Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 29 August 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, 29 August 2017

These minutes were approved on 3 October 2017

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There were no members of the public present. Concern had been raised over the state of the surface of the bridleway at Cobbly Walk, Avonwick, (Toll bridge end). Action clerk. The noise level at some of the functions being held at Baron’s Hill was mentioned. This is to be monitored by the Council. The Council was informed of a family day taking place on 2nd September at the Avon Inn. This would raise funds for future use. Concern had been raised over the protruding kerb stones at the side of the road passing Higher Moor. This has already been discussed with Devon Highways who stated that the road had been deliberately formed to encourage drivers to drive within the speed limit in the village and thus enhance road safety.


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


Councillors Grevatt and Hunt.


The of the meeting held on 18th July 2017 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr Bell seconded Cllr Seager-Berry.


It was reported that the Buddle Hole at Lupridge was being dealt with.


District Councillor Steer reported that it had been a rather quiet month at Follaton. The possible merger of South Hams District Council with West Devon Borough Council was the centre of much discussion at the moment. The District Council is keen on attracting a widespread involvement of residents and others, who would be affected by such a merger, in   the decision making process. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposal would be discussed at a number of meetings which are open to the public on the dates/times shown below. It was felt important that Parishioners should make their feelings concerning the possible merger known to Parish Councillors who would then pass this information on to the District Council.


The Council was informed that applications for development at:

1 .Huish Cross (dormer window),

  1. Huish Barn (French window)
  2. 6 Higher Moor (new bedroom/study)   and
  3. The Avon Inn (new kitchens and dining room) had all been granted.


Specific items of were noted as follows

SWWA update on previous information. Noted.

Highlights AONB meeting. Noted

Play Park request by Ms Rachel Goss.  Action Clerk.

CPRE letter. Noted

Numerous emails re One Council information. Noted



Balance c/f 8790.75
Income (interest) 0.72
Exp (Church dona) 220.00
Exo (Park ins) 156.00
Exp (Web st) 38.36
Balance c/f 8377.11


This balance is made up as follows:


P3 money 149.40
Council funds 8227.71
Total 8377.11



One Council Response


Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm at St James Church, Avonwick.

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