The Riddleash 'home' page.

Thank you for taking the time to visit 'The Riddleash' website. 

This is the dedicated website for Ashreigney Parish Council which we hope you will find both useful and informative.

Minutes and Agendas, together with additional Parish information, can be found by clicking 'MORE' and selecting the appropriate tab.

PLEASE NOTE:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED REGULARLY TO UPDATE YOU ON THE COVID 19 SITUATION.

UPDATE - 23rd MARCH 2020.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST LETTER & UPDATED CONTACT DETAILS

As we adjust to the demands and reality of living through 'lock down' the Parish Emergency Planning Group has finalised a flow chart which  demonstrates the communication chain should any of you require help or support in the days ahead.A hard copy of this document will be delivered to your homes very shortly.

There is an image of this document on the NEWS - COVID 19 Page.

Volunteer request letter and updated contact details.

Please download the flow chart, created by the Parish Emergency Planning Group, for updated contact details and helpful pointers.

LATEST NEWS

31. Mar, 2020

ATTENTION KEY WORKERS - NEWS FROM DCC

New transport scheme trialling for key workers.
More information about this new initiative on the News - COVID19 Page.

31. Mar, 2020

BEWARE OF SCAMS

It has been bought to the attention of the Parish Council that there are a number of scams in circulation. The scammers are using the current emergency to con individuals in to parting with their cash.
Further information is available on the NEWS - COVID 19 Page.
BEWARE!

31. Mar, 2020

LOCAL SHOPPING OPTIONS & SERVICES

Members of the Ashreigney Emergency Committee have compiled a list of local shops who are offering revised services as we adapt to 'Life in Lockdown'.
More information, together with pricelists and ordering details are available on the NEWS - COVID 19 page.

27. Mar, 2020

PARISH BULLETIN AND VOLUNTEERS

EVERY HOUSEHOLD SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A PARISH BULLETIN - PLEASE LET THE PARISH CLERK KNOW IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE.
Thank you to everyone who has responded to the request for Community Volunteers from the Parish - numerous offers have been received, from teenagers upwards. The information is being collated, and volunteers will be contacted as help is required.
Forms can still be dropped off at the Village Hall or returned by email.

27. Mar, 2020

The following GOV.UK advice has been received from DCC.
Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.
You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
Before you start
If you know it, it’s useful to have your NHS number to hand. You can find it on any letter the NHS has sent you or on a prescription.
This service is available in England. If you do not live in England, there’s guidance for:
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

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Outreach Post Office

It has been confirmed that the Community Post Office will be available at the Village Hall, on Friday morning as normal 9.30-10.30am. Customers are asked to be understanding at this time. The team organising the service respectfully request that:

CUSTOMERS WILL BE SERVED ONE AT A TIME.

THIS WILL ENSURE THAT WE REDUCE THE RISK OF EXCEEDING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDANCE

THIS WILL MEAN THAT YOU ARE WAITING OUTSIDE THEREFORE PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WAITING OUTSIDE PLEASE REQUEST ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY OR VOLUNTEERS.

THESE MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS WHILE YOU WAIT AND KEEP AT LEAST 2 METRES APART

25. Mar, 2020

WALLINGBROOK HEALTH CENTRE - DISPENSARY OPENING

OWING TO THE CURRENT SITUATION THE DISPENSARY IS OPEN AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
9am - 12 noon and 2pm - 5pm.

25. Mar, 2020

CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA

UNFORTUNATELY, OWING TO THE CURRENT 'LOCK DOWN' SITUATION THE CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA IN ASHREIGNEY HAS BEEN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

25. Mar, 2020

WASTE AND RECYCLING

TDC HAVE SUSPENDED ALL BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS FOR THE TIME BEING.
ROUTINE WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICES ARE STILL RUNNING, BUT COLLECTIONS MAY BE LATER.
RECYCLING CENTRES HAVE BEEN CLOSED.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION IS ON THE TDC WEBSITE REGARDING DISPOSAL OF ANY WASTE THAT COULD BE CONTAMINATED WITH THE CORVID19 VIRUS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE NEWS - COVID 19 TAB OF THE WEBSITE.

