We are a small village in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the foothills of Dartmoor. To read a summary of what our village has to offer please click here or use "Quick choice" below.
Please use the buttons at the top of the page to find what you are looking for or follow the links below.
We have a post office which is open several mornings a week and a Parish magazine which comes out every month keeping residents up to date.
A neighbouring village, Avonwick, has a general shop which delivers around our village. Local business page.
This site will tell residents and visitors what is happening in the community.
Although we have given contact names we do not list Email addresses on this site apart from businesses.
These are often available in the Parish Magazine.
There are special arrangements for South Hams Christmas Waste Collections.
PLEASE NOTE: Phone number for our Parish Clerk
Sarah Woodman 01364 661127.
The Parish Council now have their own website, and
the 'Parish Council' button above now links to it.
All Parish Council matters are now handled on the Parish Council Website.
Next Parish Council Meeting (December) Tues 6th December at 7.30pm
The Three Rivers Mission Community have set up a new website detailing activities in the area;
there is a link on the Church page.
PCSO Russ Broadhurst 30534
PLEASE NOTE: Email for our Police Representative
Totnes Neighbourhood police
Tel. 101 (Replaces 08452777444)
Mobile 07703 886012
Totnes Police Station
PLEASE NOTE: Email for our Police Representative
THEFT THROUGH PHONE SCAMThis has happened to one of our residents.
BE VERY CAREFUL
DON'T GET CAUGHT
JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN IF IN ANY DOUBT AT ALL
For more information click this picture
THERE ARE MAJOR SCAMS IN EMAILS TOO
IF ANY DOUBT DO NOT OPEN JUST DELETE
NEVER GIVE ANY PERSONAL DETAILS IN A PHONE CALL OR EMAIL
DIPTFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
The Newly revamped Neighbourhood Watch Team are on the lookout for reports of suspicious activities
and local crime in the Diptford Parish area, in support of the local Constabulary.
If you have any local crime concerns please contact Diptford NHW head coordinator, Geoffrey Hyde on 01364 73165. More Information in the Parish Magazine including a full list of your Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.
The Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators have also given permission for us to give a list of their phone numbers here so that residents who are worried by phone or Email contacts they have received can contact them for help.
Recently we have had an increase in rural crime, particularly in the South Hams area and especially the thefts of 4x4 vehicles. There has also been an increase in other thefts i.e. power tools, quads, sheep hurdles.
One of the group has alerted me to a spate of thefts in the area from gardens and sheds, including the theft of chickens. This could be the work of someone local who has checked out residencies where there are sheds, etc so please alert neighbours to make sure they securely lock garages. sheds and enclosures to deter would-be thieves. lf you too hear of any crimes, large or small, do please pass this alongto me and I will alert the police.
Areas hit to date are Bittaford, Yealmpton, Kingsbridge, Plympton, Buckfastleigh, Widecombe In The Moor, Callington and Ivybridge.
Please can we remind everyone to consider the security of your property. Be vigilant, inform us of anything suspicious. Call 999 if you think a crime is in progress and record vehicle details if possible. The sooner the crime is reported to us the quicker we can flood the area with officers, perhaps deploy the helicopter and get the dogs onto any tracks that may have been left. Thank you.
Diptford Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators
Devon and Cornwall Police have introduced some time-saving and convenient options for contacting them for non-urgent matters. At times of high demand, which can vary day-to-day, our non-urgent call handlers are diverted onto the 999 lines. This can cause the 101 call-waiting time to increase. Demand also increases by around 35% in the summer months. We know many people today carry out lots of activities online that were previously done on the phone. Devon and Cornwall Police recognise some people don't necessarily need to speak to someone. These new additional services are with those people in mind. This will also have the added benefit of freeing-up some capacity in the 101 number for those who don't have internet access or who do need to speak to someone. Visit http://www.dc.police.uk/clickB4Ucall for more details. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Totnes Neighbourhood Policing Team have received reports of a Scam letters being delivered post headed with INTERNATIONAL FIFA WORLD CUP ONLINE LOTTERY. This letter states that the recipient has won a very large amount of money but need to make contact with the company due to a mix up in details and give bank details and pin number to the person on the phone. We would like to remind members of the public that under no circumstances should you pass your bank card pin number to anyone, not even your bank OR the police will ask for that. The letter states that it should be kept away from the public this is to try and deter people from reporting it. This is a scam and has already successfully scammed money out of people. If you receive this letter or any other letter, email, phone call or door knock please report this to Police or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
|A very big thankyou once again to Val and John Haddy for having the box for Christmas cards at their front door and
for looking after it and to the band of parishioners including the young people
who did all the deliveries as they do every year for us.
Also THANKYOU to Mary and Kevin Waterman for our lovely tree and to those who, again, erected, decorated and provided the power for it.
