UPDATE Ogwell Parish Plan

Ogwell’s Neighbourhood Plan is our opportunity to have a say in what happens in our community between now and 2033.

Local volunteers have spent the last three years talking to the people of Ogwell and have prepared a draft document to reflect the views of the community. Ultimately the hope and expectation is that the Plan will be accepted as a document that has to be consulted by all organisations with power to make decisions affecting us living in this parish. Before this can happen there are two more steps to take:

The draft Plan firstly has to be approved by Teignbridge District Council. This is because it has to contain certain statutory information and it cannot conflict with Teignbridge’s own Local Plan.

  1. The draft Plan firstly has to be approved by Teignbridge District Council. This is because it has to contain certain statutory information and it cannot conflict with Teignbridge’s own Local Plan.
  2. It then has to be approved by a majority of Ogwell parishioners voting in a local referendum.

A copy of the draft (pre-submission) Plan can be viewed on this website by clicking on the “Ogwell Parish Plan” tab, where you can also see many of the documents produced during the extensive consultation and research that preceded it.

Many of you will already have made valuable contributions to this consultation process and there is now another opportunity between now and 3rd October to comment on this document which, if approved by TDC, will be the subject of the referendum vote that will be held probably early in 2017.

 This is our Plan and your continuing involvement in shaping it is essential.

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Garden Waste Collection Service – Renewal Due!

Parish and Town Councils

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Ogwell Summer Fair Raises £3,000 for Community

Ogwell Summer Fair raises £3k for community organisations!
Yes the counting has been completed and the Fair Committee is delighted to confirm that this year’s Fair made another fantastic profit  – well done everyone involved.
Some funds are being set aside in case we need to invest in any new equipment, with £3,000 available to be shared among charities and community groups in our Parish.
Applications for a share of the funds, with details of amount requested and what the money will be used for should be made in writing to Rob Lingard, Ogwell Fair Secretary by 25th August 2016.
By Post: PO Box 515, Newton Abbot, TQ12 9HL
The Fair committee will be meeting at the end of the Summer to review applications and allocate funds.
Samantha Simmons
Ogwell Summer Fair Committee
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Come and Support Ogwell Pre-School’s Family Fun Day

After the massive success of last years Pre-School Fun Day, the organisers of this years event are hoping it will be the best yet.  So keep Sunday 7th August free and come along to Ogwell Village Green for a day full of fun for the family.

Pre School Fete

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Parish Council – Casual Vacancy

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 12th July 2016, 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.

If you would like to be considered for a vacancy that exists on the Parish Council (assuming an election is not required – see above) please contact the Parish Clerk, Rita Hannaford, on 01626 367313 or  by email using the form below:

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Chair’s Report on Summer Fair

A terrific turnout on Sat 18th June for the Summer Fair. The Fair was opened by Revd. Patrick Parkes our new Priest in Charge for Wolborough and Ogwell, followed by ZC Dance School’s mini show ( a mix of ballet, contemporary and street dance) after which the ever popular Dog Show got underway. Another regular favourite was the Canada Hill Primary School Music Group children singing a medley of songs for us.
There was something for everyone, from the traditional favourites of welly-wanging and the coconut shy to an opportunity to have an animal encounter with a snake, lizard or other creatures! There was plenty for young and old alike, Cosmo and his amazing magic show and balloon car, traditional games, lucky lollipops, hook a duck, face-painting, bouncy castle and other favourites alongside wood-turning demos, vintage vehicles and craft, jewellery, book and plant sales. A relaxed atmosphere was created by the Ian Milsom Duo.
There were refreshments a-plenty, Cream teas, cakes, BBQ, The Union Inn’s Hog Roast, Yannis’ Greek Souvlaki and a choice of beverages to wash it down, whether a glass of cider from Agy’s, a pint from The Jolly Sailor, a Pimms or a good old cuppa from the WI ladies.
After the raffle was drawn, everyone took a chance to take a breather and put the children to bed before returning to watch the sun go down over Dartmoor to the sound of Jukebox Fury and make a last bid on the Silent Auction.
The Fair proceeds are yet to be determined, but look on track to share several thousand pounds once again amongst our local community groups.
I would like to thank the Ogwell Fair Committee and all the volunteers who pitched in to make it another great Ogwell event. Well done everyone, we cannot do it without you, the Fair relies on volunteers, donations and a good turnout, even the weather was on our side.
Samantha Simmons, Chair Ogwell Fair Committee.
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Ogwell Summer Fair – 18th June

Ogwell’s big weekend is fast approaching, help still welcomed along with donations of bottles, plants & produce, cakes & prizes.
Most of all we want you to come and enjoy all the fun on the day, we have something for all ages, great food, entertainment and a chance to relax. The fair opens with the our own Ogwell based ZC Dance School, followed by the much loved Dog Show. You can try your hand at surfing on the surf simulator, take aim on the coconut shy, relax with a cream tea, let the children use up some energy on the bouncy castle, treat yourself on our stalls, take a chance on our raffle or place a bid to win a bargain on the silent auction, dance the night away as the sun goes down over Dartmoor and go home with a smile on your face……
See posters below for more info’
Fair Advert 2016 colour copy Band Advert 2016 colour copy

A4 Dog ShowPoster 2016



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Ogwell Memorial Hall – May report

The Hall continues to be busy with all our long-standing groups making use of our valued local facility. It is also pleasing that Zoe’s new ZC School of Dance is proving so popular, currently catering for the 2-14 age range on a weekly basis across a range of styles. This has added “another string to our bow” in trying to offer something for everyone at the Hall. If you have an idea for a new group which you might want to start, or want to enquire about availability for a “one-off” booking, please contact Eileen Deveau by e mail on deveau1956@gmail.com

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“The Queen’s Picnic”


Queens Birthday Picnic 2016St Bartholomew’s Church invites you to a delicious picnic buffet on Sunday 12th June in Pond Meadow. See calendar for event details.

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Draft Neighbourhood Plan

A draft of Ogwell’s Neighbourhood Plan is presently under review by Teignbridge District Council and will be updated shortly to reflect their comments.
Their key comments to date are to detail our green spaces and define character areas for different parts of the village. 
The draft plan will be presented at an open meeting to be held at Canada Hill Primary School on Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm and all are invited.
Meanwhile, please see a copy below of the latest update recently delivered to all parishioners. A copy of the Draft Plan can also be found by following this link.
Michael D. Simmons                                        Ogwell Parish Council Chairman


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Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Garden Society Monthly Meet @ Ogwell Memorial Hall
Garden Society Monthly Meet @ Ogwell Memorial Hall
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
New Year’s lunch at Dainton Golf Club. More info about the garden society here.

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