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Welcome to the website of Downderry and Seaton Residents Association

The Downderry and Seaton Residents Association, DASRA, is a volunteer, non-political and independent group of local residents who act as a forum for residents on matters that affect the local community.  

DASRA seeks to represent the interests of the local people of Downderry and Seaton and encourages the active engagement of all residents. Membership of DASRA is open to residents of the villages of Downderry and Seaton (full or part-time residents).

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Doors Open at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start

Downderry and Seaton Residents Association invites local residents to attend its AGM to hear an update from DaSRA on issues of interest to the community.  The AGM give members the opportunity to vote for a new Management Committee. Laura Done, who has chaired DaSRA for the last  six years is stepping down from that role, and will be seeking election to the Management Committee for the coming year alongside two new members.

As the village embarks on significant investment projects, DaSRA has invited guest speakers to update residents on

The Community Shop

The Village Hall

The Zone

Affordable Housing project


When the owners of Downderry Stores announced the shop was closing on 4 September 2023, DaSRA convened a public meeting 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.

ts 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. In Jan 2024, Downderry Community Shop was formally registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Mutual Benefit Society. Negotiations continue to secure a potential site that could accommodate a community shop. Click here to read  the latest developments

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

Click here to respond to the QuestionnaireClick here to respond to the Questionnaire

Upcoming events

CHANGE OF NOTICE ref Notice formally from 15 - 26 April. Road Closure Brenton Road.Further updates will be posted here

Update from Stenlakes, the contractors, received 13.20hrs Wednesday 17 April

We are pleased to report that the night works went very well and are now complete.

We can now announce that we will be re-opening Brenton Road, Downderry from 2pm today (17/4/24).

Thank you for your kind co-operation throughout this time.

19 April Bread and Babes Fundraising Auction. at Bewshea's Doors Open: 7.00pm; Auction 8.30pm. Band 9.00pm. Tickets £12.50pm. To book a ticket , contact Michelle Davies 07817 945374 or email bread&babes@gmail.com. Visit Local Links/Community Resources to see latest Auction prizes

21 April Producers Market . Village Hall 10.00am - 2.00pm Support our local producers of cheese, meats, fruit and much more

28th April  Road Closure :09:30 to 17:00 hours to allow Outreach work to be completed on the highway. TBC Brenton Road, Downderry. Contact:   Sunbelt Rentals - Tel: 0370 0500 792, email: btprioritysurveys@sunbeltrentals.co.uk

31 May Community Bus to Torr Abbey, Torquay dep Broads Yard at 9.30am Fare £11.00 + £9.50 for tour. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

Downderry & District Community Bus

For timetable and booking details click here or phone Bev Brighton Mon - Fri 9.00am -5.00pm on 01503 250944

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.

Every 1st Friday in month. Community Bus to Looe dep Broads Yard 11.30 am dep Looe at 3.00pm

Community Bus Excursions:  

26 April Community Bus to St Ives. dep Broads Yard at 9.30am Fare £15.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

10 May Community Bus to Tavistock dep Broads Yard at 9.30am Fare £8.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

15 May Community Bus to Truro dep Broads Yard at 9.30am Fare £10.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

31 May Community Bus to Torr Abbey, Torquay dep Broads Yard at 9.30am Fare £11.00 + £9.50 for tour. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

Downderry and Seaton Village Hall

For details of all events, visit Downderry and Seaton Village Hall. or phone Keith or Mandy Smith 01503 250412

The Zone

For information about events at the Zone contact Viv Parker by email or on 01503 250519.

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. It is also available for one-off bookings. Follow DAG on Facebook parkerviv@aol.com.parkerviv@aol.com.parkerviv@aol.com.


CRAFT CAFE AND ART GROUP    MONDAYS 2PM-4PM £3. Bring your own project,try one one of ours or just come for a cuppa & a chat.


22nd April Bring your own activity or join a Taster session of Mosaics with Jane

29th April Open session alongside Watercolours Workshop with Jennie Boniface £10 .booking necessary,very few places left.contact parkerviv@aol.com.



Facilitated by Craft Cafe volunteers. Bring along your own project or ideas for crafts you would like try


Friendly group, equipment provided,all abilities welcome. To use the tables at other times please contact  parkerviv@aol.com

SCALLYWAGS School holiday activities for parents & children

THURS 4TH APRIL Seaton Valley Walk with Looe Marine Conservation Group  10am

THURS 11TH APRIL Spring Craft session with Awenek Studio 10am-12noon.

for more information contact leanneronk@yahoo.com or parkerviv@aol.com

FOLLOW BOTH DAG & 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 webstersue62@gmail.com

Residents Membership Scheme

DaSRA has launched its Residents Membership Scheme. Open to all households in Downderry and Seaton Read more here

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