Agenda – September 12th 2023


From the Clerk:

 John Bright


 The Parish Council is summoned

to meet at the Nicholls Hall, Lydford on

Tuesday 12th September 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) 

To receive an anticipated update from Richard Drysdale (DNP) on developments at the car park in the village and allow for discussion / representations.

  • 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 11th July 2023 

To resolve to agree the minutes.

  • Matters arising from the meeting 11th July 2023 

(For information only)

  • Action points 1 – 6 from minutes
  • Cllr Gilpin and the Clerk have yet to meet to complete work on Council website.
  • Car parking in Lydford

To consider latest update from DNP and any possible actions that the Council might want to take.

  • 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)

  • Speed through the village

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

  1. Correspondence

An opportunity to discuss correspondence received by the Council since last meeting.

  1. Finances
    1. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J. Bright                            £340.58           September salary
    1. HMRC                                £80.60           PAYE September
    1. Parish Online                     £48.00           Annual Subscription
  • Banking reconciliation 31.8.23 – for information

Opening balance 1.4.23         £10,015.25                              Bank holdings

Add receipts                              £5,215.17                              Deposit Account         £11,550.61

Less payments                         £3,480.88                              Current account               £198.93

                                                £11,749.54                                                                  £11,749.54

  1. Actions taken under delegated authority since July meeting

For noting

Payments made – 

  1. Transfer from savings to current account 10.8.23 –   £500.00
  2. HMRC – PAYE August, 11.8.23                                  £80.60
  3. J Bright – August salary                                             £340.58
  1. Planning

To note the making of a temporary tree order 23/0053 (Clearview, Lydford) protecting a beech tree in the garden of the property and agree any response the Council might wish to make.

  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 September 2023

Correspondence distribution:

 Correspondence fromSubjectInitial actions taken
0120’s Plenty for DevonFollow on from webinar and possible next steps in campaignCirculated to Cllrs 27.7.23
02Jade TennantComplaint re anti-social behaviour linked to closed toiletsAcknowledged. Circulated to Cllrs 13.8.23
03West England PlanningLydford Forest Plan – external consultation. Request for community engagementCirculated to Cllrs 1.9.23
04Nicholas Watts CharityRaise awareness of the help that the charity can provideCirculated to Cllrs 4.9.23
05Lydford parishionerPossible damage to swing in playparkForwarded to Cllr Gilpin
06Okehampton Transport GroupAnnual request for grant fundingCirculated to Cllrs 6.9.23