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In Brief

In Brief

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.

Venue for meetings

The venue for Parish Council meetings is now as notified on this poster:

Martyn Isaac, 20th June 2022

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 7th May 2021, calls for evidence regarding online local authority meetings.

From Martyn Isaac. Last update 7th May 2021

Features of our website

The features which this website offers include:

  • 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")