Culmstock Parish Council


1. Under section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy now exists for a Councillor in the Parish of Culmstock following the resignation of Tim Platel.

2. If within 14 working days of publication of this notice, an election is requested by 10 persons who are named on the electoral register for Culmstock an election to fill the casual vacancy will be held. If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

3. Any request for an election made pursuant to paragraph 2 above should be made in writing and must be made to the Returning Officer at the address below.

If you require any further information or advice on requesting an election, please contact Electoral Services on or 01884 255255.
Dated: 22nd January 2024
Stephen Walford
Returning Officer
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
EX16 6PP

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Parish Council 

The date of the next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on 14th February 2024.

There are two vacancies on the Parish Council; please contact the Clerk if you are interested in being co-opted.



CPR Defibrillator Training Session

It is hoped that this will take place on either Saturday 02/03/24 or 09/03/24 in Culmstock Village Hall - TBC ASAP


Culmstock is both a village and a parish and is located in Mid Devon on the border with Somerset just 7 miles NE of Cullompton and 6 miles SW of the Somerset town of Wellington. The parish comprises of the village Culmstock and the hamlets of Nicholashayne, Prescott and Woodgate.

Historically it fell within the boundaries of the Hemyock Hundred. It was at one time prosperous as a centre of weaving and the wool trade, but this prosperity, and the population of the village, declined considerably with the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A large part of the parish now lies within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has one public house, The Culm Valley Inn and one shop called The Strand Stores located in Culmstock village next to the river Culm . There are two churches, a village shop/cafe and a garage.

School & Pre-School
Culmstock Primary School

Stagecoach Cooks
Redwood Coaches

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Blackdown Hills
Blackdown Archives
Blackdown Hills Online

Blackdowns Early Music

Brownies:  Kate Bishop. Tel: 01884 849254

Cricket Club

Evergreens - Hazel Barrow.  Tel: 01884 840698.

Footpaths:  Mike Barrow (P3Co-ordinator).  Email:                          Tel: 01884 840698

Blackdown Mothers Union: Peggy Whitcombe. Tel: 01884 840628

Flower & Produce Show - No committee at present