Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Key information

Meeting location: The Church of St James, Avonwick

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

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Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Agenda for the NHPC meeting to be held at 7.30pm on 4th January 2022 at St James’s Church, Avonwick

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 6th December 2021

6:             Matters Arising

To discuss items arising from those Minutes

7:             Reports

To receive Reports from

  1. County Councillor Thomas
  2. District Councillor Pannell or Smerdon
  3. Play Park inspection
  4. others (if any)

8:             Planning

To consider Planning Applications and to note decisions:

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. (1st February 2022?)                         Tony Luscombe Clerk

Approved Minutes

Approved Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 4 January 2022

These minutes were approved on 1 February 2022

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 NHPC meeting held on 4th January 2022.

1:      Open Forum

There was one member of the public present. Concern was raised over recent fly tipping that had occurred near the garage in Avonwick.  The Council was informed that the matter had been reported to South Hams District Council and that it was under investigation.

2:      Present

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

3:      Apologies for absence

Councillor Gabriel and County Councillor Thomas.

4:      Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th December 2021 were confirmed and signed. Proposed Cllr. Seager-Berry seconded Cllr. Hunt.

5:      Matters Arising

A notice has been placed on the car parked at the junction of the North Huish road in Avonwick asking the owner not to park there. Vehicles continue to park on the junction. After discussion it was decided that the clerk should seek the support of both Devon Highways and the Police in dealing with vehicles parked on the junction.

No progress has yet been made over the repair/replacement of the Council’s notice boards.

There have been two applications received for the position of Clerk to the Council. Other applications would still be welcome.

6:      Reports

County Council

County Councillor Thomas had written to say that he had informed Highways of concerns over the state of the roads at Horsebrook and Haswell. He had also been assured that work will start on the repairs to Cobbly Walk in 2022. He has asked that work should begin in June 2022 – the earliest possible date for such work to be undertaken.

District Council

District Councillor Pannell would carry forward concerns of the Council re a missed refuse collection in Higher Moor and fly tipping near the garage in Avonwick. He told the Council that the Government was not planning to permit remote meetings of the Council at present.

Play Park

The monthly inspection noted that all was OK although a degree of concern was raised over a stone protruding from the grass near the picnic table.

7:      Planning

Permission has been granted for the erection of a mounted solar array at The Rock in Avonwick.

The Planners were not proceeding with the investigation of a skate park in Avonwick.

The Clerk was asked to request the Planning Authority to provide the Council with information regarding planning applications located close to the Parish border.

8:   Finance

Balance c/f  9,818.48
Inc (int)  0.08
Exp (park grass cutting)  703.00
Exp (Buddle holes)  300.00
Donation (church)  220.00
Balance  8,595.56

9:      Highways

Trees were reported overhanging the Diptford road near the old Avonwick Station.

A replacement reflective post is needed near Woodland Barton, Avonwick.

The Council was informed of a recent road closure on the A38 near Chudleigh. Neither the closure nor the necessary diversion appear to have been signed. Action Clerk.

10:   Next Meeting

Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 7.30pm. at St James’s Church, Avonwick