Agenda – October 17th 2023


From the Clerk:

 John Bright


 The Parish Council is summoned

to meet at the Nicholls Hall, Lydford on

Tuesday 17th October 2023 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.

  • 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.  

  • Appointment of a Vice Chair

To receive nomination(s) for the post of Vice Chair of the council and resolve to appoint.

  • Minutes of the meeting 12th September 2023 

To resolve to agree the minutes.

  • Matters arising from the meeting 12th September 2023 

(For information only)

  • Lydford Emergency Plan (previously circulated)

For discussion and actions as required. (Cllr Hulett)

  • Housing in Lydford 

To consider any update or further action to be taken

  • Notice Boards outside Nicholls Hall

To receive an update on proposals for replacement. (Cllr L Lenton) and approve if appropriate.

  1. Speed through the village

To consider developments in the 20’s Plenty campaign and agree any further action to be taken.

To consider the purchase of 20’s Plenty signs for parishioners to put up within the village.

  1. Playground

To consider estimate to repair swing (£325) and approve if appropriate.

  1. Car parking in Lydford

To consider any update from DNP and any other developments within the village, and any possible actions that the Council might want to take.

  1. Request from Lydford Primary School

Respond to request from the school to delay December meeting until 7.30pm

  1. Finances
    1. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J. Bright                            £340.58           October salary
    1. HMRC                                £80.60           PAYE October
    1. J. Bright                             £59.99           Microsoft Office subscription 2023-24
  • Grant application – Okehampton Citizens’ Advice Bureau

To consider and approve or reject the application.

  • Banking reconciliation 30.9.23

for information

Opening balance 1.4.23         £10,015.25                                Bank holdings at 30.9.23

Add receipts                              £9,551.78                  Deposit Account         £15,133.22

Less payments                         £4,389.24                  Current account                 £44.57

                                                £15,177,79                                                      £15,177,79

  1. Actions taken under delegated authority since July meeting,

For noting.

Payments made – 

  1. Transfer from savings to current account 6.10.23 –   £500.00
  1. Planning

To agree response to applications 

0429/23 – retrospective application to erect a shepherd’s hut at The Cloves, Raddick Farm.

0441/23 – change of use of garage to annex / holiday let at The Cloves, Raddick Farm.

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

(For information only)

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 6th October 2023

Correspondence distribution:

 Correspondence fromSubjectInitial actions taken
01Okehampton CABRequest for grant assistance.To agenda for consideration
02Lydford Primary SchoolRequest to delay December meeting to 19.30To agenda for consideration