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Site Last Updated 3rd. November 2020.


Letter from our MP.

We will be living with the coronavirus until such time as we have a vaccine and whilst we must all remain vigilant we do need to understand that in spite of our increased population, due to the many visitors we have in Devon, we still have one of the lowest rates of infection in the entire country.
Last week I have visited our Covid-19 testing facility in Barnstaple which is currently at the far end of the leisure centre car park. I am delighted the site is back in Barnstaple and urge anyone with symptoms to get tested as soon as possible.
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Devon continues to have very low levels of infection and is ranked 149/150 regionally. In the past 7 days there have been just 4 cases in the whole county. It is now more than a month since overnight visitors have been welcomed back to Devon and it is thanks to the excellent social distancing measures introduced by our tourism and hospitality sector and other local businesses, as well as residents and visitors alike, in the main, following the guidance that cases remain so low.
There have been 26 deaths in Northern Devon and just 122 confirmed cases in North Devon throughout the pandemic.
I know we have a higher than normal number of visitors this year, and many are anxious about how busy some areas are.  Outside transmission remains incredibly rare, with initial studies suggesting less than one in two thousand cases are transmitted outdoors.  Nationally there are currently 6 cases per 100,000 people.  In Devon its currently 1.2 cases per 100,000 people, so you need to pass nearly 100,000 people, to even pass someone carrying the virus, and then would have to be in close contact for a number of minutes to contract it.
I very much hope such ongoing low levels of the virus locally will help everyone feel more confident about going to support our local businesses. Inevitably whilst we are living with the coronavirus, there will be outbreaks, but we are very fortunate that here in Devon we have an excellent Local Outbreak Management Plan prepared by our County Council. You can view all the information about the coronavirus in Devon here: External link opens in new tab or window
We really are very well prepared here in North Devon. We have a very low level of infection, and all cases are being tracked effectively, our Nightingale is ready if needed, and hopefully it won't, we have indeed planned for the worst whilst hoping for the best as we move into the new normal.
Please remember to keep washing your hands, wear a face covering inside as required and keep your distance! External link opens in new tab or window#HandsFaceSpace
Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon
10th August 2020


Help For The Vulnerable.

In these difficult times if you need help or know someone who does, please somehow put a post on the Chittlehampton Community Facebook page, with over 400 members someone will respond to your request. Please stay safe.


Please Note.

North Devon District Council have requested that you put glass and plastic in separate containers to speed up the recycling collections as they are running on reduced staff, blue bins have now been distributed for the glass. Please comply with this request in these difficult times.



Health Advice

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Businesses & Employers

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Council Buildings

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Accessibility Statement for Chittlehampton Parish Council

22 September 2020
This Accessibility Statement is for the website
It is the parish council’s desire to make information as available as is possible to anyone with:  
•         impaired vision
•         motor difficulties
•         cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
•         deafness or impaired hearing

How Accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
Compliance status
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Non-accessible content
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.
Other images have either alternative text or a link to a text document.  When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
It is our intention that all images will be fully accessible by September 2021.
Any new or replacement documents posted on our website from 31 December 2020 will be accessible.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any links to external content which are outside of our control are also exempt from the accessibility regulations.

Disproportionate burden

The parish council has researched the costs involved in having a new, fully compliant website purchased or having its existing website professionally reviewed by one of the commercial services offering this service. The parish council currently considers that the costs involved place a disproportionate burden on the parish council’s finances when taking into account:
·       the number of visitors to its website
·       the number of residents in the village who would benefit from the website being made fully accessible
·       the degree to which any disabled users would benefit from the website being made more compliant
·       that content on the website is not specifically aimed at people who have a disability
·       that the parish council will provide information in a more accessible form if requested  
·       the importance of prioritising and maintaining the availability of finances to meet any sudden expenditure necessary as a result of            the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The parish council will work towards making its website as compliant as possible without spending a disproportionate level of public funds in achieving this.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email:
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The parish council will consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: the clerk by telephone on 07810 832863 or External link opens in new tab or windowby email.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 22 September 2020.  The test was carried out by self-evaluation.



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