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  or Stella Llewellyn on

With many thanks in advance.

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Summer Fair 2017

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February Parish Council Meeting at Canada Hill School

The next Parish Council Meeting is going to be held at Canada Hill School on Monday 13th February at 7.00 pm.

The full agenda will be displayed nearer the time but one major item to be discussed will be the outline planning application for 6 new houses on land at Canada Hill. More information may be found on Teignbridge District Council’s website - application reference 16/03382. Comments from individuals may be submitted online to Teignbridge by 9th February.

Also expected to be discussed is the final draft of the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan, which if approved by the District Council will be put to a local referendum later this year.

Parishioners are welcome to attend and observe local democracy in action.

MOBILE PHONE MAST – for those who are not already aware, Vodafone’s application to build a 15 metre mobile phone mast in the old village just outside the Conservation Area has been refused by Teignbridge District Council.

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Coming to a School Near You…….. The November Parish Council Meeting

Please come along on Monday 14th November at 7pm for this month’s Parish Meeting – and it is to be held at Canada Hill Primary School in Rowan Class Room (the same one used for Polling day).

If we have a good turnout then hopefully holding regular meetings at the school can be arranged.

What happens at the meetings – well some things are pretty mundane but essential.  One Cllr has arranged for electricity on the green to be installed.  Planning Applications have to be discussed.  We have also started the mammoth task of updating the Luxton Road/Dawes Close Play Area, that we really want the residents to be a part of and chose what they would like to see on this site.

All the Cllrs are volunteers, many work, some are retired, some have young children or a pretty cool cattery!  But really they just want to make the best of their community.  We do have some vacancies for the Parish Council so if you are interested and can come to one meeting a month, with a bit of work in between (how much depends on you), then you could be perfect for the role.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

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Bonfire Night – No More Bonfire Material Please!

A big thank you to everyone who has offered to donate material for Saturday’s bonfire.

As anyone who has recently passed the site will be aware, the bonfire is already substantial and the organisers are concerned that if it gets any bigger, it may become, at best uncomfortably hot for spectators and, at worst, dangerous.

In the circumstances we are unable to accept any more fuel for the fire.



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Bonfire Night!


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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!

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