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
This Meeting was held on the 9/9/19
Present at the meeting were;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.
Cllr Pincombe and Distrtict Cllr Boughton
Key ongoing issues at the meeting were:
- The Hawcan view development: Legal advice had been obtained and circulated to
Councillors ahead of the meeting.Cllr Brooke had received legal advice from Torridge District Council Legal andPlanning Departments. This was clarified by District Councillor Mrs Dart.Cllr Brooke reiterated the proposal made at the last meeting which wasseconded by Cllr Lang. Vote: 7 in favour, none against, 2 abstentions.
Matters raised by Councillors/Clerk:
Cllr Brooke will make arrangementsfor the Parkham Green sign to have the necessary treatment as it is showingsigns 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 tomake representations to Highways.Cllr Bridger is arranging a defibrillator training session in late November orearly December.
The next meeting will be held on the 14th October at the Allardice Hall at 7.30PM.
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.
Old Phone Boxes, New Defibrillators.
Reviving Phone Boxes Produces a Shock!
Parkham Parish had 3 phone boxes which were decommissioned by BT as working appliances in July 2016. They were offered to Parkham Parish Council for the vast sum of £1 each. The Council decided that two out of the three would make useful additions to the community assets of the Parish and bought one by St James’ Church, Parkham and one opposte the “Coach and Horses” in Horns Cross. Both boxes are of the famous K6 design of 1936 and known as “Jubilees”, as this was the year of the jubilee of King George V. The Council set about restoring these old boxes to their former glory – a lengthy task undertaken by Mark Thorn of MST Property Maintenance. The villages within Parkham Parish, whilst small, are certainly individual and so Horns Cross opted to paint their phone box a shade of emerald green, whilst Parkham opted for the more traditional GPO Telephone Box red. One further important change was made. The “Telephone” glass panes at the top of the phone boxes were replaced by “Defibrillator”, for each box houses a fully accessible defibrillator for emergency use. Many villagers have been trained in its use and in emergency resuscitation techniques and they maintain a regular check on the equipment to ensure it is constantly available; in this way Parkham Parish has improved its resilience as a rural community at some distance from emergency medi. These telephone boxes have been a traditional part of the Parish for a good many years and we are very pleased to have extended their working lives in the service of the community as a facility to store our defibrillators safely. We are also anticipating additional uses for these boxes as community libraries and local information centres and in many other ways yet to be investigated.
Village Green - New Sign
Hopefully local people will have noticed the new sign on the green in front of St James Church.
The old sign which was installed in 2003 was deigned and hand carved by a local man, Len Rhodes who many will remember. Unfortunately over the years the sign rotted beyond repair and the Parish Council commissioned Geoff East to create a new sign. A beautiful piece of seasoned oak was purchased and Geoff enlisted the help of local artist Ray Rawlings who created a design for the new piece.