Message From Salcombe Town Council July 2020

Salcombe is going to feel quite different this summer because of the Coronavirus pandemic but, as we all try to get back on track, Salcombe Town Council has taken steps to try and make life safer for all residents, visitors and businesses.


A traffic control zone has been introduced along Market Street, Union Street, Clifton Place and Fore Street/Cliff Road (to its junction with Newton Road), and also Island Street, to allow for safe social distancing.  To further help Salcombe keep everyone safe, Whitestrand Car Park has been closed by South Hams District Council to all vehicles.


A Temporary Traffic Order has been granted (Ref TTRO2035938) as follows:


TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC along Fore Street, Cliff Road, Union Street and Clifton Place except for blue badge holders, loading/unloading or access to premises.


NO PARKING OR WAITING AT ANY TIME on Market Street, Union Street, Fore Street and Cliff Road (to its junction with Newton Road).




Island Street now has Pedestrian Priority to allow social distancing as safely as possible and to enable pedestrians to manoeuvre amongst the vehicles in this busy area.


Victoria Quay is too narrow to allow social distancing, so we suggest extra care should be taken, or you use the alternative route available via Buckley Street.


We are encouraging all pedestrians to Keep Left when walking, with signs going up and footprints being drawn to help reinforce this message.


All businesses will have their own Covid safety procedures in place, so do read their notices and abide by their rules.  Queuing might be taking place on pavements so be mindful, but if a queue is too long, try again later.


All these measures have been implemented to ensure that we all stay safe, so please


BE AWARE                  TAKE CARE                  HELP US TO PROTECT SALCOMBE

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Winking Prawn and Island Street Bar & Grill

The Winking Prawn is back!

The Winking Prawn and Island Street Bar & Grill are back, and they have shared everything
you need to know to make the most of your visit this year.

First and foremost, they have expressed their thanks to everyone for their kind support over
the last few months as well as their warm and thoughtful enquiries. They have been working
hard behind the scenes to re-open their restaurants in order to make sure that everyone
feels safe while enjoying the magic you experience in all of their restaurants. However, as
you might expect, there are some changes.

Amongst them, they have extended the outside dining area and created the Pop-Up Prawn
with a dedicated takeaway menu!
They have created a dedicated web page (link below) where you will find the latest
information for each restaurant and how it is operating in line with the latest Covid-19
guidelines and updates. Please read it carefully and refer to it before you visit each time in
case anything has been added.

More than anything, they ask that we all please be patient with them and their team.
Everyone is learning and working with new systems and protocols at a time when everyone
is anxious both to stay safe and do the right thing.


OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Sabre Insurance Services

Following the recent changes to lockdown restrictions resulting in more businesses being allowed to open to the public, we have made a decision to offer our clients an appointment only service to visit the office.

Our priority continues to be the safety of our clients and members of staff and with this in mind, we would respectfully ask that appointments are only made for queries/discussions which cannot take place over the phone.

We are currently preparing our offices to offer appointments from Monday 13th July and would therefore invite you to contact us by email to or by telephone on 01548 852853 should you wish to discuss availability for an appointment and what to expect when you visit.

We will of course, continue to look after all of our clients through telephone conversations and emails as we have successfully been doing since the 3rd week of March. We regret that we are still unable to accept cash or cheques as policy payments.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to keep you updated with any changes to our working practices as and when the guidelines change.
In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe.

Dale Came
Sabre Insurance Services


Get in touch01548 852853  |

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: South Sands Hotel from 4th July

South Sands Hotel are thrilled to announce that they will be reopening their bar for takeout drinks from Saturday 4th July.

Check out the beautiful South Sands beach via the webcam, you could soon be sitting in the sun enjoying a nice cool drink…


Safeguarding jobs in the South Hams

Leading South Hams property management and housekeeping company and employer of 100+ local employees, launches Safeguarding Programme and a range of new job openings

As the South Hams prepares for the easing of lockdown next month, everyone’s health and safety is on our minds.

At Pebbles, one of the South West’s leading property management and housekeeping companies, based in Salcombe, they have launched a unique Safeguarding Programme with that in mind, complete with a number of job opportunities, including those for people looking to work in family or friend ‘bubbles’.

The Safeguarding Programme has been designed to be incorporated into all existing services, including housekeeping (the company offers property management, laundry, maintenance and gardening services and also has a refurbishment team), and achieves a proportionate response to the risks of Covid-19.  Pebbles is retraining every employee, advising every contractor and informing all other parties involved with holiday homes that they manage, to make sure procedures are followed.

