Minutes 5 March 2019

PARRACOMBE PARISH COUNCIL
Draft minutes of a meeting held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at the village hall, Parracombe.
Councillors present: Mr J Holtom (Chair), Mr S Cheetham, Mr W Fawcett, Mr K Green, Mrs D Harding
Clerk (acting): Mrs S Bastock (Cllr).

  1. APOLOGIES Mr D Austin (Vice-Chair)
  2. POLICE MATTERS A Newsletter has been forwarded to Cllrs. There were no reported crimes for Parracombe and Martinhoe.
  3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST None
  4. PUBLIC CONSULTATION None
  5. PLANNING 62/50/19/003LB Church Cottage, Churchtown, Parracombe, Devon Listed Building Consent for the repair, alteration & extension of listed cottage together with repair & alteration of curtilage listed outbuilding & earthworks to rear of dwelling – No papers were available at the meeting. Councillors able to view the documents online were minded to approve as a sympathetic and well considered proposal.
    62/50/19/002 Church Cottage, Churchtown, Parracombe, Devon Proposed repair, alteration & extension of listed cottage, together with repair & alteration of curtilage listed outbuilding & earthworks to rear of dwelling – No papers were available at the meeting. Councillors able to view the documents online were minded to approve as a sympathetic and well considered proposal.
    62/50/19/001
    Laburnum Cottage, Parracombe, Devon Proposed external alterations to vehicle storage barn & workshop.– The council approved of the proposal as a welcome improvement to the village street scene.
  6. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING Minutes for the meeting on Tuesday 8 January 2019, were agreed and signed.
  7. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES The Parracombe Community Trust (PCT) has appointed a solicitor to advise on appropriate governance and lease agreement for the recently purchased Village Hall. The insurance has been paid and 2 volunteer clean-ups have already taken place. The PCT are compiling a list of urgent matters. The remaining noticeboard should go up soon, weather permitting. The PCT has had a pre-application response from planning regarding affordable housing and is working on the design of the village shop. Highways’ response regarding blocked village drains/gullies was that no action could be taken until the next scheduled clean; waiting for confirmation on when this is planned.
  8. OTHER MATTERS PROW: Cllr Bastock attended a Public Rights of Way Committee meeting, where 2 proposals were approved regarding minor changes to Bridleways. The Parish would be consulted regarding any further proposals. EMERGENCY PLANNING: Cllr Fawcett attended an Emergency Planning Workshop, arranged by Devon Communities Together. £1,500 funding may be available for emerging plans. It was agreed to add as an agenda item for the next meeting and Cllr Fawcett and Cllr Harding to form a sub-committee to look into this. OPEN GARDENS: have agreed funds would go to the Village Hall via the PCT. £1,500 was raised in entry fees last time. Proposed date Sunday 21 July. SIGNAGE: A new wooden sign will be made for the Tarr Path and Village Hall. The PCT will also put up a sign at the Village Hall to include logos and contact information.
  9. FINANCE Accounts for payment £: Mr D Austin Services 50.00, EDF Energy 28.82, SWW quarterly bill 29.89, Cleaner (Mar-Nov18) 201.35. TOTAL £310.06. Chqs were agreed and signed. Financial reports: at 16 January 2019 Treasurers A/C £15,552.92.
  • Accounts for payment
  1. CORRESPONDENCE Next Exmoor Consultative Committee meeting at Withypool, Thursday 14 March, 7pm. Notice of refusal of Sunnyside Bungalow planning application.
  2. MATTERS AT CHAIRMAN’S DISCRETION It was agreed that advertising for a new Parish Clerk was a priority.

Meeting closed at 8.15pm. Next meeting first Tuesday in May – 7 May 2019.

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