Notice of Vacancy for a Councillor, Mary Tavy Parish Council

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 is not triggered, attempts will be made to fill the post by co-option.

Grass Cutting and Maintenance Tender

MARY TAVY PARISH COUNCIL is inviting tenders for

Grass Cutting & Maintenance

The Gardener will be on a contract basis for a period of three years, to undertake grass cutting and general maintenance for designated areas within the Parish.

There is a schedule of work to be undertaken and sketch plans which can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

The contractor is required to have their own power and hand tools including lawnmower, strimmer and hedge trimmer.  The contractor must have their own Public Liability Insurance.

Sealed bids to be sent, in an envelope clearly labelled, ‘sealed bid’, by post to Mary Tavy Parish Clerk, 32 Oak Road, Tavistock, PL19 9EZ.  The closing date is Saturday 29th February 2020 at 12 noon.  The bids will be opened and considered in closed session at the March meeting of the Parish Council.  Applicants will be informed of the decision in mid-March and the contract will commence on 1st April 2020.

For further information, queries, or a printed copy of the schedule, maps and application form please contact the Clerk, Katherine Anness, 01822 616047, .

New Bus Timetable

Please find attached the new bus timetable.

Local Elections – 2nd May 2019 – Declaration of Result of Poll for the Mary Tavy Borough Council Ward

Please find attached the Declaration of Results for West Devon Mary Tavy Ward.

Mary Tavy Parish Election Uncontested

Please find attached information regarding Mary Tavy Parish uncontested Election.

Click below to find out who your new Parish representatives are and who nominated them.

What to do with your waste

Due to the extremely heavy snow and unsafe working conditions last week, West Devon Borough Council suspended some refuse and recycling collections on Thursday and Friday. 

The Council has decided that from Monday a normal refuse and recycling service will be reinstated and they are asking all residents to put out their collections as normal this week.

For those residents whose collections were missed, the Council asked them to follow the guidance below:

MISSED COLLECTIONS – if your collection was missed because of the snow:

Thursday Collections: 
For anyone whose refuse and recycling collection was missed on Thursday, please put your waste out on Monday 5 March and we will catch up as quickly as we can.

Friday Collections:   

For anyone whose refuse and recycling collection was missed on Friday, please put your missed black sacks out with your normal recycling collection on Friday 9 March. 

Both Council Offices at Kilworthy Park and Okehampton will be open as usual on Monday morning. The Senior Leadership Team of the Council would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the 200 staff who continued to work from home on Thursday and Friday, and also many who continued to work over the weekend. 

All of our office-based staff have laptops with telephone headsets, which allows them to work from any location, meaning that Staff were able to keep safe and warm at home, while continuing to provide a good level of customer service despite the offices being closed.

Please be aware that telephone calls to and from the Council may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Register NOW! Beating the Bounds on Saturday 12th August

On Saturday 12th August at 9am; Beating the Bounds will be setting off from St. Mary’s Church.

Please register on the form attached below and return to   or we’re afraid you won’t be able to participate on the this fantastic day out.

The route has been split into three sections.

Full boundary. Starting and ending at Tavy St Mary Church – approximately 27km

(16 Miles)

Medium course. Brinsabach to Tavy St Mary Church – approximately 16km

(10 Miles)

Short course. Lydford Station to Tavy St Mary Church – approximately 9.5km

(6 Miles)

Those wishing to take part in the full boundary walk will start at 9am from Tavy St Mary on Church Road. Transport to the start of the medium and short courses will be provided. Times to be confirmed.

The Great News is Lunch will be provided and all so there will be a Barbecue at the end for all the Walkers, 5pm at the Coronation Hall.

Hope to see you all there!!

Remembrance Service this Sunday

While most parishioners will be familiar with the arrangements for our Ceremony of Remembrance MTPC would like to ensure that the proceedings are smoothly and effectively carried out to the appropriate timescale.

Please open the attachment for the timetable for the Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November 2018.


DNPA Local Plan Consultation drop in event taking place at the Coronation Hall on 2nd November 4pm – 7.30pm.

For more information see the attachment below or visit

Brentor & Moor Compassionate Neighbours Scheme

Would you like to become a volunteer for your own local Compassionate Neighbours Scheme?


Do you have experience in Health/Social Care or similar? If so, can you spare up to 2-3 hours a week?

We are now actively recruiting members of our community who feel able to help support individuals suffering from a long-term condition, a life-limiting illness, or approaching the end of life. The area covered will initially include Brentor, Mary Tavy, Lydford, Lewdown, and Chillaton.

For an informal chat, call Mark Alderson (Co-ordinator) on 01822 860799, or email: . Website: