Parishioners wishing to bring any matter before North Huish Parish Council should either attend an open forum (held at the start of this Council meeting) or ask a Councillor to represent them. Parishioners are asked to limit their input to 4 minutes in order to permit the meeting to progress without undue delay, and may only speak during the open forum.

Don't forget that if you would like to raise a matter relating to other bodies, such as South Hams District Council and Devon County Council, it is often best if you contact them directly.  However, the Parish Council would try help if difficulties arise after such a referral has taken place.

Please note that a sound recording of this meeting will be taken and published online. Members of the public who speak at this meeting will be deemed to have given consent to being recorded, in accordance with our protocol for recording.

Key information and documents

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

Meeting time: 7.30pm

Please note: To follow Annual Parish Council Meeting

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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 2nd April 2024

6:             Co-option

Co-option – to consider an application from Liz Gabriel for co-option onto the council

7:             Matters Arising

  • Defibrillator Training
  • North Huish Noticeboard
  • Community Award nomination for David Gabriel
  • Parish Clerk Recruitment

8:             Reports

To receive Reports from

  1. County Councillor Daniel Thomas
  2. District Councillor Pannell or Hancock
  3. The Play Park
  4. Defibrillators
  5. Tree Warden
  6. P3 Co-ordinator

9:             Planning

To consider Planning Applications and to note decisions:

No new planning applications this month.

Withdrawn application reference:

Planning application reference: 3337/23/FUL

Location: Avon Inn, Avonwick, TQ10 9NB.

Description: Use of two pods in the rear garden for B&B


Ongoing Enforcement Cases: which are confidential have been circulated directly to councillors.

10:          Correspondence

Request from a parishioner re: football goal offered for the land next to the play park.

11:          Finance:

  • To note recent and future income and expenditure.
  • To approve invoice for £22.75 from AVTCC for May meetings.
  • To consider and approve invoice ref 2243 from Mr Widdicombe £118.80 for clearing drains/buddle holes in March.
  • To consider and approve invoice from SHDC for election recharges from election in May 2023 £165.60.
  • To consider and approve invoice ref 5658 from DALC for annual membership £191.03.
  • To consider and approve invoice ref LCO01458 from BHIB for annual parish council insurance £422.50.
  • To consider and approve clerk’s overtime hours this month – 5 hours.

Opening balances at Bank as at 14th March 2024

Treasurers Account                           £   844.93
Business Bank Instant Account                £ 7,946.48
Balance                                      £ 8,791.41


2nd April Vat claim                          £   212.16
9th April Interest received                  £     8.21


22nd March AVTCC (March meeting)             £    22.75
2nd April Clerks salary & expenses           £   113.90
2nd April HMRC PAYE                          £    26.20
5th April J Widdicombe – Inv 2224            £   184.80
12th April AVTCC (April meeting)             £    22.75

Closing balances as at 12th April 2024

Treasurers Account                           £   686.69
Business Bank Instant Account                £ 7,954.69
Balance                                      £ 8,641.38

12:          Highways

12:      Next meeting

To consider items for future meetings

To agree upon a date for the next Meeting. (Tuesday 4th June 2024?)