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Fly Tipping - Not Just Bags of Rubbish 

Are you aware that fly tipping isn't just bags of rubbish or that unwanted satellite dish? Unfortunately our lovely parishioners are just as guilty of fly tipping as strangers coming in to the parish, and it costs everyone money. South Hams District Council come to collect anything that's fly tipped on public land and yes you're paying them through your council tax to do it.

Even putting your garden waste over a hedge or wall on to land that you don't own is also considered fly tipping. You might think it's harmless because it rots down, but in the meantime it can harm animals as many garden cuttings are poisonous or dangerous to grazing animals (including grass cuttings). They can also cause a hazard to humans or vehicles or are simply unsightly.

Lets keep our parish looking the best it can and protect our beautiful animals and wildlife.

Remember Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates' Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. There are also a number of other possible penalties, including fixed penalty notices and having a vehicle seized.



Read the draft minutes of the last Wembury Parish Council meetings, to know what the Parish Council is doing for you.



7.30 pm 

Monday 28th October 2019 at 

The Silver Jubilee Hall

Down Thomas

When the draft minutes will be approved. 

 Come along to hear what the Parish Council can do for you.


Children’s Play Area- The second stage will take place once grant funding is received.

Tree Planting – The second part of the third phase is due to begin in November.

Zip Wire, Trim Trail and Exercise Stations –The Zip wire and the trim trail path is due to be finished soon. The exercise equipment will be sourced once grant funding has been achieved.

Pavilion – A working group has been established to source funding and make decisions. If you would like to be a part of this group please contact Cllr Brown



Interested in joining our group of volunteers in adding life and colour to our local road verges?

For more info: contact Keith on 07779 242191 or email wemburyverges@gmail.com



If you are interested in where there is likely to be future development within Wembury Parish - then join the Neighbourhood Plan Group to determine the future of Wembury Parish.

Details can be found on their own website:


Or - Email Pownplan

This is the Official Website of Wembury Parish in the South Hams District of Devon which includes:- Wembury, Knighton, Hollacombe, Down Thomas, Heybrook Bay and Wembury Point.

We hope that you find this website useful and helpful in guiding you around the wonderful Parish of Wembury.
Please refer to "About Wembury Parish" for more sources of information


Notification of Statement of Persons Nominated. General Election 2019
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Wembury Parish Council

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


1. The audit of accounts for Wembury Parish Council for the year ended

31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been



2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for

inspection by any local government elector of the area of Wembury

Parish Council on application to:


Anne Towill, Wembury Parish Clerk, 11 Cross Park Road. Wembury. PL9 0EU

Between 9 and 2.30 Monday to Thursday


3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £2 for each

copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by: Anne Towill, Wembury Parish Clerk


Date of announcement: 30th September 2019

AGAR Sec 1 

External Auditor's report 

New Parish Council

We welcome the new Parish Council who will be in post till 2023. Most are returning councillors and we now have four new councillors - Meg Newstead, Coral Smith, Graham Truscott and Mark Kenny.

The new Chairman is Cllr Brown and the Vice Chairman is Cllr Drought.


 News & General Informatio

Speeding Vehicles in Traine Road, Wembury

There appears to be an increase in vehicles driving far too fast along Traine Road in Wembury. The road is narrow with many blind bends and fast moving vehicles are a danger to pedestrians, horses and the drivers themselves. Please avoid driving along Traine Road unless you have to. If you have to, then please drive slowly and be aware of other people and animals that may also be using the road. Please eliminate this dangerous practice.