Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 8 January 2019

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, 8 January 2019

These minutes were approved on 5 February 2019

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.


The Council was informed that the defibrillator had been used and that new pads had been ordered. In the mean-time Cllr. Grevatt had obtained some temporary pads to ensure that the defibrillator is available for use.

The Council was informed of a recent occurrence of dogs from a local hunt being out of control in the Avonwick area. The dogs trespassed on private gardens. The fear was expressed that the dogs were out of control near the children’s play park and the potential existed for serious harm to be caused to young children.  Action Cllr. Gabriel.

The Council was told of the recent work of James Winzer in clearing the ditches in the road near Lupridge Farm.

The Council was made aware of a blocked drainpipe crossing the road near Old Bridge in Avonwick. Action clerk.




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


The MINUTES of the meeting held on 4th December 2018 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Seager-Berry seconded Cllr. Steer.


The Council was informed of the progress being made over the repair to the Cobbly Walk sign. The Council was also informed of damage caused to the Avonwick Gateway sign on the Brent road. The Council was alerted to the lack of information received from South Hams District Council regarding the safety inspections carried out in the playpark.


County Councillor Hosking informed the Council of recent developments at County level. These included working with other Councils to improve transport provision in the South West, the allocation of funding for highways repairs, improvements to the Counties pension arrangements and the start of the budget process for 2019/21. Councillor Hosking was asked if the library service could open for one evening a week to serve the needs of those who can’t get to a library during the day.

District Councillor Steer reported on changes to the provision of waste collection in the South Hams. This will be placed in the hands of a private operator from May 2019. Cllr. Steer described how the District Council was looking to invest in local facilities in order to use its money to improve local developments rather than to invest out of the area. Councillor Steer informed councillors of a proposal for a budget supermarket in Ivybridge.



Balance c/f  8,400.57
Income (interest)         0.35
Exp. Park grass cutting     725.00
Exp. Buddle holes     516.00
Balance c/f  7,159.92


The Council agreed to pay for the clearing of Buddle Holes, Proposed Cllr. Seager-Berry seconded Cllr. Luscombe.

The Council agreed the budget set out below for the financial year 2019-20. Proposed Cllr. Seager-Berry seconded Cllr.Bell.

North Huish Parish Council Budget 2019-2020


Planned Income
Balance b/f 6,800.00
Precept 2,968.00
CTSG  32.00
Interest  3.00
Totals 9,803.00


Planned Expenditure
Insurance 400.00
Church Donation 220.00
DALC subs 110.00
Buddle hole repair  1,000,00
Park Maintenance  1,000.00
Contingency  7,073.00


Contingency Funds
Salary contingency  4,500.00
Contingency  2,573.00



Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30pm at St James’s Church, Avonwick.

Additional Documents

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