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)

 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

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

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)

            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

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

            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

             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

The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. Meeting ID: 875 9644 7979

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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)

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

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.

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

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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

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        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

                        (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.

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

                        (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

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 7th June 2021 at 8.00 pm

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

In Attendance: Cllr John McKay; Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies received from County Councillor Hawkins

2.0 Declarations of Interest : none received

3.0  Minutes

     3.1 Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 10th May 2021 including the             Annual General Meeting were approved and signed by Chairman Cllr Kirkland

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 5.2 May Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan : Cllr Kirkland raised concerns that the               contact advised by Cllr McKay to help the council formulate its Neighbourhood Plan was only      able to meet via zoom and in any case lives in Wales. He asked if Cllr McKay could advise a   contact who is more local. In the meantime, clerk was asked to contact neighbouring parishes who are involved with Neighbourhood Planning for advice on how to go about the process.          Clerk to action.

            4.2 (Item 5.3 May Minutes) Bench : this is available to be erected on the village green and           Cllrs Kirkland and Hunt will attend to this as soon as possible.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : No new cases. Cllr McKay agreed to pursue action on               outstanding cases within the village.

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : none received

            5.3  Village Photograph : Cllr Kirkland to raise the possibility of organising another photograph    with the photographer who took the previous photograph in 2011. All agreed it was a good      idea and that it could be advertised via leaflets and social media once the details were                  finalised.

            5.4  Introductory Meeting with New Neighbourhood and Rural Sergeant : Clerk to contact the             sergeant regarding a visit to the village to discuss various issues.

            5.5  Local donations : the issue has been raised about supporting individuals within the village    who are fundraising for worthy causes. Clerk reminded councillors about statute 137 (s137)    and summarised this thus, ‘Provided that there is no alternative power whether limited or     conditional or not, and no statutory prohibition, a council may incur expenditure under s.137.    The council must first be satisfied that there is a direct benefit to the area or part of the area, or to some or all of the inhabitants. The council is the body to determine whether or not such           benefit will accrue, and a decision by the council could only be challenged on the ground that it         was wholly unreasonable. The use of “some” in relation to the inhabitants means that the     council cannot use the power to benefit a single individual. It may be possible for the council to         help an organisation to which the individual belongs, thus releasing funds for the organisation    to help individuals. For example, a council could make a donation to a local organisation which             provides grants to needy persons or to pay for individual’s first aid courses where a council             believes there would be demonstrable benefit to the area or its inhabitants’ . Therefore the             council are unable to provide a donation to an individual as such.

            5.6 Road sign: Clerk confirmed that a new right hand bend sign has been received and can be             erected with the remaining ‘Slow Down’ sign we already have at the bend after the Abbey on             approaching the village. Cllr Kirkland and Hunt to action.

            5.7 Emergency Plan : the council had been contacted by Martin Rich Of Devon Communities             regarding progress on formulating a plan after his earlier presentation to us. It was agreed that             action should be taken on trying to determine the appropriate issues which should be                   covered by such a plan. Clerk to contact neighbouring parishes for advice with a view to             subsequently setting up a sub-committee to the parish council to formulate this.

            5.8 Charleycombe Wood : Mrs Hunt has advised on grass cutting within the woods and is             keeping the council informed of maintenance aspects here. Cllrs welcomed this input.

            5.9 BT Phone Box : the phone box in Cornworthy has been recently painted. However, a notice has been displayed in the box advising that ‘Lifeworks’ charity (based in Dartington)    wish to adopt the box and to contact SHDC planning with any queries. Clerk has followed this            up with planning who had no initial details available regarding this and is going to investigate.   BT customer services has also been contacted as the council has expressed an objection to     this adoption having previously advised BT that the phone box should remain as a working    payphone given the lack of mobile phone reception here. Clerk to pursue. Cllr Hunt agreed to            investigate why the door to the payphone does not now open following the painting.

            5.10 Gunfire in Bow Wood : Cllr Kirkland reported that gunfire had been heard in Bow Wood, a             conservation area, the previous weekend and was able to collect photographic evidence of the             offending party. This has been reported to the landowner and the police have been notified.

6.0 Highways:

            6.1 Clerk mentioned that there are to be roadworks from Bow Bridge Cross to Tuckenhay             Bridge Cross from 12th to 16th July to provide a new water service. Notices will be posted.

            6.2 Clerk to query with DCC Highways. when the road from the church to Furze Hill Cross is       to be repaired

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). As this is an agricultural building, Cllrs         believe it should remain so and thus, OBJECT to this proposal.

            7.2 Woolcombe Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL Erection of general purpose agricultural                   building ( reply by 1st July) 1573/21/FUL : SUPPORT

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

                        Payments (a) and (b) proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Hunt.

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

                        Payment (c) proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley.

                        (d)   £335.92 – Community First Insurance Premium

                        Payments (d) proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Hunt.

            9.4  Bank Balance at 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 : Clerk raised the issue of updating the Assets list and Cllrs discussed this in                 relation to the council’s insurance. Clerk to advise on insurance coverage and any new items             which need to be covered in the July meeting. Clerk has put out for circulation the new                 councillors Code of Conduct for discussion at July’s meeting.

     9.2 Tree Warden : none received

     9.3 Defibrillator  : this has been used recently and highlighted the issue of keeping a spare set    of pads ion standby. Cllr Kirkland has ordered new pads and reported that the defibrillator    should be back in action by mid week.  Cllr Fry said that there was a defibrillator that could be          made available at Blackness Marina in the meantime.              

     9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver advised that discussions are ongoing regarding the refurbishment    of the village hall.

     9.5 Climate Change: Cllr Fry highlighted the new Wild About Devon initiative.

     9.5 District Councillor: Cllr McKay discussed issues regarding waste collection. Cllr Carver             highlighted that he and his neighbours are still having problems despite contacting waste             services.

     9.6 County Councillor : not present

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For July Agenda

      11.1 Celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It was suggested that this could be an             appropriate time to have another Village photograph taken.

12.0 100 June Club Draw

1st : Mr A Hawkes

2nd: Mr K Gitsham

3rd: Mr J Shipperley

The meeting closed at 9.20pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 5th July 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 5th July 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 7th June 20

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 June Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan

            4.2 (Item 5.7 ) Emergency Plan

            4.3 (Item 5.9 June Minutes) BT Phone Box

            4.4 (Item 9.1 June Minutes) Insurance Cover

            4.5 ( Item 9.1 June Minutes) Code of Conduct

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3  Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

            7.1 The Old Bakehouse, Tuckenhay, TQ9 7EQ  Conversion and extension of a barn                  into a one-bed dwelling house including integral garage, parking and garden amenity space      1664/21/FUL ( Re-submission of 1992/20/FUL) (Reply by 15th July)

            7.2 West End, Blackawton, TQ9 7DL Householder application for garden room for office             space  1307/21/HHO ( Reply by 15th July)

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            (b)  £600 – P3 payment

            8.2  Payments

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

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

                        (c) £ 17.25 – Mrs L Maby reimbursement for Best Host quarterly fee

                        (d) £ 75.55 – Mrs L Maby Ist quarter expenses 2021/2022

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

                        (f)   £54.00- Reflex Medical Ltd for Defribillator pads

            9.4  Bank Balance at 11/6/2021

            Total:  £24,138.64        Current account:  £16,074.62   Savings account:  £8,064.02

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £23,103.75

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

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 September Agenda

12.0 100 July  Club and Summer Draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th September 2021 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                   Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                    28th June 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 5th July 2021 at 8.00 pm

Present: Cllr Bradley; (Acting Chairman/Vice Chairman); Cllr Fry; Cllr Carver; Cllr                     Ronson; Cllr Hunt

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

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies from Cllrs Worthington and Kirkland and District Councillor McKay

2.0 Declarations of Interest : none

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Approval of Minutes the minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held on        7th June 2021 were approved by all and signed by Vice Chairman Cllr Bradley.          

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 June Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan : as Cllr McKay was not present, the meeting    could not be advised of a consultant in the more immediate area who could advise the parish    council on how to go about the Neighbourhood Plan. Cllr Fry advised that Duncan Smith had            been very helpful to many local councils but it had been felt that his location in Wales was less           appropriate to the council in Cornworthy. In the meantime, the clerk will circulate to councillors a list of local parish who are at different stages of developing their Neighbourhood Plans which        can be viewed on their websites.

            4.2 (Item 5.7 ) Emergency Plan : Cllr Ronson had done some research into setting this up and             advised that a team needs to be put together. She emphasised that this plan was very much       going to be a support plan to the main emergency services. Further discussion on this in                       September.

            4.3 (Item 5.9 June Minutes) BT Phone Box : Cllr Bradley advised that the proposed adoption       had now been stopped following the clerk’s enquiries. Clerk advised that the adoption notice needs to be removed from the box with the appropriate tools. Cllr Hunt to look into this.

            4.4 (Item 9.1 June Minutes) Insurance Cover: Clerk has asked for a quote to cover the new             bench and the Devon Air Ambulance Lighting Mast (further note: insurance cover have added     these items to the list of assets with no further premium charge for this year)

            4.5 ( Item 9.1 June Minutes) Code of Conduct: this was still in circulation amongst Councillors     and discussion will be held over to the September meeting.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new cases advised

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : a letter had been received about the parking in Priory View. It was             agreed a reply should be formulated once the new Neighbourhood and Rural Sergeant had             visited Cornworthy. Clerk to inform of time and place once details of this meeting have been             confirmed.(Further note: meeting set up for 11.30am on 28th July)

            5.3  Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations: Cllr Carver has spoken to the person who took      the previous photograph who is willing to do this again. Cllr Carver had an old school             photograph from the early 1950’s which had been taken in the Village Hall when it functioned    as a school. He asked Cllrs whether anyone knew some of the people and whether they still     were contactable.

6.0 Highways : the road closure in Tuckenhay at Bow Bridge was discussed. Cllr felt the identification   of the location was unclear. Cllr remarked on the clearing work that has recently been carried          out by DCC including buddle holes. Cllr Bradley asked if the pothole on the bend at Tideford    could be looked at.

7.0 Planning

            7.1 The Old Bakehouse, Tuckenhay, TQ9 7EQ  Conversion and extension of a barn into a one-bed             dwelling house including integral garage, parking and garden amenity space 1664/21/FUL ( Re-                submission of 1992/20/FUL) (Reply by 15th July). Cllrs STRONGLY OBJECTED on the   following             grounds:

            – concerns regarding parking on this road which was already narrow and would obstruct traffic flow           thus causing congestion here

            – concerns regarding the development of an old building in the village which would completely                  change its character and was not in keeping with the nature of Tuckenhay

            7.2 West End, Blackawton, TQ9 7DL Householder application for garden room for office space               1307/21/HHO     NO COMMENT

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            (b)  £600 – P3 payment

             8.2  Payments

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

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

                        (c) £ 17.25 – Mrs L Maby reimbursement for Best Host quarterly fee

                        (d) £ 75.55 – Mrs L Maby Ist quarter expenses 2021/2022

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

                        (f)   £54.00- Reflex Medical Ltd for Defibrillator pads

            Cllr Bradley asked for a proposer and seconder for payments 8.2 (a) to 8.2 (b): Cllr Carver                        proposed and Cllr Ronson seconded.

            9.4  Bank Balance at 11/6/2021

            Total:  £24,138.64          Current account:  £16,074.62   Savings account:  £8,064.02

                         Allocated:          Cornworthy PC:  £23,103.75

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01    P3:  £926.88  

10.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator  : Cllr Kirkland had written to the meeting advising that two new sets of pads have             been received and the defibrillator is in action again.                 

     9.4 Village Hall: Cllr Carver informed the meeting is to be held to discuss development plans.

     9.5 Climate Change: Speaker at the latest forum meeting was Phil Baker, Plymouth and South     West             Devon Strategic Planner who gave a presentation on discussing future opportunities to embed the             Climate Emergency Plan into current and future planning work. Sustainable South Hams are                    campaigning to persuade Anthony Mangnall MP and Sir Gary Streeter to join the other 108 MP’s             supporting the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.They could be the first Conservatives to back          the Bill. A 4 page letter has been sent to SHDC lobbying for developers to stop being allowed to fit gas            boilers in their new developments given the climate emergency we face. 

     9.5 District Councillor : not present

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins discussed proposals to ‘dress’ the new ‘Sainsbury’s’ roundabout       and advised that the new Health and Well-Being Centre should be finished in the        summer next year.

