Parish News

Dear Clerk to the Council,

Most bus services in Devon will be further restored with effect from Sunday 14th June. This is in response to recent Government announcements and a fresh round of funding direct to bus companies for commercially operated services, plus an anticipated additional grant via local authorites for supported services.

A summary for each bus company is attached. Inevitably, these further changes are at short notice and final timetables are in the process of being posted on-line. The County Council’s web site will in due course be including full timetable details as confirmed with each company. In the meantime a summary is attached.

Latest news and service updates

County Council-supported services are virtually all restored to their full level. A further round of Government funding for local authority support of bus services is anticipated. In addition, the Council is due to receive its share of the previously announced Funding for Supported Services 2020/2021, in respect of which we consulted publicly on a programme of service improvements. In the light of the coronavirus situation, with levels of passenger usage and revenue having fallen by around 95% and likely to recover only gradually, we have applied to Government to take up their option of using the new funding to support existing services through the coming period of financial uncertainty. The intention therefore is to postpone the programme of service improvements until we know the long term funding position from central Government and future stability of the bus network.

Stagecoach are incorporating some changes to their commercially operated services which were part of their service review and public consultation which took place prior to the coronavirus situation. These are mainly within Exeter, plus the Exeter – Okehampton – Bude / Launceston service.

Alongside bus services being restored, the temporary pre-0930 free travel concession for National Bus Pass-holders is being withdrawn. This is to help ensure capacity for workers during peak hours.

The following notice for passengers, issued by the Government, is being displayed on buses and at main bus stops:

Kind regards,

John Richardson-Dawes,

Principal Transport Co-ordinating Officer,

Transport Co-ordination Service,

Devon County Council,

County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.

Tel. 01392 383000 (when prompted, ask for John Richardson-Dawes)

For public transport information in Devon, visit:
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

Concessionary Bus Travel: 01392 383688

Please should you be alone and need assistance during the current Coronavirus outbreak we will do our best to put you in contact with the necessary help. Even though we are currently
working from home we are all very much contactable do not hesitate to ring one of us if you need help.

The Shaldon and Ringmore Parish News magazines are currently not being printed but you can read them online :
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VE Day Street Party 8th May 2020 – We are so sorry but we have had to CANCEL this event we hope we can all get together soon. Stay safe.



Despite the terrible weather earlier in the day, our annual Bonfire and Fireworks Event took place on the evening of Saturday 2nd November 2019, with a magnificent castle bonfire on Shaldon River Beach, lit appropriately by the Water Carnival Queen Elise Rowbury, and a spectacular firework display over the estuary. Once again thousands of people of all ages came together in Shaldon to enjoy the event. Their appreciation of the efforts made by all involved in organising the Event was obvious from the fabulous amount of just over £3000 donated in the bucket collection. Thank you to everyone who gave money and especially to the village businesses who donated significant sums in support: Coast View Holiday Park, the Ferry Boat Inn, the London Inn, Lollie Bean and Cottages South West.
Absolutely vital to the success of the Event are the volunteers who helped us in so many ways on the day –
Our brilliant bucket collectors: Alistair and Judy Dewhirst, Peter Stokes and team, Ken Coulson, Steve Wise, Danielle Westlake, Richard Davies, Helen Woodward, David Rowbury and Nicola Hamblin;
The amazing bonfire builders who defied the storm: Andy Burnham, James and Matt Crawford, Derek Woodward, Tim O’Donnell, Brian Hamblin, Colin Stidworthy, Mauritso Pupi, Richard Salmon, Ian Clarke, Sean Mason, Jess and Paul Edworthy, Gavin Lilley, Stuart Tate, Matt Simmons, Gary Curtis, Kenny Slinger and Simon Dorey;
The delicious catering team who cooked and sold hundreds of burgers and hotdogs: Phil Beatty, Anouchka Keay, Nic Dunn, John Wood, Karen and Peter Turner, Declan Parker, Gary Chapple, Andy Clark, Steve Clark and John Roach;
The learned judges of the Best Shaldon Guy Competition (which was won by James Shill and Sir Cardboardalot): Shirley Porteous and Annie and Barry Mears of the Over Sixties Club;
Stalwart village volunteer Chris Clarance for his unrivalled PA skills and, together with Sally Clarance and Heather Crawford, for the time-consuming task of counting the money from the buckets.
The following people and organisations contributed vital supplies and other assistance – Mickey and Toni Bolsworth, John Towill, Peter French, Red Rock Electrical, Adrian Lesley, Andrew Burgess and Stuart McMinn.
A number of those named even volunteered for more than one of these duties. Our grateful thanks go to absolutely everyone who helped and our sincere apologies if your name has not been specifically mentioned here.
As the extensive list of volunteers shows, the Bonfire and Firework Event in Shaldon is a truly impressive community effort and this was commented on and appreciated by numerous visitors to the village that evening. Well done Shaldon and we are already looking forward to doing it all again next year!



The annual Bonfire and Fireworks event will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019. There will again be a magnificent Castle – themed bonfire on Shaldon River Beach, and a spectacular firework display will be launched from the Point at Teignmouth.
The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, with the firework display starting at 7.15pm.
We will of course need children in the village to make Guys for the bonfire, so look forward to receiving brilliant, eye – catching Knights, Princesses, Dragons or anything else your children think would look good on our fiery castle. All Guys should be brought to the beach between 10am and 3pm on the 2nd November, and the best will earn a cash prize.
As well as the delicious Orsman’s BBQ on the beach, this year there will also be stalls along Marine Parade, so make sure you come along early for treats to sweeten, and brighten, up the night.
If you can spare a few hours to help out at this free, family-orientated event, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your details to Karen, the Shaldon Parish Clerk. Her address is

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