Work Starting on new mini-ramp at the Jubilee Field Skatepark

Work will start this Wednesday 12th June to replace the old skate ramps in Jubilee Field with a new concrete mini-ramp. The work will take around a month to complete. Access to the footpath will be maintained other than for short periods when deliveries or removal of waste take place. The contractor has also been asked to ensure that access to the footpath and school drive is maintained during school drop off and pick up times. The new ramp will compliment the popular pump track constructed last year.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

Following the resignation of Jack Hughes, there is now a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Please click on the link below for the Notice of Vacancy.

https://willand-pc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Notice-of-Vacancy-Willand-May-2024-1.pdf

Vacancies on Willand Parish Council – May 2024

A Parish Council plays a vital part in representing the interests of the communities it serves. Following a recent resignation there are currently THREE vacancies on Willand Parish Council. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk by email: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk or call 07920 014407.

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Mid Devon will go to the polls on 2 May and vote for the next Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner. See the following notice of election: https://willand-pc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/PCC-Notice-of-election.pdf

Annual Parish Meeting 14th March 2024

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 14 March 2024. See following page for the agenda, the Chair of the Parish Council’s report and local group reports, which will be uploaded as received. https://willand-pc.org.uk/information/annual-meetings/

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

Following the resignation of John Sellick, there is now a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Please click on the link below for the Notice of Vacancy.

https://willand-pc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Notice_of_Vacancy-Willand-Dec-2023.pdf

Vacancies on Willand Parish Council – December 2023

A Parish Council  plays a vital part in representing the interests of the communities it serves. There are currently two vacancies on Willand Parish Council. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk by email: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk or call 07920 014407.

Wain Homes Development to the West of the B3181

Wain Homes will be making a presentation to Full Council on the 12th October in the Club Room at the Village Hall on their proposed development to the west of the B3181. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the presentation is early on in the agenda. All Council meetings are open to the Public. As room capacity is limited, it would be helpful if you let the Parish Clerk know by email to: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk, if you will be attending. The agenda can be found at: Agendas – Willand Parish Council (willand-pc.org.uk)

Pump Track

The Pump track has been opened to all since Friday, 8th September. It is for all ages and abilities. Please be mindful of others, especially the younger children, and take your turn. Please read the safety notice. Please throw your rubbish in the bins or take it home with you. Enjoy the track safely and responsibly.

Contract Opportunity – Skate Park, Jubilee Field, Willand, EX15

The Council is looking to appoint a contractor to replace the existing Skatepark at Jubilee Field, Willand with a concrete Mini-Ramp.

The work will include:

  • Dismantling, removing and disposing of the existing prefabricated metal ramps
  • Replacement of existing ramps with a new concrete mini-ramp
  • All required ground works
  • Security of the site during the work
  • Re-instatement of surrounding area on completion of work

We hope to award the contract in the Autumn with work to commence by Spring 2024.

A full specification and contractor questionnaire can be obtained from the Parish Clerk, Debbie Bird, by email: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk or by calling 07920 014407.

All quotes to be sent, along with the completed contractor questionnaire, to the Clerk by email, as above, or posted to 16 Tudor Grove, Cullompton, EX15 1XG. Quotes to be received by no later than Midday (12 p.m.) on Thursday 5th October 2023.

All technical queries should be addressed to Tim Ruck by email: skateparkconsultant@gmail.com or by calling 07973 235837.

Would you like to be a voice for your community?

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor? There are currently 5 vacancies on the Parish Council. If you’d like to know more about the role or would like to apply for co-option as Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk either by email to: clerk@willand-pc-org.uk or by calling 07920 014407

JUBILEE FIELD – NEW PUMP TRACK WORK TO START ON THE 9TH AUGUST

Work to replace the existing BMX track with a surfaced Pump Track will commence next week on Wednesday the 9th August. The area will be closed to the public and fenced off throughout the duration the work. Access to the footpath will be maintained, except for short periods, if needed for safety reasons. We hope you will enjoy the new facilities once complete. If you have any questions during the work, please contact the Clerk, Debbie Bird, clerk@willand-pc.org.uk or 07920 014407

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Come and see us to talk about the Neighbourhood Plan

We will be at the Health and Community Centre Coffee Morning on Thursday 6th July between 10 a.m. and midday if you would like to come and talk to us about the Neighbourhood Plan. If you can’t make it we will also be at the Coffee Mornings on Tuesday 18th July, Thursday 3rd August and Tuesday 15th August. If an evening suits you better you can come and see us at the Village Hall between 7 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday 25th July and Tuesday 8th August.

Events Poster

You can view our Neighbourhood Plan page and leave your comments at: Willand Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Consultation

Willand Parish Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and we have reached the pre-submission consultation phase. The consultation will be open for responses until the 20th August. You can read the proposed plan on our Neighbourhood Planning page and make your comments using the link on the page. There will also be a series of consultation events, which will be advertised on posters around the village and on our Facebook page.

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CHESTNUT DRIVE PLAY AREA, FROM MONDAY 12 JUNE, FOR REFURBISHMENT

The Parish Council has been planning to refurbish the play area in Chestnut Drive,

with a new safety surface and new play equipment.

