Parish News

News items concerning the Parish Council and the parishes of Chittlehamholt and Satterleigh & Warkleigh


 

The North Devon Biosphere in partnership with Orchards Live and supported by the Devon County Council locality grants scheme and the National Lottery Heritage Fund (as part of the Pledge for Nature project) are offering small grants towards the creation and management of community orchards.

Ash dieback is a disease affecting ash trees in our countryside and towns. It threatens to wipe out over 90% of Britain’s native ash species and is likely to cause safety issues that need to be managed by landowners in high-risk areas.

Devon’s householders have the chance to help save the planet and save money by joining Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar panel group-buying scheme.

Many potholes in our roads have been repaired over recent months – please do keep reporting these.  If you don’t wish to do this online just let a Parish Councillor know. You can find contact details for your Parish Councillors here or ask at the Village Shop if you are not sure how to make contact.

As previously reported, because of information received from the Council’s insurers, a decision was made to prevent use of the play equipment, which was extended to the entire playing field because of the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions.  

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.

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.