Filming on Saunton Beach

Please see detail below of a film production company due to be making use of Saunton Beach on 27th-28th February. Although preparation will begin in Saunton car park from 17th Feb.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT

Haversack Films Limited

2nd Floor | Main Admin Building | Twickenham Studios | Twickenham | TW1 2AW | Tel: +44 (0) 20 8607 8993

FILMING ENGAGEMENT LETTER

Saunton Sands Beach: 27th-28th February 2020

Thursday 13th February 2020

Dear Resident / Business,
We are the Locations team working on a new feature film called ‘Operation Mincemeat’. The drama is being produced by Haversack Films and directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin).

Operation Mincemeat Synopsis:
Operation Mincemeat is the true WWII story of a brilliant British deception. In 1943, Hitler knew that a vast military force was preparing to land in Southern Europe and had guessed correctly that it would be Sicily. That is until a team of brilliantly unconventional military intelligence officers concocted a plan that would fool him into believing otherwise, saving countless lives and opening the soft underbelly to Europe. Operation Mincemeat is their story.

We are filming the amphibious allied landings, which historically took place in Sicily, on Saunton Sands beach this February 2020.
Our complete works will take place over a 16-day period as follows:

Dates / Times
Prep 17th-25th February: 07:00-19:00
Prep/Rehearse 26th February: 07:00-23:00
Prep/Film 27th – 28th February: 07:00-23:00. All crew offsite 02:00.
Reinstate 29th February – 3rd March: 07:00-19:00

SFX, Gunfire & Police Authorisation
We will be filming action sequences that involve replica weaponry and pyrotechnics, including audible gunfire and explosions. All shots fired will be blank rounds. There will be Location Stewards in high-visibility jackets to highlight the perimeter of the area that is locked-off for public safety, assisting the general public and directing visitors towards a safe pedestrian route. We have notified the Coast Guard of our activities as well as both the local Braunton and Barnstable Police Stations. Our production has been issued a CAD number valid 22nd – 28th February 2020, covering every day that firearms or pyrotechnics will be used.

Lighting Machines and Generators
We will have film lamps on the lawn of the Saunton Sands Hotel, as well as at Saunton Sands Car Park and on the Beach (please see the map overleaf). These will be used to light our exterior filming areas 18:00-23:00 on 26th-28th February 2020. We will have a number of generators powering these during these hours.

Saunton Sands Car Park
Parts of the Saunton Sands Car Park will be closed to the public over 17th – 23rd February, and the majority of it over 24th February – 3rd March 2020. Please see the map overleaf which shows the portion of the car park which will stay open to the general public.

Reassurances
Local support is hugely important to us. Throughout all our negotiations so far, we have been liaising closely with; the Environment Agency, Natural England, Marine Management Organisation, North Devon County Council, Braunton Parish Council, the Coast Guard and North Devonshire County Police in Barnstable, seeking all necessary permissions required for filming of this nature. Should you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact me via the details below.

We would like to thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Kind regards,

Adam Richards | Supervising Location Manager
M: 07774 279 070 | E: afrlocations@gmail.com

Ollie Bradbury |Assistant Location Manager
M: 07711 872 946 | E: olliebradbury1@gmail.com

Georgeham Playing Field – Community Pavilion Update

Georgeham Parish Council has been very fortunate in being given one of the Lodges surplus to requirements from Ruda Holiday Park which is now positioned in Georgeham Playing Field.

The Parish Council is indebted to Ruda for the donation of this building which it is hoped will be converted into a building suitable for community use, including changing facilities for the Football Club.

It has been necessary for some work to be carried out to the exterior of the building to make it safe. The Parish Council’s thoughts are now turning to the interior and quotations are being considered. All this comes at a cost and before any work is put in hand, it will be necessary to obtain grant funding towards the work to keep the price as low as possible that the Parish Council has to pay. These arrangements are not done overnight and Parish Councillors want parishioners to be aware that yes, the work is being considered but it will be a little while before the project can be finished.

We very much hope that you will bear with us while the project moves forward. Councillors hope, as well as parishioners, that it will be in a fit state to use as soon as is practible possible.

Thank you

Community Insight Survey

The Community Insight survey is running until 22nd December and is capturing a snapshot of life in Devon for our diverse communities.

We’re asking people whether they: can get around easily, access green spaces, look after themselves, feel safe, can access community resources and adult learning etc. We’re also asking about their health and wellbeing and social connectivity alongside views on fly tipping/cleanliness, decision making, whether they feel listened to and whether they think council tax should increase.

In order to reach all Devon’s communities, I’d be grateful if you could publicise this in your local areas.

Here is a link to the survey:

Initial results will be available early in the new year and will be shared with partners, including District Councils. Further analysis (age, disability, locality etc) will be available by the Spring.

Housing Needs Public Meeting

Georgeham Parish Housing Needs Survey Results
& Community Land Trust

PUBLIC MEETING

Date: Thursday 4 th July 2019
Time: 7 pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Croyde EX33 1PF

This affects you and the future of your Community

  • Come and find out about the results of the housing needs survey and more about how a CLT could be set up in our parish
  • Community Land Trusts help prevent the decline of thriving communities
  • Hear a presentation from the Wessex CLT Project, an advice service supporting over 50 CLTs in the South Wes

SUPPORT DOCUMENTS – PLEASE READ

View Leaflet
View Full Report Here
View Appraisal Report Here

Crydda Community Neighbourhood Plan

In October 2015, Georgeham Parish Council decided to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. The Council applied to North Devon District Council for permission to progress the Plan. This was agreed and the Parish Council became the registered lead body. Initially a sub-committee of six was set up, but it was agreed to involve as many people as possible in the process. Open Meetings have been held; surveys conducted, and written submissions from individuals and groups have been incorporated into the document you can read here today.

