NEWS AND INFORMATION IN MARWOOD AND BEYOND, 2021


Dear All,

 Things are beginning to open up! The Muddiford Inn opened on the 12th April and please see Marwood Hill Gardens website for opening times.  The Muddiford URC Plant Sale is online again this year and please see opposite for all information about what is for sale. 

     Thank you to all who are regularly picking up litter! I really don't know of anyone who actually drops litter but the verges show a very different picture when you drive, cycle or walk between our hamlets and towards Barnstaple or the coast. There is a lot of supporting literature on the Council Websites for group litter picking, but the risks can only be assessed and taken by individuals on our roads.  If you can help please do, but take care.
      Finally, Nick Adams, our regular postman of many years, who delivers on the Muddiford and Milltown side of the parish, is retiring at the end of next week. He has been a brilliant support to our community and we thank him for all he has done.
      With best wishes, June Tamlyn and the Marwood Matters Team

PLANT SALE  Muddiford United Reformed Church are having their plant sale again this year but because of the Covid-19 restrictions it will be done online as last year. The plants will be ready from mid-May when Gary will deliver to the door step. Anyone wishing to order some plants please call Gary and Penny on 01271 850365 or by email g.balment52@btinternet.com. 

LIST OF PLANTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Marigold- Bonanza     Fibrous begonia- organdy mixed

Cosmos- sonata     Dragon Wings

All the above are £2.50 for 6 or 50p for 1

 Non-stop begonia mixed £1 each   Salvia- Amistrad £1.50 each

Pinks 50p each

 Rhodochiton- this is an annual climber also known as Purple Bells or Chillian Bell vine. £5 each

 

MOBILE LIBRARY

 Our next visit will be on Tuesday 20th April at your usual time:

 Marwood Church   14:10 - 14:40

      Please note that the return of the mobile library service is subject to the Government roadmap going forward as planned. If we go into another lockdown the level of service we can offer may change again.

      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

 

 

 EXHIBITION

MARWOOD PAST AND PRESENT during August 

(if Covid allows)

Displays of historical records, photos and 

information on current life in Marwood.

Margaret Greenslade tel.01271 372065     

         



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.

   


                                                      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 katiestanway@hotmail.co.uk

 


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.  PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR CAN OFFER HELP. If you want a monthly email alert of news around the parish just CONTACT US.  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 

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!

https://www.marwood.devon.sch.uk/school-community/newsletter/ 

 

For information about our  1st Marwood Scout Group CLICK HERE

 

 

 



Local Food, Beer &Plants!


Opens April 12th - for up to date information about 

THE MUDDIFORD INN please contact  info@muddifordinn.co.uk 

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

enquiries@localfarmbox.co.uk or 01271 869191 

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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 – tonythebutcher240712@outlook.com  or mobile 07840928243

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

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Marwood Hill Garden - Open Easter Weekend

Visit the website  or phone for  details  01271 342528;   www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk


CLICK HERE FOR ALL OTHER LOCAL ADVERTS. Contact us if you would like to place an advert on the Website 

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