Agendas & Minutes from Sept. 2020 onwards.

Agendas & Minutes from Sept. 2020 onwards.

CORNWORTHY  PARISH  COUNCIL

Minutes of Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting

 held in Cornworthy Village Hall

on Monday 7thSeptember 2020 at 8.00 pm       

                                    *NB. Strict social distancing guidelines observed throughout.

Draft Minutes subject  to change at next meeting

                        Present:  Cllrs: Kirkland (Chairman), Bradley, Carver, Hunt, Matthews, Worthington

            In Attendance: Linda Maby (Clerk), District Councillor McKay ( until 8.25pm), County Councillor                                       Hawkins,

            Open Forum:  Members of the public were invited to send any representations prior to this          meeting by e mail to parishcouncil@cornworthy.com as due to       Covid 19 restrictions

numbers attending were limited (3 received)              

1.0  Preambles           

 1.1  Emergency Exits        

 1.2   Apologies from Cllr Fry

2.0  Declarations of Interest : Cllr Carver : item 7.4

3.0  Minutes

3.1   Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 29th June 2020 were approved by all and  duly  signed      by the Chairman, Cllr Kirkland

Cllr John McKay gave his report next (see later for his report under item 9.6)

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

  1. (Item 4.2) Cllr Kirkland informed the meeting that the work to the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) Lighting Mast is complete and we now have  a formal installation certificate. DAA will perform a  trial run shortly. Cllr  Kitkland asked that the parish council extended thanks to all involved particularly, the Cornworthy Sports Club, the Holly Ball for their donation and Cllr Hunt.
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5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases : clerk reported on decisions and the one remaining outstanding case.

5.2 Parish Council Website & Accessibility Statement: Mrs Penny Kirkland had provided details of the cost   for the new gov.uk domain name required for Cornworthy Parish Council (£145 for 2 years and £87    yearly thereafter). Hosting for the  new website would be £5.75 per month payable quarterly or yearly.          This would cover one website and up to 100 email addresses. All councillors will be issued with gov.uk       addresses in due course. This was proposed by  Cllr Matthews and seconded by Cllr Cartver.

    Mrs Penny Kirkland had prepared a statement to go on our current website to comply with the      Accessibility Standards deadline of the 22nd September whilst the new fully compliant website is being             prepared.

5.3 Replacement Parish Council Laptop : Cllr  Mckay had  investigated whether a refurbished laptop could    be availalble for Cornworthy Parish Council from SHDCC to replace the current dysfunctional one. .     Unfortunately, because of security issues, this was not permissible. Cllr McKay offered up to £300 to          assist with the cost of a new laptop. Cllr Kirkland recommended an Acer Aspire 3 15.6 inch Laptop at a      cost of £499 (including  VAT). The purchase of this was proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr          Carver. Clerk to progress.

5.4 Parishioners E mails : There were three in total.                                                                                                                              5.4.1: The parish council was asked to reconsider placing some boulders/ bollards along a short length   of a parishioners boundary which is being constantly eroded by drivers parking here. The bank that    prevents water egress into the garden during heavy rain has been flattened in places and cars are very         close to damaging the fencing. Problems arise especially  with visitors to the village  parking here. Cllrs     commented that they could not sanction bollards to be put onto the highway and suggested that the            parishioner consider  a more solid structure other than a hedge which would better protect the boundary.       In the meantime, the hedge could be kept clipped so the advisory  ‘No Parking’ notices can be clearly          seen. Clerk to inform.            5.4.2 The parish council was asked to comment  on  the cutting down of the Sycamore hedge on the       small             paddock behind the Hunters Lodge Inn. There was concern that the contractor seems to have      taken    little notice of the Tree Protection Plan included in recent planning applications( Mr A.Agar 21st

            Feb  2017 0334/17/FW) in that the hedge will need to undergo pollarding in time and that any gaps           should be replanted. Some privacy issues were now being experienced. Cllrs commented that this is a        conservation area and that the Tree Officer at South  West Devon should be contacted. Clerk to      progress.

            5.4.3 The parish council were asked to address the problems of Ash Dieback and Himalayan Balsam

            both of which are becoming noticeably widespread in the parish. ,Cllrs would like the Tree Officer’s          comments on  this.

    5.5    Parking In The Village: There had been  recent problems with refuse collection in Priory View due  to        poorly parked vehicles blocking access  for the lorry. The situation has been rectified at  the moment but           Cllrs want this to be monitored.

     5.6   Fire Hydrants check: Cllrs  Kirkland and Hunt agreed to carry out this  annual requirement.

     5.7  Electrical sockets for Sports Club at DAA lighting Mast : Kelvin Gitsham has provided a quote for           installing electrical sockets at the lighting Mast which the Sports Club can use as originally agreed.

            The amount of £239.07 was agreed by all. Proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Hunt. Clerk       to progress.

6.0 Highways

            As there were several issues which have previously been reported to DCC Highways  but not       actioned, County Councillor Hawkins felt that  a meeting  in Cornworthy with Lisa Edmonds from    DCC     Highways and representatives from Cornworthy Parish Council now be arranged to discuss these issues       and the conditions of the roads. Clerk to progress

7.0 Planning ( 7.1 to 7.6 discussed /commented on during August )

      7.1  Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES : Householder application for replacement of existing rear             blockwork lean-to extension and creation of new garden room extension with conversion of single   ground floor window into a new doorway and enlargement of first floor window 1636/20/HHO      SUPPORT

      7.2 Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES : Listed Building  Consent for replacement of existing rear             blockwork lean-to extension and creation of new garden extension with conversion of single ground floor     window into a new doorway and enlargement of first floor window 1637/20/LBC

            SUPPORT

      7.3Capton Mill Cottage, Capton, Dittisham TQ6 OJE : Householder application for the erection of  timber      framed studio/workshop with wash room and replacement septic tank: 1669/20/HHO SUPPORT

      7.4 Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES: Change of use and conversion of redundant pool house to single               dwelling house 1427/20/FUL COMMENT Cornworthy Parish Council believe there may have been a           condition placed on this development when the swimming pool was originally built which prevented a         change of use in the future into a dwelling.

      7.5 Higher Venice Barn, Allaleigh, Blackawaton, Totnes TQ9 7DLConversion of barn to dwelling and    associated landscaping : 0704/20/FUL READVERTISEMENT  (revised plans received) OBJECT      Parish Council expressed concern about the access to this property which is down an unmetalled    road seemingly unfit for most general vehicles. The road is in poor condition and suffers from flooding           during the winter period. This is more of a pathway for walkers and possibly cyclists and does not    constitute a good means of access to the property. Cornworthy Parish Council remain concerned             about the use of the DCC lane as access to Venice Barn. We would like to see the county road    preserved in its present state. This road/lane is unsuitable for larger vehicles, especially wide       construction vehicles which are liable to cause damage to the ancient walls here. The lane also    regularly holds water especially during the winter and the water run off from the main highway is likely to     undermine the new surfacing as proposed                     

    7.6 Parks Barn, Abbey Road, CornworthyTQ9 7ETRemoval and or variation of conditions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 77        following planning consent 13/1028/14/F 2284/20/VAR  OBJECT The development (particularly       windows) are still being reviewed under an enforcement case which has not yet been decided

            The suggested lintels in this application do not appear to meet building regulations

       7.7 Land Adjacent to Dartmouth Park & Ride Site, Wessex Way, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JL 1585/20/FUL

            READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans Received) Construction of new 2 storey Health & Well Being          Centre and associated external works (comment by 24/9/2020) SUPPORT

      Decisions

      7.8 Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES : Householder application for replacement of existing rear blockwork lean-to extension and creation of new garden room extension with conversion of single ground floor window into a new doorway and enlargement of first floor window 1636/20/HHO   CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

       7.9 Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES : Listed Building  Consent for replacement of existing rear            blockwork lean-to extension and creation of new garden extension with conversion of single ground floor     window into a new doorway and enlargement of first floor window 1637/20/LBC

            CONDITIONAL  APPROVAL

       7.10 Lavender Mead, Cornworthy TQ97HF : Approval of details reserved by conditions (discharge) ie.           Condition 6 of the planning consent 4238/17/FUL: 3939/19/ARC DISCHARGE OF CONDITION            APPROVED       7.11 Dinnicombe Barn, Ridge Lane, Blackawaton TQ9 7HX. Erection of detached ancillary oak framed

            annexe, 1259/20/FUL REFUSAL

8.0 Finance and Records

8.1  Receipts

             (a) 45p bank interest July/August 2020

       8.2  Payments

             (a) £264.16 : Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for August

             (b) £88.42 : Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Expenses for 2nd quarter 2020/21

            8.1/8.2: Payment proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Carver

            NB. Previous payments during August 2020 using BACS payments approved with two                             authorised signatures ( Cllr Kirkland & Cllr Bradley)

            DPC Financial Regulations permit the Clerk, in conjunction with Chairman of Council, to authorise   expenditure for any items total up to £500 per invoice (see NALC document Parish Financial    Regulations Section 4/4.1)

       8.3  (a) Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for July 2020 : £264.16

       8.4  Bank Balanceat 4/8//2020

  Total:  £19,374.13        Current account:  £13,511.38   Savings account:  £5,862.75

              Allocated:       Cornworthy PC:  £18,409.24   Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01        P3:  £856.88                 

       8.5 Clerks salary increase and  scp scale progression: all in agreement that clerk should move up one scale and receive back pay to April 2020.

       8.6 Locality grant of £525 available from County Cllr Hawkins: it was agreed that funds should go towards    the new laptop  and any associated software needed as well as commissioning the new website. Clerk     to progress

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9.0 Reports

       9.1 Clerk : no items to report

9.2 Tree Warden

9.3 Defibrillator: tested and working  fine               

9.4 Village Hall : risk assessments continue to be re-visited and the situation regarding activities within the    hall reviewed on a regular basis alongside government advice regarding Covid 19.

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor: (report given from 8.05 to 8.25pm when Cllr McKay left the meeting)

  • SHDCC experiencing budget deficit and an uncertain future but the council are well equipped  at present to deal with this.
  • There will be a White Paper at the end of September which sets out plans for a Unitary Authority. This will mean more devolution at a local/parish council level.
  • Council looking at how to engage with local communities going forward learning lessons from the marvellous work undertaken by local groups/communities during the crisis.
  • An action plan on biodiversity is expected soon
  • Cllr McKay expressed his support for the PC’s comments on the planning application at Higher  Venice Barn, Allaleigh (item 7.5 above) feeling  that the ‘green  lane’ there should be protected.
  • Cllr McKay asked that hebe contacted should there be any need for a ‘Speedwatch’ monitor.

 9.7 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins reported that  Cornworthy PC are the only parish council at present holding   face-to-face meetings. DCC and SHDC will continue business with virtual meetings.

