As per previous years, the Parish Council is pleased to announce they are able to offer the opportunity for groups in the Parish to apply for grants for capital projects and purchases. For an application form please contact Debbie Radford-Lewis, Parish Clerk on

Forms can be returned by post or email but preferable in a typed format for ease of reading. Deadline for return 9am on Friday July 25th 2017 with the decisions being made at the August meeting.

No late applications will be accepted.


SUMMER 2017 

We are looking for new members to join our small club. We have two tennis courts at the beautiful Recreation Association field. Twice a week, weather permitting, we meet informally to play. Only basic skills needed, as we are all improvers! Full details are posted at the courts. We also like to encourage hiring of the courts on a casual basis.

If you would like to make direct contact with us, please ring Linda or Gil Bellshaw on 01647 61479 or Ian Gass on 01647 61136

or email:

Great news for recycling food waste

From 1st April 2017 residents will be able to line their kitchen caddy or food waste container with any type of plastic bag. This means that any of the following can now be used to line the containers;

  • supermarket carrier bags
  • small pedal bin liners
  • bread bags
  • small amounts of newspaper
  • compostable liners

This improvement to the weekly collection service will make it even easier to recycle food waste whilst keeping containers clean.

From April, food waste will be taken to a different facility where they are able to remove plastic bags during the recycling process and use them to generate power.

The Anaerobic Digestor in Holsworthy, Devon will convert food waste into electricity, and the liquid fertiliser that is also produced ensures that essential nutrients are returned to the land.

Compostable liners will still be accepted however, Teignbridge Council will no longer be supplying approved liners to local stockists for resale.

More essential information about the waste and recycling service will be inside the annual recycling guide and calendar that is being delivered to households across Teignbridge at the beginning of April.  In the meantime, for more details about the weekly food waste collection service visit

Tedburn Kitchen

Can you help with our community project?

The idea is that we give the gift of a home-cooked, oven ready meal to people who might have trouble cooking at the moment, maybe due to moving home, illness, a new baby, or having lost a loved one.  The Methodist church provides freezer space and containers for meals.  If you’re cooking, you put a few extra portions aside and give to one of our members, to freeze, ready to give when needed. We then co-ordinate delivery of the meals to people who need them, by friends or neighbours.

In our first month we have provided more than 30 meals to local households, and have received lots of lovely thankyou messages.

If you can help, with occasional cooking, or (just as important) letting us know of people who might need this, you can contact Helen Fry on 07772 436516, or search ‘Tedburn Kitchen’ on facebook.

Tedburn Kitchen is a project based at Tedburn Methodist Church.


The following dates have been booked for informal drop-in surgeries with Community Beat Officer Jon Croft/PCSO Paul Tucker.          

Parishioners are invited to attend police surgeries on the following dates to discuss matters of local importance or to talk confidentially with your local policing team.

Thursday 27th July 2017                 18.00-19.00 Pathfinder Village Hall


‘Your Tedburn – Our History’

The Little Chapel Trustees and the Parish Council are working together to set up a permanent display of our village history in the Little Chapel which will be open to the public on a regular basis.

As you will know from recent displays in the Village Hall we have a multitude of articles, letters, cuttings and artefacts from the last hundred years or so. We would like to be able to display these for the enjoyment of parishioners and visitors.

We have a number of people interested in helping with the project but we need help with:

  • Display of items
  • Cataloguing and Archiving
  • Management of the Project

If you can help, please contact either Terry Wood 01647 61454 or

Gil Bellshaw 01647 61479           Email:


Need something to do on a Tuesday evening then why not try BADMINTON in the village hall?

Any age, any ability, fun and fortnightly. You never know you could be an Olympic Champion!

Contact Malcolm on 01647 61511.

2nd Tuesday of the month, check the Tedburn Times for dates 7pm-11pm or just drop in.

See you there.


Acorn is looking for volunteer’s to help us continue to support the elderly and vulnerable in our communities. Whilst we live in a beautiful part of the country, our rural location can be isolating for some individuals. Acorn works hard to reduce this isolation by support the emotional and social needs of the elderly.

We are in search of volunteers who can contribute some volunteering time. That could be anything from 1 hour a month to one morning a month.

The services that need support are:

  • being prepared to drive clients to appointments such as the GP surgery, hospital or podiatry clinics;
  • driving our minibus to Sainsbury’s so our clients can do their shopping (minibus training provided);
  • Engaging with our clients at our various services which include coffee mornings, lunch clubs and much much more

If you have any time please do call Jackie Thomas on 01647 252701.


Free service – Tedburn Community Library
Need something different to read without going into town? Come and see our large selection of books and dvds. Open Saturdays
10am till 12 and Thursdays 3 till 4.30 in the Methodist Hall, when possible. No charge or membership required (yes, really. We just ask that you return the books when finished). We are very grateful for extra volunteers and also small donations of ‘popular’ books & dvds in good condition. Any enquiries to Chris on 61311. Thank you.


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