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Featuring: stunning photographs of wild life in our area; A joint statement from South Hams District Council and FCC Environment Limited on South Hams recycling, waste, street and toilet cleaning services; Strutt Safe; River water quality;  My Place, My Views;  Noss village Lottery

Planning:Poppy Cottage, Riverside Road West; Riversmead 2 Church Park Road &  Cleeve, 83 Court Road.

Whats On: Wembury Pirate Day & Treasure Hunt; Coffee Morning at Holy Cross; Rock Pool Safari's;  Holbeton Film Club; Snorkel Safari; Pop Up Arts and Crafts; Yealm Parchment Craft; Life Boats Art Sale; St Peters Revelstoke Village Fete; Dementia Parishes Diary; Dance Fusion; Community Orchard Apple Day; WI Table Top Sale


Featuring:  Foraging; Noss Green Benches; What the RYDA does for you; Yealm Community Electric Transport : Electric Water Taxi Project; free website-checking tool; New defibrillator at Butts Park; A reminder of the Jubilee; Newton & Noss Village Hall 200 Club lottery.

Planning:  Mossgara House; Butts Park; The Blossoms Lower Court Road; Land at Collaton

Whats On: Tuesday Lunch Club; Orb & Sceptre Concert; Shark Day Egg case Hunt; National Whale & Dolphin Watch; Thursday Lunch Club; Yealm Parchment group; Flower Pot trail; Pop Up Arts and Crafts; RNLI Art Sale; Holy Cross Coffee Mornings; Dementia Support News; Regatta Dance; Holbeton Film Club; Upright fitness Classes; Tuesday Lunch Club; Regatta Fireworks; Rock up & row; St Peter’s Revelstoke Village Fete; Digital Drop in; Wembury Pirate Day & Treasure Hunt

Jubilee Special : Photographs of celebrations in the  villages around the River Yealm


Featuring: slugs & Snails; Newton & Noss Village Hall 200 Club Lottery; International Paint Ltd.

Planning: Collaton.

Whats On: Digital Drop in; Holbeton Film Club; RNLI Yacht & Dinghy Passage Race; Yealm Parchment Craft Group; Yealm Art Society; Poetry at St Peter the Poor Fisherman; The  AGM for Yealm Community Energy; Thursday Lunch Club; Dementia Support Group Diary; YYC Community Sailing; Talk by Johnny Mercer; Opera in the Garden; River Yealm Regatta dates;

St Peters Revelstoke Village fete; 


Featuring: Wood anemones; Bluebells; Rare Wild Orchids; Parking; Speed Limits; Village lengthsman vacancy; honey bee swarm season; Thank you Andrew Beveridge; Ukraine related activity in Newton and Noss; Newton & Noss Village Hall 200 Club Lottery – May 2022 Draw Results; The garden waste service.

Planning: Collaton.

Whats On: Holy Cross Coffee Morning; U3A flower arranging group; Wurlitza presents Diary of a Lost Girl; Holbeton Film Club; Pope’s Quay 40th Celebration; Yealm Parchment Craft Group; Newton & Noss Plant Sale; Holy Cross Jubilee Crown event; Understanding Evasive Species; Treluggan Boat Jumble; Beginner Snorkel Safaris; Holbeton Players present 50years of Music and Comedy; Jubilee Big Lunch; Poetry at St Peter the Poor Fisherman; Dementia Support Group May diary; U3A Table tennis; Jubilee Flower Pot Competition; Yealm Yacht Club Regatta date changes;  Yealmpton Bowling Club; Yealm Cycling Club


Featuring: Don’t Spring into a garden clean up too soon; Oniscidae; Make a small pond;

it looks like being a good year for bluebells; A New defibrillator in Brixton; help to find the cheapest fuel; Commenting on Planning Applications;

Whats On: RYDA AGM; Jubilee Flower Project Competition; St Peter's AGM; Revelstoke Community Trust Grant Application forms; Newton & Noss Village Hall AGM; Holy Cross Coffee Morning; Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Clubs; Yealm Cycling Club; Yealm Gig Club AGM;