10.0 Any Other Business

  1. 10.1 Village Oak Tree: clerk was asked to contact the Tree Officer regarding pruning the tree
    1. 10.2 Recycling meeting/presentation: still awaiting a date for this

11.0 100 Club September Draw

                        1st:Mrs R  Fry;  2nd:  Ms H King 3rd: Mr P O’Brien

            NB .August 100 Club draw took place with witnesses at The Hunters Lodge

                        1st: Ms C Hannah; 2nd: Mrs J Kerslake; 3rd Ms  H King

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 5th October 2020 at 8.00 pm

          CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:      Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                    Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com           

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council in the main room of Cornworthy Village Hall on Monday 5th October 2020 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

We will  be seated in discreet groups of 6 or less to meet with current Covid  19 restrictions.

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting                 by e mail to parishcouncil@cornworthy.com

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles            

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Declarations of Interest

3.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 7th September 2020

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases

  •         5.2 Parishioners Letters

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

            Applications    

            7.1 NB. INFORMATION ONLY The Linhay, Allaleigh Lane, Allaleigh,  3078/20/PDM           

             Application to determine if prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated building operations (Class Q(a+b))

            Decisions

            7.2Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES :  Change of use and conversion of redundant pool     house to single dwelling house 1427/20/FUL  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

             7.3  Lower Washbourne Farm,  Washbourne TQ9 7UE: Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use             of land for siting and use of three caravans/mobile homes for residential use 2100/20/CLE

            CERT OF LAWFULNESS (Existing) CERTIFIED

            7.4Parks Barn, Abbey Road, CornworthyTQ9 7ET Removal and or variation of conditions 2, 3, 4, 5          and 77 following planning consent 13/1028/14/F 2284/20/VAR   REFUSAL

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8.0 Finance and Records

            8.1 Receipts

            (a) 5p bank interest -as at 11th September 2020

            (b) £2,260.61 (Current Account VAT repayment

            (c) £3,875 ( Treasurers Account) : SHDC Precept 2nd Payment 2020/21

            8.2 Payments

            (a) £340.60- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary inc pay and scale increase with back pay

            (b) £549.99 – Mrs L Maby (Argos) for new council laptop

             (c)  £145 to BEST HOST for new .gov domain purchase (paid by BACS/approved by Cllrs                      Kirkland & Bradley )

            (d) £12.75 to L Maby for paying quarterly hosting fees to BEST  HOST

            (e ) £11.50 to Cornworthy Village Hall ( meeting room hire/refund fees/Assoc. M/ship)

            (f) £35 Christopher Hunt (  remedy e mail /computer  issues)

  •           8.3 Bank Balance at 30/9/2020

            Total : £ 25,097.21 Current Account :£17,033.80 Savings Account  £8,063.41

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £24,132.32

                                Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                          

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk

9.2 Tree Warden

9.3 Defibrillator                  

9.4 Village Hall

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor

       9.7 County Councillor

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for November Agenda

11.0 100 October Club Draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                30th  September  2020

CORNWORTHY  PARISH  COUNCIL

Minutes of Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting

 held in Cornworthy Village Hall

on Monday 5th  October 2020 at 8.00 pm       

                                    *NB. Strict social distancing guidelines observed throughout.

Draft Minutes subject  to change at next meeting

                        Present:  Cllrs: Kirkland (Chairman), Bradley, Carver, Fry, Hunt, Matthews, Worthington

            In Attendance: Linda Maby (Clerk), District Councillor McKay

            Open Forum:  Members of the public were invited to send any representations prior to this          meeting by e mail to parishcouncil@cornworthy.com            

1.0  Preambles           

 1.1  Emergency Exits        

 1.2   Apologies from County Councillor Hawkins,

2.0  Declarations of Interest : Cllr Hunt : item 8.2.f

3.0  Minutes

      3.1 Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 7th September 2020 were approved by all and duly signed by the Chairman, Cllr Kirkland

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

       4.1 (Item 5.3) Cllr Kirkland advised that the new laptop for the clerk has been purchased at a cost of             £549.99. Cllr McKay offered to split the cost of this with Cllr Hawkins.  Clerk to pursue

       4.2 (Item 5.4.2/5.4.3/10.1) Lee Marshall, the County Tree Officer is looking into the various issues raised        with him regarding Ash Dieback, the pruning of the hedge in the field behind the Hunters Lodge and          issues regarding the oak tree on the village green.

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases : only one remaining case  which Cllr McKay will look in to.

        5.2 Parishioners Letters : no communications  this month

6.0 Highways

        6.1  A meeting has been arranged  with Lisa Edmonds form Devon County Highways in Cornworthy to          discuss repairs needed to the highway and drainage  from the church to Furzehill Cross as well as            other highways issues in the parish. This is to be convened on Wednesday 7th October.

        6.2 Cllr Hunt asked that a pothole behind the Great Western Hotel on the road to Forces Tavern be   reported.

7.0 Planning

            Applications    

            7.1 NB. INFORMATION ONLY The Linhay, Allaleigh Lane, Allaleigh,  3078/20/PDM           

             Application to determine if prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated building operations (Class Q(a+b))

            Decisions

            7.2Court Prior Farm, Cornworthy TQ97ES :  Change of use and conversion of redundant pool     house to single dwelling house 1427/20/FUL  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

             7.3  Lower Washbourne Farm,  Washbourne TQ9 7UE: Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use             of land for siting and use of three caravans/mobile homes for residential use 2100/20/CLE

            CERT OF LAWFULNESS (Existing) CERTIFIED

            7.4Parks Barn, Abbey Road, CornworthyTQ9 7ET Removal and or variation of conditions 2, 3, 4, 5          and 77 following planning consent 13/1028/14/F 2284/20/VAR   REFUSAL

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8.0 Finance and Records

            8.1 Receipts

            (a) 5p bank interest -as at 11th September 2020

            (b) £2,260.61 (Current Account VAT repayment

            (c) £3,875 ( Treasurers Account) : SHDC Precept 2nd Payment 2020/21

            8.2 Payments

            (a) £340.60- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary inc pay and scale increase with back pay

            (b) £549.99 – Mrs L Maby (Argos) for new council laptop

             (c)  £145 to BEST HOST for new .gov domain purchase (paid by BACS/approved by Cllrs                      Kirkland & Bradley )

            (d) £12.75 to L Maby for paying quarterly hosting fees to BEST  HOST

            (e ) £11.50 to Cornworthy Village Hall ( meeting room hire/refund fees/Assoc. M/ship)

            (f) £35 Christopher Hunt (  remedy e mail /computer  issues)

            Payments proposed by Cllr Matthews and  seconded by Cllr Carver.

          8.3 Bank Balance at 30/9/2020

            Total : £ 25,097.21 Current Account :£17,033.80 Savings Account  £8,063.41

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £24,132.32

                                Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                         

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk:  clerk advised that the external auditors had raised a few  queries with the accounts. One of           the issues being how financial reserves are allocated. The clerk outlined the response to be sent to the auditors on this. She suggested that reserves are assessed regularly and will prepare a    document for the November meeting on current reserves.

9.2 Tree Warden : none

9.3 Defibrillator  : all working fine               

9.4 Village Hall: none

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  : none

9.6 District Councillor: Cllr McKay discussed the changing role of the Localities Officer because of the             Communities  Engagement Strategy. He told  the meeting that the first stage of the Planning Paper          could happen quite quickly.  There was a lot of opposition to this. He advised that the planning             application for the barn conversion at Little Venice, Allaleigh is likely to go to mediation. As there are       no site meetings at present because of Covid19, Cllr McKay will make a video highlighting  the issues    with the access and the lane.

       9.7 County Councillor : absent

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for November Agenda

       10.1Cllr Kirkland asked that the idea of the parish council supplying a large Christmas Tree located   outside the Village Hall be discussed in the next meeting. Clerk to source estimates.

11.0 100 October Club Draws

1st: Mr and Mrs Hannaford; 2nd:Mrs J Appleton; 3rd: Miss H Issit

The meeting  closed at 8.35pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 8.00 pm

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:      Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                    Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com           

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council in the main room of Cornworthy Village Hall on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

We will  be seated in discreet groups of 6 or less to meet with current Covid  19 restrictions.

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting                 by e mail to parishcouncil@cornworthy.com

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles            

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Declarations of Interest

3.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 5th October 2020

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases

5.2 Parishioners Letters

        5.3 Village Christmas Tree

        5.4 Covid19 2nd wave response

        5.5 Grants for laptop

        5.6 Items required for new website (secure certificate £24 per annum) / laptop (Windows package £75)

6.0 Highways

        6.1 Meeting with DCC Highways

7.0 Planning

            Applications    

            7.1 3, Priory View, Cornworthy TQ97HN2907/20/HHO Householder application for retaining front            wall and creation of  parking space (respond by12/11/20)

           Additional Items

            7.2 Higher Venice Barn”, Allaleigh, Blackawton, Totnes 0704/20/FUL Conversion of barn to      dwelling and associated landscaping This planning application is being presented to the         Development Management Committee at 11.00am on  4th November 2020 held remotely, via skype

8.0 Finance and Records

            8.1 Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest -as at 9th October  2020

            8.2 Payments

            (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for October 2020

  •             (b)  £45.00 – Mrs P Kirkland – Easy Start WordPress

            8.3 Bank Balance at 19/10/2020

            Total : £23,997.94 Current Account :£15,934.46 Savings Account  £8,063.48

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 23,033.05

                                Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                         

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk (inc discussion on financial reserves)

9.2 Tree Warden

9.3 Defibrillator                  

9.4 Village Hall

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor

       9.7 County Councillor

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for December Agenda

      10.1Councillor Advocate Scheme

      10.2 Waste Management/Missed Bins

11.0 100 November Club Draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th December 2020 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                28th October  2020

CORNWORTHY  PARISH  COUNCIL

Minutes of Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting

 held in Cornworthy Village Hall

on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 8.00 pm  

                                    *NB. Strict social distancing guidelines observed throughout.

Draft Minutes subject  to change at next meeting

                        Present:  Cllrs: Kirkland (Chairman), Bradley, Hunt, Matthews, Worthington

            In Attendance: Linda Maby (Clerk), County Councillor Hawkins

            Open Forum:  Members of the public were invited to send any representations prior to this          meeting by e mail to parishcouncil@cornworthy.com  

1.0  Preambles            

 1.1 Apologies: Cllrs Carver and Fry; District Councillor McKay

2.0  Declarations of Interest : Cllr Kirkland item 8.2 (b)

3.0  Minutes

3.1  TheMinutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 5th October 2020 were approved by all and duly          signed by Chairman Cllr Kirkland.

4.0   Matters Arising from Minutes

      4.1  (Item 5.3) Clerk confirmed that paperwork had arrived to claim £250 each from SHDC and Devon             CC Localities Funds towards the cost  of the new laptop. Clerk to complete

       4.2 (Item6.1) A meeting was held in Cornworthy on Wednesday 7th October with Lisa Edmonds from Devon County Highways to discuss repairs needed to the highway and drainage  from the church to      Furzehill Cross as well as other highways issues in the parish. Highways have noted all issues. Cllr          Hunt agreed to carry out a pro tem measure on the road to Furzehill Cross to divert the running        water

5.0 Local Issues    

       5.1 Enforcement cases : one new case which was discussed amongst councillors.

       5.2 Parishioners Letters : correspondence received from parishioner in  Allaleigh asking whether

            the Parish Council is planning to speak at the Development Management Committee meeting on November 4th regarding planning application 0704/20/FUL at Higher Venice Barn, and the proposed       use of the unmetalled track as the new access route to the barn conversion. Cllr McKay has taken   a video of the track to show the committee members.  Cllr Kirkland has agreed to attend this ‘digital’           meeting.

