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

Paste this link into your browser Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5632555344?pwd=TjFuUUFZSkN0NVZvUzk0SmM4MmdEUT09

Passcode: febcpc2021

You will be held in an online meeting room until the meeting starts at 8pm

There are 10 minutes available at the start of the meeting for Open Forum, then it will be observation only.

You do not need to subscribe to Zoom to join. Please use the video facility if attending.

                                                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                                                26th January 2021