward.  The JLP has clearly identified the area as development land so I feel that it is not a question of if the development proceeds rather when.  With that in mind the my Woolwell Ward colleague and myself sought a meeting last week with the decision makers in Plymouth once we became aware of some consultation that they were carrying out.  The major problem was that they were only consulting within the Plymouth boundaries and Woolwell itself.  By their own admission they had failed to consider any wider consultation.

 The thrust of our meeting with PCC was this failure to consult on such a wide reaching subject; one that has such a critical impact on so many in the area.  The whole project will have implications to Shaugh Prior, Wotter, Lee Moor etc as well as Cornwood, Lutton and beyond.  It also has an effect on Tavistock, Crapstone, Buckland Monochorum and just about anywhere in the Plymouth Travel to Work Area.  It is clear that had this meeting not taken place there would have been no wider discussion.

 The traffic numbers mentioned in the literature are 30,000 vehicles per day.  This is going to increase substantially when the Barwood development is carried out.

 Now is your Parish’s chance to get involved.  I would even say that it is vital that you do so.  This is clearly important to us all.

 As a direct result of our intervention PCC have set up an email address for you to use.  The idea is that you can express your views, questions, concerns etc directly to PCC  and we have been assured that they will respond.  You can feedback using the methods indicated in the leaflets or you can communicate directly using:

transportprojects@plymouth.gov.uk

 It would be a great shame if we did not take maximum advantage of this opportunity especially since it has taken some considerable effort to secure the line of communication". 



Dartmoor National Park Authority - Planning


Due to a higher than normal volume of applications and business requests as people begin now to make home  improvements driven by the peak in the housing market, many simple inquiries can be answered on our FAQ page.

"If you have any questions please do look there first, and please encourage others to do the same. If you still need to contact us please be aware that mornings are normally our busiest time. You may find it easier to call us after the lunch period. We of course are keen to maintain communications with you around applications in your area, and appreciate your patience".



Shaugh Prior Village Hall

The Village Hall at Shaugh Prior now has its own new Website.

https://www.shaughpriorhall.co.uk

You can see what the hall can offer, check out the Gallery, view the Calendar, and make a booking.



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 - in the red Telephone Kiosk near new Bus Shelter in middle of village.

Shaugh Prior - on the wall of the Village Hall.

Lee Moor - on the wall of the Village Hall.

To Access Defibrillators

The Defibs in the three villages carry the access code on the front.  Enter this to take the defib to the patient.

You can ask a helper to fetch the Defibrillator.

If you know how to administer CPR, attend to the patient until the helper has returned with the Defibrillator.

When the Defibrillator arrives, open it and switch it on.  It will give very clear instructions on how to use it.

At no time leave the patient unattended until the emergency services arrive.





Please keep me informed

Devon County Council

Help available to pay for basic household essentials

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to put a huge financial strain on some people. Employment situations are changing rapidly and for some their income now no longer covers what they need, or they have lost their jobs completely.

Help is available. If you, or someone you know, is worrying about money and how to pay for basic household essentials, please apply for extra assistance through funding that we have made available via your district council's hardship fund.

To find out more about what support is available in Devon, including how to access local financial support, where to find foodbanks and community larders, free meals during the school holidays and what to do if you’re on a low income and need to self-isolate,  please visit our website.

We are continuing to work with district councils to ensure hardship support is available to vulnerable children and families in Devon this winter. And this week we pledged extra funding to ensure no child goes hungry.

 You can read the full story on our news centre. 



Please keep me informed







Free Courses
Skills Toolkit:

The Government has added a further four courses to The Skills Toolkit, which allows people to access free, high quality online courses in digital and numeracy whilst at home.


The new free courses are an introductory course from Microsoft on using Microsoft Outlook, an introduction to bookkeeping from the Open University and an introduction to finance from independent training provider Corndel, plus an advanced course on how computer networks operate from the Open University in collaboration with Cisco.


The Skills Toolkit is available to everyone and has a range of courses from introductory to more advanced levels. These are skills that are sought after for many types of jobs, with 82% of job vacancies requiring digital skills.


