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 9.00am to 6.00pm
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
AJ Butchery and Bakehouse
Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays 8.00am to 3.00pm

Around the Village

Willand Theatrical Society - WiTs AGM
Come along to village Hall this friday 11th August at 7:30pm.

Improvements to path in Jubilee Field
Work on putting a new path in the jubilee field starts today.

Application to build 29 affordable homes in Willand
Planning Application for 29 affordable houses (some rent & some joint ownership) has bee received for the field next to Ash Close on Silver Street. Parish Council will be discussing on Thursday 10 August Meeting. All are welcome to attend 1900 hours Village Hall Annex. Let MDDC know your views by entering them on planning portal via the MDDC planning website click above for the link to the site.

Grass cutting in Willand Parish Council update August 2017
DCC have cut what they are going to cut of the verges this week and will not be back again until October. The Parish Council are getting Countywide in to cut the rest and try and tidy a bit in the next week or so. This will not effect the areas to be cut by MDDC which includes the play areas and all the grass, including verges, on the Willand Moor development.

Devon Communities Together explain how to purchase cheaper heating oil for Devon residents
Summer is here and so is cheaper heating Oil This is the time of year when the organised amongst us start to think about winter oil stocks; Summer's is often the best time to buy. Low demand drives prices down. The Devon Oil Collective was set up by Devon Communities Together and has been saving people money on the purchase of their oil for the last 5 years. This is a way of ensuring that the hard task of finding the cheapest oil to purchase is done by us. Leaving you able to just sign up, sit back and enjoy the benefits of cheaper heating oil. In 2016 we went into partnership with Affinity, a subsidiary of Anglian Famers Ltd the largest agricultural purchasing co-operative in the UK. Affinity pool together fuel orders and negotiate directly with suppliers, obtaining very competitive prices for syndicate members and a good delivery service. How it works: You can now sign up to become a member of the co-operative on the Devon Communities Together website in our membership section. Once you become a member you can place your order directly with Affinity normally on the 1st working day of the month and they will add your requirements to the bulk purchase they are negotiating. There is a minimum order of 500 litres and that unit price will be the same for all orders. Affinity then aims to have the oil delivered to your property within 10 working days of the order being placed. If you know of people in your community that could benefit from purchasing their oil through a local co-operative, then why not become a Local Co-ordinator and help your community group with their orders. Co-ordinators have free membership of the collective and we support them with promotional material for the scheme. This scheme is for everybody, but we particularly want to help those on low incomes or who find it difficult to manage their own negotiations. To find out more about the Devon Oil Collective call Huw on 01392 248919 or visit the Devon Oil Collective page of the Devon Communities Together website.

2016 - 2017 notice of completion of audit
Completion of audit notice

Outline for the erection of up to 259 dwellings, with public open
Proposal: Outline for the erection of up to 259 dwellings, with public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure Location: Land at NGR 303184 110348 Silver Street Willand Application No: 16/01811/MOUT Appeal Ref No. APP/Y1138/W/17/3172380 Appellants Name: Gallagher Estates Limited The Parish Council advised that an appeal had been received against the refusal of this application. If you are for or against the application please let the Appointed Inspector know your views and your reasons for them. It is not a done deal but it does need numbers to share their reasons in a response to the Inspector or else they will think the village do not care what happens. It can be done on line or by letter. The link is https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk OR by writing to Ann Edmonds, The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3M, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN quoting the above appeal reference, you will need to provide 3 copies. Comments must be received by 21 August 2017. Please share and tell your friends and neighbours. If you want some ideas as to reasons look at the Parish Council response on the website We had 71 responses regarding the Esso Garage application. Can we do it again as this will have an even greater effect on our village and facilities.

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

Recruitment of Parish Councillors

Earlier this year Mid Devon District Council refused a planning application for 259 houses on land between the B3181 and the M5.
The planning reference details are:
Address:     Land at NGR 303184 110348 Silver Street Willand Devon  
Description: Outline for the erection of up to 259 dwellings, with public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
Gallagher Estates Limited, the applicant, has now lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate under Appeal Reference APP/Y1138/W/17/3172380.
Early days yet but many responded to the application for 30 houses in place of the Esso Garage and it would be advised that people think of their position as to the appeal as if this gets through then the 30 houses at the Esso Garage probably cannot be refused nor can the expected application for a further 29 houses on the exception site next to Ash Close.  This will mean an increase in Willand housing of over 21% with few plans for any improvement to village facilities or infrastructure.
Watch this space for more information and in the interim share with and tell all of your friends please.

We thank the organisations below for their support for our village