About Us

The Chudleigh & District Amenity Society (CADAS) covers the civil parishes of Chudleigh, Chudleigh Knighton, Ideford & Trusham.

CADAS was founded in 1972 (when the opening of the A38 By-pass road was imminent) for the public benefit within these local areas. It operates within a formal Constitution that has the following aims:

  • To promote high standards of local development planning & architecture
  • To conserve features of local historic or public interest.
  • To promote interest and involvement in local leisure activities

These aims have continued through to the present time.

Much work has been done in the past to assemble important material relating to the history of Chudleigh, including an important collection of photographs published as “The Chudleigh Collection”.

The Chudleigh Oral History Project, which captures for future generations the memories and spirit of Chudleigh during the last 100 years, will be available in the next few months.

All Planning Applications within the area are scrutinised at the monthly meetings of the CADAS Management Committee, with a view to preserving the character of the local area.

Where the impact on the area appears to be in question, a formal objection is raised with the Planning Department at Teignbridge District Council.

During the year, a programme of illustrated Talks is arranged for each of 9 months in the year (not July, August or December).

These take place at 7.30pm in the Woodway Room. Chudleigh Town Hall; nowadays on very comfortable seating – courtesy of Chudleigh Film Society!

In addition to the activities outlined above, a number of cultural visits are arranged throughout the year.

Officers & Committee Members

Honorary PresidentBob Stamp
ChairmanAndrew Turnbull
Vice-ChairmanDouglas Hellier-Laing
SecretaryDavid Williams
MembershipBernard Groves
Talks Co-ordinatorAndrew Turnbull
VisitsAndrew Turnbull
Chudleigh Town Council ObserverDerek Hardy
Committee MemberAnne Chinneck
Committee MemberDerek Hardy
Committee MemberOliver Stone
Committee MemberTony Woodville