        5.3 Village Christmas Tree : Cllr Kirkland proposed the idea of the parish council supplying a large   Christmas Tree             located             outside the Village Hall together with lights on a timer. Kelvin Gitsham has           agreed to install an electrical socket in the Hall which can be blanked off after use until next Christmas. Clerk hassourced  a 10 foot tree and a re-usable half barrel from Bugford Nurseries for £90 whilst Cllr    Hawkins agreed to help with the sourcing of the lights and timer for approximately £75.The idea was seconded by  Cllr Hunt and everyone was  in agreement. Clerk to progress and             use Facebook and Noticeboards to advise when lights will be switched on. Cllr Kirkland advised that       Elly Finn has agreed to organise a children’s competition to make waterproof tree decorations.

        5.4 Covid19 2nd wave response : cllrs discussed the use of previous posters and volunteer lists, should       they be needed, as well as the supply of Food  Bags from Dartmouth Food Bank. Clerk to enquire          whether the church porch could be used as an appropriate pick up point for the bags which would             be supplied by Cllr Hawkins who agreed to bring 3 bags to begin with.

        5.5 Grants for laptop : see 4.1 above

        5.6 Items required for new website (secure certificate £24 per annum) / laptop (Windows package £75):

            Cllr Kirkland stressed that the purchase of these items was necessary to set up the new   laptop. Proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Hunt.

6.0 Highways

        6.1 Meeting with DCC Highways : see above

        6.2:Cllr Hunt advised he had carried out some temporary work to the road from the church to           Furzehill Cross to cope with the excessive water flowing there until Devon CC Highways can           address the problem more substantially. Clerk has advised Highways.

       6.3 Cllr Hunt asked that a police incident report is filed concerning the finger post at Kerswell            which has come down again with evidence of deliberate tampering. Clerk to progress.

7.0 Planning

            Applications    

            7.1 3, Priory View, Cornworthy TQ97HN2907/20/HHO Householder application for retaining front            wall and creation of  parking space (respond by12/11/20). COMMENT Cllrs wished to comment that          they had no objection to this application.      

           Additional Items

            7.2 Higher Venice Barn”, Allaleigh, Blackawton, Totnes 0704/20/FUL Conversion of barn to      dwelling and associated landscaping This planning application is being presented to the Development            Management Committee at 11.00am on  4th November 2020 held remotely, via skype.

8.0 Finance and Records

            8.1 Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest -as at 9th October  2020

            8.2 Payments

            (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for October 2020

  •             (b)  £45.00 – Mrs P Kirkland – Easy Start WordPress

             Payments proposed by Cllr Kirkland and approved by Cllr Matthews.

           8.3 Bank Balance at 19/10/2020

            Total : £23,997.94 Current Account :£15,934.46 Savings Account  £8,063.48

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 23,033.05

                                Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                         

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk : clerk will issue a budget ‘package’ to councillors well before the next meeting which will    outline financial reserves available. Clerk also advised that the AGAR has been completed by the             external auditors.

9.2 Tree Warden : none

9.3 Defibrillator : all working fine                 

9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver absent

9.5 Climate Change Emergency : Cllr Fry absent 

9.6 District Councillor : absent

       9.7 County Councillor: Cllr Hawkins advised that -there were financial packages available for people in          need because of Covid – recycling centres will remain open during lock down – the Dartmouth Health   and Well Being Centre planning application and eventual build has been held up because of      Covid and is scheduled to begin in Spring 2022.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for December Agenda

      10.1Councillor Advocate Scheme : The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Councillor     Advocate Scheme have asked that we nominate a councillor. They advise that  joining the    scheme is a great opportunity to share community safety messages and liaise with the police in our            communities. The advocacy scheme provides an ability to read and share messages from Devon     and Cornwall police about relevant issues such as the police response to Covid-19. Cllr Kirkland            agreed to act as advocate.

     10.2 Waste Management/Missed Bins: many households have had either bins or recycling bags left    uncollected under the new system. Cllr Hawkins suggested that Cllr McKay is made aware and to    contact hayleyduffy@swdevon.gov.uk if it’s an ongoing problem. Clerk to pursue.

11.0 100 November Club Draws

1st: Mr and Mrs Sherwood; 2nd:Mrs T Scanlan; 3rd: Mrs V Tozer

The meeting  closed at 8.50pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th December 2020 at 8.00 pm

                                      CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:      Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                    Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk    

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using  video conferencing

on Monday 11th January 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting                 by e mail to parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles            

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Declarations of Interest

3.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 2nd November 2020

3.2 Approval of Minutes from the Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting held 23rd December 2020

  •  

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

       4.1 (Item 5.3) Village Christmas Tree plus Children’s Decorations Competition/ Expenditure on electrical         facility to light tree at village hall c£240

       4.2 (Item6.3) Finger post damage

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases

5.2 Parishioners Letters

        5.3 £325 Locality Fund from Devon CC

        5.4 Cllr Matthews resignation/: Notice of casual vacancy & co-option

       5.5 Parking In Priory View

        5.6 Gritting in Village

        5.7 Covid 19 response

        5.8 Occupation of land behind Best Western Golf Course

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

            Applications    

            7.1 Sheilings Ridge Lane Blackawton TQ9 7HJ 3526/20/CLE Certificate of lawfulness for existing          use in breach of occupancy condition  COMMENT

            7.2 Lane End Stables Cornworthy TQ97ES  3568/20/TCA T1: Ash – Re-coppice to previous        points. G1: Sycamore x 3 – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by 1-2m on all         sides. T2: Sycamore – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by1-2m on all     sides. T3: Walnut – Overall crown reduction by 2m on all sides. G2: Rowan x2 & Oak x2 –     Through prune small tertiary branches growing around BT lines approx. 5m from ground level on             North East side to provide clearance from BT cable. T4: Apple – Reshape & removal of 1m          growth on all sides. T5: Goat Willow – Pollard to 5m from ground level. G3: Sweet Chestnut x2 –                    Crown raise to 3.5m from ground level. SUPPORT

            Decisions

            7.3 The Linhay, Allaleigh Lane, Allaleigh,Totnes 3078/20/PDM Application to determine whether            prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class            C) and for associated building operations (Class Q a&b) PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED & GIVEN              7.4 Sheilings Ridge Lane Blackawton TQ9 7HJ 3526/20/CLE Certificate of lawfulness for existing use in breach of occupancy condition REFUSAL

8.0 Finance and Records

            8.1 Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest -as at 9th November 2020/  7p bank interest -as at 9th December 2020

            (b) £250 : Devon CC grant (laptop)

            (c) £250 : SHDC grant (laptop)

            8.2 Payments

            Payments made by BACS in November/December

            (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for November 2020

            (b) £ 41.88 -Mrs L Maby Expenses 3rd quarter 2019/20

            (c)  £17.25– Best Host– Quarterly hosting fees

            (d) £24: Best Host SLL Certificate

            (e) £240 (inc VAT) : PKF Littlejohn for 2019/20 External Audit

            (f) £59.17 : Mainline for Christmas Tree lights & connectors

            (g) £19.99 :Mrs P and Mr T Kirkland for Word 2007fromSoftware Repair World

            (i) £90.00: Bugford Nurseries for Christmas  Tree and Half Barrel

            (j) £119 : Lexis Nexis  for Arnold Baker LCA 12th Edition

            NB. All payments above approved with two authorised signatures ( Cllr Kirkland & Cllr Bradley)

            DPC Financial Regulations permit the Clerk, in conjunction with Chairman of Council, to authorise   expenditure for any items total up to £500 per invoice (see NALC document Parish Financial    Regulations Section 4/4.1)

            New Payments

            (k) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for December 2020

             (l) £14.39 – Mrs L Maby – Monthly Purchase  of Zoom Pro video conference tool

            (m)£15.00- Mrs J Bradley – Gift purchase for Mrs P Kirkland as thanks for new website development

            8.3 Bank Balance at 10/12/2020

            Total : £23,406.99 Current Account :£15,343.37 Savings Account  £8,063.62

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 22,442.10

                                Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                         

            8.4 Budget approval for 2021/22

            8.5 Precept : to approve a 2021/22 precept demand

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk

        9.2 Tree Warden

9.3  Defibrillator                  

9.4 Village Hall

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor

        9.7 County Councillor

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for February Agenda

11.0 100 Club  January Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 1st  February 2021 at 8.00 pm

Information for non-councillors

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                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                5th January 2021

                                       CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council: Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk   

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using  video conferencing

on Monday 1st February 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting                       by e mail to parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles                 

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Election of New Councillor

       2.1 Election of Councillor to Cornworthy Parish Council

       2.2 Signing of Acceptance of Offer Form by elected Councillor

3.0  Declarations of Interest

4.0  Minutes

4.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 11th January 2021

5.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

5.1 (Item Nov Minutes  4.1) Mr Gitsham invoices

       5.2 (Item Nov minutes 4.2) Finger post damage at the Washbourne turning

       5.3 (Item Nov Minutes 5.2a) Two Traffic signs purchased saying ‘PLEASE SLOW DOWN’.

       5.4 (Item Nov Minutes5.3) Locality Grant of £325 for Grit Bin and Replacement Bench

6.0 Local Issues

        6.1 Enforcement cases

        6.2 Parishioners Letters

        6.3 Parking In the Village

        6.4 Dog Waste in the Village

        6.5 Gritting in the Village

7.0 Highways

8.0 Planning                

Decisions

8.1  Lower Washbourne Farm, Washbourne TQ9 7UE 3905/20/PDM Application to determine whether     prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development (Class Q a&b) PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED & GIVEN              

9.0 Finance and Records

                9.1 Receipts

                (a) 7p bank interest -as at 11th January 2021

                9.2 Payments

                (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for January 2021

                (b) £14.87 -Mrs L Maby for 2 x road signs from Amazon

               (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy Village Hall for use of electricity to light Christmas Tree

                (d) £370.85 – Grit Bins.net for grit bins and shovels

                (e) 530.00 – Stephen Hunt for repairs to parish Footpaths (cheque)

                (f) £35.00 – ICO for renewal (direct debit)

                9.3 Bank Balance at 11/01/2020

              Total : £22,945.78 Current Account :£14,882.09 Savings Account  £8,063.69

                Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 21,980.89

                                    Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                          

10. Reports

9.1 Clerk

        9.2 Tree Warden

9.3  Defibrillator                  

9.4 Village Hall

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor

        9.7 County Councillor

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for March Agenda

12.0 100 Club February Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  1st March 2021 at 8.00 pm

Information for non-councillors

The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. Meeting ID: 563 255 5344

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Cornworthy Parish Council

Minutes ofCornworthy Parish Council Meeting

Held by Videoconferencing (Zoom)

on Monday 11th January 2021

Draft Minutes subject to change at the next meeting

Present: Cllr Kirkland (Chairman); Cllr Bradley (Vice Chairman); Cllr Fry

In Attendance:  County Cllr Hawkins ; District Cllr McKay ;

Mrs L Maby (Clerk);  1 x Member of Public

  1. Preambles

              1.1 Apologies: Cllrs Worthington and Carver (technical difficulties)

  • Declarations of interest:  none
  • Minutes

3.1 The Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 2nd November 2020 were agreed by all and duly signed by Chairman Cllr Kirkland.

