Annual Parish Assembly 2019

AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 9 APRIL 2019 AT 7P.M. IN GEORGEHAM VILLAGE HALL.

  1. Apologies.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the last Annual Parish Assembly held on 17/4/18.
  3. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting.
  4. Items raised by the public.
  5. Presentation of Reports:
  • Police
  • County Councillor Mrs C Chugg
  • District Councillor Mrs P Barker
  • District Councillor M Wilkinson
  • Councillor J Symonds – Georgeham Parish Council
  • Georgeham Church of England Primary School Governing Body
  • Georgeham Church of England Primary School incorporating Stepping Stones Playgroup
  • Councillor M Harrison – Footpath Warden
  • Councillor R Tucker – Georgeham Relief in Need
  • Councillors Mrs V Meek – Neighbourhood Plan
  • Councillor Mrs T Luxton – Affordable Housing
  • Mrs S Hood – Community Lunches
  • Rose Roberts, Ruda Ranger
  • Mr P Watkins – Croyde Village Hall
  • Mr R Windsor – Croyde Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Miss I Jones – Georgeham Village Hall
  • Mrs J Doweswell – Georgeham Women’s Institute
  • Rev M Newbon – St George’s & St Mary’s Churches
  • Rev D Matthews – Croyde Baptist Church
  • Mrs A Bennett or Chairman – Croyde Area Residents Association
  • Mrs D Austen – Croyde Volleyball Club
  • Mr J Fairhurst – National Trust
  • Financial Report presented by the Clerk

Sue Squire, Parish Clerk
April 2019
sue@suesquire.com
01598 710526

Resources

2019 APA Agenda

Parish Housing Needs Survey – Coming soon.

Are there people in Georgeham Parish unable to rent or buy a home?
Have people had to move away from the parish to find an affordable home?

The Parish Council needs to update the information on housing need in Georgeham Parish as well as canvassing the opinions of local residents.

The best way to identify the exact requirements is to carry out a Parish Housing Needs Survey.

In Georgeham Parish we will soon be posting a survey form to every home in the parish.

It is really important that as many households as possible complete and return the form so that the Parish Council can be given as comprehensive picture as possible of housing need. The figures obtained will help them to plan for the future and ensure that the correct number and size of homes are built in the parish for local people.

The survey is being administered by the Rural Housing Enabler at Devon Communities Together, which is an independent organisation. They will process the information and all personal details will remain confidential. No individual will be able to be identified from the survey report.

If you know someone who has moved from Georgeham Parish because they cannot afford accommodation then they can also complete the form. Extra forms can be obtained from Janice Alexander at Devon Communities Together on 01392 248919 Ext 7122 or email janice@devoncommunities.org.uk Anyone needing any help with the form should also contact Janice for assistance.

If you believe you are in need of affordable housing, you should register with Devon Home Choice at www.devonhomechoice.com

Drop-in Event

Georgeham Parish Council would like to invite local people who need affordable housing to come and discuss their requirements with the local Rural Housing Enabler. A representative from Devon Home Choice will also be present to explain the registration process for affordable housing.

Date 16th April 2019
Croyde Village Hall: Time 10:00am – 2.00pm
Georgeham Village Hall: Time 2:30pm —7:00pm

Drop-in event poster.pdf – Download

Resources

HousingSurveyPoster.pdf – Download

North Devon Homes purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde

North Devon Homes are purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde which are available to rent and buy under shared ownership for residents of the Georgeham Parish, as follows:

1 x 3 bedroom shared ownership house

Shared ownership allows for you to buy a percentage share of a property, and rent for the percentage not owned is paid to the housing provider. The initial share being sold is 40%. The owner can buy further shares in the future a maximum 80%.

Property Value: £300,000  –  Min 40% share: £125,000

In order to acknowledge your interest in this property please register with Help to Buy South West – https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk

4 x 2 bedroom rented houses

These properties will be rented at social rent levels, which will be confirmed nearer to completion In order to be able to bid for these properties, please register with Devon Home Choice- https://www.devonhomechoice.com

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All properties are subject to a local occupancy restriction to the Georgeham Parish, where by the applicant must be able to evidence one or more of the following criteria:

  • Minimum continuous residence of 5 years in the Parish
  • Continuous employment for 5 years in the Parish
  • Current employment in the Parish in an agricultural related activity, the emergency services, as a professional healthcare or social worker or as a qualified primary or secondary school teacher.

The properties are anticipated for completion in May 2018.

For more information or to register your interest in these properties please contact Lisa Chapple 01271 312 528

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View, download and or print the poster here: