Agenda – December 8th 2020


From the Clerk:

 John Bright

The Parish Council is summoned

To meet on

Tuesday 8th December  2020 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 10th November 2020

To resolve to agree the minutes

  • Matters arising from the meeting 10th November 2020 

(For information only)

  • Reports from Outside Bodies
  • Borough Councillors Report (Previously circulated)
  • Covid-19 crisis

To agree any further actions felt to be necessary in light of renewed lockdown 

  • Climate Change Emergency (Standing Item)

Matters for discussion

  1. Public toilets (standing item)

Possible cleaning regimes for next year and their financial impact.

  1. Grant applications

To consider requests for funding from Citizens Advice Torridge & W. Devon and resolve payment as appropriate.

  1.  Dog Fouling – Sports Field (Cllr Skeaping)
  1. Budget

To resolve to agree a budget and precept for the coming financial year 2021-2 

  1. Finances
  2. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J Bright                              £369.52           December pay & backpay
    1. HMRC                                 £88.00           PAYE December
    1. J Bright                                £14.39           Zoom subscription
    1. Evans Plumbing & Heat     £30.00           Toilets drain-down
  • To resolve to purchase litter bin for the new bus shelter (Cllr Cook)
  1. Planning Applications:


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

(For information only)

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 1st December 2020

Date of next meeting – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Correspondence distribution:

01Torridge & West Devon CABRequest for funding supportTo Councillors & December agenda as a grant application
02DNP (Trees)No objection to tree works, Chapel CottageTo Councillors for noting
03Tom Lee: DCC Highways, Community OfficerGrounds for applying 20mph speed limit outside of schoolTo Councillors for information.
04Nicola Pearce, Trading Standards, DCCOutbreak of Avian Flu & establishment of Prevention Zone across UK. Poulty & captive bird owners – duties & limitations.To Councillors for information. To parish magazine & website.