This is the official Parish Council web site of the All Saints Parish Council.

Located in the picturesque villages of All Saints, Alston, Churchill, Smallridge, Coaxdon, South Common, and Waggs Plot, in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Blackdown Hills, near Axminster, Devon.

All Saints Defibrillator:

All Saints Parish Councillors are delighted to announce that the parish is now the owner of a new Defibrillator, situated at the Village Hall. This equipment is designed to provide emergency resuscitation to anyone in need. The Clerk, Paul Hayward, will be arranging training for this equipment over the coming months but it must be pointed out that the AED (automated external defibrillator) is designed to be used even by someone with NO medical or First Aid training.

The Defibrillator was provided by the Parish Council in conjunction with Devon County Council Locality Funding and is registered with the South West Ambulance Service who will direct you to it in case of emergency need. Signs have been displayed around the parish marking its location.

( pictured: Chairman, Councillors and Clerk )

Grit Bins:

The Clerk would be grateful to hear from any parishioners who spot an empty or half-full Grit Bin during their travels around the parish. If you can let the Clerk know the location ( and possibly the ID number ) he can then arrange for these to be re-filled. Thank you.


The Clerk would be grateful to hear from any parishioners who spot a pothole likely to cause damage / injury during their travels around the parish.  If you can let the Clerk know the location ( with any supplementary identifying information ) he can then arrange for these to be reported to Devon CC. Thank you. Alternatively, members of the public can visit the DCC website here and make a report on-line.


Annual Parish Meeting:

Chairman’s report:  click here

Register to Vote:

Devon County Council local elections are on May 4th this year and the Electoral Commission is keen to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote is correctly registered. Please contact EDDC on 01395 517402, email them at or visit the website address shown on the poster.

Thank you.


click to see poster

Temporary election staff required to help with Devon County Council elections:

click here for information.

Cllr. Joy Hull (Axminster):

All Saints Parish Council is saddened to learn of the passing of Cllr. Mrs Joy Hull, former Mayor of Axminster, and wife to Cllr. Douglas Hull, a serving member of Axminster Town Council, and former County Councillor representing All Saints Parish. Our condolences go to Douglas and his family at this time.

9th February 2017

All Saints Parish Council meetings 2017:

The Parish Council has agreed to move the bi-monthly meetings to the first Tuesday of each designated month.  In order to help with diaries the proposed dates for PC meetings for the future are as follows:

Proposed meetings of ASPC for 2017:

Please click here for list.

Planning clinics:

Following changes to the EDDC planning procedures for Parish Councils, the fortnightly planning clinic at the Village Hall will end with immediate effect.  Any parishioners or residents wishing to make representations to their elected Councillors about planning matters or planning applications are respectfully asked to attend the next scheduled meeting of the Council where an opportunity to speak / discuss such matters will be provided, either before or during the meeting.  These meetings will be publicised beforehand on this website and on the Village Hall Noticeboard - Clerk. 23.2.16

Boundary Commission:  Electoral Review of East Devon:

Your views will make a difference.

click here  for details

BT Fibre Cabinet to be installed on Smallridge Road:

click here  for details


As part of the Parish Council's Bad Weather provision, sandbags are provided free-of-charge to residents in case of need. They are, however, supplied empty and will require filling by the user before use. Sand is available from local retailers in Axminster. Please contact Cllr. Bob Speed on 01297 33330 or the Clerk (number above) if you anticipate a requirement in the near future.

Please plan ahead. It may not be possible to respond to requests immediately and therefore, residents should ensure that they hold sufficient bags in case of emergency.

Thank you.


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Press Release: All Saints Parish Council  -  Foundation Award:

All Saints Parish Council is delighted to report that it was recently awarded Quality Foundation status by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), one of only 6 councils in Devon to achieve this award to date ….

for full press release:   click here


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Parish Council Clerk: new email address

The parish council has a new contact email for the Clerk:

The previous email address will, however, continue to operate until further notice.

