Welcome to the Whitestone Devon website funded by Whitestone Parish Council for the benefit of all. This website is intended to give an insight into day-to-day Whitestone, a little of its history up to the present day and some of the other interests and businesses that are to be found here.
*** IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN ***
THE SAMARITAN’S PURSE
Otherwise known as the SHOEBOX APPEAL OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, Samaritan’s Purse is a charity devoted to relieving poverty worldwide. Christmas Child operates by giving shoeboxes filled with small items to children who otherwise would receive no presents at all at Christmas. Imagine the joy of finding unexpected goodies -pencils, gloves, a toothbrush, a toy or two as a gift when you have nothing.
The scheme is supported across the country and, last year, thousands of boxes travelled to Eastern Europe with the boxes being checked by volunteers before despatch. Mary Stanbury (01392 811532) collates the boxes for Whitestone and Oldridge and, if you are intending to fill a box and are unsure of how to go about it, please contact her and she will be happy to show you how easy it is. If you have any problem in obtaining a box, Mary has some flat-pack ones available. You can deliver your filled box to Mary no later than 2nd November. Alternatively, as there is a service at St. Catherines on Sunday 1st November, boxes may be delivered there.
Sadly children in many places still go without. You can make a big difference to one of them this Christmas. Boxes for boys are particularly welcome. Visit: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/ if you are interested in finding out more.
If you wish to fill a box, please select from the following or similar items.
All items should be new.
- •A cuddly toy
- •A toothbrush, bar of wrapped soap & flannel
- •Note pad, drawing paper, picture and comic books
- •Pencils, pens and pencil sharpener
- •A set of crayons or felt pens
- •A hat, cap, gloves or scarf
- •A small ball or tennis ball
- •A puzzle (small jigsaw)
- •For boys: a toy car, truck, passenger plane or similar and football cards
- •For girls: small jewellery set, doll or skipping rope or hair accessories
- •A greetings card and / or a photo of yourself
- • Chocolate or other food items
- • Sweets
- • War related games (Toy guns, knives, play soldiers, etc.)
- • Clothing other than listed above
- • Liquids of any type
- • Hand-made or knitted stuffed toys
- • Medicines
- • Toothpaste
- • Books with many words
- • Marbles or sharp objects
- • Anything of a political, racial or religious nature
MILK ON THE MOOVE
New Trailer Drop Off Times for Whitestone
Tuesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Saturdays 12.15am - 12.45pm
CONSULTANTS REPORT - LANDFILLSTAWL Landfill Report from Consultant (.pdf)
TEIGNBRIDGE PLANNING REVIEW
WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE
Every five years, Teignbridge review their rules for dealing with planning applications.
Whitestone Parish Council has critically examined this review document and their reply to Teignbridge can be read by clicking the arrow.
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KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID19 PANDEMIC
A group of residents feel that we need to be aware that there will be people self-isolating in Whitestone who may need support at this
Please consider your neighbours and, if they need help, the people listed below will be willing to receive calls and hopefully contact young fit parishioners who can fetch shopping, medication or other tasks if you cannot.
Please be aware of the government guidelines concerning washing hands, wiping shopping and keeping your distance. Coins and bank notes might also carry the virus.
Remember the Tedburn Stores have a mobile shop which calls in at Whitestone on Saturdays at 10.30 am in Crossways and 10.50 am in the centre of the village.
Contact the Tedburn Stores on 01647 61320 or email@example.com
Maria Joll (Tea Party Group) 01392 811501
Kay Norrington (Church Warden) 01392 811428
Liz Watkins (Village Voices) 01392 811285
Tracey Baird (The Royal Oak 01392 272 352
Martin Fairley (Parish Pals) 01392 811977
Tom and Rebecca Oliver (Trillow) 01392 811313
Mary Belt (Parish Councillor) 01392 811374
Angela Paddy (Good Companions
at Pathfinder Village) 01647 61934
DO YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOUR IN WHITESTONE?
If you have a new neighbour, please contact Pam Lee on 01392 811579 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know where they live so that a "Welcome pack" can be
delivered personally to their new home.
Pam has been a resident in the Parish for many years and will probably be able to answer most queries they may have.
PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR NOW ACCESSIBLE AT ANY TIME
Whitestone Parish Council have now commissioned the new outdoor defibrillator box which is situated at the entrance to the Parish Hall. This means that the defibrillator (AED) is now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the event of witnessing someone having a sudden cardiac arrest or suspected cardiac arrest, phone 999 immediately and request an ambulance. Seconds count - phone 999 FIRST.
Start chest compressions as directed by the Ambulance Service.
If another person is available, they may be able to collect the defibrillator (AED) from outside the Whitestone Parish Hall. They must tell the person on the other end of the 999 phone that there is a nearby defibrillator in Cabinet No: DC0191 at postcode: EX4 2JS. (These details are repeated on the outside of the cabinet). They will then be given the code to unlock the cabinet. No training is necessary to operate the defibrillator as it is fully automatic and 'speaks' to you with all the actions necessary.