Check our Facebook Page for the latest news on what is going on in and around Upottery parish.

Facebook allows anyone to post their latest news and over 350 people in the area are registered to use the page.

Posting your news item to the Facebook page will ensure it is seen my many in the parish very quickly.

If you would still like your news to be posted on this page, please email it to

Fake news or real news?: Facebook has published a set of 10 tips for spotting fake news posted on websites:

  1. Be skeptical of headlines. False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.
  2. Look closely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false news. Many false news sites mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL. You can go to the site and compare the URL to established sources.
  3. Investigate the source. Ensure that the story is written by a source that you trust with a reputation for accuracy. If the story comes from an unfamiliar organization, check their “About” section to learn more.
  4. Watch for unusual formatting. Many false news sites have misspellings or awkward layouts. Read carefully if you see these signs.
  5. Consider the photos. False news stories often contain manipulated images or videos. Sometimes the photo may be authentic, but taken out of context. You can search for the photo or image to verify where it came from.
  6. Inspect the dates. False news stories may contain timelines that make no sense, or event dates that have been altered.
  7. Check the evidence. Check the author’s sources to confirm that they are accurate. Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story.
  8. Look at other reports. If no other news source is reporting the same story, it may indicate that the story is false. If the story is reported by multiple sources you trust, it’s more likely to be true.
  9. Is the story a joke? Sometimes false news stories can be hard to distinguish from humor or satire. Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story’s details and tone suggest it may be just for fun.
  10. Some stories are intentionally false. Think critically about the stories you read, and only share news that you know to be credible.

Posted May 8, 2017

Waste Collections are changing: From June 12, 2017, EDDC Landfill Waste Collection (grey wheelie bins) will be once every 3 weeks (not 2 weeks as now). Recycling will continue weekly, including cardboard and "small electrical items". Check collection dates at:

Posted May 2, 2017

Upottery Playing Fields Needs You! With the children’s play area having failed its recent safety inspection and the cricket club moving from the Manor Rooms site to their new pitch at Glebe Park in July, the Playing Fields Committee needs new members to focus efforts on the space in the middle of Upottery. There are currently 10 committee members mainly from clubs, and we need to have a lot more from the community.

As quite a few people were unable to make the AGM last Thursday, it was agreed that an Extraordinary General Meeting be held on Sunday 7th May, 7.30pm at Glebe Park, Aller Lane to allow more people to attend and get involved. The meeting is open to everyone. The posts of chairman, treasurer and secretary are also up for election.

Posted May 1, 2017