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 see below. For previous meetings click here . 

Grants information email February 2018 re Flood Prevention
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Report of the COUNCIL MEETING 13 September  2018

Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford


Members Present: Cllrs. C Spear, C Wallis, A Skentelbery, Mrs S Darling,  R Berry, 

A Cruden, S Button,

Apologies:  Cllrs. C Latham, D Chugg.  Cllr F Tucker.

In Attendance: Cllr Mrs Davis.  M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)

Disclosable Interests. None  Chairman's Discretion. None.

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 12 July 2018

Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

Members had received a copy of the Police Report which showed two crimes:

one theft; one use threatening/abusive/insulting words to cause harassment/alarm.

Reports from County and District Councillors

No report from Cllr Tucker. Cllr Mrs Davis said salt-bins should be inspected to ensure

they have been filled by the County Council.


Correspondence has been sent to Councillors. NDC Parish Forum 7 November 2018;

NDC Rural Alliance AGM/Meeting 24 October 2018; letter to member of the public from

Community Hall Trustees in response to noise complaint; Publication of the Inspector's Report on North Devon and Torridge Local Plan.

A request from Lynton & Lynmouth for support for a new storm gate to allow pedestrian access to the beach throughout the winter, was agreed, (no cost to the this Parish Council);

Traffic Calming Scheme, Prixford.

It was agreed to bring this item forward.  Concern has continued to be expressed by some Councillors and members of the public regarding the interpretation and lack of progress of the traffic calming proposals, put forward at the time of the Prixford development.  Information and clarification has been sought from Devon County Council to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion, but as yet, has not been forthcoming. Following discussion it was agreed to write to Meg Booth, Chief Officer of Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste, Devon Highways.

                                             Cllr Mrs Davis left the meeting at 19.51 to attend at Shirwell Parish

Planning Matters

The following applications were all recommended for Approval

65255, 2 Lee Cottages:   65299 Milltown Muddiford;   64626 Land SE of Burland House;

65363 Kalbarri Kings Heanton;   64843 The Shippen Milltown


Invoices agreed for payment; C F Wallis £100.00 (Aug); £55.36 (Admin/Accomm. Jul/Aug));

£457.30 (North Devon Council.); £40.00 Information Commissioner's Office (Annual Fee); Parish Online £36.00 ; Balance at 13 September is £5918.44.

On-going Matters

Footpath 45. Cllr Sue Button is collecting the completed questionnaires which asks for information concerning the use of this footpath with a view to having it confirmed as a Byway Open to all Traffic.

Community Governance Review

North Devon Council is reviewing the boundaries of various Parishes with a view to making changes; Marwood is not included.

Community Right to Bid. Ring o Bells

The procedure was explained and the matter noted

Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths. Cllr Wallis reported that he has installed a new bridge in footpath 13.

The cost is provided by Devon County Council

Highways/Transport. The Clerk has been asked to re-investigate the possible provision of traffic speed signs in the Parish, with particular reference to Milltown and Muddiford.

Chairman's Discretion




                                                                                                Meeting closed at 20.27           

                                                                                      M J Measures


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