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Welcome to the official website for West Down Parish Council

West Down Parish is situated in North Devon. The Parish Council meets in West Down Parish Hall on the first Wednesday in the month at 7.30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings.

Notice of Public Rights - Accounts 2021-22 (as yet unaudited by the External Auditor)

Please see the attached file for the Notice of Public Rights giving members of the public the right to view the accounts. Please also see the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements under Financial Documents.

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9th June 2022

West Down Community Park

West Down Community Park

West Down Parish Council were delighted to work in collaboration with the West Down Community Park to apply for funding from North Devon Council's Climate & Environmental Grant. West Down Parish Council received in excess of £3,000.00 to support projects in the Park.

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Jubilee Tree

Jubilee Tree

A native Oak tree was planted in the Community Park by West Down Village Green Field Association to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (Queen's Green Canopy). West Down Parish Council applied for funding for a commemorative plaque from Devon County Council which was supported by County Councillor Andrea Davis.

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Please see attached Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor at West Down Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Roy Drew.

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9th June 2022

Next Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 6 July 2022

The Parish Council meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in West Down Parish Hall.

The public and press are cordially invited to be present.

Warning to dog owners - adders have been sighted.

If you think your dog has been bitten by an Adder, take it to a vet as quickly as possible. The sooner your dog sees a vet, the better their chances of making a full recovery.Carry your dog to reduce the spread of the Adder’s venom around your dog’s body.Bathe the wound in cold water to help control the swelling.Keep your dog warm, but not too warm, and quiet as you transport it to the vet.Don’t attempt any first aid as this can do more harm than good.If you don’t see the incident, sympt

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Dog Warden Visits

Dear Residents and Visitors

After continued reports and concerns of Dog Waste being left on the Public Highway, Community Field and other green areas it has become necessary to ask the Dog Warden Service from the Local Council to help.

The Dog Warden will visit the Village on a regular basis to check areas of concern.

Your assistance in keeping the Village clean is appreciated.

Kind regards
West Down Parish Council.

Ash dieback

Ash die-back is becoming increasingly prevalent and landowners are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure public safety. Dead or diseased trees need to be removed or made safe where they could fall across roads or pathways. Advice and information can be found at the link below.

Devon County Council - Ash dieback

Parish Council Cleanup

Parish Council Cleanup

Once again the Parish Council is going around the village and doing some clearing up.

This has included picking up litter, but Councillor Sue Ayre has really gone beyond the call of duty by tackling the litter bin by Pulland Bridge. Sadly, this has been used to deposit bags of dog excrement, even though there is a bin specifically for these just 50 yards away on the ‘triangle’.

Sue removed 204 such bags from in and around the bin, cleaned the bin and put in a new bag. She has put up a notice reminding people that the bin is for litter and not dog excrement and it is hoped that this will do the trick as we cannot expect the staff who empty the litter bin to empty it when it contains waste of this nature.

We live in a lovely village and it is in everyone’s interest to keep it that way so it is important that we all do our bit.
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