Welcome to the Clovelly Parish Council Website
Clovelly Parish Council meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (apart from August and January) in the Parish Hall, Higher Clovelly. You are welcome to attend any meeting and may speak at the Public Open Session at the beginning of the Agenda. There will also be the occasional additional meetings to discuss any planning applications that have to be commented on before the next Council meeting.
The next Clovelly Parish Council Meeting will be the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall
Clovelly Parish is really split into three main areas. The rural farming area to the south of the sea, Higher Clovelly which includes Burscott, Slerra, Turnpike, The Dykes and Wrinkleberry, and the main cobbled village. A description can be found of the village as “The cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400′ high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny, ancient working port.
It is also famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada. Unusually, the village is privately owned and has been by the same family since 1738. Their policy is to care for Clovelly and keep it in the style of mid C19th, which involves much quality maintenance using traditional materials and craftmanship. Part of the modest entrance fee contributes to this work and plays a vital role in keeping Clovelly so special.