Broadhembury War Memorial

Broadhembury War Memorial was recently assessed by Historic England’s First World War Commemoration Project.

After examining all the records and other relevant information, and having carefully considered the architectural and historic interest of this case, the criteria for listing are fulfilled. Broadhembury Parish War Memorial Cross is therefore recommended for listing at Grade II.

The report is available for download here:


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Stonehenge Tunnel News

Not strictly Broadhembury News, but potentially of interest:

The route for the £1.6 billion Stonehenge Tunnel, a key part of the ‘South West expressway’, has today been published by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Linking the M3 in the South East and the M5 in the South West, the ‘expressway’ will upgrade this key route and improve journey times for millions of people. This major investment will support economic growth and tourism in an area where congestion and slow journeys have long had a negative impact on the region’s economy.

The tunnel at Stonehenge will remove the traffic blight on local communities and enhance the famous landmark. It will reconnect the two halves of the 6,500 acre World Heritage Site which is currently split by the road, and remove the sight and sound of traffic from the stones.

Click here for the press release we have received.

Click here for the Highways England case document we have also received.

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BMX Track at Kerswell

Great Moor at Kerswell is a parcel of registered Common Land ref: CL-100-5) divided into two segments by a road. The SE side of the road has been converted to a BMX track. This statement sets out the position of Broadhembury Parish Council re. this parcel of Common Land.

The PC understands that the BMX track is unauthorised. Although the section of Common land in question is registered, it has no known owner. However the PC believes that one parishioner has ‘rights of Common’ over this land (an ancient entitlement to graze).

The PC has no responsibility for accident or injury on this land. We have urged the organisers to secure public liability insurance.

The PC has discretionary power to act and may require the land to be vacated and returned to its original state at any time.

This statement is publicised in the interests of clarity and public accountability.

A wider policy statement regarding the position of all common land in the Parish will follow shortly.

Clerk Broadhembury PC
11th August 2017

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Flooding in Kerswell

Last year the Parish Council was approached by some residents of Kerswell who were concerned about incidents of flooding in the centre of the village particularly during and after sudden cloudbursts.

The Parish Council involved East Devon District Council and the Flood Risk Management Team at Devon County Council and the consultants JBA were commissioned by EDDC to carry at an appraisal of the issues. Their findings were shared at a public consultation earlier this year and as a result their report has been updated. The latest iteration can be found below and will be posted on the EDDC website shortly:


The Parish Council will discuss the next steps at their next meeting.

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Blackdown Hills AONB Annual Review

Download a four-page, printable review of the Blackdown Hills AONB team’s work over the past year. Includes an overview of finances and SDF awards, and full lists of partner organisations, management group members and staff.


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