Parish councils act on behalf of the community they represent. Lydford Parish Council is the voice of the local community for planning applications and a focus for local consultation by other authorities such as West Devon Borough Council, Dartmoor National Park Authority and Highways.
Parish councils have powers to provide some facilities themselves, or they can contribute towards their provision by others.
Your Parish Council
If the Parish Council is to make a meaningful contribution to life in Lydford it needs to know what's important to you, the villagers. Please let us know if there are local matters of concern to you, either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), via our Facebook Page or by speaking directly to one of your councillors. We promise to listen!
In Lydford, the Parish Council meets once a month in the Nicholls Hall to discuss current issues. These meetings are open to the public who are encouraged to attend and participate in local democracy.
Latest news from the Parish Council
Your Parish Councillors
Mr Neil Grigg
Address in West Devon
Ms Liz Lenton
Mr Nick Skeaping
Ms Katie Lenton
Mr Jonathan Gilpin
24 Gt Fellingfield
Each year the Council receives a sum of money (knows as the Precept) allocated from local taxation which they are able to spend to further the aims of the local community.
The Council’s financial accounts are subject to scrutiny and audit and are available for public inspection. More information here.
The management and operation of the Council is governed by a variety of policies, all of which can be viewed here.
Parish councils focus on local opinion and represent that opinion on issues like:
Transport and traffic
Seats and shelters.
The Council can organise projects for the community, and can pay for them through the precept or by raising grant funding.
Lydford Council also allocates a part of its Precept for awarding grants to groups and organisations within the parish. The policy and application form can be found here.