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North Devon Cup Final Winners! The U15s travelled to Bideford RFC on the night of Wednesday 9th December to compete in the North Devon Rugby Cup Final against Park School of Barnstaple. The game was played under floodlights on the Bideford First XV pitch.

The boys had worked extremely hard to reach this stage of the competition, comfortably beating West Buckland and Torrington in the quarter and semi respectively on their way to the final and were determined to end the season on a high.

Shebbear started brightly and controlled possession in the early stages, allowing them to break the gain-line and continue moving forward. The early pressure was rewarded as influential Captain Alessandro Aliberti crossed the line for the opening try of the game. Shebbear continued to dominate proceedings for the rest of the half, defending exceptionally well and looking threatening when attacking, however, this pressure was only converted into one more score as Alessandro crossed for a second time. The boys knew that the first points of the second half could be crucial and the outstanding Stuart Williams delivered this after an elusive break. This score seemed to take the wind out of the opposition’s sails, allowing Shebbear more space to play their expansive style of rugby. Three further tries were added by the impressive Will Blee, Will Cunningham who controlled the game well from outside half and finally a third from Alessandro Aliberti, completing a superb hat-trick to round off an impressive 36-7 win.

It was an outstanding performance from the team and no less than their progress over the last two seasons had merited. A huge congratulations to all the boys who represented Shebbear College in the competition from a very proud coaching team.

Under 15s squad: Alessandro Aliberti (Capt.), Will Cowan-Dickie (Vice Capt.), Matthew Edge, Lachlan Young, Jose Crego, James Law, Toby Trott, Jason Man, Will Blee, Charlie Short, Jack Joslin, Will Cunningham, Sean Nadin, Eddie Jones, Casper Griffin, Stuart Williams, Thomas Robins, Alex Watling, Morgan Hartman, James Bennett, Jed Foster, James Edge.


Some people may be confused about when they can light a bonfire and what can be burnt.

The National Society for Clean Air offers us some invaluable information on this. More details...



Alscott Farm, Shebbear Thursdays and Sundays at 7pm. Contact or 07776 465 236



This project was originally planned to record the inscriptions on the old grave stones before they were lost fore ever. With a few exceptions, all the gravestone (old and new) standing in this beautiful setting, have been deciphered and recorded. Hopefully this record will prove to be of interest to those looking for ancesters, and those interested in local History as well as others not connected with the Parish. Many of the inscriptions make fascinating, if heart rending reading. There is a photograph of each gravestone. In many cases there is also a short biography of the life of the person to whom the burial refers. The disc is on sale in the Parish for £5, or by post for £ 6. from Emma Anderson and phone number 01409231294.

All proceeds will be donated to the lovely Parish Church, St Mary's
M Jane Taylor 3628


Mud on the road resulting from working farm vehicles can be an issue from time to time.

Farmers and vehicle operators who deposit mud on the road are potentially liable for a range of offences.

Here is some advice on what you should do:

  • Be prepared to hire in equipment - check availability in advance.
  • Keep to your own farm roads and minor roads whenever possible
  • Keep to low speeds - especially when travelling short distance - to help retain mud on the vehicle.
  • Be prepared to keep a written record of your decisions on whether or not to deploy signs and / or to clean the road. Here is some advice on what you must do:
  • Do everything possible to prevent mud being deposited on the road. This includes cleaning mud from vehicles, as far as practicable, before they are taken onto the road. The fact that cleaning mud off tractors and attachments is commercially inconvenient may not be a defence in law.
  • Only use signs that are authorised. The recommended sign shows the 'Slippery Road' triangle with 'Mud on Road' sub plate. If appropriate, the 'Men at Work' sign should be used. Signs must be at least 750mm.
  • Make sure signs are positioned to give maximum visibility and warning to other road users.
  • Clean the road as necessary during the working day and always at the end of the working day.
  • Ensure that labour and equipment is available and is suitable for the soil and weather conditions present.
  • Where a contractor is used, ensure that prior agreement is reached on who is responsible for mud on road issues (signage, cleaning etc) and ensure that adequate public liability insurance is in place.

Civil action can occur where the presence of mud results in personal injury, damage to property, loss or inconvenience. The presence of mud can constitute a public nuisance and loss or injury can result in a claim for negligence.

Employers have a duty to look after the health and safety, not only of themselves, their family and employees, but of anyone who may be affected by their working operations. Employees also have responsibilities to themselves and others.

The Council as highway authority has a duty to assert and protect the rights of road users.The highways authority has the power to clean the road and recover its expenses from the person causing the problem.


Shebbear Census information 1831
Buckland Filleigh Census information 1831
Shebbear Parish Census information 2001 Buckland Filleigh Parish Census information 2001
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Last updated: 31st January 2016
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