Marwood Parish Council

We're here as Parish Councillors to help support the community and keep people connected in Marwood, Devon. We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month, except August when there is no meeting.  All the contact details of the Parish Councillors are listed below and on the notice boards. You can also use the  CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED OR CAN OFFER HELP.


ICY ROADS IN MARWOOD - A reminder that Cllr David Chugg has a supply of SALT if needed - see contact details below

Marwood Parish Council extends its heartfelt condolences to his majesty King Charles III and to the Royal Family

on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.



                                                                                      Councillors and Clerk Marwood Parish Council




Report of the COUNCIL MEETING 7 July 2022

Members Present: Cllrs. C Latham, D Chugg,  A Bend,   K Down

Apologies: Cllr. R Berry, A Harvey-Bryant, N Plumb,, S Button, C Wallis,

In Attendance: Cllrs Mrs A Davis, Cllr F Tucker.  M J Measures (Clerk to the Council).

Disclosable  Interests. None        Chairman's Discretion.  Meeting

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 9 June 2022

The Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

The report for June has not yet been received

Reports from County and District Councillors

Cllr Tucker reported on the North Devon Council Litter campaign; the difficulties within the Planning Department due to staff vacancies; the £150 Council Tax Rebates are being sent out .Cllr Mrs Davis reported the retirement of Phil Norrey, Devon County Council Chief Executive, he joined the authority in 1998. She commented on the unprecedented

black hole in the County finances caused by the cost of living crisis: the spiralling demand for help for vulnerable children and adults. (a copy of the report is attached to the Minutes).


Relevant information correspondence has been sent to Councillors, including an initial request from South West Water to Devon County Highways for a road closure notice for Springfield Cross to Bridge House for 3 days from 25 October 2022.


Invoices agreed for payment: North Devon Council £457.30 (July), C F Wallis £135 (July) Admin/Accomm. £41(July). There is no scheduled meeting of the Council in August and the following were agreed: North Devon Council £457.30 (Aug); C F Wallis £135.00 (Aug). Balance at 7 June, £4323.48

Planning Matters

75521 – Land at Springfield Farm Marwood. Provision of princple rural dwelling.

Members expressed concern regarding the size of the proposed dwelling and the interpretation of the term “principle rural worker dwelling”. Members asked, will there be an agricultural tie to the proposed dwelling? Members also asked for an increase in the number of passing spaces along the lanes leading to/from the property.

                                                                                                Recommend : Approval

75497 -  Barn adjacent to Whitefield Hill, Muddiford. Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to form one dwelling Class Q(a)(b). Members questioned the size and access to the proposed change.                                         Recommend : Approval Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths. Cllr Wallis reported damages has occurred to the hedge and sign-post at Greenhill, Metcombe Lane.

Highways . No report

Chairman’s Discretion

Next scheduled meeting is 1 September 2022 at 19.30                    Meeting closed at 20.08


                                                                                                            M J Measures

                                                                                                            Clerk to the Council                                 


and Planning

 Planning Matters to be considered particularly by neighbours and the Parish Council. Please go to

 put in the application number and click on the webpage for further details. 


(You have to agree to the Copyright Notice under the Documents tab if you want to see documents - then you can download them)


75877 at Brooklyn Road Past Milltown Milltown Devon EX31 4HG 



Parish Councillors


 Cllr Colin Latham (Chairman)

Higher Stowford Farm

Hore Down Gate EX34 8PH

01271 269824


Cllr Adrian Bend

Rowan Cottage

Muddiford  EX31 4HH

 07732 264372


Cllr Richard Berry

Honeywell Farm

Muddiford EX31 4HS

01271 850392


Cllr Sue Button

Easter Cottage

Patsford EX31 4EF

01271 813804


Cllr David Chugg (Vice-Chairman)

Kalbarri House

Kingsheanton  EX31 4ED

01271 377491


Cllr Karen Down



Muddiford EX31 850063


Cllr Andrew Harvey-Bryant

North Warcombe Farm,

Lee EX34 8LR

 07484 640770


Cllr Nick Plumb.

The Cottage

Middle Marwood EX31 4EG

 01271 850577


Cllr Christopher Wallis

Woodgate  Cottage

Milltown EX31 4HG

01271 850260

M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)

9 Kingfisher Drive

Barnstaple EX32 8QW

 01271 323386

County Cllr Mrs Andrea Davis

Southwinds  Cottage

Kentisbury EX31 4NH

 07786  868038

District Cllr Frederick J (Joe) Tucker

3 Shorelands Way 

Barnstaple EX31 3AB

01271 328890

Useful links

  Selaine Saxby, our local MP, has up to date details of changes the Government has made to help deal with the coronavirus on her Website

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Devon and Cornwall Police have pulled together responses to some of the more commonly asked questions.