Summer, think butterflies!

A silver washed fritillary

Habitat loss is having a serious impact on the UK’s butterflies and moths. However there is much we can do to halt the decline.

HRH Prince Philip

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Parish Council Survey

Parish councillors gathered around a desk

Help the Parish Council decide how to spend £7,700 on improving the local community.

Winter, think birds!

photography of small blue and brown bird

Winter is a hard time of year for our birds. Our Parish Nature Warden has some helpful advice.

Happy New Year 2021 from Longdown Village Hall and Parish Council

Big balloons showing 2021

As we say goodbye to a very strange and difficult 2020 the Village Hall Sports & Social Club committee feels we should be looking forward to a more positive and safer 2021 and, hopefully, a much better year of village events and get-togethers. Who could have predicted that within days of our events programme dropping […]

All things recycling

Have you any old, broken electrical items you have stored away thinking one day you’ll get around to fixing? Recycle Devon are introducing a new service to boost the reuse of electrical items. Residents are now able to buy safety tested reused TVs, vacuum cleaners and lamps from the resale shop. Check out the website So […]

Would you like to contribute more to our local community?

The Holcombe Burnell Parish Council has a vacancy for a new member to join. If you would like to help get more involved in our local community and have a couple of hours to spare a month we would love to hear from you. We are a friendly group of local residents some of which […]

Parish Nature Warden

“There is no doubt that the parish of Holcombe Burnell is incredibly beautiful, and in 2020 many of its residents have been out and about appreciating the nature on their doorsteps. However, it is well-documented that nature is under increasing pressure, as humans continue to shape their environment to suit their needs in increasingly efficient ways. […]