Upcoming Events

22 Sep
Morning Worship at the Parish Church
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Sep
Bingo Session
Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
27 Sep
Friday phiX at the Chapel
Fri 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
29 Sep
Morning Worship AT THE CHAPEL
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Oct
13 Oct
Sunday Breakfast in Chapel
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am
14 Oct
20 Oct
Holy Communion in Church
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
21 Oct
Bingo Session
Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
25 Oct
Friday phix in the Chapel
Fri 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Welcome to Parkham Parish

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Welcome to Parkham, Moving south from the sea the parish includes the hamlets and villages of Northway, Horns Cross, Foxdown, Hoops, Newhaven, Goldsworthy, Parkham Ash and Broad Parkham. The parish consists of approximately 830 people and 300 dwellings.


Parish council meeting in brief

This Meeting was held on the 9/9/19

Present at the meeting were;Cllrs Bridger (Chairman), Brooke, Dack, Heywood, Kerby, Lang,Slee, Stevens, Wileman. County Cllr Inch, District Cllrs Mrs Dart and Harding.  7 members of the public.

Cllr Pincombe and Distrtict Cllr Boughton

Key ongoing issues at the meeting were:

  • The Hawcan view development: Legal advice had been obtained and circulated to
    Councillors ahead of the meeting.
    Cllr Brooke had received legal advice from Torridge District Council Legal and
    Planning Departments.  This was clarified by District Councillor Mrs Dart.
    Cllr Brooke reiterated the proposal made at the last meeting which was
    seconded by Cllr Lang.  Vote:  7 in favour, none against, 2 abstentions.
  • Matters raised by Councillors/Clerk:
  • Cllr Brooke will make arrangements
    for the Parkham Green sign to have the necessary treatment as it is showing
    signs of deterioration.
    Cllr Brooke is to tailor the existing Standing Orders to Parkham.
    Cllr Wileman spoke about the road closure at Hoops Inn and the Clerk is to
    make representations to Highways.
    Cllr Bridger is arranging a defibrillator training session in late November or
    early December.


The next meeting will be held on the 14th October at the Allardice Hall at 7.30PM.


For more information see:http://www.parkhamparish.org.uk/parish-council/minutes-of-meetings/category/13-minutes-of-meetings-2019.html

Parish Council Matters

Election of Parish Councillors for Parkham on Thursday 2 May 2019 List of Councillors

Devon and cornwall alert

The Devon and Cornwall alert system helps the police obtain information on happenings in the local area whilst also keeping people infromed and aware. The system is designed so that people can recieve the infromation they would like, and subscribers do not recieve alerts on every incident. The main goal is to help reduce crime and also help to give the police more information regarding crime.


Click here to join and for more information.

Defibrillator Training  and Resuscitation


Saturday 7th December at 10 am

In the Allardice Hall


Why not join us for a free session of resuscitation training and experience the use of one of our defibrillators?  The training is provided by South West Ambulance Service Trust and is of the highest quality as well as being useful and interesting.  We can even provide a cup of tea/ coffee and a biscuit at the end.

It would be helpful to know if you intend to come, so please let me know asap on 451 552 or via email to Parkham Pie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Old Phone Boxes, New Defibrillators. 

Red Box 1Red Box Green Box 1Green BoxReviving Phone Boxes Produces a Shock!

Parkham Parish had 3 phone boxes which were decommissioned by BT as working appliances in July 2016. They were offered to Parkham Parish Council for the vast sum of £1 each. The Council decided that two out of the three would make useful additions to the community assets of the Parish and bought one by St James’ Church, Parkham and one opposte the “Coach and Horses” in Horns Cross. Both boxes are of the famous K6 design of 1936 and known as “Jubilees”, as this was the year of the jubilee of King George V. The Council set about restoring these old boxes to their former glory – a lengthy task undertaken by Mark Thorn of MST Property Maintenance. The villages within Parkham Parish, whilst small, are certainly individual and so Horns Cross opted to paint their phone box a shade of emerald green, whilst Parkham opted for the more traditional GPO Telephone Box red. One further important change was made. The “Telephone” glass panes at the top of the phone boxes were replaced by “Defibrillator”, for each box houses a fully accessible defibrillator for emergency use. Many villagers have been trained in its use and in emergency resuscitation techniques and they maintain a regular check on the equipment to ensure it is constantly available; in this way Parkham Parish has improved its resilience as a rural community at some distance from emergency medi. These telephone boxes have been a traditional part of the Parish for a good many years and we are very pleased to have extended their working lives in the service of the community as a facility to store our defibrillators safely. We are also anticipating additional uses for these boxes as community libraries and local information centres and in many other ways yet to be investigated.

Village Green - New Sign

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Hopefully local people will have noticed the new sign on the green in front of St James Church.

The old sign which was installed in 2003 was deigned and hand carved by a local man, Len Rhodes who many will remember. Unfortunately over the years the sign rotted beyond repair and the Parish Council commissioned Geoff East to create a new sign. A beautiful piece of seasoned oak was purchased and Geoff enlisted the help of local artist Ray Rawlings who created a design for the new piece.


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