Parish News

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


The Parish Council has been kept informed about the activities of the Group which it sponsored.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who co-ordinated or actively delivered medicines and/or food supplies to those parishioners during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Let us hope this group will not need to be resurrected any time soon!   

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.

Warkleigh now has its own defibrillator thanks to successful bids for its funding from Devon County and North Devon Councils as well as a generous contribution to the overall cost from the British Heart Foundation.  

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.  

Roads designated for phase 2 of the highway maintenance work have now been agreed.

Parishioners in Satterleigh and Warkleigh will be pleased to hear that the Parish notice board at Hilltown Cross has been reinstated.

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. 

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.

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