This is the official Parish Council web site of the All Saints Parish Council.

Located in the picturesque villages of All Saints, Alston, Churchill, Smallridge, Coaxdon, South Common, and Waggs Plot, in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Blackdown Hills, near Axminster, Devon.

General Election, December 2019 
Road Closure:  Broom Lane, Tytherleigh  June to October 2019
click here for details    These works have been delayed due to bad weather and are
likely to continue until December 2019 if not into the New Year.
Road Closure:   Catmoor Cross to Mellstock, Alston , January 2020
European Parliamentary Election: 23 May 2019
East Devon District Council, Election of District Councillors for Electoral Wards:
East Devon District Council, Election of Parish Councillors:
Parish Council Elections 2019:
As there were no more candidates than available seats
on the Parish Council, the election scheduled for 2nd May
is therefore designated as “uncontested” and all candidates will
be returned unopposed on that day. There will not be an election
on the 2nd and no ballot papers or postal voting cards will be issued
to residents.

North East Urban Extension to Axminster – exhibition of preferred masterplan – January 2019

Click on title above to go to the pdf document on the EDDC website.  NB: it is a large file and will take a while to download.

Scam Mail:

Information poster issued by the Royal Mail – click here.  Please share with anyone at risk of being ripped off by Scam Mail.  Thank you.

Footpath 34 diversion order.

click here for details.

Please contact the Clerk if you wish to receive a full copy of the DCC order.

Green Waste:

EDDC have started a garden waste collection scheme from the Spring of 2018.  Follow this link for further details and to register interest:

A-Z of Recycling – list:

Are you sometimes unclear about which bin or bag some some of your recycling items should go in?

Here is a comprehensive list from the EDDC of what should go where.

Click here

All Saints Defibrillator:

Following the recent training event at All Saints Village Hall, it was requested that training / instructional videos be made available for residents to watch and understand what the defibrillator is for and how it can be used. These videos are below, via hyperlinks to the YouTube video hosting site. ASPC is not responsible for any other content found via this website.  [More info about the defibrillator below.]

HEARTSINE 500p model:

LIFEPAK CR-Plus model:    (nb: Lifepak “patient” not available in UK )


You should have received a bright yellow envelope through your letterbox which contains two separate questionnaires, a covering letter and 2 prepaid envelopes – a green one, and a blue one. The Parish Council would ask all parishioners to spare a few minutes to complete these forms as fully as possible and to return them to the Council by the 30th October so that the Council can use the information provided to help plan for the future of the parish. The Council wants to listen to your views; this is an ideal opportunity to tell the Council what you want for your parish. The higher the response rate, the more accurate the data analysis will be and thus the better informed the Council will be afterwards.

HOUSING NEED SURVEY Spare copy:  Housing Need Survey PDF version

PARISH SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE Spare Copy:  Community Consultation Survey Questionnaire PDF

EDDC: Recycling information leaflet   (August 2017):

Click here

All Saints Village Hall News:

9th July 2017


After an up-beat report upon the activities of our Village Hall last month, what a shame to now report that two items, both with Health and Safety implications, have gone missing.

Firstly, the First Aid kit behind the bar has been removed.

Secondly, to replace an old unstable step ladder, the Hall recently purchased, at some expense, an aluminium ladder meeting modern standards of safety. These too have been removed.

If anyone has any information regarding their whereabouts, please contact Clive Bareham (01460 221088) as the the Hall would be very grateful for their safe return.

General Election – Tiverton and Honiton constituency:

RESULT OF GENERAL ELECTION 8/6/17:        click here

All Saints Defibrillator:

All Saints Parish Councillors are delighted to announce that the parish is now the owner of a new Defibrillator, situated at the Village Hall. This equipment is designed to provide emergency resuscitation to anyone in need. The Clerk, Paul Hayward, will be arranging training for this equipment over the coming months but it must be pointed out that the AED (automated external defibrillator) is designed to be used even by someone with NO medical or First Aid training.

The Defibrillator was provided by the Parish Council in conjunction with Devon County Council Locality Funding and is registered with the South West Ambulance Service who will direct you to it in case of emergency need. Signs have been displayed around the parish marking its location.
( pictured: Chairman, Councillors and Clerk )

Grit Bins:

The Clerk would be grateful to hear from any parishioners who spot an empty or half-full Grit Bin during their travels around the parish. If you can let the Clerk know the location ( and possibly the ID number ) he can then arrange for these to be re-filled. Thank you.


The Clerk would be grateful to hear from any parishioners who spot a pothole likely to cause damage / injury during their travels around the parish.  If you can let the Clerk know the location ( with any supplementary identifying information ) he can then arrange for these to be reported to Devon CC. Thank you. Alternatively, members of the public can visit the DCC website here and make a report on-line.


click here

All Saints Parish Council meetings 2017:

The Parish Council has agreed to move the bi-monthly meetings to the first Tuesday of each designated month.  In order to help with diaries the proposed dates for PC meetings for the future are as follows:

Proposed meetings of ASPC for 2017:

Please Click here for list.

