Georgeham Playing Field – New Community Pavilion

On behalf of Georgeham Parish Council.

Preparatory work at Georgeham playing field is underway for the removal of the two metal storage containers and the installation of a new Community Pavilion incorporating changing facilities, showers, toilets and a hopefully a small kitchen. There will be some disruption for the next week as the playing field will be closed from Monday for a few days.

The Parish Council is indebted to Park Dean Holidays who have very kindly given us a lodge to install that we can adapt to our needs in the fullness of time.

Thank you.

Valuation of land at Croyde Play Park

Red Book Valuation in connection with land at Croyde Play Park

Georgeham Parish Council is proposing to dispose of some land at Croyde Play Park which has been the subject of a Red Book Valuation.

The Parish Council gives notice that a decision will be made at the January Parish Council Meeting on Thursday, 31 January 2019 as to whether to proceed with an Open Tender procedure.

Comments from members of the public are invited during this consultation period and should be either:

emailed to the Parish Clerk on sue@suesquire.com or posted to the address below:

Sue Squire
Parish Clerk
Georgeham Parish Council
Haxlea
2 Threeways
Bratton Fleming
Barnstaple
EX31 4TG

Comments received after 31 January 2019 will not be taken into account.

If the decision to proceed is made, the Parish Council will appoint Underwood Wright to assist with the matter.

A map showing the area in question accompanies this notice below (click to view and download):

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

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.

THE RED BOX PROJECT

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The red box project provides free period products to young people in need in schools. This is a community enabled project so we need everyone to get involved

WHAT’S THE ISSUE

It can be hard to believe that in this day and age people cannot afford period products. But this is true, and it is happening every day. Research by Plan International UK found that:

  • 137,700 girls in the UK have missed school because of period poverty
  • 1 in 10 girls have been UNABLE TO AFFORD sanitary wear
  • 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary wear
  • If you had to choose between buying sanitary wear or eating

Which would you choose? And how about this….

  • 48% of girls in the UK are embarrassed by their periods Only 1 in 5 girls feel comfortable discussing it with their teacher
  • 71% of girls admitted they have felt embarassed buying sanitary products
  • 49% of girls have missed an entire day of school because of their period
  • of which 59% have made up an excuse instead.

Whether it’s period poverty, not being able to ask at home, or just being caught short, we want to have their backs and let them keep their dignity

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Donate period products
  • Set up a donation point (at home/business/centre)
  • Donate funds to our cause
  • Volunteer as a local Red Box ambassador (set up donation points/spread awareness/deliver/help collect boxes)
  • Set up an event to raise money & awareness
  • Run a stall for us
  • Help with packing up boxes

GET IN TOUCH

Visit our Facebook Page: facebook.com/redboxprojectnorthdevon
Email us at: redboxprojectnorthdevon@gmail.com
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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/

Devon & Cornwall Police July 2018 Newsletter

Proposal to merge Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

Please take the time to read the message below and involve yourselves in the survey, this is an opportunity for members of the public to have an input into the future shape of policing in our region.

The chief constables of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have been progressing with the proposal to merge the 2 forces since the announcement was made last September.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez (Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and Martyn Underhill (Dorset) have launched a public survey to know what the public think of the plans for a merger of the 2 forces.

Full details and survey here: http://wwwfuturepolicing.co.uk/

In a joint statement Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer (Devon and Cornwall) and James Vaughan (Dorset) said “The merger is set in the context of an ever increasing local, national and international demand on policing which requires investment and new approaches. This in addition to the increasing financial challenges which the PCCs are actively seeking to address is amongst some of the arguments in favour of a merger.

We believe the proposed merger is also the right thing to do, not only for our communities but also in respect of the wider South West landscape and our workforce who are actively managing those increasing demands on a daily basis.

The survey is open until 27th August 2018

Click to view full Newsletter Here

Devon & Cornwall Police June 2018 Newsletter

HOT DOGS!!

One of the worst calls we have to attend during the good weather is to dogs in hot cars, already this year the fine weather has resulted in several calls of this nature. Please be aware that the temperatures in cars rises very quickly even when not in direct sunlight.

If you HAVE to leave your dog in the car make sure that there is water easily accessible for them to drink and plenty of ventilation ( windows down at least two inches ). If we attend a hot dog call, OUR actions are based on our perception of the level of distress the animal is in.

This can result in us deciding to break a window in order to remove the dog to safety, that’s not an easy decision to make and often leads to conflict with an irate dog/ car owner who’s opinion regarding the condition of their dog differs from ours.

Please don’t put us in that awful position, make sure your pet is safe.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL NEWSLETTER