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Free Defibrillator Training at Slapton Village Hall on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30pm

On Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30pm at Slapton Village Hall, South West Ambulance Service are kindly hosting a free training session on when and how to use the new automated village defibrillator (AED), which is now situated on the wall opposite the car park at the Queens Arms pub in Slapton.

Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book. So if you have every been concerned about what to do if faced with a medical emergency, or feel that you just need a refresher course, this is an ideal opportunity to find out the key steps to take to potentially save someones life.


Funding Agreed to Plan the Future for the Slapton Line A379 Road

SHDC have today announced that funding to plan the future of the Slapton Line in the event of further damaging storms has been secured by the Slapton Line Partnership (SLP).

The SLP are delighted to announce that funding has been secured from the Environment Agency, South Hams District Council (SHDC) and Devon County Council to allow for the recruitment of an Adaptation Manager.

The purpose of this new post will be to work closely with the community and the Partnership to help to ease traffic issues and to create positive changes to prepare for the future loss of the Slapton Line A379 road.

To read the full press release click here.

To see images of the damaged and repaired road after Storm Emma, click here.

HAVE YOUR SAY TO HELP SAVE OUR VILLAGE PUBLIC PHONE BOX! Reply by 15th October 2019!

Following an OFCOM report on 14 March 2006, British Telecom set out a directive to reform public call boxes including their complete removal unless there are valid reasons to retain.

Please HELP SAVE our village public phone box by sharing your views which will form part of a collective parish response.

All parish responses will go to the Secretary of State Culture, Media & Sport and BT prior to the consultation deadline of 20th October 2019, otherwise BT will assume there is no objection to its removal. The Council are therefore working to a fairly tight timelines and your prompt responses will be much appreciated.

To share your views, Click here to down load the feedback form and then return your completed form by 15th October 2019 by:

  • Handing in at the village shop who will pass onto the Parish Council by 16th October 2019.
  • Posting to the Parish Clerk at Southview, Slapton, TQ7 2PN or,
  • Scanning and emailing to slaptonclerk@gmail.com

Thank you for your help and support in this matter.

Julie Hinder
Chair, Slapton Parish Council.

Slapton All Stars - Free Bell Ringing Event for Children, Sunday 6th October 2019

Slapton All Stars are running a free event for children to have a go at bell ringing at Slapton Church.

The event will be held on Sunday 6th October from 3pm to 4pm. Please arrive in plenty of time and all children must be accompanied by an adult or carer throughout the session.

To book a place, call Julie Hinder on 01548 580900 or contact via facebook at @slaptonAll-Stars.


Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places -Comments required by 20-9-19

The Returning Officer’s proposals in connection with the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places have now been published.

Representations by electors, councillors, political parties and those who have expertise in disability access are invited to respond to the proposals, in writing by email elections@southhams.gov.uk , or addressed to the Returning Officer, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE by 20 September 2019.

There will be a further period for comment when draft orders are published in October - for further details go to https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/5541/Polling-District-Polling-Places-Review-

Below is a summary of the proposals by the Returning Officer for changes to polling stations. All others have no changes proposed to existing arrangements. The full document is attached which you should view to see the areas which you have an interest in.

Polling District Returning Officers Comments

Considerations for use of a Polling Station

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