3.2 The Minutes from an Extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday 23rd December to discuss the budget and precept level for 2021 were agreed by all and duly signed by Chairman,  Cllr Kirkland

  • Matters Arising From Minutes

4.1 (Item Nov Minutes 5.3) Cllr Kirkland confirmed that a winner had been chosen from the entrants for the Children’s Decoration Competition. He also advised the meeting that Mr Gitsham who had offered his services to provide an outside socket to light the tree had come across installation problems which required further  work . The cost of this extra work would be circa £240 (ex VAT). Cllr Kirkland asked that Mr Gitsham be requested to supply an invoice for payment alongside a further invoice to cover his work installing sockets at the Sports Field following the completion of the Devon Air Ambulance Lighting Mast. Clerk to pursue. Cllr Kirkland asked for an estimate for the amount of electricity used for the tree lights over the period. An amount of £30 was agreed to be paid to the Village Hall. Proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley.

4.2 (Item Nov  Minutes 6.3): Cllr Kirkland confirmed that the damage to the fingerposts at Kerswell and Millpond have been reported to the police. Cllr Hunt has re-erected the Kerswell sign with a surround of heavy boulders offering protection from further damage. Cllr Hunt will be asked if he can attend to The Millpond sign in due course.

  • Local Issues

5.1 Enforcement Cases: nothing new to report

5.2 Parishioners Letters

5.2 a Traffic incidents in lane between TQ9 7UF and Washbourne involving white vans      speeding and local residents. Several incidents have now occurred in this spot causing damage to vehicles. Cllrs discussed the possibility of a 20mph limit here but Cllr Hawkins advised this was unlikely to be implemented on a deregulated country lane. Instead councillors discussed the possibility of erecting signs to encourage traffic to slow down. Clerk to check with DCC Highways that this will be possible if Cornworthy Parish Council purchase the signs.
5.2 b. Persons living off grid in huts on Ridge Lane and fouling of neighbouring fields. Clerk has already reported this to Enforcement. Cllr McKay will liaise with Enforcement Officers and Environmental Health  to ascertain the situation.

5.2 c Poor road drainage affecting land at Higher Tideford Farm. Residents have described the issues with surface water  from the highway flooding  their land despite their own attempts to improve the drainage on their property. Clerk to relay the information to DCC Highways for their comments.

5.2d. Various issues regarding the upkeep of Cornworthy Village. Several issues were discussed. The main areas being the BT Phone Box and the Oak Posts around the Village Green area.  The meeting was reminded by the clerk that the parish council have insisted on keeping the Phone Box despite BT’s regular attempts at removal since there is no mobile signal in the centre of the village for anyone with no access to a landline eg. a visitor to the village or a resident whose landline is temporarily inoperable. The missing pane of glass will be replaced and the box given a wash. Repairing the posts around the Oak Tree is in hand.

5.3 Locality Grant of £325: Cllr Hawkins suggested that a good use of this money could be to provide extra gritting bins for the village and the road signs for the Washbourne area. Cllrs were in agreement and Clerk to investigate cost of these items before applying for the grant.

5.4 Notice of Casual Vacancy: Cllr Kirkland informed the meeting that Cllr Matthews has resigned. Clerk has issued the notices of the Casual Vacancy on notice boards, website and parish magazine. As no requests for an election have been received by SHDC, Cornworthy Parish Council may now co-opt a new councillor. There is an interested person and this will be confirmed before the next meeting.

5.5  Parking in Priory View: Delivery vehicles and larger trucks such as the refuse lorry are finding it difficult to access Priory View because of parking on either side of the road. There is one particular vehicle mainly causing the issue and it was decided that Cllr Kirkland would speak to the owner as a first stage.

5.6 Gritting in the Village: Cllrs discussed the need for an action plan to address the problem of icy roads now there is no Gritter  service . This will be on the agenda for the February meeting.

5.7 Covid 19 response: Cllr Kirkland confirmed that information regarding help available to residents had been posted on the parish council Facebook page.

5.8 Occupation of land behind Best Western Golf Course: this item has been discussed under  5.2b

6.  Highways

6.1 Three potholes to be reported at Broadridge Lane and one at Tideford bend. Clerk to  progress.

7.  Planning

     Applications

 7.1 Sheilings Ridge Lane Blackawton TQ9 7HJ 3526/20/CLE Certificate of lawfulness for existing  use in breach of occupancy condition  COMMENT Cllrsbelieve there is an agricultural tie on this property

7.2 Lane End Stables Cornworthy TQ97ES  3568/20/TCA T1: Ash – Re-coppice to previous points. G1: Sycamore x 3 – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by 1-2m on all sides. T2: Sycamore – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by1-2m on all sides. T3: Walnut – Overall crown reduction by 2m on all sides. G2: Rowan x2 & Oak x2 – Through prune small tertiary branches growing around BT lines approx. 5m from ground level on North East side to provide clearance from BT cable. T4: Apple – Reshape & removal of 1m growth on all sides. T5: Goat Willow – Pollard to 5m from ground level. G3: Sweet Chestnut x2 – Crown raise to 3.5m from ground level. SUPPORT

                Decisions

7.3 The Linhay, Allaleigh Lane, Allaleigh, Totnes 3078/20/PDM Application to determine whether prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class      C) and for associated building operations (Class Q a&b) PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED & GIVEN

7.4 Sheilings Ridge Lane Blackawton TQ9 7HJ 3526/20/CLE Certificate of lawfulness for existing  use in breach of occupancy condition  REFUSAL

8.0 Finance and Records

                8.1 Receipts

(a) 7p bank interest -as at 9th November 2020/ 7p bank interest as at 9th December 2020                                         (b) £250 : Devon CC grant (laptop)                                                                                                           (c) £250 : SHDC grant (laptop)

                8.2 Payments

Payments made by BACS in November/December with authorised signatures from Cllrs Kirkland and Bradley

DPC Financial Regulations permit the Clerk, in conjunction with Chairman of Council, to authorise expenditure for any items total up to £500 per invoice (see NALC document Parish Financial Regulations Section 4/4.1)

(a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for November 2020                                                          (b) £ 41.88 -Mrs L Maby Expenses 3rd quarter                                                                                           (c)  £17.25– Best Host– Quarterly hosting fees                                                                                      (d) £24: Best Host SLL Certificate                                                                                                                        (e) £240 (inc VAT) : PKF Littlejohn for 2019/20 External Audit                                                              (f) £59.17 : Mainline for Christmas Tree lights & connectors                                                                              (g) £19.99 :Mrs P and Mr T Kirkland for Word 2007fromSoftware Repair World                                    (i) £90.00 : Bugford Nurseries for Christmas Tree and half barrel                                                          (j) £119.00: Lexis Nexis for Arnold Baker LCA 12th Edition

                New Payments

(k) £276.90 – Mrs L Maby- Clerk’s Salary for December 2020                                                                                 (l) £14.39- Mrs L Maby- Monthly Purchase of Zoom Pro for videoconferencing                                                  (m) £ 15.00 – Mrs J Bradley – gift purchase for website coordinator

                Payments of above proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Fry

                8.3 Bank Balance at 10/12/2020

            Total : £23,406.99 Current Account :£15,343.37 Savings Account  £8,063.62

            Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 22,442.10  Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                          

8.4 Budget approval for 2021/22 : following the Extraordinary meeting of 23rd December 2020 to discuss the draft budget, approval was proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley

8.5 Precept level approval for 2021/22: following the Extraordinary meeting of 23rd December 2020 to discuss the precept, it was agreed that this should remain at the previous year’s level of £7,500. This was proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley

9. Reports

9.1 Clerk : Clerk advised councillors that the purchase of the Lexis Nexis for Arnold Baker LCA 12th Edition replaces the 7th edition we hold and will be available for councillors to use to look up regulations and principles regarding local council administration. She advised that the latest register of electors has been published with 305 on the electoral roll for the parish. Clerk advised that there is a link for reporting Ash Dieback which she will publish on Facebook and our website for this to be reported so that this can be attended to. Cllr Kirkland asked that this be put in the parish magazine (https://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/reportaproblem/map/map_src/hzt/ ).She thanked Cllrs Hunt and Kirkland for their work in erecting the new notice board at Allaleigh. This will be welcomed by residents there as regular notices can now be posted. She also thanked councillors for their efforts in practising Zoom and adopting videoconferencing for meetings until further notice.

9.2 Tree Warden

9.3 Defibrillator : tested and working fine            

9.4 Village Hall : report not available

9.5 Climate Change Emergency : Cllr Fry agreed to complete a consultation questionnaire on behalf of Cornworthy Parish Council for the Devon Climate Emergency Group. She had attended the first meeting of the Bio Diversity Forum via Zoom on the 9th December which was a meet and greet. She advised that the South Hams Sustainability Group have produced a map of the area showing those parishes which have prepared a Plan. Cllr Fry intends to use this to ask advice  and collaborate with some of these whilst in the process of preparing a Climate Emergency Plan for Cornworthy Parish.

9.6 District Councillor : Cllr McKay asked if there were any issues regarding the new Waste Collection service. Cllr Kirkland advised that the initial problems appear to have been rectified in the parish. Cllr McKay advised that new funding for Businesses was being made available with grants from £4K to £9K. He advised that there is now a consultation on Local Housing Strategy. Clerk to forward e mail to councillors. He reported that an action plan has been approved at a meeting on the 17th December on Climate Change. Cllr McKay has a set of proposals regarding this which he believes should be considered and will advise if these proposals are to be assessed.

