Welcome to Marwood Matters


We're here to help keep people connected in Marwood, Devon. If you would like to submit an advert or article to be published on this site or join our team please Contact Us PLEASE SHARE YOUR NEWS AND CHALLENGES.

       Click on ABOUT MARWOOD for much more informatiion about the Parish including the Parish Council,  Local Bus Services,  Marwood Ladies, Marwood Church Teas and Neighbourhood Watch. Also look at the 1st MARWOOD SCOUTS PAGES- a group based at our New Community Hall. 

Our Parish Footpaths and Bridleways are clearly marked and numbered on the DCC website at http://map.devon.gov.uk/dccviewer/MyLocalPaths

If you enlarge the map of our area on the DCC website you will be able to click on our individual footpaths/bridleways for more information.

Please click here for the  Marwood Matters Newsletter which can be delivered by email alert and is downloadable from this website.

The latest news from Highways of the B3230 Road Closure (repairs at Blakewell Fisheries) is that it will be from 1st October for about 8 weeks - see below for bus arrangements.

Information about buses during road closure
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UPDATED NEWS - The application has been successful! More information to follow. Malcolm Higdon



Please look at the article that appeared in the North Devon Journal 16 August giving most of the information regarding our attempts to save the Ring O'Bells. Currently our application to renew the Asset of Community Value is with North Devon Council and they have to make a decision by 26 September. This decision is crucial so there is not much to be done in advance of this. As soon as I learn of the decision I shall let you all know via the Save Our Local Pub group and Marwood Matters.  


         This article was followed on theThursday by the response below from Philip Milton.
Please feel free to write a letter to the Journal if you think this is appropriate or if you want to discuss anything with me my email address is malhigdon@aol.com.
In the meantime we await the formal response to our application from NDC.  Malcolm Higdon  

Philip Milton's Response.pdf
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The lane from Marwood Hill Gardens to Marwood Church is not a county road. It is currently classified by Devon County Council as a footpath (Footpath 45). This means that there is no public right of way for vehicles to be driven over it. DCC’s advice is: the more evidence, the better.

      In order for DCC to re-classify the lane to the Church as a Byway Open to All Traffic, which would ensure that anyone has a right to drive over the lane, the council needs evidence of current and, more importantly, historic use of the lane by vehicles.You can help by completing a simple form detailing your usage of the lane.

      Please contact one of the people mentioned below to get the form and they will also be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Sue Button 01271 813804

Norman Facey 01271 346472

David Pepper 01271 372413



Update September 2016 -Connecting Devon and Somerset Update for Superfast Broadband

Further details can be found on the CDS website at: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk