NEWS AND INFORMATION IN MARWOOD AND BEYOND, 2021


If you want a monthly email alert of news around the parish just CONTACT US.  All the contact details of our Parish Councillors, their meeting reports and updates from the county and Government are listed on the MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL PAGE on this website. Next meeting Thursday 7th October.

ICY ROADS IN MARWOOD - A reminder that Cllr David Chugg has a supply of SALT if needed - see contact details on the PARISH COUNCIL PAGE

Notice of Temporary Disruption to Bus Service 301 Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st January 2022

BEWARE! B3230 CLOSED 9.30 -3pm  from 24th January - 5th March

Unfortunately, the B3230 will be closed from next Monday 24th January! This is official information that the road will be closed from 9.30 am - 3 pm but this does not include the weekends. I have also been told there will be no compensation for businesses. 

'The bookable taxi service run by Streets which is currently in place will continue as now, but at off-peak times only. Departures from Muddiford will be at 1018 and 1318 (Milltown 2 minutes before) and from Barnstaple Bus Station at 1100 and 1400.' I have attached the original poste above, giving the information about how to go about this - the dates on that poster will be updated, but the information stands.

        Please will you let anyone you think might not receive this copy know about the closure on Monday, thank you.

        Please  reduce your speed. Traffic will be coming in all directions on our narrow lanes. Reduce the danger caused by drivers not considering what might be around that corner! Children especially, getting on and off school buses when it is nearly dark are particularly vulnerable.


WANTED - Help wanted to clean small bungalow for local older lady 2 hours a week.  Please  CONTACT US   for more details.


 

Pop Up Pub 17th December.- Cancelled

We have made the difficult decision that it's in everyone's best interest to cancel our next Pop up Pub that was scheduled for Friday 17 December. Covid rates reman very high in North Devon and the new variant creates further uncertainty and risk. We would not want to be responsible for an outbreak that would ruin people's Christmas and New year plans. Additionally, and understandably, the possibility of catching Covid will no doubt  have a significant impact on attendance.

Thank you all for your excellent support since we have been able to resume these popular events and we look forward to being able to welcome you back in the New Year when the Covid situation is more stable.

We hope you all have an excellent and safe Christmas and New Year.

Malcolm Higdon

Chairman

Ring O'Bells Campaign


MARWOOD LADIES - Our next meeting is on February 3rd at Hilary's house, Marwood House, Marwood, at 2pm. There is parking in front of house, the gate is opposite the church car park and there is also parking in the church car park.

 

Jane Rattue will be talking about Living in Marwood in Times Past. We look forward to welcoming Jane back to our meeting as many of us met her during August when she conducted tours of the church and graveyard as part of the church exhibition.

 

Although we will not have to pay a church hall fee for February, we will be charging our usual meeting fee of £1.50 plus 50p for a raffle ticket. This will enable us to pay our expenses in 2022.

 

For more information please contact Margaret on 01271 344433.


Marwood Church

Following the success of last year's exhibition we hope to arrange a local arts and crafts exhibition this year to show off the many and varied crafts in our area. It will be held in the church for 2 weeks, probably in August. Do consider sharing your . talents with your local community!  If you are interested please contact Margaret on marwoodmargaret@gmail.com for further information.  Thank you.


For photos from the Marwood Exhibition, Past and Present, August 2021, please go to Marwood Parish Church Page

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ARE BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DOGS, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE CLOSE TO OTHER PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.

 

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO  PICK UP LITTER ALONG OUR HEDGEROWS! 

  

DON'T FORGET TO LOOK IN THE GUINEAFORD TELEPHONE BOX FOR A BOOK TO READ OR DROP ONE OFF FOR SOMEBODY ELSE!



CAN WE HELP? YES!

As a community we have had the opportunity to work together to prepare to support and resettle a refugee family.  Several of us have joined  Katie and others in North Devon to become the Taw Community Welcome. We have raised  over  £10,000  during the last year  to help support the family  to begin a new life in Barnstaple.  Through the Government's Resettlement Scheme and  with the help of the Pickwell Foundation and a very steep learning curve, we are jumping through the last  of many, many 'hoops' ,  to  welcome our family, who  are due to arrive in the middle of December. Thank you Katie for bringing us so far on this journey. The  family from Syria will have  come on a much longer , and very much more difficult  journey,  and  we hope we can now help them to settle here and live their own lives. ( JT) 

     For more information, please email Katie, at katiestanway@hotmail.co.uk


TELEPHONE SCAMS.  Please do not give out any information or answer  any questions unless you are absolutely sure who you are speaking to! 

 

THE DEFIBRILLATOR IN THE TELEPHONE BOX BY THE MUDDIFORD INN PUB ON THE A3230 IS ACTIVE AND AVAILABLE FOR ANYBODY TO USE IN AN EMERGENCY

 

 


MARWOOD SCHOOL  Please look at their Newsletters and other information on https://www.marwood.devon.sch.uk/school-community/newsletter/  

 

It has been great to have a busy Autumn term at Marwood School.  Children have been learning well in classrooms and our new reading books are enjoyed by all readers.  Everyone at school is grateful for the £2200 donation of funds from the Marwood School Association to help purchase more books.

