Upcoming Events

11 Dec
Wed 9:30 am - 11:00 am
11 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12 Dec
Women's Institute, Allardice Hall
Thu 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
16 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Mon 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
16 Dec
16 Dec
Christmas Bingo
Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Dec
Wed 9:30 am - 11:00 am
18 Dec
Nativity Live in the Barn
Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Welcome to Parkham Parish

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Welcome to Parkham. Moving south from the sea the parish includes the hamlets and villages of Northway, Horns Cross, Foxdown, Hoops, Newhaven, Goldsworthy, Parkham Ash and Broad Parkham. The parish consists of approximately 830 people and 300 dwellings.












Please send letter or email of application to:


Mrs Sue Squire, Parish Clerk, Haxlea, 2 Threeways, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, EX31 4TG or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you would like to have further details of what is involved, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk.


Sue Squire

Parish Clerk

01598 710526


Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Allardice Hall, Parkham

The Parish has been gifted an area of Public Open Space as a condition of the planning permission for the Hawkcan View Development.

It has been agreed that the Allardice Hall Committee will lease this land from the Parkham Parish Council in order to manage it on behalf of the Parish. The Trustees are now inviting you to come to an open meeting to discuss how we could develop the area to the best advantage for the whole community.

This is a really exciting opportunity for the Parish and we hope you will come along and contribute your ideas.

There is a plan showing the extent of the land on the reverse side of this invitation.

If you are unable to attend or would prefer to make your suggestion less publicly then please feel free to speak to one of the following Hall Trustees prior to the meeting: -

Hall Trustee

Phone number


Richard Brooke

01237 451996

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Nick Day

01237 451871

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Emma Beer

01237 451221

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Parish council meeting in brief

Notes from Parkham Parish Couin the Allardice Hall.ncil Meeting held on Monday, 14 October 2019 

 Present: Cllrs Bridger (Chairman), Brooke, Dack, Heywood, Lang, Slee, Stevens, Wileman.County Cllr Inch. 3 members of the public.

The Chairman spoke about the standard of conduct where at the previous meeting it was below standard of what is expected.

Representations from the public. 
Letter regarding acquisition of European Protected Species Licence in
connection with the Penhaven Hotel. To be referred to Torridge District
Representations regarding Footpath No. 25 as being overgrown. The Clerk
had dealt with this between meetings liaising with the DCC Public Rights of
Way Officer.
Apologies:  District Cllrs Mrs Dart and Harding.
Letters of resignation from former Cllrs Pincombe and Kerby were read. The
Clerk explained the vacancy procedure.
Planning Application. 
Prior notification for the change of use of agricultural
building to 2 no. dwellings under Class Q and associated operational
development – barns at Broad Parkham, Parkham. Cllr Lang declared a prejudicial Interest and left the room. It was resolved to reply that the Parish Council had no objections.
 Planning Committee.
 Meeting to be arranged regarding the Barton Road application, the details of which had been received on the day of the meeting.
The architect of the Melbury Road application to be invited to the meeting to speak about the application.
Hawkan View.
TDC’s legal team to be requested to prepare the Lease which they had offered to do free of charge. There is a consultation meeting with the community on 10/12/19. The Parish’s preferred name for the development had been approved, being Stanley Court.
Balances were given and budgetary figures circulated. Cllrs agreed a donation of £200 for the Citizens Advice. Payments were approved.
The insurance policy had been renewed. The second tranche of the 2019/20
Precept amounting to £6,000 had been received.
Next meeting: Monday 25 November in the Allardice Hall at 7.30pm.

For more information see:http://www.parkhamparish.org.uk/parish-council/minutes-of-meetings/category/13-minutes-of-meetings-2019.html

Hawkan View

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Parishioners will be aware that work has started on the site to the south of the village hall and that foundations for some homes are complete and that one home is well advanced . The aerial photograph shows the extent of the development.

Pearce Homes will build 14 homes of which two will be available for local people to purchase at 70% of market value, future sale of the properties will be subject to the same criteria.

A further home will be sold to a housing association and will be available for rent at social rent level. A number of local people expressed an interest in these discounted homes some time ago when Pearce Homes and the Parish Council were establishing need at the planning stage.

If still interested those people may wish to register as a user on https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk

for the discounted homes or https://www.devonhomechoice.com for the rental home where these homes will be advertised when the homes are complete.


When the project is complete an area of land adjacent to the village hall will be transferred to the village along with a sum of money to be used on the development of the area for recreational and social use. This land will be known as a public open space. This land will be owned by the Parish Council but let to the Allardice Hall trustees who will manage it on behalf of the community.

During the next few months it is the intention of the trustees to call a meeting of local people to consult on the best way this land may be used. (There are of course strict rules over what can and cannot be done with a public open space)

On looking at the aerial photograph the land in question can be seen clearly, it is adjacent to the hall and is the area that is being used by the builders for their temporary buildings and storage of materials.

Parish Council Matters

Election of Parish Councillors for Parkham on Thursday 2 May 2019 List of Councillors

Devon and cornwall alert

The Devon and Cornwall alert system helps the police obtain information on happenings in the local area whilst also keeping people infromed and aware. The system is designed so that people can recieve the infromation they would like, and subscribers do not recieve alerts on every incident. The main goal is to help reduce crime and also help to give the police more information regarding crime.


Click here to join and for more information.

Defibrillator Training  and Resuscitation


Saturday 7th December at 10 am

In the Allardice Hall


Why not join us for a free session of resuscitation training and experience the use of one of our defibrillators?  The training is provided by South West Ambulance Service Trust and is of the highest quality as well as being useful and interesting.  We can even provide a cup of tea/ coffee and a biscuit at the end.

It would be helpful to know if you intend to come, so please let me know asap on 451 552 or via email to Parkham Pie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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