Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 3 January 2017

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 January 2017

These minutes were approved on 7 February 2017

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The Council was informed of the voluntary work, clearing leaves and other debris from the gutters at the side of the road, carried out by David Johns of Hill Head farm. The grateful thanks of the Council for this work was noted.

A drainage grating in North Huish was reported to be covered/blocked. Action clerk.

The recent closure of the Ugborough road out of Avonwick for mains water repairs had caused considerable concern for parishioners. In particular the shop was badly affected by this closure which continued far beyond what could be considered to be a reasonable length of time. It was reported that the road was “unofficially” opened by one or more parishioners by the removal of the road closed signs. Action clerk.

The street name sign for Church Walk in Avonwick is reported as being in need of attention. Action clerk.

Concern was raised over the inconsiderate parking of vehicles at the entrance to Church Walk.

Action clerk.

The new patches to the surface of the Avonwick – North Huish road were already showing signs of wear. Action clerk.

The surface of the North Huish – Diptford road passing Manor Farm is badly eroded. Action clerk.


Cllrs Vint and Steer – planning matters.


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


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


Planning.  There had been some delay in obtaining contact details for the owner of the house in Higher Moor. These had now been obtained and contact will be attempted.

The repairs to the park gates will be undertaken by South Hams District Council.

The collection of unofficial notices at the top of the Wrangaton slip road has not been cleared away. Action clerk.


Councillor Vint gave a brief report outlining highways work regarding both buddle holes and potholes. Clerk now has a map detailing the buddle holes within the parish.

Councillor Steer reported on the progress of the Local Authority Controlled Company.


The Council gave its support to a request for an extension and alterations to Penson, Diptford.


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows:

Changes to the distribution of waste collection bags. Action clerk.

Update on the proposed closure of Telephone boxes within the parish. Noted.



Balance c/f 8,835.54
Income (interest) 0.34
Exp. Park grass 660.00
Balance c/f 8,175.88


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 8,026.48
Total 8,175.88



Litter was reported on the road from the Avon Inn to the Church in Avonwick. Action clerk.

The Avonwick sign on the Ugborough road was in need of cleaning. Action Cllr Steer.


Buddle holes.


Tuesday 7th February 2017  at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.

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