When Downderry Stores announced it was closing on 4 September 2023 a public meeting was held on 17 July when residents voted for a Steering Group of local residents to be formed to assess the viability of a community shop opening in Downderry. An important first step was to gather the views of residents on if/how they would use and/or support such a shop so a questionnaire was delivered to every household in the Deviock parish. This Survey will remain available for responses for some time to come - click below to respond.
In its first months, the Steering Group has developed its own website, Facebook and email system and a bi-monthly Newsletter , with funding from DaSRA's Community Fund. Negotiations continue to secure a potential site that could accommodate a community shop. Click here to read the latest developments and to view a first analysis of the Survey. The October/November Newsletter will bring you up to date Click here
A range of alternative sites in Downderry have been set up to offer essentials - newspapers collections; a range of groceries: post office outreach service; Nut Tree newsletter: Paul Bray Butcher delivery. Click here to find details
7 Dec. Whitsand Harmony Choir & DerryAirs concert in aid of Liskeard, Looe & Torpoint Food Bank. Doors open 6.30 pm for 7.30 pm start
9 Dec.Film Night.'Almost Christmas' 6.30pm for 7.30pm start entrance free but donation welcome
15 Dec.Christmas Quiz at Village Hall. 6.30pm for 7.30 pm start. Tables are for groups of up to 6 only. Entry fee £5 each. There will be a prize for the winning team or details of all events, visit Downderry and Seaton Village Hall. or phone Keith or Mandy Smith 01503 250412
17 Dec.The Zone Carols at The Zone at 2pm with Whitsand Harmony and Deviock Brass. Followed by mince pie and coffee
Every Tuesday Community Bus to Plymouth dep 9.30 Broads Yard.
Every Thursday Community Bus to Liskeard. dep 9.30 Broads Yard.* Opportunity to pick up passengers in Polbathic and St Germans at 9.45: also to drop off and pick up at Kernow Mills.
9 Dec Fowey Xmas Market dep Broads Yard 9.30am.return fare £8.For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944
12 Dec Totnes late night shopping + Xmas Market dep Broads Yard 3pm. leave Totnes at 8.00pm £9. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944
Click on Local Links/Community Venues for more details on the Zone
DEVIOCK ACTIVITIES GROUP (DAG) At the Zone (Downderry Methodist Church). A wide range of regular activities take place at the Zone including exercise classes, craft sessions, W.I, Coffee Morning, Table Tennis, Bread & Babes Parent & Toddler Group and Children's Dance, as well as monthly Church services. It is also available for one-off bookings. Follow DAG on Facebook
Craft Cafe & Art Group Mondays 2pm-4pm £3 bring your own project, try one of our tasters or just come for a cuppa & a chat.
4th & 11th December :Christmas cards, table decorations & wreath making
18th December Yule Logs.
For more information on these sessions Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
REOPENS 8TH JANUARY with usual session +
EMBELLISHING WORKSHOP with Louise Nichols £10
MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY WATERCOLOURS WORKSHOP £10
to reserve a place on either Workshop please contact email@example.com
27 December 12 noon Christmad Dinner OPEN TO ALL. SOUP, BAKED POTATOES & PUDS
NO CHARGE BUT ANY DONATIONS TO THE FOOD BANK ARE WELCOME
while booking is not essential it would be useful to know if you are coming!
Viv Parker 01503 250519 firstname.lastname@example.org 07855 162268
NOT JUST A COFFEE MORNING Wednesdays 10am-12noon £2
Hot drinks, company & activities including table games. For more information contact email@example.com
TABLE TENNIS Wednesdays 6pm £2
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT ACTIVITY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS & PARENTS
SCALLYWAGS ON TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 10AM-12NOON. CONTACT email@example.com or follow Scallywags on Facebook
Seaton Community Butterfly Garden. Meets every Tuesday morning . Volunteers wanted to join a team committed to maintaining this area within Seaton Country Park, For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DaSRA has launched its Residents Membership Scheme. Open to all households in Downderry and Seaton Read more here