Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Key information

Meeting location: The Church of St James, Avonwick

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

The agenda for this meeting will be published at least three days before the meeting.

Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 4 March 2014

These minutes were approved on 1 April 2014

Please noteEvery care has been taken to present this accessible copy of the minutes with accuracy, but the formal record of the meeting remains the signed paper copy of the minutes.


There were no members of the public present. A parishioner queried the positioning of the play equipment in the new play park. The Council was informed that this had now been agreed by both the Planning and the Natural Environment and Recreation Departments at the District Council and that it would now go ahead as planned.  Mud was reported on the road between North Huish and Coombe House.  A blocked buddle hole was reported at Langford Barton.


Councillors Childs, Cooper, Luscombe, Seager-Berry and District and Parish Councillor Steer.


County Councillor Vint, Councillors Hunt and Pearse.


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 4th February 2014 were confirmed and signed.


The Clerk was asked to invite the Dog Warden to Avonwick to look at the problems being caused by thoughtless dog owners.

The clerk reported on a meeting that he had had with the solicitor who will be acting for the Council in matters relating to the transferal of the Play Park and Village Hall land to the Parish. The Council agreed to nominate two offices to act as trustees to hold the land for the Parish Council – those of Chairman of the Council and Clerk to the Council.

The construction of the play park is now planned to start on 7th April 2014.


County Councillor Vint reported that the planned budget for the County had now been approved.  He informed the Council that much of his work at present concerned the proposals put forward by the Highways Department concerning the status of some of the roads within the district. Considerable objection to the reclassification of some roads has been received.

District Councillor Steer informed the Council of the recent death of District Councillor Carter, a man who will be sadly missed.

Councillor Steer reported that the final recommendations of the Boundary Commission for changes to the electoral arrangements for South Hams District Council have been published. These include a reduction in the number of Councillors from 40 to 31 and new ward boundaries.  North Huish Parish will now be included with South Brent and there will be two councillors elected within the new ward.

The Council had received no correspondence from the Police. It is assumed, therefore, that there has been no crime reported within the parish during the last month. Clerk instructed to request a negative report from the police when no crime has occurred.


The Council was asked to request the removal of an old freezer from the side of the road in Avonwick. It was noted that the freezer was on private land. The clerk was asked to approach the landowner to see if he would be willing to remove the freezer.

The Council had received a request for financial support for the Avonwick and North Huish website.



Balance c/f 7208.79
Exp. (CCoD Sub.) 50.00
Income (interest) 0.25
Balance c/f 7159.04


This balance is made up as follows:


 P3 money 49.40
Community fund 1686.18
Council funds 5323.46
Total 7159.04


The Council was informed that the Play Park Committee had now opened a bank account.

Council agreed to purchase two locks and chains for the play park gates.


Request from the Avonwick and North Huish Website for financial support – deferred till the September meeting.

Further consideration of request for funding towards the costs of the Diptford and North Huish Parish Magazine.


Tuesday 1st April 2014  at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.