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.
‘Bratton Fleming, Goodleigh and Kings Heanton’, seems an illogical and misleading name. It is a large area and goes from Middle Marwood and Bittadon in the west, to Blackmoor Gate and Challacombe in the north and Bishops Tawton in the south. It is similar in population size to all the other areas we are comparing information with around the country. For more information about the way the country is divided up through MSOAs for these Public Health England and other statistics, please go to https://visual.parliament.uk/msoanames This includes a simple explanation of the process. There was a consultation over naming the areas last year. Unfortunately, the right people able to make sensible changes to many Devon areas, were not informed about it!
A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Marwood Parish Council. Please CLICK here for more information
CAN WE HELP?
As a community we have the opportunity to work together to support and resettle a refugee family into our parish. We have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of a family who have had to flee their country. With the support of The Pickwell Foundation, a local charity, we would work with the governments Community Sponsorship Scheme to provide a safe place for a displaced family who can then rebuild their lives.
There are a number of refugee families who have already benefitted from this scheme across North Devon and I believe that our community can do the same.
Would you be interested in helping with this project and finding out some more information?
If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK?
Can Marwood Matters Help? Please download Jo Hibberd's message below. Together can we see if our connections can help lead to work, an interview or a job?
We're still here to help keep people connected in Marwood, Devon. We now have an excellent list of people willing to help during these challenging times PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR CAN OFFER HELP. All the contact details of our Parish Councillors and much more about their work and updates from the county and Government are listed on the MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL PAGE on this website.
THANK YOU, the MARWOOD MATTERS TEAM
Sue Button (PC Link) 01271 813804 Margaret Greenslade 01271 372065
Liz Neville 01271 322515 June Tamlyn 01271850801
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 NOW ACTIVE AND AVAILABLE FOR ANYBODY TO USE IN AN EMERGENCY
PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOGS !
MARWOOD SCHOOL Please look at their Newsletters to how they have adapted to the changes needed to keep everyone safe!
Marwood School is seeking a clerk to the governing body. No previous experience is required as training can be provided. For further details contact Alun Dobson email@example.com or Liz Quick firstname.lastname@example.org
For up to date information about
THE MUDDIFORD INN please contact the pub
01271 850008 / www.muddifordinn.co.uk
LIBRARIES OPEN for collection only
The library in Barnstaple is open but for pre arranged collection only as with the next Mobile Library visit to Marwood Church Car Park Please look at the website for all information
MARWOOD COMMUNITY HALL
The Community Hall continues to be unavailable for bookings, but we will notify the Community via Marwood Matters when we are able to consider taking bookings and what restrictions will need to be applied." From: Community Hall Trustees.
MARWOOD CHURCH HALL
At the moment we are unable to open the Church Hall, as we do not yet have the means to meet government guidelines regarding Covid 19. To address this situation we would like in the coming weeks to set up, from the local community, a management group to carry out risk assessments, update hirer agreements and ensure that procedures are in place for the hall to be safely re-opened. Anyone who is interested in being part of that group is asked to contact Margaret Greenslade (tel. 372065).
MARWOOD METHODIST CHURCH IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE PRESENT LOCKDOWN AND THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES IN NOVEMEMBER. DECEMBER SERVICES ARE LISTED ON THE METHODIST CHURCH PAGE
PHOTOS BELOW Please enjoy the photos below of our Marwood Scouts being reinvested and cheering for the NHS and Keyworkers on St Georges Day as well as some of our fundraising activities during our First Lockdown.
THE GOOD FOOD STORE www.thegoodstores.co.uk Ashford, EX31 4BW
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
LOCAL FARM BOX C/O EDD'S GREENGROCERS LTD., MULLACOTT
ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8PL www.localfarmbox.co.uk
email@example.com or 01271 869191
Marwood Hill Garden
Visit the website or phone for details 01271 342528; www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07840928243
Payments can be either bacs or card.
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
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.
Claims for grants are considered in confidence by the Charity Trustees. Applicants must reside in the Parish and must clearly demonstrate a need and provide some form of evidence.
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: email@example.com
The North Devon Biosphere is running a new campaign called 'Pledge for Nature' which launches at the end of January 2020. It’s time to act! Pledge for Nature is a new campaign that aims to support and encourage communities in north Devon to help nature to flourish again.
Pledgers are invited to sign up to take action for nature at biosphere.org.uk/pledge-for-nature.
Actions might include creating flower and insect-rich habitats, planting
new woodlands, and improving our spaces for wildlife. Getting involved with the campaign is a great way to get practical tips on what you can do and to find out about many local projects and initiatives you can get involved with.
Pledge for Nature is being coordinated by the North Devon Biosphere, a cross sector partnership that is working to protect north Devon’s unique natural environment. It is supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Devon County Council and a successful Crowdfunder. PLEDGE IF YOU CAN!