22. Mar, 2020

PARISH UPDATE

THE COVID19 SITUATION CONTINUES TO TAKE PRIORITY WITH ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL.
PLEASE NOTE:
THE VILLAGE HALL MEETING ROOM WILL BE OPEN DAILY BETWEEN 9AM AND 5.30PM. UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN HARD COPY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
A 'WORKING GROUP' HAS BEEN SET UP TO IMPLEMENT THE PARISH EMERGENCY PLAN
AND WILL BE HEADED BY MR.RICHARD QUINN, WHO HAS BACKGROUND IN DEALING WITH MAJOR SITUATIONS.
OTHER MEMBERS ARE:
KATHERINE COLE - PARISH COUNCIL
CHRIS PATERSON DEACON - VILAGE HALL
REID PARTRIDGE - MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.
THIS GROUP MET ON WEDNESDAY AND THURDAY OF LAST WEEK, AND PLAN TO MEET AGAIN ON MONDAY, 23rd MARCH - HEALTH & SAFETY ALLOWING.
YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL RECEIVED A PARISH BULLETIN - PLEASE CONTACT ME IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE. (GRATEFUL THANKS TO THE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE FOR ARRANGING PRINTING, AND TO ALL THOSE WHO ASSISTED WITH THEIR DELIVERY TO PARISHIONERS).
A FORM IS INCLUDED IN THE BULLETIN REQUESTING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE VILLAGE, SHOULD HELP BE REQUIRED. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU RETURNING THESE EITHER VIA EMAIL OR POP THEM IN THE COLLECTION BOX IN THE VILLAGE HALL. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED WITH DISCRETION AND UTMOST CONFIDENTIALLY.
I ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DEVELOPMENTS.
WE SHALL BE LOOKING TO WORK WITH OTHER GROUPS IN THE VILLAGE TO MAINTAIN THE WELFARE OF THE PARISH, AND TO SUPPORT YOU ALL AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS.
THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH POST OFFICE IS OPERATING, AS NORMAL, ON FRIDAY MORNINGS. HOWEVER, THE WEEKLY COFFEE MORINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING. CUSTOMERS ARE BEING ASKED TO WAIT OUTSIDE THE HALL UNTIL IT IS THEIR TURN TO USE THE SERVICES PROVIDED. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS INCONVENIENT IT IS IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE INFECTION.

16. Mar, 2020

OPEN LETTER TO THE PARISH FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL.
C/O Densham Farm, Ashreigney, Chulmleigh, Devon.
16th March 2020.
Dear Residents of Ashreigney and Riddlecombe,
I am contacting you on behalf of Ashreigney Parish Council regarding the rapidly developing Covid -19/Coronavirus situation. Whilst the potential severity of the situation cannot be under estimated the Parish Council wish to reassure and offer support to each and every household with in our Community. It seems inevitable that a period of self-isolation will be practised for many members of the Parish, and it is imperative that a reliable and efficient support network is established.
With this in mind the following measures are being put in place:
1. For any vulnerable members of the Parish who feel they should self-isolate essential deliveries of groceries can be arranged at regular intervals. Please contact the Parish Clerk and this will be organised.
Wallingbrook Health Centre have provided advice regarding the collection of prescriptions by a third party. This can be arranged providing the person collecting the medications has a signed letter of authority from the Patient themselves. A draft letter will be added to the Parish website, which can be printed, for convenience. (Repeat prescription forms HAVE to be signed by the patient and returned to the dispensary at the Health Centre).
2. A Facebook page has been set up by the Parish Council– Ashreigney Council to provide additional information as it becomes available. The Parish Council website – www.riddleash.co.uk will also be updated regularly. Please pass any updated information on to those who are not so confident with I.T so they are up to date with the current situation.
3. If you are self-isolating please clearly indicate that this is the case, with a note on your door.
4. The Parish Council are aware that self-isolation can be lonely. With this in mind PLEASE take time to call anyone that you know is in confinement for a chat, and check that they are coping, and not in need of anything.
5. The Community spirit in Ashreigney is always second to none in circumstances such as these. I have no doubt that ‘love my neighbour’ will be practised in both Ashreigney and Riddlecombe, and I can only thank you for keeping an eye on your close neighbours in these difficult times. The Parish Council are likely to create a ‘pyramid’ system within the Parish to ensure efficient and reliable communication

Would anyone who is prepared to help with collecting prescriptions/shopping etc please contact me so that a register of help can be created. Any help will be appreciated – however small – as we try to protect our special community. The Parish Council and other groups in the village are working together to offer support to the Parish as a whole.

