Welcome to Combe Martin Parish Council’s web page. We hope that you will find our website useful and that it helps you to find out more about what is happening in the parish. Combe Martin lies on the beautiful North Devon Coast, on the A399, and forms the westernmost tip of Exmoor National Park. Most of the area of the parish is within Exmoor, and the rest is part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has one of the longest village streets in the country.
Combe Martin is listed in the Doomsday Book as ‘Combe’ owned by William de Falaise. It became Combe Martin (with various spellings) some time in the 12th Century, probably because it was then owned by the Martin family. Today Combe Martin is a lively place in which to live and a good base for walking holidays or discovering all North Devon has to offer. The village has two beaches both with wonderful rock pools to explore, a beautiful parish church and other interesting buildings, including the well known ‘Pack O’ Cards’ (an inn built to represent a pack of cards). The village is set in stunning scenery, with famous gardens nearby. It offers a variety of pubs, cafes and shops as well as a bowls club and football club. Combe Martin Parish Council was established in 1894 and has twelve unpaid members who are elected for a four-year term of office.
How to become a Councillor?
Throughout England parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils (local councils) work towards improving community well-being and providin better services at a local level. They are the tier of local government below
the level of district, borough or unitary council (principal authorities) and are the tier of local government closest to the people. The term ‘local councils’ refers to parish, town, community, neighbourhood and village councils and
not to the district, borough, unitary or county council tier of local government. Sat on these local councils are some 80,000 elected local councilors, people just like you, who give up a little of their time each week to represent the interests of their local community. Take a look at the IT TAKES ALL SORTS BOOKLET attached and see if you could become a councilor who makes a difference!