The next meetings of Marwood Parish Council will be on Thursday July 22 and Thursday 2nd September 2021
The meeting of Marwood and Shirwell Parish Councillors with Mark Tansley from Euroforest has taken place, regarding the closure of the B3230 for tree felling. Below is part of the response by Mark Tansley. ....
...... It was great to be able to have such a positive discussion about the challenges regarding the safe felling and extraction of trees at Plaistow Wood, as well as understanding better the issues that the road closure may pose for local people and businesses.
As we discussed, after working with Andrea and Steve, we have found a way to work with a weekday / daytime road closure only (09.30 to 15.00 Mon to Fri only), but this would mean the partial closure period will go from 4 to 6 weeks. We discussed timings and agreed that January 2022 seemed like the best time to minimise impact on affected businesses, however, we (Euroforest) will invite local businesses to an information / liaison meeting on site soon. Marwood and Shirwell PC's kindly offered to suggest a list of the people to speak to. I hope that's an accurate reflection of our meeting, but feel free to add anything that you feel l've missed.
Kind regards Mark Tansley, Compliance Officer , Euroforest uk
PLEASE WILL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY GIVE COMMENTS TO COUNCILLORS, AS THIS WILL BE DISCUSSED FURTHER AT THE FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
MALCOLM MEASURES HAS BEEN OUR CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR 25 YEARS THIS MONTH - Thank you Malcolm and a word from him.....
Malcolm J Measures MInstAM,MMS
Twenty-five years ago, on 1 July 1996, I was appointed as Clerk/RFO (Responsible Financial Officer) and Proper Officer to Marwood Parish Council. The appointment also included acting as Clerk to Marwood Poor Lands Charity (later I became, and still am, a Trustee).The interview was held in the old Parish Council Hall in Milltown and was attended, inter alia, by Nigel Spink, Ken Spear, Lily Tanton, Sheelagh Darling, Margaret Pover and Harold Hopkins; names many will remember. There have been many changes over the years.
The appointment was for 2.5 hours per week and “just get the job done” and to attend a Parish Council Meeting, one evening every six weeks and to be paid once every six months.
In June 1998 I was appointed Town Clerk at Ilfracombe, (part time) to run concurrently with Marwood. Ilfracombe was experiencing some difficult times and my main role was to get the Town Council back into a “working order”. It took a few years and following my cancer operation I left in 2006, continuing with Marwood.
Since July 1996 I have arranged and attended over 280 meetings, written over 5000 Minutes, and prepared 30 pages of accounts with over 800 entries, with a total accountable amount of over £270,000.
Perhaps the most pleasing and satisfying achievement (if I may call it that) was the management and investment of the capital funds (on behalf of the Parish Council/Trustees), from the sale of the old Council Hall, realising an additional £50,000, providing a total of almost £190,000 towards the cost of the new Community Hall.
In April 2011 I became Clerk to the Council for Heanton Punchardon Parish Council, to help them through a difficult time. I am still there!
My local government experience began 55 years ago with a West London Borough on 14 February 1966 (a good year for football fans).
I took early retirement (as the Principal Personnel and Management Services Officer) and moved to North Devon in 1994 where I had spent many happy holidays and camping with The Boys' Brigade.
If all goes well, I will complete my three score years and ten, plus ten in December this year. Psalm 90 vs 10. “The years of our life are threescore and ten, or even by reason of strength, fourscore, yet their span is but toil and trouble”. I think the last few years have proved this to be true although my childhood years, through and after WW2, were not easy.
I look forward to going beyond this time-scale; there's lots to do, but oh, how times have changed!
Thank you to all who have helped me through the last twenty-five years; there's more to come.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
We're here as Parish Councillors to help support the community and keep people connected in Marwood, Devon. All the contact details of the Parish Councillors are listed below and on the notice boards. If they can't help you then they will know somebody else who can! You can also use the CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR CAN OFFER HELP.
Cllr Colin Latham (Vice-Chairman)
Higher Stowford Farm
Hore Down Gate EX34 *PH
01271 269824 email@example.com
Cllr Adrian Bend
Muddiford EX31 4HH
01271 850897 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Richard Berry
Muddiford EX31 4HS
01271 850392 email@example.com
M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)
9 Kingfisher Drive
Barnstaple EX32 8QW
01271 323386 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Cllr Frederick J (Joe) Tucker
3 Shorelands Way, Barnstaple EX31 3AB
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