Explore free on-line courses




The Shaugh Prior Community Fund

This fund has been established to provide funding and support within the Parish.It is now available to Individuals who are facing Hardship and need that extra help.If you know anyone who could take advantage of this Fund please make the Parish Clerk aware

Pease email the Parish Clerk for further information and an Application Form.   scott.smy@shaughpriorparish.gov.uk



The Newnham Solar Fund

..is continuing to offer grants to Shaugh Prior groups and individuals. If any group is particularly effected by the current situation then they can apply for a grant on one of the forms which can be downloaded from the web link below:

If anyone wishes to discuss whether they might be eligible please ask them to contact Katie at admin@newnhamsolarfund.com or please contact Cllr Sue Burkill who will be happy to help.

 


Hardship Fund


'Over the last few years we have visited hundreds of householders to help them keep warm and healthy at home. We decided early on in Covid-19 that we were not prepared to endanger vulnerable people and stopped delivering face to face advice.


However, we are still able to provide almost entirely the same level of advice over the phone or by email.

Many more people may find themselves struggling to meet household bills or struggling to deal with unforeseen expenses and so the South Dartmoor Community Energy - Hardship Fund may be relevant to them'.


If you know anyone who needs our help, please encourage them to contact us on 0800 112 3044 or info@sdce.org.uk

and quote the Hardship Fund".


Or contact the Shaugh Prior Parish Clerk, scott.smy@sky.com or any Shaugh Parish Councillor who will give guidance on how to apply for the Hardship Fund










South Hams District Council

Reducing Isolation in older people across South Hams Community Companions

The new project known as Community Companions is focused on recruiting volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated withing their communities.  The Royal Voluntary Service provides all the support and training for the volunteers to facilitate such activity.

Please look at the attached information, and join the project of the support network and help our most isolated residents.  Below is the link...

Download the Community Companions Information







Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Policing team is consists of:

PS 15352  Ryan Canning (standing in for Sgt Rob Wilson who is away for 9 months).
Beat Managers:  PC Charlotte Mathers 11704 and PC Martin Perry 15860

PCSO Andy Potter 30540
PCSO Diana Summers 30318
PCSO Judith Serpell 30478

to report a non urgent crime visit www.dc.police.uk/reportcrime or the contact section of Devon and Cornwall Police website for more options – www.dc.police.uk/contact. You can complete an online crime report which is a quick and convenient alternative to calling 101. If you need information relating to a crime or have any other query please email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, alternatively you can call 101.

In an emergency always call 999.
Will 999 calls be answered?
Answering calls to the 999 number is a priority and we are making sure that we have additional resilience through training student officers to support our call handlers.  Please continue to dial 999 in all emergency situations.
 
What is the best way to contact the police at this busy time for non-emergencies?
If possible we would ask that you use the following options before dialling 101 at this busy time.
·  Click before you call – go online at devon-cornwall.police.uk/
·  Check if you can find the answer yourself on AskNed
·  Use the online crime reporting form
·  Webchat live with the 101 service (link to this facility at bottom right of Devon and Cornwall Police homepage)
·  Email the 101 service at 101@dc.police.uk
·  Calling 101 phone line
If you do need to call 101 about a non emergency, please be aware that it may take longer than normal to answer your call.  Perhaps consider calling at a quieter time of the day, like late evening if it is not time critical.
I have intelligence about a crime – who should I contact?
Please continue to contact the police on the details listed above.  If it is an emergency call 999 or for non emergencies use the online contact options where possible.  
You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
Report an injured or dead animal
Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society: 07873 587561

Please continue to contact the police on the details listed above.  If it is an emergency call 999 or for non emergencies use the online contact options where possible. 

You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


(Directdial: 07525617850

Email: diana.summers@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.co.uk

Ivybridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk


PCSO30318 Diana Summers

Fraud Advice ·Requests to move money: A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by. ·Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text Personal information: ·Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
Police ( Direct dial: 07595 011193) 
email police on 101@dc.police.uk