Gittisham play area – now open

The play area has reopened, with some guidance in place for safe use:

  • Only 1 family per item of equipment at a time
  • Use hand sanitiser before you enter to use the playground, and wash your hands after you have left
  • Maintain physical / social distancing at all times
  • Please do not use these facilities if you feel unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Please dispose of your rubbish in the bin provided or take it home with you
  • Please follow the latest government guidance regarding Covid-19 and group gatherings, and do not breach them in this facility.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gittisham’s play area remains closed for now

The parish council is waiting for East Devon District Council to issue advice as to when and how it can open the play area safely.

When the parish council is able to reopen the play area, we will post information on this website   and on the council’s Twitter account @gittishampc

Roadworks, Hayne Lane in August 2020

Hayne Lane will be closed for embankment work on the following dates:

Monday 3rd – Friday 13th August

Diversion in place via

  • DEVONSHIRE ROAD,
    HEATHPARK WAY, EXETER ROAD, SIDMOUTH ROAD, BEECH WALK AND VICE
    VERSA

Casual vacancy, Gittisham village ward

FROM:       Clerk of the Gittisham Parish Council

TO:             Returning Officer, East Devon District Council,

          Council Offices, Blackdown House, Heathpark Industrial Estate,  Border Road, Honiton, Devon EX14 1EJ

1.      I HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor on the Parish Council of the Parish of…Gittisham….(Village ward).  

          On the resignation of   Russell Hayman

2.      Public Notice of the said vacancy was published by me on the                            29th             day of                  June 2020         

3.      The casual vacancy occurred on the 23rd  day of June 2020     

          DATED this         29th  day of                 June 2020         

          SIGNED.……………………………………………..

                             Name                        Fiona Clampin…………………….…

                             Address                     ..Garlands……………………………..

                                                                …Gittisham……………………………….

                                                                ..EX14 3AJ………………………………………..

                             Clerk of the …Gittisham….. Parish Council

Revised bus services for the parish from 15th June 2020

From 15th June, the 9 and 4 buses will serve the parish once again on a revised timetable – including a stop outside Combe Garden Centre.  According to Stagecoach, you will notice some changes on board the buses to enable social distancing measures to be observed. To allow this to take place safely, some of the seats will be blocked off to allow you to sit at least 2 metres away from other passengers.  Face coverings must be worn.


4a, Monday-Saturday, towards Axminster:Gittisham village 0831, 1046, 1446, 1554 (not school holidays, not Saturdays), 1846

Combe garden centre  0836, 1051, 1451, 1559 (not school holidays, not Saturdays), 1851

4a Monday-Saturday, towards Exeter:

Combe garden centre 0802, 0914, 1214, 1714

Gittisham village 0807, 0919, 1219, 1718


9 Monday-Friday, towards Honiton: Heathfield estate 0748

Saturday, towards Honiton: Heathfield estate 0801

9 Monday-Friday, towards Exeter:
Heathfield estate 0930, 1806, 1906, 2006

Saturday towards Exeter: Heathfield estate 1806, 1906, 2006

The full timetables can be found by following the link to the Stagecoach South West website https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/covid-19-timetables

Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings are held in the Parish Room from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, except when notified. Meetings remaining in 2020:

  • 3 June
  • 1 July
  • 5 August
  • 2 September
  • 7 October
  • 4 November
  • 2 December

Please see the Parish Council Meetings page for the meeting agendas and minutes.

Please note that during the COVID-19 outbreak parish council meetings will be held virtually until further notice. If you would like to join as a member of the public, contact the clerk clerk@gittisham.eastdevon.gov.uk.

Have your say on new sports facilities

How would you spend money on sport in Gittisham?

Gittisham’s residents, voluntary groups and other organisations are being asked for their ideas on how to spend money available for outdoor sports facilities in the parish.

East Devon District and Gittisham Parish Councils are inviting everyone in the village to send in their ideas on how to spend the money.

The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. Other local authorities don’t involve town or parish councils or the community in spending this money.

Ideas can include all sorts of outdoor sports from an outdoor gym or skate park to works being carried out at a cricket or football pitch.

Proposals must be for:

 New outdoor sports facilities or to improve existing outdoor sports facilities.

 Permanently sited sports facilities and equipment. For example, football goals, courts or training areas, so not for movable equipment like cricket bats, kayaks or tennis rackets.

 Sports facilities or equipment that is open and accessible to the community. A small fee may be charged but it must be affordable.

Funding cannot be spent on buildings, indoor facilities, professional sports grounds or golf courses.

All ideas must be submitted to Gittisham Parish Council by Saturday 27 June 2020.

Please submit details by email to: clerk@gittisham.eastdevon.gov.uk

or post to: Clerk to the Council, Garlands, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AJ

Include your name, your contact details, information on what your proposal is and an estimate of how much you think it will cost, if possible. We can then contact you for further information if we need to. Your idea doesn’t have to be a worked up project, it can just be a simple paragraph.

Once the Parish Council has received the proposals they will work with East Devon District Council to make sure they are eligible, affordable and possible. Residents will then be given a chance to look at all the ideas that can happen and vote on them.

The ones that gain the most votes are where the money will be spent.

Flower & Produce Show 1st August 2020

Whilst there is uncertainty over whether Gittisham’s annual flower & produce show will go ahead this summer, the organisers have decided to plan for it happening.

The show is open to all residents of Gittisham parish, which includes Gittisham Vale and Hayne Farm estate.  Entries from those who no longer live in the parish, those who actively support the parish, and those with close links to the parish are also welcomed.

The seeds for the special category of potatoes grown in a bucket are ready.  If you entered last year you should have your bucket with a number on it.  The seed potatoes to be used can be collected from the back door of Parkers East EX14 3AS from Wednesday 1st April.  They will be there from 9.30 am until dark with an honesty box for the £1 per potato and a sheet of paper for you to write down your name and the bucket number(s). 

It would be sad if the show cannot take place, but you will have had the pleasure of watching your produce grow.

Entry form and show information (PDF)