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Cornwall Council. www.cornwall.gov.uk  

County Councillor representing East Looe and Deviock Parish : Cllr Armand Toms. cllr.armand.toms@cornwall.gov.uk

tel: 07565529565 or 01503 26423

Recycling collection: General: every 2nd Monday from 2nd Jan 2023.

Garden Waste every 2nd Wednesday from 4 Jan requires individual subscription. www.cornwall.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-waste

Reporting any concerns/issues including environment issues: cornwall.gov.uk/report-something

13 December 2022. Consultation launched for residents to consider the proposed Cornwall Devolution Deal. Fill out questionnaire by 17 February 2023. For more information click https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/bigdeal

GOV.UK Avian Flu Guidance

From 7th November 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds housed and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to protect their flocks. This applies whether keepers have commercial flocks, or just a few birds in a backyard. Link to the housing order:-  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [Logo] (publishing.service.gov.uk)

The decision was made by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, as the UK continues to face its largest ever outbreak of avian influenza – with over 70 cases since the start of October.
You should be vigilant for any signs of disease in your birds and seek prompt advice from your vet if you have any concerns.

You can help protect your birds and prevent avian flu by maintaining good biosecurity on your premises, including:

  • housing or netting all poultry and captive birds
  • minimising direct and indirect contact between poultry and captive birds and wild birds - including making sure that their feed and water is not accessible to wild birds.
  • preventing access by poultry and captive birds to ponds and watercourses
  • cleansing and disinfecting footwear and equipment before and after contact with poultry and captive birds (or changing into clean footwear before tending to your birds)
  • regularly cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces in areas where birds are kept
  • reducing the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry and captive birds are kept, to minimise contamination, and using effective vermin control
  • keeping fresh approved disinfectant at the right concentration for use at farm entrances and before entering poultry and captive bird housing or enclosures

Full details of what is required can be found on the government website - www.gov.uk/bird-flu

You can also find a self-assessment checklist at the above link to help you put the measures in place, as well as more information about the virus.

You can keep up to date with any future changes by regularly visiting the avian influenza section on the government website, and by registering for email or text alerts - www.gov.uk/guidance/apha-alert-subscription-service

The risk to public health from the virus is very low, however it is important that people don’t pick up sick or dead birds.

You should call the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77 if you find:  

  • one or more dead bird of prey or owl
  • 3 or more dead gulls or wild waterfowl (swans, geese and ducks)
  • 5 or more dead birds of any species

The Food Standards Agency advice remains unchanged, that avian influenza poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.


Cornwall Council is issuing Bulletins regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated information can be found on Cornwall Council's website. cornwall.gov.uk/coronaviru...

Deviock Parish Council

Office: The Vestry, St Nicolas Church, Main Road, Downderry. PL11 3LE* NB the office is currently closed due to Covid restrictions. For Contact:

http://www.deviockparish.org.uk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/deviockparishcouncil/

The Parish Council meet at the Zone every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm except August ; The Planning Committee meet on the fourth Thursday of every month (not December ) at 6.30pm in the Zone.

Chairman , Mark Gibbons; Vice Chairman, John Croft, Vice Chairman

Downderry Ward: 5 Councillors: : Mark Gibbons, Helen Brockbank, Shelley England, James Millidge, Martin Wiseman
719 electors: 297 houses: 56 flats

Seaton Ward: 3 Councillors: John Croft, Mark Bloor; Jacqui Gratton
249 electors; 110 homes, 29 flats

Hessenford  Ward: 3 Councillors: David Cormack, Ann Robinson, Angela Thorpe
139 electors: 69 houses

All Contact to The Clerk. Karen Pugh. 01503 250052. email. clerk.deviock@btinternet.com

Deviock Neighbourhood Plan https://www.deviockneighbourhoodplan.co.uk

National Government : Coronavirus Update:

The latest Information issued by the Government can be found here.For health advice NHS website.
For local NHS services, go to Local Links (above) then click Public Services for Quay Lane Surgery.

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on Cornwall Council website
To check the latest infection rate in the Downderry and Seaton area visit www.schoolcovidmap.org

Member of Parliament; Sheryll Murray MP Conservative. Constituency office, The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AF. 01579 344428; email: sheryll@sheryllmurray.com

House of Commons: London SW1A 0AA; 020 7219 3000 sherryl.murray.mp@parliament.uk

NHS. www.nhs.uk

Doctors’ Surgery : Quay Lane Surgery , St Germans PL12 5LH. 01503 230088

Also Surgery, Broads Yard , Downderry

Patient Participation Group . Every GP practice has a Patient Participation Group. One fundamental requirement is for PPGs to improve two-way communication between the practice and patients and to provide constructive feedback from patients to the practice. The Chair of our local PPG is Claire Croft: email: quaylaneppg@gmail.com

Hospitals:  Derriford Hospital Derriford Road , Plymouth PL6 8DH 01752 202082

https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk. https://www.nhs.uk/Services/Hospitals/

Community Hospital Liskeard, minor injuries , Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XD

Pharmacies: nearest : Boots in Looe, Liskeard, Torpoint, Millbrook

Defribillators. :1. outside toilets in centre of Downderry 2. In Seaton, next to toilets. If access needed:phone 999, give location, and you will be given a code no.

Dentists - NHS for nearby Dentists.  or phone 0300 311 2233

Downderry and Seaton Beaches: Dog-friendly beaches throughout the year

Downderry Slipway & Boat Storage Area

Cornwall Council has responsibility for Downderry Slipway and Storage Area. The Cornwall Maritime department issue beach access permits which includes a key to the barrier and a mooring spot on the beach. Contact 01872 272130 or email: harbouroffice@cornwall.gov.uk. Local contact is Mike Hill, tel. 01503 250672.

September 2021. In response to a query from a resident about the parking of cars on the beach, DaSRA received  the following information from Cornwall Council's Environment team:

Although a beach,  Downderry is  also used as a small harbour and as such comes under the management of Cornwall Council’s Maritime Service.    The Maritime Manager has confirmed that a small number of vehicles are issued with permits to park on the beach whilst conducting business related to the harbour.  These are the vehicles that will have been seen parked on the sand and will have permission to park in that area. Further queries can be passed onto Maritime Service via the following email address: harbouroffice@cornwall.gov.uk .

Library Mobile Service - 3rd Tuesday every month:
Downderry Inn on Shore Car Park; 13.55 - 14.35pm
Seaton Car Park; 14.45 - 15.05pm

Memorial Gardens: Volunteer led gardening 1st Saturday Mar - Oct . contact tim.pullin@gmail.com

Police - nearest station: 4 Ferry St, Torpoint, PL121 2AZ. 0845 277 7444

Post Office
Outreach Service Opening Hours. Downderry Stores. Every Tuesday and Friday. 1pm -3pm

Schools'. St Nicolas Primary School, PL11 3LF ; Downderry Head of School , Jake Imrie, 01503 250 585

St Nicolas PTA. stnicolasdownderrypta@gmail.com

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