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Shaugh Prior Parish Council

Local Parish News and Information

Please Note that Lee Moor Defibrillator is temporarily out of action.

The nearest one is in Wotter village, in the Red Telephone Kiosk by the bust stop.

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 meeting will be held at Lee Moor Public Hall  on Wednesday1st February  2023 @ 7:30pm

you have any queries or have any issues you would like the Parish Councillors to take up, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Download Co-option Poster


9th January 2023

Parish Clerk:

Mr Scott Smy 57 Priory Close Ivybridge Devon PL21 9JG

01752 698305


We now have a seat on the Parish Council that can be filled by Co-option.

If you would like to have a greater say on local issues that impact upon you and your neighbours, and truly want to make a difference, then why not consider applying?

For further details please contact the Parish Clerk using the email address below:



Tungsten Mine Update  - 14th January

Further to the following poster, the EA have approved an extension of the consultation period to 31st January.

SPPC with Sparkwell PC, are requesting a public meeting.  However if this is not forthcoming please see below where you can direct your responses.

"We have agreed to extend the consultation period until the 31 January 2023.  Responses can be submitted via our consultation website until Monday 16 January 2023.  All responses made after the 16 January should be sent direct to the Permitting Officer:

If you have questions regarding this, please reply to this email.  For all comments or questions specifically regarding the permit application, please contact"

Changes in the Plymouth City Bus Services

On the 30th January 2023, Plymouth Citybus we be making minor changes to the 59 service (Lee Moor – Plymouth) to enable them to serve Merafield.  To achieve this they will withdraw their commercial extension of the service to Derriford Hospital.


Plymouth Citybus are also making timetable changes on the 13th February 2023 to the services listed below, in order to allow one of the buses to revert to a larger bus and overcome overloading problems on some service 98 journeys.


55 (Milton Combe – Yelverton – Tavistock). Several journeys are re-timed. The first two journeys will no longer serve Milton Combe village, turning at the turning circle instead. The 18:25 journey from Yelverton is withdrawn.


56 (Dousland – Yelverton – Tavistock). Several journeys are re-timed.


98 (Yelverton – Princetown – Postbridge – Tavistock). Several journeys are re-timed. An additional journey from Tavistock to Princetown and return replaces an existing journey from Tavistock to Greenlands.

Please see below a list of bus service changes that will take place from 3rd January 2023

Stagecoach Service 346 (South Molton to Tiverton)

An additional journey will operate Monday to Friday (College Days Only) from Tiverton Bus Station at 1810 to Witheridge, arriving at 1835. 

This additional journey is designed to provide additional journey opportunities for workers and students returning from Exeter College.    This journey is supported by DCC.



Stagecoach Service 87/87A (Tavistock via Bere Ferrers and Bere Alston)

Monday to Friday journey from Bere Alston at 1855 will now depart at 1905, which is designed to provide an improved connection with the rail service. 


Stagecoach Service GOLD (Plymouth to Paignton via Totnes)

Monday to Friday journey from Totnes to Plymouth at 0635 will depart 10 minutes earlier at 0625 to improve reliability and punctuality.

Monday to Friday journey from Plymouth to Paignton at 0740 will depart 5 minutes earlier at 0735 to ensure an on-time arrival at KEVICS.

There are some other very minor changes to departure times Monday to Friday daytime journeys and passengers are advised to check the new timetable before travelling. 


ROAD CLOSURES AT SHAUGH PRIOR - early December onwards

BNE are working on behalf of Openreach to provide Superfast Broadband to the area. In order to carry out the works safely, we require a road closure.

We will be closing the following roads within the next 6-12 weeks ):






The roads will be closed for up to 6 weeks in December, Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00hrs.

Access for residents, businesses and emergency services will be maintained.


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


What does this mean for residents?

The garden waste collection service as it exists now will cease on 31 October.

In the coming days, residents will be sent a letter with 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:

Alternatively, people can find out more on home composting possibilities here:

We want to hear from you on the waste and recycling service

Ahead of the South Hams' waste and recycling service  coming back in-house to be run by the Council again from 3 October, we want to hear from Towns and Parishes about problems that residents have experienced in your areas.

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2 November 2022

South Hams garden waste subscriptions are now live

Garden Waste Tree

Residents of the South Hams can now sign up for the new chargeable fortnightly garden waste subscription service.

Anyone living in the district can sign up for the service; subscriptions went live on 1 November. An annual £49 subscription covers collections for one brown wheelie bin, with a maximum of two subscriptions for two bins per household.

Collections will begin in March 2023. Residents wanting to get their first collection in March will need to have signed up to the service by 22 January 2023. This is so Council staff have enough time to create the collection rounds and get everything ready ahead of launch.

If you don’t sign up by 22 January, you’ll still be able to sign up, but your first collection will happen at a later date.

How do I sign up?

Residents can sign up to the service in two ways:

  • The quickest and easiest way to sign up is on our website: - The website is also full of information and useful FAQs on the service.
  • Alternatively, call us:
    You can call us on 01803 861234. We expect phone lines to be very busy, so there may be a wait.

What can I do with my garden waste if I don't want to sign up?

lawn mower

Those who decide not to sign up for the service can still take their garden waste to all three recycling centres in the South Hams. Full details, including opening hours, are available online here: South Hams Recycling Centres 

Alternatively, people can find out more on home composting possibilities here:Recycle Devon - How to Compost  

What do I do with my brown bin if I don't want to sign up?

Residents can keep their garden waste wheelie bin even if they choose not to subsc