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Lifton Community Centre Survey: If you would like to complete this survey, please print a copy, fill it in, and return it to one of the collection boxes in the Community Centre and at several businesses in the village. Thank you.

WDBC: West Devon Civic Mayor Voted In For Second Year (24.05.2022)

DCC: Weekly Update (20.05.2022)

WDBC: Pitch boost for Tavistock Rugby Club (18.05.2022)

WDBC: After the success of the first Let’s Talk Teenagers sessions piloted earlier this year, a second series of the online sessions will be held in June. These sessions are an opportunity for parents and carers of teenagers to hear about the challenges young people are facing today whilst being offered tips, techniques and resources to explore for more help and support.

DCC: Weekly Update (12.05.2022)

DCC: Tell us about your experience of childcare in Devon; free school meal holiday voucher for May half term out now! (12.05.2022)

West Devon Climate Change and Biodiversity Newsletter May 2022 (11.05.2022)

DCC: Are you lonely? (10.05.2022)

WDBC: New initiative will help make hundreds of rented homes across the Borough warmer and cheaper to run (09.05.2022)

DCC News update (06.05.2022)

DCC: Be naturally healthy this May! (04.05.2022)

DCC News update (29.04.2022)

WDBC: Award Winning Trees Donated for Biodiversity

West Devon Borough Council Waste Collection Calendars (2022)

DCC: Temporary Traffic Order - Road from Kelly Cross to Borough Cross, Lifton (TTRO2245146) 

DCC: Temporary Traffic Order - Jays Cross to Liftondown Cross, St Giles-On-The-Heath And Northcott Hamlet, Lifton (TTRO2245383)

Launceston and District Cats Protection are pleased to host a



Saturday 14th May

11:30am - 4pm

Lifton Community Centre

New & nearly new Good Quality Clothes at affordable prices plus Craft, Accessories & Household Linen

This Event Only

Lots of Jigsaws 50p each!

Various tables displaying a large range of items for sale

Tables available to rent at £6 each. For further

information please contact Trish on 07967 538177

Sellers can arrive from 10am to set up

Tea, coffee and biscuits served

Why not come along, see what's on offer and

maybe pick up a bargain or two!

WDBC: Recycling and Waste Service, Where We Are – An Open Letter (25.04.2022)

WDBC: Council Responds Quickly with Residents’ Rebate (25.04.2022)

DCC: Holiday food support continues over Easter (06.04.2022)

WDBC: Celebrating what makes West Devon great (06.04.2022)

WDBC: Council’s Action to Support Ukraine (05.04.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (01.04.2022)

Her Majesty’s Jubilee 2022 Lifton Celebrations - Saturday 4th June 2022

A Grand Jubilee Concert is being planned for the evening of Saturday 4th June 2022 at St Mary’s Parish Church, Lifton.

All community-based musicians and ensembles are welcome.

If you are a musician, or are part of a group or ensemble, and would like to take part, please contact: The Revd. Philip James Conway: Liftonpriest@yahoo.com

All genres and styles of music are welcome Beginners to Professionals.

DCC: Find out who can get free COVID-19 tests after Friday 1 April (30.03.2022)



Saturday 9th April

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Lifton Community Centre

Unbelievably low-priced Cats Protection goods

Household Linen; Jewellery & Accessories; Tombola

New & nearly new Clothes at rock bottom prices

Quality Bric-a-brac; Soft Toy tombola-prize every time

Toys; Cat-related goods; Books & Jigsaws; CDs & DVDs

Plants & Garden items; Craft; Cakes & Preserves

Bumper Raffle

FREE Children's 'Eggciting' Easter

Egg Hunt!!

