Welcome to Clawton



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 graham.jw@btinternet.com

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 graham.jw@btinternet.com 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.



Coronavirus Update

We will post any village-specific information here.


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 patbramblefarm@gmail.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 lisa_paskin@yahoo.co.uk

The Happy Pear in Holsworthy will deliver fruit and vegetables - text your order to 07949 409298.

The  Village Inn at Ashwater (01409 211200) is offering takeaway meals (the Arscott Arms (01409 211113) is currently closed for refurbishment including installing a bigger kitchen).

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.


Bus Timetables:  https://www.traveldevon.info/bus/latest-news-service-updates/

Update from Barry Parsons, Holsworthy Rural – County Councillor at Devon CC: 


Coronavirus in the South West Peninsula


  • there were 539 laboratory confirmed cases in Devon. [53 in Torbay; 77 in Plymouth; 118 in Cornwall and c61,000 in England], East Devon 41; Exeter 378; Mid Devon 15; North Devon 22; South Hams 14; Teignbridge 48; ; West Devon 12. You can see that Torridge is well-placed by comparison.


Currently - confirmed cases per 100,000:Torbay 38.9; Plymouth 29.4; Cornwall 20.6; England 108. (However, if you take away incidences at Exeter University Devon’s figures are much the same as elsewhere else in the peninsula).


  • 31 January to 4 October there has been 2,241 confirmed cases in Devon and 218 deaths.  [Torbay 406 cases and 58 deaths; Plymouth 1,022 cases and 92 deaths; Cornwall 1,530 cases and 208 deaths; England 453,948 cases and 52,205 deaths]. Please Note: deaths only up to 25 September. 


There were 3 deaths in the Peninsular (all in Plymouth) attributable to Coronavirus in the period 18 to 25 September.  215 recorded in England.


Please note that all deaths are not necessarily by Coronavirus, just that the person tested positive at some stage – at this time it is impossible to separate the cases without going back and scrutinising each death certificate.  Later figures are markedly more accurate than earlier in the Pandemic.


Confirmed infection cases show a marked increase in Devon and smaller rises in Torbay and Plymouth. The Devon County Council figure includes a spate of positive cases at Exeter University (378), due to enhanced testing, making up some 70% of the Devon figure although there is no evidence as yet of wider community transmission.




With Autumn here and less people affected to date in the Peninsula, it does really highlight the importance of social distancing, hand hygiene and good local communication in keeping a potential second surge in check.


Still on health matters, I am delighted to see the commencement of the new recording system, ‘MY CARE’, which is the sharing of critical information digitally and the first programme in England to go live with a new comprehensive electronic patient record (EPR) system (provided by software experts, Epic) in both an acute hospital as well as in community-based health services. As a member of the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Digital Board I am thrilled to see this development coming to fruition. It is set to replace traditional paper/patient notes and mean that for the first time, every aspect of a person’s care will be recorded in real time and available to many partners. Thing like upcoming appointments, change of appointments, patient results, and the requesting of direct communications with care team members should become so much more fluid and convenient. MY CARE is the first programme to go live with Epic and officers and partners of the RD&E Hospital are to be commended on their efforts over the past two and a half years to bring this project to fruition.


My thanks, too, to all staff at our local schools and to those supporting their local schools in ensuring as safe as possible a return to educational settings. The work done here has been phenomenal and my thanks, in particular, go to leaders associated with our schools who, despite the huge pressures of late have done brilliantly in looking after staff and getting our youngsters formally educated again.


The pandemic, I know, has caused much uncertainty but I would like to

assure one and all that staff across so many agencies are working incredibly hard to look after our communities. A bit like the above with our schools, many alternative arrangements have been put in place for those youngsters needing to travel by bus to school, socially-distanced, of course. Because of the re-deployment of staff there will be some areas of work for the County Council which will not always be the priority and I would ask all residents to be mindful of the, seemingly, ever-changing scenarios currently confronting so many of our organisations.   


Please stay safe and be mindful of ‘washing hands, covering face, and keeping space’.

Cases in Torridge:  https://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/covid-19-case-tracker-area-quick-view-1?mod-area=E07000046&mod-group=AllDistrictInRegion_SouthWest&mod-type=namedComparisonGroup

All buttons below will download a PDF document.

Email Judi Graham graham.jw@btinternet.com should you have any queries or items for the Clawton Clarion

Clawton Parish Council  meets 6 times a year in the Parish Hall. Follow the link below for more information.

Friends of St Leonard's are a group of like-minded people mainly from within the village, who are interested in helping with the fabric and financial upkeep of our Parish Church, St Leonard's

Follow the link above to download the latest Emergency Plan for Clawton including a page of useful contacts.

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