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Fremington Parish Council

The Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

Due to COVID there will not be a book of condolence placed at the Parish Council's Offices, however condolence messages can be sent directly to the National Book of Condolence via the Royal website at

The Royal Family has expressed that donations can be made to one of His Royal Highness' patronages which is a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy.

Following the sad announcement the Full Council meeting that was scheduled to be held on Monday 12th April has been cancelled.

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Mrs Sue Kingdom, has expressed her condolences "Whilst our sadness at this time is shared by all people, we remember with affection and gratitude the life time of service given by the Duke of Edinburgh to out beloved Queen, his family, our country and beyond. His memory will live on with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which so many youngsters through the years have taken and will do so in the future. Our sincere condolences to Queen Elizabeth II as our thoughts and love go out to her."

Friday, 9th April 2021

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    Please note that following Government restrictions, the Fremington Parish Council Offices are not currently open to the public. We will still be available via phone or email during our normal working hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm.





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    The Parish of Fremington is situated in North Devon. It has four distinct areas of population, the older villages of Yelland, Fremington and Bickington and the newer development of Roundswell. The area of Woodville is also within the Parish.

    The parish covers some 2526 hectares along the south side of the estuary of the river Taw.  About 15% of the parish is densely populated, the remainder being open countryside, with a few tiny hamlets, and woodland. There are two Local Nature Reserves within the parish, which complement the RSPB reserve at Isley Marsh and the Gaia Trust's nature reserve at Home Farm Marsh. There is a network of well maintained footpaths and the Tarka Trail runs through the parish. An interesting leaflet is available from the Parish Office detailing a number of walks.

    There are a good range of shops and facilities within the whole parish, from small local shops to a retail park. The Parish Council runs 8 play areas. Following an award from the Football Foundation new football pitches and changing rooms have been provided at Roundswell (Tews Lane).

    The Parish Council is also responsible for Fremington cemetery, an environmental area (Griggs Field) and Fremington Village Green and an open space at Maple Grove Roundswell. In the late 1990s the Parish Council redeveloped Fremington Quay, which now has a heritage/visitor centre and cafe. The Parish Council runs two allotment sites, one at Muddlebridge and one at Babbages.The Parish Council also has a cemetery, located on the outskirts of Fremington.

    National Award Scheme

    Fremington Parish Council continues to build on success receiving a further award in National Award Scheme (pdf)

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