This notice is to inform members of the public that the installers will be arriving on site

at 9.30 am on Monday 12 June to begin the work.

This means that the play area will be CLOSED on Monday until further notice.

We hope you will enjoy the new facilities when the play area re-opens.

VACANCIES ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

As a result of the recent 2023 Local Elections process, there will be 4 vacancies on Willand Parish Council after 4 May 2023. If you are interested in finding out more about the role or would like to apply to be considered for co-option as Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk via email to: clerk@willand-pc-org.uk or by calling 07920 014407.

CHESTNUT DRIVE: PLAY AREA REFURBISHMENT POSTPONED

The Parish Council has been planning to refurbish the play area in Chestnut Drive, with a new safety surface and new play equipment. This Notice is to inform members of the public that it has been necessary to postpone the commencement of this work for the time being and so the play area will remain open as normal. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you have any questions.

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NOTICES OF ELECTION

Notices of Election for Mid Devon District Councillors (Lower Culm is the Ward which covers Willand) and Town/Parish Councillors (twelve to be elected in the Willand Parish) have been published as at 17 March 2023 by the Mid Devon Returning Officer and can be accessed via the links below.

Notice of Election – District

Notice of Election – Parish

Candidate nominations for district and parish elections can be received at Mid Devon District Council Offices between Monday 20 March and Tuesday 4 April, on weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Prospective candidates are encouraged to hand their nominations in as early as possible, allowing them time for them to re-submit their paperwork if there is a problem with it. Please see the MDDC 2023 Elections website for further information: 2023 Elections – MIDDEVON.GOV.UK

YOUR “WILLAND MAGAZINE” NEEDS YOU!

The bi-monthly Willand Magazine is urgently in need of volunteers to join the team.

Help is needed with:

– Delivery and distribution, including Magazine delivery in Pear Drive, Fir Close and on the Uffculme Straight

– Production, including putting the articles, adverts and features together, dealing with contributors and the printer

– Advertising, including selling advertising space, issuing invoices, dealing with enquiries

– Editorial/administration

To offer your help or to find out more, please contact Gerri Taylor, by email to

willandparishmag@gmail.com or phone 01884 821528

SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, during the period of National Mourning, all public Parish Council Meetings have been suspended.

VACANCY ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL – closing date 30 September 2022

Willand Parish Council needs a new team member: could this be you? There is currently a Co-option space available on the Parish Council. Are you interested in representing your community and taking part in decision making, monitoring, and getting involved locally? Being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live and work.

For more information and to apply, please contact the Parish Clerk by phone on 07920014407 or by email to: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk. The closing date for applications is  Friday 30 September 2022 and the intention is to co-opt at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 13 October 2022.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 25 July 2022

Notice of Councillor vacancy 25 July 2022

WILLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA CONSULTATION
Willand Parish Council has applied to Mid Devon District Council to designate the parish area for the Neighbourhood Plan. Comments are invited about the suitability of the Parish Council’s proposed Neighbourhood Plan Area boundary and the deadline for any comments is 12 noon on Friday 21 January 2022. Please view poster using this link Poster Area Designation or visit MDDC website using this link for full details MDDC LINK

VACANCY ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL – closing date 31 December 2021

There is a Co-option space available on the Parish Council at the moment following Councillor Jason Scott’s resignation.  For more information and to apply, please contact the Parish Clerk by phone on 07920014407 or by email to: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2021 and the intention is to co-opt at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 13 January 2022.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 5 November 2021

Notice of Councillor vacancy 5 November 2021

The Parish Council accounts for the year 2020 – 2021 have been returned with a clean audit.
Residents have the right to inspect the accounts.
Further information is on the Finance page of the website.

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION RESULT
Election of a Parish Councillor for Willand
Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 13 September 2021
Notice of Uncontested Election Result Willand 13 September 2021

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF A PARISH COUNCILLOR FOR WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 2 September 2021

Notice of Election 2 September 2021

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION – ZERO CANDIDATES

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 30 July 2021

Notice of Uncontested Election – zero candidates 30 July 2021

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF A PARISH COUNCILLOR FOR WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 8 July 2021

Notice of Election 8 July 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR ON WILLAND PARISH COUNCIL

Click on the link below to read the full Notice dated 15 June 2021

Notice of Councillor vacancy 15 June 2021

The Parish Council accounts for the year 2019 – 2020 have been returned with a clean audit.

Residents have the right to inspect the accounts

Further information is on the Finance page of the website

2 Sisters site – nuisance smells and noise – take action

Residents affected by smells or noise at night from the 2 sisters site should contact the Environment Agency Pollution Hotline number and log their concerns 0800 807060. The EA can then assign this incident to the correct officer and work with the site to resolve the issue.

What to do if you witness anti social behaviour in the village 

If you witness this anti social behaviour taking place please report it to the police immediately or as soon as safely possible. Try and remember descriptions and any vehicle numbers.  Normally ring 101, or email 101_e@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

but if there is an immediate threat or danger to persons or property please dial 999.