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"Inhabits fast flowing upland streams"
The Birdwatcher's Key, Bob Scott and Don Forrest


Diptford Community Website
Welcome


We are a small village in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the foothills of Dartmoor. To read a summary of what our village has to offer please click here or use "Quick choice" below.

Please use the buttons at the top of the page to find what you are looking for or follow the links below.

We have a post office which is open several mornings a week and a Parish magazine which comes out every month keeping residents up to date.

A neighbouring village, Avonwick, has a general shop which delivers around our village. Local business page.

This site will tell residents and visitors what is happening in the community and some village organisations have their own websites which will give more details.




REVISED HOUSING PROPOSALS
LAND OPPOSITE WHEAT PARK, DIPTFORD

Jameson Homes will be holding a community engagement event

in the Village Hall

on Friday 8th December 2017

between 4.00pm and 7.00pm

for residents to view and comment upon revised housing proposals prior to formal planning submission.

Please do attend for a chance to ask questions, have any queries answered and register your opinions.




     
*** THE DIPTFORD CHRISTMAS POST ***
     
  Val & John Haddy have kindly agreed to accept Christmas Post again this year, so please leave your cards in the box provided in the Porch at School House – next to Diptford School. The Box will be at School House from Friday 1st December to Monday 11th December, the latter is the Closing date. The young and the young of heart people of the Parish will be our Postmen, and we are grateful to them for their help. It would greatly assist our sorters and ‘postmen’ if you could ensure that you put Surnames and Addresses on your envelopes!  
  For the information of people newer to the Village, you are all welcome to use this FREE service but ONLY for cards WITHIN the boundary of Diptford Parish ie NOT on the North Huish side of the River Avon please.  
  



New Mission Info for Diptford and surrounding communities .

The Three Rivers Mission Community have set up a new website detailing activities in the area;
    there is a link on the Church page.

Diptford Parochial Primary School

Diptford School has its own website ..........here




Although we have given contact names we do not list Email addresses on this site apart from businesses.
These are often available in the Parish Magazine.




Diptford Parish Clerk

PLEASE NOTE:   Phone number for our Parish Clerk
Zoe Oldman 01752 873446.




NEW Parish Council Website.

The Parish Council now have their own website, and the 'Parish Council' button above now links to it.
All Parish Council matters are now handled on the Parish Council Website.

Next Parish Council Meeting (December) Tues 6th December at 7.30pm




New Mission Info for Diptford and surrounding communities .

The Three Rivers Mission Community have set up a new website detailing activities in the area;
    there is a link on the Church page.




VILLAGE POLICE CONTACT

NEW POLICE CONTACTS

Contact details of the Inspector and Sergeant responsible for the area.

 Sector Inspector for the South Hams - Chris Tapley
 He is based at Totnes Police Station.

 Neighbourhood Team Leader - Sgt 6643 Tim Perrin
 Also based at Totnes Police Station and responsible for the 3 wards of Totnes – Totnes Town, Totnes East and Totnes West.
Diptford falls into Totnes West.

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Post: Sergeant 6643 Tim Perrin
Neighbourhood Team Leader
Totnes Police Station
Ashburton Road
Totnes
TQ9 5JY




DIPTFORD ADVENT FAYRE 2017

25TH NOVEMBER

11am - 2pm

DIPTFORD PARISH HALL

DetailsADVENT FAYRE


THEFT THROUGH PHONE OR EMAIL SCAM

This has happened to one of our residents.

BE VERY CAREFUL
DON'T GET CAUGHT
JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN IF IN ANY DOUBT AT ALL
For more information click this picture

Poster

THERE ARE MAJOR SCAMS IN EMAILS TOO
IF ANY DOUBT DO NOT OPEN JUST DELETE

There are a growing number of scams being reported, using phone calls, Emails, text messages (SMS) and web sites. These all have one or more of these aims:- 1) To get you to give them your phone number or Email address, which at the very least will be sold to get you lots of scam phone calls and/or emails. 2) To obtain money from you by fraud. 3) To obtain personal information which can be used to obtain money from you or 'steal' your identity, which can be VERY serious.

NEVER GIVE ANY PERSONAL DETAILS IN A PHONE CALL OR EMAIL

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NHW Logo DIPTFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
The Newly revamped Neighbourhood Watch Team are on the lookout for reports of suspicious activities and local crime in the Diptford Parish area, in support of the local Constabulary.

