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Our next village event will be Community Day on 23rd June 2018 at 12:00 PM in Millennium Green, etc.


Mazzard Watch
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The mazzard blossom this year lasted from St George's Day (23rd April) until well into May and provided a scenic view on the Millennium Green. The fruit has now set and will ripen in the next few weeks.

1st June 2018


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Bluebells in Harford Woods on 7th May 2018. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th June 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 Community Day on 23rd June 2018 at 12:00 PM in Millennium Green, etc.


Mazzard Watch
(Click or tap on image..)

Highslide JS
The mazzard blossom this year lasted from St George's Day (23rd April) until well into May and provided a scenic view on the Millennium Green. The fruit has now set and will ripen in the next few weeks.

1st June 2018


Read the Parish Council Minutes of 2nd May 2018


Shop / Post Office:

Opening Times
From 1st January 2018


Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
here

Recent Images Highslide JS
Bluebells in Harford Woods on 7th May 2018. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th June 2018.
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From Charles Waldron on 18th December 2017:

Subject: Christmas Tree Festival and Nativity Play

The nave of St Paul's church took on a festive feel when 10 Landkey organisations contributed decorated Christmas trees to be put on display from 15th - 17th December 2017 as part of the church Christmas Tree Festival.

A great deal of work had been put in to make the trees look festive and this was appreciated by the visitors who came along to inspect them and then to cast a vote for their favourite.

The presence of the trees added to the seasonal feel at the church Nativity Play on Sunday 17th December. Led by Angela Bellamy, this was an unrehearsed retelling of the story of Jesus' birth but Angela ably involved members of the congregation to take the various parts and the result was a production which was thoroughly enjoyed by the congregation which numbered at least 60.

The star of the show, though, was Coco the donkey, who was kindly loaned for the occasion by Emma and Adrian Ley. Joseph Ley played the part of Joseph and led Coco, ridden by Isabelle Ley as Mary, into the church at the appropriate moment.

The organisations who contributed trees to the Festival were: Landkey Brownies, Landkey Guides, Landkey WI, St Paul's Mothers' Union, Landkey United Fellowship, Landkey Horticultural Society, Landkey Village Hall, Landkey Primary School, Landkey Parish Council and Swimbridge Nursing Home. Lyncroft Stores made a financial contribution. Thank you to all for helping to make this a successful event.

From Charles Waldron on 12th November 2017:

Subject: Landkey remembers

There was scarcely a seat to spare in Landkey village hall on 12th November 2017 as local residents came together to pay their respects to those in the armed forces who have been killed or wounded while defending our nation.

In a break with tradition, the 2017 Remembrance service was held in Landkey village hall, rather than in the church as has been the custom in previous years. This change was made to avoid the necessity of making the long walk up the from church to the war memorial after the service. Local residents seemed to feel that this was a helpful alteration.

The service was led by Chris James, who forms part of the clergy team which serves the group of churches which includes St Paul's, and his sermon included readings of poems by local poet, David Prowse. There was a feeling of enthusiasm for the occasion among those gathered and this was expressed in the volume of the hymn singing, which could surely have been heard from outside the hall!

More village residents joined those making the short walk up from the hall for the Act of Remembrance after the service, swelling the number of those wishing to pay their respects to at least 80. A wreath was laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by children, Izzy and Sam, pupils from Landkey Primary School. A wreath was also laid on behalf of St Paul's Church while individuals also laid crosses.

From Marcia Clayton on 6th November 2017:

Subject: Daffodil Planting - 11th November 2017

Many villagers will have noticed and enjoyed the lovely Spring daffodils that were planted around the village by the Parish Council and Horticultural Society last year. The Society would like to add to this display and has purchased more bulbs to be planted. However, we really need some help so if you can spare an hour or so we would be really grateful.

We will be meeting at the lower end of Bakery Way at 9.30 am on Saturday, 11 November and hope to see as many of you there as possible.

From Charles Waldron on 8th October 2017:

Subject: Remembrance

On Sunday 12th November, St Paul's church will, on behalf of the village, be holding the annual service to remember all those men and women who have died while serving in the defence of our nation.

In a break with tradition, though, the service this year will be held in the village hall rather than in the church. This change has been made to make it more convenient for those attending the service to then be present at the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial at 11:00 am by avoiding the need to make the long walk up from the church after the service ends.

We hope that as many parish residents as possible will feel welcome to join us at this important time.

From Richard Prowse on 2nd August 2017:

Subject: Neighbourhood Plan

A well-attended meeting on July 18th in the Village Hall discussed the possibility of the village setting up a Neighbourhood Plan Group.  An explanation of the process was given by Graham Townsend of North Devon District Council.  Frank Benbow from Bratton Fleming related his experiences of leading the process in his village, explaining that it was hard work and very time-consuming, but worthwhile.  There was much discussion and many questions asked and eventually several people volunteered to be part of a Steering Group to take the process forward.   This Group will meet during August - date to be confirmed-  and once it has been formally constituted we will publish the list of members, but it is still be open for others to join the if they feel they have something to contribute.  At each stage it will be important to consult widely and let everyone know what is being discussed.  It is vital that the whole Community is involved as the ultimate aim is to produce a Plan which commands the support of everyone and is approved by public referendum.   More news will be posted as we move forward.