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For September Agenda

            11.1 Code of Conduct discussion/adoption

            11.2 Emergency Plan development

            11.3 Discussion of Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

12.0 100 July  Club and Summer Draw

            12.1 July Draw: 1st: Mrs L Tatham; 2nd: Ms P Smith; 3rd: Mrs P Sterry

            12.2  Summer Draw: 1st: Mrs R Shewen; 2nd: Mr D Aslin; 3rd: Mrs J Sutton

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th September 2021 at 8.00 pm

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 a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on Monday 30th August 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 5th July 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 July Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan

            4.2 (Item 4.2  July Minutes ) Emergency Plan

            4.3 (Item 4.5 July Minutes) Code of Conduct

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3  Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations

            5.4  Visit of Jonathan Croft (Neighbourhood and Rural Sergeant ) and parking issues

            5.5   Waste Collections

            5.6   Wall and Tree Project

            5.7   Allotment Grant received

6.0 Highways

            6.1Stage 2 of The Tour of Britain Cycle Race – road closures 5/6th September

7.0 Planning

            7.1 No Planning Applications received

      Decisions

            7.2 Higher Venice Barn, Allaleigh TQ9 7DL (0704/20/FUL): Conversion of barn to dwelling       and associated landscaping   CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            (b)  7p bank interest – 9th August 2021

            8.2  Payments

                        (a) £553.80 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for July and August

                        (b) £71.42- Mrs L Maby reimbursement for Printer ink and Paper

                        (c) £40.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church to hold meetings in July/August

                        (d) £17.25 – Best Host quarterly hosting fees 28/9 to 27/12

                        (f) £54.00- Reflex Medical Ltd for Defribillator pads (paid in July)

            9.4  Bank Balance at 11/6/2021

            Total:  £23,626.69       Current account:  £15,562.53   Savings account:  £8,064.16

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £22,591.80

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

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 October Agenda

12.0 100 Club August and September draws

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

                                                                                     Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                    25th August 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 30th August 2021 at 8.00 pm

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

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

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies: Cllr Fry; Cllr Carver

2.0 Declarations of Interest : none

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 5th July 2021 were amended

           as follows- added attendees and, under Highways, Capton Bridge pothole changed to                 Tideford bend. David Carver had spoken to the photographer about the Village photograph                 not Cllr Hunt. The minutes were then approved and duly signed by the Chairman.

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 July Minutes) Neighbourhood Plan: Clerk has emailed councillors during the             break with details of local parishes who are at different stages of developing both their                 neighbourhood and emergency plans. Clerk commented that there were plenty of examples to    refer to if Cornworthy Parish Council wished to develop plans. Cllr Kirkland felt that the plans   could be developed together but outside of Parish Council Meetings involving local                   parishioners. Cllr Ronson commented that most parishes had developed their plans separately         with the Emergency Plan coming first. Cllr Kirkland suggested that the same is done for                     Cornworthy. Cllr Ronson agreed to Chair the meetings to develop the Emergency Plan and    Cllr Kirkland offered to join this. Clerk to prepare communications to go on the council                         Facebook Page, Parish Magazine and noticeboards in collaboration with Cllr Ronson to ask             for volunteers. It was decided that as the Neighbourhood Plan is a much lengthier process,      this would be tackled after the Emergency Plan is in place. Cllrs all agreed

            4.2 (Item 4.2  July Minutes ) Emergency Plan – see notes above

            4.3 (Item 4.5 July Minutes) Code of Conduct : this is still in circulation and will be discussed at     the October meeting

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : no letters this month

            5.3  Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations: Clerk to contact Cllr Carver to request that a         sub-committee be formed by the village hall committee to make arrangements for the Jubilee             celebrations and Village photograph.

            5.4  Visit of Jonathan Croft (Neighbourhood and Rural Sergeant ) and parking issues: Cllr             Kirkland commented that this had been a very useful and helpful meeting. A contact had been             provided for the council to get in touch should we have any issues.

            5.5   Waste Collections : Cllr Kirkland has started a database to build up a list of residents             whose collections have been missed on a regular basis. It was suggested that residents             should contact District Councillor John McKay direct if they have any pressing problems. Clerk    to check with Cllr McKay that he is happy with this arrangement and post a notice on                       Facebook. Cllr Hawkins commented that SHDC are having a weekly meeting with the Waste             contractors. He confirmed that Green Waste (brown bins) will not be emptied at present and          until further notice. He mentioned that anyone with difficulties moving their bins to the                   appropriate collection point should contact Cllr McKay to arrange for assistance. He also          suggested a contact should we have any further problems with the dog bins being emptied     (Dan Lokyer – Head of Localities).

            5.6   Wall and Tree Project: Cllr Ronson had alerted the council to issues with the ivy on the        wall between the oak tree and Green Close and the state of the posts on the village green. Cllr           Hunt has these issues in hand.

            5.7   Allotment Grant received: a communication has been received from the Allotment Group             secretary thanking the Clerk for pointing them in the right direction to the DCC Covid                    Community Recovery Fund which has resulted in a grant award of £ £1,656 to help with             Phase 1 of their shed renewal project.

            5.8   Garden Bonfires: Cllr Hunt commented on the number of bonfires causing a large amount   of smoke in the village which is very anti-social. This was discussed and Clerk to contact Ian           Luscombe, Head of Environmental Health at South Hams DC, for appropriate wording to put on the council Facebook Page, Parish Magazine and noticeboards to ask people to be more            considerate about lighting garden bonfires.

6.0 Highways

            6.1Stage 2 of The Tour of Britain Cycle Race – road closures 5/6th September. Cllr Hawkins             mentioned that the Dartmouth Town council would like to get the Tour to start in Dartmouth          next time. Cllr Kirkland commented that this would be beneficial for the tourist trade.

            6.2 Cllr Hunt commented on the poor condition of the road from the church to Furzehill Cross.     Clerk to report the large pothole here.  Cllr Hunt also asked the clerk to report the pothole from Furzehill Cross to Longlands Cross (top of Butts Lane). Clerk to report the pothole at Tideford           bend again.

7.0 Planning

            7.1 No Planning Applications received

      Decisions

            7.2 Higher Venice Barn, Allaleigh TQ9 7DL (0704/20/FUL): Conversion of barn to dwelling       and associated landscaping   CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            (b)  7p bank interest – 9th August 2021

            8.2  Payments

                        (a) £553.80 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for July and August

                        (b) £71.42- Mrs L Maby reimbursement for Printer ink and Paper

                        Payment proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Ronson

                        (c) £40.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church to hold meetings in July/August

                        (d) £17.25 – Best Host quarterly hosting fees 28/9 to 27/12

                        Payment proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        (f) £54.00- Reflex Medical Ltd for Defibrillator pads (paid in July)

            9.4  Bank Balance at 11/6/2021

            Total:  £23,626.69       Current account:  £15,562.53   Savings account:  £8,064.16

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £22,591.80

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

10.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk : no report this time

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator  : all checked and working fine. Training: Cllr Ronson asked would there be             Defibrillator training in the near future. Cllr Kirkland to organise this and Clerk to check with         PCC that this could be held in the church.              

     9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver not present but had advised by e mail that there is to be a VH             committee meeting to discuss future plans for the Village Hall.

     9.5 Climate Change: Cllr Fry not present  

     9.5 District Councillor : not present

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins reported that work would start on the new Health and           Well Being Centre in 2022. There is to be a 100 bed nursing home near to this centre as well as warden assisted homes.There is to be a consultation on the old hospital site in Dartmouth   as to how this site should be used. The NHS Trust are looking at the possibilities. Dartmouth    TC are concerned that the issue of social housing and housing for key workers is looked at       because the town is desperately short of this type of accommodation. Dartmouth Town                  Council Neighbourhood Plan is at first consultation stage. It is hoped that this will go before SHDC for ratification in 6 months time. There are some interesting sites coming up for               re-development in the town including the old hospital site and the site occupied by Travis             Perkins who are moving to the industrial estate at the Bakers building site. There is likely to be    a condition put on these housing sites that any properties developed cannot be used for                 second homes.

     He reported that there are to be just over a hundred social housing rental properties available     at the new Bakers Estate in the next two or three years.

     Highways is short of money to complete all the road projects on the list and hopes things will             improve next year.

     He reported that the Regatta had been successful and plans for 2022 are going ahead.

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For October Agenda

            11.1 Discuss Ash Die back in the Millenium Wood

            11.2 Funds Available of £750 from County Councillor- to discuss possible uses

12.0 100 Club August and September draws

            August:            1st:      Mrs E Hulme

                                    2nd:     Mr G Carver

                                    3rd:      Mr H Stevenson

            September 1st:           Ms T Jones

                                2nd:         Mrs C Harrigan (Yates)

                                3rd:          Mrs J Matthews

The meeting finished at 9.15pm.

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 4th October 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 4th October 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 Monday 30th             August 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 /4.2 Aug Minutes) Neighbourhood & Emergency Plan Volunteer Appeal

            4.2 (Item 4.3  Aug Minutes ) Code of Conduct

            4.3 (Item 5.3 Aug Minutes) Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations (see Village Hall report)

            4.4  (Item 5.8 Aug Minutes) Garden Bonfires

            4.5 (Item 5.5 Aug Minutes) Waste Collections

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3  Christmas

            5.4  Ash Die Back Millennium Woods

            5.5  Proposed use of £750 grant offer from County Councillor Hawkins

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

            7.1 Maynards, Cornworthy TQ9 7HB 2840/21/LBC : Listed Building Consent for replacement             roofing and remedial works (comment by 7th October)

    Decisions

            7.2 Woolcombe Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL 1573/21/FUL: Erection of general purpose             agricultural building CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

            7.2 Draft Memorandum of Understanding     

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £31.75 – Mrs L Maby expenses for 2nd quarter 2021/22

            9.4  Bank Balance at 20/9/2021

            Total:  £22,944.29       Current account:  £14,880.06  Savings account:  £8,064.23

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £21,909.40

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

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 November Agenda

            11.1 Community Broadband

12.0 100 Club October draw

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

                                                                               Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                  28th September 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 4th October 2021 at 8.00 pm

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

In Attendance: District Councillor McKay; Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies: County Cllr Hawkins;

2.0 Declarations of Interest : none

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held Monday 30th August 2021

     were approved by all and duly signed by the Chairman.

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 /4.2 Aug Minutes) Neighbourhood & Emergency Plan Volunteer Appeal

            Clerk advised that an appeal had gone out on the noticeboards, council Facebook page and in    the parish magazine for volunteers and there had been some response already. It was                       decided that this would formally start in the New Year to allow further volunteers to come          forward and for a questionnaire to be prepared to identify areas for each volunteer to best be           involved in.

            4.2 (Item 4.3  Aug Minutes ) Code of Conduct: this was still in circulation and would be                 discussed again at the next meeting.

            4.3 (Item 5.3 Aug Minutes) Village Photograph /Jubilee Celebrations (see Village Hall report):      Cllr Carver advised that the Village Hall Committee were very happy for a sub committee to   oversee the taking of         the photograph. Cllr Hunt had agreed that his field could be used for the    Jubilee Celebrations. Cllr Kirkland suggested that we could use a marquee in Cllr Hunt’s       field     so there was cover if it was wet. Cllr Carver outlined the proposals that were being discussed          for the future of the village hall. Cllr Kirkland will look into the cost of items need to hold the       Jubilee celebration in the field including insurance. Cllr Carver said that the community need to        agree to any proposals as there are regulations governing this in that the village hall              operates as a charity.

            4.4  (Item 5.8 Aug Minutes) Garden Bonfires: clerk has included a link on the council                    Facebook for people to refer to advice regarding garden bonfires.

            4.5 (Item 5.5 Aug Minutes) Waste Collections : a discussion was held about missed                      collections. Cllr McKay explained this was often down to admin error and that he is following       up any complaints. Cllr Kirkland advised that Cllr McKay .gov e mail has been put on our      Facebook page for residents to contact him with any concerns or problems regarding waste    collections. Cllr Kirkland advised that SHDC had informed us that the garden waste (brown   bins) will not be emptied until further notice. Clerk had put this information on the                                   noticeboards.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases: no new cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : none received this month

            5.3  Christmas : Cllr Kirkland proposed that the parish council support the installation of a             Christmas Tree again for Christmas 2021. He reminded councillors that the council already         have a wooden barrel and lights but recommended that there be a lit star for the top pf the        tree. All were in agreement and Cllr Kirkland will obtain the light and the clerk will sort out the        tree. Cllr Kirkland checked with Cllr Carver that it would still be OK to put in hooks to to help    stabilise the tree. Cllr Carver saw no problem with this.

            All agreed that the Children’s Decoration Competition could be run again. Clerk to enquire with   Elly Jamieson if she is prepared to run this again. Cllr Kirkland suggested we could have an   official lighting up of the tree. All agreed

            5.4  Ash Die Back Millennium Woods: Mrs Hunt has written to the Woodland Trust about this.      Cllr Kirkland expressed concern that the problem requires urgent attention as dead branches             are likely to fall. Clerk to progress.

