Copplestone Parish Council

Copplestone Parish Council update

Hello from The Parish Council.
We welcome Martin Greig as a new Member to the Council; one vacancy still remains, please contact the Clerk if you are interested. Also, the Council would like to thank a Member of the Public for undertaking a litter pick off her own back – many thanks for working in the Parish.

The Parish Council have recently acquired a 25year lease of Fernworthy Playground from Mid Devon District Council. There is a bit to do at the ground and work is underway to tidy the ground. The Parish Council would like to know of any ideas that residents have for the improvement of this land. Please provide some ideas.

The Parish Council succeeded in getting The Cross Inn registered as an Asset of Community Value with MDDC. This will help protect the pub for 5 years from any development without further consultation with the Parish etc. We know the Pub is open infrequently but do not have any information on the future use.

The Precept request has also been considered for the financial year ahead. Community projects that can be organised by the Parish Council including the War Memorial, Fernworthy Park Improvements and Recreation Field considerations,. It was felt that there should be an increase to the Precept from MDDC to £12,800. This adds £2.27 to the annual Council Tax bill for a Band D property.

Your current Parish Councillors are:
Stuart Penny (Chairman) – E:
Stephen Faulkner, John Lunn, Helen Olsson,
Julie Rumble and Martin Greig.

Meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the Church Community Room at 7.30pm with a public session at the start of each meeting. In addition, Cllr Helen Olsson can be found at the Café on a last Thursday morning of the month and will be happy to chat with you and bring your concerns to Parish Council. To contact the Parish Council, please make initial enquiries via the Clerk, Christopher Voaden, email