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Upcoming Events

16 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Mon 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
16 Dec
16 Dec
Christmas Bingo
Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Dec
Toddlers
Wed 9:30 am - 11:00 am
18 Dec
Nativity Live in the Barn
Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
19 Dec
Badminton Club Session
Thu 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
23 Dec
Bowls Club Session
Mon 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
24 Dec
Midnight Mass in Church
Tue 11:30 pm - Wed 12:00 am
25 Dec
Toddlers
Wed 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Reporting Potholes


To report faulty street lights, please follow this link to Devon CC

Street Light Reporting

Welcome to Parkham Parish

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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.

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Notice Board

For more notices about events see the notice board page. Click Here.

Looking for a House by name?

If anyone is searching for a house in Parkham follow this link, this should help a lot, just continue with the page and zoom into the map to search for the house. Click here

Parish council in brief

There was a meeting on Monday, 25 November in the Allardice
Hall. 

Cllr Bridger was elected as Chairman.
 
Planning.
Proposed storage building at 2 Woodlands, Putford. Recommended for
approval.
Removal of Condition 4, South Yeo, Yeo Vale. Recommended for approval.
Development of 12 residential houses – land adjacent Jacobs Field.
Rebecca Fearnley had given a presentation on this earlier in the meeting.
The observations were:
The two affordable properties are welcome but the question is asked as to
why the number of affordable houses has dropped from the previous
Application; lighting on Melbury Road considered essential for safety;
pavement a concern not joining the existing pavement at the junction of
Melbury Road and Barton Road; any S106 funding welcome.
 
Planning Correspondence.
Torridge District Council Approval Notices received for barns at Broad
Parkham, Certificate of existing lawful use of land as a private garden at 11
Pound Meadow.
 
Hawkan View.
This item was deferred to the next meeting pending Cllr Bridger making more enquiries about the contents of the Lease to be given to
Torridge District Council for a template Lease to be prepared, free of charge.
The election of two Parish Councillors to sit on the Allardice Hall Sub
Committee for the project was deferred to the next meeting.
Those who have expressed an interest in the properties have been advised
of the up to date details.

Finance.
Balances were tabled and budgetary figures circulated.
Councillors agreed to support a request from Parkham Badminton Club and
will pay £500 towards the hire of the Allardice Hall for meetings.
Payments were approved.
The 2019 Audit had been satisfactorily completed with no issues raised.
Councillors agreed the 2020/21 budget and Precept, the latter being
increased from £12,000 to £13,000.
 
Correspondence.
Four items were discussed including a site meeting in
respect of the Bucks Mills sewage details.

Due to the Chairman and Clerk having other separate meetings on 13
January, the next meeting will be on Monday 6 January at 7.30pm in the
Allardice Hall.
 
For more information :Click here

Hawkan View

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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 Click here for the discounted homes and for the rental home, these homes will be advertised here when they are complete Click here.

 

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.

 

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