Parish Council News

Added on Friday 13th May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations



Thursday 2nd June

Beacon on Meldon Hill to be lit at 9.45 pm.

Light Refreshments will be available.

Meet in the Square at 8.45 p.m. to walk up to the top of Meldon

Friday 3rd June

Cream Tea in Endecott House.

Everyone welcome.

3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Saturday 4th June

Coffee Morning in Endecott House plus a raffle.

10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon.

Sunday 5th June

Chagford Parish Council are holding a Picnic in the Jubilee Park for everyone at 1.30 p.m.

Please bring your own cutlery and crockery plus your picnic rug or chair. Picnic lunch will be provided and drinks will be available.

All contributions will be welcome and please bring food if you have a special diet.

Following lunch, Jubilee Medallions will be presented to all parishioners under the age of 16 on 1st September 2021.

Added on Tuesday 15th Mar 2022

Get Faster Broadband

Get Faster Broadband

The Government has said that everyone should have ‘decent’ broadband. They brought into force legislation that gives eligible UK addresses the right to request a ‘decent and affordable’ broadband connection through the BT Universal Service Obligation Scheme. The Government will contribute £3,400 per premise for fibre – irrespective of whether the premise is residential or a business.

A decent connection is defined as one that can deliver a download speed of at least 10Mbps and an upload speed of at least 1Mbps. Affordable means it doesn’t cost more than £46.40 a month.

While your fixed line broadband may have a connection speed of less than 10Mbps, if you are able to get fixed wireless or mobile broadband then you are unlikely to be eligible.

If you think you may be eligible then please use the contact form to register your interest.

Whilst the above really only applies to premises in remote locations the Government has also set a minimum target of 85% gigabit coverage by 2025. (Gigabit means 1000Mb download speeds!). In reality this means towns and cities.

However, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has been set up to help achieve superfast broadband speeds for the rural areas of Devon and Somerset which are outside of the 85% coverage. There may be grants available for premises where the download speed is less than 30Mb. These are typically for a group of premises or businesses banding together to create a community scheme.

Please get in touch with us if you want faster broadband - we need to assess the demand and the larger the groups of premises the more likely it is that a community scheme will be funded.

Added on Friday 4th Feb 2022

Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy exists on the Parish Council, due to a recent resignation, which is to be filled by co-option. The term of office will run until May 2023 when there will be Parish Council Elections.

Councillor Vacancy

If you would like to serve as a Councillor please apply, in writing to the Clerk, Tattenham, Chagford TQ13 8DQ or by email,, providing brief background details and stating why you would like to join the Council by Monday 21st February 2022.

To qualify, a person must be a British subject, aged over 18 years old and be on the electoral role, must reside in, or within 3 miles of, the Chagford Parish boundary or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein, or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

If you require further information, please contact the Clerk to the Council, or the Chairman, or use the contact form on this website.

Date 4th February 2022

Signed S. Curtis

Added on Friday 3rd Dec 2021

Christmas Waste Collections

West Devon Borough Council waste and recycling collections over Christmas 2021

Christmas Waste Collections

For information on what items can and can't be recycled see the West Devon Borough Council Recycle Christmas page.

Please note:

If you subscribe to the garden waste service, you can put your real Christmas Tree out for recycling alongside your green sacks between 10 January and 21 January 2022.

It's now even easier to recycle your food waste, as you can line your caddy with any bag or liner such as salad bags, cereal bags, bread bags or carrier bags.

Unfortunately we can't recycle cards containing glitter or plastics, or any wrapping paper.

Added on Thursday 11th Nov 2021

Consultation Follow up

Thank you to everyone who spared the time to drop into the Consultation and write their comments.

Consultation Follow up

The full report will be given at the Annual Parish Assembly in April 2022

In the meantime, all the comments will be reviewed and considered alongside the topics.

There will be small groups of Councillors and Parishioners who will explore the ways that everything can move forward.

The 20mph will require working with Highways and Devon County Council in order to reach a conclusion which is suitable for all concerned.

The Bike Stands and the reordering of the Square will need to look at insurance liability, who will pay, who will maintain and take responsibility for the projects, so there is a lot to consider.

It is evident that the Parishioners would like a Burial Ground including Woodland Burial, Natural Burial and Cremation. Initially it will be important to work with members of the Church as a suitable piece of land is difficult to find.

If you would like to be part of one of the groups, please contact the Clerk (