NEWS AND INFORMATION IN MARWOOD AND BEYOND, 2020


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 marwoodmatters@gmail.com 

 Many of us us are aware of the build up of traffic through Marwood and the excessive speed it is travelling.  Social distancing and vigilance in avoiding traffic accidents is vital. Be aware of local roadworks and diversions too. 

 

TELEPHONE SCAM. If you receive a call from an unknown number and a cold caller asks, " Can you hear me?", you should hang up immediately.  The scam records your response and is used by criminals to charge you for products and services you haven't received. BEWARE AND PLEASE PASS ON THIS INFORMATION.

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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

                           How to wear and make a cloth face covering

CLICK HERE AT GOV.UK

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FULLABROOK CIC 

The Fullabrook CIC have developed a package of support for voluntary and community groups, and pop-up groups supporting residents in our area. See their website.

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOGS A number of residents from Guineaford and Kingsheanton are still raising concerns regarding some dog owners in the area. Please keep your dogs on a lead, pick up it's mess and take it home to allow everyone to enjoy the beautiful countryside in which we live.



JUNE/JULY2020

GOOD NEWS AROUND OUR PARISH

MARWOOD SCHOOL 

    Like all public organisations Marwood School found itself quickly adapting to the changes needed to face the global pandemic. After closing on 20th March we reopened on Monday 23rd for vulnerable children and those of Key Workers.  Staff, governors and I collaborated to send work home, get to grips with the virtual world of education and plan for the gradual reopening. On  2nd June we welcomed back our youngest children in Foundation and Year 1 and by the end of the month all of those children were back in school.  We were unable to open for Year 6 children, due to staffing capacity and the high number of essential Key Workers’ children. It has been a strange end to our Year 6 children’s primary schooling and on behalf of everyone at Marwood I want them to know they all leave here having left their mark and wish them the greatest success in the future.

        As I write this I am waiting for the Department of Education’s latest guidance on how we can get every child back to school in September. The team of staff and governors have worked tirelessly to put plans in place and I know that we will all do our best to start school for everyone again on Monday 7th September. I wish to thank everyone in the community for their support and Marwood School is looking forward to building our links again.

Alun Dobson

  A good news message from The Muddiford Inn

 We will be opening the doors at 10am from Saturday 4th July (we can’t wait!) and look forward to welcoming you back. 

     The garden bar will also be open to aid social distancing so keep your fingers crossed for good weather! We’ve bought additional outdoor seating to take advantage of our huge beer garden so there is plenty of room to spread out safely. 

     Naturally we will follow all government guidelines and for the first two weeks the restaurant will be closed while we get the bars running smoothly in the “new normal”. We are working on a new menu which we are looking forward to introduce to you in the coming weeks.

Follow us on Facebook for updates and please note our new email address and telephone number.

info@muddifordinn.co.uk / 01271 850008

 

 MARWOOD CHURCH 

Marwood Church will be open for private prayer on Thursdays from 10am -12noon, commencing 9th July.  Volunteers will be on hand for guidance.  For further information go to The North Taw Mission Community website http://www.northtaw.org.uk/  

 

or phone Margaret on 01271 372065.

 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 GARDENS OPENING!

Good News! Updated opening times from 1st July 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you back!

We are pleased to announce that the Garden and Walled Garden Plant Sales will now be open 11am to 4pm every Wednesday to Sunday during July.

GARDEN TEA ROOM opening Saturday 4th July

 open 11am – 4.00pm starting on Sat 4th July (then Wednesdays through to Sundays)

 *please note: the Tea Room will be open for takeaway food and beverages only. A reduced menu will be offered and seating will be only be available in the area outside of the Tea Room               

Please read the following information for special opening times.

GARDENS              11am to 4:00pm (Wednesday to Sunday)

CAR PARK              10:30am to 5.00pm (Wednesday to Sunday)

WALLED GARDEN NURSERY     11.00am to 4:00pm ((Wednesday to Sunday)

GARDEN TEAROOM                    11:00am to 4:00pm (Wednesday to Sunday) - * from Sat 4th July  takeaway menu with outside seating only

ADMISSIONS HUT                       will be open and staffed by one of our volunteers

TOILETS                                         two W/C’s will be open (one near the Tea

Please Note:  Only card payments will be accepted in the Ticket Office, Walled Garden Nursery and Garden Tea Room unless exact cash amount is provided . For more information and safeguarding look at the Website                       

 

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. Recently the Scouts have been raising money by 'walking to the moon' for those who need most support during this pandemic. They've also had a virtual camp with lots of different challenges!

