Agenda – March 12th 2024


From the Clerk:

 John Bright


 The Parish Council is summoned

to meet at the Nicholls Hall, Lydford on

Tuesday 12th March 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).

To hear further from Simon Thompson and Demelza Hyde (NT, Lydford Gorge) on factors behind the closure of walks within the Gorge, and to make representations to them on behalf of parishioners.

  • 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 13th February 2024 

To resolve to agree the minutes.

  • Matters arising from the meeting 13th February 2024

(For information only)

  • Lydford Gorge

To consider how the council might respond to the proposed changes.

  • Dog waste in the village

To consider the content of a recent email from a homeowner complaining about dog mess in the village and what might be done to prevent it.

  • Council website

Update from Cllr Gilpin

  • Gorge Hill

Any updates or further action –

Methods of preventing future damage to the verge caused by overflow parking.

  1. Defibrillator
  2. To consider a request for the provision of training for parishioners in the use of the defibrillator installed outside Nicholls Hall.
  3. For one Councillor to assume responsibility for the defibrillator, to take over from Chris Blackmore who has been looking after it pro tem.
  1. Car Park

Update on recent discussions between DNPA, PCC and PC re charging on Sundays.

  1. Finances
    1. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J. Bright                            £368.24           March salary
    1. HMRC                                £87.60           PAYE March
    1. DALC                               £108.00           Training, Cllrs Hulett and Gilpin
    1. Notice Board Co Ltd      £1669.15           New notice boards.
  • Banking reconciliation 29.02.2024

for information

Opening balance 1.4.23         £10,015.25                              Bank holdings at 29.02.24

Add receipts                              £9,648.77                  Deposit Account         £11,700.21

Less payments                         £7,941.11                  Current Account                 £22.70      

                                                £11,722.91                                                      £11,722.91

  • Actions taken under the Scheme of Delegation 

       for information

  • 12.3.24            Transfer £600 from deposit to current account.
  • 12.3.24            Transfer £1,670 from deposit to current account.
  1. Planning


  1. Any urgent business not listed on the agenda below, by permission of the Chair.

(For information only)

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 5th March 2024

Correspondence distribution:

Email from Mark Petty re dog waste in the village.

Email from Simon Thompson re changes to Gorge walks.