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.
Coffee Morning & Cyber Cafe
A neighbours coffee morning will be held at the Bell Inn on Wednesday, 19th February between 10:30 and Noon.
Do you have any problems or need help with you PC or phone? Then come along to the coffee morning for an interesting interactive question and answer session with 2 very local "experts" (Teach and David). Please bring your PC or phone along with you.
All villagers are welcome to come along just for a neigbourly chat and to pick up some very valuable tips along the way.
There is a small charge of £2 for coffee.
INITIAL CONSULTATION REGARDING STANLEY COURT (HAWKAN VIEW) LAND – TUESDAY 10 TH DECEMBER 2019
Members of the parish were invited to attend a meeting to discuss the future of the piece of land adjoining The Allardice Hall which will be given to the parish as part of the 106 agreement connected with the development of 14 houses at Hawkan View, in future to be known as Stanley Court. The trustees of the village hall will manage this land on behalf of the community who wished to consult with the parish on its future use.
Parish council in brief
NOTES OF PARKHAM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 6/1/20 IN THE ALLARDICE HALL.
Present. Cllrs Bridger (Chairman), Brooke, Dack, Heywood, Lang, Stevens, County Cllr Inch, District Cllr Harding, Mr D Butterworth (Webmaster).
Representations from the public. None present
Co-option of Parish Councillors to fill three vacant seats on the Parish Council. No letters requesting co-option had been received.
Since the last meeting, a letter of resignation had been received from Councillor Wileman. A letter of thanks to be sent to him.
Election of Vice Chairman up to May 2020. Deferred to the May meeting.
Approval of Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 25/11/19. Approved and signed as a correct record. The Part II Confidential Minutes recording the Clerk’s salary review were also approved.
Hawkcan View. A draft Lease had been prepared by Cllr Bridger and Councillors took the details for studying with a view to further discussion at the February meeting.
Councillor Bridger was elected to represent the Parish Council on the Sub Committee regarding the transfer of land adjacent to the Hall.
Matters Arising. Seven items were considered / discussed : European Species Licence in connection with the Penhaven Hotel, Refurbishment of the bus shelter, Devon Air Ambulance Night Landing Site, Community Emergency Planning, Parkham Green Sign. ,Parkham Welcomes 2020, Bucks Mills drainage issues.
Finance. Balances and budgetary figures had been circulated to Councillors. Payments were approved.
Councillors agreed to reinvest the Legacy monies into a Bond for a further six months.
The Bank Mandate for a change in signatories was being processed by the bank.
The 2020/21 Precept form had been returned to TDC.
Details of the next payment for the photocopier at the school, paid for by lease by the Parish Council was due to be taken on 25/1/20.
Urgent items raised by the Chairman. Cllr Stevens enquired about road repairs near Penhaven and was advised that it had not been done due to budgetary restrictions.
Next meeting: Monday, 17 February in 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.
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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