Val Hawkins was the wife of Richard Hawkins who was Rector in Whitestone in about 1987. Val, who was loved by all of us, sadly died last Sunday. The funeral service was held in Exeter Cathedral on Friday, 10th June.
A Service of Thanksgiving was held in the Cathedral on Monday 27th June.
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 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.
WHITESTONE PARISH PLAN
***9th July Coffee Morning ***
The Teignbridge Districy Council analysis of the Parish Plan questionnaire has been carried out.
The group continues to work on presentations for the draft action plan and full Parish Plan.
A coffee morning will be held on Saturday, 9th July from 10am to 1pm to to show progress so far.
ROAD FROM WAY FARM TO NADDERWATER CROSS
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (ROAD FROM WAY FARM TO NADDERWATER CROSS, NADDERWATER) NOTICE 2016
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2016
for a maximum of 5 days
Until WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2016 (both dates inclusive)
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.
Roads affected -
ROAD FROM WAY FARM TO NADDERWATER CROSS, NADDERWATER
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - ROAD FROM NADDERWATER CROSS TO WHITESTONE CROSS - REDHILLS - BUDDLE LANE - DUNSFORD ROAD - ROAD FROM PROVIDENCE COURT FARM TO WHEATLEY GRANGE - TEDBURN ROAD - FIVE MILE HILL - HEATH LANE - ROAD FROM HEATH CROSS TO HIGHER HARE - ROAD FROM HIGHER HARE TO BARTON COTTAGES - ROAD FROM BARTON COTTAGES TO WAY FAROM - VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable -
REPLACE DECAYED POLE
For additional information contact:
A PLANT LUX
Telephone: 0370 050 0792
Dated: TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2016
Head of Highways, Capital Development and Waste
Devon County Council
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
Devon County News
Devon County News