Parish Council

Welcombe Parish Council

Welcombe Parish Council is the first tier of local government. It it responsible for representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and improving quality of life and community well being.

Current Welcombe parish councillors are:

Ben Arkless

Witheford

EX39 6HG

Richard Bence

Darracott Farm

EX39 6HG

Mick Gates

2 Darracott

EX39 6HG

Murrough McHugh

The

Roundhouse

EX39 6HG

Chris Underwood

Southole

Barns

EX39 6HW

Council Information

This section of the website provides the following information on Council activities:

Recent Council Priorities and Grants

Some of the priorities of the outgoing Parish Council and councillors over the past year have been:

  • Resolving issues raised by residents
  • Provision of defibrillators in the village
  • Liaising with Devon Highways to improve the quality of roads in the village
  • Maintenance of verges outside St Nectan's Church
  • Reviewing the need for a Neighbourhood Plan
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on planning applications
  • Supporting the fundraising campaign for a new childrens playground
  • Improving information for visitors through a new leaflet and improved website
  • Attending Rural Advisory Group meetings
  • Reviewing the need for additional housing within the village

The Parish Council has also awarded or secured the following funding for local organisations:

  • £329 for new Playground from local TAP fund
  • £100 Hartland ATC
  • £100 Welcombe Village Hall - for new playground
  • £50 Welcombe Magazine
  • £50 Citizens Advice
  • £50 South West Heritage Trust

Welcombe Parish Council does not have any public land and building assets.

Other councils and government

In addition to the Parish Council, Welcombe is represented at district, county and government level by the following:

Geoffrey Cox

MP (Conservative)

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Tony Inch

County Councillor (Conservative)

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Richard Boughton

District Councillor (Conservative)

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Anna Dart

District Councillor (Independent)

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Stephen Harding

District Councillor (Conservative)

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