            5.5  Proposed use of £750 grant offer from County Councillor Hawkins : Cllr Bradley asked if             anyone had any further ideas for the use of this money as an alternative to supplying the items             needed for the Jubilee celebrations. Cllr Kirkland will check with Cllr Hawkins if this would be             possible. Otherwise, it was suggested that the Village Hall could use the funds.

6.0 Highways

            6.1 Cllr Hunt asked that the condition of the road from the Church to Furzehill Cross be                reported again. A discussion was had about the condition of Bow Hill and it was decided to             include this in our communication to Highways as Cornworthy residents regularly use this             route.

7.0 Planning

            7.1 Maynards, Cornworthy TQ9 7HB 2840/21/LBC : Listed Building Consent for replacement             roofing and remedial works (comment by 7th October): SUPPORT

    Decisions

            7.2 Woolcombe Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL 1573/21/FUL: Erection of general purpose             agricultural building CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

          7.3 Draft Memorandum of Understanding: all agreed that this was a positive move for                assessing planning applications and clerk will draw up a formal document for signature at the      next meeting.         

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £31.75 – Mrs L Maby expenses for 2nd quarter 2021/22

                        Payment was proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Carver

            9.4  Bank Balance at 20/9/2021

            Total:  £22,944.29       Current account:  £14,880.06  Savings account:  £8,064.23

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £21,909.40

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01    P3:  £926.88  

10.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk : nothing this time

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator : all working fine.               

     9.4 Village Hall : see Cllr Carver’s previous comments

     9.5 Climate Change :  Cllr Fry reported that SHDC are looking at Car Charging Points                 points in Steamer Quay, North ST Car Park, Duncombe Car Park KB, Lower union Road They support the principle of the Carbon Fee and Dividend system and are lobbying                  government to appraise impacts of carbon pricing based on this approach. The CEO has been asked to write to Sec of State for business energy and industrial strategy to           express           these views.There are various grants available for climate projects.

            Cllr Fry reported back on the South Hams Climate Change and Biodiversity Community Fo         -rum from September. She advised that there are Energy advice services available through     SDCE and LEAP for anyone in need of advice and guidance. South Hams Sustainability are     looking to set up a Sustainability Centre in the South Hams.

     9.5 District Councillor : discussed the problems with the waste contractor. He commented that     they have been running waste collections successfully in other areas but have not been able   to properly migrate that expertise to the South Hams area which has lead to problems. It’s a   joint contract with West Devon which works better for them but it is an onerous task for SHDC       to extract themselves from. Cllr Kirkland offered thanks to Cllr McKay for helping to sort the   problems out with our residents. All supported this. Cllr Mc Kay discussed carbon emissions             and meetings and steps which are taking place to address this. The A3081 was discussed and          the automatic traffic survey which had recently been carried out to measure the speed and          classification of vehicles going through Harbertonford. In a week over 1,000 cars had                      exceeded the speed limit in that time i.e. driving over 35 miles per hour. Cllr McKay asked would the council support his efforts in trying to address this situation. All Cllrs agreed that           they supported what Cllr McKay was trying to achieve.

     9.6 County Councillor : not present

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For November Agenda

            11.1 Community Broadband: clerk to put link on Facebook page for residents to consider.

12.0 100 Club October draw

             Ist: Mr M Boughton

             2nd: Mrs R Shewen

             3rd: Mr H Quartly

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 1st November 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 at St Peter’s Church on Monday 1st November 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 Monday 4th             October 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.2 Oct Minutes) Code of Conduct

            4.2 (Item 5.4 Oct Minutes)  Ash Die Back Millennium Woods

            4.3 (Item 5.5 Oct Minutes) Proposed use of £750 grant offer from County Councillor Hawkins

            4,4 (Item 6.0 Oct Minutes) Condition of the road from the Church to Furzehill Cross

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

      Decisions

      7.1 Maynards, Cornworthy TQ9 7HB 2840/21/LBC : Listed Building Consent for replacement             roofing and remedial works CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

      7.2 Draft Memorandum of Understanding           

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 11th October 2021

            (b) SHDC: 2nd precept payment for 2021/22 of £3,750       

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £81.58 – Gary Webber/Mainline for Christmas Tree Star light and cable

                        (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of PC on 4/10/21

            9.4  Bank Balance at11th October 2021

            Total:  £26,385.71       Current account:  £18,321.41  Savings account:  £8,064.30

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £25,350.82

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

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 December Agenda

12.0 100 Club November draw

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th December 2021 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                              Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                               27th October 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 1st November 2021 at 8.00 pm

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

Present: Cllr Bradley; (Vice Chairman/ Acting Chairman); Cllr Ronson; Cllr Hunt; Cllr Worthington; Cllr Fry

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

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies : received from Cllr Kirkland; Cllr Carver and District Councillor McKay

2.0 Declarations of Interest : none

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  The minutes from the meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council on Monday 4th                  October 2021 were approved by all and duly signed by Cllr Bradley.

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.2 Oct Minutes) Code of Conduct: held over until the next meeting

            4.2 (Item 5.4 Oct Minutes)  Ash Die Back Millennium Woods: Tree Warden has been asked to             identify the dangerous branches from the diseased ash which can then be dealt with. Cllr Hunt             commented that most, if not all, of the ash trees in the wood have die back. Clerk to follow this    up with Tree Warden.

            4.3 (Item 5.5 Oct Minutes) Proposed use of £750 grant offer from County Councillor Hawkins :    Cllr Kirkland has suggested via Cllr Bradley that the directional signpost at the Tuckenhay end           of the village could be replaced as the post is missing two arms. Cllr Bradley circulated an         image of the proposed metal sign which all councillors agreed was vey attractive. Cllr Hawkins     agreed that the grant of £750 could be made available to go towards purchasing this item and   the parish council could make up the remainder of the £900 plus delivery purchase price.

            This was proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Fry. Clerk to progress.

            4.4 (Item 6.0 Oct Minutes) Condition of the road from the Church to Furzehill Cross: Clerk had             written to Meg Booth at DCC Highways. The reply from her office stated that our NHO Lisa             Edmonds was aware of the road surface and drainage problems in this area and that remedial             works would be carried out once budgets allow. The council were advised that there were            other long standing works needing attention and it was a matter of priorities. Cllr Hunt                remarked that the potholes had been marked but not all had been filled. Clerk advised that    these had already been logged. Cllr Hawkins mentioned that Lisa was visiting the area on    Wednesday with him and they could look at the problem then. Clerk to forward                                   correspondence to Cllr Hawkins.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases: clerk advised that there are four existing and two new                cases.These were discussed.

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : communication has been received from a parishioner at Furze             Cross about drainage issues here. NHO officer Lisa Edmonds has advised that she is aware       of the ongoing issues here but would include this on her visit this week to assess the state of           the gullies here. Cllr Hawkins asked the clerk to send details of the communications to him.

6.0 Highways : as above

7.0 Planning

      Decisions

      7.1 Maynards, Cornworthy TQ9 7HB 2840/21/LBC : Listed Building Consent for replacement             roofing and remedial works CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

      7.2 Draft Memorandum of Understanding : Cllr Bradley asked if all were in agreement to this and      duly signed the document. Clerk to progress with SHDC Planning Department.

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 11th October 2021

            (b) SHDC: 2nd precept payment for 2021/22 of £3,750       

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £81.58 – Gary Webber/Mainline for Christmas Tree Star light and cable

                        (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of PC on 4/10/21

            Payment was proposed by Cllr Fry and seconded by Cllr Ronson

            8.3  Bank Balanceat 11th October 2021

            Total:  £26,385.71       Current account:  £18,321.41  Savings account:  £8,064.30

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £25,350.82

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk : clerk advised that there had been no further replies to the appeal for volunteer help    with preparing the emergency plan. Clerk to include this on the January agenda so that a plan            moving forward can be discussed. She advised that the Christmas Tree Decoration children’s      competition had been advertised in the parish magazine and was being organised again by            Elly Finn. Cllr Hawkins was asked to officially switch on the lights and it was decided to do this on the 11th December at 5pm to coincide with the Craft Fair being held in Peter’s Church. She            advised that she would be sending out the proposed budget plan with a DALC advisory                         communication about setting budgets. She also mentioned a mobile phone signal booster     voucher scheme which is available for business and residential use. It was agreed that this    could be posted on the PC’s Facebook page.

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator : the meeting was advised that Cllr Kirkland was awaiting a quote from St             John’s Ambulance to carry out a training session.                 

     9.4 Village Hall

     9.5 Climate Change : Cllr Fry advised that there would be more to report on next time.       

     9.5 District Councillor : Cllr Bradley read out a communication from Cllr McKay.

     1. Waste Collection: Cllr McKay attended a meeting at the Recycling Facility at Chelson               Meadow in Plymouth and came away very impressed by the technology employed and its             ability to separate 95% of the waste for recycling. Co-mingling and compaction was operated      very well. The suspension of garden waste collection/recycling until the spring is undoubtedly necessary as FCC clearly cannot cope. However, while it is not a statutory duty for SHDC to deliver, it is a contractual duty for FCC to deliver this service to SHDC. Like most commercial            contracts the failure to perform is subject to penalties. This will be considered at the next        Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Nov 4.

            2. The Climate Change & Biodiverisity Task and Finish Group resolved to recommend that: a)     some real targets are included in the Council’s Action Plan that reflects the district’s need to      reduce GHG emissions my 50% in the next 10 years; and b) the Community Forum would be   changed such that the Council enters in a real partnership with local organisations to deliver         on these targets. This will go to O&S on the 4th November and then to the Executive.

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins gave his brief report.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For December Agenda

            11.1 Platinum Jubilee celebrations : the idea of a cross village/ multi-organisation can be discussed then

11.0 100 Club November draw

            1st: Mr A Billy Porritt

            2nd: Dr A Quartly

            3rd: Mr and Mrs Goldsmith

Meeting closed at 8.50pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th December 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 at St Peter’s Church on Monday 6th December 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 Monday 1st             November 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Nov Minutes) Code of Conduct

            4.2 (Item 4.3 Minutes) Proposed use of £750 grant offer from Cllr Hawkins/ Signposts

            4.3 (Item 11.1 Minutes) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Donation to Dame Elizabeth Harris & John Peter Charity

            5.4 Donation to Cornworthy Parish Hall

            5.5 Defibrillator training from St Johns Ambulance

            5.6 Suspension of Garden Waste Collection

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

      7.1 Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, Blackawton: Outline application with some matters             reserved for proposed extension to hotel accommodation including ancillary and office                 accommodation, landscaping and parking facilities and repositioned golf buggy store :

            3954/21/OPA (comments by 23/12/21)

     Decisions

      7.2 Tideford Park Farm, Cornworthy, Totnes TQ9 7HL: Approval of details reserved by                  conditions (discharge) consent (0256/21/FUL) : 2085/21/ARC.

            DISCHARGE OF CONDITION APPROVED

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £35.13 – Mrs L Maby – Expenses for 3rd quarter 2021/22

                        (c) £70.00 – Bugford Nurseries for Christmas Tree

                        (d) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of PC on 1/11/21

                        (e) £17.25 Best Host Invoice 23337 for standard hosting package (28/12/21 to 27/3/22)

                        (f) £ 24.00- Best Host Invoice 23222 (paid) for SSL certificate (4/11/21 to 3/11/22)

            8.3 Bank Balanceat 9th November 2021

            Total:  £25,973.29       Current account:  £17,908.93  Savings account:  £8,064.36

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,938.40

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

            8.4 Budget 2021/22 Discussion

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 January Agenda

10.1 DALC: Neighbourhood Planning Webinars

10.2 DALC: Autumn Briefing with Leader Cllr John Hart (South Hams Parish)

11.0 100 Club December and Christmas 2021 draws

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

                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                29th November 2021

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 6th December 2021 at 8.00 pm

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

Present: Cllr Kirkland (Chairman); Cllr Bradley; (Vice Chairman), Cllr Ronson; Cllr Hunt

In Attendance: County Councillor Hawkins; District Councillor McKay, Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies : received from Cllr Fry, Cllr Carver and Cllr Worthington

2.0 Declarations of Interest : Cllr Hunt: Item 5.3

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  The minutes from the meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council on Monday 1st                  November 2021 were approved by all and duly signed by Cllr Kirkland.

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Dec Minutes) Code of Conduct: Clerk was asked to e mail this to Cllrs Ronson,       Carver and Fry and print off another copy to sign to the next meeting.

            4.2 (Item 4.3 Minutes) Proposed use of £750 grant offer from Cllr Hawkins/ Signposts. This         was discussed as there are other signposts which need attention. Cllr Kirkland suggested that one is replaced first and assess this before ordering more. All agreed the design for the Abbey         Cross signpost replacement. Cllr Hawkins suggested that a ‘Jubillee’ stone could be placed    next to this first sign at the entrance to the village. Cllr Kirkland to progress the order of the signpost and investigate a local stonemason to carve the commemorative stone.

