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Information about the new 105 number for reporting power cuts, chimney fire safety, flu vaccination, Buy Early Heating Oil campaign and flash flooding.
Airband have installed superfast Interent connections to a small number of properties in the parish, but the overall success of installations has been disappointingly poor. An alternative service from Exmoor Technology using 4G mobile phone service seems to be better, and at a competitive price.
Airband have won the contract to supply superfast broadband to all premisies in this area, but that means that new installations are now unlikely before 2019.
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Sydenham Damerel is a small parish on the western border of Devon, lying approximately midway between the north and south coasts and bounded to the south-west by Cornwall and the river Tamar. It is mainly a community of hamlets, farms and small rural businesses and is home to about 200 inhabitants.
The village of Sydenham Damerel lies near the centre of the parish. It is an ancient settlement, close to one of the few bridges over the Tamar.
The fifteenth century stone Horsebridge provides a through route for traffic, connecting Devon to East Cornwall. The bridge is a narrow single track with refuges for walkers, crossing from a spur of high ground on the Devon side to the Cornish flood meadows. In times of severe wet weather, the river spreads across the flood meadow, and will sever the road link at peak flood.
South of the parish lies Kit Hill, a granite mass rising 334 metres above the Tamar, which is tidal to nearby Gunnislake.From the summit there are extensive views over the Tamar Valley, West Devon and South-east Cornwall. In clear weather the Eddystone Lighthouse in the English Channel and the china clay workings at St. Austell can be seen.
At Horsebridge is the Royal Inn, formerly a nunnery, but now a country pub serving excellent food and drink in a relaxing "old world" atmosphere. The Tamar Trail long distance walk crosses the Tamar here, and then heads north towards the village.
Sydenham Damerel village is typical of many west country villages that have lost their school, shop and post office to the economics of the 20th century. Now the only facilities on offer are a public telephone, a post box, a noticeboard, and the church of St. Mary's.
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