If you have any local crime concerns please contact Diptford NHW head coordinator, Geoffrey Hyde on 01364 73165. More Information in the Parish Magazine and by clicking on the link below including a full list of your Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.

The Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators have also given permission for us to give a list of their phone numbers here so that residents who are worried by phone or Email contacts they have received can contact them for help.


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Diptford Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators

Geoffrey Hyde01364 73165
Coordinator Nancy Hill01548 821272
Jeni Parr821314
Sue Franklin821348
Sue Lucas821771
Ruth Parker Davidson821529
Simon Harrington821324
Chris Peach821568

More information



SuperFAST Broadband in Diptford

BT Openreach have completed the fibre installation to the cabinet in the village (by the school) and BT and other ISP's are accepting orders for upgrades. (Up to 38Mbs or 76Mbs).

It is worth noting that most ISPs offer an Upto 17Mbs at lower prices.
However, please note that most of the schemes will lock you in to 12 or 18 month contract so it is important to get the right package for you.



RECENT INFORMATION
FROM
CONNECTING DEVON AND SOMERSET

Phase 2 Procurement

In July Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership (CDS) issued its open tender to extend the superfast broadband scheme in phase two. £39.5m of public sector investment will deliver Next Generation Access broadband services (a minimum of 30 Mbps) and ultrafast broadband (of speeds greater than 100 Mbps) to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Devon and Somerset in predominantly rural areas. The overall investment figure is anticipated to rise as successful tenderers will be expected to provide further capital investment in the programme. Potential suppliers will set out their plan to connect as many people as possible for the available budget by the end of 2017, and CDS will have confirmed a contract and plan by the end of this year. Divided into six bidding lots to encourage greater competition from a broader range of providers and technologies, the phase two intervention area is comprised of premises that have received no superfast Next Generation Access under phase one, are outside of central urban areas that CDS are encouraging to be served by the market, and have not been identified in the OMR as part of a private commercial rollout. The tax-payer subsidised CDS programme has focused phase two on rural areas and as such provided contractual incentive to suppliers to deliver step changes in speeds; benefitting those who need it most. This second phase builds on the success of phase one of the publically-funded CDS programme and comes after our milestone announcement connecting a quarter of a million premises to superfast broadband. This means CDS remains well on track to meet its target of connecting around 275,000 premises to superfast broadband by the end of 2016, as agreed with the Government.

National Parks

The new tender builds on the phase two National Parks programme already underway in our most difficult to reach areas of Dartmoor and Exmoor. CDS will have by the end of 2016 delivered superfast speeds to around 5,800 premises across the moors, boosting the rural economy. Airband Community Ltd, the wireless broadband contractor for Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, have concluded their network testing on Dartmoor and have begun to roll out the service to selected communities on an incremental basis. The build on Dartmoor is expected to be complete by the early autumn. Meanwhile on Exmoor the network is being installed and we hope to be able to announce the first connections there in the early autumn.

Voucher Scheme

The CDS Broadband Voucher Scheme, which provides anyone with a broadband speed of less than 2 Mbps with a voucher for £500 towards the cost of a new broadband connection, has received in excess of 2,000 applications. Of these over 1,500 have been approved and the first installations have already been completed. 13 suppliers have joined the scheme with more in the pipeline. Further details can be found on the CDS website at:
http://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/cds-broadband-voucher-scheme/

We would appreciate it if you could publish this update online or in parish noticeboards to ensure as many communities as possible are informed.

The CDS team





PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS
Hundreds of communities to be equipped with lifesaving defibrillators and  CPR skills. The British  Heart foundation and the department of health are encouraging organisations in the South West to help make their communities safer as they launch a £1 million partnership to make public access defibrillators and CPR training more widely available across the area. In places where CR and defibrillator awareness is widely taught, high survival rates have been reported. The BHF will now welcome applications for public access defibrillators from South West Organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and commercial organisations.
Simply visit
www.bhf.org.uk/defibsdh
to find out more.




LOCAL NHS has a Patient Advice and Complaints Team

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG) patient advice and complaints team is a service to provide patients, carers, family members, the public and staff with help, advice and support with concerns or comments relating to NHS services. The team provides free and confidential help to investigate and resolve problems as they happen and aim to do this as quickly as possible.

