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Our next village event will be Mothers Union meeting on 23rd May 2018 at 2:30 PM in Landkey village hall

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Each year, the emergence of blossom on the Millennium Green mazzard trees is awaited with interest by people who wish to visit and see this picturesque sight which is associated with the arrival of spring. Michael Gee, who was part of the group which planted the mazzards in Landkey in 1999, gives this update here on the state of the blossom on the Green: "The first mazzard blossom on the Green is opening for St. George's Day. If people want to see it should be really lovely by next weekend."

22nd April 2018

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The newly-installed Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, led the Easter Sunday service at St Paul's Church. The service included a rededication of the organ which had been recently returned after being restored. Here, she is being presented with flowers, and a gift from the restorer, held by Eileen MacCaig. Also with her are (l-r), Revd John Ewington, Hazel Price (churchwarden) and Peter Rozzell, Reader. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 2nd April 2018.
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Points of View

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 Jon Williams on 5th January 2018:

It is lovely to see that as part of the new development children of Landkey will have a new Basket Ball court. However as a parent I would be interested to know, is the Parish Council in a position to look into the fact that walking from Landkey to Newport has no pathway and is not light up or does not have a cycle lane.

The school Bus to Park School stopped a while ago now as the council deem it safe for our children to walk to school.

During the winter time especially I do not know of any parent that thinks this route is safe.

This would be a real benefit to our village and to the safety of our children, my fear is that it will only get addressed after a fatality.


Richard Prowse (Parish Councillor) sent this reply on 5th January 2018:
Yes the hard surface play area will be great for older children. You are quite right to draw attention to the lack of a safe route into town. The Parish Council supported the parents who appealed to the County Council when the school bus was withdrawn and made their own submission. Sadly, the DCC councillors felt that Venn Road was a safe route to Park School! The development at Portmore includes a cycle/walkway but that still leaves quite a long section into Landkey itself. The Parish Council is on record several times calling for the Highway Authority to complete the route - perhaps along the border of the golf park - towards the village. We will keep making this case.
From Charles Waldron on 4th January 2018:

On behalf of St Paul's Church, I would like to thank all who came along to the services and events which took place in the church over Christmas. It was pleasing to find the church full, or nearly so, for the Nativity play on 17th December, for Carols by Candlelight on 21st December and for Christingle on Christmas Eve. Ten local organisations entered trees in the Christmas Tree Festival which ran from 15th-17th December. Visitors were able to vote for their favourite tree and Landkey Primary School's tree was found to be the winner.

As always, all are welcome to come to regular services and events at St Paul's.

From Charles Waldron on 29th November 2017:

Christmas services and events

Landkey residents might like to know that we at St Paul's Church have organised a range of services and events to celebrate Christmas.

We extend an invitation to local people as well as any visitors spending time in this area to join us on these occasions.

Details of all of these events can be found on our Events Calendar (under Village Events) but, as a foretaste, this is what has been arranged:

  • 15th-17th December - Christmas Tree Festival
  • 16th December - Christmas Fayre
  • 17th December - Nativity play, with a real donkey!
  • 21st December - Carols by Candlelight
  • 24th December - 3 services: Morning service, Christingle and Christmas Communion.
From Michael Gee on 30th October 2017:

Local residents might like to know that an evening of carol singing has been organised to be held at Landkey Primary School on Friday 26th November 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Carol singing in Landkey was once a regular feature of Landkey village life but has fallen out of fashion in recent times. Led by Wren Music, this event aims to re-introduce this traditional seasonal activity and all from our local communities, including Swimbridge and Newport as well as Landkey, are welcome to come along and enjoy this festive occasion.

A poster for the occasion can be viewed on this link:

Landkey Sings!

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).