      BETWEEN US IN MARWOOD WE HAVE RAISED A LOT OF MONEY OVER THE LOCKDOWN PERIOD, FOR CHARITIES BASED LOCALLY. THE MARWOOD CHSW FRIENDS GROUP HAS RAISED WELL OVER £1500 THROUGH  SPONSORING THEMSELVES AND GETTING SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR THE 2.6/26 CHALLENGES. WE KNOW THAT AMIGOS, NORTH DEVON HOSPICE, OVER & ABOVE, CARE FOR KIDS,ANIMAL AMBULANCE AND BRISTOL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL HAVE ALSO BEEN SUPPORTED BY US THROUGH THESE CHALLENGES - SOME FUN, SOME NEEDING SERIOUS WILLPOWER!  THE QUICK FAMILY ALONE RAISED OVER £600 FOR DEVON AIR AMBULANCE AND MUDDIFORD URC  HAVE RAISED NEARLY £1000 FROM THEIR PLANT SALE. BRILLIANT EFFORT AND MANY THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT.




Local Food, Beer &Plants!




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

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

 If you order online or by telephone they will make up boxes for Wednesdays and Fridays to be collected from outside. 

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FARMER  BOB'S DAIRY, GAYDON STREET, BARNSTAPLE 

PHONE 01271 830045 OR EMAIL bob@farmerbob.co.uk

www.farmerbob.co.uk

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

Boxes of Fruit and Veg and Create your own. Fish, Bakery, Meat and Dairy

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

enquiries@localfarmbox.co.uk or 01271 869191 

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MUDDIDUCK EGGS (Muddiford). All of our eggs are free range/ high welfare and where possible our poultry is rare breed.  See ‘Muddiduck’ Facebook page and also on the ‘Muddiford Muggles’ page. You can also phone Tess on 07779 379823

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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.

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TONY THE BUTCHER, MUDDIFORD – Will deliver any day.  Obviously provides meat but works with Farmer Bob so can also bring anything from him – milk, cream, butter, eggs etc.  tonywills62@outlook.com or mobile 07840928243

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BLAKEWELL FISHERIES are OPEN! For more information please go to www.blakewell.co.uk , phone 01271 344533,  email richard@blakewell.co.uk   

Payments can be either bacs or card. 

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 Tambapanni are an award winning Sri Lankan street food provider, based in Kings Heanton, that are currently doing home deliveries on Friday and Saturdays. You can find further details on 

https://www.facebook.com/tambapannicurry/. or call Anushka on 0742 685 7901

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Marwood Hill Garden

Our online shop is now open for business!  Visit our 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: marparco2@live.co.uk


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Message: I just wanted to link in with you as, as service we have noticed that less people are being admitted for stroke nationally, the thought is that people are less likely to call 999 with everything that is going on and not wanting to ‘bother' the emergency services.

        As a result there may be some people you come across who mention having recently had a “funny turn” or other similar description, may be experiencing fatigue, one sided weakness, speech problems or the like since this event.

          If so, please do give them the Stroke National Helpline, 0303 3033 100, to call as a point of contact for support with any new challenges they may be encountering and to link them in with professional services if possible.

Best wishes

Sonya,  sonya.webb@stroke.org.uk


      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!


 Marwood - a fond encounter with a rural Devon parish

Residents in Marwood may remember Anna- Louise who, while living in Guineaford, wrote a book 'Marwood - a fond encounter with a rural Devon parish'. Residents helped Anna with the research and provided old photographs and when it was published many of us bought the book so we could read about the history of our own houses. Anna has since moved on but has very kindly donated several new copies of the book for the Fabric Committee to sell in aid of Marwood Church funds. So if you didn't buy it first time round or you have moved into the parish of Marwood since 2011 this is your opportunity to buy a copy. They are £14.99 each and are available from Angela  on 01271 376744.

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