Local Events & Notices

What’s on in Rousdon and nearby to April 2019...

 (compiled and provided by Jan Jones - updated regularly)


Peek Hall Social Club

The club is open as advertised on the club door. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Bar prices are very reasonable and the skittle alley is often available.


Pilates Class on Thursdays

In Peek Hall from 12.30 to 1.30pm

The class is £5 and it is "pay as you go" so there is no commitment to attend every week of a term.  


Sunday Services at Combpyne Church

Please note that Sunday services start at 11am.


Bridge Club

Anne Axford who lives at Dowlands Barn would like to contact people who enjoy playing bridge. If you are interested, please contact her on 01297 23127 or by email at


Archive Group

The Archive Group was formed to collect and collate historical and contemporary photographs and memorabilia about the Estate, particularly from the time of the School through to the current time.

This is an interesting exercise for posterity and will include the people who currently live here, who we are and where we came from.

If you are interested in participating, helping or otherwise encouraging this great enterprise please contact the Group by email at Current members of the Group are: John Rose (Chair), Christine Barradell (Secretary), Anne Fleming, Sidney Gibson, David Tollafield and Roy Jones. 



Rousdon Owners and Residents Association

ROAR is an open membership association for all Estate owners and residents, shareholders and non-shareholders alike. The full ROAR committee meets quarterly and individual committee members take responsibility for key areas of activity between meetings and have an ongoing and close liaison with the Allhallows Board (the owner and operator of Rousdon Estate). These members are assisted where possible by non-committee members so that workloads are shared.

Link to the ROAR Website 

Please contact the relevant person if you would like to contribute or if you have any issue to raise.

ROAR publishes the Estate newspaper the "Rousdoner" quarterly, which is delivered to every household on the Estate. The editor and publisher is Taylor Downing.

Current committee members are:

Roy Jones 01297 443737 (Chair, Committee Management & Policies)

Josephine Cook 07767 262301 (Secretary & Assistant Treasurer)

Sylvia Stride 01297 443718 (Treasurer and Membership Secretary)

Anne Fleming, Glynis Preshaw, John Broome, Eddie Browne and Jill Tollafield 


To all ladies in Rousdon and Combpyne

How about getting together for lunch every month?

The Rousdon Estate Ladies Club would like to start a monthly lunch club where we meet up at a different cafe or restaurant every month (just like the boys do, but not for the full English!) This could be a nice way to keep in touch with our friends and maybe make new ones.

If you are interested in meeting up please contact: Jane Healy On 01297 444108 Or email me on

Look forward to hearing from you all...


Events to April 2019

Wednesday 23 January at 7.30pm

The Combpyne-Rousdon Wednesday Group at Peek Hall Planning Meeting

This group meets every month and has a wide range of interesting talks and activities. Although it was originally a ladies’ group, men are now welcome at all meetings.

It is usually £3 per meeting (£5 for a member and a guest) to include coffee or tea but as this is a planning session there will be a glass of wine (or alternative soft drink) “on the house” and no charge. Unfortunately, no details of this year’s activities are yet available but please come along with lots of ideas.

If you would like to know more, please contact Venetia (Tel: 01297 445093 and email or Jan Jones (Tel: 01297 443737 and email


Saturday 26 – Monday 28 January

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Join thousands of others and pick an hour over the weekend to count the birds in your garden.

Go to for your free pack, 20% discount & free P&P at the RSPB shop and more information.


Wednesday 6 February at 12.30

Ladies’ Lunch Group at Le Pisani, Fore Street, Seaton

This group of ladies from the estate will now meet on the first Wednesday of every month visiting a wide variety of different local cafes and restaurants. New members are always very welcome. Please contact Jane Healy (Tel: 01297 444108 or for more information. 

Wednesday 13 February at 11am

Coffee Morning at the Rousdon Village Bakery

Bring your friends and family and come and sample Clive’s delicious bakes or just have a coffee and enjoy a catch up with your neighbours. Pay for whatever you have.


Wednesday 6 March at 12.30

Ladies’ Lunch Group – venue tbc

For details of this group see 6 February


Wednesday 3 April at 12.30

Ladies’ Lunch Group – venue tbc

For details of this group see 6 February


Saturday 6 April at 2.30pm

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Peek Hall

In aid of Combpyne Church funds

More details nearer the time. Look out for the posters.


Saturday 20 April at 2pm

Easter Jumble Sale at Peek Hall in aid of Peek Hall funds

The hall will be open from 10.30am to noon to receive donations of jumble, bric a brac, cakes, tombola prizes etc. Any help, either with setting up in the morning or selling and packing away in the afternoon, would be greatly appreciated.

If you feel you are able to help please contact April Moore on 01297 442574


Saturday 20 April at 7pm

Rousdon Quiz Night at Peek Hall in aid of Air Ambulance Charities

All proceeds will be divided evenly between the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Trust. Last year a record £1,581 was raised for these charities. A maximum of 80 people can attend and entry is by ticket only, cost £12. Three raffle prizes worth £500 in total will be drawn at the end of the evening. Four bottles of champagne will be presented to the winning team.

The Rousdon Social Club will be open for the purchase of draught beer and other alcoholic drinks or you can bring your own.

Tickets will be available soon from Mike Hansell (01297 444141 or


Easter Sunday 21 April at 10am

Easter Bonnet Parade in Lyme Regis

Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. Judging of Easter Bonnets at 2pm in the Baptist Church. Parade at 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the sea front. Majorettes forming part of the Parade.


Please note: This list is based on information currently available but you will need to check details of all events with the relevant Tourist Information Centre. If you know of any events that others may enjoy, please let Jan Jones know