Marwood Parish Council

Parish Councillors

Clerk to the Council:
Malcolm J Measures MInstAM,MMS

01271 323386 marparco2@live.co.uk

 

Parish Councillors     Contact

Richard Berry

01271 850392

richardberry85@btinternet.com

Colin Latham

01271 371964 (Chairman) Parish Roads/Highways

higherstowfordfarm@gmail.com

Sue Button

01271 813804 (Vice Chairman)

suebutton2013@gmail.com

   

David Chugg

 01271 377491

chuggdj@gmail.com

Christopher Wallis

01271 850260

wallis.fiona@googlemail.com

   
Christopher Spear

01271 850533

chris.spear@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 To view report of most recent Parish Council Meetings. For previous meetings click here .

 

The Parish Council is seeking to co-opt ONE COUNCILLOR.

The Counci meets once a month (not August)

If you would like to serve as a Councillor to represent the residents of the Parish please contact the Clerk to the Council for further information.

M J Measures, Clerk to the Council, 9 Kingfisher Drive Westacott, Barnstaple EX32 8QW

e-mail: marparco2@live.co.uk

 

 

MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Report of the COUNCIL MEETING  5 September 2019

Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford

 

Members Present: Cllrs. C Spear, C Latham, C Wallis, D Chugg, R Berry, S Button

Adrian Bend signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and was co-opted as a Councillor to the Parish Council.

Apologies: All present

In Attendance: Cllr Mrs A Davis, Cllr F Tucker. M J Measures (Clerk to the Council),

Disclosable Interests.  See Minute 5002      Chairman's Discretion. None

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 4 July 2019

The Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

Members had been sent a copy of the Report. The Clerk commented that the new way of reporting is not very helpful as it does not show separate details of the Parish. The crime figures are under the heading of Braunton Rural and include Georgeham, Croyde, Ashford, Saunton, Vellator and Chivenor. The Clerk will ask if figures for the Parish could be provided in future.

Reports from County and District Councillors

Cllr Tucker reported on the correspondence received from North Devon Council, copies had been sent to Councillors. Cllr Mrs Davis informed Members of the proposed financial provisions for various government departments/sections. 

Correspondence

Relevant correspondence has been sent to Councillors.

Parish Forum 19 September: Cllrs Spear, Berry and Latham said they will attend.

Finance

Invoices agreed for payment: C F Wallis £100.00 (Aug); ITJ Inks £ 28.85; Information Commissioner's Office £40.00 (Annual Fee);North Devon Council £457.30(Sept); Admin(Aug) £43.24; GeoXphere (Annual Fee) £36.00  

Balance at 5 September 2019, £5088.27.

Planning Matters

70267 – Valley View Guineaford. Formation of an earth retaining bank and improvements to driveway entrance/exit      Recommend : Approval

Cllr Chugg declared a prejudicial interest and left the room;he did not speak or vote on this application.

70364 – Marwood Hill Gardens. Extension and alterations to provide staff facilities  Recommend: Approval

70395 - Varley Barn Varley Farm Prixford. Erection of rear conservatory

                                                                            Recommend : Approval

On-going Matters

Telephone Kiosk. Cllr Sue Button reported that a volunteer has come forward to look after the kiosk to run it as a library. The craft group are keen to decorate the glass with paintings. Cllr Wallis will prepare a programme of work for painting inside and outside and making  shelving. He will report progress at the next Parish Council Meeting

Co-option of Councillors.  The Clerk reported that there is still one vacancy for Councillor on the Parish Copuncil.

Prixford Traffic Calming Scheme. There has been no response from Devon County Council and the Clerk was instructed to contact the contractor to see if they have been contacted.

Footpath 45. Cllr Sue Button has contacted Devon County Council for an up-date. The response states “that it is the policy of Devon County Council that any new claim which arises in the Parish where a review has been completed will be deferred until the whole County has been reviewed. The current estimation for completion of the Review is 2025”

Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths.  Cllr Wallis continues to carry out work on behalf of Devon County Council and for the Parish Council under the P3 Scheme. He said a request from a resident for a sign “No unauthorised vehicles” along a bridleway has been referred to Devon County Council Rights of Way.

Highways/Transport.  A road sign has been seriously damaged and The Clerk will ask Devon County Highways for a replacement.

Chairman's Discretion. None

                       Meeting closed at 20.30

                                                                             M J Measures

 

MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Report of the COUNCIL MEETING  4 July 2019

Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford

 

Prior to the meeting a representative from the Ring o' Bells Save Our Pub Group informed Councillors of the current situation.

 

Members Present: Cllrs. C Spear, C Latham, C Wallis, D Chugg, R Berry

Apologies: Cllr S Button

In Attendance: Cllr Mrs A Davis, Cllr F Tucker. M J Measures (Clerk to the Council),

Disclosable Interests.              Chairman's Discretion. None

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 6 June 2019

The Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.

Police Report

No report

Reports from County and District Councillors

The report from Cllr Mrs Davis includes: Take up of Broadband in Devon and Somerset; Streetlight energy plan to slash council emissions by 36%; New Devon County Council Grant Schemes (a copy of the full is attached to the Minutes).

Cllr Tucker reported on the new role of the NDC Enforcement Officers

Correspondence

Relevant correspondence has been sent to Councillors.

Letter of thanks from Sheelagh Darling for the retirement gift  and flowers

Finance

Invoices agreed for payment: C F Wallis £170.00 (June plus P3); North Devon Council £457.30 (July); Admin,(June,July)/retirement gift) £88.20. Invoices agreed, (dated 25 August no meeting in August) North Devon Council £457.30 (Aug); C F Wallis £100.00 (Aug) Balance at 4 July 2019, £7523.76. The Clerk showed Members the bank statement and the Chairman initialled the accounts ledger as correct.

Planning Matters

66474 – Meadow View Prixford. Removal of existing UPV enclosed porch and replacement with open hardwood porch.  Recommend : Approval

On-going Matters

Telephone Kiosk. It is estimated that the cost to repaint/refurbish the kiosk will be about £400.00. It is reported that so far there are no volunteers to look after the kiosk

Co-option of Councillors.  The Clerk reported that he has received one application and one enquiry.

Reports from Councillors

Parish Footpaths.  Cllr Wallis continues to carry out work on behalf of Devon County Council and for the Parish Council under the P3 Scheme

Highways/Transport.  Cllr Spear commented on the excessive speed of traffic through Muddiford and Milltown. It was agreed that the Clerk will investigate the cost of buying hand-held traffic speed-guns so that Councillors can take random checks.

Chairman's Discretion.

None

 

                                            Meeting closed at 20.30

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