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Our next village event will be Mothers Union meeting on 26th September 2018 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall


Read the Parish Council Minutes of 5th September 2018

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 3rd October 2018 at 7:30 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road


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Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain cycle race passed through Landkey at around 1:40pm on Monday 3rd September 2018. The first cyclists to appear in Blakeshill Road formed a peloton of 5 riders and, in the picture, these are (from the front), Matthew Teggart (Ireland), Alessandro Tonelli (Italy), Scott Davies (Wales), Cameron Meyer (Australia) and (partially hidden) Erick Rowsell (UK). The main group of 191 followed a few minutes later. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 6th September 2018.
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In Brief


Find the Landkey Village Open Forum on:

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In Brief


Our next village event will be Mothers Union meeting on 26th September 2018 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall


Read the Parish Council Minutes of 5th September 2018

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 3rd October 2018 at 7:30 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road


Shop / Post Office:

Opening Times
From 1st January 2018


Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
here

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Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain cycle race passed through Landkey at around 1:40pm on Monday 3rd September 2018. The first cyclists to appear in Blakeshill Road formed a peloton of 5 riders and, in the picture, these are (from the front), Matthew Teggart (Ireland), Alessandro Tonelli (Italy), Scott Davies (Wales), Cameron Meyer (Australia) and (partially hidden) Erick Rowsell (UK). The main group of 191 followed a few minutes later. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 6th September 2018.
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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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  • From Charles Waldron on 19th September 2018: Local residents might like to know that Devonshire Homes are preparing to make a planning application to build a further 40 homes on land adjoining Mazzard View where 77 homes are currently being constructed. 20 of the new homes will be affordable for local people and 20 will be open-market. They held a public information event at their Mazzard View marketing suite in Birch Road on Tuesday 18th September 2018 which a number of local residents attended. If anyone would like to contact Devonshire Homes, their telephone number is 01271 322584. Further information on these plans may be viewed here: Public Consultation Poster
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Cycle Tour of Britain - an exciting moment!

The excitement built gradually during the morning, with John and Janette having displayed bunting on the front of their shop and having placed bicycles high on the front of the building, all hinting at something special to come! The weather was calm with the suggestion of intermittent drizzle, but nothing to spoil the occasion, the forecast had assured us.

As the morning progressed, more bunting appeared in Blakeshill Road, tables became laden with drinks and Shelley's snack van took up position at the bottom of Acland Road. By 1pm, the street was lined with villagers eager to catch sight of the 196 cyclists taking part in stage 2 of the 2018 Tour of Britain cycle race.

At 1:20pm, police and event marshal motorcycles appeared dramatically with blue lights flashing and horns blaring, all adding to the tension. How far had the cyclists reached on their way from Cranbook? Word then went out that they had gone through South Molton and were now heading our way! More motorcycles appeared, each one as if to say that the cyclists were that bit closer. Then a car bearing the logo of a cycle team, and then another, all met with cheers from the waiting spectators.

Shortly after 1:30pm, John announced: "They are in Swimbridge!" Then more motorbikes, more team cars, some now with bikes on their roof. It was 1:40pm. Surely the moment had come!

Then, around the bend in the road near the Castle pub, a group of 5 riders, cycling very fast (this was a sprint stage, after all!) behind their team cars, approached almost before we realised they were upon us! Photos were taken and hearty cheers expressed, before they disappeared from view on their way into Barnstaple.

We had been told that the peloton 5 were about 6 minutes ahead of the main pack and, sure enough, a few minutes later the road was suddenly filled with a mass of enthusiastic cyclists, all determined to make it through our village and be on their way to the greater challenges of Bratton Fleming and Challacombe. They all received loud cheers from Landkey villagers to send them on their way and, almost as soon as they had arrived, the last cyclists were disappearing from view beyond the war memorial.

We learned afterwards that the 5 leading cyclists were Erick Rowsell (UK), Scott Davies (Wales), Alessandro Tonelli (Italy), Matthew Teggart (Ireland) and Cameron Meyer (Australia). Cameron Meyer went on to win the stage, it seems. Well done to all of them, but especially to Cameron Meyer. And thank you to Ovo Energy for providing such a memorable occasion for our village!

4th September 2018.

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From Charles Waldron on 2nd June 2018:

Contributions welcome!

Residents of Landkey are welcome to add content to this website. If you are planning to hold an event in the village, you might wish to advertise it (free of charge) here, by going to the "Village Events" and "Add Event" page.

Photographs of Landkey are always welcome, whether they be of village events, historical scenes or anything of interest to local residents. To upload a photo, please contact me on cerwaldron@gmail.com for login information.

Points of view of local people are likewise welcomed, and these can be contributed at the "Parish Council", "Your Point of View" page.

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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.