Welcome to Parkham Parish
Welcome to Parkham, Moving south from the sea the parish includes the hamlets and villages of Northway, Horns Cross, Foxdown, Hoops, Newhaven, Goldsworthy, Parkham Ash and Broad Parkham. The parish consists of approximately 830 people and 300 dwellings.
Parish council meeting in brief
Notes from Parkham Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 9 September 2019 in the Allardice Hall.
Present: Cllrs Bridger (Chairman), Brooke, Dack, Heywood, Kerby, Lang, Slee, Stevens, Wileman.
County Cllr Inch, District Cllrs Mrs Dart and Harding. 7 members of the public.
Representations from the public.
Email and sketch plan regarding Melbury Road development.
Declarations of Interest: Cllrs Brooke and Lang have a Dispensation in respect of matters relating to the Hawkcan View development as members of the Allardice Hall Committee. Cllr Lang also had a Prejudicial Interest in a Planning Application.
Approval of Minutes of 29 July 2019. Approved and signed as a correct record.
Planning. Two Applications – Cabbacott Barton Bickland Brewer and land at Chapel Road Parkham (Cllr Lang declared a Prejudicial Interest and left the room). Agreed to reply ‘no objections’.
Planning Committee Terms of Reference were reviewed, revised and agreed.
Hawkcan View. Legal advice had been obtained and circulated to Councillors ahead of the meeting.
Cllr Brooke had received legal advice from Torridge District Council Legal and Planning Departments. This was clarified by District Councillor Mrs Dart.
Cllr Brooke reiterated the proposal made at the last meeting that the piece of land adjacent to the Allardice Hall which forms part of the 106 agreement for the Hawkan View development be leased to the village hall for a rent of £1.00 a year for 999 years. which was seconded by Cllr Lang. Vote: 7 in favour, none against, 2 abstentions.
Matters arising. Seven items were discussed, noted or actioned.
Finance. Balances had been circulated to Cllrs ahead of the meeting, as had budgetary figures to the end of August. Payments were approved.
Correspondence. Four items were discussed, noted or actioned. Cllrs agreed that the new development on land adjacent to the Allardice Hall should be called Stanley Court.
The Clerk is to prepare a template for community emergency planning.
Cllr Bridger is to follow up correspondence regarding climate emergency network.
Urgent items raised by the Chairman. Enquiries to be made about whether the Hawkcan View development is for local ownership renting or all open market.
Matters raised by Councillors/Clerk. Cllr Brooke will make arrangements for the Parkham Green sign to have the necessary treatment as it is showing signs of deterioration.
Cllr Brooke is to tailor the existing Standing Orders to Parkham.
Cllr Wileman spoke about the road closure at Hoops Inn and the Clerk is to make representations to Highways.
Cllr Bridger is arranging a defibrillator training session in late November or early December.
Items for the next meeting. Review of Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
Next meeting: Monday, 14 October in the Allardice Hall at 7.30pm.
The next meeting will be held on the 14th October at the Allardice Hall at 7.30PM.
Parishioners will be aware that work has started on the site to the south of the village hall and that foundations for some homes are complete and that one home is well advanced . The aerial photograph shows the extent of the development.
Pearce Homes will build 14 homes of which two will be available for local people to purchase at 70% of market value, future sale of the properties will be subject to the same criteria.
A further home will be sold to a housing association and will be available for rent at social rent level. A number of local people expressed an interest in these discounted homes some time ago when Pearce Homes and the Parish Council were establishing need at the planning stage.
If still interested those people may wish to register as a user on https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk
for the discounted homes or https://www.devonhomechoice.com for the rental home where these homes will be advertised when the homes are complete.
When the project is complete an area of land adjacent to the village hall will be transferred to the village along with a sum of money to be used on the development of the area for recreational and social use. This land will be known as a public open space. This land will be owned by the Parish Council but let to the Allardice Hall trustees who will manage it on behalf of the community.
During the next few months it is the intention of the trustees to call a meeting of local people to consult on the best way this land may be used. (There are of course strict rules over what can and cannot be done with a public open space)
On looking at the aerial photograph the land in question can be seen clearly, it is adjacent to the hall and is the area that is being used by the builders for their temporary buildings and storage of materials.
General Knowledge Quiz
Join us for a fun
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
“Cheese and a Challenge!”
Saturday November 23rd
Allardice Hall, Parkham
Doors open 7:30 p.m. Quiz starts 8:00 p.m.
Teams of min 4, max 6 people
£6 per person, includes bread, cheese and fruit
Tea and coffee for sale · Raffle
No alcoholic drinks available, so please bring your own, glasses provided
Proceeds to the Parkham Allardice Hall
Trouble finding a House?
If anyone is searching for a house in parkham follow this link, this should help alot.
Devon and cornwall alert
The Devon and Cornwall alert system helps the police obtain information on happenings in the local area whilst also keeping people infromed and aware. The system is designed so that people can recieve the infromation they would like, and subscribers do not recieve alerts on every incident. The main goal is to help reduce crime and also help to give the police more information regarding crime.
Defibrillator Training and Resuscitation
DEFIBRILLATOR AND RESUSCITATION TRAINING
Saturday 7th December at 10 am
In the Allardice Hall
Why not join us for a free session of resuscitation training and experience the use of one of our defibrillators? The training is provided by South West Ambulance Service Trust and is of the highest quality as well as being useful and interesting. We can even provide a cup of tea/ coffee and a biscuit at the end.