 9.7 County Councillor: Cllr Hawkins reiterated the information about Business Grants and also advised that there may be up to £4K available for Village Halls. He advised that Dartmouth Caring and Dartmouth Food Banks are working hard at present and to let him know if anyone needs help. He is particularly concerned that any residents who are suffering hardship as a consequence of the pandemic know that they can contact himself or Cllr McKay for help and advice. The head of Dartmouth Academy (Emily) is aiming to make over 200 laptops available for learning to those in need and is asking residents if they have any redundant machines they can contribute. Cllr Fry asked if local businesses can make a contribution. Cllr Hawkins said the Academy were very open to this. He advised that recycling centres are still open but Leisure Centres in Totnes and Dartmouth have had to close due to restrictions. Dartmouth LC are still offering online virtual classes through Fusion. He advised that the diggers are now in for the first stage of constructing the new Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre. He announced that shortly there will be additional vaccine centres in the area. He announced that there is to be a new policy regarding 20mph speed limit areas after the end of a trial in Newton Abbot, but only on roads that are not deregulated. The bureaucratic process regarding the installation of interactive road signs has now been lifted albeit local councils will have to buy their own.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for February Agenda

11.0 100 Club January Draw

1st: Mr & Mrs Howell; 2nd: Mr Rowe; 3rd: Mrs P Kirkland

Meeting Closed at 9.15pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 1st February 2021 at 8.00 pm

                                       CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council: Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk   

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using  video conferencing

on Monday 1st February 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting                       by e mail to parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles                 

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Election of New Councillor

       2.1 Election of Councillor to Cornworthy Parish Council

       2.2 Signing of Acceptance of Offer Form by elected Councillor

3.0  Declarations of Interest

4.0  Minutes

4.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 11th January 2021

5.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

5.1 (Item Nov Minutes  4.1) Mr Gitsham invoices

       5.2 (Item Nov minutes 4.2) Finger post damage at the Washbourne turning

       5.3 (Item Nov Minutes 5.2a) Two Traffic signs purchased saying ‘PLEASE SLOW DOWN’.

       5.4 (Item Nov Minutes5.3) Locality Grant of £325 for Grit Bin and Replacement Bench

6.0 Local Issues

        6.1 Enforcement cases

        6.2 Parishioners Letters

        6.3 Parking In the Village

        6.4 Dog Waste in the Village

        6.5 Gritting in the Village

7.0 Highways

8.0 Planning                

Decisions

8.1  Lower Washbourne Farm, Washbourne TQ9 7UE 3905/20/PDM Application to determine whether     prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development (Class Q a&b) PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED & GIVEN              

9.0 Finance and Records

                9.1 Receipts

                (a) 7p bank interest -as at 11th January 2021

                9.2 Payments

                (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for January 2021

                (b) £14.87 -Mrs L Maby for 2 x road signs from Amazon

               (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy Village Hall for use of electricity to light Christmas Tree

                (d) £370.85 – Grit Bins.net for grit bins and shovels

                (e) 530.00 – Stephen Hunt for repairs to parish Footpaths (cheque)

                (f) £35.00 – ICO for renewal (direct debit)

                9.3 Bank Balance at 11/01/2020

              Total : £22,945.78 Current Account :£14,882.09 Savings Account  £8,063.69

                Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 21,980.89

                                    Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £856.88                                                                          

10. Reports

9.1 Clerk

        9.2 Tree Warden

9.3  Defibrillator                  

9.4 Village Hall

9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

9.6 District Councillor

        9.7 County Councillor

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for March Agenda

12.0 100 Club February Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  1st March 2021 at 8.00 pm

Information for non-councillors

The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. Meeting ID: 563 255 5344

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                                                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                                                26th January 2021

                                       CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

                                                Minutes of Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting

                                                       Held by  video conferencing (Zoom)

                                                     on Monday 1st February 2021 at 8.00 pm

Draft Minutes subject to change at next meeting

Present: Cllr Kirkland (Chairman); Cllr Bradley (Vice Chairman); Cllr Fry; Cllr Worthington; Cllr Carver

In Attendance:  County Cllr Hawkins ; District Cllr McKay

Mrs L Maby (Clerk);  Mrs J Ronson

  1. Preambles

        1.1 Apologies: Cllr Hunt

2.0  Election of New Councillor

       2.1 Election of Councillor to Cornworthy Parish Council

       To the proposal that Mrs Janet Ronson be co-opted to fill the casual vacancy for parish councillor . All were in agreement by a show of hands.

       2.2 Signing of Acceptance of Offer Form by elected Councillor: Mrs Ronson signed the Acceptance of Offer form as witnessed by all attending the Zoom meeting and Cllr Kirkland welcomed her as Councillor to Cornworthy Parish Council.

3.0  Declarations of Interest : none

4.0  Minutes

4.1  Approval of Minutesfrom the Parish Council Meeting held 11th January 2021

The minutes of the PC Meeting help on 1st February were agreed by all and duly signed by Cllr Kirkland.

5.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

5.1 (Item Nov Minutes  4.1) Mr Gitsham invoices

One is being prepared to cover the outside socket for the Village Hall. The socket on the mast for the Sports field has not been installed as yet

  5.2 (Item Nov minutes 4.2) Finger post damage at the Washbourne turning

 Steve Hunt awaiting more large rocks to put against the post as per the Kerswell sign.

5.3 (Item Nov Minutes 5.2a) Two Traffic signs purchased saying ‘PLEASE SLOW DOWN’.

Cllr Kirkland is to purchase two stakes to fix the signs as soon as possible. Cllr Hawkins  thought this would be fine

5.4 (Item Nov Minutes5.3) Locality Grant of £325 for Grit Bin and Replacement Bench

Clerk advised that the grant has been applied for to cover one grit bin and a replacement bench for the Village Green. This has been accepted.

6.0 Local Issues

  6.1 Enforcement cases : an ongoing case was discussed

  6.2 Parishioners Letters

 6.2.a Parking at the junction of Alexandria Place impeding access to this road by emergency vehicles as was the case for a recent chimney fire attended by the Fire Service who could not turn into the lane because of a parked vehicle and had to service the fire from the junction. Two letters had been received regarding this issue. Cllr Kirkland commented that this has been raised in the past and has not been resolved. Cllr Kirkland asked for suggestions. This was discussed and it was decided to send a letter to      the resident. Clerk to contact Fire Service with regard to this incident and any initiatives     they may have regarding responsible parking in villages. Clerk will also prepare a general  letter to go to residents in the village.

 6.2. b.Arrangements for Gritting given the loss of the gritter service through the village (covered later)

  6.3 Parking In The Village: covered under 6.2 (a)

 6.4 Dog Waste in the Village : Cllr Kirkland commented that without knowing who is  responsible for the unwelcome dog waste, action can not be taken and this is especially a problem given some owners allow their dogs to roam the village. Cllr Hawkins advised that there is to be a new Dog Warden coming into South Hams Council in the next couple of months. Cllr McKay advised that Dittisham PC are conducting an experiment to try and tackle this problem there. The outcomes of this experiment will be useful to other parishes to try and find a solution that works which may guide this. Cllr Hawkins suggested laminated signs around the village might help. Cllr Carver suggested signs on the grit bin to say this is not a poo bin. Cllr McKay suggested that the mobile localities officer could come to Cornworthy and he will instigate the process. Cllr Hawkins suggested we could ask Dog Warden to come to Cornworthy.

 6.5 Gritting in the Village : Cllr Kirkland advised that there is a new gritting bin at the bottom of Priory View and the second will go on private land outside Mr Geatches gate half way up Abbey Road. This will be a self help arrangement .

7.0 Highways

       7.1 Cllr Bradley commented that the potholes she’d reported at Broadridge and Tideforbend pothole hadn’t been addressed. Cllr Hawkins advised that Highways were working

          with the landowner at Tideford to resolve problems there and the potholes at Broadridgewould be attended to if they were deep enough. Cllr Bradley assured him that she had measured the potholes and they were deep and wide enough to qualify.

8.0 Planning              

Decisions

8.1  Lower Washbourne Farm, Washbourne TQ9 7UE 3905/20/PDM Application to determine whether prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development (Class Q a&b) PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED & GIVEN            

9.0 Finance and Records

                9.1 Receipts

                (a) 7p bank interest -as at 11th January 2021

                9.2 Payments

                (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for January 2021

                (b) £14.87 -Mrs L Maby for 2 x road signs from Amazon Proposed by Cllr Fry and seconded by Cllr Carver

           (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy Village Hall for use of electricity to light Christmas Tree Proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Fry

                (d) £370.85 – Grit Bins.net for grit bins and shovels Proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                (e) 530.00 – Stephen Hunt for repairs to parish Footpaths (cheque) Proposed by Cllr Fry and seconded by Cllr Carver

                (f) £35.00 – ICO for renewal (direct debit)

                9.3 Bank Balance at 11/01/2021

              Total : £22,945.78 Current Account :£14,882.09

Savings Account £8,063.69

                Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 21,980.89

              Charlecombe Wood: £108.01 

P3: £856.88                                                                         

10. Reports

10.1 Clerk : Clerk asked that councillors confirm that their .gov e mails are operating  properly. Cllr Kirkland reassured that help would be given to those with issues. Clerk  advised that NALC is to issue new guidelines regarding Code of Conduct policies. Clerk will advise when this happens so Parish council can decide how to review its own.

       10.2 Tree Warden : Clerk advised that SHDC had sent a communication regarding links and  information about queries on trees including Tree Preservation Orders, Ash Dieback etc. Cllr Kirkland asked that Bill Petheram be contacted to ensure he is willing to be Tree Warden for the parish and have his contact details displayed on information we can put on our website for residents.

10.3  Defibrillator  : Cllr Kirkland advised that the Defibrillator has been checked and is good working order                

10.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver advised that the hall is not in use at the moment

10.5 Climate Change Emergency : Cllr Fry advised about Dart Estuary Forum online event regarding the ‘Re-wilding of Sharpham’. South Hams is also hosting another event regarding sustainability . Devon Carbon Plan is also still available for comments until the 15th February. Cllr Hawkins advised that Emily Reid is giving presentations to parish                              councils about the Plan.

10.6 District Councillor : Cllr Kay said he was very disappointed that the Amphibian Crossing signs which had recently been erected on the Tuckenhay road have been stolen. He mentioned that businesses and village halls can still apply for Covid grants.

        10.7 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins encouraged application from the village hall for the current Covid grant available. He discussed transport arrangements which can be made if    people need assistance to get to Buckfastleigh for their Covid jabs.

