Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Key information

Meeting location: On-line

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

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Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Open Forum

For parishioners to raise matters of concern relevant to the work of the Parish Council

(NB matters concerning other bodies e.g. SWWA, SHDC and DCC should normally be referred directly to such bodies.  The Parish Council would try assist where difficulties arise after such a referral has taken place.)


  1. To receive apologies for absence (if any)
  2. To receive declarations of interest (if any)
  3. To agree the Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd March 2020
  4. To discuss items arising from those Minutes
  5. To receive Reports from
    • County Councillor Hosking
    • District Councillor Pannell or Smerdon
    • others (if any)
  1. To consider Planning Applications and to note decisions: (if any)
  2. To consider correspondence received
  3. Financial matters:
    • To note recent and future income and expenditure.
    • To approve the Parish Accounts for 2019/20
    • To consider, approve and sign the Annual Governance Statement 2019/20
    • To consider, approve and sign the Accounting Statement 2019/2
    • To consider certification of the Council as being exempt from a Limited Assurance Review         and sign the Certificate of Exemption.
  1. To consider Highway matters
  2. To consider items for future meetings
  3. To agree upon a date for the next Meeting.


Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 14 July 2020

These minutes were approved on 4 August 2020

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.

1:      Open Forum

There were no members of the public present.

2:      Present

Councillors Gabriel, Bell, Grevatt, Hunt, Luscombe and Seager-Berry

3:      Apologies for Absence

Councillor Steer.

4:      Declarations of Interest

None declared.

5:      Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held the on 3rd March 2020 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Grevatt seconded Cllr. Seager-Berry.

6:      Planning

The Council gave its support to an application for a Farm Shop and Café at Colmer View Farm. Proposed Cllr. Bell seconded Cllr. Seager-Berry.

7:      Finance

Balance c/f 7,165.91
Inc (int) 1.20
Inc (precept) 2,008.00
Inc (DCC grant dis. board) 256.93
Exp (Election 2019) 707.00
Exp (Buddle holes) 372.00
Exp (DALC sub) 107.28
Exp (Insurance) 353.66
Balance 7,892.10


The Council accepted and approved the Parish Accounts for 2019/20. Proposed Cllr. Seager-Berry Seconded Cllr. Bell

The Council considered, approved and signed the Annual Governance Statement 2019/20.

The Council then considered, approved and signed the Accounting Statement for 2019/20.

The Council agreed to certify itself as exempt from a Limited Assurance Review and signed

The Certificate of Exemption.

Thanks were given to Mr. Widdicombe and Mr. North for their work for the Parish.

Mr. Cooper is to carry out repairs and maintenance of the play park equipment.

8:      Highways

The interactive speed sign in Avonwick was reported to be faulty.

The view of the bridge in Avonwick when approaching from Totnes direction was reported to be obstructed by plant growth.

Potholes were reported on the Ugborough road from Avonwick (nb Ugborough PC to be informed)

It was reported that the Parish Paths had recently been walked and checked. Thanks were given to Cllr. Grevatt.

9:      Items for next meeting

  • The mobile ‘phone survey
  • North Huish defibrillator

10:   Next Meeting

A virtual meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 7.30pm..