Following a resignation a vacancy now exists for a parish councillor on Mary Tavy Parish Council. Please see the attached documentation for an explanation of the process that must be followed. Note that should a by-election be triggered, because of Coronavirus Act (2020) this election might not take place until May 2021. If a by-election […]
Welcome to the website for Mary Tavy Parish Council
Mary Tavy is located on the western side of the Dartmoor National Park and is in the West Devon Local Authority area. It is an old mining village named after the 13th Century church of St. Mary’s and the River Tavy. Mary Tavy lies approximately 4 miles north east from Tavistock, 18 miles to Plymouth; two miles away is Brentor’s landmark church on a peak.
Mary Tavy nestles on the eastern side of the Cholwell valley leading to the River Tavy. The Parish of Mary Tavy is predominately made up of Blackdown and the old village of Mary Tavy but now includes the hamlets of Horndon, Zoar and Grendon. It is a scattered village that contains open moorland within its boundaries, and approaching south along the A386 you pass Gibbet Hill and the remains of Wheal Betsy in the moorland valley.
The A386 continues through the middle of Mary Tavy and adjacent to the road is the village recreation field and the village hall, The Coronation Hall. To the west of the A386 lies the area called Blackdown. This area is now mainly residential, but has evidence of the old railway line which runs adjacent to the River Burn.
To the east of the A386, turning left at the War Memorial down Bal Lane lie the remains of Wheal Friendship. Continuing down Bal Lane just past the Horndon turning is the Village School. This area is known as old Mary Tavy – rather than Blackdown and it contains one of the village’s thatched cottages. Further west adjacent to Cholwell Brook is the village’s 13th century Parish Church, Mary St. Tavy.
Past the Church at the end of the lane is the Hydro Electric Power Station, which is powered by water taken from the River Tavy and the old mine leat. This lane used to be the thoroughfare between Mary Tavy and its neighbouring village Peter Tavy but is now a bridle path which runs adjacent to the River Tavy
Latest News Items
Borough Council Consults on Dog Control Issued: 29 May 2020 West Devon Borough Council want to hear your thoughts in a consultation about West Devon’s Public Space Protection Orders for dog control. A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) deals with potential anti-social behaviour in an area which could have a damaging effect on the quality of […]
A working group of parish councillors was formed in August 2019 to address concerns about traffic speeds through the village and the impact this has on road safety. Following a number of meetings of the Group, a public meeting was held on the 26th November 2019. 3 main topics were addressed at the public meeting: […]
Those of you that attended the public meeting held on the 26th November or anyone who read the report of the meeting might be wondering what’s happening so here is a brief update: There was a lot of interest at the meeting in replacing our old 30mph “Slow Down” warning signs (know as Vehicle Advisory […]
The Parish Council hosted a public meeting to discuss speeding on the A386 through Mary Tavy and possible speed reduction methods. Please click on the link to access the report of the meeting.
Please find attached the new bus timetable.
Mary Tavy Parish Council were recently awarded a grant of £1,249 from the Town & Parishes fund. The money has now been used to purchase a Public Access Defibrillator for the village. Located on the outside wall of Mary Tavy PO &Stores the device is available to anyone who has need of it.Mary Tavy Parish […]
My final report is attached, which includes projects from the last four years. Just click and read you’ll be really surprised what has been accomplished. We’ve under spent by 8% on our 2018/19 approved Budget. That is with the Allotment fence all paid for! Cllr. John Hill Chairman Mary Tavy Parish Council
Here is a copy of the Mary Tavy Parish Council Emergency Plan. As well as containing information on what the Parish Council should do in the event of an emergency it contains, in Annex A, contact details for all Mary Tavy councillors and for the Emergency Warden / Snow Warden. The plan was agreed by […]