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Diptford Parish Council

Welcome to the official website of Diptford Parish Council

Getting ready for Your Super Recycler service

Look out for an information leaflet coming in the post

Please Help Diptford Get Superfast Fibre Broadband FTTP for the Whole Community - FOR FREE

If enough of us sign up and pledge our interest, Openreach/BT will cover all the costs of setting up and supplying Superfast FTTP fibre broadband directly to all our homes. It will cost you nothing.

For further information open the background information document Superfast Broadband details (pdf) and the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf).

Devon County Council has published a Covid-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan. The plan can be accessed using the following link:  Coronavirus advice in Devon – NEW

The information page provides a live update on current Coronavirus cases in Devon that you will probably find interesting together with information on where to find guidance and support for any Covid-19 issues you may have.

Download pdf document with links to Covid 19 Support Services

About the Parish

Diptford is a small rural parish situated centrally within the South Hams area of South Devon, with an estimated population of around 550 persons.  A large part of the parish, including the village of Diptford itself, is situated within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with the River Avon forming the western boundary.

Diptford village itself houses more than half the parish population.  In addition, there are several hamlets within the Parish, the main ones being Curtisknowle, Horner, Murtwell and Larcombe.

The parish of Diptford can be dated from Saxon times, with four Manors mentioned in Domesday.  Farming remains the main occupation, but in the 18th and 19th centuries there was slate and limestone production.

Within the parish, there is a thriving primary school and a very lively community, with activities focused around the village hall and playing field.