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Our next village event will be Bible Study Series on 23rd October 2017 at 2:00 PM in The Old Manor, Landkey


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This image comes from a scan of a calendar page contributed by visitors to Landkey (on 10th August 2017) who had recently purchased a house in South Devon. On exploring their loft, they came across a calendar for 1964 and discovered this scene of St Paul's Church and Landkey Town bridge for July-August of that year. The house below the church, which is visible in the picture, was occupied by Mr and Mrs Mills with their daughters. Mr Mills was the Church Warden for many years and they left Landkey to live in Plymouth. Their house was demolished in 1964. We are grateful to the visitors for letting us have this picture and for Betty Parker for submitting it to be included on the village website. Image courtesy of Betty Parker (uploaded by C Waldron) 11th August 2017.
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Comments from Landkey residents on matters of relevance to the village are shown here. If you have a matter that you would like to comment on, please feel free to submit it on the "Your Point of View" page.

From Charles Waldron on 12th August 2017:

Intriguing image from 1964

A recent chance encounter has led to an image featuring St Paul's Church, dating from 1964, coming to light.

Landkey resident, Mrs Sue Kitching, was out walking with her grandchildren, on 10th August 2017, when a car drew up beside her and the occupants asked if she was local and if she had lived here for very long. When she answered yes to both questions, they explained that they had recently bought a house in South Devon and, on exploring the loft, came across a calendar dated 1964. One of the entries in the calendar, month of August was of Landkey Church and Landkey Town Bridge. They cut this page from the calendar and, as they were visiting Barnstaple that day, they drove around the village to find the church.

Mrs Kitchen lives next door to Bill and Bett Parker and, realising that the image and story might be of interest to other village residents, Bett suggested that it be added to the village (and church) websites.

Bett also passed on her knowledge that the house below the church was occupied by Mr and Mrs Mills with their daughters. Mr Mills was Churchwarden for many years and they left Landkey to live in Plymouth. The house was demolished in 1964 so this would have been one of the last images of it.

She also commented that the farm across the road was owned by Mr and Mrs Hill and their family, who later moved into a bungalow in Tanners Road. Apparently there used to be a blacksmith’s shop between the farm and the stream and, according to the late Dick Joy, when the stream was in flood the water would rise high enough to put the blacksmith’s fire out.

Bett wonders, as the couple who gave their neighbour the picture said they came from South Devon but didn’t say exactly where, whether house they purchased was once owned by Mr and Mrs Mills, hence the calendar being in the loft. However, as she says, "We’ll never, know will we?"

The image has been uploaded onto this site and may be viewed on this page (or on the Image Gallery).

From Charles Waldron on 13th July 2017:

A meeting was held in the village hall on 11th July 2017 by North Devon Council's Recyclemore team, led by Ricky McCormack, Head of Operational Services.

The aim of the meeting was to review matters arising since the implementation, on 5th June 2017, of a trial 3-weekly black bin collection and enhanced recycled-goods collection scheme.

Several Landkey residents came along and their comments were generally good, with no-one expressing concern that they had insufficient capacity in their black bins to last them for the longer collection period.

This was borne out by the Council's own experience, Ricky explained, with less black-bin rubbish being collected in all of the trial areas, including Landkey, while more recyclable items and food waste were being put out for collection.

Compostable food-caddy liners and whether the Council should provide households with them free of charge was a matter for lengthy discussion. However, the Council's policy on this matter is that, while it is desirable, for hygiene reasons, for kerbside caddies to be lined or for food to first be put in degradable bags, it is not a requirement to do so and food will still be collected as long as it is presented at the kerbside in the caddy. The Council recognised that this is a matter for further discussion, though.

The Council is keen to consult residents again before the end of the trial period and it is likely that another consultation will be held later this year.

From Charles Waldron on 29th May 2017:

St Paul's Church would like to thank all of those who gave to Christian Aid during the week of 14th-20th May 2017.

A total of over £380 was given by residents of Landkey and, in accordance with Christian Aid's policy, 84% of this will go directly to helping lift some of the world's poorest out of poverty.

From Charles Waldron on 2nd May 2017:

Add your event to this website!

During April 2017, this website received over 2400 hits, making this a good place to advertise an event which you might be planning.

It is free to place event adverts here and, to do so, you just need to go to "Add Event" and fill in the form.

If you would like to be able to edit your event at a later date, should you wish to do so, simply send me an email and ask for a login facility: cerwaldron@gmail.com.

 

From Ian Morrison on 19th February 2017:
hi. I run a local business in landkey and I'm sure that there are others like me that could possibly benefit from a small village market. Maybe just 2-4 times a month. Locals could have the chance of buying fresh produce and locally made items instead of having to go into Barnstaple, fight with the traffic and pay for parking when everything they need is on their doorstep. Thank you for your time.
Richard Prowse (Parish Councillor) sent this reply on 21st February 2017:
An interesting suggestion from Ian. There are some villages who from time to time hold a Farmers market. Are there others in the area who would be interested? Perhaps if the idea was also discussed through the Facebook page it may generate some discussion.