Would you like to be a Parish Councillor?

Following a recent resignation, there is a vacancy on the Uplyme Parish Council which may be filled by co-option.

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of your village, or is there a burning issue that you think you could help to sort out?

If you are interested in applying, please do so as soon as possible, so that the necessary procedures can be put in place for selection. Write to or email the clerk@uplymeparishcouncil.org with a short summary of why you are interested, and any special experience or qualities you can bring to the Council.

You will be expected to attend the monthly council meetings (second Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm), and must be willing to engage with parishioners if they need help or advice. Qualifications for being a Councillor are as follows:

British, Commonwealth or EU citizen

18 years old at time of nomination for previous year:

registered elector of parish and owned or occupied property in the parish, 

or resided within 3 miles of the parish boundary, 

or had your main or only place of work in the parish

If you would like to talk to the Clerk for more information please contact him on 07413 947067.

Post: 55 Shearwater Way, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2FT  

ELEVEN candidates have put themselves forward for 10 available seats on Uplyme Parish Council.

All existing parish councillors are seeking re-election. This includes current chairman Chris James and members John Duffin, Paulene Frost, Barbara Kidson, Brian Mason, David Ostler, Neil Pullinger, Colin Pratt, Andrew Turner and Rebecca Turner.

The only new candidate is Bill Trundley, who lives in Timber Hill, Lyme Regis.

An election will now be held on Thursday, May 2.

Notice of Election 2 May 2019

Please find attached the Notices of Election for the forthcoming District and Parish May elections. 


Please ensure that these notices are published on your website/noticeboards on Friday 22 March 2019.
A Statement of Persons Nominated notice will be sent for display by 4:00pm on Thursday 4 April 2019.  Any withdrawals of candidature must be received in writing by 4:00pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.  If sufficient candidates remain validly nominated after this time, an election will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019


Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

There are many reasons why people stand for election as a Parish Councillor. Often it is because they want:

  • to speak on behalf of their local community and to help local people and represent their needs and concerns
  • to pursue their political beliefs and aspirations
  • to offer their personal or professional skills to assist the work of the Council

Councillors are elected for 4 year terms of office and if you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, why not take a look at ‘It takes all sorts‘ (NALC Publication) and fThe Electoral Commission – Guide for Candidates.

You can apply for a Nomination Pack which needs to be delivered back by hand by the deadline to EDDC at Honiton at 4.00pm Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.

Contact this service

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm

01395 517402


Electoral Services
East Devon District Council
Blackdown House, Border Road
Heathpark Industrial Estate
EX14 1EJ

GDPR Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.  It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils.  Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation. You can download Uplyme Parish Council’s Privacy Notice here

River Lim Path Improvement Project Update (Funded by the Coastal Communities Fund)

Please click below for the latest leaflets of the River Lim Improvement Project. (PDF)

River Lim Path Walk Leaflet – Uplyme to Lyme Regis

River Lim Path Walk Leaflet – Lyme Regis to Uplyme

Note: The River Lim Path Walk leaflet and the improvements to the River Lim footpath were coordinated by Lyme Forward and the Dorset Coast Forum in 2018 and were funded by the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. Thanks and acknowledgements are due to Richard Bull of the Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, as the historical information in the leaflet is based on his documented research, including the old photographs.

Axminster Local Police Team – Point of Contact (24/07/2018)


We have had a small re-organisation in the Axminster Neighbourhood Police Team and I thought that I would take the opportunity to introduce myself (although I know I have already met some of you) as the Police Community Support Officer with primary responsibility for the rural areas around Axminster – Musbury, All Saints, Kilmington, Dalwood, Hawkchurch, Chardstock, Wilmington, Uplyme, Membury, Shute and Stockland. I work closely with PC Simon Aldred and PCSO Hayley Widger (PCSO with primary responsibility for Axminster Town) and also our Sergeant, PS Karen Bunt.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues that you wish to raise with your local Police team (except of course those incidents that are best reported via 999 or 101), require some advice or would like us to attend a specific event or meeting. In turn, I would be grateful if you could respond to this email to confirm the names and contact details (email and phone number) of each of the Parish clerks, so that I can ensure that my contact list is up to date.

I am also aware that many, if not all, of the parishes have a Parish magazine and website – please could you let me know the name of the publication and the best person to contact – I would like to ensure that each magazine has the team’s up to date details and it would be very useful if we could put articles in the publication from time to time (for example, to advertise Devon and Cornwall Alert or to make people aware of the methods of engaging with the team, including our website and Facebook page).

I look forward to working with you all.

With thanks and kind regards,


PCSO 30413 Chris Bolsover

Axminster Neighbourhood Police Team

Axminster Police Station

 Tel: 101


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