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

Proposed Newberry Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Scheme Report

Report on Public Consultation

A Public Consultation was carried out during November 2018 [see Nov article here] into proposals to improve pedestrian access along Newberry Road between the junction with Longland Lane and the steps to the village car park.

The improvements are in four sections and people were asked to express their support or opposition to the proposals for each section.
In addition, people were asked four questions about themselves: whether they currently walk down Newberry Road, whether they have impaired mobility, how many children they represent and which of the new footpaths they would use.

Respondents were invited to add further comments.

Click here to see the report

Proposed Newberry Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Scheme

A working group of local residents supported by the Parish Council and Georgeham School have come together to promote a scheme to improve pedestrian access along Newberry Road between Longland Lane and the steps to the village car park.

This length of road includes the very narrow single track section adjacent the village playing field where the road is bounded by high banks and there is no pedestrian footway.

The Parish Council is conducting a consultation during November and residents living along Newberry Road, Glebefield, David’s Hill and Longland Lane will receive a leaflet and questionnaire to be completed and returned to Georgeham Stores (or any Parish Councillor) by 30th November. To see the leaflet follow this link.

Anyone else in the Parish is also welcome to comment and further copies of the leaflet and questionnaire can be obtained from Georgeham Stores.

For more information please contact the Parish Council.

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/

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

Housing Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View, download and or print the poster here:

Cold Weather Notice

School closures due to cold weather

With more cold weather expected this week parents are urged to sign up to our school closure email alert.

Once registered you will receive an email if the school has been closed due to winter weather.

To sign up click here, then enter your preferred email address and then click on the drop down, ticking the schools you want information on, then submit.

The service is just one way Devon County Council is keeping the public up to date this winter.

Winter travel

Winter service is an important part of our maintenance work and almost £5 million is spent each year on roads affected by winter weather. This involves salting major roads when there is a risk of ice, clearing snow and reacting to floods and fallen trees.

The Council’s contractor, Skanska has a workforce based at strategic locations to provide an effective response to any problems that may occur.

Despite our efforts, winter weather can still make roads treacherous. With over 90% of all crashes attributed to human error the real key to driving in winter is to drive with due care for the conditions. Never assume a road has been salted.

More information can be found in Travelling in Winter.

To find the latest information and travel advice from Devon County Council click here. For updates on Twitter follow @DevonAlert.

North Devon Link Road Public Consultation

North Devon Link Road – Public Consultation Exhibitions on Proposals for Improvement between South Molton to Bideford.

Devon County Council is consulting on a scheme to improve the section of the NDLR between Borner’s Bridge Junction on the A361 north of South Molton and Heywood Road Roundabout on the A39 north of Bideford to help inform further design work and develop a preferred option.

Public Consultation exhibitions are being held at the following locations to provide information and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

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Green Lanes (Barnstaple)
Friday 16th June 2017 – 9am to 5pm
Saturday 17th June 2017 – 9am to 5pm
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Town Hall (Bideford)
Tuesday 20th June 2017 – 12pm to 8pm
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Amory Centre (South Molton)
Friday 23rd June 2017 – 12pm to 8pm
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Unmanned Exhibition
Bideford Room – Taw View, Barnstaple
Monday 24th July 2017 – Friday 28th July 2017
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Or visit our website and have your say from 9th June to 28th July 2017

www.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay
www.devon.gov.uk/ndlr

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Letter Below from Rachel Walker
Senior Engineer (Special Projects)
Engineering Design Group – Devon County Council

Good morning
I am emailing you to give you advanced notice that Devon County Council will be holding a Public Consultation on the North Devon Link Road (NDLR).

The NDLR is inadequate in performing its multiple functions of a strategic transport link, local route and focus for economic growth.
Devon County Council is consulting on a scheme to improve the section of the NDLR between Borner’s Bridge Junction on the A361 north of South Molton and Heywood Road Roundabout on the A39 north of Bideford to help inform further design work and develop a preferred option.

The potential improvements to the NDLR aim to be the catalyst to facilitate a higher level of economic development by driving forward an ambitious growth strategy for the area as set out in the Local Plan. The scheme will be a substantial improvement to the existing road and address several issues already prevalent along the route.

The Public Consultation will run from the 9th June, 2017 and last for 7 weeks until 28th July, 2017. Public Consultation exhibitions are being held at the following locations to provide information about the preliminary design option for improving this section of the NDLR and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Green Lanes (Barnstaple)
  • Town Hall (Bideford)
  • Amory Centre (South Molton)
  • Unmanned Exhibition – Bideford Room – Taw View, Barnstaple

Due to the need to meet the government’s timetable for submission of the funding bid there is a 7-week period for your consideration of the proposals and response. Consequently we are providing advance notice of this in the anticipation that you can meet this deadline. If you see this as a problem please let me know as soon as possible.
I have also attached a poster advertising the exhibitions, which I would be grateful if you could display on your public noticeboards.

Download Poster

Kind regards

Rachel

Rachel Walker
Senior Engineer (Special Projects)
Engineering Design Group – Devon County Council
Tel: 01392 382715
Fax: 01392 382342
rachel.walker@devon.gov.uk