Hot pasties, sausage rolls, tea and coffee served

Admission: Donation into box at entrance please;

this helps with the cost of hiring the hall

All proceeds to Launceston & District Cats Protection

DCC: Latest news update (25.03.2022)

Public Consultation:  5.30pm to 6.45pm, Thursday, 24th March 2022, Tamar Room, The Arundell - Wain Homes/Fore Street development 

DCC: Latest news update (18.03.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (16.03.2022)

DCC: Stagecoach Public Service Bus changes for Exeter wef. 10th April 2022 (16.03.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (15.03.2022)

We Stand with Ukraine (15.03.2022)

West Devon Highly Commended by Customers (11.03.2022)

Harrington Homes/Rentplus Information Drop-in: Saturday, 19th March 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm, Lifton Community Centre
Please click here for more information

DCC: Latest news update (11.03.2022)

DCC: Food waste feeds climate change: can you reduce your carbon footprint? (09.03.2022)

WDBC: Council Leads Call To Tackle Exploitation (09.03.2022)

West Devon recycling collection: Round Disruption 09/03/2022

WDBC: Council Plan for Simpler Applications (08.03.2022)

Devon Children's Centre information (07.03.2022)

WDBC: Help is at hand for West Devon home owners feeling the pinch (07.03.2022)

WDBC: It’s time to renew garden waste subscriptions in West Devon (07.03.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (04.03.2022)

WDBC: Planning for the Climate Emergency (03.03.2022)

South Hams and West Devon add their support to Ukrainians fleeing conflict (03.03.2022)

WDBC: Empty Homes Week (02.03.2022)

DCC: More Devon families get first preference secondary school (01.03.2022)

WDBC: Ethical Lettings Offer a Win-Win for Local Landlords and Communities (28.02.2022)

WDBC: Mayoral Awards 2022 (28.02.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (25.02.2022)

WDBC: Message from Leader Cllr Neil Jory (24.02.2022)

Let's Talk teenagers - your help please/free sessions for parents and carers (23.02.2022)

Have your say on constituency boundary changes (22.02.2022)

WDBC: Fly Tippers Prosecuted for Trail of Destruction (21.02.2022)

WDBC: Time To Act Now To Tackle The Housing Crisis (21.02.2022)

WDBC: West Devon Mayoral Awards Now Open (21.02.2022)

Advice if you are concerned about vulnerable people without power (19.02.2022)

DCC: Latest news update (18.02.2022)

WDBC: Have your say on homelessness in West Devon (18.02.2022)

DCC: Storm Eunice update - widespread disruption is likely across Devon tomorrow

WDBC: Weather Alert - Storm Eunice 

WDBC: Borough Council Delivers a Balanced Budget (15.02.2022)

Joint Local Plan Partnership Board Annual General Meeting (AGM) (15.02.2022)

DCC: Latest Covid News Update (11.02.2022)

WDBC: Get involved with the Queen's baton relay in West Devon this summer (11.02.2022)

WDBC: Have your say: Homelessness under the spotlight in West Devon (09.02.2022)

DCC: Latest Covid News Update (04.02.2022)

West Devon Climate Change and Biodiversity Newsletter (03.02.2022)

DCC: Active Travel - workplaces update (03.02.2022)

Love is...Made in Devon (02.02.2022)

West Devon 2022/23 Budget Engagement (02.02.2022)

WDBC: Town and Parish Update from West Devon Borough Council (02.02.2022)

WDBC: Extra £30k funding now available for local wellbeing projects (02.02.2022)


DCC: Latest Covid News Update (28.01.2022)

Lifton Parish Council statement on recent public consultation (28.01.2022)

WDBC: Council Proposes to Create New Woodland Sites (24.01.2022)

DCC: UK Youth Parliament elections, childcare survey and Stop Abuse Together campaign (21.01.2022)

DCC: Latest Covid News Update (21.01.2022)

Devon Highways: Temporary Traffic Order - Various Roads, Devon (TTRO2243807)

Director of Public Health Devon advises caution in response to PM’s statement (20.01.2022)

WDBC: Home Scheme To Cut Bills and Carbon Is Still Available (18.01.2022)

WDBC: Second home owners to pay their fair share for local services (14.01.2022)

DCC: Devon's COVID-19 cases stabilising (14.01.2022)

DCC: Latest Covid News Update (11.01.2022)

WDBC: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in West Devon (11.01.2022)

WDBC: West Devon Climate Change and Biodiversity Newsletter (11.01.2022)

