Welcome to Uplyme Parish Council’s web site
Stop press: The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ricky Neave as the new Parish Clerk from 1st April. Please see the foot of the page for the new phone number and address for correspondence.
Uplyme is a large rural parish in east Devon, England and lies in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is in a hollow formed by four valleys and a short stretch of coast; the latter being part of the Jurassic Coast and a World Heritage Site.
Historically, Uplyme dates back to pre-Roman times and later the village witnessed stages of the Civil War and the Monmouth rebellion. Judge Jeffreys is said to have tried the Duke’s followers at Court Hall Farm. Mention is also made of Uplyme in the Domesday Book.
The present day village and parish has been extended by new housing developments but has still retained its “village feel” with its village school, Post Office and Village Store, pub and filling station, farms, and many small businesses.
There are many thriving societies and clubs in the Parish, most of which meet in the well-appointed Village Hall or refurbished Scout Hut. Many sporting activities take place on the King George V Field which was gifted “in perpetuity for benefit of the inhabitants of Uplyme”. Parishioners and visitors can enjoy this very special place by following the many footpaths in the area or by walking part of the East Devon Way which passes through Uplyme on its way to Lyme Regis.
The active Parish Council has ten members, who are dedicated to maintaining the natural beauty of the Parish, having input on planning development, affordable housing, planning for emergencies and self-help, and dealing with footpath, highway and traffic matters etc.
The Council owns a number of properties in the village: the War Memorial, the garden at Stafford Mount, the Cemetery, and the grass triangle at the top of Church St. It also owns the play equipment and artificial surfaces in the Uplyme Playground. It is responsible for some street furniture: three bus shelters and some litter bins for example.