Vacancies for two Parish Councillors

We have vacancies for two new Parish Councillors.


Being part of Dittisham Parish Council gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to your community.

If you would like to be part of the Council please apply in writing on or before Friday 18 October 2019. Please outline why you are applying and what you think you will bring to the role.

 The Parish Council will be interviewing candidates in a meeting on Wednesday 23 October, starting at 6pm.



Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Following a resignation from the Parish Council from a resident who is moving out of the Parish, Dittisham Parish Council is required to advertise that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for Dittisham Parish Council.

Unless ten or more electors of Dittisham Parish, on or before Thursday 26 September 2019, submit a request in writing for an election to be held, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Requests must be sent to the Returning Officer, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE.

DPC Notice of Vacancy 2019 September DPC

Patient Participation Group Volunteering / Community Opportunity

Do you know that your Medical Practice has a Patient Participation Group – PPG?

The PPG is the link between patients and the Practice with a view to improving services, providing useful information and developing a positive and constructive relationship between patients and the Practice to the mutual benefit of both. The PPG tries to make sure that the Practice puts the patient, and improving health, at the heart of everything it does.

For a number of years now, Dittisham Parish has been represented by residents’ member of the Dartmouth Medical Practice’s PPG. This has proved to be an advantageous loop of communication between patients–Practice–Parish Council-Parishioners.

As a current resident member is resigning, we have a vacancy so are very much hoping to find a new person to attend the PPG of either Leatside Surgery in Totnes or the Dartmouth Medical Practice.

There are 5-6, 90 mins meetings per year.

No clinical knowledge required – in fact a lack is an advantage. Practices have all the clinical experience necessary and need help from PPGs in areas where they don’t have expertise.  Your personal skills and experience help some of the issues to be seen from a patient’s point of view.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Sharon Quinn: 01803 722722 or

Thank you

Sustainable Dittisham

The Parish Council is supporting the establishment of a community group to take local action to ensure that we maintain and improve our beautiful Parish and contribute positively to the issues facing our environment.
Councillors Nik Green and Sune Nightingale are leading this stage of the project. They are calling for people to join the group.
Please see the attached poster for more information.

Essential Maintenance – St George’s Church, Dittisham

Essential Maintenance work is being carried out over the next 3 months.

It will be necessary to close the paths adjacent to the tower from time to time for the safety of both the Public and the workers.
St Georges Church apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your co-operation.

St George’s Church PCC 22nd July 2019