Cheriton Bishop is a village on the edge of Dartmoor situated just off the A30 trunk road which used to run through the centre of the village. It is mainly in the Mid Devon District Council area but part is in Dartmoor National Park.
Our village has a very active community with activities taking place in the Village Hall and the smaller Spalding Hall. There is a free monthly Newsletter providing details of everything that is going on in the village. There are numerous village organisations catering for every sort of activity, indoors and out.
We have Checkers Village Shop and Post Office, a doctors' surgery, a Primary School and Pre School also the Old Thatch Inn and Woodleigh Coach House cafe. Acorn Community Support provides transport and assistance.
If there is a flag flying it is to mark either a national or local event taking place. Check your newsletter for the latest news.
Devon County Council's Coronavirus in Devon webpages contain up to date information and advice on Coronavirus in Devon, including a symptoms checker and how to get a test.
MDDC is providing support for residents through the Community Support Hub. If you need support fill out the online form or call them on 01884 234387. Also see their Support for Communities and Businesses webpage for more information.
Local help is also available if you are self-isolating and feeling lonely or need assistance with collecting prescriptions or shopping. The village shop is operating its phone in and order/pay service and people can then collect for those isolating or extremely vulnerable. If you need help and have no-one to collect for you call Emma Benjamin on 01647 24848 so that she can pair you up with a volunteer.
MDDC is offering support for residents experiencing financial hardship (eg food, essential travel or fuel) because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit their Covid 19 Local Support Fund page for more information or call 01884 234387
If you need help to get to a hospital appointment or your Covid-19 vaccination appointment during lockdown the Voluntary Car Scheme may be able to help. The Travel Devon website may also provide useful information.
You will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. Census day will be 21 March but you should receive an informative letter in early March. Please take part. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey and has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941. The census website has more information.
Next Meeting of the Parish Council - Monday 8th March at 1930 on Zoom - the Agenda will be on the website a few days before the meeting.