BT Openreach have completed the fibre installation to the cabinet in the village (by the school) and BT and other ISP's are accepting orders for upgrades. (Up to 38Mbs or 76Mbs).It is worth noting that most ISPs offer an Upto 17Mbs at lower prices.
In July Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership (CDS) issued its open tender to extend the superfast broadband scheme in phase two. £39.5m of public sector investment will deliver Next Generation Access broadband services (a minimum of 30 Mbps) and ultrafast broadband (of speeds greater than 100 Mbps) to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Devon and Somerset in predominantly rural areas. The overall investment figure is anticipated to rise as successful tenderers will be expected to provide further capital investment in the programme. Potential suppliers will set out their plan to connect as many people as possible for the available budget by the end of 2017, and CDS will have confirmed a contract and plan by the end of this year. Divided into six bidding lots to encourage greater competition from a broader range of providers and technologies, the phase two intervention area is comprised of premises that have received no superfast Next Generation Access under phase one, are outside of central urban areas that CDS are encouraging to be served by the market, and have not been identified in the OMR as part of a private commercial rollout. The tax-payer subsidised CDS programme has focused phase two on rural areas and as such provided contractual incentive to suppliers to deliver step changes in speeds; benefitting those who need it most. This second phase builds on the success of phase one of the publically-funded CDS programme and comes after our milestone announcement connecting a quarter of a million premises to superfast broadband. This means CDS remains well on track to meet its target of connecting around 275,000 premises to superfast broadband by the end of 2016, as agreed with the Government.
Hundreds of communities to be equipped with lifesaving defibrillators and CPR skills. The British Heart foundation and the department of health are encouraging organisations in the South West to help make their communities safer as they launch a £1 million partnership to make public access defibrillators and CPR training more widely available across the area. In places where CR and defibrillator awareness is widely taught, high survival rates have been reported. The BHF will now welcome applications for public access defibrillators from South West Organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and commercial organisations.
to find out more.
LOCAL NHS has a Patient Advice and Complaints Team
You can contact them:
Phone: 01392 267665 or 0300 123 1672
Text: 07789 741099
DIPTFORD - SCHOOL ACADEMY
Our school is to become an academy together
with the other schools it is linked to.
WHO'S WHO IN OUR VILLAGE
DIPTFORD PARISH MAGAZINE
The Parish publishes a magazine every month covering matters of local interest.
Annual Subscriptions for the "Parish News" are now due.
Parish Mag Subs
£5 a year or 60p a copy.
PARISH HALL CHARGES
We want to make the Hall Charges easily available so,
Get best price oil:
To report highways matters - potholes etc - telephone
Area South Highways Management on 0845 155 1004.
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A FLOOD:
To report flooding of the highway and blocked drains contact Devon County Council’s Highway Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004 or visit the Flooding and Drainage pages. [Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.
For emergencies outside of these hours call 01392 383329].
To report FLOODING FROM SEWERS AND WATER PIPES contact South West Water on 0844 346 2020 (24 hours service).
For advice and enquiries about flood warnings contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188 (24 hours service).
For general queries about Main River or flooding from the sea contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or 0345 988 1188 or visit www.gov.uk/environment-agency.
In the first instance of local flooding and for sandbag requests contact your local District or Parish Council Flood Warden to determine the availability of sandbags in your area. South Hams District Council has further information on its local sandbag policies.
HOW TO CONTACT DCC For all other flooding enquiries contact the Devon County Council Flood Risk Management Team on 0345 155 1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Emergency Contact information
South Hams District Council's Community Safety and Emergency
Planning Officer, Peter Dale, has sent the Parish Council a link to a Devon County
Council web page giving a large variety of contact information useful in many different
kinds of emergencies.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION - FLOODLINE NUMBER
Now 0345 988 1188
The condition of our rural roads are causing concern with the heavy rain and inadequacy of road maintenance.
If you become aware of any road maintenance issues - localised flooding or potholes
please report them by phone immediately.
Phone number to use:-
You can also report any difficulties on the Devon County website:
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|VILLAGE FACILITIES||INTEREST GROUPS|
|Parish Hall||Diptford Arms|
|Post Office||Baby & Toddler Group|
|Playing Field||Diptford Pre-school|
|Parish Magazine||Diptford Horticultural Show|
|Mobile Library||Diptford Sunday Club|
|History Society - not meeting|
|Short Mat Bowls|
|Vintage Farm Machinery|
Currently we get most of the information from the Parish Magazine which means putting all the updates in when it is published.
If people can let us know when they have information to put on to the website, or, just as importantly, take off the site when it is no longer relevant, we can give a better service.
Please contact us, either by Email through the site or by phone:
Jane or Peter Gillett 01548 821686