The Parish of East Down

Latest News from East Down


NOTICE OF ORDER REGARDING APPEAL ON THE DEFINITIVE PATHS PLAN Bridleway No 48, Bowden Corner to Whitefield Hill

A Notice of Order has been published by The Planning Inspectorate.  The Public Enquiry is to be held on 2nd February 2021, and the paperwork attached to this order can be viewed as follows:

If you wish to attend the Enquiry and/or wish to comment it is important that you inform the Planning Inspectorate (contact details on the paperwork)


Prior papers regarding the case are as follows:

A Consultation Notice has been published by Devon County Council regarding this redesignated bridleway, and these papers are attached as follows:

If you wish to comment, the contact is: Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD


THE DECISION REGARDING RESTRICTED BYWAY NO.50 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED. For the relevant paperwork please click on the following links:



East Down and Arlington Monthly Newsletter click here


For the scheduled roadworks and closures interactive map click here


Encompass Ilfracombe have a very helpful website which has lots of useful information if you are struggling with money, housing or homelessness.  For more information click here


Regular events in East Down click here


East Down Community Facebook page click here


East Down Old School Facebook page click here


SUPERFAST BROADBAND IS HERE FOR SOME OF US!!

All addresses served by the Combe Martin and Shirwell exchanges are live and accepting orders.  Many of us are still too far from the exchange to get superfast broadband, but there are plans to bring superfast broadband to the last 5% of the country.  You can go to the Connecting Devon and Somerset website where there is an interactive map - click here


Do you want superfast broadband?  Contact Airband on 01905 676121

To book the East Down Village Hall, please contact Ray Thomas (01271 850464)

Please use the following form to email the village hall events organiser