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

30th October 2019 - On Monday November 11th, Merton school will be holding a Remembrance celebration at 2:30 p.m. The event will include sowing poppy seeds, followed by tea and cakes. The event is open to everyone in the community, so please come along and support our children.

30th October 2019 - The Parish Council has received notification that, in addition to the night-time closures detailed below, the A3124 through Beaford will be closed at night between the 12th and 18th November for patching works, and again between the 19th and the 26th for resurfacing works. The signed diversion route will be through Merton.

6th September 2019 - The Parish Council has received notification that the A3124 through Beaford will be fully closed from the 21st October 2019 for 2 weeks. In addition, there will be night-time closures between 18:00 and 07:30 from the 7th November for 1 week. This will no doubt result in increased traffic through Merton.

17th July 2019 - The Parish Council has received notification that Devon County Council has launched a new initiative to encourage anyone with ash trees on their land to check for ash dieback.

You can see the campaign details on the DCC web site here.

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).