Committee meeting

There will be a virtual meeting of the ROAR committee at 19.30 on Thursday 25 March 2021. All members of ROAR are welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, e-mail the Secretary on, and you will receive an invitation.


At its meeting in July 2020, the ROAR committee decided that, in view of the continuing pandemic, it could not safely organize an AGM in 2020. The next AGM will be in 2021.


There will be a meeting of the ROAR Committee on Wednesday 29 July at 17.00.  The agenda is here. All members are welcome to attend and to join the discussion in the Open Forum. If you would like to come, please let either John Broome (01297 445475; or Glynis Preshaw (01297 445368; know in advance.

Upcoming meetings

The ROAR committee meeting that was due to be held on 15 April has been cancelled. It will be replaced by an e-mail discussion. If you have any urgent topic that you would like to be included in the discussion, please contact Roy Jones (01297 443737) or John Broome (01297 445475;

At present the ROAR AGM is still planned for 28 June, although the ROAR barbecue on 27 June has been cancelled.

April ROAR Meeting

The agenda for the meeting of the ROAR Committee this month is posted online in the agendas section of the site. Here.

Should you wish to comment on any items please reach out to a committee member or email ROAR.


As committed at the last ROAR meeting, this site will publish details of any planning applications that are submitted to EDDC for properties on the Rousdon Estate. Two have been recently received as below.

If you would like to review them in detail you can do so from the EDDC Planning site, here. You will also be able to comment on any applications via EDDC should you wish to do so.


  • Reference: 19/0448/FUL
    • Alternative Reference: PP-07668147
    • Application Validated: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    • Address: Land At The Summerhouse Undercliffe Rousdon
    • Proposal: Retrospective permission for the existing viewing deck, log store, storage shed and woodlands rides
    • Status: Awaiting decision
  • Reference: 18/2734/LBC
    • Alternative Reference: PP-07460940
    • Application Validated: Mon 25 Mar 2019
    • Address: The Middle House Rousdon Lyme Regis DT7 3XR
    • Proposal:Replacement of courtside elevation lead roof coverings
    • Status: Awaiting decision

Local Elections

On Thursday 2nd May 2019 there will be local elections for the Parish Council and East Devon District Council.  Details of this can be seen on the Parish Council website here.

Below is a copy of the note from ROAR Chairman Roy Jones which you will have recently received by email.

Decisions being made over the next few weeks about so-called BREXIT are occupying the minds of many people at the moment and it is easy to forget that local issues here in Combpyne and Rousdon have a large effect on our day-to-day lives.   We may or may not get a vote in the Euro Elections in June, but we certainly have one in the parish council election on Thursday 2 May.  Government policy, fully supported by East Devon Council, where our local district councillor, Ian Thomas, is now leader, is to devolve as many appropriate issues as possible to the level of government nearest the people.

Here in Rousdon we make up about fifty per cent of the voting population of the parish.  Yet at the moment we have only one resident as a member of the parish council.  Mick Stride has been a member for many years but since I retired some four years ago he has been an effective but lone voice for our community on the council.  I’m sure he would appreciate some support!

If you feel you have the interest and time please consider putting yourself forward for nomination.  It is one of the best ways possible to represent the Rousdon community and also to reinforce the fact that Combpyne and Rousdon are ONE community.  Election notices will appear on local notice boards on 22 March and will have full details of how you can apply.  Nomination forms will be accepted from 25 March to 3 April.  There will only be an election if there are more than nine nominees. 

NOTE on the above to be clear about numbers.

Using the latest electoral roll there are 308 registered voters in the Parish, the breakdown is:

  • Combpyne 77
  • Rousdon 207 (of which 111 are on the Rousdon Estate)
  • Lyme Regis postal address 24

The current Parish Council make up is

  • 3 Councillors from Combpyne
  • 6 Councillors from Rousdon (of which 1 resides on the Rousdon Estate)

Latest News

  • The latest copy of The Rousdoner has been uploaded in pdf format here.
  • The next meeting of The ROAR committee will be on the 16th April 2019. If you have any comments or items that you would like the committee to discuss or comment on please contact someone on the committee or email us so the item can be included on the Agenda.