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for March Agenda : none

12.0 100 Club February Draw

                1st: Mrs Sue Stephenson; 2nd: Mr P Bradley; 3rd: Mr R Evans

Meeting closed at 9.15 pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  1st March 2021 at 8.00 pm

                                       CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council: Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes,

TQ9 7ES Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk   

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using video conferencing on Monday 1st March 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to send any representations prior to this meeting by e mail to parishclerk@cornworthyparishcouncil.gov.uk

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles                 

 1.1 Apologies

2.0  Declarations of Interest

3.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held  1st February 2021

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

        4.1 (Item Feb Minutes 5.3) Two Traffic Signs

        4.2 (Item Feb Minutes 5.4) Replacement Bench

  4.3 (Item Feb  Minutes  6.3) Parking In The Village

        4.4  (Item Feb  Minutes  6.4) Dog Waste In The Village

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases

        5.2 Parishioners Letters

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

       7.1 Tideford Park Farm TQ9 7HL  0256/21/FUL Proposed agricultural building (by 4th March)             

Decisions

7.2  Lane End Stables, Cornworthy TQ9 7SE 3568/20/TCA T1: Ash – Re-coppice to previous points. G1: Sycamore x 3 – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by 1-2m on all sides. T2: Sycamore – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by1-2m on all sides. T3: Walnut – Overall crown reduction by 2m on all sides. G2: Rowan x2 & Oak x2 – Through prune small tertiary branches growing around BT lines approx. 5m from ground level on North East side to provide clearance from BT cable. T4: Apple – Reshape & removal of 1m growth on all sides. T5: Goat Willow – Pollard to 5m from ground level. G3: Sweet Chestnut x2 – Crown raise to 3.5m from ground level. NO OBJECTIONS

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1 Receipts

                (a) 6p bank interest -as at 15th February 2021

                (b) £325 Devon County Council Locality Grant

     8.2 Payments

                (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for February  2021

                (b) £14.39 -Mrs L Maby for Zoom monthly subscription

(c) £ 17.25 Best Host quarterly renewal website hosting

           (d) £111.18 – Kelvin Gitsham  for installing electrical sockets etc to light Christmas Tree

                (e) £6.62 – Tony Kirkland for posts to erect signs

     8.3 Bank Balance at 15/02/2021

              Total : £22,012.22 Current Account : £13,984.47 Savings Account : £8,063.75

                    Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 21, 517.33

                                  Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £326.88

9. Reports

      9.1 Clerk

      9.2 Tree Warden

      9.3  Defibrillator                  

      9.4 Village Hall

      9.5 Climate Change Emergency  

      9.6 District Councillor

      9.7 County Councillor

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for April  Agenda

11.0 100 Club March  Draw & Spring Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  4th April 2021 at 8.00 pm

Information for non-councillors

The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. Meeting ID: 563 255 5344

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                                             Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                24th February 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of  Cornworthy Parish Council

Held by video conferencing  (Zoom)

  on Monday 1st March 2021 at 8.00 pm

Present: Cllr Kirkland (Chairman); Cllr Bradley; (Vice Chairman); Cllr Fry; Cllr Carver; Cllr                      Ronson; Cllr Worthington

In Attendance: County Cllr Hawkins; Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles                 

 1.1 Apologies : Cllr Hunt; District Councillor McKay

2.0  Declarations of Interest : Cllr Kirkland – Item 8.2 (e) Cllr Fry: Item 7.1

3.0  Minutes

3.1  The Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held  1st February 2021 were signed by

       Chairman Cllr Kirkland after a correction to spelling of Cllr McKay’s name (Item 10.6)

4.0 Matters Arising from Minutes

        4.1 (Item Feb Minutes 5.3) Two Traffic Signs : Cllr Kirkland reported that these have now been erected on the Washbourne to Allaleigh Road

        4.2 (Item Feb Minutes 5.4) Replacement Bench : Clerk had researched options on a replacement bench for the village green and all agreed on the purchase of the 2nd bench    at £147.98. This is covered by a recent locality grant. awarded by Devon County Council.   Clerk to pursue. All in agreement.

  4.3 (Item Feb  Minutes  6.3) Parking In The Village : A discussion was held on two letters  which had been prepared. One to all Cornworthy Village residents and one to an individual resident about parking opposite Alexandria Place junction. The latter    highlighted the specific traffic regulations and acts which are being contravened. It was agreed that both letters communicated the issues well and councillors agreed they should be printed out and distributed.

        4.4  (Item Feb  Minutes  6.4) Dog Waste In The Village : A poster has been prepared to highlight this issue to villagers ‘ I Love It Here. Please Love It Too and Pick Up My Poo’.  This has been uploaded to the parish council Facebook page and Cllr Kirkland commented      that it has resulted in many requests for copies which villagers wish to display outside  their homes. Cllr Kirkland highlighted that some dogs were still freely roaming the village with others off leads. Clerk will check with Cllr McKay if the Dog Warden will be putting  up more posters around the village.Cllr Kirkland asked that Richard Maby be thanked for the design of the poster.

5.0 Local Issues

        5.1 Enforcement cases : clerk read out a letter that had been received regarding the conclusion of an enforcement enquiry.

        5.2 Parishioners Letters : none have been received

        5.3 Cllr Bradley said she had received 2 reports of one or two people living off grid with a dog between Barberry Water Bridge and Capton Bridge She queried whether this was  Dittisham Parish area. Cllr Fry confirmed it is and said that an East Cornworthy resident    was going to write to the local council about this. She felt there wasn’t a great deal can         be done but the person is creating significant amounts of litter. Dittisham Parish Council  have got it on their radar. Cllr Hawkins confirmed that Dittisham Parish Council are   looking after him and he receives supplies from the Food Bank. He is refusing to be re- housed by South Hams DC.

6.0 Highways

        6.1 Cllr Bradley noted that the pothole at Tideford Bend has been repaired but not all of the ones on Broadridge Lane. Clerk to e mail Cllr Hawkins along with a note about the large pothole at the bottom of Priory Lane. Cllr Carver also mentioned that there was   a large pothole outside the Sports Field which will be reported.

7.0 Planning

       7.1 Tideford Park Farm TQ9 7HL  0256/21/FUL Proposed agricultural building

      (by 4th March). It was decided that there was NO OBJECTION to this application.         

Decisions

7.2  Lane End Stables, Cornworthy TQ9 7SE 3568/20/TCA T1: Ash – Re-coppice to previous points. G1: Sycamore x 3 – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by 1-2m on all sides. T2: Sycamore – Crown height reduction by 2-3m and lateral reduction by1-2m on all sides. T3: Walnut – Overall crown reduction by 2m on all sides. G2: Rowan x2 & Oak x2 – Through prune small tertiary branches growing around BT lines approx. 5m from ground level on North East side to provide clearance from BT cable. T4: Apple – Reshape & removal of 1m growth on all sides. T5: Goat Willow – Pollard to 5m from ground level. G3: Sweet Chestnut x2 – Crown raise to 3.5m from ground level. NO OBJECTIONS

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1 Receipts

                (a) 6p bank interest -as at 15th February 2021

                (b) £325 Devon County Council Locality Grant

     8.2 Payments

                (a) £276.90- Mrs L Maby– Clerk’s Salary for February  2021

                (b) £14.39 -Mrs L Maby for Zoom monthly subscription

(c) £ 17.25 Best Host quarterly renewal website hosting

           (d) £111.18 – Kelvin Gitsham  for installing electrical sockets etc to light Christmas Tree

                (e) £6.62 – Tony Kirkland for posts to erect signs

                Payments (a) to (d) proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Fry

                Payment (e) payment proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Ronson

     8.3 Bank Balance at 15/02/2021

              Total : £22,012.22 Current Account : £13,984.47 Savings Account : £8,063.75

                    Allocated:    Cornworthy PC: £ 21, 517.33

                                  Charlecombe Wood: £108.01  P3: £326.88

9. Reports

      9.1 Clerk : clerk discussed various protocols and procedures which need to be drawn up and                 signed. These will be reviewed over the coming months.

      9.2 Tree Warden : none received. Clerk confirmed that Mr Petheram is happy to carry on as Tree Warden and have his details made available for contact.

      9.3  Defibrillator  : Cllr Kirkland reported that this is working fine.               

      9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver said that all procedures were in place for the upcoming election    to be held in the hall.The hall remains closed so there is nothing to report.

      9.5 Climate Change Emergency  : Cllr Fry reported that she had attended two meetings about which she has written a report. She asked that a discussion is put onto the May  Agenda. Clerk to progress. She mentioned that there were several ideas that might be  relevant to Cornworthy such as bio-diversity in churchyards, Hedgehog Highways and so on. Cllr Ronson added that all the ideas were local ideas and thus appropriate to the  Cornworthy community.

      9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins said that South Hams DC and Devon CC had set their  budgets in February. Both councils ride their council taxes. There have been government   cuts for the last 12 years and now no money is received from Central Government for the     running of the council although grants are available. Covid officers will still be in place          until the end of September which will be especially important during the tourist season. The sports centres will be open on the 12th April, although virtual training is currently available through Fusion. Recycling centres continue to be open.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations & Matters for April  Agenda

     10.1 Clerk highlighted the article from the Dartmouth Chronicle about Slapton’s  Neighbourhood Plan. Cllr Kirkland asked that this be forwarded to Councillors and a   discussion about a Cornworthy Neighbourhood Plan be put on next month’s agenda.

                Cllr Kirkland asked that the reports for the Annual Parish Meeting be ready in advance so             they can be circulated before the meeting.

11.0 100 Club March  Draw

                1st : Mr Mike Hartnell

                2nd : Elly Finn

                3rd : Mrs Mitchell

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday  12th April 2021 at 8.00 pm preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.45pm

The meeting closed at 9.15pm.

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:   Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                    Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com  

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the  Cornworthy Annual Parish Meeting via Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89664304271?pwd=bWFhbnhveGR0RDNWT1pLd0RUblhOZz09

        Meeting ID: 896 6430 4271     Passcode: aprcpc2021

on Monday, 12th  April 2021 at 7.45pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:

A G E N D A

Preambles                 

            Emergency Exits                   

          Apologies

Reports

            Parish Council Chairman

            Accounts

            Defibrillator

            Climate Change

            Footpath Coordinator (P3)

            Charlecombe Wood

            Village Hall

Election of Representatives to Village Hall Committee

Any Other Business

The next Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 4th April 2022 at 7.30pm

Linda Maby 6th April 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:    Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

                                    Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com      

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using video conferencing ( see link below)  on Monday 12th April 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to address the Council before the meeting

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies

2.0  Declarations of Interest

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held 1st March 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.3 March Minutes) Parking in the Village

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Neighbourhood Plan for Cornworthy

            5.4 Phone Box

            5.5 Contribution to  Flagpole Purchase

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

Decisions

            7.1  Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL Reference: 0256/21/FUL
       
          Proposed agricultural building  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th March 2021

            8.2  Payments

                        (a)  £276.90 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for March

                        (b)  £54.63-  Mrs L Maby – Final quarter expenses

                        (c)  £154.50 – Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Purchase of Bench

  • £14.39-Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Monthly Zoom subscription

                        (e) £29.95– Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Book of Condolence

                        (g) £ 6.30 – Mr T Kirkland for letter printing (Veaseys)

                        (h)  £120 – SHDC Payroll Service

            8.3   Completion of Annual Governance statement of the Annual Return 20/21      

            8.4  Bank Balance at 10/3/2021

            Total:  £21,621.94        Current account:  £13,558.13   Savings account:  £8,063.81

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £21,187.05

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            8.5  End of Financial Year Accounts 2020/21 & Accounting Statements on Annual Return

            8.6   Internal Auditor

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator                  

     9.4 Village Hall

     9.5 Climate Change      

     9.5 District Councillor

     9.6 County Councillor

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For May Agenda

11.0 100 April Club Draw

All are welcome to attend the Parish Council Meeting. Please use the link below.

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The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 10th May 2021 at 8.00 pm including AGM

                                                                                                 Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                             6th April 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES of the   Cornworthy Annual Parish Meeting held via videoconferencing

on Monday, 19th  April 2021 at 7.45pm

Draft minutes subject to change at the next meeting

1. Preambles             

            Emergency Exits                   

            Apologies received from Cllr Raymond Worthington and Cllr Steve Hunt

2. Reports

2.a Parish Council Chairman

Cllr Tony Kirkland read his report to the meeting:

‘First and foremost I must start my report with a big thank you to all fellow councillors and of cause our excellent Clerk Linda Maby for your help and support during a very different and at times a frustrating twelve months. 

