Agenda – April 13th 2021


From the Clerk:

 John Bright

The Parish Council is summoned

To meet on

Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7:00pm

As prescribed in The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, this meeting will be held online.

Members of the public and press wishing to observe or participate in the public session are invited to communicate with the clerk by email in the first instance. 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)
  • 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 held 9th March 2021

To resolve to agree the minutes

  • Matters arising from the meeting 9th March 2021 

(For information only)

  • Reports from Outside Bodies
  • Borough Councillors Report (to be circulated)
  • Climate Change Emergency (Standing Item)

Matters for discussion

  • Public toilets (standing item)

To formally adopt new cleaning regime – toilets to be cleaned once daily throughout the season, reducing the cost from £3810 to £3386.

  1. Playground (new standing item)

To register routine safety checks

  1. Lydford Lengthsman

To resolve that a Lengthsman be employed for no more than 6 days at a daily rate of £150, with dates to be decided as needed. 

  1.  ROSPA Inspection

To consider the findings of the recent inspection of the Playground equipment

  1.  Future meetings of the Parish Council

May meeting and Annual Meeting to be held Tuesday 4th May due to the termination of remote meeting legislation on 6th May.

June meeting and Annual Parish meeting to be decided. 

  1. Finances
  2. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. Cllr Grigg               £9.00               Toilets
    1. ROSPA             £118.20               Playground Inspection
    1. DALC                  £86.95               Annual membership
    1. J Bright              £307.72               April salary
    1. HMRC                 £72.20               PAYE April
    1. WDBC               £198.77               Toilets – electricity & service
    1. Evans P&H         £45.00               Reinstatement of toilets
    1. Cllr Grigg               £5.50               Toilets
    1. CPRE                     TBD               Membership gift (2020 – £36)
    1. J Bright               £14.39                Zoom subscription March – April
    1. DM Payroll Sv  £120.00                Payroll services 2021-2
    1. J Jeffery           £180.00                Lengthsman services March
  • To note receipt of Non-domestic rate demand from WDBC of £636.23, with 100% Small Business Rate Relief
  1. Actions taken under delegated authority

To ratify actions taken by the Clerk under the Scheme of Delegation

  1. 0631/21 – Burley View – side extension: supported by the Council (WDBC)
  1. Planning Applications:

To agree responses to applications:

  1. 0119/21 – 2 Shellaford Cottages – erection of single storey extensions to rear and sides
    1. 0147/21 – Mill Cottage – erection of double garage & store
  1. Website

To discuss issues arising with maintaining the current website at

  1. Any other urgent business for discussion by permission of the chairman.

(For information only)

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 6th April 2021

Date of next meeting – Tuesday 4th May 2021

Correspondence distribution:

01ROSPAAnnual safety inspection of the playground equipmentCirculated to Councillors 6.4.21 To agenda for consideration
02Ivybridge Mobile LibraryList of dates for the new Mobile Library visits to Lydford villageCirculated to Councillors & wider group. To Facebook page
03DCC HighwaysTemporary road closure, Cloberry House to Was Tor CrossCirculated to Councillors & wider groups.
04Cllr Sanders (DCC)Information on eligibility for DCC Goodie BoxCirculated to Councillors & wider groups.