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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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DOWNDERRY STORES

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.

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 Questionnaire


Upcoming events

8 June. Community Bus to Royal Cornwall Show. dep Broads Yard at 9.15am. £21.50 plus £10 bus. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

14 June. Community Bus to Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival dep Broads Yard at 11.30am (for 8 hours) £13.00. 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. return fare £5.

Every Thursday Community Bus to Liskeard. dep 9.30 Broads Yard. return fare £4. * 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 .return fare £4.00

Community Bus

7 & 8 June. Community Bus to Royal Cornwall Show. dep Broads Yard at 9.15am. £21.50 plus £10 bus. For details and booking p hone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

14 June. Community Bus to Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival dep Broads Yard at 11.30am (for 8 hours) £13.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

19 June Community Bus to Truro. return fare £10. dep 9.30am Broads Yard. return fare £10.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

20 June Friends of the Bus afternoon Tea & Prosecco at 2.45pm , Village Hall. £7 - £10 with glass of Prosecco. Bus leaves Seaton 2.30 pm return fare £2

28 June Community Bus to Totnes dep 9.30am Broads Yard £9.00. For details and booking phone Bev Brighton 01503 250944

26 July. Community Bus to Cornish Lavendar Farm. dep Broads Yard at 9.30am. Fare for Tour Tea TBA .plys £10 for Bus 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

Message about the future of the Zone

Following the decision of the Methodist Church to put the Zone up for sale, the Zone Steering Group is seeking feedback from residents as part of its bid to gain community ownership of the building as a Community Health & Wellbeing Hub.

We would be grateful if you would complete this form and share this link with AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

The link to the survey can be accessed here. Paper copies are available at the Zone.

Thank you for your support and time. The Zone Steering Group

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

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

WORKSHOPS with Louise Nichols 10th June - Lino Printing 15th July - Embellishing £12.50 each.
Payment in advance needed to secure your place. To book contact: parkerviv@aol.com

TABLE TENNIS WEDNESDAYS 6pm £2 Friendly group, equipment provided, all abilities welcome. To use the tables at other times please contact: parkerviv@aol.com

SCALLYWAGSSchool holiday activities for parents and children. For information about Half Term activities contact leanneronk@yahoo.comwelcome. To use the tables at other times please contact parkerviv@aol.com

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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