Welcome to the Holcombe website, a small village on the south coast of Devon
Holcombe is situated between the seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth, and has a population of around eight hundred people. The village has a church (St George's), a shop, two pubs (The Castle Inn in the village, and the Smugglers Inn on the coast road) and a Village Hall. We did have a Post Office but this was closed by the PO, in its wisdom, in September 2008. There is also a kiosk, the Salty Dog, in Smugglers Lane near the beach. For administrative purposes, Holcombe falls within the Dawlish South West ward of the Teignbridge District Council.
Holcombe's history has been traced back over a thousand years. In this time, the village has changed considerably from a largely rural and agricultural community to the village we see today, with many residents commuting each day to Exeter or Torbay. The village's rich past has been associated with smugglers and been impacted by the growth of the railways - the Bristol to Plymouth main line goes along the coast at Holcombe and is one of the most scenic stretches of the rail network in the country. The heart of the village though has retained much of its character, with many thatched cottages in a designated conservation area.
This website is primarily for the residents of Holcombe and provides details of events as well as general information on the village.
Many thanks to everyone who supported this event, which raised over £400. The proceeds will be split between AIMS and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
Holcombe Beach - Dogs
Teignbridge District Council has now confirmed that the proposed ban on dogs using the beach during the summer months will not be extended to Holcombe Beach.
Cavanna Homes, the developer of the site, has submitted its Construction Management Plan (CMP) for approval by Teignbridge District Council together with a number of other documents e.g. redesign of the houses, to discharge conditions attached to its planning approval.
The Association has significant concerns with the CMP and has provided comments to Teignbridge District Council looking for more consideration on how construction vehicles will safely get to the site - see below. Devon County Highways has now raised similar concerns so the developer will have to revisit the plan before any construction work starts.
Residents Association General Meeting - October 2018
Andy Pillar gave a very interesting talk on SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. A copy of his presentation is below.
Resilience work on the railway
In Autumn 2018, Network Rail held a series of community drop in events to explain the work they have been doing to make the railway more resilient. The next step will be a formal consultation on its preferred option for the stretch between the Parsons Tunnel and Teignmouth - this should be in the Spring / Summer of 2019. Documents relating to this issue and links to a relevant website and Facebook page are set out below:
Holcombe Lunch Club
The dates for the remainder of the year and for 2019 are now available - click here