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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


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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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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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From Michael Gee on 21st October 2016:

Subject: Landkey Carols

Nearly twenty people attended the meeting on restoring the special Landkey carolling tradition in a modern form. The Wren Trust, (folk music experts), Landkey School and Newport School want to be involved, and now we need to develop plans and raise serious money, so the target is the run-up to Christmas 2017, not this year.

If you want to help or know more please contact Michael Gee, 831462, m.gee320@btinternet.com .

From Charles Waldron on 9th October 2016:

Subject: Church Clock

Observant residents of the village and churchgoers may notice that the church clock has stopped. On Sunday 9th October after the morning service its mechanism was halted to allow a steeplejack to gain access to the face of the clock in order that a new dial may be fitted.

In January 2015, during a violent thunderstorm, the church was struck by lightning causing significant damage to the clock and roof. Much of the damage has already been repaired but the shattered dial is one of the last items to be replaced and we hope that this can be achieved successfully in the next week or so.

From on 31st August 2016:

Subject: Connecting Devon & Somerset - Broadband Update

The Parish Council has recently received a briefing letter from Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) concerning the provision of broadband in these two counties.

CDS is an organisation which has been set up to deliver next-generation broadband infrastructure to areas where the market has failed to invest. CDS is a public-private partnership aimed at drawing on the strengths of each sector to implement a cost efficient plan to bring superfast broadband to Devon and Somerset.

Their ambition is to provide superfast broadband speeds of over 24Mbps to 100% of premises in the CDS area by 2020. This is being achieved in two phases, the first covering 275,000 residents and businesses across the region while phase two will focus on the harder-to-reach areas such as the National Parks.

Here in the village of Landkey, BT Openreach has already installed fibre-optic cabling which allows residents to achieve download speeds in excess of 24Mbps, albeit at a higher cost compared with non-fibre. There may, though, be some residents in the more outlying areas of the parish who are unable to access these higher broadband speeds.

The CDS website provides fuller information and includes a broadband speed checker which some residents might find useful. Their website can be found at: http://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk

From Charles Waldron on 8th August 2016:

Subject: Vigil for Landkey War Dead

After their service on 7th August 2016, members of St Paul's Church held a brief vigil in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1. One hundred years ago that war was still raging and was claiming the lives of many soldiers, including some who lived in Landkey. In 1916, the Battle of the Somme was fought between July and November and was responsible for a large proportion of the military casualties.

The vigil took place beside a bed of poppies in the garden below the church. These poppies were planted in May this year using seed saved from poppies grown last year. Those poppies were grown from seed donated by the Diocese of Exeter in 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak war and they are named "Northlew" poppies in honour of the West Devon village which lost, proportionately, more of its soldiers than any other community in the UK in of World War 1.

The vigil included a roll-call of the names of the soldiers from Landkey who lost their lives in the Great War. Among the Landkey names called was that of Private Charles H Cornish who was serving in the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment when he was killed at Maricourt in northern France on 13th October 1915, the only casualty recorded on that day. Also called were T J Gratton and R G Lock who were awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry. We are grateful to the descendants of Private Cornish for allowing this information to be made public.

From Charles Waldron on 3rd August 2016:

Subject: Vigil by the Poppies

After the Family Service on 7th August we plan to hold a brief vigil in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1. One hundred years ago that war was still raging and was claiming the lives of many soldiers, including some who lived in Landkey. In 1916, the Battle of the Somme was fought between July and November and was responsible for a large proportion of the military casualties.

The vigil will take place beside the bed of poppies in the garden below the church. These poppies were planted in May this year using seed saved from poppies grown last year. Those poppies were grown from seed donated by the Diocese of Exeter in 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak war and they are named "Northlew" poppies in honour of the West Devon village which lost, proportionately, more of its soldiers than any other community in the UK in of World War 1.

The vigil will include a roll-call of the names of the soldiers from Landkey who lost their lives as well as readings.