Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Please note This replaces the meeting usually held in the first week of September.

Key information

Meeting location: The Church of St James, Avonwick

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

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PDF of the Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

These minutes were approved on 1 October 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 skatepark at Charford continued to cause concern. Action clerk.


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


District Councillor Pannell.


The MINUTES of the meeting held the on 2nd July 2019 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Hunt seconded Cllr. Seager-Berry.


It was reported that the owners of cars parked on the junction of the North Huish road in Avonwick had responded well to the Council’s request to park a car length back from the junction. Unfortunately other motorists have been making use of the now vacant space. The Council agreed to place polite notices on the windscreens of these cars asking the owners to park back from the junction.

The Council was asked if the damaged fence on the permissive path in Avonwick had been repaired by Pentland First Port. This will be checked and a report made at the October meeting.


District Councillor Smerdon told the Council of the District Council’s intentions regarding Climate Emergency Action. Both the District and County Councils are working to produce an action plan within six months.

Councillor Smerdon also told the Council of the discontent of some parents over the introduction of the cashless payment system for entry to the Ivybridge Leisure complex. This decision was not taken by the council but by the Company which is running the centre.


The Council objected to the planning application for a Garden Room at Huish Barn, North Huish. The Council supported an application for the approval of details to new work at Penson.


Specific items of CORRESPONDENCE were noted as follows:

Offensive graffiti was reported on playground equipment in Avonwick. Dealt with the next day. The Council was told of a kind offer of the provision of a defibrillator for North Huish village. It is hoped that the Council will be able to take up this offer by using the redundant ‘phone box as its base. Action Cllr. Grevatt.



Balance c/f 7,944.74
Income (interest)  0.63
Expenditure (website) 38.35
Expenditure ( grant to ACC) 220.00
Expenditure (Cobbly Walk) 180.00
Balance c/f 7,507.02



Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 7.30pm at St James’s Church, Avonwick.

Additional Documents

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