N&N Environment Group talk; Yealm Parchment Craft Group; Spring Art E|xhibition & Sale; Queen's Jubillee Royal Crown Event; Yealm Regatta Date Changes; Queen's Jubillee Big Lunch; Diary of a Lost Girl; Whittling Workshop;Dementia Friends diary; Rock Pool Safari's

Planning Applications:  Venta, 71 Yealm Road & Climate Change mitigation within future planning applications for development


Featuring: Storms, Space weather & Radio blackouts; RYDA AGM; Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo WI Commumunity Hall AGM; Newton and Noss Village Hall AGM; Twinning with Trebeurden; Thursday Lunch Club; Life on the Verge, a talk on rewilding public spaces; New Parchment Craft Group starting in March;  Dementia Friends diary; garden waste service is restarting; Harbour Authority daily Launch fees; Harbour Clean-up; St Peter's morning market; Verdi' Requiem @ Plymouth Guildhall; Plymouth Music Accord; Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch; Changes to dates of Yealm Regatta; Brookings Down Wood & Eastern Hill Wood; Clocks spring forward; Newton & Noss Lottery results

Planning Applications Include: Linden Lea on Yealm Road & Collaton


Featuring: Viruses of the digital kind; Business & IP Centre Devon; Defibrilator Training; Defibrilator Locations; Community singing with the Villageaires; back stage crew wanted for pantomime; The Wizard of Noz; Dementia Friends diary; Digital Drop-ins; Lunch Clubs;

Yealm Garden Society talk; Gentle exercise classes restarting in Newton Ferrers;  Saint Valentine; The Highway Code changes for 2022: are you aware of the new rules?

Planning Issues include: The Old Paint Laboratory - 101 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers; Land West of Collaton Park, & Land at Butts Park,


Featuring: Viruses; Brookings Down & Eastern Hill Woods; Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm diary & News; Harbour clean up 2022; Thursday Lunch Club;

Kurling evening Cancelled; Vehicle Activated Sign at Butts Park; Digital Inclusion Cancelled; 

Yealm Garden Society; Defibrilator Training; U3A talk on Agatha Christie; Book Troop - An online book group; NHS COVID Pass; Newton & Noss Village Hall 200 Club Lottery;

Planning Applications Include: The Old Paint Laboratory - 101 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers;

Briar Hill, Poppy Cottage, Riverside Road West, Blossoms, Lower Court Road, & Land West of Collaton Park, Land at Butts Park,


Featuring: How trees “Talk”; The 12 days of Christmas; Christmas Carols on the Green @ Newton Ferrers; Carols round the Tree @ Noss; Brookings Down & Eastern Hill Woodlands; Newton & Noss Village Lottery; Tree Planting; Opportunity for community electric transport on the Yealm; Digital Social Drop-In; Yealm Art Society visit.

Planning Applications Include: The Old Paint Laboratory - 101 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers; 48 Court Road, Newton Ferrers & Land West of Collaton Park



Featuring: The Wood Wide Web; Court Woodland; Tree planting Update; Cellars Beach Footpath; Bonfires; Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Clubs; Christmas Fair @ Holy Cross; Yealm Artists 4Dementia; St Peter's Coffee Morning; Christmas card deliveries; Dementia Parishes Diary; RNLI Race night; Yealm Garden society meeting; Royal British Legion Centenary Dinner & Auction; Digital Social Drop-In;  Yealm Regatta AGM; Spirit of Regatta Exhibition; Carols round the Christmas Tree; & The Holy Cross Raffle.

Planning Applications Include: Point Cottage Noss Mayo; Glen Cottage, Riverside Road West; Rodmells, 8 Church Park Road; Menryn, Court Wood; Land Opposite Butts Park, Newton Ferrers; The Old Paint Laboratory - 101 Yealm Road; & Land West of Collaton Park



Featuring: Moths, Caterpillars & Creepy crawlies; Woodlands and Foraging; Quietly flows the Yealm; The WI Community Hall Management Committee; Digital Drop In Sessions; Lunch Clubs; St Peter's Market; Yealm Community Energy; Newton & Noss Village Hall Lottery; Yealm Art Society Workshop; Brookings Down & Eastern Hill Woods; Yealm Gardens Society; The NNATS; 

Planning Applications Include: Ash Die Back; Waters Edge and Hillside, Bridgend Hill, & Newton & Noss Community Land Trust regarding Collaton & Butts Park; and Agroforestry


Featuring: Bats; The Yealm Estuary to Moor Project; Biodiversity at solar farm; How will wildlife be affected with larger building projects such as Collaton?; Hedgehog breeding season & health; Brookings Down & Eastern Hill Woods; Thursday Lunch Club; activities restarting after lock down; Yealm Art Society workshop; Holbeton Film Club; Newton & Noss Village Hall Lottery; Royal British Legion Centenary Concert; help for Newton & Noss village hall needed.

