Agenda – June 18th 2024


From the Clerk:

 John Bright


 The Parish Council is summoned

to meet at the Nicholls Hall, Lydford on

Tuesday 18th June 2024 at 7:00pm

Members of the public and press wishing to observe, or to participate in the public session are welcome to attend. Matters for the Council to consider can also be brought to the attention of Councillors or emailed to the Clerk:


  1. Public Session (15 minutes)

An opportunity for parishioners and members of the public to make representations to the council. (Please note that decisions cannot be made on matters not listed on the agenda).

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, members are required to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have, in items to be considered at this meeting. 

  • Minutes of the meeting 14th May 2024

To resolve to agree the minutes.

  • Matters arising from the meeting 14th May 2024
  • Correspondence received

To agree actions

  • Verena McConnel – complaint about overgrown hedge, Moorside
    • Devon CC Highways – request for information, HGV drivers’ use of road from Mucky Duck to Lydford, and related issue with junction at Ingo Brake.
  • The council and the coming year (Cllr Hulett)

Councillors willing to lead on –

  • Public toilets – to ensure a council presence in negotiations between DNPA and WDBC
  • Playground – visual checks of equipment as per adopted policy
  • Dog mess – with three bins in place, does the problem persist?
  • Council website (Cllr Gilpin)

The council pages on the website (

  • Update, for information
  • Using the website to inform parishioners of council activity
  • Cllrs “work” email addresses to be included on the web page?
  • Playground (Cllr Gilpin)
  • To discuss options for fund raising, in light of the cancellation of the summer fayre which was planned to donate proceeds to a repair fund.
  1. Lydford Emergency Plan (Cllr Hulett)
  2. Equipment update, for information
  3. Finances
    1. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J. Bright                            £502.92           June salary + overtime October ’23 – May ‘24
  2. HMRC                       £121.40           PAYE June
  • Banking reconciliation for period 1.4.24 to 31.5.24
  • for information

Opening balance 1.4.24         £10,705.30                              Bank holdings at 31.05.24

Add receipts                              £5,400.40                  Deposit Account           £13,063.59

Less payments                          £2,856.47                  Current Account                £185.64     

                                                £13,249.23                                                      £13,249.23

  • Actions taken under the Scheme of Delegation

       for information

  • 15.5.24 Transfer to savings account £3,600.00
  1. Planning

To agree a response to the application(s)

  • Application 0208/24 St Petrocks, Lydford. Installation of air source heat pump.
  1. Any urgent business not listed on the agenda below, by permission of the Chair.

(For information only)

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 4th June 2024