Stay Safe and reduce Litter


The Village Hall area is a great asset of Mark managed by the MCA and has been a vital amenity during these difficult times for those who live here and who use its facilities for recreational activities.


In line with government guidelines, the Children's play area and outdoor gym equipment can officially be used from July 4th.  However, there are some specific requirements that need to be followed to help keep the different areas COVID-19 secure. Anyone using the equipment is advised to clean the equipment and their hands with sanitiser before and after use as the areas are not supervised and equipment is not regularly cleaned. Additional information has been placed in each area.


Let's help keep the village COVID-19 safe.


The grounds are looked after by the MCA, but, regrettably, their efforts can be undermined by a few careless people. The toddler area is generally kept litter free and most dog owners/guardians are generally responsible while using the grassed pitch. The worst area is around the youth shelter where there does seem to be a marked reluctance to deposit rubbish into one of the four waste bins dispersed around the grounds (the nearest being alongside the shelter). This often results in an eyesore litter blown by the wind to other parts of the Village Hall area.


Please don’t litter. Please deposit rubbish into waste bins.


PLANNING PORTFOLIO the recent applications



030 Erection of two storey extension to rear (North) elevation. Old Oak Barn, Perry Road, Mark. Parish Council RECOMMENDED PERMISSION



014 Variation of conditions on 33/13/00025 to change materials and amend design of garage, Pill Row Farm, Pill Road, Mark – M. Prosser. Parish Council RECOMMENDED PERMISSION 28.6.2020


015 Change of use and conversion of two pole barns and two storey barn to form 4 holiday lets, creation of new driveway, associated landscaping and external lighting, Totney Farm, Blackford Road, Mark – Mr & Mrs A. Comer. Parish Council RECOMMENDED PERMISSION 9.7.2020


016 Change of use of barns, demolition of Dutch barn and erection of a new dwelling to the south of Littlemoor Road, Mark – Mr & Mrs S. House. Parish Council RECOMMENDED PERMISSION 9.7.2020


018 Change of use of land from agriculture to Use Class B8 for caravan storage, Rookery Farm Creamery, Northwick Road, Mark – C. Petheram. Parish Council RECOMMENDED PERMISSION 9.7.2020


019 Installation of dormer window to south elevation, The Old Homestead Farm, Kingsway, Mark – Mr & Mrs A. Palmer


020 Outline application with some matters reserved for the erection of a dwelling and garage at The Larches, The Causeway, Mark – Mr & Mrs R. May


HEDGES – Just a Reminder


Landowners and occupiers are required by law under the Highways Act 1980 to trim vegetation (hedge, bushes, trees) next to public highways that are preventing passage or adversely affecting the safety of the highway user.  In Mark, the road user includes pedestrians, some with prams and dogs, and riders.  Where landowners ignore this responsibility and/or informal requests to keep public highways free of obstructions and restrictions, for instance ignoring a formal letter or email from parish councils, arrangements can be made for the work to be carried and the invoice sent to the offending landowner.




Have you checked out the village website recently – Usage reports indicate a significant increase in usage and new residents in the village have said how much information it contains!  It tells you what’s on, who to contact for any of the clubs and organisations, photos of the village and lots, lots more!    Have a look –





















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