Welcome to Willand

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The Parish of Willand, is situated in the countryside of Mid Devon, approximately 7 miles south of Tiverton. .The village straddles the B3181 (the old A38) and is easily accessed from all local areas as well as either Exit 27 or 28 of the M5. We are on the edge of the picturesque Blackdown Hills aand have easy access to Exeter, Taunton, Tiverton and North Devon. Both Exmoor and Dartmoor are less than a one hour drive away.

We have a large number of organisations in the village, covering a wide range of activities including, football, tennis, history, art, youth club and a number of social groups.

On this web site we bring together the work of our active Parish Council, the village organisations and local businesses. Please browse our site and find out more.....

Willand - Now and Then

Links to Village Community Organisations

Links to Village Community Businesses

Useful opening times

Weekdays 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturdays 9.00am to 12.30pm

Post Office
Mondays to Saturdays 8.00am to 6.30pm

Willand Service Station (Esso Garage)
Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 10.00pm
Sunday 7.00am to 10.00pm
One Stop 
Daily 6.00am to 10.00pm

Around the Village

Vacancies on Devon Countryside Access Forum
The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It has sixteen members who advise on the ?improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area.

Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications)
Details of the Local Plan and the dates for public consultation. Exhibition at Willand Village Hall on the afternoon of 18 January from 15.00 -18.00. Let your Parish Councillors know what you think. They will be considering the response from the Parish Council at the meeting on 26 January you are welcome to attend.

As you will be aware there have been a number of Avian Influenza outbreaks in the UK and a Prevention Zone was declared in December that covers the whole of the UK. The prevention zone means that all poultry keepers whether on a commercial scale or simply a small backyard flock are now required by law to house them (keep them under cover) or otherwise keep them separate from wild birds. This requirement (the Prevention Zone) has now been extended until 28 February 2017. They have also banned gatherings of poultry across the UK. It is also important that poultry keepers must continue to keep a close watch on the health of their birds, and take steps to reduce the risk of infection via the environment, for example in wild bird droppings, by practising good biosecurity. You should do this even if your birds are inside. If they are concerned it is important that they contact their Vet. This has been necessary because the same Avian Flu strain has also been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales. DEFRA have taken this action to reduce the risks and help protect poultry and captive birds from avian flu.

New Public Health Initiative in Crediton
Poster advertising new exercise class at the Boniface Centre Crediton. Chat and Soup and sitting exercises. Click to see poster

Local Yoga Classes
Yoga in Halberton & Uffculme

Your Parish Council

Full Council - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Planning, Lighting and Transportation- Link to Agendas, Minutes and MDDC Planning Portal 
Environment - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Community - Link to Agendas, Minutes and the Heath and Community Centre Charity Site
Finance and administration - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Legal Documents - Link to documents the Parish Council need to share

Parish Council Hot Topics

12 February 2017 - Parish Council submit response to Local Plan Review January 2017 version

The Parish Council has submitted a response and it can be viewed by opening the attached link.
Any individual responses have to be registered by midnight on 14 February 2017.
Eden Westwood PR Company appear to be currently canvassing people in Mid Devon but are only recording details of those prepared to support the inclusion of land at Junction 27.
If you need any further information please contact one of the Parish Councillors.

Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications)

The Local Plan Review covers the entire Mid Devon district with the exception of a small area within Cheriton Bishop Parish which falls within Dartmoor National Park. The document has been updated to take into account changes in government guidance, updated evidence and representations received during the previous Local Plan Review consultation in 2015.  The Local Plan Review has also been updated to incorporate the decision taken by Mid Devon District Council on 22 September 2016 to propose an allocation of land at Junction 27 of the M5 for tourism, leisure, retail and associated additional housing. 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule Consultation

At the same time as the Local Plan Review consultation, the Council is consulting on the CIL Draft Charging Schedule which covers the same area as the Local Plan Review and is a way of collecting contributions from local development to fund local infrastructure and sets charges that will apply to new development. 

 The CIL Draft Charging Schedule has been updated to include the proposed tourism, leisure and retail allocation at Junction 27 (M5) to Zone 1 of the charging schedule as well as minor text changes to aid clarity. 

See News item for more information

Noxious Smells at night.

The Parish Council have received reports of unpleasant smells most likely from industrial sites in Willand, which have particularly pungent at night.

If you are affected by this then please email health@middevon.gov.uk to complain when it happens.  Alternatively ring MDDC on 01884 255255 and choose the Environment option to speak to someone to complain. 

Also email MDDC Councillor Bob Evans who has been monitoring this problem for a while.  

The more people who complain the more likely they are to take notice!!

Devon Air Ambulance Trust Community Helipads
Recruitment of Parish Councillors

We thank the organisations below for their support for our village