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.
The annual charity quiz (supporting AIMS and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust) will take place on Friday 16th November. Tickets can be obtained from Andy at email@example.com or telephone 01626 888072 - see the October Village Newsletter for further details.
Network Rail - Community Drop-in Event
Network Rail will be updating people of the outcome of its recent surveying work at three locations in October / November, including the Village Hall at Holcombe on Thursday 15th November between 4.00 and 7.00pm.
Please click here for further details.
Cavanna Homes, the developer of the site, has submitted its Construction Management Plan 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 CMP can be viewed by clicking here. The Association has significant concerns with this document and has provided comments to Teignbridge District Council looking for more consideration on how construction vehicles will safely get to the site - see below.
If approval for the CMP is forthcoming, development will start in the week commencing 1st October.
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
We are now awaiting the next round of Network Rail's consultation for the rail line at Holcombe, in particular the preferred option of moving it out to sea. Below are a number of documents relating to this issue and links to a relevant website and Facebook page.
Holcombe Lunch Club
The dates for the remainder of the year and for 2019 are now available - click here