WDBC: New financial help for local hospitality and leisure businesses (10.01.2022)

DCC: Help reduce risk for the sake of others as COVID-19 cases rise in Devon (07.01.2022)

WDBC: New financial help for local hospitality and leisure businesses (07.01.2022)

WDBC: Broadband Champions Step Up to Support Communities (07.01.2022)

WDBC: Would up to £5,000 cash help you move to a smaller home? Enhanced scheme hopes to ease the local housing crisis (07.01.2022)

DCC: Share more, waste less with OLIO, the free food sharing app! 🥕 (07.01.2022)

WDBC: Cash boost for West Devon community groups to support local wellbeing (15.12.2021)

WDBC: Housing help for the Borough’s most vulnerable residents gets the green light (14.12.2021)

WDBC: Development Approved For Tavistock with 58% Affordable Housing (14.12.2021)

DCC: NHS Devon urging residents to 'get boosted now’ as part of urgent national appeal to get better protection against the COVID-19 Omicron variant (14.12.2021)

DCC: ♻️ Have yourself a greener Christmas 🎄 (14.12.2021)

Devon Highways: Temporary Traffic Notice - ROAD FROM LIFTONDOWN CROSS TO HEALEBRIDGE, Lifton (TTRO2243542)

WDBC: Watch our meetings online as COVID rates rise in West Devon (13.12.2021)

DCC Weekly news update (10.12.2021)

WDBC: Get help when you need it (10.12.2021)

Temporary Traffic Order - North Road, Lifton (TTRO2243263)

West Devon Climate Change and Biodiversity Newsletter (07.12.2021)

DCC Weekly news update (03.12.2021)

Devon's director of public health urges extra caution in response to omicron variant (30.11.2021)

DCC Weekly news update (26.11.2021)

WDBC: West Devon is Our Special Place (26.11.2021)

West Devon - a Special Place to Live and Shop (23.11.2021)

WDBC: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse This Christmas (22.11.2021)

DCC Weekly news update (19.11.2021)

WDBC: Last Days to win Shop4Good Prizes in West Devon (19.11.2021)

WDBC: Household Support Fund now open in West Devon (15.11.2021)

WDBC: Helping residents to pay essential bills this winter (15.11.2021)

WDBC: Supporting vulnerable rough sleepers across the Borough (15.11.2021)

DCC: Weekly news update (12.11.2021)

WDBC: Christmas Waste Collection Dates (11.11.2021)

A Public Announcement from Heart of the South West Trading Standards on Avian Influenza:
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ)


Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service have advised us that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. This means that all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard are required by law to take a range of bio-security precautions:

  • Schedule 1 - Minimum biosecurity measures applying to all keepers

· Keep domestic ducks and geese separate from other poultry.

· Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources.

· Feed and water their birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds.

· Minimise movement into and out of bird enclosures.

· Cleanse and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy.

· Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas and fencing off wet or boggy areas.

· Keep free ranging birds within fenced areas, and ponds, watercourses and permanent standing water must be fenced off (except in specific circumstances, e.g., zoo birds).

  • Schedule 2 –Enhanced biosecurity measures for premises with over 500 poultry or other captive birds

Keepers with more than 500 birds will need to restrict access for non-essential people on their sites, workers will need to change clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and site vehicles will need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Full details of what is required can be found on the government website: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1030990/aipz-declaration.pdf

To assist all bird keepers in complying with the new rules, the biosecurity guidance and self-assessment checklists have been updated and all the latest information can be found at


Remember that if you have poultry it is your responsibility to keep updated on any outbreaks and an easy way to do this is to sign up for text notifications - register with the APHA alerts service.

