Tesco Bags of Help The Parish Council has been successful with an application to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and our project, which is to replace the old bus shelter along the A399, is up for a customer vote in the Ilfracombe store during November and December 2017. Please help the Parish Council to achieve this project by voting for us in store with your tokens, voting is open until the 1st January 2018.
Flag Design Competition The Parish Council would like to thank all the younger members of the community that took part in the Flag Design Competition, there were a number of creative designs and the Parish Council found it very difficult to chose a winner. However, after much consideration, a winner has been chosen who will have their design printed onto a flag and presented to them in the near future.
Council Achieves Award Berrynarbor Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. The Scheme highlights that not only does the council meet the requirements for operating lawfully it also goes beyond its legal obligations, leading its community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop further. The achievement confirms that Berrynarbor Parish Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Click Here for full Press Release.
Notice of Conclusion of Audit Click Here
Click Here for Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and East Down Police Newsletter December 2017
Please help us to maintain Hedgerows throughout the Parish - Click Here
The village of Berrynarbor, surrounded by steeply wooded valleys, lies in the West Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. The village has won many Britain in Bloom Awards and Best Kept Village Competitions.
The village has a Parish Church, a Primary School, a Community Shop and Post Office and two public houses. It is a popular destination for tourists and there are many premises in the village offering accommodation for tourists as well as tea rooms and campsites in the Parish.
There are two children’s Play Areas. One for smaller children next to the Manor Hall adjacent to the Manor Hall car park, and another suitable for 6 – 14 year olds in the Playing Field off of Pitt Hill. A dedicated dog walking area is accessed off the entrance to the Playing Field. A Quiet Garden, known as ‘Claude’s Garden’ can be reached from Barton Lane.
St Peter’s Church, in the village of Berrynarbor, has a 15th century tower, a 17th century lychgate and a Norman font.
A stream runs through the picturesque Sterridge Valley and out into the Bristol Channel.
Watermouth is within the Parish and has a sheltered harbour directly beneath Watermouth Castle (a Grade II listed country house). Watermouth Castle was built in the 19th century by the Bassett family who were Lords of the Manor. Prior to that, in the 17th Century, the Berrie family were Lords of the Manor, and at that time the Manor was called 'Berrie Nerbert'. The Castle is now a popular holiday attraction.
Grants Awarded The Parish Council is pleased to be able to support local groups with grants and donations and so far this year has awarded:
Berrynarbor Newsletter - £1,000
Berry In Bloom - Stone Planter
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - £25
Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon Citizens' Advice - £50