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Website Accessibility Statement

Using this website

This website is managed and owned by Wembury Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

Change colours, contrast levels and fonts

Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software and

Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We are working to make the website completely accessible to you as quickly as we can but due to various complications this is a work in progress. We will complete the changes as soon as we can and a plan as to how this will happen will be released shortly.

We’ve also tried to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact the Clerk:

Email – clerk@wemburyparishcouncil.org

Telephone – 01752 863202

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in within 20 days (but usually sooner).

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact the Parish Clerk.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) at https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Wembury Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDF documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. However, if there is a particular document you need converting please let us know and if at all possible, we will update it.

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.

Wembury Parish Council

Wembury Parish Council

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

1. The audit of accounts for Wembury Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

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:

(a) Anne Towill, Clerk to the Council, Wembury Parish Council, 11 Cross Park Road, Wembury. PL9 0EU

(b) 9.30am- 2.30pm Monday to Friday- appointment by arrangement.

3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1 for each

copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by: Anne Towill. Clerk to the Council

Date of announcement: 20/11/2020

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A vacancy has occurred on 31st October 2020 at Wembury Parish Council (Wembury Ward) caused by the resignation of Doug Packer. .

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days of the date of this Notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays) ten electors from the Parish give notice in writing to the Returning Officer requiring that such an election be held.

The address of the Returning Officer is South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes. TQ9 5NE

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy through co-option.

For further information please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Clerk to the Council: clerk@wemburyparishcouncil.org . 01752 863202

Dated: 04/11/2020 Signed: A. Towill Wembury Parish Clerk



Would you like commemorate a loved one or a special occasion with a memorial bench in the Wembury Recreation Ground? If you would, then let us know and you can choose one of several spots along the trim trail. The cost will be around £500 depending on which wooden bench you choose (includes concrete bench base installed). Please email The Clerk on clerk@wemburyparishcouncil.org for more details


Job Vacancy: Temporary Assistant Clerk (P/T 7hr PW at £10.24 ph. Flexible working hours to be negotiated with successful applicant)

The role entails supporting the Parish Clerk in their role through various clerical, research and liaison tasks, as well as minimal holiday and sickness cover.

Please note that this is originally a temporary role for February and March 2021 on an employed basis (paid monthly). It is a work from home role. The position may become permanent after this time dependent on various aspects. If so, the job responsibilities may adjust after the initial period to reflect any necessary changes.

Closing date for applications 20th January 2021. Interviews 22nd January 2021.

For a full job description and an application form please email Anne Towill on clerk@wemburyparishcouncil.org.


Wembury Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Yealm Community Energy Fund has granted us £2500 to go towards the planting of hundreds of tree and bush whips. This planting will not only enhance the park and encourage more walking but also contribute to increasing carbon uptake from the atmosphere. As an added bonus the wildlife will also greatly benefit from the increased habitat.

We would like to extend a very big thanks to Yealm Community Energy for their kind grant.




Following a recent Health and Safety review of the Wembury allotments, the Wembury Allotment Association has been advised to exclude the general public from the whole allotment site.
Safety work and assessments have to carried out and all allotment holders made aware of their safety responsibilities. Unless you are an allotment holder, please do not enter the Wembury allotments at the present time, for your own safety. All allotment holders must confirm that they are aware of their safety responsibilities and have complied with the current national and local covid-19 guidance before entering the allotments. Please ensure that the gates are kept closed at all times.

Wembury Allotment Association Committee




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



Parish Council Meetings are currently being held online. Please see the relevant page for the details of the link for access


The exercise equipment on the trim trail 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


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


Maintenance Work 

We now have a contractor for maintenance around the parish. Please let us know any areas of concern you have using the email address maintenance@wemburyparishcouncil.

Please note that we cannot undertake work on private land or issues coming from private land. Additionally, we may first signpost you to Devon County Council or South Hams District Council if they are responsible. Lastly we cannot currently collect dog poo (though if that changes we will let you know).

For general concerns/compliments or complaints please email clerk@wemburyparishcouncil.org 


Wembury Parish Council

The current Chairman is Cllr Dan Brown and the Vice Chairman is Cllr Drought


 News & General Informatio

Marie Curie provide Dementia Befriending service covering South Devon and Torbay and are currently recruiting volunteers. We’re looking for friendly and reliable volunteers to support people living with dementia, their families and carers. As a volunteer you will take on a number of simple yet crucial tasks that will make a huge difference, this could be in a family’s home, a care home or out in the community. You will provide one-to-one companionship and support, offer a listening ear, and spend time engaging in everyday conversation, activities or hobbies with the person you are supporting. We will provide you with all the training you need so you can take on the role confidently. If you can spare a few hours per week and would like to support someone living with dementia please call 0800 304 7400 to find out more about the role and how to apply.