Local Events and Information

Notice of Election for the South West Electoral Region
European Parliamentary Election
23 May 2019

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South Hams District Council
Election of Parish Councillors for
Rattery Parish Council
Thursday 2 May 2019

I, Sophie Hosking, being the Returning Officer at this Election of Parish Councillors report that the latest time for delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely Wednesday 3 April 2019, having passed, the persons whose names appear below, stood validly nominated and were duly elected without a contest.

Name of Candidate

Home Address

Description (if any)

Lister Michael Andrew

Ashbourne Farm, Rattery, Devon, TQ10 9JZ


Richard David

Bozdown, Culver Lane, Rattery, South Brent, TQ10 9LJ


Robert Arthur Courtney

The Pound House, Rattery, TQ10 9LD



(Address in South Hams)

Member of Village Environment Groups


Ashbourne Farm, Rattery, Devon, TQ10 9JZ



Smallcombe Farm, Rattery, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9LH


Please note that the persons elected in these circumstances do not take up office until four days after the day of election.

After 2nd May 2019

If there are not enough candidates to fill all of the vacancies on your parish council, the Representation of the People Act 1985, Section 21 allows the elected members, provided there is a quorum (i.e. – one third of the whole number of members with a minimum of three) to co-opt members to fill the remaining vacancies.
If the Parish Council fails to exercise their power to co-opt within seven weeks (35 working days) or if there is no quorum, South Hams District Council may order a fresh election to properly constitute the Parish Council.

Devon Air Ambulance
The Devon Air Ambulance needs a community of volunteers to keep our 19 charity shops open and helicopters flying. Could you occasionally spare an hour or two to help your local shop? You do not have to have any previous retail experience as we offer friendly support, training and encouragement. This opportunity would suit anyone who may like to get out of the house, make new friends and do something worthwhile, all while having fun! To find out where your nearest shop is and how you can help. Please contact our Volunteer Manager Cara Jones by calling 01392 466666 or email for more information.

Would you like to receive fresh, organic produce grown at your local community farm?

School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now open to new members.  School Farm CSA is a unique organic market garden run by four women growers on the Dartington Estate.  For the past two years we have been supplying our local community with fresh, organic, local produce and this year we will be doubling our food production, meaning we can open our gates to new members.
CSA members get an array of seasonal, freshly picked produce, whilst supporting ecological farming practices and local livelihoods.  A share of the produce contains a range of freshly harvested vegetables and some fruit (roughly 5-10 items per week).  A share is designed to feed a household of two adults per week, or a larger family that don’t cook every day. 
Members also receive a monthly CSA newsletter with recipes and farm updates, and are invited to attend events, volunteer days and courses at the farm.  We aim to supply a weekly box of vegetables from June through to January, weather permitting.  You can pick up your vegetables in Totnes, Bridgetown or on the Dartington Hall Estate.  For more information please email Jenny or visit our website

A message from Tracey Weaver, Dog Warden. SHDC

“I wish all dog owners in the South Hams, the very best for Christmas 2014, thank you to those of you who support my work in the area.

Please remember that a “Dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. Please do not buy a puppy as a Christmas gift unless you fully understand the responsibilities which they come with –

  • Time consuming training (essential);
  • Routine (essential) and perhaps, emergency visits to the vet, which can be costly;
  • Walkies twice a day regardless of the weather (at least 20 mins twice a day)!;
  • Proper shelter, food and water;
  • Careful consideration of what happens to him/her when you are on holiday;
  • A life of picking up and correctly disposing dog poo, whether an adult walks the dog, or whether this is delegated to a younger family member

And then hopefully you will have a lifetime of playful interaction, a  lot of fun, and the best friend ever!

If you are keen on getting a dog, please consider  rescuing one from a re-homing centre, but make sure that you know as much about him as possible, and that he is the right one for you, your home and your family, there is nothing worse for the dog than being moved from one owner to another and another.

Tracey Weaver, Dog Warden. SHDC

Free Highway Code education for car, motorbike and lorry go to Rightdriver.co.uk.

No registration or payment is required.

Rightdriver.co.uk is preferred and used by a large number of driving instructors, youth organisations, (such as scouts and army cadets), community organisations and more to help people get their driver’s licence due to its free official Highway Code questions.