This is the information website for All Saints Parish.

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.

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Flooding at Weycroft

To get up to date (near real-time) updates on the water levels at Weycroft,

Newsflash: 29th January 2024


All Saints Pantomime Society

Did Arthur marry Guinevere? Did Morgana marry her Jester? Or, are these also tales of mythology?

In any event, what a fabulous end to a wet, then cold and frosty, then wet and balmy, January.

I of course refer to All Saints Pantomime Society’s performances of King Arthur and the Knights of the Wobbly Table (25th– 27th January, 2024).

This year we have welcomed many new faces to our society who have brought innovative thoughts and ideas to keep the society fresh and progressive. I’m not going to mention individuals but need to thank everyone involved, be it on stage, behind the scenes or front of house, for their efforts in making our show a success.

We couldn’t, in fact we’d have no need to, do it without the audiences and it was great to see our auditorium packed with local revellers entering into the true spirit of pantomime. The boos and hisses; the cheers and applause all helped make the three evenings memorable for all. I am a great believer that, if the cast are having fun on stage then the audience will join in the fun. Based on the energy in the Hall, I think the cast had loads of fun!

If you feel you’d like to be part of our merry band in the future, please get in touch.

Thanks again everyone.
Steve Holt

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Newsflash: 21st December 2023

The latest All Saints’ Newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section.

Also – if you’re unsure of the Holiday waste collection dates, check out our sister website here for a link to EDDC.

Newsflash: 7th December 2023

There is an update about the All Saints Parish Council Casual Vacancies.

Newsflash: 1st December 2023

Due to unexpected circumstances, there are 2 new casual vacancies on the All Saints Parish Council.

Newsflash: 28th October 2023


All Saints Pantomime Society are once again performing their annual production which this year is…

King Arthur and the Knights of the Wobbly Table

A tale of scheming, intrigue and much hilarity! Held in the All Saints Village Hall on the 25th, 26th and 27th January, 2024.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children – prices are held from 2023 – so no increase this year.

Tickets will be available from Monday 8th January, 2024.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Barbara Foulkes 01297 35687.

Tickets also available from the 8th January on Monday and Friday evenings at the Village Hall
between 7.30 and 8.30pm.

Newsflash: 21st November 2023

Our sister website has now had its makeover and is live.  Visit and subscribe to get latest updates to your inbox.

Visit to take a peek.

Thank you,
All Saints Parish Council

Newsflash: 16th November 2023

Following on from our Coming soon… newsflash, we’re please to say that the will be getting its new look next week.

The website will be unavailable for some of the time during the updates, but this will be kept to a minimum.

If you have any questions, contact the Parish Clerk.

Thank you,
All Saints Parish Council

Newsflash: 10th November 2023

The latest All Saints’ Newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section.

Newsflash: 9th November 2023

The minutes for the September Parish Council meeting have been published.

Approved Mintues 5th September 2023

Newsflash: 4th November 2023

1. An Agenda for the upcoming Parish Council Meeting has been published.

Agenda 7th November 2023 ORD

2. There is a new Axminster Division Report from Ian Hall, our Division County Councillor.

Axminster Division November 2023 Report

3. Flooding – see this request from the council if you have been or are affected by flooding.


Coming soon…

The website is getting a new look

The All Saints Parish Council official website, is getting a bit of a makeover. The changes will make it easier to find what you are looking for and will include a search facility and a comprehensive menu at the top of each page. There will also be a subscribe facility so you never miss a bit of news.

Part of the makeover is to do some housekeeping. This involves removing some clutter (old links and documents) from the website. But fear not – they will be preserved in an archive. Contact the Parish Clerk for more information or if you need access to an archived document.

Also, the website will become the sole home of official Parish Council documents. Rather than duplicating documents across two websites (here and there!) as we have been doing, this  community website ( will simply link to the site.

Some documents will take a while to migrate – so bear with us as we make the transition. The website might be offline for a day when the changes go live. We’ll let you know when this is about to happen.

Also, through the winter, we will also be giving a makeover to this website – We will keep you posted on progress and timelines later in the year.

Comments and questions, as usual, to the Parish Clerk.

Thank you,

All Saints Parish Council

Newsflash: 13th October, 2023

There is a casual vacancy to join the Parish Council. Expiry of notice period for election is on 20th October, 2023.
Click below to see the Returning Officer’s notice.

Newsflash: 9th October, 2023

There is a casual vacancy to join the Parish Council. Because no petition was filed, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option. Click below to see the Returning Officer’s notice.

CVP4 No Petition


Is Your House Leaking Heat?

The Blackdown Hills Parish Network will be offering a free thermal scan of your house conducted by your Parish Council later in the year – when the weather is colder and your boiler is in action.  (Autumn/Winter 2023)

For more information and to register interest:     BHPN IR camera publicity


A Casual Vacancy exits on the Council (July 2023).

If you are interested in helping your community and fellow residents by serving as a Parish Councillor, please contact the Clerk, of the Chairman, of the Council (details below) for further information.

ASPC Co-option Poster July 2023

Form CVP3 New (re casual vacancy Sept 2023)

COVID-19 Updates and community response
Please see our webpage, accessible from the menu above, for COVID-19 updates and information about our community response.
Website Accessibility

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 )

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.

Link:    click here


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

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.