It has taken a long time to reach this point at which we are now asking all residents of the Parish what they think of the work so far. This is a Consultation Document. In due course it will go to the District Authority and the Inspector, and there will be a final Referendum.

Consultation deadline date extended to 31/12/18

Please make your thoughts known at this stage so that amendments can be considered before the final formal processes are conducted.
Please click the 2018 doc below to read and return all comments to: georgehamparishcouncil@gmail.com

About Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning, introduced through the Localism Act 2011, enables communities to play a much stronger role in developing a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shaping the area in which they live and work.

Once a Neighbourhood Plan has been approved and agreed by a community referendum, it sits alongside the Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority. Future decisions on new development proposals and planning applications are made using both the Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan.

Background

Initially, a sub-committee of six was set up, but it was agreed to involve as many people as possible from the community, especially younger representatives, in the process. This group met at intervals throughout the process. Many more joined, offering help to deliver questionnaires and most importantly, spreading information about the Plan.
To avoid confusion about the extent of Georgeham Parish – which includes the village of Croyde as well as Georgeham – it was decided to refer to the parish as The Crydda Community, named after the stream which runs through the parish.

Community Involvement

Much thought was given to promoting the project and involving as many people as possible. A website and a Facebook page were set up. In April 2016 an announcement and questionnaire were published in The Crydda parish magazine which is delivered to all residents.
Two further drop-in meetings were held in October. The first, in Croyde on 6 October, focused mainly on housing. Graham Townsend, Lead Planning Delivery Officer from North Devon Council, was guest speaker. The second, in Georgeham, was directed at local business, leisure and tourism. David Edgecombe, Projects Officer from North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, was guest speaker. More than 20 people attended each meeting but it was decided to hold a second meeting for businesses, on 26 October.

In November 2016, Croyde Area Residents Association (CARA) conducted its own survey, because it’s members felt that Croyde has issues requiring specific solutions. Responses echoed those of the parish council questionnaires. A summary of the CARA survey can be found in Appendix V and the results of a Croyde property survey, also conducted by the residents association, in Appendix VI.

On 31 January 2017, a meeting was held involving Graham Townsend and members of the original group, as well as members of CARA, to review our proposed Plan and its recommendations, prior to submission to North Devon Council for independent review to ensure that proper legal process has been followed and that the plan conforms with strategic local policy.

The read the 2017 draught doc of the Neighbourhood Plan please click to view the full 25 page document here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All enquiries and questions about the plan can be raised at our next monthly meeting or emailed in to: georgehamparishcouncil@gmail.com

Tour of Britain Stage 2 – Georgeham and Croyde

Tour of Britain Stage 2: Including Georgeham & Croyde

After a year’s absence the OVO Energy Tour of Britain returns to the South West of England on Stage Two, which also represented the race’s 10th visit to Devon in the past 12 years. Day two of this year’s race departs from the UK’s newest town – Cranbrook and finishes in Barnstaple, which last welcomed the race back in 2012

Please see below the details regarding the times the race will be passing through Georgeham & Croyde on Monday 3 Sept including advance notice of road closures and disruptions to traffic.

Approximate Timings

  • 14:42: The advance escort managing the race and rolling road closures should arrive in Georgeham & Croyde
  • 14:57-15:22: (depending on their average speed) the race should arrive in Georgeham & Croyde. This should then take a maximum of 5-10 minutes to pass through.

We recommend people watching the race should try and be at the road side between 30mins and 1hr before the race is due to pass.

The Full Stage Route

Advance warning signs

Advance warning signs on A-frames will be placed on the key approach roads to Georgeham & Croyde from 20th August (2 weeks in advance of the race). These will display – ‘Delays likely’ 13:45 to 16:00 (see attached) and should help raise awareness of the event locally.

Clearways through Georgeham & Croyde

To ensure the safe passage of the race it has been necessary to implement a clearway (no waiting or parking) as the race passes through Georgeham & Croyde. The length of clearway is indicated in the plans that can view viewed below:

The clearway will run from 09:30 until 16:00 with signage about the clearway going up at the same time as the advance warning signs, 2 weeks in advance of the event. Signs will be mounted to lamp columns or posts on highly visible yellow signs. A recovery vehicle will travel approximately 2hrs ahead of the race to remove any vehicles that are parked illegally within the clearway.

Volunteers Needed

We would very much value the support of any volunteers in advance with any door knocking to residents/businesses or sharing via social media through local groups that may exist. This should be to remind people to park elsewhere and to reschedule things like deliveries, particularly avoiding the afternoon of the race when we will be more actively policing the clearway.

On the day itself it would also be helpful if volunteers could be asked to keep an eye on the clearway and remind motorists/residents to keep the route clear. This would be of particular assistance after midday so we can be made aware of any issues.

For all people interested in volunteering please contact the Devon Tour of Britain Project Manager below:

Zsolt Schuller
tourofbritain-mailbox@devon.gov.uk
07980 015173

 

 

 

Resources

Timetables, maps, programs, race manuals and more can all be found here: https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-two/

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