Marldon Environment Group
Marldon Environment Group (M.E.G.) was formed in 1994, under the Parish Council “umbrella”. It consists of approx. 12 volunteers who care for the parish’s 20 footpaths, bridleways and unmetalled roads. The Parish Council benefits from the Parish Paths Partnership Scheme, whereby an annual grant from Devon County Council is used towards major footpath work, e.g. materials and contractors, when required.
The volunteers meet on Wednesday mornings and carry out 2-3 hours work, mainly with loppers, shears and secateurs although sometimes strimming and mowing are also necessary, the volunteers having attended relevant courses.
They have also carried out drainage work and assisted in the construction of stiles and kissing gates. A survey is carried out each year to identify necessary work, and details submitted to Devon County Council.