Parish Council meeting: Wednesday, 2 November 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 Wednesday, 2 November 2016

These minutes were approved on 6 December 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.


There were no members of the public present. The council had been asked to consider keeping the telephone box in North Huish as it is a significant structure within the village. It was agreed to investigate this further. The Council was informed of an attempted break in at an isolated building within the parish. It was agreed to bring this to the attention of parishioners who are encouraged to take all precautions possible to protect their property. Attention was also drawn to overhanging branches on the road from Avonwick towards North Huish. The landowners would be asked to check these. The parish now has an allocated police officer. Should parishioners need to bring something to his attention they are asked to contact a member of the Council for further details.


Cllr Hunt. Planning – Conversion of Barn to Dwelling at  Coombe Norris


Councillors Gabriel, Grevatt, Hunt and Seager-Berry.


County Councillor Vint, District and Parish Councillor Steer, Councillors Bell and Luscombe.


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 4th October 2016 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr Hunt seconded Cllr Seager-Berry


The clerk reported that the new Locality Officer would attend the meeting in December.  He also informed the Council that Devon Highways would be cleaning the gullies and drains in November.


A report had been received from Cllr Vint. He was keen for parishioners to be made aware of the £500 voucher offer for the provision of broadband in areas where broadband reception is poor.

Cllr Grevatt asked the Council to consider renewing  the  Council’s website hosting. It was proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Seager-Berry that this should go ahead. Carried unanimously.


Support was given to an application  for a new porch and alteration works at Mdina House, Avonwick

It was agreed to make a site visit to Coombe Norris before making a recommendation concerning this application.

The Council was informed that approval had been granted for a studio extension at 7 Higher Moor, Avonwick


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows

DALC Newsletter – noted

Sexual Health Matters – noted

Devon Highways conference – noted

Town and Parish Council event – noted

Citizens Advice Annual Report – noted.



Balance c/f 8,106.83
Precept 728.00
Income (interest) 0.35
Balance c/f 8,835.18


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 8,685.78
Total 8,835.18



Finance for maintenance of Buddle Holes.

Locality Officer visit

Budget 2017/18

Telephone box in North Huish


Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.

Additional Documents

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