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Gulworthy Parish Council

Welcome to the official website for Gulworthy Parish Council

Gulworthy is a rural parish in the west of Devon, straddling a ridge between the Tamar river to the west and the river Tavy and Lumburn stream to the east. Now predominantly agriculture and forestry, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the area was heavily industrialised. Blanchdown Wood, in the northwest of the parish, was the site of the Devon Great Consuls copper mine, one of the world’s largest copper mining enterprises. Arsenic and other metal ores were also mined extensively around Gulworthy. As part of these operations the port at Morwellham, in the southwest of the parish, was developed. The Tavistock canal, which passes under the parish in a tunnel bored through Morwell Down, connected Morwellham to the mines and Tavistock.

Gulworthy today is a small hamlet at the junction of the east-west A390 Tavistock – Gunnislake road and the B3257/B3362 running north-south from Chip Shop towards Bere Alston. There is a church, primary school and the parish hall, all serving the local community and the surrounding hamlets and farmsteads. The Gulworthy Parish area is defined on the boundary map.

Information on major repair works to Gunnislake bridge

Devon County Council Engineering group providing an update on urgent repair works to Gunnislake bridge

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4th June 2024

Community funding

Cllr Blackman has a locality budget which can be used towards a community project in the parish.

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Stop doorstop crime

Useful information for preventing doorstop crime in your area

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22nd April 2024

Ongoing Free support to help farmers navigate the Agricultural Transition

Business Information Point is running the Future Farming Resilience Programme across the South West. Support is available through Agricultural Transition workshops, one-to-one support with an agricultural advisor and access to small group workshops focused on specific topics relevant to farmers in the South West.

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Gulworthy Parish Council supports the 20’s Plenty for Devon campaign

Gulworthy Parish Council:

* supports the 20’s Plenty for Devon campaign.

* Calls on Devon County Council to implement 20mph in Tavistock; and

* will write to Devon County Council to request 20mph speed limits on streets throughout Devon where people live, work, shop, play or learn, with 30mph as the exception on those roads, where full consideration of the needs of vulnerable road users allows a higher limit.

Financial help from the Nicholas Watts Trust

When a lot of people are facing financial cutbacks, help is available through the generosity of a wealthy Tavistock man, Nicholas Watts, who in his Will dated 1674, created a permanent endowment for the residents of Tavistock. Follow the read more link for more details of the financial support available and how to apply.

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