Precept Statement

All Saints Parish Council Precept Statement April 2016:   click here

Dog Fouling

EDDC have asked the Parish Council to identify, and publicly mark, any dog-fouling hot-spots within the parish boundary with a suitable sticker (click here). If you know of any areas that are in need of a warning, please contact the clerk on 077 11 92 92 27 and a suitable sticker will be applied.

Parish Notice:   January 2016

To all parishioners and residents of All Saints parish. Please read the following press release from EDDC which may be of interest to you.  

EAST DEVON ELECTORAL SERVICES are currently preparing for the Police and Crime Commissioner  May 2016 elections and are looking to appoint new temporary staff to help out.

There are various roles available: ….   …..  Click here for full pdf of notice.

East  Devon Local Plan Consultation

Click on this link for information:

Devon Bus Service Changes: taking effect from September 2015

Click here for details

Neighbourhood Plan

A special page is being set up for the Neighbourhood Plan on this website.  This can be accessed by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Green Deal advice

click here  for details

Free Smoke Alarms

click here  for information

EDDC  ‘Pick It Up’  campaign

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The  EDDC’s ‘Pick It Up’ campaign is a reminder about the responsibility for cleaning up dog fouling, that it is ultimately down to the owner or handler of the dog.


Witnesses: Another helpful matter is for any witnesses who see dog fouling and the owners not picking up to provide us with the following:




Full description of the dog

Male or Female owner

Exact Location of fouling


If there is a regular pattern for the dog walker, for example they walk their dog at around 08:30hrs each day, all this information will be useful so that we can target these people at specific times and create a window of opportunity to catch them.


If you wish to report any incidents please contact our Customer Service Centre on 01395 571517 and a call can be logged.  This will be referred to the Environmental Health Dept and dealt with by an officer.

Axminster Cancer Information Cafe

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Doctors in Devon encourage people to look in on the elderly

Click here for more information.

NHS database

To read more, click here.


From: All Saints Parish Council   To:  All parishioners

It has been widely reported that Devon County Council will need to make yet further Budget cuts of around £110,000,000 to services over the next few years.  A very large proportion of this sum will be borne by the Highways Department.

In consequence, the Parish Council expects that, besides a great reduction in road maintenance, there will be a loss, at the very least, of many hours of the lengths-mans’ allocated time.

The Parish Council is also endeavouring to ‘balance the budget’ without a big increase to the Precept. Therefore, we request farmers and others in this Parish whose land runs along any public highway to make sure please that all ditches and drains are kept clear, especially after hedge-trimming and other works.

Please help to keep our Parish beautiful and most importantly safe.

Stop Line Way Cycle Route - Survey

The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is carrying out some interpretation work on the Stop Line Way cycle route (Seaton to Axminster section).  They are asking if people in the surrounding area would be able to help by taking part in a quick on-line survey:

Should you have any questions about the survey or interpretation of the route, please contact Katherine Findlay on tel. 01823 681933 or email:-

Best wishes from the Making it Local Team

Tel. 01823 680626



Healthwatch Devon

Speak out today!  - Click here

National Planning Policy Framework

The National Policy Plannning Framework is available on-line:  - (click here)

Citizens' Advice Bureau

Axminster -  (Gateway only)now:  Thursday 9.30 - 12.30  Methodist Church Hall,  Lyme Road,  Axminster  (no telephone contact)  Seaton - (Drop in Service)Wednesday & Friday  9.30 - 12.3001297 24380  -  for more information click here.


Please be advised that Acting Sgt Stephen Paynter has replaced Sgt Peter Trudgeon for a period of approximately six months. He will be covering both Axminster and Seaton Police Station. 

The old non-emergency number has now been disconnected - telephone number 101 should now be used. 

Non-Emergency Number 101  - to report a non-urgent crime or for general police enquiries:

If a crime has already happened·         

To give information about crime·         

To speak to your local officer     

Textphone:  18001 101If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired 


In an emergency always call 999 

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