We are a small village near Holsworthy, on the Devon - Cornwall border. We are an active community - find out more on this site about the Parish Council, the Friends of St Leonard's, Women on Wednesday, the skittles teams and the other community groups, and about events in and around the village.
Forthcoming events are shown below (clink the link below) and in the monthly village newsletter - The Clawton Clarion. Click the link below for the latest newsletter. If you would like to receive future Clarions by email, or have anything you would like to be included in the Clarion then please telephone Judi on 01409 271265 or email
Clawton Clarion. Thanks to those who have contributed – keep them coming! As always, we would love to have news, photos and comments for inclusion. Please send contributions to or call me: Judi Graham 01409 271265 before the 20th of the month. If you would like to receive the Clarion electronically, send Judi your e mail address.
We will post any village-specific information here. The Clarion will be sent by post to all addresses by post until the end of 'lockdown'.
Offers of help include:
Steven Wheatley (D&D TAXIS) and Donna would like to help the local community of Clawton with a delivery service to their door to ensure they have adequate supplies. For the elderly who are worried they will come to you and provide a home service/delivery or do whatever they can. (this will be a free service to the elderly and most vulnerable people!). The delivery orders will be on a designated day such as a Mon/Tue and then there orders will be delivered to them within 24 hours. D&D TAXIS are fully DBS checked by the local authority
Southcott Stores have kindly offered to take and deliver telephone orders – call 01409 255508. It would be great if we could support Leanne and her team.
Pat Osborne has offered help whether it is getting shopping or just messages of friendship and support. Pat’s email is email@example.com and mobile number 07788 710098.
A newer couple to our community, Lisa and Graeme Paskin, have also offered help to older or vulnerable members of our community who cannot get out for supplies. Please e mail Lisa on
The Happy Pear in Holsworthy will deliver fruit and vegetables - text your order to 07949 409298.
The Village Inn at Ashwater (01409 211200) and Arscott Arms (01409 211113) are offering takeaway meals.
Contact List: Ruby Country Medical Group have put together a very comprehensive contact list covering medical,
social services, local authority, utilities and businesses and individuals offering services and support.
Torridge DC are gradually opening car parks and public conveniences - see their website https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/12059/Residents for details.
Small businesses - you can apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan from 4th May - This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.
The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help businesses borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.
The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and there won't be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months.
Loan terms will be up to 6 years. No repayments will be due during the first 12 months. The government will work with lenders to agree a low rate of interest for the remaining period of the loan.
Bounce Back Loan Details Here https://tinyurl.com/y8ryyurv.
A new Government Discretionary Grant scheme aimed at supporting small and micro businesses launches on 1 June across Devon and will be administered in Torridge by Torridge District Council.
Following further Government announcements TDC has quickly organised to launch an additional package of funding aimed at helping small and micro businesses. Importantly, this includes all those that have not been eligible for any other grant, with the exception of the self‐employed income support scheme or the furloughed Job Retention Scheme, and who were trading on 11 March 2020.
One of the key criteria for eligibility are businesses who have high ongoing fixed property related costs and who can show that they have suffered a major fall in income due to the COVID‐19 crisis.
Grants will range from £1,000 to £25,000 with all businesses required to meet the same evidence based tests of need. The following business types will be prioritised for funding support, in line with criteria set out by the government:
small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces
regular market traders with fixed building costs, such as rent, who do not have their own business rates assessment
Bed and Breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of business rates; and
charity properties in receipt of Charitable Business Rates Relief which would otherwise have been eligible for Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief
Each local council also has the discretion to extend their grants to business sectors in their area which they feel need additional support in the interim. The local priority sectors for Northern Devon (North Devon and Torridge Districts) are:
food and Drink
creative Industries – including digital
businesses who operate in, or whose main or sole customer base is those in retail, hospitality or leisure
Those not eligible for funding under this scheme include:
businesses who were not trading on 11 March 2020
businesses currently in administration or insolvent
businesses eligible for other Government funding schemes
For more information and to apply for the grant please go to Torridge District Council's website www.torridge.gov.uk
Infection rate update from Devon CC:
“The R value is an important regional barometer based on modelling data, but while it provides an estimate of ongoing transmission, it alone cannot determine the rate of growth of coronavirus and does not accurately reflect Devon’s local data on the ground. As such it should be treated with a little caution.
“The South West R value spans from Isles of Scilly to Bristol, and while there have been hotspots in other parts of the region that increase the R value, Devon’s figures have remained low.
“We have the fifth lowest number of recorded cases when comparing Devon to all 150 upper tier local authorities and the consistency of the numbers suggest that levels have plateaued recently. That’s in part due to our residents adhering to lockdown, and heeding national guidance around staying home and social distancing. We have done well in that regard and need to keep that up.
“We continue to work closely with our Public Health and NHS colleagues to ensure the safety of our Devon residents, and we wait to hear the Government’s response to this latest R rate announcement.”
Cases in Torridge:
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