Welcome to www.Upottery.com
This is the website for all things to do with the parish of Upottery in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon and comprising the villages of Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge.
If you run a club or society in the area and would like your own page on this website to advertise your activities please email the Editor. Similarly if you run a business which you would like the site to list on the Businesses page please send an email also.
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For the latest news of what is happening in and around Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge,
Have you seen the new page where you can list unwanted items for free collection or things you wish to sell?
Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge continue to miss out on
In August 2014, Connecting Devon & Somerset (CDS) released new coverage maps showing that Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge have now been declared "OUT OF PROGRAMME" by CDS and will get no benefit from the £94M being invested in Superfast Broadband (>24Mbps) across the two counties, despite the fact that the people of Upottery parish pay the same taxes as everyone else.
Read more about this and what it means for you at Broadband
This is the August 2014 map from the CDS website showing that Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge are all now "OUT OF PROGRAMME" (the grey area on the map)
On September 18, the 1,100 name broadband petition for Faster Rural Broadband, run from this website together with a letter from Parish Councillors in Upottery, Yarcombe and Otterford parishes was handed to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport and responsible for the UK Superfast Broadband project.
This was made possible by Rebecca Pow, the prospective Conservative candidate for Taunton Deane in next year's General Election.
Parish Councillors from Upottery, Churchstanton, Yarcombe and Otterford parishes discuss the 1,100 name petition for better rural broadband with Rebecca Pow outside the Candlelight Inn in Bishopswood
Left to right, Mike Canham (Otterford), Steve Horner (Yarcombe), Ian Firth (Churchstanton), Graham Long (Upottery), Rebecca Pow.
Two new pages on broadband issues have been added October 5:
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Use the BT ADSL Checker to see what download speeds your line is capable of delivering. Use the Rightmove Speed Meter to see what Rightmove advertise to propsective home buyers as the broadband speed available at your postcode. Why not join us on Facebook where you chat to many other people in the parish, post your own information or ask questions about anything that is going on in the parish. Click the link or logo to join us.
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Parish of Upottery
(pronounced "Up-Ottery") in
The County of Devon
and comprising the villages of Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge
Nestling at the centre of the
Hills AONB (Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
and at the head of the River Otter which flows to the sea at the western end of Lyme Bay
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This website is supported by Upottery Parish Council.
The views of contributors are however not necessarily those of the Parish Council.
The website Editor reserves the right to withdraw any contribution from the website at any time.