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Our next village event will be AGM meeting on 22nd June 2021 at 7:00 PM in Castle Cottage, Blakeshill Road

Parish Council

Read the Parish Council Minutes of 5th May 2021

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 30th June 2021 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

Millennium Green

Latest News

LUC grants

Landkey organisations or individuals might be eligible for a grant through Landkey United Charities.

Shop / Post Office

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Newsletter

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Landkey Newsletter
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Parish Council Chairman, Richard Halliday, lays a wreath at the village war memorial at the Act of Remembrance on 8th November 2020. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 8th November 2020.
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In Brief

Find the Landkey Village Open Forum on:
Facebook logo

Next Event

Our next village event will be AGM meeting on 22nd June 2021 at 7:00 PM in Castle Cottage, Blakeshill Road

Parish Council

Read the Parish Council Minutes of 5th May 2021

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 30th June 2021 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

Millennium Green

Latest News

LUC grants

Landkey organisations or individuals might be eligible for a grant through Landkey United Charities.

Shop / Post Office

Opening Times

Newsletter

Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
here

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Parish Council Chairman, Richard Halliday, lays a wreath at the village war memorial at the Act of Remembrance on 8th November 2020. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 8th November 2020.
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Welcome to the website for Landkey, a peaceful village located within the rolling green hills of North Devon, England.

Landkey is characterised by a sense of community among its residents, especially among those who have dwelt here for many years and who have an intimate knowledge of the history and culture of the village. Landkey has welcomed many new residents in recent years as successive house-building projects have been completed and it is hoped that initiatives such as the establishment of this website will help to strengthen this sense of community by making available to all residents information about their village in a readily-accessible format.

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Notices

  • Documents added:

    Under "Parish Council", "Reports and Policies and Documents", we have added new policy documents, including an Annual Governance Statement for 2021, which are now available to view.

    From Charles Waldron on 17th Jun 2021
  • Link Road upgrade work - June newsletter :

    Griffiths, the engineers responsible for the work to upgrade the Link Road, have published a newsletter for June 2021 in which they detail the current progress with the project. It can be accessed below.

    From Charles Waldron on 28th May 2021
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Website Guide

These are some of the things that you can do on this website:

Link Road Closures

Improvement work on the North Devon Link is now proceeding and will eventually lead to better road connections. While the work is under way, though, it will mean some inconvenience for motorists, including traffic lights and periodic road closures. Details are given in these documents:

From Martyn Isaac, 28th May 2021

Millennium Green News

    15th Jun 2021

    LMG Trust AGM DUE TO FURTHER RESTRICTIONS

    The AGM will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 in  Michael Gee's (Chair) garden to comply with extended restrictions. This is Castle Cottage (100 yds east of the Village Hall on Blakeshill Rd) The meeting is open to all and usually quite short, but it is an important occasion for trustees to meet villagers and hear their views.

    CHAIR’S REPORT TO AGM

    To mark LMG’s 21st Birthday I thought it might be useful to mark the achievements and challenges of the last year in terms of our Statement of Aims (in heavy type) as set out in our founding Deed.

    Make a substantial contribution to life of whole community In Pandemic year there is heart-warming evidence from donations for face-masks sold in the shop to accounts on Landkey Village Forum that the Green is hugely important to the Landkey community, and particularly by providing an area of ‘freedom’ in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions. Over the years there have been donations to the Green as memorials, and these are now recorded in a Book. During the year we have improved our presence on the Landkey Village website. Covid-19 has restricted community events, but we are planning a Birthday Party for the whole community.

    Be able to be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities Our welcome boards state that we are here for all.

    Be open and evident to visitors to the Locality as well as inhabitants The Green is well signed from the Village Car Park. It is ‘open’ at all times, and is a convenient route for inhabitants of Harford Way and users of the MUGA and Allotments.

    Be an attractive place for people to take air and exercise, meet others and pursue leisure activities and pastimes consistent with shared enjoyment of the whole of the land Thanks to our volunteers the Green is maintained to a high standard, inspected daily and kept clean, and particular thanks go again to Norman, Mike and Chris. The acquisition at the end of the year of a Kubota BX261 tractor and Trimax Ezeemow 155 mower will enable this to continue well in to the future, and the generosity of the donors is appreciated hugely and will be marked. We are happy to make the Green available for appropriate uses by groups, but this year Covid-19 regulations have restricted such activities.

