Work on trees. A reminder that if you are planning to carry out or have carried out any work on trees on your property (topping, lopping, felling, uprooting) then contact Teignbridge District Council first as Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protect many trees in the UK. The ‘Tree Team’ at Teignbridge can be contacted on 01626 215747 (office hours) or google tree team teignbridge and follow the links. If you are intending to employ someone to carry out the work on your behalf then it is important to make sure that they are operating within the law, have the correct qualifications and are insured.

We welcome a new Parish Councillor!

Ide Parish Council co-opted a new councillor at an extra meeting on 14 December 2016.

Rachel Herbert replaces Louise Watson, who resigned from the council in September. Rachel lives in the Hams with her husband and two children. She was chair of Ide School PTA, was a member of St Ida’s Parochial Church Council, and runs Messy Church. She works for the Rural Payments Agency, DEFRA, managing audits on rural development schemes.

We are very pleased indeed to welcome her to the council.

Planning applications

Application Ref No 16/02999/NPA – The Barn, Ide Lane re change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling:

Teignbridge District Council have given prior approval for this development – for further details please visit

Application Ref No 16/03660/MAJ – Springwell Nursery, Old Ide Lane – Variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 11/00884/MAJ to alter external appearance of the building.  If you wish to comment on this application please use the Teignbridge District Council website as above by 13th January 2017.





Come along and join the fun and see the antics of two very strange farm hands.  What happens to a girl from London with her heart set on becoming a nun?  Throw in a wealthy man and what could possibly go wrong! This is one panto you do not want to miss.


Friday 27th January at 7.30pm and Saturday 28th January at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets at £5 and available now from the box office.  Tel: 01392 811315

Message from Devon & Cornwall Police

This message relates to Police Log 630 of 1st December 2016. Police have received a report of two males calling door to door to properties in the Ide area on the 1st December. It is not known if these males were claiming to be from a charity but they carried a laminated made up identification badge. Please be aware of anyone calling at your property. Do not let anyone into your premises you do not know. Thank you

Planning application – The Barn, Ide Lane

Ref 16/02999/NPA       Location: The Barn, Ide Lane (past Radmore & Tucker)

Proposal: Application for Prior Approval for change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling.

The application can be viewed and commented on at under Planning and Building Control, Planning Applications and Appeals. You will need to quote the reference 16/02999/NPA

Comments are be received by TDC by 7th December 2016

Drainage works on the C50

The following is the response from South West Highways Ltd to our concerns about the water on the road between Ide and Rolls Bridge:

“Please be advised that circumstances and weather permitting, SWH will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on behalf of Devon County Council, between 21 November and 25 November 2016.  Please be aware however that these dates may still need to change with little or no notice.

The works will involve essential Drainage works in the highway.  In order to carry out these works, temporary traffic lights will be in operation.”

“Work generally will be undertaken between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00, although these times may vary.”