The Really Useful Page


This page is intended to provide access to services I use / have used, so you might too. It's always "under construction" but will have more bits and pieces added as time goes by.

UK Bank Holidays Want to know the Bank Holidays for the next 2 years?
BT Directory Enquiries BT's free online service
Royal Mail All postal rates, letters, parcels, home and abroad - Lost the leaflet? All the information is here, for free.
Postcode finder Site giving 5 free postcode searches daily (based on addresses)


King Edward VI Community College in Totnes

Leatside Surgery

Leatside Doctors' Surgery in Totnes, where when registered you can book appointments, request repeat prescriptions etc. online. Go direct to appointments system.
South Hams District Council South Hams District Council website dealing with SHDC council matters, with a massive information content, even planning applications
South Hams leisure centres Leisure Centres in Totnes, Ivybridge, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge - swim timetables etc.
BBC Devon live travel news  
Pothole reporting form Facility for reporting potholes in roads to the Devon Highways authority
Roadworks and planned roadworks Access to information from Devon County Council using interactive maps, detailing current and planned roadworks
Register your septic tank Property sales now require that a septic tank be registered with the Environment Agency. This link is where you do it:
Counselling Directory (for Devon) Resource for those looking for support or general advice about counselling
National Rail National rail timetable enquiries
Renew library books online Devon County Library and Information Services
You can renew your book loans online. To do so, simply obtain a PIN from your local library to use in conjunction with the borrower number on your library card, and then use the 'Your Details' link on this page.
(Includes a database of community organisations in Devon and the full County library catalogue)
The Mailing, Telephone and Fax Preference Services offer the opportunity to at least reduce the amount of junk mail, telephone calls and faxes you receive. Visit and register with each organisation as appropriate. You will also find information about an E-mail Preference Service.
Torbay regattas Dates and times of all the major summer fireworks displays, Red Arrows etc.

...possibly not quite so useful, but you never know

Public Bills before Parliament You can find the full text of any Public Bill currently before Parliament
Sunrise/sunset calculator Requires knowledge of location's latitude and longitude, only for next 12 months Allows you to send a fax directly to you MP. Anthony Steen does actually reply (or did to me at least)

OS Grid Reference Finder
Compare maps (Harberton focus)