We are sad to report the death of Betty (Joan Elizabeth) KINSEY of Whitestone. Betty passed away peacefully at Cadogan Court, Exeter on 21st April 2016. She was the beloved wife of Derek, dearest mother of Vanessa, Nick and Claire and loving grandmother to Oliver, Venetia, Emily and Alicia. Her funeral will take place at St. Mary's Church, Dartington on Wednesday 4th May at 2.30pm. No flowers please, donations to Diabetes UK and Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries to Heart & Soul Funerals. Tel: 01803 840779.
Please note that the Whitestone Rural Skip Service will take place at Hill Lane Junction (near Crossway) on Saturday 7th May 2016 from 10am until 4pm.
The following materials CANNOT be accepted: Trade or commercial waste, plasterboard, asbestos, construction and demolition waste, soil, tyres, dead pets or animals, food waste, hazardous or toxic wastes, oils and other liquid wastes, wood & tree branches in excess of 1.5 metres (5ft). TVs, fridges and computer monitors are accepted.
The Contractor’s decision is final in deciding the volumes and types of material acceptable.
ELECTORAL REVIEW OF TEIGNBRIDGE
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Teignbridge District Council.
The review will draw new council ward boundaries across Teignbridge.
The Commission has also announced that 46 councillors should be elected to the council in future: the same as the current arrangements. Now we are asking for evidence about your local area to help us decide a new pattern of wards for Teignbridge.
Your views will make a difference
Local people know their area best. That’s why we are asking you for evidence on a range of issues:
■ Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?
■ Which areas do you identify as your local community?
■ Where do people in your area go to access local facilities such as shops and leisure activities?
For more details and interactive maps, visit: www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk or www.lgbce.org.uk
Have your say. Send your views to:
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
The consultation closes on 4 July 2016
REPORT A POTHOLE
It is still possible to report any pothole you come across on a Devon Road. Just click on the arrow to be redirected to the Devon County Council page and fill in the details.
Devon County Council has almost tripled its number of pothole repair teams in response to the storm damage to roads across the county.
Over the winter storm period, since 23 December, the County Council has recorded more than 1,300 reports of fallen trees and branches on Devon’s roads, more than 150 embankment slips, and more than 4,000 flooding incidents across the county.
Around 11,500 potholes have also been reported by the public or found by highway inspectors so far in 2014. In response, the number of teams dealing with pothole safety defect repairs has increased from 13 to 34, with an extra 52 staff tackling the problem. The approximate additional cost of the work is around £65,000 a week.
The clear-up of the storm damage is estimated to cost around £3 million to the end of the financial year, but the County Council is yet to finalise a figure for the damage caused by the storms as the road network and structures are still being assessed.
WHITESTONE PARISH PLAN
***GOOD NEWS ***
The Teignbridge Districy Council analysis of the Parish Plan questionnaire has now been done.
Watch this space.
LITTER PICK ON 19th MARCH 2016
Clean for The Queen for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday
Clean for The Queen is a campaign launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
Whitestone already has a well established programme of litter picking events and we were pleased to give Whitestone a much needed pre Easter Spring clean on 19th March. Teignbridge District Council supported our efforts with gloves, protective vests and pickers provided.
Although the event was an immense success, it was still disheartening to see the amount of litter collected. More than 15 'bin bags' of litter (including bottles & cans), 5 car tyres and a rusting deep fat fryer were found.
Grateful thanks to Herb, Amy, Tricia, Mike, Caroline T, Richard, Bethan, Sam, Gill, David, Caroline H, Jock, Marian, Bryan, Peter, Jane, Margaret and Philip who did a wonderful job on a very cold day.
Litter Pick 2016
Some of the pickers 2016
WHITESTONE SHORT MAT BOWLS
FRIENDLY MATCH WITH EXMINSTER
Another friendly match against the league players of Exminster took place on Tuesday 22nd March at Whitestone. With good luck running our way, we managed to win 46 - 27 after 36 ends.
The good humoured game made for a very pleasant evening and we all tucked into some lovely refreshments at half time.
We look forward to the return match.
Well done, Whitestone.
Devon County News
Devon County News