Dartmoor Commoners’ Council – Election Notice 2024

Nomination papers are available from the Secretary, Dartmoor Commoners’ Council,

1 Canal Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AR: Email:

Tel: 01822 618892.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a councillor on Mary Tavy Parish Council. For more information please see the attachments or contact Amy Christie, Parish Clerk by email () .

Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a councillor on Mary Tavy Parish Council. For more information please see the attachments or contact Amy Christie, Parish Clerk by email () .

Cattle on the Moor

Many people will have noticed that cattle, including the shaggy Highland cows, are now grazing on the moor in the Mary Tavy area.

The cattle have some young calves at foot and the parish council would just like to remind local people and visitors to our beautiful area alike, that cows are very protective of their young. When walking on the moor, particularly if accompanied by a dog, be very alert and keep your eyes peeled for cattle, and give them a very wide berth. If you are in an area where there are gorse bushes, be even more careful – the last thing you want to do is to get between a cow and its calf!

These animals can move surprisingly quickly for their size and need to be treated with the utmost care and respect.

Rogue Traders

We have been made aware of incidents in Devon of rogue traders knocking on doors and suggesting work needs carrying out on the owners roof.  These people are giving the false impression of being a local reputable company making it difficult to instantly recognise as a rogue trader.  Advice from the Local Authority, Devon and Cornwall Police and Trading Standards is not to employ anyone knocking on your door touting for business

WDBC Easter Recycle and Waste Collection Dates

Easter collection

Easter collection

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Nominations for the position of Police & Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area must be received by April 5th 2024.

If the election is contested (i.e. there is more than one applicant), polling will take place on 2nd May 2024 .

To be able to vote in the election you much be a registered voter.

Remember to bring photo ID to the Polling Centre.

Please see the attachment for details.


Mary Tavy Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 11th April at the Coronation Hall. The meeting starts at 7pm. All members of the public are invited to attend.

There will be a report from the Parish Council Chair which will summarise the Council’s activities over the past year. There have been some notable successes but plenty of challenges remain.

There will also be a financial report from our new Parish Clerk.

We have broadened the scope of the meeting beyond the normal agenda items and would also like to discuss:

  • The planned renovations to the Coronation Hall. Representatives of the Hall and Field Committee will be on hand to give a report and answer questions
  • The restoration of, and exciting new use for, the recently decommissioned phone box at the top of Bal Lane
  • An update on Speedwatch activities in the parish
  • The future of the Mary Tavy Nature Projects and Climate Action Group

We have also invited representatives from Mary Tavy and Brentor Primary School, the Police and the Dartmoor National Park Authority along with our County Councillor and West Devon Borough Councillor.

This is a great opportunity to not only hear what your Parish Council is doing but to ask questions of the Council and have informal discussions with representatives of local organisations and projects.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

Road Closure: Brentor Road, Mary Tavy. 9th to 11th April 2024

DCC Highways has informed the Parish Council that part of Brentor Road in Mary Tavy will be closed from 9th until 11th April 2024 although these is a provision to extend the closure to 5 days if required.

For further details, see the attachment below

Tavistock Stop The Meters Campaign

Click here for a link to the petition to stop the meters, should you wish to sign.