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Notice of the date for the Commencement of Public Rights for Loddiswell Parish Council 

On October 1st 2013, SHDC introduced the Dog Control Order across the District, as empowered by The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. The 5 orders are:

Please help us to keep Loddiswell safe and clean:


1 Dog Fouling.  It is an offence for a person in charge of a dog who fails to remove any dog fouling.  This applies to ALL LAND open to the airing the District, to which the public have access.

2 Dogs on Lead - Dogs are required to be on a lead across the District in all car parks, near retail premises and in cemeteries and church yards. Leads are also required in fenced, hedged or walled ponds, areas of water or nature reserves, together with all marked sports fields whilst organised sports are in progress.

3 Dogs Exclusion -  Dogs are banned from fenced, walled, hedged, children play areas, bowling greens, tennis courts, Skateboard/BMX parks and putting greens.

4 Dogs on Lead by Direction - Any officer authorised by SHDC can request a dog owner place their dog on a lead in any public/open land, to prevent nuisance or behaviour by the dog likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to any other person.

5 Beach Exclusions - Between 1st May to 30th September, dogs will be banned from the following beaches between 10.00 and 19.00 hours: Salcombe and out Sands, Hope Cove Southwell Sands, Challaborough, Bigbury (part of) and Bantham (part of). Wembury Beach will apply 24 hours during these times.

An £80 Fixed Penalty Notice will be issued to offending dog owners, with an option to summons the person to Magistrates Court. 








Loddiswell is a parish and village in the South Hams district of Devon, England. It lies on the west side of the River Avon or Aune and is three miles NNW from Kingsbridge. There is evidence of occupation going back to Roman times. The villages most famous son and benefactor was Richard Peek who retired here after being one of the Sheriffs of London. The name Loddiswell is a corruption of Saint Loda's well, named after one of the many saints that occurred all over the westcountry, especially in Cornwall.

On the road from the A38 down to Kingsbridge, it stands on the hills above the Avon Valley. The population was 608 in 1801 650 in 1901. Loddiswell has a beautiful Church. The parish church of St. Michael's and All Angels, is of the 14th century, enlarged in the 15th century; its font is Norman. The source of the village's medieval prosperity was wool. Woolston House, the manor house of Staunton manor, is a 17th-century house built near the foundations of an earlier structure; rebuilt in the 18th century, it passed from the Wise/Wyse family to the Weymouth and Allin families. There is a busy pub (The Loddiswell Inn) with good food and Avon Mill Garden Centre which offers stylish accessories for your home, fab food for your larder, a Ladies Boutique, delicious food in the cafe, amazing art and of course, beautiful plants for your garden!

Drop by the South Devon Chilli Farm which sells lots of delicious creations using their home grown chillies in the shop and cafe. The village has lots of walking opportunities in the vicinity such as a walk following the River Avon, the old railway walk and up to Blackdown rings. Great Western railway’s Kingsbridge branch line arrived in 1893 with a stop at Loddiswell station. It was said that Loddiswell was a "brisk walk away" as in fact the station was closer to the less well known and smaller village of Woodleigh. The railway station continued through the steam age but by 1961 it was an unmanned halt and in 1963 it closed for ever. Today the remains of the track is used as a walking route. Plus another exploring the Blackdown Rings, an iron-age fort which was developed 1,000 years later in about 1086 as a Norman motte and bailey - There is evidence at the northern end of this parish that Blackdown hill was used by the Romans. Loddiswell is a middling village with a a curious history of small scale, including a copper mine and a yellow ochre manufactory.

Modern Loddiswell is well served for a small village. There is still a Post Office, Mini Supermarket, Nursery and Primary School and a bus service that takes you into the neighbouring town of Kingsbridge. Near the village is Fosse Copse a 1.88 hectares (4.65 acres) woodland on the west facing slope of the Avon Valley owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.[9]  rounding Avon Valley and woodland offers fabulous walking and glorious Devon countryside for you to explore. A great spot for bluebells and wild garlic in the spring and a cool retreat in the summer. Magical on a frosty winter's morning