Dunkeswell Parish Council 2019-11-15T13:16:17+00:00



Blackborough Woods – Dog Walkers Beware!

There have been multiple reports of cars being broken into & windscreens/windows smashed at Blackborough Woods over the last few weeks.  When you leave your car please ensure valuables are well hidden or better still don’t take and leave them in your cars.  if you see anything suspicious please report this.


Thinking about planting a Tree?

British Tree Poster

If you are considering planting a Tree you can help protect our Woodlands, Native Wildlife and Tree stock by purchasing a British grown sapling.

Most diseases & Non Native species we are seeing in our current tree stocks are brought in with imported saplings.

When you are buying a sapling please ensure that it is from British Root Stock, if the vendor cannot confirm this, please buy elsewhere!

If you would like any help or advice please contact the Tree Warden via clerk@dunkeswell.net


East Devon DC are reviewing Dog Controls.

The council is required to review its dog controls every 3 years. The controls are contained within Public Spaces Protection Orders and these can be read in full on the council website: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/2142102/dog-control-pspo-signed-order-with-maps-june-2017_part-01.pdf

Essentially the controls require dog owners to pick up after their dogs wherever they are, to keep their dogs on a lead on roads and pavements and to comply with specific dog on lead and dog ban areas. The review is an opportunity for communities to suggest changes –either to request different controls or to remove some that currently exist. If you wish to suggest changes you must provide supporting information to the Parish Council in the first instance before Monday December 2nd 2019.  Please click on the Maps and the document attached below for information….

PSPO control of dogs


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The #DevonCarbonPlan process has been launched – this is your opportunity to submit your ideas: https://www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/

A top team of environmental experts, charged with ensuring that Devon reduces carbon emissions as quickly as possible, is calling on residents to submit their ideas on how to do it.

The Net-Zero Task Force has been appointed by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group – made up of Devon’s councils, emergency services and business groups – to deliver the Devon Carbon Plan.

The Carbon Plan will lay out in stark terms what every resident, organisation and business has to do to reduce emissions and safeguard the planet for the next generation.



Halloween is approaching, an exciting time for most people.  For some people, who don’t wish to be disturbed this can be a difficult time, if you see this poster, please don’t knock, but move on to another property displaying carved pumpkins.  Lets make sure everyone has a Happy Halloween!

For those who do not wish to be disturbed a printable poster is attached for display.


Changes to the Planning Meeting..

To view the the changes please click on the link below

Planning Meeting changes


We would like to welcome John Sipple onto the Parish Council.

John was Co-opted at the July meeting, filling the vacancy left in the Local Elections.

John was previously a Parish Councillor in Cressing near Braintree and was on the committee of the Village Hall in the 1970’s,  before moving to Devon in 1979 with his Family.

He ran his own Hackney Carriage & Driving Instruction businesses for many years and used the experience gained from these roles, in the years leading up to retirement to move into Tutoring & Verifying the NVQ and Btec Qualifications to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Trades.

Now retired, John would like to “give a little back” and is looking forward to serving as a councillor and helping to plan, influence and make a difference in Dunkeswell.

The Parish Council offer a warm welcome to John and look forward to working him.


Was officially ‘made’ in December 2017, it exists to guide and inform the planning process as a supplement to the EDDC Local Plan in our parish. See the Neighbourhood Planning page for the whole process and the final plan.

Thank you for taking the time to USE YOUR VOICE & HAVE YOUR SAY!

On 28 January 2016 East Devon District Council adopted the East Devon Local Plan. The Adopted Plan will form part of the Development Plan for East Devon and provides the basis for decisions on spatial planning within the District up to 2031 (or until superseded). Reference copies of:

  • · the Local Plan;
  • · the Local Plan Adoption Statement (this statement);
  • · the Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement; and
  • · the Sustainability Appraisal Report

are available for inspection on the Council’s web site at:http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/emerging-plans-and-policies/the-new-local-plan/local-plan-adoption/Paper copies of the above are available for inspection during normal opening hours at the main office of – East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL. Paper copies of the plan (black and white text book and colour maps booklet) can also be purchased at a cost of £5 plus £2.50 postage and packaging. And we will be sending paper copies free of charge to town and parish Councils in East Devon.

For more information please contact the Planning Policy team on 01395 571533, or at the above address or email localplan@eastdevon.gov.uk.Any person aggrieved by the adoption of the Local Plan may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Any such application mus

Dunkeswell PC SQ135

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Parish Clerk: Kay Smith

email; clerk@dunkeswell.net

tel; 01404 892757

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