            4.3 (Item 11.1 Minutes) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations : Cllr Kirkland suggested a sub                    – committee comprising the Parish Council and representatives from the Church, Village Hall         and WI. Clerk to organise a meeting for 7.15pm prior to the PC meeting on the 10th January           2022.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases: Cllr McKay has asked that all cases are reviewed. He will pay   particular attention to those in Cornworthy which are now long standing. Clerk to e mail Cllr McKay the details of these.

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Donation to Dame Elizabeth Harris & John Peter Charity: this would be awarded in April         2022

            5.4 Donation to Cornworthy Parish Hall: this was requested to help with solicitors fees to look       at the alternatives for refurbishing or replacing. Again this would be awarded in April 2022.

            5.5 Defibrillator training from St Johns Ambulance: this was priced quite highly at £1200 + VAT    for 12 participants. As an alternative Cllr Kirkland has approached the Red Cross for a quote      and will report back next month.

            5.6 Suspension of Garden Waste Collection : Cllr Mc Kay to discuss in his report.

            5.7 Are you Ready For Winter Grant: Cllr Kirkland suggested we should apply for this which         will help with costs associated with Clerk’s extra activities related to supporting parishioners            through the winter and during the Covid pandemic. All agreed. Clerk to progress.

6.0 Highways

            6.1 Cllr Kirkland had received a communication from a parishioner about the dangers of  the       junction at North Park Corner. Cllr McKay said this was in the Blackawton parish. Cllr Hawkins          suggested that DCC Highways could confirm this. Clerk to look into obtaining a boundary map.

7.0 Planning

      7.1 Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, Blackawton: Outline application with some matters            reserved for proposed extension to hotel accommodation including ancillary and office                    accommodation, landscaping and parking facilities and repositioned golf buggy store :

            3954/21/OPA (information only)

     Decisions

      7.2 Tideford Park Farm, Cornworthy, Totnes TQ9 7HL: Approval of details reserved by                conditions (discharge) consent (0256/21/FUL) : 2085/21/ARC.

            DISCHARGE OF CONDITION APPROVED          

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £35.13 – Mrs L Maby – Expenses for 3rd quarter 2021/22

                        Payments a and b proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        (c) £70.00 – Bugford Nurseries for Christmas Tree

                        Payments c proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        (d) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of PC on 1/11/21

                        (e) £17.25 Best Host Invoice 23337 for standard hosting package (28/12/21 to 27/3/22)

                        Payments d and e proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        (f) £ 24.00- Best Host Invoice 23222 (paid) for SSL certificate (4/11/21 to 3/11/22)

            8.3 Bank Balanceat 9th November 2021

            Total:  £25,973.29        Current account:  £17,908.93  Savings account:  £8,064.36

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,938.40

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

            8.4 Budget 2022/23 Discussion : Clerk explained the documents which showed budget                 projections for 2022/23. This was discussed at length and clerk will prepare final budget                      figures and receive money details for the January meeting.

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk: clerk will distribute information about upcoming training courses for councillors.

     9.2 Tree Warden : tree warden feels that there is nothing of particular concern regarding               dangerous branches from Ash dieback. However councillors felt that this needs to be further progressed with the Woodland Trust as there are several branches overhanging the footpaths        which could be a danger. Clerk to progress. Tree Warden has asked that the Oak Tree can be             pruned by the village hall. Cllrs said there was a TPO on this tree and an approach would   need to be made through the proper channels.

     9.3 Defibrillator : this needed technical attention and has been temporarily replaced.                 

     9.4 Village Hall : following the village meeting, a building surveyors has been appointed to             investigate the current state of the hall and its potential. A result is expected in the New Year.

     There will be mulled wine and mince pies organised by the VH to coincide with the turning on       of the Christmas Lights on Saturday 11th December.

     9.5 Climate Change      

     9.5 District Councillor : Cllr McKay said waste collection was an ongoing issue and things are       coming to a head. There is a move to encourage parishes to do their own green composting.

     Regarding biodiversity, he talked about a more realistic route whereby larger organisations           can  achieve funding.

     9.6 County Councillor: Cllr Hawkins discussed budget setting for SHDC and DCC. He                  mentioned. Cllr Hart’s briefing session which is the subject of a forthcoming webinar focuses on social services, especially children’s welfare. Highways will be lobbying the council to try         and achieve a healthy budget for 2022/23. He also discussed the Housing Crisis and the     Dartmouth Food Bank which has recently moved to Townstal town hall as well as the free       Youth and Leisure nights at the Dartmouth Leisure Centre which will start on the 14th January             2022. He discussed green Composting and the new site at Jawbones. He mentioned                    Ashprington Parish Council will be setting up one off collections of green waste and will                contact us regarding a Cornworthy collection.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For January Agenda

            10.1 DALC: Neighbourhood Planning Webinars : clerk outlined the webinars planned for next       year and will circulate this agin to councillors

            10.2 DALC: Autumn Briefing with Leader Cllr John Hart : no one was available on the 15th           December to attend this.

11.0 100 Club December and Christmas 2021 draws

            December Draw:

            1st: Mrs J Matthews; 2nd: Mr T Carter; Mrs V Tozer

            Christmas Draw:

            1st: Mr Quartly; 2nd: Mr I Finn; Mr T Carter

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 10th January 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 at St Peter’s Church on Monday 10th January 2022 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 Monday 6th             December 2021

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Dec Minutes) Code of Conduct

            4.2 (Item 4.2 Dec Minutes) Jubilee Stone and proposed cost

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

            5.4.Garden Waste Collection

            5.5 Emergency Plan

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

      7.1 Lower Washbourne Farm, Washbourne, TQ9 7UE: (4347/21/FUL): Replacement dwelling      following Class Q Approval (3905/20/PDM)  Comments by 27th January 2022

      7.2 West End, Allaleigh, Blackawton TQ9 7DL (4258/21/FUL) : Replacement of existing barn        with new dwelling   Comments by 27th January 2022

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

            8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of PC on 6/12/21

                        (c) £35.00 – Cornworthy Village Hall for electricity used in lighting Christmas Tree

                        (d) £576 – Mr S Hunt for Footpath Works

            8.3 Bank Balanceat 9th December 2021

            Total:  £25,544.08        Current account:  £17,479.65 Savings account:  £8,064.43

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,509.19

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

            8.4 Budget 2022/23 Approval

            8.5 Precept 2022/23: to approve a 2022/23 precept demand

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 February Agenda

11.0 100 Club February 2022 draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th February 2022 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                 4th January 2022

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 10th January 2022  at 8.00 pm

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

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

In Attendance: County Councillor Hawkins; District Councillor McKay, Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles

      1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies : none received

2.0 Declarations of Interest : Cllr Hunt: Item 8.2 (d)

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  The minutes from the meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council on Monday 6th December 2021 were approved by all and duly signed by Cllr Kirkland

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

  4.1 (Item 4.1 Dec Minutes) New Model Code of Conduct : Clerk has requested another copy of this which will be circulated before the February meeting.

  4.2 (Item 4.2 Dec Minutes) Jubilee Stone and proposed cost : Cllr Kirkland outlined the proposed design from the stonemason visited with Cllr Bradley and Clerk. He explained that there would be the official Platinum Jubilee Emblem with ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’  inscribed around this. The words HM Queen Elizabeth II would be carved underneath this.            Three weeks has been quoted for completion of the work .This has been costed at approximately £2,500 including the stone which will be approximately 1 metre above ground   level with a rustic appearance to complement the landscape. Proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Kirkland. Cllr Hunt has agreed to allow the stonemason to carry out the work at his Furzehill premises for easy onward transport to its final standing place.

5.0  Local Issues

5.1  Current enforcement cases : No new cases

5.2  Parishioners Letters : none received

5.3 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations : a meeting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee working group with representatives from the parish council, church, village hall and WI was held prior to the   parish council meeting where a Chairman (Cllr Kirkland) and Secretary (Linda Maby) were           appointed. It was a short initial meeting to discuss the location of the main event on Sunday  5th June 2022 and a short discussion was had to put forward some ideas for the event.

The next meeting would be prior to the 7th February Parish Council meeting. Cllr Kirkland suggested that the Parish Council could fly a Platinum Jubilee flag which would have to be    purchased (Cllr Hawkins suggested a supplier) All in agreement.

5.4.Garden Waste Collection : a one-off collection has been arranged for Cornworthy parish with the ‘Brown Bin Heroes’ from Ashprington for Saturday 29th January from 9.30am. A circular has been prepared to go to all households alongside another offering assistance during the Corona Virus pandemic. This will be free of charge but they would like a donation to their charity ‘National Coast Watch (Torbay). A donation of £50 was suggested. This was proposed by Cllr Hunt seconded by Cllr Kirkland. The clerk will supply a list of all parish addresses to the team.

  5.5 Emergency Plan: Cllr Ronson suggested a sub committee for this. It was agreed that a further appeal for volunteers would be posted in the February parish magazine as a first step.

6.0 Highways

Cllr Kirkland advised of a road closure which will take place from Cornworthy Cross to  Tuckenhay Cross (near Dean Prior Cottage) for South West Water works between 11th to 19th April albeit an earlier date has been applied for from 28th February to 3rd March.

7.0 Planning

7.1 Lower Washbourne Farm, Washbourne, TQ9 7UE: (4347/21/FUL): Replacement dwelling following Class Q Approval (3905/20/PDM)  Comments by 27th January 2022. It was decided to arrange a site visit for Monday 17th January at 10.00am before submitting comments to planning. Clerk to inform applicant.

 7.2 West End, Allaleigh, Blackawton TQ9 7DL (4258/21/FUL) : Replacement of existing barn        with new dwelling   SUPPORT

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

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

     8.2  Payments

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

Payment proposed by Cllr Ronson, seconded by Cllr Kirkland

           (b) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at meeting of

PC on 6/12/21

           Payment proposed by Cllr Bradley, seconded by Cllr Ronson

           (c) £35.00 – Cornworthy Village Hall for electricity used in lighting

Christmas Tree

           Payment proposed by Cllr Hunt, seconded by Cllr Fry

           (d) £576 – Mr S Hunt for Footpath Works

            Payment proposed by Cllr Bradley, seconded by Cllr Ronso

  8.3 Bank Balance at 9th December 2021

  Total:  £25,544.08        Current account:  £17,479.65 Savings account:  £8,064.43 Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,509.19 Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £926.88  

8.4 Budget 2022/23 Approval: Clerk had made the appropriate amendments discussed at the December meeting and all approved the budget. This was signed by Cllr Kirkland

 8.5 Precept 2022/23: to approve a 2022/23 precept demand: it was decided not to increase the precept from last year’s figure which was £7,500. Proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded  by Cllr Ronson. Clerk to progress

9.0 Reports

 9.1 Clerk : Clerk advised that there would be a second circular to accompany the Garden Waste Collection information advising parishioners of contact details they can use should they need help during the Covid pandemic. She informed councillors of a ‘20 MPH/ Twenty is Plenty’ initiative. Cllr Kirkland asked for more information regarding signs especially for the dangerous bend coming into the village from the Abbey direction for the February agenda.

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator : the replacement defibrillator is still in place whilst ours is being repaired 

     9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver reported that in November, the committee undertook an  extensive deep clean of the village hall and employed a regular cleaner.  The hall is now fully   open to hire. A Building Survey will be undertaken in January by an independent

     Chartered Building Surveyor.  The aim of this is to establish what building   works are required  to the hall now and for future refurbishment and to provide costings for this.  Further work will then be undertaken to ascertain whether there are grants available for this work. 

Future decisions: The Declaration of Trust that governs how the Committee manage and operate the hall and Committee want to be able to provide as much information as reasonably possible to the village regarding the various options before we present them. At this stage it          difficult to put a timescale on any recommendations as we need the results of the survey and subsequent work on establishing likely costs and researching grants for the renewal of the existing hall, but we will keep you updated on progress into the New Year

  9.5 Climate Change : Cllr Fry outlined some local events of note. EVENTS of note:-

            Sustainable Blackawton :Blackawton Primary School Hall regarding Soil Health.
            Speaker: Richard Dayment “Richard has greatly reduced reliance on purchased fertiliser and      grown the same amount of feed by improving soil health and adding nitrogen fixing legumes to the swards. Richard is looking forward to getting the whole farm converted to all herbal leys          over the next two years and increasing habitat and biodiversity with new banks, hedges and pollinators.”
            The event is put on by the Sustainable Blackawton group and they say all are welcome. They ask that people take a lateral flow first, that they respect social distancing, and wrap up nice and warm as the doors and windows will be open. 

