Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Key information

Meeting location: The Church of St James, Avonwick

Meeting time: 7.30 pm


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Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 3 November 2015

These minutes were approved on 1 December 2015

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.


One member of the public was present. It was reported that the catch to the play park gate was damaged. Action Cllr. Gabriel.


Councillors Steer and Hunt – planning (see below).


Councillors Bell, Gabriel, Grevatt, Hunt, Luscombe, Seager-Berry and District and Parish Councillor Steer.


County Councillor Vint


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 6th October 2015 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr Steer seconded Cllr Hunt


It was reported that repairs had been made to the road surface between Woodland Barton and Langford Cross. Highways had informed the Council that work would be carried out this week to complete the raised area near the Avon Inn. There has, so far, been a disappointing response to the advertisement for a Community Road Warden. This matter would be reviewed after the Diptford Parish Council meeting next week.


County Councillor Vint had submitted a report of his recent work at County level.

District Councillor Steer reported on the recent election to the District Council of a replacement Councillor for one who had retired. He informed the Council that appeals were being made against the refusal of planning consent for two wind turbines. He also told the Council of a recent decision to accept a new solar park at Morleigh.

Councillor Grevatt updated the Council on progress with the new website. It should “go live” at the end of this month. Most of the information found on the present site will be available on the new one. The focus will initially be on Council business but this would be expanded to include other items of interest to parishioners at a later date.


The Council gave its support to an application to change a store to a barn conversion for a dwelling at Top Barn, North Huish.


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows: DCC “Tough Choices” meeting – noted

DALC newsletter – noted Recycle Awards – noted

Flood Risk Management – noted



Balance c/f 8901.31
Income (interest) 0.29
Income (precept) 725.50
Balance c/f 9627.10


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 9477.70
Total 9627.10



Questions were raised concerning Devon Highways cutting of hedges from Stone Farm to Brookdale. Action clerk.

Cllr Steer was thanked for cutting the play park hedge.


Visit of Cllr Bramble, Chairman South Hams District Council. Setting of Precept.


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

Additional Documents

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