Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Key information

Meeting location: The Church of St James, Avonwick

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

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PDF of the Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 4 October 2016

These minutes were approved on 1 November 2016

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.


No members of the public were present



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


County Councillor Vint, Councillors Bell and Hunt


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 6th September 2016 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr Seager- Berry seconded Cllr Steer


The clerk informed the Council that he had not yet received the buddle hole map from Devon Highways. The chairman told the Council that he would follow up the necessary work to the play park gates. It was noted that the Ugborough road had been well repaired by Devon Highways. Clerk instructed to send letter of appreciation to the officer concerned.


District Councillor Steer reported that a new locality officer had been appointed.

He informed the Council of ongoing work looking at the devolution of responsibility for work from the County to the District authority. He is taking a keen interest in discussions concerning the proposed District company which would seek to generate income for the District Council.  Cllr Steer updated the Council on the Sherford development which is now well under way.

Councillor Seager-Berry reported on the recent meeting of the Flood Committee. The clerk was asked to contact SWWA and Devon Highways to request the cleaning of all of the drains through Avonwick to help prevent flooding during the winter months.  It was suggested that the Council should consider increasing its precept to allow for ongoing maintenance of the Parish buddle holes.

Councillor Grevatt reported on the recent successful Apple Pie Fair which had attracted support from far and wide. The Community Hall Project Group were grateful to the Parish Council for the use of the play park land. The Council expressed its appreciation of the work of those involved in ensuring the success of the fair. Cllr Grevatt also informed the Council that it would need to renew its website hosting in November.


The Council gave its support to a retrospective request for a side shed enclosure at 6 Jubilee Cottages, Avonwick. The Council had no comment to make over the application for a studio extension to the rear of the garage at 7 Higher Moor, Avonwick.


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows

SHDC Ugborough Neighbourhood Plan – noted

SHDC Dog Control orders - noted



Balance c/f 8106.49
Income (interest) 0.34
Balance c/f 8106.83


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 7957.43
Total 8106.83



Invite new Locality Officer to attend.

Look at website costs


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

Additional Documents

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