            On Biodiversity within Dittisham parish, they have improved their biodiversity plan through changing their mowing regime to just once in the winter land for Parish Council Land.   They started by doing a habitat assessment, is this something that could be done on any potential   areas of the parish? They recommend contacting Adam Davison of South Devon AONB. They helped Wembury with a wildflower verges project – they also added in seed.
            adam.davison@southdevonaonb.org.uk          

     9.5 District Councillor : Cllr McKay gave a short report

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins gave a short report

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For February Agenda

11.0 100 Club February 2022 draws

            1st: Mr D Aslin

            2nd: Mr R Claire

            3rd: Mrs P Noble10th

Meeting finished at 9pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th February 2022 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 at St Peter’s Church on

Monday 7th February 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 Monday 10th January 2022

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Jan Minutes) Code of Conduct

            4.2 (Item 4.3 Jan Minutes) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Dog Fouling in Village

            5.4 Off Grid Living

            5.5 Draft proposals for SHDC Grounds Maintenance

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning : 7.1 Decisions : Willow House, Willow Lane, Cornworthy TQ9 7ES 4000/21/CLP: Certificate of Lawfulness Application for a single storey ground floor extension : CERTIFIED

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest – 10th January 2022 

8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £6.00: Mrs L Maby for purchase of 75 flyers (Garden Waste and Covid)

                        (c) £60.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at 2 PC meetings 6/1 & 7/2/22

                        (d) £7.00 :T Kirkland for 200 flyers (Garden waste and Covid)

                        (e )£10.79: T Kirkland for purchase of Platinum Jubilee Emblem Flag

                        (f) £35.00: ICO annual payment (direct debit)                  

            8.3 Bank Balance at 9th November 2021

            Total:  £24,591.25- Current account:  £16,526.75;  Savings account:  £8,064.50

                        Allocated: Cornworthy PC:  £24,132.37 ;  Charlecombe Wood:  £108.00; P3:  £350.88

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 March Agenda

11.0 100 Club February 2022 draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th March 2022 at 8.00 pm

                                                                                 Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                     1st February 2022

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 7th February 2022  at 8.00 pm

Draft minutes subject to approval at the next parish council meeting

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

In Attendance: Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits  

      1.2  Apologies : Cllr Fry; County Councillor Hawkins; District Councillor McKay,

2.0 Declarations of Interest : Cllr Kirkland 8.2 (d) and (e)

3.0  Minutes

     3.1  Approval of Minutes : the minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held                         Monday 10th January 2022 were approved by all and duly signed by the Chairman Cllr Kirkland

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Jan Minutes) Code of Conduct : all agreed with this and clerk will prepare a copy to     be signed at the next meeting.

            4.2 (Item 4.3 Jan Minutes) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations : Cllr Kirkland summarised the 2nd                         working party meeting held prior to this meeting. He advised that 72 commemorative mugs will be     bought for the children in the village at a cost of £180 approximately. This was proposed by Cllr             Ronson and seconded by Cllr Carver. The purchase of another marquee was discussed. Cllr                 Carver felt that a good quality marquee should be considered. Clerk will be researching the                possibility of grants to help with Jubilee purchases and it was decided that if grant money was not         available, a cheaper marquee would be purchased for the day. Clerk advised that we have been      refused the £750 grant to spend on the Jubilee stone and that we would need to look at another            project which incorporates the current objectives set for Locality grants.

            Various designs supplied by the stonemason were discussed for incorporating the Jubilee Emblem on the Jubilee Stone and clerk will instruct the stonemason for a proof of the preferred design.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new cases to report

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : covered in 5.3

            5.3 Dog Fouling in Village: a letter has been received complaining about the dog mess especially     in Priory View. It was highlighted that the problem seems to be getting worse and he was worried       about the danger to small children. As an anti-social and unneighbourly attitude to allow dog fouling      without clearing this up, it was felt that stronger action was needed beyond posters displayed           around the village. Cllr Kirkland suggested that the Dog Warden be asked to visit the village/dog          owners specifically. Clerk to investigate the lawfulness of walking dogs without a lead throughout        the village as this promotes dog fouling when owners are not aware of their dogs particularly when          talking to others in the street.

            5.4 Off Grid Living : at the back entrance to the golf club there are are people still living without       running water, electricity and sanitation. A neighbour here has spoken to Cllrs Kirkland and Bradley    about the sewage running into her pond. Clerk has been asked to report this again to SHDC for             urgent action.

            5.5 Draft proposals for SHDC Grounds Maintenance : this concerns the re-wilding of verges to        support wildlife, and how this should be managed with regards to cutting regimes. This was               discussed and it was generally felt that the parish council supports the objectives but would                       emphasise that cutting needs to be maintained at road junctions for safety reasons.

6.0 Highways: Clerk to contact Cllr Hawkins about the poor signage for the recent Bow Hill works and the subsequent works in Tuckenhay. It was felt the signs themselves should be more informative about where the roads are closed or why a diversion is in place.

7.0 Planning : 7.1 Decisions : Willow House, Willow Lane, Cornworthy TQ9 7ES 4000/21/CLP: Certificate of Lawfulness Application for a single storey ground floor extension : CERTIFIED

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest – 10th January 2022        

8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £6.00: Mrs L Maby for purchase of 75 flyers (Garden Waste and Covid)

                   Payments for 8.2 (a) and (b)proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Ronson

                        (c) £60.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at 2 PC meetings 6/1 & 7/2/22

                  Payments for 8.2 (c) proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Ronson

                        (d) £7.00 :T Kirkland for 200 flyers (Garden waste and Covid)

                        (e )£10.79: T Kirkland for purchase of Platinum Jubilee Emblem Flag

                   Payments for 8.2 (d) and (e) proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Carver

                        (f) £35.00: ICO annual payment (direct debit)             

            8.3 Bank Balance at 9th November 2021

            Total:  £24,591.25- Current account:  £16,526.75;  Savings account:  £8,064.50

                        Allocated: Cornworthy PC:  £24,132.37 ;  Charlecombe Wood:  £108.00; P3:  £350.88

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk: clerk commented on how many messages of thanks had been received for the Garden     Waste Collection and how it was felt that it was a wonderful community initiative. Clerk discussed    her research so far into solar powered signage for the dangerous bend coming into Cornworthy.       She will report back further at the next meeting. Cllr Kirkland suggested that clerk contact Cllr            McKay to see if he had any advice.

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator : working fine.                 

     9.4 Village Hall: engineers have been to look at the hall and will report back in the next two weeks.

     9.5 Climate Change : absent      

     9.5 District Councillor : absent

     9.6 County Councillor : absent

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For March Agenda

            10.1 Update on Emergency Plan

11.0 100 Club February 2022 draws

 1st: Mr R Keane; 2nd: Mr Fred Tuppen; 3rd Mr D Geatches

Meeting finished at 9.00pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th March 2022 at 8.00 pm

THE MARCH MEETING WAS CANCELLED

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on

Monday 7th March 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 Monday 7th March 2022

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 Feb Minutes) Code of Conduct for signature

            4.2 (Item 4.2 Feb Minutes) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

            4.3 ( Item 5.3 Feb minutes) Dog Fouling in Village

            4.4 (Item 5.4 Feb minutes) Off Grid Living

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters           

            5.3 Use for £750 locality budget (Cllr Hawkins)

            5.4 Emergency Plan

            5.5 VETS scheme for defibrillator

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

7.1 Tideford Park Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL 0410/22/FUL Full Planning Application for Agricultural Lean-to (30.48 x 12.19 x 4.47m to eaves and 6.09 to ridge) (Application 1 of 2) Comments by 31/3/22

7.2 Tideford Park Farm, Cornworthy TQ9 7HL 0409/22/FUL Full Planning Application for Agricultural Lean-to (30.48 x 12.19 x 4.47m to eaves and 6.09 to ridge) (Application 2 of 2) Comments by 31/3/22

Decisions

7.3 Washbourne Reservoir, Washbourne Bridge Cross to Blackawton Cross, Washbourne 4374/21/ARC Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 4,6,7, 9 and 11 of Planning Permission 4269/17/FUL  DISCHARGE OF CONDITION APPROVED

7.4 West End, Allaleigh, Blackawton TQ9 7DL 4258/21/FUL: Full Planning Application for replacement of existing barn with new dwelling: CONDITIONAL APPROVED

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a) 7p bank interest – 9th February 2022 

8.2  Payments

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

                        (b) £ 38.50 Final quarter expenses: Mrs L Maby              

                        (c) £30.00 – Cornworthy PCC for use of church/heating at March meeting

                        (d) £234.33: Mr T Kirkland for 72 Jubilee mugs

                        (e )£50.00: NCI (Torbay) donation for Garden Waste Collection (cheque already approvedJan 22)

                        (f) £205.80 : AndyLoos 35% deposit for event loos         (paid)

                        (g) £17.25 : Best Host standard hosting package (28/03 to 27/06)           

            8.3 Bank Balance at 16th February 2022

            Total:  £24,024.83 Current account:  £15,960.26  Savings account:  £8,064.57

                        Allocated: Cornworthy PC:  £23,565.95;  Charlecombe Wood:  £108.00; P3:  £350.88

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 April Agenda

11.0 100 Club March and Spring  2022 draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 4th April 2022 at 8.00 pm preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.30pm

                                                                                      Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                      29th February 2022

THE MARCH MEETING WAS CANCELLED

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 on Monday, 4th  April 2022 at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy 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

            Dame Elizabeth Harris and John Peter Charity Trustees

Election of Representatives to Village Hall Committee

Any Other Business

The next Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 3rd April 2023 at 7.30pm

Linda Maby, Clerk

30th March 2022 

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, Cornworthy  on Monday 4th April 2022 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 7th February 2022

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Use for £750 Locality Budget (Cllr Hawkins)

            5.4 VETS scheme for defibrillator

            5.5 CPR Training

            5.6 Advertising for replacement Clerk

            5.7 Code of Conduct (signature)

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

            7.1 Washbourne Reservoir, Washbourne 0660/22/CLE: Certificate of lawfulness for existing    building operation including partial demolition of structure (removal of roff and part wall)                 comprising materials pursuant to 4269/17/FUL (granted March 2019)

            Evidence is required to support/refute claim that the above building has been in situ for in             excess of the last 4 years. (Comment by 12/4/22)

     Appeals

            7.2 The Old Bakehouse, Tuckenhay, TQ9 7EQ 1664/21/FUL Conversion and extension of a    barn into a one-bed dwelling house, including integral garage, parking and garden amenity      space (resubmission of 1992/20/FUL      :  Representations can be made re this Appeal by        12/4/2022

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th March 2022

            (b) £750 Locality Budget Payment (received 30 /3)

            8.2  Payments

                        (a) The following payments from March 2022 still need to be authorised

                          March 8.2 (d) £234.33: Mr T Kirkland for 72 Jubilee mugs

                        April payments

                        (b)  £287.30 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for March

                        (NB. £114.40 Increase in Pay Scale and annual increase paid in March)

                        (c)  £1,673.76 : Sign of The Times Ltd for new fingerpost sign

                        (d) £51.95– Mrs P Kirkland (Party Pieces) Jubilee bunting

                        (g) £23.28 – Mr T Kirkland for post crete to erect new signpost

                        (h) £120.00 – SHDC Payroll Service

                        (i) £87.12 Mrs L Maby : Stamps for Emergency Plan QQ/Save the Day Jubilee mailer

            8.3   Completion of Annual Governance statement of the Annual Return 21/22      

            8.4  Bank Balance at 14/3/2022

            Total:  £23,441.84        Current account:  £15,377.21  Savings account:  £8,064.63

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £23,006.95

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            8.5  End of Financial Year Accounts 2021/22 & 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

            10.1 Request for Visit from new TQ6 coordinator, Sarah Dorsett

            10.2 Request for Visit from Friends, Helping at Home (Caron)

            10.3 Request for visit from Neighbourhood Sergeant for Dartmouth (Ollie Abercrombie)

            10.4 National Coastwatch thank you letter

11.0 100 Club Draw

             NB. This is postponed until May

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 9th May 2022 at 8.00 pm including AGM

                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                   30th March 2022

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES of the   Cornworthy Annual Parish Meeting held on

Monday, 19th April 2022 at 7.45pm

at St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy

DRAFT MINUTES SUBJECT TO APPROVAL AT NEXT MEETING

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

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

1. Preambles             

            Emergency Exits                     

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 course our excellent Clerk Linda Maby for your help and support. Also, a big thank you to Jonathan Hawkins our Devon County Councillor and John McKay our District Councillor whose help and advice are an asset to the Parish.

