Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 7 March 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, 7 March 2017

These minutes were approved on 4 April 2017

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One member of the public was present. The clerk was asked to write to the  police to thank them for their excellent work in bringing to justice those who had been targeting farms and small businesses for many years.


Councillors Hunt and Steer – planning, Colmer View Farm


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


County Councillor Vint and Councillor Gabriel


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 7th February 2017 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr Seager-Berry seconded Cllr Hunt.


A sponsored walk on 13th May was being organised by the Avon Inn and the Shop to raise funds for the proposed defibrillator.

Bollards had been put in place at The Rock end of Cobbly Walk. Damage to the road surface at this point has been reported to Devon Highways

Cllr Steer to contact the localities officer at SHDC to deal with the unofficial signs at the top of the Wrangaton slip road.


Councillor Vint had submitted a report covering his work with the County Council. He informed the Council of the existence of a local pothole fund to be used where the highways department would not repair potholes. He also mentioned the work of the parish tree wardens in identifying trees in need of protection.

Councillor Steer brought the Joint Local Plan to the attention of the Council. This has received the support of Plymouth City Council, West Devon District Council and South Hams District Council. It is now out for consultation.   Cllr Steer confirmed that the proposed Local Authority Controlled Company would not now go ahead.

Councillor Seager-Berry reported on the recent meeting of the flood group. Of concern to the group is the SWWA blue plastic pipe that has been in position at Horsebrook for some time. It was agreed that this pipe is not appropriate for use in an AONB. Action clerk.

The Council had received a report on the condition of the play park in Avonwick. It was agreed to seek a local maintenance person to carry out minor jobs as they become necessary. Action clerk.


The Council agreed to support an application for the provision of an agricultural building at Colmer View Farm, California Cross. Proposed Cllr Seager-Berry seconded Cllr Grevatt



Balance c/f 8176.23
Income (interest) 0.35
Balance c/f 8176.58


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 8027.18
Total 8176.58


It was agreed to seek funding for the purchase of  IT equipment


The Council wished to record its appreciation of the brilliant work being undertaken by Mr J Widdicombe in clearing the buddle holes within the parish.


Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.

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