Planning Applications include : Venta on Yealm Road (adjacent to Doctors Steps)


Featuring: Slow Worms; Italian wall lizards; Disabled Parking spaces; The Devon Artists Network; The Thursday Lunch Club; The Tour of Britain Cycle Race; RNLI art sale; Newton & Noss Village Hall Lottery; St Peter's Village fete.

Planning Applications include : Morningside 4 Riverside Road East; Wycherley, 66 Yealm Road;

Briar Hill Farm, Court Road Newton Ferrers; Riversmead, 2 Church Park Road; Collaton Cross & 

the old International Paints Site.


Featuring: Newton Ferrers Pirate; Yealm Regatta flag; Re wilding; spiders webs;

Newton and Noss WI wildflower planting; Stag Beetles; The Regatta Dance; Scarecrow Competition and Trail; Cricket match

Planning Applications include : Hillside, Newton Hill; 105 Court Road - Helm Crag;

Glen Cottage, Riverside Road; 3 Briar Hill Farm; Venta, 71 Yealm Road


Featuring: River Scours; The Oppies are back; John Allen; Newton & Noss Village Hall update; Dementia Parishes Around the Yealm; 41st year celebrations of Yealm CC;

Recycling; Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests; Court Woodland update; The

dandelion; Wembury Marine Centre Event; The N & N Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Planning Applications


Featuring:  George Pollexfen Archer & the Archer Family;  Hedgehog Awareness; 

Brookings Down & Eastern Hill Woods Update; Newton & Noss bric-a-brac sale; Illegal parking; YEALM Medical Centre & Covid Vaccinations; Bee wild; Be our eagle eyes say police

Planning Applications include : The Fairway;  land off Court Wood, &  Mount Pleasant, Stoke Road


Featuring:-When is Spring?; Neve and Freya have been raising funds for the Marine conservation society; Litter; A new, refreshed Countryside Code; Proposed Collaton Development; Water quality in the Yealm; Rip tides; New Mooring holders on the harbour board: Ancestral Mathematics; Events to look forward to &  The Paint Laboratory


Featuring:- Livestock Worrying; "Spirit of the Yealm" update; cliff falls; Yealm Cricket club event; Newton and Noss Village Hall AGM; more free things to do; A3121/A379 Road works; Slow worms; Wildflower Verges for Insects; Royal British Legion event; RYDA Harbour Clean-up; Dog thefts

Planning Applications include : 14 Butts Park - proposed front and rear dormer extensions and single storey rear extension; 3 Briar Hill Farm – Variation of design & Mossgara, Pillory Hill, Slope stabilisation and associated works.


Featuring:-  Spring, a time of Hope; Respect - Protect – Enjoy; Celebrate what’s on your doorstep and #ExploreFromYourDoor; Local Footpaths; How to raise your property value in ten minutes; Wembury Marine Centre Update; Dog Fouling; Cliff falls & Newton & Noss Village Hall lottery


Featuring:- Planning during Covid; How you can play an important part in planning; Dog fouling; Vacancy for RYDA Secretary; The N & N Coronavirus Emergency Fund; Lockdown freebies; Brookings Down Wood & Eastern Hill Wood Winter Update; Fake texts ergarding Covid tests; Vacancy for Part-time Parish Clerk


Featuring:- 2020 a brief review; Christmas facts; recycling; Newton and Noss Village Hall;

Seagrass; a mini reading challenge for children; Libraries Christmas hours;

The Newton & Noss Parking debate; Yealm Community Energy Community Fund 2020; &

the death of two of RYDA members.

Planning Applications include : Cleve Moor Noss Mayo & Boathouse and Quay at Tamarinda, Yealm View Road.


