What we do
The aims of the Association are sufficiently broad that we get involved in a wide range of activities to benefit the community. Here are some examples:
We try to publish about 10 Newsletters each year. For obvious practical reasons, we can only distribute to those Members who have provided an email address (currently over 250 households). The Newsletters provide up-to-date items of local interest and almost inevitably include a major section on current planning applications. This initiative was launched in 2013 and you can read a selection of previous editions at Newsletters.
Responsibility for commenting on planning applications within the Parish lies with the Parish Council as it is the community’s formal statutory consultee. However, the RYDA has its own voice. There are about 100 applications each year and we do not have the capacity to review all of them and so we only consider those that are, in our view, of sufficient importance to the community as a whole to draw the application to the attention of our Members. Because of time constraints, we can only do this via our Newsletter and, of course, by informal word of mouth. Further details of the way we do this are on our Planning page
The RYDA is responsible for publishing and maintaining the Village Directory, often referred to as “The Blue Book”. To all intents and purposes, this is our local telephone directory. The current edition was published in 2015 and is provided free to all RYDA Members. For more details, go to Village Directory
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•Brookings Down Wood, Eastern Hill Wood & Court Woodland
The RYDA is very privileged to be able to manage two woods which we lease from The Woodland Trust. Both are in Noss and are managed by an enthusiastic management sub-committee. We also own and manage Court woodland, in Newton Ferrers, which was purchased by with the aid of donations. More details are at Woodlands
•Harbour Clean Up
For many years, the RYDA has organised the annual harbour clean-up in the Spring to clear the harbour, river and banks of all the rubbish that gets blown in over the winter months or gets dropped in the water by water-users.
The clean-up is currently organised by Andrew Beveridge who is always delighted to hear from new volunteers. Contrary you what you may think, the clean-up can be a social day out which demonstrates the community at its best. Andrew can be contacted on 873351 or email@example.com.