With all best wishes

Katherine Cole – Clerk to Ashreigney Parish Council.
Tel: 01769 520273 or 078 172 30 815.
Email – ashreigneyparishcouncil@mail.com

16. Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL WANT ALL PARISHIONERS TO KNOW HOW SERIOUSLY WE ARE TAKING THE COVID 19/CORONOVIRUS SITUATION.
THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE TAKING ADVICE FROM BOTH COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILS AND ARE PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY PROTOCOL WITH THE WELFARE OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY IN MIND.
WITH IT LOOKING LIKELY THAT THERE WILL BE A PERIOD OF SELF-ISOLATION IMPOSED ON THE MORE SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WE ARE EXPLORING WAYS OF MAINTAINING CONTACT WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS TO ENSURE GROCERY SUPPLIES ARE MAINTAINED, AS WELL AS ESSENTIAL MEDICATION IS DELIVERED. WAYS OF OFFERING SUPPORT WITH TECHNOLOGY WILL ALSO BE ORGANISED FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT I.T CONFIDENT.
FLIERS WILL BE DELIVERED TO HOUSEHOLDS SHORTLY WITH FURTHER INFORMATION.
THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AND PARISH COUNCIL WILL VERY SHORTLY BE ON FACEBOOK WHERE UPDATES WILL ALSO BE POSTED.
WE ARE FORTUNATE TO LIVE IN A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY THAT EASES INTO 'LOOK AFTER MY NEIGHBOUR' MODE WITH LITTLE EFFORT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ANYONE THAT YOU THINK NEEDS A LITTLE EXTRA SUPPORT.
IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK WITH ANY CONCERNS OR OFFERS OF HELP.

1. Mar, 2020

Today is the launch of this years livestock worrying campaign in Devon and Cornwall. Starting on Bodmin Moor today Rural affairs officer along with Police cadets, Special constables and local policing officers will be raising awareness of livestock worrying across the force area. In 2019 on Bodmin Moor alone 43 Sheep were killed as a result of dog attacks and 36 injured.

Why is this important?
You are responsible for your dog. Livestock worrying is a crime and livestock that are chased or attacked by dogs are frequently killed or injured. This has a financial and emotional impact on all concerned and can effect the livestock long after the incident has taken place. Action may be taken against you and your dog.

What do you need to do?
Ensure responsible dog ownership. Dogs should not be unaccompanied outside of the home and their behaviour should be managed at all times. On access land your dog MUST be on a lead between the 1st of March and 31st July and at all times when livestock is present.

How can you prevent this?
Enjoy the countryside but keep your dog on a lead if livestock is present. Release your dog if chased by cattle.
Livestock worrying taking place at the time is considered an emergency, dial 999 and explain there is a dog attacking livestock with a precise location.
Livestock owners can advise dog walkers by giving clear notices advising of the presence of livestock, Location of footpaths and appropriate fencing.
Email 101@dc.police.uk if livestock has been chased or attacked and the dogs have left the location.
Farmers have the right to protect their livestock. Ensure you are aware of the legislation and your legal responsibilities.
For more advice - ww.devon-cornwall.police.uk/livestockworrying

Message Sent By
Chris Collins (Police, Rural Crime Officer, Devon and Cornwall)

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DEFIBRILLATORS

There are defibrillators situated in both Ashreigney and Riddlecombe. 

The Ashreigney machine is in a cabinet on the outside wall of the Village Hall. 

The access code is C9.

The Riddlecombe machine is sited at Echo Beech, Riddlecombe

The access code is C9.

Please note that no training is required to use the machines.  They are designed to talk the user through the procedure step by step, in a user friendly way.

URGENT - I just want to share the latest guidance from the Resuscitation council UK and NHS on CPR and the Coronavirus.

 

Advice from the Resuscitation Council UK for those who may need to give CPR and concerned about contracting the virus is not to put your ear down to the mouth to check for breathing, but instead to look for signs of breathing/life. If concerned: give compressions only as this is much better than no CPR at all.

