Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 7 June 2016

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, 7 June 2016

These minutes were approved on 5 July 2016

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Two members of the public were present. Concern was expressed by one of the parishioners over proposals for a car park to serve the Community Hall should its construction go ahead. It has been suggested that a car park with a capacity of over 40 cars would be needed. For comparison the car park would be larger than that at the Avon Inn. This, the parishioner suggested, would be more appropriate in an urban environment than in a village like Avonwick. Cllr. Grevatt informed the meeting that the Community Hall group are aware of such concerns and are discussing measures that might be adopted to alleviate them. He told the meeting that no decisions had been made as yet.

Concern was also raised over the increased traffic flow on Bow Hill and the speed of vehicles using that road.


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


County Councillor Vint and Councillor Seager-Berry


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 3rd May 2016 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Hunt seconded Cllr Steer


There had been no progress on the flooding of properties in Church Walk. Cllr Steer to follow up.  Some of the tourist road signs had been cleaned.


County Councillor Vint had submitted a report of his work at County level. Of particular interest  to the Parish Council was the possibility of receiving some funding for minor road repairs.

District Councillor Steer informed the Council that despite the planning department refusing permission for a new wind turbine at Foales Leigh Farm  the request had been granted approval by the government inspector. He also told the Council of proposals for new housing developments at Kingsbridge and Ivybridge. Cllr. Steer informed the Council of the recent appointment of Cllr. Smerdon as chairman and Cllr. Cuthbert as vice chairman of the District Council. He was asked to pass the good wishes of the Parish Council to both of these  councillors.


The Council had supported the application for an agricultural dwelling at Colmer View Farm and for Listed Building Consent for a rebuild and refurbishment at Penson.


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows:

An email had been received from a parishioner concerning this year’s accounts. The chairman will respond to this.



Balance c/f 8918.78
Income (interest) 0.36
Income (precept) 678.05
Income (TAP fund) 1000.00
Exp (lengthsman) 1188.00
Exp ( Elections) 545.16
Exp (Insurance) 418.57
Exp (Use of vestry) 220.00
Balance 8225.46



This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 8076.06
Total 8225.46



Repairs had been made to the road near Woodland Barton. Clerk to ask if any future work is planned there.


Flooding at Church Walk. Road repair funding.


5th July 2016 at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.

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