With the help of Holy Trinity Church Salcombe, last week 50 – 60 colleagues from Pebbles were unfurloughed and provided with the training at the requisite 2m distance.

Within that, there is training on a range of Personal Protective Equipment including goggles for Housekeepers when they change beds, masks for maintenance personnel when sharing a vehicle is unavoidable, and additional uniforms for all colleagues to wear clean daily.

Pebbles is also finalising new Safeguarding Programme communications, like the extension of their software, to enable them to send a text message to guests 24 hours before departure. They’ve designed a badge for guest communications including holiday home marketing websites to reassure guests when they’re booking, and they also have new information sheets about the Safeguarding Programme for Welcome folders.

Their approach has exhausted Government Guidance available to-date (reviewed daily), it is benchmarked against travel industry practices, and in it they have tried to account for every particular recommendation from one or other of the many letting agents, in order to make sure employees, property owners, and guests all feel as safe and reassured as humanly possible when visiting or working at the properties they care for.

James Spencer, Managing Director of Pebbles, who is also Vice Chairman for the area’s Chamber of Commerce, said: At Pebbles, care is the very heart of what we do, and we want our team, the community around us, our clients and their guests to be able to be able to enjoy their experience, with us knowing that we have done everything we can to look after them. Our Safeguarding Programme has been created with expert support and paying attention to every detail and guideline available to us. It is continuously reviewed and will be subject to ongoing development and team training as time goes on. It is vital that jobs are supported and protected within our community, and by striving to provide the best knowledge, equipment and training we can, we hope to do our part to ensure that.”

The company has been asked to share its expertise with other UK providers of holiday lets and is working with a training provider to launch online to offer the training more widely from July.

Further information

For more information please contact

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Simply Soulful Yoga, Therapies, Nutrition and SUP

No matter where you are – near or far – please join me online – maintain your practise in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Let’s aim to keep a sense of community and connection alive – support our immunity, emotional health and general well-being.

All levels welcome – £5.00 p/p – Discount passes also available.

Monday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 18.00pm Hatha Yoga / 19.15pm Flow Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Tuesday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Wednesday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga / 18:00pm Flow Yoga / 19:15pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀⠀

Thursday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Friday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga

Bookings –

Client testimonial – “Donna your online class was amazing, and just what we needed!  Absolutely great idea not only to keep practising yoga but also for the ‘contact’ with others. Thank you” Mrs P.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Morgan Accountants Ltd

We are open in Duke Court, Kingsbridge, keeping all the safety measures in place for staff and clients.

We also offer a courier service – free of charge – for those who can’t visit us and of course we can also arrange online advice calls easily.

We assist clients and new potential clients giving support about what to do in this period and how to plan for the post Covid future.

We help in all aspects of the clients businesses which of course stretches to their personal lives and we offer guidance in all aspects either through ourselves or other trusted professionals.

Our website is

We are present on the main social medias such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


– Facebook:

– Instagram:

– Twitter:

– LinkedIn:


Contact us today to talk about your accounting requirements.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Solvfinance Ltd

Welcome to Solvfinance Ltd

We are an independently run business, operating nationwide, and offering an efficient, professional service. As an independent we can offer a truly personal service and genuinely seek out the best finance solution to suit your needs. Our customer base includes Large and Small Companies, Individuals, Partnerships and Sole Traders.

We can provide information on all types of financing options for companies and individuals, and offer a free quotation.

SOLVfinance can offer advice, guidance and free quotations for:

* Contract Hire
* Personal Contract Hire
* Hire Purchase * Finance Lease
* Personal Contract Purchase             * Fleet Overview 
* Refinancing  * Asset Funding 
* Vehicle Disposal 

Internet selling has always been my sales method.

When I am asked are you working from home at the moment I reply yes I am and have been doing so for 14 years!


OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Trading Post – Gifts, Toys, Games, Presents, Bikes, Wetsuits & more

The Trading Post Bikes is open each day 11 till 1pm for all things bike related. Spares, accessories helmets and repairs.

Cycling has had a major boost during lockdown and we have been very busy with Bike sales and repairs each day.

New bikes are in short supply, but we have new models arriving every day this week for both children and adults. Watch our Facebook page or website for updates.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS MESSAGE FROM NOYCES: Hand Sanitiser Gel available in bulk

We have some sensibly priced alcohol hand sanitiser gel in 500ml pump form and 100ml bottles, £5.99 and £2.99 respectively. I paid more than this selling price for the original batch of 100ml bottles that we managed to source in April!
If you need any for your business or personally please email me The 5L refill bottles are due in and I’m happy to sell them to other local businesses to cover costs at £35.99 (inc VAT).