Planning clinics:

Following changes to the EDDC planning procedures for Parish Councils, the fortnightly planning clinic at the Village Hall will end with immediate effect.  Any parishioners or residents wishing to make representations to their elected Councillors about planning matters or planning applications are respectfully asked to attend the next scheduled meeting of the Council where an opportunity to speak / discuss such matters will be provided, either before or during the meeting.  These meetings will be publicised beforehand on this website and on the Village Hall Noticeboard – Clerk. 23.2.16

Boundary Commission:  Electoral Review of East Devon:

Your views will make a difference.

Boundary Commission  for details


As part of the Parish Council’s Bad Weather provision, sandbags are provided free-of-charge to residents in case of need. They are, however, supplied empty and will require filling by the user before use. Sand is available from local retailers in Axminster. Please contact Cllr. Bob Speed on 01297 33330 or the Clerk (number above) if you anticipate a requirement in the near future.

Please plan ahead. It may not be possible to respond to requests immediately and therefore, residents should ensure that they hold sufficient bags in case of emergency.

Thank you.

Press Release: All Saints Parish Council  –  Foundation Award:

All Saints Parish Council is delighted to report that it was recently awarded Quality Foundation status by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), one of only 6 councils in Devon to achieve this award to date ….

for full press release:   Click here

Dog Fouling

EDDC have asked the Parish Council to identify, and publicly mark, any dog-fouling hot-spots within the parish boundary with a suitable sticker (click here). If you know of any areas that are in need of a warning, please contact the clerk on 077 11 92 92 27 and a suitable sticker will be applied.

East  Devon Local Plan Consultation

Click on this link for information:

click here

Green Deal advice

Click here  for details

Free Smoke Alarms

Click here for information

EDDC  ‘Pick It Up’  campaign

Click here for larger poster

The  EDDC’s ‘Pick It Up’ campaign is a reminder about the responsibility for cleaning up dog fouling, that it is ultimately down to the owner or handler of the dog.

 Witnesses: Another helpful matter is for any witnesses who see dog fouling and the owners not picking up to provide us with the following:

Full description of the dog
Male or Female owner
Exact Location of fouling

 If there is a regular pattern for the dog walker, for example they walk their dog at around 08:30hrs each day, all this information will be useful so that we can target these people at specific times and create a window of opportunity to catch them.

 If you wish to report any incidents please contact our Customer Service Centre on 01395 571517 and a call can be logged.  This will be referred to the Environmental Health Dept and dealt with by an officer.

Axminster Cancer Information Cafe

Click for larger version

Doctors in Devon encourage people to look in on the elderly

Click here for more information.

NHS database

To read more, Click here.


From: All Saints Parish Council   To:  All parishioners

It has been widely reported that Devon County Council will need to make yet further Budget cuts of around £110,000,000 to services over the next few years.  A very large proportion of this sum will be borne by the Highways Department.

In consequence, the Parish Council expects that, besides a great reduction in road maintenance, there will be a loss, at the very least, of many hours of the lengths-mans’ allocated time.

The Parish Council is also endeavouring to ‘balance the budget’ without a big increase to the Precept. Therefore, we request farmers and others in this Parish whose land runs along any public highway to make sure please that all ditches and drains are kept clear, especially after hedge-trimming and other works.

Please help to keep our Parish beautiful and most importantly safe.

Stop Line Way Cycle Route – Survey

The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is carrying out some interpretation work on the Stop Line Way cycle route (Seaton to Axminster section).  They are asking if people in the surrounding area would be able to help by taking part in a quick on-line survey:

click here

Should you have any questions about the survey or interpretation of the route, please contact Katherine Findlay on tel. 01823 681933 or email:-

Best wishes from the Making it Local Team

Tel. 01823 680626



Healthwatch Devon

Speak out today!  – Click here

National Planning Policy Framework

The National Policy Plannning Framework is available on-line:  – (click here)

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Axminster –  (Gateway only)now:  Thursday 9.30 – 12.30  Methodist Church Hall,  Lyme Road,  Axminster  (no telephone contact)  Seaton – (Drop in Service)Wednesday & Friday  9.30 –12.3001297 24380  –  for more information click here.


Please be advised that Acting Sgt Stephen Paynter has replaced Sgt Peter Trudgeon for a period of approximately six months. He will be covering both Axminster and Seaton Police Station. 

The old non-emergency number has now been disconnected – telephone number 101 should now be used. 

Non-Emergency Number 101  – to report a non-urgent crime or for general police enquiries:

If a crime has already happened·         

To give information about crime·         

To speak to your local officer     

Textphone:  18001 101 If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired 


In an emergency always call 999

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