DCC Weekly Update (05.11.2021)

DCC Weekly Update (29.10.2021)

Devon Highways: Temporary Traffic Notice - Old Tinhay, Lifton (TTRO2142946)

WDBC: Be Carbon Savvy and Shop4Good in West Devon (27.10.2021)

WDBC: Local leisure centres in a fit position to support the community (27.10.2021)

WDBC: Mobile Booster Scheme Available (26.10.2021)

DCC: Confused about COVID-19 booster jabs and flu vaccines? (25.10.2021)

DCC: Could you drive green growth in Devon? (21.10.2021)


Saturday 6th November

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Lifton Community Centre

Cats Protection gifts; 2022 calendars, diaries & cards

Children's free lucky dip; Cakes; Craft

Christmas items; Books & Jigsaws; CD's & DVD's

Good quality Bric-a-brac; Plants; Tombola; Toys

Cat-related goods; Jewellery; Half-price Linen

Discounted Clothes – £1 only; Accessories; Shoes

Large Raffle – lots of good prizes!

Pasties, sausage rolls, hot dogs, teas/coffees served

Come along, have a cuppa & maybe pick up a bargain or two!!

Admission: donation into collecting box at entrance please

All proceeds to Launceston & District Cats Protection

(Reg. Charity 203644)

DCC Weekly update (15.10.2021)

DCC Weekly update (08.10.2021)

DCC Weekly update (01.10.2021)

Plan for West Devon Unanimously Adopted (30.09.2021)

DCC Weekly update (24.09.2021)

Stagecoach bus timetable (24.09.2021)

A Plan for West Devon – To be discussed by Full Council (22.09.2021)

WDBC: Three-Weekly Black Sack Collection Will Not Be Rolled-Out Across Borough (22.09.21)

Devon County Council (DCC) Weekly update (17.09.2021)


WDBC: The Electric Car Challenge (15.09.2021)

DCC Weekly update (10.09.2021)
Lifton Community Wellbeing event, Friday 8 October 2021, 4 - 7 pm at Lifton Community Centre

DCC: Weekly update (03.09.2021)
WDBC: eCargo bike grant now available (02.09.2021)
Devon designated an ‘enhanced response area’ as case rates near double the national average (27.08.2021)
DCC: Weekly update (20.08.2021)
DCC Highways: Temporary Traffic Order - Colemans Cross to Router Cross, Lifton (TTRO2141923) - 23rd September to 1st October 2021 (19.08.2021)
DCC: Today is your opportunity to make somebody else’s life better (18.08.2021)
DCC: Weekly update (13.08.2021)
Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan Newsletter (09.08.2021)

DCC: Weekly update (06.08.2021)
We’re Listening – Influence Decisions for West Devon Now (06.08.2021)

Urgent Road Safety warning issued after tragic incidents in Devon & Cornwall

WDBC: West Devon Climate Change and Biodiversity Newsletter (03.08.2021)
DCC: Get active and rediscover summer, supermarket vouchers to help families buy food over the summer holiday and have your say about childcare in Devon (02.08.2021)

DCC: Update (30.07.2021)
WDBC: Join the conversation about our strategic plan for West Devon (28.07.2021)
WDBC: Plan for West Devon - Consultation Starts (27.07.2021)
DCC: Beat the heat and look out for most vulnerable in our communities as temperatures continue soar (20.07.2021)

DCC Update (16.07.2021)
WDBC: Share how you see West Devon as a place to live, work and play (14.07.2021)
WDBC: Be Part of The Plan For West Devon (13.07.2021)

WDBC: Community Led Electric Car and Bike Club - Survey Launched (13.07.2021)

DCC Update (09.07.2021)
Devon's Director of Public Health encourages people to not put themselves at unnecessary risk as COVID-19 restrictions set to end (06.07.2021)

WDBC: No Fouls on the Football Pitch - Thumbs Up To Everyone Who Does Their Doggy Doo-Ty (06.07.2021)
DCC Update (02.07.2021)
DCC Update (25.06.2021)

DCC Update (18.06.2021)
DCC Update (15.06.2021)
DCC Update (04.06.2021)
DCC: #BackTheFuture: Devon Climate Challenge event (03.06.2021)

Planning to help planners plan! (03.06.2021)

WDBC: Council News - Broadband Booster Scheme Available (02.06.2021)

WDBC: Residents recognised in West Devon Mayor’s Recognition Awards (01.06.2021)
DCC Update (28.05.2021)