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Picture of flag flying in Cheriton Bishop

New Councillors Needed

We are looking for 2 new Parish Councillors to bring the team up to 8 in total.  The closing date for applications is 22nd January 2021.  Read the Notice of Co-option for more information and email the clerk to apply.  If you would like to know more about the work of a Parish Council read What is a Parish Council?.  You could also have a chat with one of the Councillors - their contact details are on our Your Councillors page.


Useful Links

Cheriton Bishop Website

Mid Devon District Council

Devon County Council

Dartmoor National Park

Report Fly Tipping

Report a problem with roads/drainage

Map of Cheriton Bishop Parish 


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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 

 Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)  - Poultry and other Captive Birds

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the whole of England effective from 5pm on 11 November 2020.  All poultry keepers in England (whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions.  If you keep poultry (including gamebirds or pet birds) or other captive birds, you must act now to reduce the risk of disease in your flock by following the relevant biosecurity measures required within the AIPZ.  Your stock needs to be feed and watered under cover to prevent contamination from wild birds.

For more guidance please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77)


Public Health England advises that the risk to the public’s health is very low. Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that on the basis of the current scientific evidence, avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for UK consumers

Avian influenza is unconnected with coronavirus (COVID-19).


Next Meeting of the Parish Council - Monday 14th December 1930 on Zoom - the Agenda will be on the website and the village noticeboard a few days before the meeting.