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 agenda of next meeting see below. For previous meetings click here .

Parish Council Agenda 8th November 2018
PC Council Agenda 08.11.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 132.3 KB
Grants information email February 2018 re Flood Prevention
Grants and information email .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 421.0 KB



Report of the COUNCIL MEETING 11 October  2018

Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford


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

S Button, D Chugg.

Apologies:  Cllr. C Wallis. Cllr Mrs Davis (at Shirwell)

In Attendance: Cllr F Tucker.   M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)

Disclosable Interests. None 

Chairman's Discretion. Flood water in Milltown/Muddiford

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 13 September 2018

Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

The Clerk sent Members a copy of the Police Report which showed two crimes of

criminal damage.

Reports from County and District Councillors

Cllr Tucker thanked Councillors and in particular Cllr Spear for support at the last Planning Committee meeting. Mike Titchford is the new NDC Head of Planning, with the new title of “Head of Place”. Grants are available from NDC for disabled persons. Fly-tipping fines have been increased.

The report from Cllr Mrs Davis included comments from the recent Food Waste Conference; Recycling, many households continue to include items in recycling collections that are not acceptable and many items are being included in the rubbish collections which should be recycled: Highways, structural repairs to the B3230 and A39 are being carried out before the cold weather sets in, good progress is being made.


Correspondence has been sent to Councillors. Ken Miles, Head of NDC Corporate and Community informed that “based on the available evidence the Ring O' Bells, Prixford will be added to North Devon Council's list o Assets of Community Value”.

Traffic Calming Scheme, Prixford.

The Clerk wrote to Meg Booth, Chief Officer of Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste, Devon Highways on 17 September. Her PA replied on 9 October stating that the information has been passed to the Safer Travel Strategic & Programme Officer and now to the Development Manager – Highways & Transport (Planning Team) who will contact the Clerk direct.  So far no reply has been received.

Planning Matters

65553 – Varley Barn, Varley Farm, Prixford. Application for a lawful development certificate for existing use of barn as a permanent dwelling. Members expressed no knowledge of the property being used as a permanent dwelling.

65574 – Blakewell Trout Farm, Muddiford. Erection of three units of holiday accommodation (lodges). This late application (received 11/10.18) was deferred to the next meeting as no details were available from the NDC website.


Invoices agreed for payment; C F Wallis £100.00 (Sept);  £457.30 (North Devon Council.);  £30.00 (Poppy Appeal).  Purchase of Lenovo computer, Canon Pixma printer/scanner and inks £484.67. The cost is from a central government Transparency Fund Grant with no cost from the Parish Council precept. Installation by Exmoor Computers and future ink costs will be taken from the balance of the Grant.  Current ink stocks will be used before the new computer is installed.  Balance at 11 October  is £8607.22, this includes the second half-year precept and grants. The Chairman initialled the accounts ledger as a correct record.

On-going Matters

Footpath 45. Cllr Sue Button is collecting and collating 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.

Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths. No report

Highways/Transport. Members still expressed concern with the speed of traffic through Muddiford/milltown and Guineaford/Prixford.

Chairman's Discretion

The Chairman reported that a local resident is looking into the problem of flood water in Milltown and Muddiford with a view to control the flow.

                                                                                                Meeting closed at 20.27           

                                                                                     M J Measures




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