It was nice to be able to get back to having face to face meeting and also to be able to do site visits again after the Covid restrictions were lifted.

Unfortunately, we still have a problem with dog fouling in the village mainly in Priory View and the area around the lane leading to Bow Wood. This ongoing situation hopefully will be resolved by a visit to dog owners by the Dog Warden. Also, hopefully by dog owners being more responsible and clearing up after their dogs.

On a more positive note, I am sure we are looking forward to celebrating the Queens Platinum

Jubilee. By the time you read this report we will have circulated a poster to each household in the Parish outlining some of the events we have planned. A big thank you to the W.I., the Church, Village Hall and the Allotments Society and also to the Sports Field Committee for allowing us to use the field. Also to anybody else that I have forgotten in the task of organising this event.

Also, Councillor Janet Ronson has put together a Cornworthy Parish Emergency Plan. Janet has put a lot of work into this and this along with a Questionnaire this has also been sent out to every

household in the Parish. Thank you, Janet, let’s hope we have a good response.

With us being able to meet outside again it was lovely to see a large turnout in December to witness the switching on of the Christmas Tree and Star. Our thanks to the Village Hall for providing mince pies and mulled wine for everybody, also thanks to Mrs Paula Pitman for organising the wonderful Carol Singers.

I am sure that I have missed items and I apologies if I have. Finally, lets all keep up the hard work and make our Parish a better place for residents and visitors.

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:

   advised that the residue of this money can be diverted to help with projects designed to

   protect and nurture our community. The Emergency Plan has been signalled as one such

   initiative.

   including  £600 for P3 (Pathways) of £1,350 for the financial year.

2.c Defibrillator

Cllr Kirkland read out his report:

‘During the last year the Defibrillator was used at least once. Unfortunately, it did not save the person involved. After this incident it was decided to purchase an extra set of pads to enable us to have the Defibrillator in constant use. (Once the pads are used, they cannot be re- used).

During the weekly check the machine was showing a technical fault, which required it to go back to the factory for repair. During this period, we were sent a replacement which meant we were only without cover for one day. We have now got our own Defibrillator back fully repaired with no cost to the Parish. An excellent service.’

2.d Climate Change                                                                                                      

Cllr Fry read her report to the meeting:

‘Over the past year we have seen much change in mindset, awareness and behaviour and most importantly actions to improve and adapt out localities with Climate Change in mind which is all really promising. 

South Hams Community Forum, Sustainable South Hams and many similar groups locally are passionate, well informed and engaged all striving to make changes.  Their work not only raises awareness infiltrating their own parishes, it inspires those beyond.  And with continued support of events, zoom chats and collaboration the network of contacts for all aspects of this important issue is growing and gathering pace.  Its very promising and great to be a part of, if any parishioners wish to become involved please let me know and I can direct to the relevant contacts.  ‘

2.e Footpath Coordinator (P3)

Mrs Elly Finn had provided her report prior to the meeting which the clerk read out:

NB. Mrs Finn has supplied a summary of Cornworthy  Parish  P3 Footpath Works in 21/22

(available on request)

‘Cornworthy received all the funding requested in 21/22 which has enabled the completion of the works detailed in the summary.

All the paths were re-surveyed between November and January ’22 and a further funding bid submitted in February ’22.

Of particular note is footpath 2, which runs along Bow Creek into Tuckenhay.  Whilst it had some widening works undertaken by Devon County Council early last year which have really improved the access from the Tuckenhay end, there have been a number of issues raised with the path just before this. Steve Hunt has provided additional support at the worst parts of the path as it

narrows and becomes entangled with tree roots, however it has been raised with DCC as needing some additional surveying and path restoration.  I am in contact with DCC on this and hope to join them for a joint inspection later in the Spring’

2.f Charlecombe Wood

Mrs Caroline Hunt provided the following report after the meeting:

The Woodland Trust have advised that Charlecombe Wood  was walked before Christmas and  there are significant signs of ash dieback in much of the ash in in the Woods, which is replicated in many Woods across the country.  Tilhill on behalf of the Woodland Trust carry out tree inspections and deal with those trees which need to come down for public safety.  Some trees were felled in 2020, but none in 2021.  The next inspection will take place in May/June time 2022 when the trees come into leaf.  Any trees which pose a risk to public safety will be identified for further management.

The next path cut is scheduled for May 2022.

2.g Village Hall

Cllr Carver read out his report

‘A meeting was held in mid November last year to explain the position of the Village Hall which was open to the public for them to comment. Various options were put forward and, as a result, a new committee was formed who are exploring the possibility and cost of improving our current village hall rather than building a new one. The building survey has been organised and we are now looking into specialist surveys for some areas identified.’

2h. Dame Elizabeth Harris and John Peter Charity

Councillor Hunt read out the report:

‘During the 2021 financial year, 28 gifts were made to 37 parishioners at a cost of about

£1,238. The sum distributed was roughly double the usual amount and took into account

monies which had accrued but not been distributed in 2020 due to the practical difficulties

arising from the pandemic.

The charity’s main source of revenue in the year was rental income from land.

A meeting took place on 16th November 2021 to approve the accounts to 31st December

2020. These show a total of £1,741 in the current bank account and in hand, and £1,029

in the Business Reserve account (these figures do not include payments made during the

year but not cleared through the bank account by the end of it).

The trustees intend to hold a further meeting in the Autumn of 2022 following which it is

expected a further distribution will be made.

The trustees serving during 2021 were M Hartnell (Chairman), S Hunt, R O’Brien, R Keane,

M Hasler and S Tucker (appointed 16th November 2021).’

3. Election of Representatives to Village Hall Committee

Cllr Kirkland asked if Cllr Carver was happy to continue until June after which this subject would be considered again

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 3rd April 2023 at 7.30pm

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

on Monday 4th April 2022  at 8.00 pm

DRAFT MINUTES SUBJECT TO APPROVAL AT NEXT MEETING

Present: Cllr Kirkland (Chair); Cllr Bradley; (Vice Chair),Cllrs Ronson; Hunt; Fry, Carver; Worthington

In Attendance: County Councillor Hawkins; District Councillor McKay, Mrs L Maby (Clerk)

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies : none received

2.0 Declarations of Interest : Cllr Kirkland: Items 8.2 (a), (d) and (g)

3.0  Minutes

     3.1 The Minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held 7th February 2022 were approved by      all and duly signed by Chairman, Cllr Kirkland

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 Dog fouling in Village: Cllr Kirkland commented that this situation is not improving even           though we have had contact from a Tracey Weaver from from South West Devon localities   who is supposed to be dealing with this but no visit has been made to the village. Cllr Kirkland        asked could a bye law be passed that made it an offence not to have dogs on a lead in the      village. Cllr Mc Kay commented that there was a quite a process involved in progressing this.    A discussion was held about progressing this. Cllr McKay to follow up. Cllr Hawkins asked Cllr        McKay to copy him in on the correspondence.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

              5.2 i Inadequate Electrical Supply in village. This concerns the needs of a parishioner to install a 10KW Air Source heat pump system and electrical car charging units on his property.           Western Power have advised that the current main electricity supply in Cornworthy is              inadequate to service this and approval denied to connect to the existing system. However,      Western Power have indicated that should a new high capacity cable be laid down the hill from        the church to Jaspers at a cost of some £5K plus with a household connection fee of £700 to            £900. The householder is happy to pay the connection fee but feels it is unfair he should be             liable for the cost of the new cable which could effectively serve many properties at this end of    the village as well as enable the village to be compliant with the Government’s Green Agenda.

            He has requested help from the council to put pressure on Western Power to meet the                 government’s Green Agenda and our village needs. Cllr Hawkins commented that Devon             County Council would have no jurisdiction in this matter. It was agreed that a representative          from Western Powers should be invited to attend a parish council meeting to outline what could be done with regards to cabling we may have available and offer guidance for our rural         area. Clerk to progress.

            5.2 ii. Flood Damage at Furze Cross: Cllr Kirkland commented that this has been ongoing for       some time and has been previously directed to DCC Highways who have visited the site.

            5.3 Use for £750 Locality Budget (Cllr Hawkins) : Cllr Hawkins commented that the new              signpost at Abbey Cross looked very good and the grant could go towards this.Cllr Hawkins   has advised that there will be a further £750 grant for 2022 to 2023. Cllr Kirkland suggested            that this could go towards further village improvements such as replacing other damaged      signposts e.g. at Cornworthy Cross.

            5.4 VETS scheme for defibrillator : Cllr Ronson outlined this scheme, Volunteer Emergency         Telephone System. Its a voluntary system. She has been liaising with Ashprington Parish       Council and specifically the Ashprington Defibrillator Support group. The VETS system runs      alongside defibrillator use. She highlighted a recent local incident where the defibrillator was         needed in the middle of the night in Cornworthy but no-one was available to stay with the         patient whilst the machine was collected. VETS would be appropriate here in that a volunteer         would be raised to fetch the defibrillator and stay and assist if needed until Emergency                  Services arrived especially ambulances are taking an inordinate amount of time to reach             patients. Training is available which Ashprington are happy for Cornworthy to be involved in .          This is likely to be early May in Ashprington Village Hall, with a small cost to the parish council        which is much more reasonable than the council have been quoted from other sources. Cllr   Ronson outlined the logistics involved in setting the VETS system up and emphasised how        important awareness would be.Cllr Ronson to investigate the cost of setting up the VETS        system for Cornworthy. Cllr Fry commented that one defibrillator may not be enough for the             whole parish. Cllr Kirkland commented that if we were installing others, one would be needed       in both East Cornworthy and Allaleigh. Power is not necessarily needed as the defibrillator        runs off a battery. Clerk to investigate a suitable location in Allaleigh and Cllr Kirkland to                       investigate the cost of more defibrillators. Comment was made about having the units              adaptable for use on children. Cllr Kirkland to investigate. Clerk commented that there had     been a very good response to the Emergency Plan questionnaire circulated to all parish              householders with volunteers covering the whole parish. This would help in setting up a local             VETS system.

            5.5 CPR Training : This has been covered in 5.4

            5.6 Advertising for replacement Clerk: Clerk to prepare advert and circulate to councillors for       approval before putting this on Facebook, noticeboards, local press and so on. Clerk will                  progress applications.

            5.7 Code of Conduct (signature) : this had been approved by all at the February meeting and       Councillor Kirkland duly signed.

6.0 Highways

            6.1 Furze Cross: tractor damage has been caused to the side of the road at the top end    of the   triangle of grass. Clerk to report.

            6.2 Potholes: a discussion was had about the condition of the roads. Cllr Hawkins advised that     the quickest way to get attention for these is to report the individual potholes on the Devon      County Council website.

7.0 Planning

            7.1 Washbourne Reservoir, Washbourne 0660/22/CLE: Certificate of lawfulness for existing    building operation including partial demolition of structure (removal of roof and part wall)                comprising materials pursuant to 4269/17/FUL (granted March 2019)

            Evidence is required to support/refute claim that the above building has been in situ for in             excess of the last 4 years. (Comment by 12/4/22) Councillors had NO COMMENT

     Appeals

            7.2 The Old Bakehouse, Tuckenhay, TQ9 7EQ 1664/21/FUL Conversion and extension of a    barn into a one-bed dwelling house, including integral garage, parking and garden amenity      space (resubmission of 1992/20/FUL      :  Representations can be made re this Appeal by        12/4/2022

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th March 2022

            (b) £750 Locality Budget Payment (received 30 /3)

            8.2  Payments

                        The following payments from March 2022 still need to be authorised

                        (a)  March 8.2 (d) £234.33: Mr T Kirkland for 72 Jubilee mugs

                        April payments

                        (b)  £287.30 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for March

                        Payment

                        (NB. £114.40 Increase in Pay Scale and annual increase (paid in March)

                        (c)  £1,673.76 : Sign of The Times Ltd for new fingerpost sign

                        (d) £51.95– Mrs P Kirkland (Party Pieces) Jubilee bunting

                        (g) £23.28 – Mr T Kirkland for post crete to erect new signpost

                        (h) £120.00 – SHDC Payroll Service

                        (i) £87.12 Mrs L Maby : Stamps for Emergency Plan QQ/Save the Day Jubilee mailer

                        Payments (a), (d) and (g) were proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Hunt

                        Payments (b) and (i) proposed by Cllr Ronson and seconded by Cllr Carver

                        Payments (c) and (h) proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Kirkland

            8.3   Completion of Annual Governance statement of the Annual Return 21/22   : this was             agreed by all and signed by Chairman, Councillor Kirkland.      

            8.4  Bank Balance at 14/3/2022

            Total:  £23,441.84        Current account:  £15,377.21  Savings account:  £8,064.63

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £23,006.95

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            8.5  End of Financial Year Accounts 2021/22 & Accounting Statements on Annual Return

            these were agreed by all and signed by Chairman, Councillor Kirkland.      