Also I thank Devon County Councillor Jonathan Hawkins and District Councillor John MacKay for all their help, advice and support that they have given to Cornworthy 

During this period we had the resignation of Councillor John Matthews, thank you John for all your hard work during your time on the Council.

John has been replaced by Janet Ronson who I am sure will be an asset to Cornworthy Parish Council.

Also, after many years of trying we have lost our winter gritting service. Unfortunately we were told by Devon Highways this was due to a number of resident’s poor parking not allowing the

gritter to get past. Parking throughout the village continues to be a problem highlighted recently when a Fire Engine could not access Alexandria Place.

We have also had a problem with dogs leaving deposits outside resident’s houses on drives etc. We have put up notices in the village and hope that dog owners will be responsible and pick up their dog waste and put it in the dog bins provided.

On a more positive front, Councillor Steve Hunt continues to keep the village and surrounding area clear of debris enabling the rain water to flow down the drains/ soak ways avoiding flooding. Also Steve does so many other jobs the list is endless.

After a very difficult year we decided that at Christmas we would try and cheer and brighten up Christmas for the village and a Christmas tree and Lights was put up outside the village hall. (Thanks to Kelvin Gitsham for his help with electrics). It was lovely to see the Children of the village making decorations for the tree. Hopefully we will continue every Christmas.

Also put a new Parish notice board in Allaleigh. Also some ‘Please Slow Down’ signs in

Washborne.

I am sure that I have missed items and I apologies if I have.

Finally. I and my fellow Councillors with our residents help and cooperation hope to make our Parish a more wonderful place to live in.’

2.b Accounts

Clerk, Linda Maby, asked councillors to confirm that they had received copies of the financial data and then read out her report:

‘2020 to 2021 was a challenging year with Covid restrictions, and CPC were awarded a £350 grant from South Hams District Council (SHDC) to help with serving the community of which £280 remains.

  • Other grants of £825 were gratefully received from SHDC and Devon County Council which enabled the purchase of a new laptop for the Clerk, along with grit bins for the village to alleviate the problem of losing the gritter service and a replacement bench for the village green. All of these join our Asset list which  now has a value of around £29,000.
  • Given the new regulations of having a totally compliant website, this necessitated the creation of a new Cornworthy Parish Council website in the capable hands of Mrs Penny Kirkland who offered her technical services free of charge. We have had to set up hosting and domain registration along with the purchase of software. This and the recent subscription to Zoom for holding remote meetings has accounted for the considerable increases in office expenses year on year.
  • We had a sizeable VAT repayment during the year due to reclaiming against the cost of the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) Night Lighting installation. Expenditure on grant money received from DAA resulted in our grant/donation expenditure being significantly higher in 2019/20.
  • Cornworthy Parish Council has a healthy closing balance for the year of £21, 622 made up of £13,558 in the current account and £8,064 in the savings account.’

2.c Defibrillator

Cllr Kirkland read out his report:

‘Defibrillator is working and a report goes in to South West Ambulance service on the first of each month.’

2.d Climate Change

Cllr Fry read her report to the meeting:

‘Over recent months, Cornworthy councillors have taken part in several

meetings of various groups and forums such as Sustainable South Hams,

Dart Estuary Forum. Cllr Fry also sits on South Hams Climate Change

and Biodiversity Forum, all of which give helpful access to a network of

contacts from which Cornworthy Parish Council will be equipped with the

necessary tool kit to draw up effective community guidance and climate &

biodiversity plans going forward.

Sadly, over the past year, the Covid restrictions have rather hindered

scope for community engagement, but we look forward to 2021 bringing

opportunity to finalise a climate emergency plan.

The council will continue to run a monthly report noting any relevant

initiatives locally and collaborate with other parishes to share

information and ideas on how to improve Cornworthy’s biodiversity,

sustainability and to help inspire parishioners to pool resources and

ideas for the collective good of our parish and community.’

2.e Footpath Coordinator (P3)

Copies of the Footpath Survey* carried out by Mrs Elly Finn, Footpath Co-ordinator, had been circulated. This highlighted the areas that have been refurbished and work which needs to be carried out in 2021/22. There had been a reserve of £56.88 at the beginning of the financial year, which was supplemented by a P3 grant from SHDC of £800. Expenditure during the year had been £530 leaving a carry over to 2021/22 of £326.88.

(*copies available on request)

2.f Charlecombe Wood

Copies* of the Woodland Trust supplied by Mrs Caroline Hunt, Charleycombe Wood Co-ordinator, had been circulated. This highlighted amy issues within the wood including Ash dieback, and the need for any remedial work

(*copies available on request)

2.g Village Hall

Cllr Carver had previously supplied his report which stated that the pandemic had restricted activities at the Hall almost entirely. Thanks to the advice of both County and District Councillors, grants were applied for to compensate for the lack of any fundraising activity and £10,000 was received in 2020 with a further grant of £1334 in March 2021. Elizabeth Hume was thanked for her contribution to ensuring the Hall and any activities were Covid compliant, and Jackie Matthews for keeping a watchful eye on the Hall. The Hall committee intend to look at what can be done to improve the Hall but in the meantime a clean up operation was in place to ready the building for use in the forthcoming elections.

3. Election of Representatives to Village Hall Committee

Cllr Kirkland asked if Cllr Carver was happy to continue to supply a report for the Village Hall to the Parish Annual Meeting. He agreed and all were in agreement.

4. Any Other Business

There was no other business

The meeting closed at 7.58pm

Cllr Kirkland confirmed that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 4th April 2022 at 7.30pm

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES of a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council using video conferencing on

Monday 19th April 2021 at 8.00 pm

Draft minutes subject to change at the next meeting

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies : apologies received from Cllrs Hunt and Worthington

2.0  Declarations of Interest : Cllr Kirkland 8.2 (g)

                                                   Cllr Fry Item 7.1

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held 1st March 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.3 March Minutes) Parking in the Village: Cllr Kirkland confirmed that a letter had been received from a parishioner. Cllr Ronson enquired whether anyone had spoken to the parishioner. Cllr Kirkland confirmed that Cllr Hunt had discussed the issue with the parishioner, but a written reply should be prepared emphasising that the Parish Council, have a duty of  care to all parishioners and are trying to solve a problem

           To this end, yellow lines would only be a last resort as they would be hard to enforce and displace a number of residents who would have nowhere suitable to park close to their homes.

            Clerk to prepare a reply.

            Cllr Fry asked if we could get a Fire Officer to come to a meeting to outline where the problems lie within our particular village. This would then form part of the Emergency Plan for the village. Cllr Kirkland asked that the residents who had raised concerns about this issue be          informed of our proposed actions. Clerk to prepare letters.

            Cllr Kirkland noted that the general letter about parking that had been distributed had had some effect especially in Priory View.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new ones reported. Cllrs had a discussion about the length of time taken to attend to cases. Cllr McKay advised that the resource issue is being looked at.

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : Cllrs discussed letters received about Code of Conduct regarding councillors. Clerk to prepare a reply.

            5.3 Neighbourhood Plan for Cornworthy : Cllr Kirkland suggested we need someone to lead this. Cllr McKay, pointed out that the process can be onerous, but a lot of benefits can accrue from it. He will furnish the council with the details of a contact within South Hams who can help          start the process and explain what’s involved. Cllr Hawkins advised that Darmouth, Kingswear   and Stoke Fleming Councils have prepared theirs and could advise. Grants are also available.

            Cllr McKay suggested that we could join with other nearby small parishes to prepare a joint  neighbourhood plan.

            5.4 Phone Box : BT have advised that they have the box on their works list to be refurbished between now and September.

            5.5 Contribution to  Flagpole Purchase : the council had been in discussions with the church         who have a location for a new flagpole and have purchased a new flag. All councillors agreed that the parish council would reimburse the cost in full.

6.0 Highways

          6.1 Cllrs pointed out that the Broadridge and Priory View potholes are still there. Cllr Hawkins asked that everybody report these potholes again in the hope that these will be sorted as soon as possible.

         6.2 Clerk asked that a warning sign be positioned before the bend coming from Totnes as this is becoming increasingly dangerous. All in agreement. Clerk to action.

7.0 Planning

Decisions

            7.1  Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL Reference: 0256/21/FUL
       
          Proposed agricultural building  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th March 2021

            8.2  Payments

                        (a)  £276.90 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for March

                        (b)  £54.63-  Mrs L Maby – Final quarter expenses

                        (c)  £154.50 – Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Purchase of Bench

  • £14.39-Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Monthly Zoom subscription

                        (e) £29.95– Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Book of Condolence

                        (g) £ 6.30 – Mr T Kirkland for letter printing (Veasey’s)

                        (h)  £120 – SHDC Payroll Service

            Payments a to e were proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Fry

            Cllr Bradley asked for proposers and seconders for items g to h: Cllr Carver proposed and Cllr     Fry  seconded.

            8.3   Completion of Annual Governance statement of the Annual Return 20/21      

            All had seen these and were in agreement. Chairman Cllr Kirkland duly signed the document

            8.4  Bank Balance at 10/3/2021

            Total:  £21,621.94        Current account:  £13,558.13  

Savings account:  £8,063.81

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £21,187.05

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            8.5  End of Financial Year Accounts 2020/21 & Accounting Statements on Annual Return

            All had seen these and were in agreement. Chairman Cllr Kirkland duly signed the document

            8.6   Internal Auditor  Clerk proposed that Mrs Griffiths be used as in previous years. All agreed to this and a thank  you gift of a £25 garden voucher. 

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk: the issue of meeting physically has to be considered after May 7th as this is currently the law. The church have offered the use of its building whilst refurbishments/ cleaning is carried out at the Hall. Jonathan Croft , Temporary Sergeant for the Dartmouth and Rural Neighbourhood Team has introduced himself and would like to talk to councillors at joint  meetings with nearby parishes. Cllrs thought this was a good idea and also suggested he might advise on our parking problems.Clerk to pursue. Now official contract of employment, has been prepared for the clerk, she asked that an annual assessment and salary review be put in place. Cllr Fry suggested she could help reference some relevant questions.

     9.3 Defibrillator : Cllr Kirkland reported that all working fine                 

     9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver advised that the Hall is being cleaned for the Election to take place next month and they are working towards getting the Table Tennis club up and running as soon as possible.

     9.5 Climate Change: deferred to next month   

     9.5 District Councillor : Cllr McKay said that the new localities regime started last week and hopefully will be more structured and efficient. They have learnt lessons from the previous   year. He said that he is active on issues regarding Climate Change and discussed his views   on operational vs strategic issues and changes he felt were needed. He also talked about the problems on the A381 through Harbertonford and mentioned that the shop here might become a community shop in about 6 months time.

