New Devon Marine Conservation Zones

Government designates 41 new Marine Conservation ZonesIncluding the Devon Avon Estuary, The Dart Estuary and East of Start Point  The South Hams Society welcome the news that the Government is designating a third phase of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). This...

FISHERMANS BEACH, EAST PORTLEMOUTH – PLANNING REF: 1139/19/FUL

PLANNING REF: 1139/19/FUL FISHERMANS BEACH, EAST PORTLEMOUTH Construction of boat store, sea defence works to protect public bridleway, along with associated bridleway restoration works. The beach location of the proposed boathouse sits within the AONB, Heritage...

Poisoned Elm

Elm trees deliberately poisoned   Kingsbridge Gazette (2018) The vandals drilled holes into four of the elm trees and poured poison down their trunks This was a criminal act planned out by someone who knew what they were doing. A vandal has managed to kill at least...

New Leader for SHDC

New leader of SHDC is announced The wellbeing and prosperity of all the residents and businesses in the South Hams must be at the heart of everything we do, the new leader of South Hams District Council declared. Cllr Judy Pearce, the Conservative councillor for the...

SHDC Cracks Down

Couple Fined For Illegal Tree FellingTwo second-home owners have been fined after pleading guilty to cutting down five protected trees in a Salcombe conservation area. Klaas Kalis and Penny Kalis, from Grub Street, Oxted, Surrey, pleaded guilty to contravening the...