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A ripened field of wheat in the Parish waiting harvest
A field of lupins to the rear of a house in Kelsale
South Devon cow looking to camera
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Lupins at The Forge
South Devon cows in the Parish 2
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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • St Mary and St Peters Church in Kelsale cordially invite you to celebrate this years harvest in fine style. The Harvest supper will be held on Friday 17th September at 7pm The flower festival will return on Friday through Sunday with the church open from 10am to 5pm. Cream Teas

  • Now that an electronic copy of Community News is on the website your business could be reaching readers in the United States, China, Cameroon, India and Canada as well as many other countries! Yes we have readers in all these countries and with your business in front of them tomorrow,

  • Under the catchy title ‘Proposed Change 19’, Sizewell C are consulting on a last minute proposal to install a ‘temporary’ desalination plant at the site adjacent to Sizewell B. The proposed plant would produce potable (drinking quality) water from seawater for as long as it takes for a pipeline to

  • KcC’s popular Community News can be found as a downloadable and viewable issue under the Community Resources tab on the top level menu. The Summer Issue is the first available this way and any feedback would be welcomed via the Editor or the Parish Clerk.

  • NOTICE Meeting of the Parish Council Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 7.00pm in the Main Hall, Kelsale Village Hall MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • The Kelsale Village Hall and Centre Trustees are pleased to annouce a new event in your social calendar. The first Kelsale-cum-Carlton Village Show of the 21st Century! To celebrate the end of lockdown the Trustees will be holding a Village Show. Planned activities include; a fruit and vegetable competition –

  • Kelsale-cum-Carlton Bonfire, Fireworks and Hog Roast 2021 Announced for the  6th November Get it in the diary



Spotlight on Spinney Pocket Park

The management of Spinney Pocket Park has been passed to the Parish Council’s Biodiversity Group and they are working through a management plan to improve the biodiversity of the Spinney Pocket Park.

Spinney Pocket Park – excerpts from the Draft Outline Management Plan
The area is a surviving part of the southeast corner of Carlton Park. 19th Century maps show it planted with both deciduous and coniferous trees. Some of these remain as mature oaks in the spinney and a large oak and pine in the school grounds.

To increase biodiversity and nesting opportunities for birds it is recommend that selective removal of some of the more crowded trees be undertaken. This would allow more light to reach the ground and retained trees and shrubs the opportunity to reach their full potential. Felled timber could be used to create log and brash habitat piles to encourage diversity.

It is also recommended more native shrubs such as holly, hazel, spindle etc. are planted. This would give structure to the woodland which could then be managed as a traditional ‘coppice with standards’. Once established, consideration could be given to introducing appropriate native ground flora such as bluebells, etc. It is also recommended the hedge adjacent to the main road should be retained to suppress traffic noise and fumes.



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