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Diptford Parish Council

Community Information


Diptford Church of England Primary School

Dipftord, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7NY
Tel: 01548 821 352

Friends of Diptford School (FODS)

Diptford C of E Primary School is a small village school in the South Hams of Devon. The Friends of Diptford School (FODS) is a fundraising group registered with the Charities Commission, which organises events and activities to raise additional resources for the school, for the benefit of all the children.
Any parent of a child at Diptford School or Pre-School or any member of the Diptford community can be a member or supporter of FODS.
The current (2020)FODS committee office holders are:
Chair Jo Palmer
Secretary Amy Lethbridge
treasurer Roger Knight
Other committee members Eleanor Barnes and Kim Woodley


Social, Sport & Community

Diptford Neighbourhood Watch Group

Watching out for Each Other
Sadly, criminal activity is happening today all around us, scams, odd phone calls, bogus tradesmen, online fraud, the list goes on and on!
NHW is here to help. If you have concerns about any of the above, or you would like to report a possible scam to warn others, please get in touch with your local village NHW Co-ordinator shown below:-
Please email
or phone us with any information on 101
Diptford Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators
Geoffrey Hyde 01364 73165 Nancy Hill 01548 821272 Sue Franklin 01548 821348
Always dial 999 in an emergency
Contact for any sort of IT Crime is Laura Cowie
Contact for our local PCSO Russ Broadhurst 07703 886012, which he is very happy to share with local residents and suggests we use instead of 101 in a non emergency situation.
There are two Scam reporting lines: Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06
Action Fraud 0300 1232040 or
If parishioners have someone at the door trying a scam they should call 999

Tel: Geoffrey Hyde 01364 73165

Diptford Parish Hall

Diptford, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7NU

Tel: 07944 098174

Diptford Playing Field Group

We look after the day to day maintenance of the Playing Field at Diptford Cross. There is a hard tennis court which we are hoping to resurface, play equipment, picnic tables etc for the use of the general community. We always welcome new volunteers to help us look after this valuable resource.
Tel: 01548 821186

Diptford Short Mat Bowls

We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall. 6.45pm - 9.45pm Refreshments provided. All welcome. Please wear flat bottomed shoes or socks to protect the mats.
Tel: 01548 821419

Diptford Social Club

Diptford Social Club has been created by village residents wishing to build a more friendly and inclusive society in Diptford. We organised village celebrations for the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and now the intention is to run social events throughout the year, as a means of bringing us all together.

Every member of the community is automatically a member of the Club, and there are no membership fees. It you are a resident of Diptford parish, you will always be invited to our events, which we very much hope you will attend.

Diptford St Mary's Church Bells

Affiliated to the Devon Church Bells Association. Diptford has a lovely set of bells. New ringers are always welcome, whether with experience or not. Contact one of the following if you are interested:-
Captain; Sue Husband 01548 821467
Treasurer; Ham Sampford [ ]
Reverend David Sayle 01548 821199.

Tel: 01548 821467

Diptford Sustainable Community

We are an informal group which aims to bring together both individuals and the various groups already in existence to work collaboratively towards an improved sense of community and a more sustainable way of living. We have good links with Sustainable South Brent.
Facebook: Diptford Sustainable Community

Diptford W I

A branch of the National organisation of Womens' Institutes. We meet on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
We have a variety of speakers, and a lot of fun. Trips out include both social and educational outings. All are welcome - dispel that image of Jam & Jerusalem!
Tel: 01548 821419

St Mary the Virgin Church, Dipford

Tel: 01548 821199


Diptford Parish News

This monthly news is distributed mainly by email and is published by the Parochial Church Council of Diptford. To receive a copy, please contact the Editor - Val Haddy.
Tel: 01548 821418

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