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In Brief

    Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 20th April 2021 at 7:00 pm in Virtual Meeting

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

Community Councillor grant applications

Dog fouling and dog bins

In Brief

    Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 20th April 2021 at 7:00 pm in Virtual Meeting

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

Community Councillor grant applications

Dog fouling and dog bins

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Welcome to the website for Tawstock, a peaceful village located within the parish of the same name beside the picturesque Taw valley in North Devon, England.

The village lies near the centre of Tawstock Parish which encompasses outlying rural villages and the newer urban areas of Sticklepath and parts of Roundswell on the edge of the ancient borough town of Barnstaple. While the population of the village is relatively small, the census of 2011 recorded 2105 residents of the parish as a whole.

Tawstock is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Barnstaple, Bishop's Tawton, Atherington, Yarnscombe, Horwood, Lovacott, Newton Tracey and Fremington.

Farming was once the mainstay of the parish which is still occupied by large expanses of fields and woodland. Today, though, its residents find employment across a wide range of sectors with agriculture accounting for just 4% of these occupations.

Title images: Tawstock Court (left) and St Peter's Church, kindly supplied by Amanda Muddimer.

Bulletins from North Devon Council

Tawstock residents might be interested to read these bulletins whch have been produded by North Devon Council. The latest, added on 25th March 2021, encourages residents and visitors to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in new litter campaign.

From Martyn Isaac. Last update 25th March 2021

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Website Guide

These are some of the things that you can do on our website:

  • Details of our councillors
  • Parish Council meeting dates (see "In Brief")
  • Parish Council agendas (when available), minutes and documents
  • Information on key aspects of our village (see "About Tawstock")
  • Links to community information and to useful external sites (under "In Brief")

News

1st Mar 2021

Regeneration of open space off Elizabeth Drive

To create a thriving habitat for birds and wildlife including our hedgehogs & insects in our trees and hedgerows, we have put this plan in place:

Step 1. To cut back all dying, dead, & diseased plants within the park.
Step 2. We are re-planting 360 hedge plants over the banking areas and planting 30 new established trees.
Step 3. To create 2 wildlife & insect areas.


This plan of action will be evolving over the following months.