The Council is pleased to announce that it has received a further grant of £1,100 from Devon County Council towards its programme of highway maintenance. 

The Chittlehamholt Community Shop is in need of more volunteers in order to maintain its opening hours. Can you help?

North Devon Council has set up a recycling facility for empty crisp packets. You can take your empty packets for recycling at a collection point in Lynton House, Barnstaple.

The Council has determined that the Willow House on the Launds Playing Field is no longer an attractive feature and is therefore considering its removal.

The Citizen's Advice Bureau is experiencing an increased level of enquiries, while simultaneously seeing a reduction in Local Authority funding.

Landowners are reminded to check that where trees on their land overhang the highways these are not causing any obstruction. The minimum clearance for trees overhanging the highway is 5.2m (17 feet). Devon County Council guidelines on hedge and tree maintenance can be found here.

The Council would like to thank parishioners who contributed to the parish survey, the results of which were discussed at its meeting on 29th October 2018.

In addition to the installation of the Air Ambulance Night Landing site on Launds Playing Field, the Parish Council has recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is deployed in the entrance to the Village Hall. In order to make best use of this facility, the Council is providing training for parishioners in the use of the AED and associated resuscitation techniques.

Over the past two years, parishioners have raised concerns regarding the speed of traffic in the parishes.  In response to these concerns, the Council arranged for covert speed monitoring to be carried out over a number of weeks during the summer. 

The Council has produced an explanatory document which introduces its complaints policy and explains the Council's responsibilities under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

The Council has recently been undertaking a programme of verge ploughing. The removal of soil and debris from the roads may have resulted in the exposure of previously-hidden potholes.