About the Parish Council

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More information is available on our Notices Page

Modbury Parish Council has 12 councillors who are elected for four years. Their details are listed on the Councillors page. At the Annual meeting in May, a Chairperson is elected. The current Chairperson is Peter Watts.  The Vice Chair is Rob West.

Modbury Parish Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the QEII Pavilion in Chatwell Lane. Meetings normally start at 7.00pm with an open forum where parishioners can ask questions and raise issues. The open forum is limited to 30 minutes unless there is a significant matter to discuss.

Agendas for the monthly meetings are posted a week beforehand on the parish notice board and on the Council Meetings page. Draft Minutes are also put on the notice board and website then approved at the next meeting.

Minutes can also be found on the Council Meetings page.

Parish Office:

2 Galpin Street, Modbury, PL21 0QA -Telephone 01548-830222

Contact us

Office opening hours are usually* 10am till 4pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am till 11am.

Devon Climate Emergency:

A range of public, private and voluntary organisations from all over Devon came together on 22nd May 2019 to declare a climate emergency, and endorse the Devon Climate Declaration. A “Net Zero” task force was formed to produce a Devon Carbon Plan. To find our more about this please click on the following link to the Devon Climate Emergency website:   https://www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/

Modbury Parish Council  resolved to endorse the Devon Climate Declaration on 11th February 2020.

Report a problem:

If you wish to report a fault or a problem on our Roads, such as a pot hole, overgrown hedges, ice on the road or empty salt/grit bins please do so via the following link:


If you wish to report parking on double yellow lines/or pavement parking/or request enforcement, please do so via the following link:

Parking – Devon County Council

If you wish to report matters such as abandoned vehicles/full recycling bank/dog fouling problems, please do so via the following link:


Important Documents:

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) apply from 25 May 2018. For details on the types of data held by the Council and how they are stored, please see our Privacy Policy.

The way the in which the council works is stipulated in our Standing Orders.

Councillors’ behaviour is regulated by our Code of Conduct.

Filming and recording at meetings is governed by the Protocol on the filming and recording of MPC meetings.

For guidance on participating in our meetings please read the our Protocol for Public Participation.

If you have a complaint about the council or a councillor please let us know using the guidelines below contained in our Complaints Policy.

Please see our Publication Scheme for a full list of our publications.

In case of emergency (such as flooding), please refer to the Emergency Plan for details of who to contact, and procedures.

All of these documents are posted under the “Policy” category on the Documents Page.