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Berrynarbor Parish Council
The village of Berrynarbor

Welcome to the Berrynarbor Parish Council Website

Berrynarbor Parish Council would like to express the great sadness of the council and parish of Berrynarbor at the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

In response to the Royal Family’s wishes for us all to express our condolences in the safest possible way, there will not be a formal tribute area for flowers. The Royal Family has suggested that people may wish to make a donation to a charity of their choice or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes. Here is a link to the National Book of Condolence should parishioners wish to share their respects.

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

6th May 2021

View the Notice of Election for Berrynarbor Parish Council here

View the Notice of Election for Devon County Council here

View the Notice of Election for Police and Crime Commissioner here

 

COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION

 

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Click on list of suppliers delivering to Berrynarbor

Click on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to know more

Click on Universal Credit for more information on the financial support available

Click on Cybercrime for latest advice

Click on Community Support for the Northern Devon Hub information

Click on Business support & Grants for more information

Click on latest Waste and Recycling for more information

For more information on  Devon County Council please click on the links below:

Travel and Public Transport

Public Rights of Way information

Free online learning with Learn Devon

Government latest advice


Parish Council Meetings

the Law has been changed to enable Parish Council's to hold remote meetings Agendas will be published on the meeting page with instructions on how you can attend.

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.

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:

2019

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.

2018

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

Council Meetings

The next Council meeting will now be held on 27th April 2021. The agenda will be published on Wednesday 21st April.

Bonfires

 If you do wish to have a bonfire please consider your neighbours. Click on bonfire guidance North Devon Council for more information.Avian Influenza

There has been a number of Avian Influenza cases in the UK, one of which is in Devon. This has resulted in a National Protection Zone being put in place for all poultry keepers, including those who only keep a few birds in their back yard. Click on the Defra information leaflet for guidance.

Neighbourhood Policing

Click on the Police Newsletter March for more information on Neighbourhood Policing.

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.


Local Council Award Scheme Foundation