Featuring: Autum updates from Brookings Down, Eastern Hill and Court Woodlands; Woodland Bathing; Things to do during Lockdown; REMEMBRANCE 2020; Lock down Activities to keep you sane; The N & N Coronavirus Emergency Fund; BUTTS PARK OUTDOOR GYM CLOSURE; Estuaries- South Devon AONBDid (Opinions of Motorboaters sought); Libraries Unlimited.

Planning Applications include : Yonder Coombe, Hillhead and land south of Lochalsh, Lower Court Road


Featuring: Remembrance Services; 2021 Harbour Clean Up; Change of RYDA Chairman; Yealm Community Energy Update; South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty;

Newton and Noss Village Hall Renovation Project; The Great Plague v Coronavirus;

See the wonders of the world without getting on a plane; Lock down Entertainment;

Hedgehogs & Bonfire night; Letters from Santa


Featuring: Solar panel group-buying scheme; Court Woodland; Brookings Down and Eastern Hill Woods; Climb aboard the Mayflower; COVID-19; QR Code Soon to be Legally Required, &

The Government is proposing some significant changes to the Planning system. 


Featuring: Parking and traffic problems; Newton and Noss Village Hall appeal; Newton & Noss in 1895; Traffic speed; Jungles Under the Sea; Did you know?

Planning applications include: Wycherley, 66 Yealm Road & appeal re boathouse at Tamarinda, Yealm View Road


Featuring:- Scams, telephone boxes, Cellars Bay Seagrass Meadow, The mobile Library, Parking, Fly tipping, St Lukes Gardens, our whimsical item. 

Planning applications include: Rosemont and Woodville on Pillory Hill.


Featuring:- RYDA update; Dog control Consultation; Additions to "Spirit of the Yealm"; Photographic competition with Yealm Bio Blitz; An update on the Harbour Clean-up; Suggested walks; Strange but true Trivia.

Planning applications include: Land at Kegwell Farm, Newton Ferrers, PL8 & Newton & Noss Housing


Featuring:- Commenting on Planning Applications; An addition to "The Spirit of the Yealm";

Local Wildlife; The history of current day sayings; Free stuff during Lockdown; Food for Free.

Planning applications include: The Retreat, Riverside Road West; 46 The Fairway; Collaton


Featuring:- Virus update; Additions to "The Spirit of the Yealm"; News from Plymouth Libraries; County Lines; recycling centres; River Yealm Harbour Authority;

Planning applications include: The Mooring, Newton Hill; Builder’s Yard opposite the Old Lifeboat House, Yealm Road; Ferrymans Cottage, Passage Road. 


Featuring:- free web sites for entertainment and self improvement; Parish Council Out of Hours Phone number; Our Woodlands; Scams; what to do with glass bottles; National Garden Scheme; Wild Garlic; Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm; Covid Guidelines;    

Planning applications include: Swans Way, Pillory Hill; The Retreat, Riverside Road West;

The Smithy, 61 Stoke Road, Bridgend; Rowan Orchard, Bridgend; Tamarinda, 11 Yealm View Road.



Featuring:- free web sites for entertainment and self improvement; Road Verges for Wildflower Corridors; Fresh Fish Delivery; Plymouth Digital Library & Yealm Community Energy


Featuring:- Court Woodland; free web sites for entertainment and self improvement.

Planning applications include: Land opposite Lifeboat House, Yealm Road; Carradale, Passage Road & Rosemont, 42 Yealm Road.


Featuring;- RYDA AGM 2020; Harbour clean up; Air Ambulance landing area & litter.

Planning applications include: Construction Management Plans; Woodville; Pedestrian access from Barnicott cottage tennis court; The Retreat, Riverside Road West; 1 Church Park & the

Old paint laboratory

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Featuring :- Purchase of Part of Court Wood; New RYDA Committee members; Further additions to the “Spirit of the Yealm” book; feedback to response following the Yealm Road Parking questionnaire; 


Featuring :-Village Parking Group; “Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm”;

Purchase of Part of Court Wood; RYDA Committee members appeal.

