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Notice is hereby given that a co-option vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing or email.


Any person wishing to apply to become a member must meet at least one of the qualifications set out below in order to be eligible for co-option and must not be disqualified under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.


  • The applicant must be registered as a local government elector for the parish; or
  • The applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of co-option occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish; or
  • The applicant’s principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; or
  • Have during the whole of twelve months resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it.


PUBLIC elections cannot be held until the year 2019 but for the interim period the present sitting Councillors may co-opt to fill the vacancies.


Melanie Bickell

Winkleigh Parish Clerk

01837 89095


Lower Itton, Spreyton, EX17 5BB

18th April 2018



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Winkleigh Parish Council Grant Applications


applications are now invited from qualifying organisations who wish to apply to WPC for a grant payable from 1st April 2019.  The closing date for applications is 17th September 2018.  The Grants policy and application form is available on our Policies Page



Devon County Council and Libraries Unlimited, which runs Devon’s library service on the County Council’s behalf, have launched consultation today regarding improvements to the library service in rural and isolated communities in Devon. While libraries (static libraries) have evolved a lot over the years, introducing improvements to the services they offer and broadening their popularity to appeal to many, the mobile library and outreach service has remained unchanged. We want to consider the opportunities now to improve our mobile library and outreach service, to consider new ways that we might be able to reach more people in our rural communities.

DCC would like all of the Devon Town and Parish Councils to be aware of the consultation and invite you to contribute to it. Details of the consultation and how to take part in the consultation are online here https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/devon-library-outreach-service/. Details are also available via DCC library service, including the mobile and outreach library service.

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