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Our Head of Education and Learning, Dawn Stabb, has published an open letter today to parents and carers regarding the government’s roll out of the rapid testing kits for coronavirus to secondary schools and colleges from January.  Here is a link to the letter https://www.devonnewscentre.info/an-open-letter-to-parents-and-carers-of-school-and-college-age-children/



Loddiswell needs as many people as possible to get behind us in forcing Devon County Council to put in a zebra crossing, safety rails and not only reducing the speed limit to 20mph but also moving the speed restriction back to the industrial estate.

The Parish has been requesting this over and over and have not been listened to, now there has been a serious accident. We need to keep all our children and residents safe and to pile the pressure on to DCC (Highways).

Please take the time and trouble to sign and share. Just copy and paste the link below into your search engine and read through the instructions.

Our thoughts are with the family of the young boy who was injured and we thank everyone who helped out at the incident.


There has been a change to the positions in the Parish Council. We welcome Peter Sheard as new Chair and Paul Harvey as Vice Chair. Many thanks for taking on the roles working hard to keep the village safe and well.

Each year South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council launches a ‘Are you ready for winter?’ campaign - the Council’s secret weapon against this winter’s surprises. #Staysafe #Beprepared

When an emergency happens, or the weather takes a wintery twist, we are all there with our mobile phones ready to video, photo and tweet about what it happening.

So why not be prepared this winter and sign up for social media alerts from vital public services in advance.

To make it even easier for you to be connect with these agencies, South Hams and West Devon have taken the best advice from their partners and are launching their ‘Are you ready for Winter Campaign 2020’ to tell you where you can find important information quickly and easily:

• Looking for information about floods and how to be #floodaware? Follow the Environment Agency - @EnvAgencySW
• Is there a storm approaching? Follow @metofficestorms or @metofficeSWEng.
• Worried about the road network in bad weather, check in with @Devonalerts and @highwaysengland
• Worried about Flu or winter bugs? Go to @NHSchoices
Find out more at:

Every year South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, and their partners, work hard to keep you safe. So follow these feeds and you will find lots of tips and advice to help you be prepared this winter.

COVID - 19

Dear all,

LPC will continue to hold meetings online, on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm. If you have any questions you wish to put forward to the parish council, please email them to fiona at the email below.  There will be regular updates on the' Loddiswell Parish Council facebook site. Please do adhere to government guidelines, stay home and stay safe. 

Please send any correspondence or queries via email to:

loddiswellparishclerk@gmail.com or via post to:

3 Park Cottages, Bigbury, Kingsbridge, TQ74AW. Telephone: 07859047187

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 a Mini Supermarket, which provides Post Office services on certain days, a Pre School 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