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3 February 2024: From the Zone Steering CommitteeAs expected we have received confirmation from the Methodist Circuit that they plan to sell. As this is now formally listed as a Community Asset with Cornwall Council, it means the community have the opportunity to bid to buy the building protecting it for the future. The Zone steering group have unanimously voted to try to do this. We are pursuing a number of different avenues to help us to reach that goal.In the meantime, the Zone continues to establish its place as a local community well being hub. We thank everyone for your appreciation and ongoing support of the facility. We are also very grateful for all the feedback we receive . This vital input informs our decisions and additionally creates an important evidence base of community support. We are not closing and have no plans to close. The rich and thriving variety of activities at the Zone continue as usual. We will publish regular updates of progress in this exciting new venture, so watch this space.‍‍In 2024 we will be working more closely with the Zone Steering Group towards securing the building as a Health & Well Being Hub for the community-run by the community. If you have ideas for any new such activities or would like to get involved in making all this happen please do contact me.Viv Parker

11 July 2023 UPDATE ON THE FUTURE OF THE ZONE- the Methodist Church

A new Steering Group, made up of local residents, has been formed and met to support the future of the Zone in Downderry following the decision of the Methodist circuit to withdraw from the building in the coming months. There are challenging times ahead as the Methodist Circuit has now officially indicated that the Zone can no longer function in its current form due to the lack of Methodists. The only way forward is for the community to take it on as an asset. We are working with the Methodist Church, Parish Council & DaSRA to move this forwarThis Group agreed the need to create a secure and positive future for the building as a sustainable community wellbeing hub.  

We will continue to run the building as it is currently, working in close cooperation with the Methodists, looking at a number of ways to ensure a smooth transition.

Further updates will be issued as the project develops.                        

email   zonedownderry@aol.com

A wide range of regular activities take place at the Zone including Pilates & Yoga classes, craft sessions, W.I, Coffee Morning, Table Tennis, Bread & Babes Parent & Toddler Group, Deviock Parish Council & Children's dance, as well as monthly Church services.
It is also available for bookings.
Enquiries to Viv Parker on 250519 or parkerviv@aol.com.

Deviock Activities Group (DAG) is an organisation established by a small group of local residents to enable activities to take place in the village. Follow us on our Facebook page

St Nicolas Church, Main Road, Downderry PL11 3LR : To hire contact susan.pidgen@sky.com

Places of Worship

Anglican: St Nicolas Church Main Road, Downderry PL11 3LR;

Methodist Chapel - also a community venue called the Zone; services displayed on Notice Board inside gates.

Roman Catholic. Looe: Sclerder Abbey and the Church of Our Lady of Light, Sclerder Lane Looe (off the Polperro Rd.) PL13 2JD,  : Mass times 9.00 a.m. on Sunday. Liskeard: The Catholic Parish of our Lady and St. Neot, 2 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW. Mass times: 11.00 a.m. on Sunday

Notice Boards.

Community Notice Board.

Notice Boards : Community Notices & Parish Council Notices ;Next to Downderry Stores: Outside St Nicolas Church : Broads Yard car park: Seaton Bus Stop

Newsletter: Nut Tree; monthly (not August or January) Delivered to individual houses or available at Downderry Stores or viewed on DaSRA website here.

Memorial Garden, Downderry, PL11 3LL

The Memorial Garden, in the centre of the Downderry overlooking Whitsand Bay, plays a central role as a community venue for remembering and celebrating those who are no longer with us. The garden is a much loved place for walks and quiet seating on benches marked in memory of loved ones. For further information, contact the clerk.deviockpc@btinternet.com.

The garden is maintained by volunteers who meet the 2nd Saturday in month (March to Oct) 10am - 12 Noon. If you would like to volunteer a couple of hours once a month, March - October, please contact Tim Pullin at email Tim.pullin@gmail.com

Seaton Community Butterfly Garden.

December 2022: The Garden in Seaton is in need of a makeover, especially the front part, which, although has lovely primroses in the spring, and striking cardoons, also has grass, ivy and other weeds that are taking over. We are clearing it out, with the intention to replant quite a bit of it.

Sadly, Heather, who has organised the volunteers for several years, is having to step back, however the rest of the little team are going strong, and can do with any help that you can give.
If anyone can manage just a couple of hours a month, on any dry Tuesday morning, please come along. (Note the change from Monday).

We do have some tools, but if you can bring your own gardening gloves, and if you do have some hand tools, please bring them - and wear sturdy shoes.

So, if you are looking for an activity to do in the New Year, to work off the Christmas cheer, then gardening is a great exercise and way to meet new people.

Many thanks, Viv, Anne, Sue and the team

If you want to contact us for any further information, you can reach us via webstersue62@gmail.com

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