 

It should be remembered however that in the case of paediatric arrest or where there is a delayed ambulance response not giving rescue breaths could significantly reduce chances of survival, compared to the (at present) unlikely risk of contracting COVID-19, which may only result in mild symptoms if you are healthy. For more in-depth information follow this link: Further guidance and more in-depth information can be found here: https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community/

 

 

Mobile phones will call the emergency services even in poor/no signal areas

Both of the machines are being inspected by the Ambulance Service prior to being listed on their website.

In the event of any query regarding access to the equipment, or their maintenance, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01769 520273 / 078 172 30 815 or by email at

ashreigneyparishcouncil@mail.com

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

Ashreigney Parish Council are due to meet on the following dates:

Tuesday, 17th March at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall. 

Tuesday, 21st April at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall. LIKELY TO BE CANCELLED

Tuesday, 19th May at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall - Annual Parish Meeting followed by AGM. LIKELY TO BE CANCELLED.

Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 21st July at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 18th August at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 15th September at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 20th October at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 17th November at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

Tuesday, 15th December at 7.30pm in Ashreigney Village Hall.

 

 

 

STOP PRESS..STOP PRESS... STOP PRESS

Calling all budding young cooks aged 9-15.

Check out the Correspondence tab on the Riddleash website for details of Channel 4's Junior Bake Off Competition........your chance to put Ashreigney on the culinary map! 

 

CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA

We are pleased to say that we have had a positive response from Parishioners regarding this proposal.  However, to help us we would really appreciate feedback relating to the project. 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising events - we appreciate the help and support that we have received from each and every one of you.

Ashreigney Parish Council are delighted to confirm that as a result of the functions held through the winter months, and successful grant applications, the Play Area account is standing at over £25,000.  This is a fantastic sum of money, and we look forward to moving this exciting project forward.

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH -  The annual Christmas Lunch was held in December 2019, and as usual the enjoyable event kickstarted festive celebarations.

Many thanks to everyone who attended, and those who helped in any way.  The successful event raised a healthy profit, which will be shared between DAAT and ND Hospice.

It is likely that there will be a lunch in December 2020......

Email - ashreigneyparishcouncil@mail.com

Ashreigney Annual Parish Meeting - 19th May 2020

Ashreigney Parish Council look forward to hosting the annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday, 19th May 2020  in Ashreigney Village Hall.  This will give you all the opportunity to meet your County and District Councillors, as well as the members of your Parish Council.

We hope to make this meeting a similar format of the Open Meeting held in October 2019.  Further details will be available shortly.

NIGHT LANDING AIR AMBULANCE LIGHT.

The Parish Council are pleased to confirm that the light to allow the night landing of the Devon Air Ambulance has been installed and is operational.

This is a very exciting added facility for our Parish, and the Parish Council are delighted that the project has reached fruision.

Grateful thanks are extended not only to District Councillor Boundy for her hard work and commitment to the project, but also to Mr. & Mrs. Middleton for their generosity in providing the site.  The tremendous support from the Parish has doubtlessly also made a massive contribution.  Thank you.

OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT

The Parish Council are delighted that the outdoor fitness equipment has been installed in Ashreigney and Riddlecombe.

Grateful thanks are extended to the Village Hall and Community Garden Committees for allowing the equipment to be sited within the grounds of the Village Hall and the Community Garden.

We are also indebted to Mrs. Boundy for her help with this project, as well as Torridge District Council for grant funding.

We held a launch event in July 2018 and were delighted to see several Parishioners at the Village Hall enjoying a drink and nibbles whilst trying out the equipment.

1. Mar, 2020

NOTICEBOARDS.

The Parish Council noticeboards are situated in the bus shelter in Ashreigney - one is dedicated to Parish Council business, and the other displays a new P3 map detailing the extensive PROW in the Parish. There is also a noticeboard in the Riddlecombe bus shelter dedicated to Parish Council items.

CONTACT DETAILS

ASHREIGNEY PARISH COUNCIL CAN BE CONTACTED VIA THE PARISH CLERK,

KATHERINE COLE.

CONTACT DETAILS: Tel - 01769 520273 or 078 172 30 815.

E.Mail - ashreigneyparishcouncil@mail.com

Please note that the Clerk's role is a part-time position, and routine working hours are :   10am - 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  E-mails will be checked periodically outside of these hours.