    Include an area suitable for community events and celebrations  We have identified an area on our land near the football pavilion (with its power supply) that would be suitable for green hard standing for community events. We have ensured this is on the local authority list to be funded from ‘planning gain’ when funds are available. If a new Village Hall is constructed there could be more opportunities.

    Include significant ‘natural’ areas where people can enjoy Nature and wildlife at first hand With woodland, mazzard orchard, historic hedge banks, pasture, stream and the line of an old leat the Green embraces a wide range of ‘natural’ areas for people to enjoy. Such areas present challenges, -an example being an outbreak of Ash Die-back disease. We need to remove diseased trees and thin the woodland. Mark has been a great help, but we will also need to pay for a forestry contractor. We brought together a number of management needs in a Lottery application, and a disappointment of the year has been that we were unsuccessful. We are looking at other sources of funds, because the work still needs to be done.

    Make a positive contribution to the local environment and respect the local character of the area. The unique feature of the Green’s ‘localness’ is its mazzard trees, and these continue to be safeguarded.

    Remain safely and conveniently accessible from Inhabitants’ homes. There are now six entry points to the Green, plus one ‘informal’ one. The new path to Harford Way and the access to the MUGA and allotments are well used.

    Michael Gee, 12 May 2021

    Other news:

  • Millennium Green Trustee Vacancy
  • Special birthday!
  • Ash Die-Back Disease
  • Traditional Wildflower meadow
  • Photographic Competition
  • Memorial Book/Memorial Policy

Public Consultation for 150 new houses

Landkey residents are invited to view and comment on plans to build 150 new homes on land adjacant to Birch Road on the north side of the village. These properties would be built on land to the east of the recently-completed Mazzard View development. The relevant links are given here:

From Charles Waldron, 9th November 2020

Bulletins from North Devon Council

Landkey residents might be interested to read these bulletins whch have been procuded by North Devon Council. The first gives advice for anyone needing financial support during the pandemic. The following two offer advice on staying healthy during the pandemic while the final one invites participants to be aware of their carbon footprint.

From Martyn Isaac, 18th January 2021 and 26th October 2020

News Blogs

We do not have any new News Blogs at present, but ...

Landkey Parish Council encourages village residents to make use of the facilities that are available to all on this website. If there is an issue that concerns village life that you feel needs to be addressed, place it on the "Your Point of View" page and it will be sent to a parish councillor who will reply, if you ask for a response.

You might also like to add an item of news to the News Blog page or to upload an image. If, so, simply contact the web administrator on the email address below and ask for a login facility.

The Parish Council also welcomes the addition of village events to the "Events Calendar". The calendar is shared with St Paul's Church (as church events are also village events) and it would be good to have more events listed from the village in general. If you have an event that you would like to place, feel free to enter it on the "Add Event" page.

If you would like to submit events, blogs or Points of View regularly, you might prefer to obtain a login facility as this will enable you to subsequently edit your data if required or to add from a stored template to save time. To obtain a login facility, contact Charles at cerwaldron@gmail.com.

We do not have any recent news items to show but please feel free to follow the link below to visit our News Blogs Page

Points of View

We do not have any recent Points of View to show but please feel free to follow the link below to visit our Points of View page. We welcome points of view from Landkey residents, so please let us know of any village issue which is of interest or concern to you. It could be that others share your views!


Points of View Page
Landkey in Pictures
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Landkey's Alphabet of Parishes plaque, 1994. Artwork @copyright Judy Barber.
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The Landkey Sculpture. Created by local artist Polly Pocock, this distinctive artwork stands at the entrance to the northern side of village and is made up of local stone from nearby Venn Quarry and is in the shape of the Landkey parish boundary. The sculpture was commissioned by Landkey Parish Council and was inspired following a consultation with local people to seek ideas on what Landkey meant to them. It was unveiled on July 25th 2009.
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Landkey village hall.
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Landkey's Millennium Green, opened in June 2000, is appreciated daily by local residents who make use of this valuable amenity. At the time, it was one of just 250 Greens created nationwide as part of the government's plans to mark the millennium.