WE WISH YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND POSITIVE NEW YEAR
ICE on the roads - there is a supply of road salt, in bags, available for use on the highways. Please contact Cllr David Chugg on 07774 750923, Marwood Parish Council.
Many thanks to those for spreading the salt, It has already been really appreciated over New Year around Guineaford Bridge, creating a safer road to travel on early in the morning . Thank you and thank you our key workers.
HOWEVER, DO PLEASE TAKE THE UTMOST CARE WHEN TRAVELLING ON THE ROADS. RECENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS IN MARWOOD. The forecast for January is COLD! The school area has a good supply of salt now but there are a significant number of vehicles using the minor roads - please take care and read the Braunton Neighbourhood Police Newsletter January 2021, below.
STAY ALERT AND STAY AT HOME IF YOU CAN.
NEED A PROJECT FOR LOCKDOWN? HOW ABOUT CARRYING OUT SOME RESEARCH?
10 years ago Anna Bowman wrote her book about Marwood. Since that time June Tamlyn, David Pepper and Graham Edwards have produced a graveyard plan for the church, Jane Rattue has photographed and transcribed our records from 1602 to the present and other pieces of research are ongoing.
When circumstances permit, we would like this information to be made available to everyone. But there may be more? You may like to research your property, its inhabitants or you may have other historical information you could share. Could you record or write down your memories of events in Marwood? Do let me know if you can share any information or plan to do some research.
Margaret Greenslade tel.01271 372065
For information about our 1st Marwood Scout Group CLICK HERE
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!
CAN WE HELP?
As a community we have the opportunity to work together to support and resettle a refugee family.
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. W 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 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!
Are you furloughed? Working from home and bored of looking at the same four walls? Do you want to get out in the fresh air and support children at school? Marwood School has just the job for you - Meal Time Supervisors needed – To help children enjoy lunchtimes within their bubbles we have vacancies for 2 Meal Time Supervisors. If you cannot offer every day please get in touch as a number of people could share the roles. For further information contact the school office email@example.com 01271 850395
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 need to have the means to meet government guidelines regarding Covid 19. Anyone who is interested in being part of that group is asked to contact Margaret Greenslade (tel. 01271 372065).
For up to date information about
THE MUDDIFORD INN please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
01271 850008 / www.muddifordinn.co.uk
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
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 Hill Garden
Visit the website or phone for details 01271 342528; www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk
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