- and our Air Ambulance Landing Site
Morchard Bishop now
has two defribrillators in addition
to the one that is at the Doctors Surgery. One is installed outside the
Methodist Chapel Lower Room and the other is in Church Street on the wall
of the skittle alley.
Both are located by discreet strobe lights and a sign.
Two courses have been run on their use and more will be arranged if sufficient
people register their interest with Bob Patten our Parish Clerk.
Morchard Bishop is
one of the first villages in Devon to have a day time AND
night time landing site for Devon Air Ambulance.
Thanks to our Football Club, MB Playing Fields, our Parish Council, Margaret
Squires, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and particularly to all the
hard work by Dawn Parkhouse.
We all hope it will not be needed, but if it is, the floodlights enabling
night landings, will be remotely switched on by DAAT from Exeter.
Also see the Devon
County Council's Community Website
Mobile Post Office 12.15 - 14.15
Parish Council Meeting
Emmanuel, Coffee mornings
Pre-School Open Day
July 5, 12 & 26
Coffee, Cake & Chat
Gardening Club "Pests, Diseases & Weeds"
Cant Sew wont Sew
MB Memorial Hall, Quiz & Curry Night
Table Top & Local Producers Market
Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band at the Hangar, Eggesford Airfield in aid of 'Send a Cow"
MBPF Open Fair Day Meeting
W.I."Haldon Belvedere Tower"
Edge Youth Club
Vintage Tea Party
Morchard Maids, "Paddling your Canoe", Exeter Quay
Over 60s Luncheon Club
Over 60s Luncheon Club
Summer Holiday Toddlers
Ridge House Summer Fayre
Footpaths around Morchard Bishop and
With over 40 footpaths, Morchard Bishop has one the
highest number of public footpaths of any Parish in Devon. The walks available
are very varied in length, difficulty and vistas.
The Parish Paths Partnerships
Scheme (P3 for short) is an initiative to ensure that the entire
rights of way network is legally defined, properly maintained and well
publicised. It has the support of the National Association of Local Councils
and is government funded. The Devon County Council was one of the first
fifteen Highway Authorities to participate in this scheme, which encourages
community involvement and enjoyment of public rights of way. Devon County
Council is working in partnership with Parish/Town Councils, landowners
and local voluntary groups. The main aim is to improve the condition of
the local rights of way and keep them open and used properly.Parish/Town
Councils in the scheme receive a grant to undertake rights of way work.
The grant, paid by Devon County Council, covers three
i) The mileage, based on the length of rights of way in theParish
ii) Special projects, and
iii) Administrative costs.
Path condition survey and inspection
Each year before the Parish/Town Council receives its annual grant it
organises a survey -
This is an assessment of the condition of the rights of way, in order
to find out what work needs to be done.
The survey provides the information necessary for calculation of the grant
Developments and improvements - upgrading and re-opening paths by undertaking
practical work such as vegetation clearance, repairing stiles and waymarking,
in consultation with farmers and landowners;
Events - helping people to feel confident about using the network by organising,
for example, guided walks and rights of way days;
Publicity and promotion - letting people know about the availability of
the rights of way network through, for example, leaflets or map boards.
This is a final stage, reflecting the improved condition of the path network.
The Parish Paths Liaison
Officer operates the scheme - the Morchard Bishop Parish P3
Officer is Sonja Andrews.
Sonja organises regular walka which are advertised
in The Morchard Messenger. The walks are leisurely and for all ability
levels. They are a fantasitic way of getting to know your local areas,
the beauty that is the Devon countryside - and also your walking companions.
The walks will be publicised in the Morchard Messenger and the accompanying
hand drawn maps are available can be downloaded from this web site.
Those wishing to join an enthusiastic small group
walking some of the paths mostly on a weekly basis, should contact Sonja
Andrews on 01363 877216 or Christine Davies on 01363 877690.
To go to the walks maps click
The Devon County Council web section on Public Rights
of Way can be accessed by clicking
An excellent interactive footpaths GIS (Geographic
Information System) map for Devon can be accessed clicking
here You can zoom into any area of Devon to see the local footpaths