You can contact them:
Phone:  01392 267665   or   0300 123 1672
Text:   07789 741099




DIPTFORD - SCHOOL ACADEMY

Our school is to become an academy together with the other schools it is linked to.
details


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"SUSTAINABLE SATURDAYS"
Saturday Markets in Ugborough & Ermington

Ugborough & Ermington hold markets on alternate Saturdays where you can buy home grown/produced goods.
Follow the Ermington website link


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DIPTFORD COMMUNITY FUND

Diptford Community Fund is a community benefit fund set up for Diptford as a result of the Coombeshead Solar Farm.

More Fund Details


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DIPTFORD POLICE SURGERY

Held in village square outside the Rising Sun
8.30-9.30am on first and third Mondays of the month.

Come along and meet your local Police.


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Memories of our village.

DIPTFORD PAST
A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES FROM PEOPLE OF DIPTFORD

by Christine Scott

Christine has put together a collection of the experiences and memories of people from the village past and present


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WHO'S WHO IN OUR VILLAGE

Who's Who 


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DIPTFORD PARISH MAGAZINE

The Parish publishes a magazine every month covering matters of local interest. Annual Subscriptions for the "Parish News" are now due. Parish Mag Subs £5 a year or 60p a copy.
details


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PARISH HALL CHARGES

We want to make the Hall Charges easily available so,
for details: Hall Charges


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OIL CONSORTIUM

Get best price oil:
Details


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HIGHWAYS MATTERS

To report highways matters - potholes etc - telephone Area South Highways Management on 0845 155 1004.
You can also report any difficulties on the Devon County website:
www.devon.gov.uk

IS YOUR ROAD FLOODED? REPORT it at this link https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/ - or call DCC Highways on 0345 155 1004 [You can also report Blocked Drains, Fallen Trees, Debris and Obstructions, Potholes etc]

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A FLOOD:
YOUR GUIDE TO WHO YOU SHOULD CALL

If it is an emergency and there is danger to life as a result of flooding CALL 999; don't hesitate.


To report flooding of the highway and blocked drains contact Devon County Council’s Highway Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004 or visit the Flooding and Drainage pages. [Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.
For emergencies outside of these hours call 01392 383329].

To report FLOODING FROM SEWERS AND WATER PIPES contact South West Water on 0844 346 2020 (24 hours service).

For advice and enquiries about flood warnings contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188 (24 hours service).

For general queries about Main River or flooding from the sea contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or 0345 988 1188 or visit www.gov.uk/environment-agency.

In the first instance of local flooding and for sandbag requests contact your local District or Parish Council Flood Warden to determine the availability of sandbags in your area. South Hams District Council has further information on its local sandbag policies.

HOW TO CONTACT DCC For all other flooding enquiries contact the Devon County Council Flood Risk Management Team on 0345 155 1015 or email floodrisk@devon.gov.uk.
Flood Risk Management
AB3 Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD

Emergency Contact information

South Hams District Council's Community Safety and Emergency Planning Officer, Peter Dale, has sent the Parish Council a link to a Devon County Council web page giving a large variety of contact information useful in many different kinds of emergencies.
Emergency Contact Information   (opens in new page).

We hope you won't need it, but if you do that you find it useful.


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COMMUNITY INFORMATION - FLOODLINE NUMBER

Now 0345 988 1188


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ROAD CONDITIONS AND PHONE NUMBERS

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The condition of our rural roads are causing concern with the heavy rain and inadequacy of road maintenance.

If you become aware of any road maintenance issues - localised flooding or potholes please report them by phone immediately.
Phone number to use:-

0845 155 1004
This is also the number to use to report street lights not working.

You can also report any difficulties on the Devon County website:
www.devon.gov.uk
Opens in a new page.




Quick choice:

VILLAGE FACILITIES INTEREST GROUPS
ChurchComputer Club 
SchoolBell ringers 
Parish HallDiptford Arms 
Post OfficeBaby & Toddler Group 
Playing Field  Diptford Pre-school 
Parish MagazineDiptford Horticultural Show 
Mobile LibraryDiptford Sunday Club 
 History Society - not meeting 
 Horse Show
 Short Mat Bowls
 S.M.A.S.H.
 Vintage Farm Machinery
 Womens Institute








Currently we get most of the information from the Parish Magazine which means putting all the updates in when it is published.

If people can let us know when they have information to put on to the website, or, just as importantly, take off the site when it is no longer relevant, we can give a better service.

Please contact us, either by Email through the site or by phone:
Jane or Peter Gillett 01548 821686

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