            8.6   Internal Auditor : Clerk has had some problems contacting the internal auditor the council     had used previously. She will persevere.  

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk : Clerk reported an excellent response on the Emergency Plan survey and said that      about 50 people had volunteered and she’ll discuss the collated results with Cllr Ronson.

     She suggested the old laptop could now be written off and taken off the asset list. All agreed.

     9.2 Tree Warden

     9.3 Defibrillator   : covered in Annual Parish Meeting               

     9.4 Village Hall : covered in Annual Parish Meeting 

     9.5 Climate Change : covered in Annual Parish Meeting          

     9.5 District Councillor : Cllr McKay highlighted recent events at SHDC. He also raised the            issue of signposting residents to hardship funds covering help with recent energy rises.He outlined that Sustainable South Hams has now received funding (£50k). He commented on            the garden waste system collection which has been resumed. Cllr Kirkland asked that                     pressure is applied for our outlying areas which are still not receiving a proper service.He has      asked the Ambulance Service to present the reasons why the system is underperforming.

     9.6 County Councillor: Cllr Hawkins commented that the  Health and Well being Centre                coming on well and should be handed over in September. SHDC have offered funding to       Fusion Leisure Centres. DCC agreed to give £10k to the Ukraine Fund and if anyone                    is considering offering accommodation both DCC and SHDC officers can help and assist.

     There is a new composting project with £5k of funding available. Cllr Hawkins outlined the            scheme. Cllr Kirkland the problem of where to put this in the village. Cllr Kirkland asked the             clerk to approach the Allotment Society to investigate whether composting could take place        here.

     He also mentioned that there is a fund of money available for ‘Green Projects’ from SHDC if       there are any ideas on projects which could be undertaken in the village.

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For May Agenda

            10.1 Request for Visit from new TQ6 coordinator, Sarah Dorsett

            10.2 Request for Visit from Friends, Helping at Home (Caron)

            10.3 Request for visit from Neighbourhood Sergeant for Dartmouth (Ollie Abercrombie)

            It was agreed that all of the above could be invited but priority should be given to a visit form        Western Power.

            10.4 NCI  thank you letter

11.0 100 Club Draw  NB. This is postponed until May

Meeting Closed at 9.20pm

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 9th May 2022 at 8.00 pm including AGM

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 9th May 2022 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 4th April 2022

     3.2 Approval of Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 4th April 2022

5.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            5.1 (Item 4.1 April Minutes) Dog Fouling in the Village

            5.2 ( Item 5.2 i April Minutes) Western Power visit

            5.3 (Item 5.4 April Minutes) VETS system/ CPR Training

            5.4 ( Item 5.4 April Minutes) Additional defibrillators

            5.5 (Item 5.6 April Minutes) Replacement Clerk

            5.6 (Item 9.6 April Minutes) Village Composting

6.0  Local Issues

            6.1  Current enforcement cases

            6.2  Parishioners Letters

            6.3 Emergency Plan next steps

            6.4 Joint parish councils meeting re potholes

            6.5 Jubilee Stone

            6.6 Re-wilding tours, Lower Sharpham Farm

7.0 Highways

8.0 Planning

            8.1  6, Priory View, Cornworthy, TQ9 7HN (1014/22/HHO): Householder application for             replacement and minor enlargement of windows, replacement of external doors and relocation    of balcony. Responses by 26 May 2022.

            Decisions

            8.2 Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL ( 0409/22/FUL ):

            Agricultural Lean-To measuring 30.48m x 12.19m, 4.57m to eaves and 6.09m to ridge (Ap           plication 2 of 2)  Conditional Approval                                                                                                 8.3 Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL (0410/22/FUL) : Agricultural Lean-To mea  suring 30.48m x 12.19m, 4.57m to eaves, 6.09m to ridge (Application 1 of 2) Conditional        Approval

9.0 Finance and Records

     9.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 11th April 2022

            (b) £3750: SHDC: First precept payment (14/04/22)

            (c) £2500: DCC: Covid Outbreak payment (27/04/22)

            9.2  Payments

                        (a)  £287.30 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for April

                        (b)  £25.00: Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Garden Voucher/Internal Auditor

                        (c) £1,200 : Wimba for Marquee and storage bag    

                        (d)  £87.06 – NALC/DALC Affiliation Fee

                        (e)   £30.00 : St Peter’s Cornworthy for April meeting room hire

                        (f)  £285.36: Tindle Newspapers for Advertising Clerk Vacancy

                        (g) £87.50: Ashprington and Tuckenhay Defib Appeal Fund/CPR Seminar contribution

                        Paid In May

                        9g) £382.20: AndyLoos  65% hire cost (finalpayment) for portable loos

            9.4  Bank Balance at 4/5/2021

            Total:  £27,581.97        Current account:  19,517.27   Savings account:  £8,064.70

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £27,147.08

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            9.5  Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2021/22          

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 April and May Club Draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th June 2022  at 8.00 pm

                                                                                  Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                 4th May 2022

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

Monday 9th May 2022 at 8.00 pm including the Annual General Meeting

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

In Attendance: County Cllr Hawkins; Mrs L Maby (Clerk); Neighbourhood Sergeant for Dartmouth Ollie Abercrombie (part time)   

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies received from Cllr Fry 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 Ronson and seconded by Cllr Kirkland.

            All in agreement.

            2.2 Appointment of Parish Council Village Hall Representative :As Cllr Carver had handed in        his resignation prior to the start of this meeting, he cannot now represent the Parish Council   on the Village Hall Committee. Cllr Kirkland asked if anyone else wanted to be the                  representative. With no volunteers this was deferred until a later meeting.

3.0 Declarations of Interest

4.0  Minutes

     4.1  Approval of Minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting held 4th April 2022

     4.2 Approval of Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 4th April 2022

     Both sets of minutes were approved by all and duly signed by Cllr Kirkland.

5.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            5.1 (Item 4.1 April Minutes) Dog Fouling in the Village : clerk advised that there was still no           reply from Tracey Weaver on this. Cllr Kirkland asked clerk to pursue again . Cllr Hawkins     asked for himself and Cllr McKay to be copied in on correspondence.

            5.2 ( Item 5.2 i April Minutes) Western Power visit: clerk advised that Western Power have e        mailed to say that a planner from the Plymouth team would be in touch shortly.

            5.3 (Item 5.4 April Minutes) VETS system/ CPR Training: Cllr Ronson advised that CPR               training was happening at Ashprington Village Hall running concurrently with this meeting and        that she had contacted people who had volunteered their medical service in the Emergency          Plan survey in case they wanted to brush up on their knowledge and had received an               encouraging amount of replies. Cllr Ronson read out a letter from Nick Mallalieu, co-ordinator       of Ashprington Defibrillator volunteers to say they had received a call out just the previous    evening when a VETS volunteer had delivered the defibrillator equipment in 3 minutes to a             casualty who thankfully is now doing well in hospital. This emphasises the importance of              getting to a casualty quickly and the efficacy of the VETS system.

            5.4 ( Item 5.4 April Minutes) Additional defibrillators : Cllr Kirkland advised that there is the             opportunity to  place two more defibrillators in the parish, one in Allaleigh and one in East         Cornworthy. A meeting had been held in Allaleigh with a resident who is willing to have the      defibrillator sited on his gate post. With East Cornworthy, the siting of the defibrillator was         discussed with a position next to the Parish Council’s noticeboard on a wooden post being the preferred location and central to this community. Cllr Kirkland asked the clerk to try to clarify       who the landowner is to try to gain permission for this. Cllr Hunt enquired whether a power       source was needed and Cllr Kirkland said he had been reassured by the supplier that unless            the temperatures reached -5 degrees over several days, then the machines will run off their          batteries which are checked regularly. Cllr Kirkland advised that as far as the VETS system is     concerned, this would be treated as 3 different areas to cover Cornworthy, East Cornworthy            and Allaleigh as it is important that the VETS volunteers are local to their particular community.             Cllr Ronson advised that the costs are £225 annually for one central phone system but which   would cover the three communities separately. Cllr Kirkland suggested that the final decision        to purchase  should be held off until we have established the three different sets of                     volunteers.He also suggested that the purchase of the two additional defibrillators could go       ahead in the meantime against the quotes received. This was proposed by Cllr Ronson and      seconded by Cllr Bradley. Clerk to progress the purchase of the two defibrillators.

            At this point, Sergeant Ollie Abercrombie introduced himself and discussed how he and a             colleague  (Frankie) have been appointed to cover the local area. He advised that Cornworthy          has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, which is something to be very proud of.              However, he said it was important that residents knew how to report a local crime if necessary       and that the matter would be dealt with. He left some contact cards. and advised that a new           police station would be ready soon next to the Fire Station in Dartmouth.

            Sergeant Abercrombie left the meeting.

            5.5 (Item 5.6 April Minutes) Replacement Clerk : this was discussed and it was decided to            invite applicant for a discussion before the next meeting.

            5.6 (Item 9.6 April Minutes) Village Composting : Cllr Kirkland advised that this had been   investigated and there was no suitable location available in the village.

6.0  Local Issues

            6.1  Current enforcement cases : Clerk advised the council on developments.

            6.2  Parishioners Lett

ers : none for this meeting

            6.3 Emergency Plan next steps : Cllr Ronson suggested that volunteers could now be split into     subgroups who could be put in contact with each other so they know who else is volunteering

            to help in the same area of expertise. She suggested that we need someone in a key role in         each of the subgroups as main organiser.

            6.4 Joint parish councils meeting re potholes: The chairman of Ashprington parish council had      asked could Cornworthy PC join with them to discuss the state of the local roads and speed        through the villages in order to join forces to approach Highways. Councillors thought this             was a good idea and clerk was asked to progress this.

            6.5 Jubilee Stone : Clerk had sent a ‘proof’ of the wording for the stone. All agreed it looked          good and clerk advised that the stone was being carved in the stonemason’s workshop and will be delivered for the Jubilee weekend.

            6.6 Re-wilding tours, Lower Sharpham Farm; Cllr Kirkland advised that tours are being offered    for groups from local communities and asked whether councillors thought the parish council could promote this. All thought this was a good idea and this will be advertised on                       noticeboards in due course.   

7.0 Highways : Cllr Kirkland advised that he was meeting with Lisa Edmonds from Highways the            following morning to discuss the placement of the Jubilee Stone at Abbey Cross. Cllr                       discussed the potholes in Willow Land and Ridge Lane. These are all on the system and will   be attended to in due course.

8.0 Planning

            8.1  6, Priory View, Cornworthy, TQ9 7HN (1014/22/HHO): Householder application for             replacement and minor enlargement of windows, replacement of external doors and relocation    of balcony. Responses by 26 May 2022. SUPPORT

            Decisions

            8.2 Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL ( 0409/22/FUL ):

            Agricultural Lean-To measuring 30.48m x 12.19m, 4.57m to eaves and 6.09m to ridge (Ap           plication 2 of 2)  Conditional Approval                                                                                                 8.3 Tideford Park Farm Cornworthy TQ9 7HL (0410/22/FUL) : Agricultural Lean-To mea  suring 30.48m x 12.19m, 4.57m to eaves, 6.09m to ridge (Application 1 of 2) Conditional        Approval

9.0 Finance and Records

     9.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 11th April 2022

            (b) £3750: SHDC: First precept payment (14/04/22)

            (c) £2500: DCC: Covid Outbreak payment (27/04/22)

            9.2  Payments

                        (a)  £287.30 – Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for April

                        (b)  £25.00: Reimbursement to Mrs L Maby for Garden Voucher/Internal Auditor

                        Payments of a and b proposed by Cllr Hunt and seconded by Cllr Ronson

                        (c) £1,200 : Wimba for Marquee and storage bag

                        Payment of c proposed by Cllr Carver and seconded by Cllr Ronson

                        (d)  £87.06 – NALC/DALC Affiliation Fee

                        (e)   £30.00 : St Peter’s Cornworthy for April meeting room hire

                        Payments of d and e proposed by Cllr Bradley and seconded by Cllr Hunt

                        (f)  £285.36: Tindle Newspapers for Advertising Clerk Vacancy

                        Payments of f proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        (g) £87.50: Ashprington and Tuckenhay Defib Appeal Fund/CPR Seminar contribution

                        Payment of g proposed by Cllr Kirkland and seconded by Cllr Bradley

                        Paid In May

                        (g) £382.20: AndyLoos  65% hire cost (final payment) for portable loos

            9.3  Bank Balanceat 11/5/2022

            Total:  £27,581.97        Current account:  19,517.27   Savings account:  £8,064.70

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £27,147.08

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £326.88

            9.4  Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2021/22 : this was signed by Cllr Kirkland          

10.0 Reports

     10.1 Clerk : nothing to report

     10.2 Tree Warden

     10.3 Defibrillator : working fine,. Cllr Kirkland suggested we could organise a further training         session once the two new defibrillators are in place.               