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins discussed a new tranche of grants available. Covid compliant officers are out and about in our towns and villages with an extra six officers until September when this will be reviewed. SHDC have agreed to give Fusion another £170K to re-open leisure facilities shortly. Devon CC Budget will focus on highways and adult and children social care. Health and Well Being Centre building will start in May. The Park and  Ride will now use the playing fields at Norton for this year whilst this happens. From the middle of May there will be two open top buses available as a Park and Ride. He discussed concerns about the new roundabout being built near Sainsbury’s but the developer has won      the debate which went to an individual assessor.  DCC is still aware that this may be an accident hotspot. Cllr Hawkins hoped that he would be with us again after the May elections and thanked the council and clerk for their help and assistance in the past.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For May Agenda

            No items noted.

11.0 100 April Club Draw

         1st:  Mr S. Shepherd

         2nd: Susie Hudson

         3rd. Mr B Petheram

Meeting closed at 9.20pm

Next meeting to include the Annual General Meeting to be held on on May 10th 2021 at 8pm

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council:    Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES  Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com      

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on Monday 10th May 2021 at 8.00 pm to include the Annual General Meeting for the purpose of transacting the following business:

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to address the Council before the meeting

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies

2.0  Parish Council Annual General Meeting

            2.1 Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

            2.2 Appointment of Parish Council Village Hall Representative

3.0 Declarations of Interest

4.0  Minutes

     3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting held 19th April 2021

     3.2 Approval of Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 19th April 2021

5.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            5.1 (Item 4.1 April Minutes) Parking in the Village

            5.2 Neighbourhood Plan

6.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Bench

7.0 Highways

8.0 Planning

Decisions

            8.1  Sheilings, Ridge Lane, Blackawton TQ9 7HQ 0297/21/CLE Certificate of Lawfulness for existing non-compliance with occupancy condition (resubmission of 3526/20/CLE) REFUSAL

9.0 Finance and Records

     9.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 9th April 2021

            9.2  Payments

            (a)  £276.90 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for April

           (b)  £ 71.99– Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Purchase of Road Sign

(c) £14.39-Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Monthly Zoom subscription

                        (e)  £83.55 – NALC/DALC Affiliation Fee

                        (f)   £82.80- Paula Pitman for Flagpole purchase

            9.4  Bank Balanceat 9/4/2021

            Total:  £25,372.01        Current account:  £17,308.13  

Savings account:  £8,063.88

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,937.12

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            9.5  Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2020/21

10.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator                  

     9.4 Village Hall

     9.5 Climate Change      

     9.5 District Councillor

     9.6 County Councillor

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For June Agenda

12.0 100 May Club Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 10th June 2021 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                                 Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                 5th May 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES of a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on 

Monday 10th May 2021 at 8.00 pm including the Annual General Meeting

Draft minutes subject to change at the next meeting

At the start of the meeting, Cllr Kirkland offered his congratulations to County Councillor Hawkins 

  on his return to office after the May elections.

1.0  Preambles

1.1  Emergency Exits

  1.2  Apologies received from Cllr Worthington and District Councillor McKay

2.0  Parish Council Annual General Meeting

2.1 Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman: clerk asked for nominations for the position of Chairman for Cornworthy Parish Council. Cllr Kirkland was nominated by Cllr Carver. Cllr Kirkland indicated he was happy to stand for chairman and was duly elected. Proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Bradley. All in agreement

            Clerk asked for nominations for the position of  Vice Chairman for Cornworthy Parish Council. Cllr Kirkland nominated Cllr Bradley. Cllr Bradley indicated she was happy to stand for vice-chairman and was duly elected. Proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Carver. 

All in agreement.

2.2 Appointment of Parish Council Village Hall Representative : Clerk asked if Cllr Carver was prepared to continue representing the Parish Council on the Village Hall Committee. Cllr Carver agreed. This was then proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Hunt.

3.0 Declarations of Interest : none received

4.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting held 19th April 2021. Agreed as stood and signed by Chairman, Cllr Kirkland.Clerk mentioned a belated report had been received from The Dame Elizabeth Harris and John Peter Charity. Cllr Hunt explained that the Trust currently does not have a charitable status but has re-grouped and will continue to carry out its distribution work as a Trust. It was agreed by all that the report should be included on the 2021/2021 Annual Parish meeting minutes and will become an addendum to the signed minutes.

     3.2 Approval of Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 19th April 2021. After correcting a spelling error, the minutes were agreed by all and duly signed by Chairman, Cllr Kirkland.

5.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.1 (Item 4.1 April Minutes) Parking in the Village: The Devon Fire Brigade Totnes Station and Operational Readiness Manager had replied to a recent communication from the parish council. The council had requested advice on areas in the village which would present an problem due to parked vehicles in the event of their appliances trying to reach an emergency here. However, he said they have no powers to manage parking and moving vehicles would need to involve equipment from the appliance itself to comply with manual handling regulations. Cllr Kirkland highlighted that he and the clerk will shortly be meeting the new Rural and Neighbourhood Sergeant, Jonathan Croft, and would hope to discuss the matter with him. At this stage, councillors felt that introducing yellow lines would displace too many residents in terms of having convenient access to their homes and was not an option they wished to consider at present.

5.2 Neighbourhood Plan : Duncan Smith, Neighbourhood Planning Officer for SHDC, has sent an outline regarding what would be involved in developing a Neighbourhood Plan. Clerk has invited Duncan to attend a parish council meeting to discuss what steps Cornworthy would need to consider. Awaiting a reply on a suitable date. Clerk to pursue.

6.0  Local Issues

5.1  Current enforcement cases : one new case which was discussed.

5.2  Parishioners Letters : none received this month

5.3 Bench : clerk has received delivery of the new bench pack for the village green outside the village hall. Cllr Hunt and clerk will liaise re next steps in terms of assembling the bench and siting at the green. It was agreed that the existing bench could be refurbished with a power washer and re-staining.

7.0 Highways : it was mentioned to Cllr Hawkins that potholes which had been reported a while ago where still untreated. Cllr Hawkins asked the clerk to inform him of all the locations and he would look into it.

8.0 Planning

Decisions

8.1  Sheilings, Ridge Lane, Blackawton TQ9 7HQ 0297/21/CLE Certificate of Lawfulness for existing non-compliance with occupancy condition (resubmission of 3526/20/CLE) REFUSAL

9.0 Finance and Records

9.1  Receipts 

  (a)  7p bank interest – 9th April 2021

(b) £3750 – SHDC 1st precept payment

       9.2  Payments

  (a)  £276.90 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for April

(b)  £ 71.99– Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Purchase of Road Sign

£14.39-Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Monthly Zoom subscription

                        (e)  £83.55 – NALC/DALC Affiliation Fee

                        (f)   £82.80- Paula Pitman for Flagpole purchase

Payments a to d proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Bradley

Payments e and f proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Hunt

9.4  Bank Balanceat 9/4/2021

  Total:  £25,372.01 Current account:  £17,308.13   Savings account:  £8,063.88

        Allocated: Cornworthy PC:  £24,937.12

Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01 P3:  £326.88

9.5  Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2020/21: clerk explained that as both the councils income and outgoings fall below the required minimum amount to warrant an external audit, Cornworthy Parish Council can exempt itself for the 2020/2021 financial year. Chairman, Cllr Kirkland signed the Certificate of Exemption which clerk will send on to the auditors Littlejohn.

10.0 Reports

9.1 Clerk : Clerk confirmed there is to be an introductory on line meeting with the new Rural and Neighbourhood Sergeant, Jonathon Croft on 12th May. Both the clerk and Chairman Cllr Kirkland will attend with room for one more councillor should anyone want to join the meeting

9.2 Tree Warden 

9.3 Defibrillator: Cllr Kirkland reported that all was working well and informed the meeting that the Cornworthy defibrillator is now registered on ‘The Circuit’, that is The National Defibrillator Network organised by the National Heart Foundation.  It is intended that the South West Ambulance Service will be connected to this shortly.                

9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver highlighted the cleaning and maintenance work done and planned for the Hall. The intention is to get the Table Tennis Club up and running as soon as possible.

     9.5 Climate Change: Cllr Fry had previously circulated her report to councillors which highlighted the Climate Change and Biodiversity News letter for March 2021. The SHDC Strategic Planner will attend the next Climate forum meeting with a focus on Neighbourhood plans and links to SHDCs JLP.The climate change website 

https: www.climatechange.southhams.gov.uk/achievements-and-activity

will soon feature a table, this will be a live document and include valuable advice to householders and parishes to improve their personal carbon footprints and they hope it to go live over the next few months. 

9.5 District Councillor: not present

9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins discussed issues regarding the new roundabout at Sainsburys and said it should be finished by the first week in June.

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For June Agenda

   11.1 Cllr Fry asked if a new village photograph could be discussed at the next meeting 

12.0 100 May Club Draw

       1st: Mr I Simons

       2nd: Mr K Sayer

       3rd: Mrs P Kirkland

The meeting closed at 8.50pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th June 2021 at 8.00 pm

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council: Mrs Linda Maby, Abbey View, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7ES

Tel: 01803 732731 Email: parishcouncil@cornworthy.com

To:  Members of the Cornworthy Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on Monday 7th June 2021 at 8.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:

Open Forum:  Members of the public are invited to address the Council before the meeting

A G E N D A

1.0  Preambles

1.1  Emergency Exits

  1.2  Apologies

2.0 Declarations of Interest 

3.0  Minutes

3.1  Approval of Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 10th May 2021 including the Annual General Meeting

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

4.1 (Item 5.2 May Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan

4.2 (Item 5.3 May Minutes) Bench

5.0  Local Issues

5.1  Current enforcement cases

5.2  Parishioners Letters

5.3  Village Photograph

5.4  Introductory Meeting with New Neighbourhood and Rural Sergeant

            5.5  Local donations

            5.6 Road sign

5.7 Emergency Plan

5.8 Charleycombe Wood

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

  7.1 Spring Barn, Blackdown Farm, Blackawton TQ9 7DN Replacement of existing barn    with new dwelling 1723/21/FUL  (Reply by 24th June)

7.2 Woolcombe Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL Erection of general purpose agricultural    building ( reply by 1st July)

  1573/21/FUL

8.0 Finance and Records

8.1  Receipts 

  (a)  7p bank interest – 10th May 2021

       8.2  Payments

  (a)  £276.90 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for May

(b) £14.39-Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Monthly Zoom subscription

                        (c)  £20.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church to hold meeting

                        (d)   £335.92 – Community First Insurance Premium

9.4  Bank Balanceat 10/5/2021

  Total:  £24,192.08 Current account:  £16,128.13   Savings account:  £8,063.95

        Allocated: Cornworthy PC:  £23,757.19

Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01 P3:  £326.88

10.0 Reports

9.1 Clerk

9.2 Tree Warden 

9.3 Defibrillator                   

9.4 Village Hall

     9.5 Climate Change    

9.5 District Councillor

9.6 County Councillor 

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For July Agenda

12.0 100 June Club Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 5th July 2021 at 8.00 pm

Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

  3rd June 2021