Planning applications for:- Smithy Cottage; Poppy Cottage on Riverside Road West, and for a new dwelling on adjacent land & land to the South of Lochalsh, Lower Court Road


Featuring:- coffee morning and chat organised between the village post office and the “Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm”; Village Parking; “The Spirit of the Yealm” local history book & appeal for volunteer drivers.

Planning applications for:- Woodville, Pillory Hill, Noss Mayo & The Old Signal Station


Featuring:- RYDA AGM; New courses and activities; Lunch Clubs & Life on the Yealm.

Planning applications  for:- house on land adjacent to Barnicott; self-build dwelling North of Perches Close, Membland; 2 new properties on Stoke Road, near the junction with Pillory Hill & the Public toilets


Featuring:- Popes Quay; Winter driving; The villagers' get-away; Changes to the Committee & Yealm Community Energy. Planning applications  for:- A new house on Stoke Road near Junket Corner; and a new 2 bedroomed cottage on Lower Court Road


Featuring:- Commonwealth War Graves; The source of the River Yealm; An appeal for photographs, information & help.  Planning applications for:- Briar Hill Farm &  a new quay and Boat house


Featuring:- THE GREAT PILGRIMAGE (GP90) . The Launch of the RYDA web site; The parking study group & the Neighbourhood plan for Newton and  Noss. Planning applications for:- The land opposite Thorndean; The Moorings on Newton Hill ; The Lookout & 29, The Fairway.


Featuring:- AGM; Harbour Clean up; Twinning; GDPR; Neighbourhood Plan. Planning applications for:- Yealm Hotel; Old Reservior House; 8 Perches Close; Tamerinda, Yealm View Road & Landfall, Court Wood.


Featuring:- Professor Richard Thompson OBE ; charitable causes; the Post Office/Community Shop; Dolphins in the entrance to Newton Creek; the solar farm at Newton Downs; The RYDA AGM & planning applications for Landfall, Court Wood and Tamarinda, Yealm View Road


Featuring: - Eastern Hill Wood; local community fund and the village hall in Noss. Planning applications for 48 Yealm Road & Briar Hill Farm


Featuring: - the Post Office/Community Shop and its future


Featuring: - New format newsletter; AONB; the Plymouth and South Devon local plan; N3P; Planning applications


Featuring: - One council & the Post Office/Community Shop. Planning applications include: Steps Cottage; Westerley & Barnicott


Featuring: - One council; the Post Office/Community Shop; Planning applications include: Yealm Hotel; the Fairway & the Tea House


Featuring: - The water tower; the Post Office; Yealm Hotel; the Fairway & the Tea House


Featuring: - The Yealm Hotel; the Co-op, & the neighbourhood plan. Planning applications include: The Tea House; Barnicott; 9 Butts Park; 10 Acre Archers Court & Brook Bakery


Featuring :- The Yealm Hotel; The Co-op; Affordable housing; Brookings Down Wood & Eastern Wood and the Harbour Clean-up.


Featuring: - The Yealm Hotel


Featuring:- Eastern hill wood; The neighbourhood plan; Dye testing of the sewers; The harbour clean-up & Worswell Barton Farm


Featuring: - RYDA 2016 Honours list; the Yealm Hotel; The neighbourhood plan; Eastern wood & RYDA web site


Featuring: - Planning Application:  Extension to the Fairway


Featuring: - Newton and Noss neighbourhood plan; the Yealm Hotel, smart meters, & the Lord Seaton


Featuring:- Newton and Noss neighbourhood plan & the Fitzroy Barometers. Planning Application Parsonage Farm


Featuring: - Eastern Hill Wood


Featuring: - Housing needs survey; Harbour clean up; & AGM reminder


Featuring: - Superfast Broadband (SFBB) for Newton & Noss; Work on the A379 to start in April? & Newton Downs Farm solar energy


Featuring: - Local crime and neighbourhood watch; Congratulations to our Primary School; RYDA Website & village woodlands


Featuring: - The Yealm Hotel


Featuring: - The neighbourhood plan; Parish assets; Noss Steps; the Yealm Hotel & Village development boundaries


Featuring: - South Hams District Council elections; Newton and Noss Parish Council elections; Affordable housing & Public consultation over the Parsonage Farm project


Featuring: - Local bus service & the elections


Featuring: - The elections; RYDA AGM & the village directory

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