Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum

On Thursday 15th February Parishioners will have the opportunity to vote in a Referendum on the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan.

There will be a single question requiring a “yes” or “no” vote:

“Do you want Teignbridge District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ogwell to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

More information is available on the Teignbridge District council website and on the NHBD  page of this site.


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Ogwell Christmas Meal – 25th November

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Temporary Closure of Chercombe Bridge Road

Please be aware that Devon Highways are planning patching work to Chercombe Bridge Road commencing Monday 27th November.  This will require closure of the road possibly up to and including Saturday 2nd December.

The official notice is as follows:


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Notice of casual vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish of  OGWELL, and that unless ten or more electors of the electoral area have, on or before the 10th November 2017, submitted a request in writing to the Returning Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX that an election be held to fill the vacancy, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the said vacancy.



Date 25th October 2017                         Signed Rita Hannaford

                                                                  (Clerk to the Council)

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Ogwell Duck Race 2017

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Church News

This month we welcome Revd Gareth Regan, the second Team Vicar to join the Benefice alongside Rector Revd Patrick Parkes, Team Vicar Father Nick Debney and our Readers and retired clergy.
Gareth will be Licenced at a special service at 7pm on 12th June at St. Paul’s Church, Newton Abbot. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and welcome Gareth and his family. We also welcome Dr Joe Lannon and family who move into the village in June. Joe will be ordained as a Curate in September to serve the benefice and the family will be living in St, Bartholomew’s Close.
Finally a ‘Save the Date’ for you – the Ogwell Duck Race will take place at Holbeam Mill on Saturday 16th September. A fun family afternoon and a sight to behold seeing 500 rubber ducks floating down the River Lemon to Chercombe Bridge!
Samantha Simmons
PCC Secretary
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Parish Magazine Saved!

I am delighted that we now welcome  a new editorial team of Sarah Sutton, Lara and Max Fullalove to the Parish Magazine. They are all local, Sarah is Auntie to Lara and Max and they are taking over as editors making it a truly family affair, we hope you enjoy their first issue. We thank them for stepping in and look forward to all their ideas and input over the coming months.
For articles please use the usual email address which has now passed to the new team.
I would like to extend thanks to Amy Keene, our outgoing editor for all her hard work over the past year keeping the magazine going. We hope Amy will continue to be a contributor. The magazine is both a vital source of income for St. Bartholomew’s Church, but more importantly an essential community asset and we truly appreciate the time put in by the whole team of Magazine volunteers, from editorial, subscriptions, advertising, and distribution.
Samantha Simmons, PCC Secretary
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Your Summer Fair Needs You!

Well Fair season is upon us with June hosting our two local events, the Canada Hill Primary School Summer Fair and our fantastic annual Ogwell Summer Fair on the Green on Saturday 24th June.
We would still welcome volunteers to help set up and man stalls on the day and any donations that you can give for the raffle, plant stall, books, dvds, etc.
Do get involved and share in this great community event for all.
With Canada Hill Primary School Choir, the Dog Show, a Karate demo, Cosmo, Ian Milsom Duo and more for entertainment, The Union Inn Hog Roast, Yannis’s Greek Souvlaki, the BBQ, Cream Teas and The African Chef offering a choice of food to suit vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike, there should be something for all tastes, washed down with a cuppa from the WI, a fruity Pimms, a cold glass of cider from Agy or a pint of beer or glass of wine from The Jolly Sailor bar.
We have the old favourites stalls and sideshows and some great new attractions too. How about having a go at the Ogwell Olympics! You could even try your luck winning a garden bench courtesy of Southern Timber or a Landrover experience from Matford Landrover. Some fantastic prizes on offer in our raffle and auction (see specific terms & conditions on the day, where applicable).
As the sun goes down there will be a Ceilidh with free entry for all, come on have a go it’s really good fun for young and old alike, you do not need to be a good dancer (trust me, I am not!). Or just come a buy a drink and some food to watch the hilarity unfold and finish the day looking over Dartmoor.
We hope to see you there for a great day raising money for our Parish organisations.
Samantha Simmons
Chair, Ogwell Fair Committee
Contact: 07916180283
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Help Save Our Parish Magazine



We have had a Parish magazine in Ogwell  over 30 years. We have at least 300 subscribers plus those who read it in The Jolly Sailor and the Church. Many people in the village consider the magazine their key source of local information and a window on what is happening in the local community. Our current editor is retiring in MAY and if we cannot find anyone (or a group of people) to replace her the magazine will cease to exist.

There is already a team in place who manage the advertisers, collect subscriptions, arrange delivery and provide articles.

The editor’s job is to compile the magazine; proof read, remind regular contributors about deadlines for contributions and send it off to the printers.

The magazine template is easy to use (currently based on Microsoft Publisher). There is a dedicated laptop available with the programme on it.

We know that everyone is very busy these days but we are hoping that there are a few people out there with a few hours to spare who would be willing to help. The current editor is very happy to brief anyone who is interested.

Many of us choose to live in Ogwell because we enjoy a rural village life. The magazine is part of that and if we lose it another part of that way of life will disappear, but it also serves to inform our whole Parish bringing all its residents closer together as part of the same community as it continues to evolve and helps to strengthen those bonds. It is also a great way to introduce people who have recently moved to all the great things going on in our lovely village.

If you think you can help contact Sam Simmons on stbartsogwell@gmail.com  or Stella Llewellyn on stellallewellyn@icloud.com

With many thanks in advance.

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Summer Fair 2017

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