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.
The Parish Council is pleased to be able to support local groups with grants and donations and so far this year has awarded:
Royal British Legion Wreath Donation - £22.50
Citizens Advice Bureau - £50.00
Berrynarbor Pre-school - £500.00 towards Early Talk Boost Pack
Berry in Bloom - £500.00
Berrynarbor Newsletter - £250.00
Berrynarbor Pre-school - £100.00 towards an outdoor blackboard.
Berrynarbor Newsletter - £500
Berry In Bloom - £500
North Devon Record Office - £50
Citizen Advice - £50
Royal British Legion, Poppy Appeal - £50
Click on Privacy Notice to see Berrynarbor Parish Council Privacy Notice
The Law that allowed Parish Councils to hold remote meetings ended on 7th May 2021. This council is therefore returning to face to face meetings within current Covid guidelines at The Manor Hall. There will also still be a zoom link provided for meetings from June.
It is bonfire season again and on occasion they can be a significant nuisance in your neighbourhood. If you do wish to have a bonfire please consider your neighbours. Please ensure you are following correct guidelines and click on bonfire guidance North Devon Council for more information.
Click on information on drainage to see the Devon County Council summary on draining responsibilities
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/
Click on maintain Hedgerows and support wildlife throughout the Parish
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 holds 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.