Parish Council meeting: Tuesday, 2 July 2024

Key information

Meeting location: Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club, Black Hall Lane, Avonwick, TQ10 9EJ

Meeting time: 7.30 pm

Agenda

Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 2 July 2024

1) Open Forum

For Parishioners to raise matters of concern relevant to the work of the Parish Council. (Matters concerning other bodies e.g SWW, SHDC, DCC should normally be referred directly. The Parish Council would try to assist where difficulties arise after such a referral has taken place)

2) Present

3) Apologies for Absence

4) Declarations of Interest

5) Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held Tuesday 4th June 2024.

6) Matters Arising

  1. a) Parish Council Website – proposed changes.

7) Reports

  1. County Councillor D Thomas.
  2. District Councillor G Pannell & D Hancock.
  3. Play Park.
  4. Tree Warden.
  5. P3 Co-Ordinator.
  6. Defibrillators – Training date and Locality Grant.

8) Planning Applications / Matters.

Applications received from South Hams District Council –

  1. a) Application no 1634/24/HHO – Dolphin Cottage, 2 The Run, Avonwick TQ10 9LY – Householder application for single storey kitchen extension and extension to outbuilding to form studio/hobbies store room.

Decisions received from South Hams District Council  -

  1. a) Conditional Approval – Application no 1920/22/FUL – Charford Farm, Diptford – Proposed demolition of existing extensions and construction of new extension and alterations to existing dwelling and conversion of barns to create one 2 bed dwelling including part demolition of dilapidated barn with associated landscaping, new wildlife habitat creation and parking.

9) Correspondence

10) Highways

New meeting date with DCC to be confirmed at Kitterford Cross – 11th  July 2024.

11) Finances.

Bank Balances July 2024

Treasurers Account 2,571.16
Business Account 7,963.19
10,534.35

12) Any Items to go onto the next Parish Council meeting Agenda.

  1. Next Meeting Date 3rd September 2024.

 

Draft Minutes

Draft Minutes for the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 2 July 2024

1) Open Forum

  1. North Huish Churchyard Grass very long – SHDC should have taken over the Grass Cutting when the Church closed. The Clerk will look into this and report back.
  2. Cllr Liz Gabriel – Davids posthumous award for his services to the Parish Council has arrived, it has been gratefully received.
  3. Sight lines on the bridge at Avonwick needs cutting back, this will be brought to the attention of Dan Thomas and Nick Colton – DCC.
  4. Noticeboard in North Huish – this has currently been repaired, a replacement will be looked into.

2) Present

Cllr Steer (Chairman), Cllr Grevatt (Vice-Chair), Cllr Bell, Cllr Hunt, Cllr Gabriel, Cllr Snoxall, Cllr Ring, D Cllr Hancock, C Cllr D Thomas.

Attended by

no public present

3) Apologies

None received.

4) Declarations of Interest

None received.

5) Previous Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held Tuesday 4th June 2024.

The above minutes have been circulated and read. Proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Grevatt with all in agreement. Duly signed by the Chairman.

6) Matters Arising

  1. Parish Council Website – Cllr Grevatt has circulated some proposed changes, the old website has been in place for 8 years and now needs to be updated to make it quicker and more accessible to the public. Cllrs are all in agreement that Cllr Grevatt updates the website as necessary without coming back to the Parish Council each time.

7) Reports.

a) Devon County Council

C Cllr D Thomas – now has £8000 locality grant available for Parishes.

Works at Kitterford Cross – milestone have done some snagging works which are still not acceptable, this will be addressed at a site meeting on the 11th July.  Soil is poor on site and has allowed weeds to grow, white lines have already been worn away.

b) South Hams District Council

District Councillor G Pannell & D Hancock – written report circulated by e-mail.  SHDC still in Purdah so not much to report.  Climate change support being offered from sustainable south hams for Cllrs, one to one support is being offered.  Localities fund available now to support projects in the Parish. Reminder from the Dog Warden that all dogs need to be micro chipped.

c) Play Park

Cllr Hunt reported all ok this month, quote being awaited for the entrance drive gravel and 2 posts need replacing on the steps.

d) Tree Warden

Cllr Bell – Ash Dieback still in many trees.

e) P3 Co-Ordinator

Cllr Snoxall reported that she had spoken to Jon Boyd – DCC, who is happy to come to a meeting and discuss the Primrose Trail and any other matters. The basic grant of £110.00 has been authorised and any further works needed will require a site meeting.

f) Defibrillators

All are currently in working order. A Training date possibly in August to be organised, Cllr Hancock confirmed that a locality grant could be claimed for the cost of the training.

8) Planning Applications / Matters.

Applications received from South Hams District Council -

  1. Application no 1634/24/HHO – Dolphin Cottage, 2 The Run, Avonwick TQ10 9LY – Householder application for single storey kitchen extension and extension to outbuilding to form studio/hobbies store room. The Parish Council Support the application – proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Steer – all in agreement.

Decisions received from South Hams District Council

  1. Conditional Approval – Application no 1920/22/FUL – Charford Farm, Diptford – Proposed demolition of existing extensions and construction of new extension and alterations to existing dwelling and conversion of barns to create one 2 bed dwelling including part demolition of dilapidated barn with associated landscaping, new wildlife habitat creation and parking.

9) Correspondence

a) Emergency Flood Plan details of the co-ordinator asked for by DCC.

10) Highways

New meeting date with DCC & C Cllr D Thomas at Kitterford Cross – 11th  July 2024 – Cllrs all in agreement to attend.

Some road verge cutting has been done by DCC but has not yet been completed. Reflective bollards which need replacing – DCC to be informed of the location by Cllr Grevatt.

11) Finances

Treasurers Account 2,571.16
Business Account 7,963.19
10,534.35

12) Next Meeting

Next Meeting Date 3rd September 2024.

There be no further business the meeting closed 8.26pm