Berrynarbor Parish Council

Parish Clerk: Victoria Woodhouse, Firstone, Yarnscombe, Barnstaple EX31 3LW

Tel: 07815 665215

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Berrynabor Dog Show a Success

The Berrynarbor Parish Council dog show was held on Sunday 1st July 2018 and despite the torrential rain there was an amazing turnout of people a total of £222 was raised to support the Berrynarbor Newsletter.  Thanks must be given to Councillor Mrs Sian Barten for organising the event, Councillor Mrs Julia Fairchild who did a sterling job of organising and stewarding on the day in the pouring rain and our esteemed judge Mrs Yvette Gubb who did the most amazing job of judging and we are truly grateful to her for coming out in such awful weather and undertaking the task with her usual good humour and charm.  Jennifer Barten also judged two classes and thanks must be extended to her too.  The Parish Council hopes to hold an annual dog show for a different cause each year and hopes to build on this success.

 

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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

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.

Latest News

New Village Signs - The Parish Council is pleased to report that the new Village Signs have been installed at the three main entrances to Berrynarbor.  The Parish Council would like to thank all those involved in the project with a special thank you to Cllr Miss Andrea Davies and The AONB for funding towards the project, the landowners who have agreed for the signs to be installed upon their land and Mr and Mrs Richards for the donation towards the creation of the stone planter at the Barton Lane entrance which will be planted and maintained by Berrynarbor in Bloom.   

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Do you have a highway problem?  You can report any highway issues via the following link https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/

Tesco Bags of Help  The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded £1,000 towards the replacement of the the bus shelter on the A399 project.  Thank you to everyone that voted.

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.

Click Here for Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and East Down Police Newsletter September 2018

Please help us to maintain Hedgerows throughout the Parish - Click Here

 

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 - £500

Berry In Bloom - £500

North Devon Record Office - £50

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