     10.4 Village Hall : Cllr Carver advised that costings are being looked at for refurbishing the           village hall. Cllr Kirkland asked that with Cllr Carver’s resignation could he ask that a written    report about the village hall is sent in for the parish council meeting each month. Cllr Carver     asked that Cllr Kirkland speak to the current village hall chairman about this. Cllr Hunt also     asked if it could be made clear that there is still the alternative option to having a completely   new village hall as this was not apparent from the piece in the parish magazine. Cllr Carver             assured fellow councillors that both options were being costed and considered.

     10.5 Climate Change    

     10.6 District Councillor

     10.7 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins expressed his regret at Cllr Carver’s resignation. He           also thanked the clerk for her hard work and support over her years in the position. He talked about the topping out ceremony for the Health and Wellbeing Centre and commented on the      plentiful car parking there. He commented that the facilities were very good with several lifts.

     He talked about the sheltered housing accommodation being built in the local area and also          reported about the potential re-development of the Leisure Centre in Totnes and the £200,000         available to develop Totnes market.

11.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For June Agenda

 11.1 Cllr Kirkland said there would be a de-brief on the Jubilee Celebrations

12.0 100 April and May Club Draws

April:  1st : Mrs A Critchlow-Horning 2nd: Mrs P Noble           3rd: Mr Fred Tuppen

May:  1st :  Mrs N Vann- Morris        2nd:  Mr B Worthington 3rd: 52: Mr R Keane

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 6th June 2022  at 8.00 pm

Meeting closed at 9.10pm

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 6th June 2022 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  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 Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 9th May 2022

5.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            5.1 (Item 5.1 May Minutes) Dog Fouling in the Village

            5.2 ( Item 5.2 May Minutes) Western Power visit

            5.3 (Item 5.3 MayMinutes) VETS system

            5.4 ( Item 5.4 May Minutes) Additional defibrillators

            5.5 (Item 5.5 May Minutes) Replacement Clerk

            5.6 (Item 6.5 May Minutes) Jubilee Stone

6.0  Local Issues

            6.1  Current enforcement cases

            6.2  Parishioners Letters

            6.3 Feedback on Jubilee weekend

            6.4 Signpost at Cornworthy Cross

7.0 Highways

8.0 Planning

Decisions

8.1       Washbourne Reservoir, Washbourne 0660/22/CLE: Certificate of lawfulness for existing          building operations including partial demolition of structure (removal of roof and part wall) comprising material operations pursuant to 4269/17/FUL granted March 2019 Certified

9.0 Finance and Records

     9.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th May 2022

            9.2  Payments

                        (a)  £277.70 Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for May ( 282.5) less £4.80 tax owed in April

                        (b)  £254.15:  Mrs L Maby 23 Extra hours worked for Covid/Emergency Plan/Jubilee                           January to May 2022

                        (c) £19.30 Mrs L Maby Printed Posters and Slate bags

                        (d) £30.00 : St Peter’s Cornworthy for May meeting room hire

                        (e)  £3,552.95 Heartbeat Trust: 2 x Defibrillators/Cabinets/Pads

                        (f) £17.25: Best Host:  Website Hosting 28/6 to 27/09

                        (g) £3,186: Acanthus for Jubilee Stone engraving//delivery to Cornworthy/installation

                        (h) £40.65: Mr T Kirkland for Jubilee BBQ charcoal  and Insulating Taoe

                        Already paid

                        (i) £420: Mid Wales Stone for Jubilee Stone in Slate

            9.4  Bank Balance at 11/5/2022

            Total:  £25,281.61        Current account:  17,216.85 Savings account:  £8,064.76

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,846.72

            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 Draws

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 4th July 2022  at 8.00 pm

                                                                                                Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                                 31st May 2022

CORNWORTHY PARISH COUNCIL

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

Monday 6th June 2022 at 8.00 pm

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

In Attendance: County Cllr Hawkins; Cllr J Mc Kay Mrs L Maby (Clerk); Ms Annette Thom; One member of the public    

DRAFT MINUTES SUBJECT TO APPROVAL AT NEXT MEETING

Member of the public explained the process the Village Hall Committee were going through to look at the two options of either refurbishing the existing village hall or commissioning a new building. Once investigations are complete there will be an opportunity for everyone to see what’s involved via a display at the village hall and the decision will go go to a parishioners vote. The ballot will be secret.

Ms Maby, Ms Thom and member of public left the meeting.

4.5 Replacement Clerk: All were in agreement that they would like to offer Ms Thom the position of replacement clerk.

Ms Maby, Ms Thom and member of public re-joined the meeting

1.0  Preambles

            1.1  Emergency Exits

      1.2  Apologies received from Cllr Hunt;

  §

2.0 Declarations of Interest : Item 8.2 (h) Cllr Kirkland

3.0  Minutes

     3.1 The Minutes from the Cornworthy Parish Council Meeting held 9th May 2022 were                 approved by all and duly signed by the Chairman.

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 5.1 May Minutes) Dog Fouling in the Village : a meeting was planned with, Tracey         Hill, Senior Mobile Localities Officer, in the village at 10.30am on Thursday 10th June. Clerk, Chairman and Vice Chairman to attend.

            4.2 ( Item 5.2 May Minutes) Western Power visit : Clerk has re-contacted Western Power and     the enquiry has been passed to the Plymouth team looking after the Cornworthy area to                      respond.

            4.3 (Item 5.3 MayMinutes) VETS system : more training and the VETS system will be further      discussed when the new defibrillators are in place. Cllr Ronson said we are looking for more             volunteers in addition to those who have already and she will prepare a call to action to                    include in July’s parish magazine.

            4.4 ( Item 5.4 May Minutes) Additional defibrillators : they are due shortly. Cllr Kirkland advised    that all the parish defibrillators will be from the same company. He advised that we have                    agreement from a gentleman in Allaleigh to place the defibrillator on a post in his garden which           will be easily accessible to all villagers. The East Cornworthy defibrillator location has yet to be    finally decided.

            4.5 (Item 5.5 May Minutes) Replacement Clerk : discussed at the beginning of the meeting          following a pre-meeting discussion with Ms Thom. Current clerk will overlap with new clerk and         be paid for the month of July whilst the handover takes place.

            4.6 (Item 6.5 May Minutes) Jubilee Stone : Cllr Kirkland said the stone was now in place and        the ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted by County Councillor Hawkins.

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases : no new cases to discuss

            5.2  Parishioners Letters : no letters this month

            5.3 Feedback on Jubilee weekend : Cllr Kirkland said that overall the weekend had gone very      well with good attendances at the beacon lighting and Jubilee picnic and barbecue, especially         despite the weather. Cllr Bradley said we should give thanks to all those in the community who        had helped make the weekend a success.  A discussion will be had next month on further      community use for the marquee.Clerk to investigate insurance aspect.

            5.4 Signpost at Cornworthy Cross: Cllr Kirkland said this referred to the sign at the top of the        village (Tuckenhay end). Cllr Kirkland to check the cost of replacing this dilapidated sign with      one similar to the new one at Abbey Cross. A resolution was made to look into the cost of this.

6.0 Highways

            Cllr Kirkland mentioned the marking of potholes on the road from the church to the top of the       hill towards Dartmouth. Cllr Kirkland asked if Cllr Hawkins could advise when the whole stretch          of the road will be resurfaced rather than just filling in the potholes.

7.0 Planning

Decisions

7.1       Washbourne Reservoir, Washbourne 0660/22/CLE: Certificate of lawfulness for existing          building operations including partial demolition of structure (removal of roof and part wall) comprising material operations pursuant to 4269/17/FUL granted March 2019 Certified

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  6p bank interest – 9th May 2022

            8.2  Payments

                        (a)  £277.70 Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for May ( £282.50 less £4.80 tax owed in                       April

                        (b)  £254.15:  Mrs L Maby 23 Extra hours worked for Covid/Emergency Plan/Jubilee                           January to May 2022

                        (c) £19.30 Mrs L Maby Printed Posters and Slate bags to encircle Jubilee Stone

                        (d) £30.00 : St Peter’s Cornworthy for May meeting room hire

                        (e)  £3,552.95 Heartbeat Trust: 2 x Defibrillators/Cabinets/Pads

                        (f) £17.25: Best Host:  Website Hosting 28/6 to 27/09

                        (g) £3,186: Acanthus for Jubilee Stone engraving//delivery to Cornworthy/installation

                        (h) £40.65: Mr T Kirkland for Jubilee BBQ charcoal  and Insulating Tape

                        Already paid

                        (i) £420: Mid Wales Stone for Jubilee Stone in Slate

                        A resolution was passed to make all payments.

            8.4  Bank Balanceat 11/5/2022

            Total:  £25,281.61        Current account:  17,216.85 Savings account:  £8,064.76

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £24,822.72 (corrected)

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £350.88 (corrected) 

9.0 Reports

     9.1 Clerk : clerk advised that she is looking into insurance cover for the Jubilee Stone and and     the new signpost at Abbey Cross. Cllr Fry asked that these be added to the Assets list.

     9.2 Tree Warden : Cllr Kirkland asked if the Charleycombe Wood representative could be             contacted about the amount of Ash Dieback in the woods.

     9.3 Defibrillator  : all working fine                

     9.4 Village Hall : Cllr Kirkland announced that Cllr Hunt has agreed to be the new Village Hall             Representative.

     9.5 Climate Change: Cllr Fry gave her report  and clerk was asked to distribute to councillors       the leaflet regarding Gardening for Wildlife initiative and she explained that she wants to try   and explore scope to create a sustainable Cornworthy group. She feels it would unite our community with a common goal, of working together and collaborating incorporating all                  groups, parishioners and local businesses to help make a bigger difference. She wanted to      first to see what the Parish Councils views were before to exploring it further. This will be        added to July’s agenda.

    9.5 District Councillor: Cllr McKay advised that will be an opportunity for parishioners to buy         shares in the proposed community shop at Harbertonford. A leaflet will be distributed shortly.

     The issue of the missed garden waste collections was discussed with Cllr Kirk;and asking for       information on what was happening.Cllr McKay said there would be a special council meeting             about waste on Wednesday 8th June.

     9.6 County Councillor : Cllr Hawkins gave a brief report

10.0 Correspondence/Invitations and Items For July Agenda

            10.1 Community Marquee hire

            10.2 Sustainable Cornworthy group

Cllr Kirkland thanked Cllr Carver and Clerk, Linda Maby for their years of service as both leave the council this month.

11.0 100 June Club Draws

        1st :  46 Mrs E Hulme  2nd: 26 Mr S Angelinetto 3rd: 16 Ms J Martin

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 4th July 2022  at 8.00 pm

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 a meeting of Cornworthy Parish Council at St Peter’s Church on Monday 4th July 2022 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 6th June 2022

4.0  Matters Arising from the Minutes

            4.1 (Item 4.1 June Minutes) Dog Fouling in the Village

            4.2 ( Item 4.2 June Minutes) Western Power visit

            4.3 (Item 4.3 June Minutes) VETS system   

5.0  Local Issues

            5.1  Current enforcement cases

            5.2  Parishioners Letters

            5.3 Official appointment of new clerk

            5.4 Clerk’s leave request and leave arrangements

6.0 Highways

7.0 Planning

7.1 Decisions

            6, Priory View, Cornworthy TQ9 7HN, 1014/22/HHQ: Householder application for                     replacement and minor enlargement of windows, replacement of external doors and                     relocation of balcony.      CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

8.0 Finance and Records

     8.1  Receipts

            (a)  7p bank interest – 9th June 2022

            8.2  Payments

                        (a)  £282.50 Mrs L Maby – Clerk’s Salary for June

                        (b)  76.10  Mrs L Maby Expenses 1st quarter 2022/23

                        (c)  £30.00 : St Peter’s Cornworthy for June meeting room hire

                        Paid w/c 27/6/22:

                        (d) Mrs C Hannaford (Equally Guilty) for Jubilee picnic music (cheque 805)

            8.4  Bank Balanceat 7/6/2022

            Total:  £17,903.68        Current account:  £9,838.85  Savings account:  £8,064.83

                        Allocated:        Cornworthy PC:  £17,444.79

            Charlecombe Wood:  £108.01            P3:  £350.88 

            8.5 Bank Mandate for Ms Thom

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 September Agenda

  10.1 Energy efficiency measures for low income households

11.0 100 July & Summer Club Draws

12.00 Employment Matters

         12.i Contract discussion

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 5th September 2022  at 8.00 pm

                                                                                               Mrs Linda Maby, Clerk

                                                                                                    28th June 2022