     We have been able to return to more usual events since September with children involved in:

  • Class 3 have completed 6 swimming sessions at Ilfracombe Pool and had a Stone Age history day at Kents Cavern Torquay.
  • Class 4 enjoyed a 2 night residential at Ultimate Adventure, Abbotsham in some fantastic October weather.
  • Sporting teams for Cross Country Running, Girls Football (x2) and Tag Rugby all represented the school at competitions in Braunton and Torrington.

             In the spring we are looking forward to Volleyball and Basketball sessions at Braunton Academy and gymnastics in Barnstaple for our younger children.

             Covid 19 has meant that we have not invited groups of parents onto the school site and as of November we have a small number of children isolating.  The guidance is very much that children without Covid who are well should be at school.  All at school are working to keep our Covid Secure hygiene and ventilation measures in place.

Children at Marwood are invited to have their Flu vaccines on 5th January.

Although we are not inviting groups of adults onto the site staff and I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in volunteering at school. An induction and Disclosure and Barring Service check would be undertaken.  Please contact the school office 01271 850395 or admin@marwood.devon.sch.uk if you are interested.

 

              Autumn term ends on Friday 17th December and the Spring term begins on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

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For information about our  1st Marwood Scout Group CLICK HERE

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MOBILE LIBRARY

 Our 2022 visits in Marwood will be at

 Marwood Church   14:10 - 14:50  on

January 11, February 8,  March 8. April 5, May 3, 31, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13

      You can find our full timetable with all visit dates for 2021 on our website - www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/mobilelibraries. If you have any queries please contact us at Tiverton Library on 01884 244644 or via email: tiverton.mobile@librariesunlimited.org.uk

 We are looking forward to seeing you soon,

 Kate Bailey & Emma Cottrell

 Mobile Library Assistants (Tiverton Mobile Library)  Libraries Unlimited

 01884 244644



COVID INFORMATION ABOUT MARWOOD AND BEYOND (The screenshot, with the black line surrounding our area is not interactive - read on.)

Some of you will have been aware that Devon Live have been updating us on the number of Covid cases within Devon. Below is a link that will help you put our information into perspective.  Click on

 https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map   and put in your postcode - you have to tap or click in our area on the map for the written information to appear.  You will see that we are in the area called ‘Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh and Kings Heanton’. While numbers in our area remain low, please realise other parts of North Devon, where many of us are travelling to, for work, school and shopping, like Braunton and Barnstaple, have higher numbers of Covid cases within much smaller areas.  If you click on the map for the areas surrounding our area, you can find out the number of cases in those areas.   PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT.


Marwood Poor Lands Charity (including Ackland's Gift)

              A small annual income is obtained from the lease of 7.5 acres of land in Marwood.  Due to the continual social change, the reasons for applying for grants has changed, but the basics are similar; e.g. assist with the relief of sudden distress, sickness or infirmity; assistance with special payments; and now, particularly at this time, as a result of the Coronavirus.

                  If you wish to apply, or know someone who you think is eligible (please ensure you have their permission) contact: Malcolm J Measures (Trustee and Clerk to the Charity)  e-mail: marparco2@live.co.uk 



Local Food, Beer &Plants!



 

THE MUDDIFORD INN closes on 12th September 2021

01271 850008 / www.muddifordinn.co.uk

 

THE GOOD FOOD STORE  www.thegoodstores.co.uk  Ashford, EX31 4BW

email:info@thegoodstores.co.uk     www.thegoodstores.co.uk  

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Plaistow Mills Trout Farm, Muddiford - We continue to sell fresh rainbow trout and smoked products to people visiting the farm and also offer a free delivery service during the lockdown to the readership. For more information please go to their Facebook Page or ring 01271 850387

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LOCAL FARM BOX   C/O EDD'S GREENGROCERS LTD., MULLACOTT 

 

ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8PL   www.localfarmbox.co.uk

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Fancy a pint?   GO TO  THE RING 'O BELLS CAMPAIGN WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCAL OFFER OF GT'S RENOWNED ALES.

TONY THE BUTCHER, MUDDIFORD – tonythebutcher240712@outlook.com  or mobile 0784092824

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BLAKEWELL FISHERIES Our café and family fun fishing are now no longer available

Fly fishing tickets available online via our website. www.blakewell.co.uk

For all fresh and smoked fish orders please contact john@blakewell.co.uk 07768 377446

For all fishery enquiries and aquatic services please contact Richard: richard@blakewell.co.uk 07884 073932. Thank you for your continued support

 

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 Tambapanni are an award winning Sri Lankan street food provider, based in Kings Heanton.    https://www.facebook.com/tambapannicurry/. or call Anushka on 0742 685 7901

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Marwood Hill Garden 

 www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk


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