NEWS 2019

Marwood School


All at School are very much looking forward to the Spring, warmer weather and to enjoying learning on the school site. The running course around the field has really made a difference to keeping children active and as ever all here are grateful to the volunteers who make the extra effort to enhance Marwood School.

Volunteering at school

We have special events coming up when we would like members of the local community to get involved in the school. The first is Science Week 11th to 15th March.

Mrs Cove and Mrs Cohen are planning a fun week of science activities. We would like to invite anyone with an interest or background in science to come and share their thoughts, skills or expertise. We have been very fortunate and grateful in the past for parents who have volunteered and the children loved their experiences. How you get involved is up to you, perhaps an assembly or just a chat with small groups or one class. Mrs Cohen is very happy to help accommodate whatever you wish to do. Please get in touch with either at school Wednesday to Friday or 

Many thanks in advance.


Do you have a spare hour at Lunchtime 12:00 – 1:00?  There is an opportunity at Marwood School to get involved as a Meal Time Assistant, supervising meals in the hall and children’s play outside. This could be as an ad hoc arrangement or on a regular timetable. Safeguarding checks would be undertaken. Please contact the school office, 01271 850395.

Governor Vacancy

Marwood School has a vacancy for a co-opted governor to sit on our governing body. This is a very interesting time to be involved in education and being a governor is a very rewarding voluntary position. Safeguarding checks would be undertaken for any new governor and there are criteria available from the school office. Please contact for further details.

Friends of CHSW

meeting at Church Orchard, next to Marwood Church, Monday March 18th at 7.30pm.

                                                All welcome.



Are there people in the village unable to rent or buy a home? Have people had to move away from the village to find an affordable home?


The Parish Council has been working with North Devon Council and the Rural Alliance, which is an alliance of 11 parishes in the area, to look at housing need in these parishes and to canvass the views of local people on current and future housing in the area.

     The best way to identify the exact requirements is to carry out a Parish Housing Needs Survey. This is being done with 8 other parishes who form the Rural Alliance.

      In April we will be posting a survey form to every home in the parish.

      It is really important that as many households as possible complete and return the form so that the Parish Council can be given as comprehensive picture as possible of housing need. The figures obtained will help them to plan for the future and ensure that the correct number and size of homes are built in the parish for local people.

      The survey is being administered by the Rural Housing Enabler at Devon Communities Together, which is an independent organisation. They will process the information and all personal details will remain confidential. No individual will be able to be identified from the survey report.

     If you know someone who has moved from Marwood because they cannot  afford accommodation then they can also complete the form. Extra forms can be obtained from Janice Alexander at Devon Communities Together on 01392 248919 Ext 7122 or email Anyone needing any help with the form should also contact Janice for assistance.

     If you believe you are in need of affordable housing, you should register with Devon Home Choice at



The first Marwood Cream Tea will be held on 31st March 2pm-5pm in the Church Hall. See website for all 2019 dates and information

Coffee Morning in aid of ChemoHero


Box      Boxes  are filled with treats and practical items, and given to patients on their first visit to the Seamoor Unit (NDDH) for intravenous chemotherapy.


Truly an act of kindness at a worrying time!

More information at

    Saturday 6th April  10.00am – 12.00noon at Muddiford URC


Please come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some refreshments to support this worthy local cause.



Come see how your money is being spent by


                                                                You are invited to our AGM

                                                                   On Tuesday 9th April 2019

                                      AT West Down Village Hall                                Start 7.30pm

                                 (Light refreshments & meet the directors from 7pm)

                                                                         All Welcome

We are looking for a New Director & New members. Would you like to help give money to your

community? Visit our website or email us for more information on   (Existing members may vote)


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