Remember to check the 'Local Events' page for events ocurring in the village.

7th December 2018 - The Parish Council has received notification that Mill Road, Beaford, will be closed for parapet repairs from 14thJanuary 2019 for a maximum of 21 days. Click here to see the official notice, and the designated diversion route.

13th November 2018 - Parish Clerk Vacancy

Merton Parish Council seeks an organised, independent and adaptable individual to work from home and attend bi-monthly meetings in Merton on a Monday evening as Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council.

The role is varied and interesting, but mainly administrative and so confidence using Word, Excel, Outlook (Email) and social media will be essential. The ability to communicate well, take accurate minutes of meetings, prepare and monitor budgets, manage the Council’s finances and assets, are key aspects of the Clerk’s role. Other skills such as writing funding bids, knowledge of the planning system and experience in dealing with the public would be a great advantage, although there will be training courses available to help with any skills gaps for the right applicant.

It is important you have access to the internet at home; a laptop and a printer will be provided.

Merton Parish Council meets 6 times per year (with the occasional additional Planning Meeting if required). The post is for twelve hours per month salary at £10.30 per hour.

If you wish to apply or seek further information please email the Clerk at

Closing Date for Applications is Friday 14th December 2018

13th November 2018 - The Parish Council has been informed that Western Power will be replacing the telegraph poles and electricty supply cable in the village in February 2019. All households affected should receive notification from them.

20th April 2018 - The Parish Council has received some interesting information about recycling lids and caps on plastic and glass bottles and jars. You can see the full information by clicking here.

  Torridge District Neighbourhood Watch.

Torridge NHW covers the areas of Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington and we are proud that it is one of the safest places in England and Wales. Our aim is to help the police to keep it as a very low crime area by “increasing the awareness of crime without increasing the fear of crime”. The public plays a vital role in helping the police to reduce crime and NHW is a popular way for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved. It is a proven fact that neighbourhoods covered by a Watch scheme tend to be less likely to become victims of burglary and other crimes. Watch schemes can vary in size from just two or three residents up to several dozen on an estate or block of flats and the schemes help to foster neighbourliness and community spirit which go towards building better communities.

For further information and contacts please look at our website at: (opens in a new window) or call Tom Carrick, our chairman, on 01237 474031

26th January 2017 - The Parish Council has received a leaflet from the Devon Communities Resiliance Forum, with suggestions for dealing with emergencies. You can view the leaflet by clicking here. (Opens in a new window).

9th July 2014 - The Parish Council has just received notification of a service for cancer patients who need to travel to North Devon District Hospital. Click here to see the poster. (Opens in a new window).