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Welcome To Alwington Parish

Occupying a stunning part of the beautiful North Devon Heritage coast, the Parish of Alwington covers an area stretching from Peppercombe to Babbacombe and Cockington, towards Greencliffe on the Abbotsham Parish border, then moving inland from Bideford Bay, it includes such quaintly named spots as Knotty Corner as well as the villages or hamlets of Fairy Cross, Ford, Alwington and Woodtown, before moving on down to the boundary at Yeo Vale. means "the town within or below the wood".



Latest News 

Village Hall

ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW: August 21st 2021 was the planned date for this year's show. Regrettably it's been decided not to go ahead this year. We hope to hold a community event of some form in the summer so watch this space!


SCARECROW COMPETITION: Following the success of the scarecrow competition last year with its wonderful, creative ideas it will return again in the summer. This time with a theme of‘The Olympics’. Plenty of me to get thinking and designing....


HEARTY BREAKFAST: Still not possible at present. Please keep your tickets from 21st March 2020 which we will honour when we are able to hold the event. If you would prefer a refund please contact Julie


"Alwington News" has recently been circulated to all households in the parish. The latest newsletter is available here


Parish Council

The next Council meeting will take place in the Village Hall at 1930 on Thursday 8 July. 

The agenda for this metting is available here. If anyone would like to attend this meeting please register with the Parish Clerk using the link below by 7 July. 

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor.  Any interested parties please email the Parish Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


North Devon Area of Oustanding Natutal Beauty Sustainable Development Fund

Community groups, businesses and farmers can make applications for part of the £22,000 pot here.

Applications are encouraged from those carrying out projects that bring an environmental, economic, social or educational benefit to the AONB. This year’s top priorities are nature & wildlife or sustainable farming. This could include, but not limited to, improvements to habitats in villages, on tourist sites or on farms such as ponds, hedges, small woodland planting or scrub management to benefit wildlife. Information on farming and land management for visitors or processing and marketing of food produced from the AONB are other possibilities for grant support.





Buckleigh Road

Junction remodelling

I am writing to give you advance notice of Devon County Council's proposed scheme to carry out the remodelling of the A39/B3236 junction at Buckley Road Bideford. The proposed scheme will require two road closures.


B3326 Closure

The first closure will be the B3236 from the A39 to the Abbotsham Road Junction and will remain in place from 6th September to 10th December 2021. The diversion route will be signed via Abbotsham Road to Abbotsham Cross roundabout and the A39 and vice versa. Click map to expand


A39 ClosureThe second closure will be the A39 from Heywood roundabout to Abbotsham Cross roundabout and will remain in place from 22nd November to 10th December 2021 between the hours of 7pm to 7am daily. The diversion route will be A39 to Stratton, A3072 to Holsworthy, A388 to Stibbs Cross and A388 to Bideford and vice versa. Click map to expand


If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me at the address below or alternatively via the email address -

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Yours sincerely,

Ian Sweetland,


Senior Technician,

Engineering Design Group (North) Taw View,

North Walk,


EX31 1EE

01271 388122

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 informed 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 register or for more information.

Fairy Cross Bus shelter

Sadly today there are no shops, post offices or pubs within the Parish boundaries, but there are such facilities within a mile or two  -  Horns Cross has two pubs, the Coach & Horses and Hoops Inn, both with B&B accommodation, and there are a number of self catering holiday cottages -  there is no Post Office within the Parish, the nearest being at Bucks Cross, on the A39 heading towards Bude, which also offers grocery items and newspapers.

Superfast Broadband is coming...

Airband is at the planning stage to provide a cost effective Superfast Broadband service to our parish using fibre (optic cable) to the premise (FTTP) using funding from DCMS via Connecting Devon and Somerset.

It is anticipated the rollout utilising existing infrastructure (BT/Openreach/Western Power) will be May and June this year.

Please click here for futher information about the packages and how to register interest with Tony Watkins, their local represtentative. 

The connection fee includes a survey to establish how best to connect each property. Airband will also will help subscribers mid contract to change from their existing provider if required.



Village Hall

 Alwington Village Hall was constructed in 1933, it is ideal for various events, including skittles, dancing classes, concerts, quiz evenings, horticultural shows and the like.