Dartington Parish Council

On this website you can find more information about the Parish Council and its work.  There are pages about the Council, the Neighbourhood Plan,  the parish magazine “Our Dartington”,  minutes and agendas of meetings and useful information.

To contact the Parish Council, please email the Clerk, Kate Wilson, on dartingtonparishcouncil@outlook.com or use the Contact Form.

Agendas for Parish Council meetings are published on this site on the Agendas page 5 days before the meeting. Agendas are also posted on the parish council notice boards. If you are a parishioner and would like an agenda emailed to you, please let the Clerk know by emailing dartingtonparishcouncil@outlook.com or use the contact form on this website.

Although Full Council meetings usually start at 7pm, occasionally they may start earlier. Please check the agenda for details.

At the moment there are 2 vacancies on the Council. If you’d like to be co-opted to the Council, or would like some information about what being a Councillor entails, please contact the Clerk on dartingtonparishcouncil@outlook.com

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Lengthsman wanted



Staverton Parish Council are seeking a Self-Employed Lengthsman – work will be required in Staverton, Dartington and Littlehempston parishes.

Required 1st October 2018 until 31st March 2019

(Relevant Safety Training available in September)

General maintenance jobs required around the Parish might include:

  • Clearing drainage ditches and gullies of leaves and debris
  • Cleaning of grates and pavement maintenance e.g. removal of grass/mud
  • Clearing foliage around road signs and cutting verges to assist visibility at junctions
  • Reporting potholes
  • Clearing storm debris on the lanes
  • Attending to minor repairs

Local knowledge advantageous, but not essential.  Spraying certificate would be useful.

Applicants must have Public Liability Insurance, and provide their own vehicle and equipment.

It is intended that the Lengthsman will be shared with Dartington and Littlehempston Parishes and that there will be approximately 80 hours work in total per Parish through the Season.

Applications with CV, detailing skills & experience

and an indication of rates, should be emailed to:             

Karen Smith, Staverton Parish Clerk


Closing Date:     31st August 2018

April Parish Council Meeting changed to Tuesday 24th April

The meeting on April 11th has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 24th starting at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Don’t forget the Annual Parish Meeting on April 18th starting at 8pm in the Village Hall. There has been a change in that the speaker we had arranged is no longer able to come. We hope to reschedule this discussion about Travellers, Gypsies and people living in vans at a later date.

Instead the Annual Parish Meeting will be an opportunity for the community to raise issues with the Council and there will be a Neighbourhood Plan consultation on renewable energy and dark skies as well. 

SHDC Housing Survey

South Hams District Council is asking people who are looking for affordable or more suitable accommodation to complete a short questionnaire helping them to understand the housing need within the local area.

There’s more information on this website on the news page.

The survey is now open until Saturday 31 March at 5 p.m. To share your views on local housing needs, please complete this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5Q5SBWQ