Marwood Parish Council

Parish Councillors

Clerk to the Council:
Malcolm J Measures MInstAM,MMS

01271 323386


Parish Councillors     Contact

Richard Berry

01271 850392

Colin Latham

01271 371964 (Chairman) Parish Roads/Highways

Sue Button

01271 813804 (Vice Chairman)

Sheelagh Darling

01271 374345    Parish Rights of Way

David Chugg

 01271 377491

Christopher Wallis

01271 850260

Arthur Skentelbery

01271 321220

Christopher Spear

01271 850533

 Alan Cruden

 01271 850592


To view most recent Parish Council Meeting Report and the agenda for the next meeting below below. For previous meetings click here . 

Council Agenda 140319.pdf
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Grants information email February 2018 re Flood Prevention
Grants and information email .pdf
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Report of the COUNCIL MEETING 14 March 2019

Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford


Members Present: Cllrs. C Latham, C Spear, A Skentelbery, C Wallis 

Apologies:  Cllrs. S Button ,Mrs S Darling, D Chugg, R Berry,

In Attendance:  Cllr Mrs A Davis (left the meeting at 19.45 to attend Shirwell), Cllr F Tucker

M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)

Disclosable Interests. None             Chairman's Discretion. None

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 14 February 2019

Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

The Clerk sent Members a copy of the Police Report which showed no reported crimes 

in the Marwood area.

Reports from County and District Councillors

Cllr Mrs Davis reported that next year's budget provides more  money for children's services, adult care and roads. The county's overall spending on services will rise from

£479.4 million to £494.0 million. This will add about £53.10 a year on a band D property. Following a meeting with NDDH there has been some positive action concerning the problems associated with the hospital roundabout. There is a shuttle taxi service between Fairview car park and the hospital; the hospital car park has been redesigned and enlarged; staff members have removed their cars from the public car park.

                                                                    (A copy of the full report is attached to the Minutes)

Cllr Tucker reported that NDC has agreed to provide a new Leisure Centre and are currently looking at costs. He said there is a need for new Councillors to be elected to carry on the work of parishes and district councils.


Correspondence has been sent to Councillors.

A letter from the Officer of the Police and Crime Commission, in response to a letter sent by the Clerk to the Council, regarding traffic speeds through Milltown and Muddiford.

Ms Hernandez has appointed a local member of her team to look into the matter and report to her and the Parish Council.

North Devon Council reported that J & J Bins (dog-bin waste collection) has ceased operating. Any decision by NDC to provide a dog-bin service in the future will need to be based on a full financial evaluation and business needs assessment.


Invoices agreed for payment: North Devon Council £457.30;  Admin £27.50 (March)); Balance at 14 March, is £5171.43. It was agreed that C F Wallis continue to carry out work for the Parish under the DCC Parish Paths Partnership Scheme.

The Clerk reported that NDC has agreed to keep the Parish Grant Fund the same for the next financial year; the Parish Council will receive £822.00

Planning Matters

No applications received

On-going Matters

Telephone Kiosk. The information concerning the possible use of the kiosk has been advertised in Marwood Matters. One response has been received to date.

Parish Elections

The Clerk reminded Members that the elections for Parish and District Councillors will,be held on 2 May 2019. Election Nomination Packs will be available from NDC Lynton House from Monday 18 March to be completed and returned by 16.00 on 3 April 2019.

Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths. Cllr Wallis said the branches on some of the trees on the village green need to cut back as they are nearing the overhead cables. The Clerk will arrange.

Highways/Transport. No further report

Chairman's Discretion. None                                                          


                                                                                                Meeting closed at 20.15

                                                                                                       M J Measures 




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