SEEKING A NEW COUNCILLOR!
Do you have a few hours to spare each month and would you like to do more for your community? Why not consider becoming a Parish Councillor. Here is more information and details of how to apply.
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.
Also see their Support for Communities and Businesses webpage for more information.
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.
MDDC is conducting a review of all parishes in Mid Devon. Amongst other things they will be looking at parish boundaries, whether development means parishes should be changed and electoral arrangements. Here is a link to more information and telling you how you can comment. All residents are invited to give MDDC their views.
The next Parish Council meeting will be at 1900 at the Spalding Hall on Monday 14th February. The agenda will be on the website under Agenda & Minutes a few days before the meeting. All those who attend the meeting are asked to use the hand sanitiser on entering, wear facemasks when appropriate and observe social distancing.