Slapton Community Support Group

Slapton Community Support Group is an official committee of Slapton Parish Council - providing support resources, news and updates for the community and other local interest groups on its work including:

  1. Climate Change: Bio-diversity, reducing the carbon footprint of the parish 
  2. Supporting the adaptation to a changing world: Broadband, A379, Electrification (Houses converting to Electricity power via solar panels, heat pumps, green energy suppliers, hydro-electricity), de-carbonisation,Tourism, Neighbourhood Plan.
  3. Community development and well-being: Community surveys, engagement, volunteering, events, undertaken by volunteers and/or cllrs under the PC brand/ IOC data processing licence and will underpin the work of the CSG to ensure truly community led.
  4. Crisis management and support: Health and Pandemics, Food Bank collection point, Snow, Fire, flood and road closures

The CSG Committee meets quarterly at the Village Hall and holds remote working group project meetings every month on MS Teams. 

The CSG Group welcomes all parishioners with an interest in any of the above topics who wish to contribute their time and/or skills as non-Cllr parishioner volunteers. Please get in touch for an informal chat by emailing:  clerk@slaptonparish.co.uk or calling 01548 312090. (All calls to the CSG helpline from UK landlines and mobiles are charged at the normal call rates applied by your service provider. Please check your current tariff for current prices).  You can also download the application form by clicking here.

The CSG is also interested in working alongside other local support groups and charities with a special interest in the these topics and please get in touch by the contact details above.

You can also find out about South Hams climate change and biodiversity emergency response and strategy.

LATEST PC, DCC and SHDC NEWS and FREE UPCOMING SEMINARS and EVENTS

1. The Queens Platinum Jubilee Parish Celebrations - Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th June 2022. Book your complimentary place at the Village Queens Platinum Jubilee Events by 5th May 2022

The Slapton Community Support Group (CSG) and an army of parishioner volunteers are currently busy working hard to make sure all arrangements are in place to deliver a programme of community events to celebrate The Queens Platinum Jubilee over the extended bank holiday weekend in June.

All parishioners and their families and friends are invited to come along and join in with the following events which are kindly sponsored by a community grant from The Slapton Parish Community Shop to mark this special occasion. Click here to print the Slapton Platinum Jubilee events programme.

  • Thursday 2nd June at 9.15pm - National Beacon Lighting Ceremony. Gather by the beach monument to watch the lighting of the beacon bonfire. Bring a flask and jumper!
  • Friday 3rd June, 2pm to 4pm - Residents Complimentary Afternoon Cream. Catch up with friends at the Village Hall. Free Parking.
  • Saturday 4th June - Residents Complimentary Village Party and BBQ at the Village Hall and car park. Beef or veggie burger and drinks available to purchase. Free parking.

The weekend of celebrations will also include:

  • A BIG RAFFLE with amazing prizes - (Tickets £2 from the Queens Arms Pub and at the events).
  • Scarecrow Trail with prizes - (Watch out for posters on how to get involved).
  • Dress the village - All parishioners are invited to decorate their homes with Jubilee bunting and a door wreath. (wreath making event in May, watch for posters).

Book your place by 5th May, spaces limited.

Booking forms are being delivered by volunteers to all households and 2nd Homes across the parish over the Easter Weekend. Spaces are limited and so please book your place by 5th May latest by posting your booking form into the letter box on the Village Hall railings.

If you have not received a booking form click here to download and print.

Slapton Village Hall Post Box
Queens Platinum Jubilee - Post box for booking forms on the village hall railings

Any profits from the sale of raffle tickets and catering will be donated to Devon Air Ambulance Trust and South West Ambulance Service (SWAST - First Responders). Official Charity donation buckets will be at all events so do bring along any spare loose change.

To more about what other commemorations are planned in the parish click here.

2. Have-A-Go Dog Agility - Great fun and socialisation for your dog. Held on Occasional Sundays* from 10.00am - 11.00am at Slapton Village Recreation Field. FREE to take part. Please WALK up if you are able - only 2 car parking spaces.  *Sessions and times may vary as depend on the weather - Aiming for two Sunday mornings a month.

How to take partText Lou on 07808 583031 to be added to the WhatsApp Slapton Dog Agility Group. Click here to find out more and click here to read the housekeeping guidance notes to keep everyone safe.

Please click here to complete the REGISTATION FORM to bring along on the day. If you forget, forms will be available to complete at the event. 

Have-A-Go Dog Agility - Great fun and socialisation for your dog.
Held on Occasional Sundays* starting on Sunday 3 April 2022, from 10.00am - 11.00am at Slapton Village Recreation Field.

3. Slapton All-Stars will be holding another beach cleaning event at Slapton Sands in Spring on a Sunday - Date and time to be released shortly. 

Everyone is welcome to take part, especially primary school aged children and their families and if you would like to come along, look out for the posters around the village  / on CSG fook page for dates and times.  The group normally meets in the Slapton Memorial Car Park. There will also be a small ‘thank you’ chocolate bar to all children who join in kindly donated by Slapton Community Shop.

3. Sustainable South Hams Events: Contact Jane Nichols for more information on mob +44 7599 879681
SIGN up today to receive the South Hams Climate Change newsletter with links to a wide variety of free monthly webinars and online seminars.   
Follow SSH on Facebook and access information and videos of the talks at the meetings: (14) Sustainable South Hams | Facebook

The next online meeting for Sustainable South Hams is being held on 5 May at 1 p.m. The focus of the session will be on starting new groups or beginning new projects.
Harry Bonnell of Devon Communities Together will lead a discussion on "Mapping Community Assets of Value to climate and nature initiatives'. The outcome of the event should be the consolidation of a guide to starting and new group or starting a new project.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting ID: 842 3320 4383 | Passcode: 689542

South Hams Climate Change newsletter sign up link


Natural England has launched a short 2 minute video to remind people of the New Countryside Code and how to have fun whilst looking after our natural environment. You can watch the video by clicking here.


Slapton Parish Council | Community Support Group