Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Key information

Meeting location: On-line

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

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Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 5 January 2021

1:             Open Forum

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

(NB matters concerning other bodies e.g. SWW, 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.)

2:             Present

3:             Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence (if any)

4:             Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest (if any)

5:             Previous Minutes

To agree the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2020

6:             Matters Arising

To discuss items arising from those Minutes

7:             Reports

To receive Reports from

  1. County Councillor Hosking
  2. District Councillor Pannell or Smerdon
  3. Play park
  4. Others (if any)

8:             Planning

To consider Planning Applications and to note decisions:

  1.         Provision of Farm Shop & Café at Colmer View Farm, Modbury

9:             Correspondence

To consider correspondence received.

10:          Finance

To note recent and future income and expenditure.

11:          Highways

To consider Highway matters.

12:          Next meeting

To consider items for future meetings.

To agree upon a date for the next Meeting. (2nd February 2021?)

Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 5 January 2021

These minutes were approved on 2 February 2021

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.

Minutes of the Virtual NHPC meeting held on 5th January 2021.

Open Forum

There was one member of the public present. The Council was asked what, if any, progress had been made with the necessary repairs to Cobbly  Walk. Cllr. Hosking to seek further information. Cllrs Bell and Hunt had recently undertaken the gritting of the road at Coarsewell Cross even though this fell outside the Parish boundary. The Council was informed of the concern of parishioners over the ever increasing amount of traffic on the Kitterford Cross to California Cross road. It was agreed that this road is not fit for the use being made of it. A suggestion was made that large vehicles could be signed to use the Modbury road. Clerk to follow up.

1:  Present

Councillors Gabriel, Bell, Grevatt, Hunt, Luscombe, Seager-Berry, County Councillor Hosking and District Councillors Pannell and Smerdon

2:   Declarations of Interest

Cllr Seager-Berry. Footbridge over the road at Black Hall

3:   Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held the on 1st December 2020 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Luscombe seconded Cllr. Seager-Berry.

4:  Matters Arising

Road closure on Black Hall Hill in Avonwick. Following damage caused to the footbridge by an unknown vehicle, Devon County Highway engineers inspected the bridge and considered it to be a serious danger to passing traffic. Devon Highways then closed the road. It will remain closed until repairs have been carried out. Road users are advised that the closure comes under the 1984 Road Traffic Regulation Act and that this means that anyone using the road by vehicle or as a pedestrian would be liable to prosecution.

5:  Reports

County and District Councillors reports are available on the Parish website. Considerable attention is being given to coping with the Covid situation.

County Councillor Hosking told the Council of increased funding that is becoming available to improve broadband reception. He said that he would find out what he could concerning the road closures within the Parish.

District Councillor Smerdon said that he would ensure that the concerns of the Parish Council over the proposed development at Horsebrook would be brought to the attention of the District Council when it is discussed at the planning committee.

6:   Finance

Balance c/f 8,948.26
Inc (int)  0.07
Exp(Donation)  220.00
Exp (Buddle holes)  324.00
Balance 8,404.33

It was agreed that up to £500 of extra funding would be made available for buddle hole clearance should this become necessary.

7:   Planning

The Council agreed to support an application for a farm shop and café at Colmer View Farm. Modbury.

8:  North Huish Phone Box

Cllr Bell to follow up.

9:   Next Meeting

Items to discuss:

  •  Road to North Huish from Avonwick,
  •  Phone box at North Huish,
  •  Cobbly Walk
  •  and Kitterford Cross – California Cross road.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 7.30pm. This will be a virtual meeting.