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.

Local Activities & Information

If you have anything you would like displayed on this page, please contact the clerk to the parish council.

Local Information Sheet

Footpaths map for All Saints parish

A-Z of Recycling   for a comprehensive list of what should go in which bin or bag.

Village Show 2019
For updates please see the Newsletter.
Colouring Art
There is a new category for this year’s show called Colouring Art. There are three classes with a different colouring for each one.  Juniors up to and including 7 years old should colour the Tortoise; juniors aged 8 to 14 should colour the Butterfly; and adults should colour the Mandala.  Templates are provided below (click  for links to designs) if you would like to print them yourself and copies will also be available at all the Village Breakfasts from March onwards. You can also ring Gillian Gee (01297 32356) to arrange to call in for a copy.
NGS Open Garden  5th to 7th July in Smallridge

We are opening our one and a third of an acre garden for the National Garden Scheme on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019, 1.30-5.30 pm.  This is a plantaholic’s garden, designed for year round structure and colour.  We have many specimen trees, shrubs and a large collection of herbaceous plants, over 200 roses, woodland shrubs, dahlias, a small orchard, vegetable patch, small pond, alpine house and alpine troughs.  There are steep banks planted with trees and shrubs, and wild flowers, and with a seat and view point at the top.  Chickens roam the bank.

There will be an interesting and well stocked plant stall, a silversmith from Chardstock selling her jewellery, Dave Wicken, our local artist’s cards, and Jack from Chardstock with a demonstration of scroll saw art with goods to sell.  We are fortunate to have home made cakes supplied by an expert baker, none other than our very own Sue Reynolds!  They are not to be missed!

Dogs on leads are welcome and most of the garden is wheelchair accessible.  Admission £4.50, children free.  Photographs of the garden can be seen on the National Garden Scheme website (  Last year the NGS donated £3.1 million to nursing and health charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK, Carers Trust, Queen’s Nursing Institute and MS Society.

Socks Orchard, Smallridge, Axminster EX13 7JN    Tel: 01297 33693 or 07960191849

Directions:  2 miles from Axminster on A358 towards Chard, left at Weycroft Mill traffic lights, pass Ridgeway Hotel on left, continue on lane for half a mile, and park in field opposite.

Hilary and Michael Pritchard


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.

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