Parish Council

About Us

About Us

Full Parish Council meetings are usually held in the Community Club on the first Tuesday in the month (except August) at 7.00pm.

Planning meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday in the month at the Parish Council office. Finance & Policy and Open Spaces meetings are held as necessary.

All welcome.

Office Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Tuesday 4.00pm - 9.00pm (appointment only)

Please note that the Clerk is required to attend to Parish business outside the office so you may like to make an appointment.

Full Parish Council meetings are usually held in the Community Club on the first Tuesday in the month (except August) at 7.00pm.

Planning meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday in the month at the Parish Council office. Finance & Policy and Open Spaces meetings are held as necessary.

All welcome.

Office Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Tuesday 4.00pm - 9.00pm (appointment only)

Please note that the Clerk is required to attend to Parish business outside the office so you may like to make an appointment.

Green Hill
Fore Street
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8LL

T  01647 440041
E  moretonhampsteadpc@tiscali.co.uk


Devon Home Choice

Devon Home Choice

Devon Home Choice - new local connection criteria for "old stock"

The Parish Council has successfully negotiated with Devon Home Choice for the allocation criteria for Moretonhampstead to be changed in favour of local connection and/or employment.  This means local people will be placed higher on the priority list than before which is great news for everyone.  You MUST be on the Devon Home Choice to qualify so if you are in housing need (you do not need to be homeless to be in need) REGISTER ASAP.  The new criteria has been agreed for 1 year so don't delay!  If you need any help contact Julie Lammin 01647 440041.

Devon Home Choice - new local connection criteria for "old stock"

The Parish Council has successfully negotiated with Devon Home Choice for the allocation criteria for Moretonhampstead to be changed in favour of local connection and/or employment.  This means local people will be placed higher on the priority list than before which is great news for everyone.  You MUST be on the Devon Home Choice to qualify so if you are in housing need (you do not need to be homeless to be in need) REGISTER ASAP.  The new criteria has been agreed for 1 year so don't delay!  If you need any help contact Julie Lammin 01647 440041.


Local Plan Review

Draft survey

PLEASE HELP US WITH FEEDBACK ON THIS DRAFT QUESTIONNAIRE - click here to download a copy

At its last meeting, the Parish Council decided to go ahead with drafting a questionnaire to be circulated this summer to help the PC to have a better understanding of what people living in and visiting Moretonhampstead feel about what’s important, what we want to keep, and what we would like to change or improve.   There’s a lot we can’t do – parish councils have limited resources and powers; and it’s not easy to balance conflicting views and hopes;  however with a better understanding, we can do more to take things in a better direction and, this summer, provide a better response to DNPA’s draft local plan for 2020-2025.

A copy of the draft questionnaire is attached (click here).  It will be discussed at the next PC meeting, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 10 April in the Community Centre,  and, probably in more detail, at the Annual Parish Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 24 April in the Parish Hall.   A revised draft will then go to the PC meeting on 1 May, and, if approved, will be printed and distributed.

Your help and engagement is important.  At this point, we depend on you to help us to improve the questionnaire so that it asks the questions that are important to you, and to all of us, in a clear and unbiased way, by coming to the meetings and taking part in discussion there, or by sending in written comments and suggestions. 

The draft questionnaire is divided into five parts: an introduction; Section A, asking rather general questions about what’s important to you, how well you think we are doing, what you would like to change, and what your priorities are;  Section B, which can be used to ask more detailed questions about particular issues; Section C, which asks for information about you, partly so that we can show DNPA whether the replies are representative of the community, and get in touch with you if you want us to; and a final section about returning the forms to us.  We would welcome comments about any of the sections – especially are we providing enough information and asking the right questions, in a way that is clear?; and are there other questions that we should ask?  We would particularly welcome suggestions about particular issues in Section B.

As the revised draft is going to the PC for 1 May, we need any written comments by close on Thursday 26 April at the latest – sooner would be helpful; either delivered or posted to the Parish Office (Green Hill, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8LL), or e-mailed to moretonhampsteadpc@tiscali.co.uk.

Once the questionnaire has been distributed, we will need as many of you as possible to fill it in and return it by 15 July – details are given at the end of the draft questionnaire.  But please don’t fill it in yet!   Please be assured that replies will be confidential.  If we are asked to show people the replies, which we may be required to do, names, addresses or other information that might identify individuals will be blacked out. 

PLEASE HELP US WITH FEEDBACK ON THIS DRAFT QUESTIONNAIRE - click here to download a copy

At its last meeting, the Parish Council decided to go ahead with drafting a questionnaire to be circulated this summer to help the PC to have a better understanding of what people living in and visiting Moretonhampstead feel about what’s important, what we want to keep, and what we would like to change or improve.   There’s a lot we can’t do – parish councils have limited resources and powers; and it’s not easy to balance conflicting views and hopes;  however with a better understanding, we can do more to take things in a better direction and, this summer, provide a better response to DNPA’s draft local plan for 2020-2025.

A copy of the draft questionnaire is attached (click here).  It will be discussed at the next PC meeting, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 10 April in the Community Centre,  and, probably in more detail, at the Annual Parish Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 24 April in the Parish Hall.   A revised draft will then go to the PC meeting on 1 May, and, if approved, will be printed and distributed.

Your help and engagement is important.  At this point, we depend on you to help us to improve the questionnaire so that it asks the questions that are important to you, and to all of us, in a clear and unbiased way, by coming to the meetings and taking part in discussion there, or by sending in written comments and suggestions. 

The draft questionnaire is divided into five parts: an introduction; Section A, asking rather general questions about what’s important to you, how well you think we are doing, what you would like to change, and what your priorities are;  Section B, which can be used to ask more detailed questions about particular issues; Section C, which asks for information about you, partly so that we can show DNPA whether the replies are representative of the community, and get in touch with you if you want us to; and a final section about returning the forms to us.  We would welcome comments about any of the sections – especially are we providing enough information and asking the right questions, in a way that is clear?; and are there other questions that we should ask?  We would particularly welcome suggestions about particular issues in Section B.

As the revised draft is going to the PC for 1 May, we need any written comments by close on Thursday 26 April at the latest – sooner would be helpful; either delivered or posted to the Parish Office (Green Hill, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8LL), or e-mailed to moretonhampsteadpc@tiscali.co.uk.

Once the questionnaire has been distributed, we will need as many of you as possible to fill it in and return it by 15 July – details are given at the end of the draft questionnaire.  But please don’t fill it in yet!   Please be assured that replies will be confidential.  If we are asked to show people the replies, which we may be required to do, names, addresses or other information that might identify individuals will be blacked out. 


Open Spaces

Parish Council 2017 - Finance & Policy Committee

Parish Council 2017 - Full Council Minutes & Meeting Agendas

Minutes and Meeting Agendas 2017

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Jan   Agenda/Minutes

Feb   Agenda/Minutes

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Annual Council meeting Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Jan   Agenda/Minutes

Feb   Agenda/Minutes

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Annual Council meeting Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes


Parish Council 2017 - Planning Committee

Parish Council 2018 - Finance & Policy Committee

Parish Council 2018 - Full Council Minutes & Meeting Agendas

Minutes and Meeting Agendas 2018

Jan     Agenda/Minutes

Feb    Agenda/Minutes

Mar    Agenda/Minutes

April   Agenda/Minutes

Annual Parish Meeting  Agenda

May   Annual Council Meeting

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jan     Agenda/Minutes

Feb    Agenda/Minutes

Mar    Agenda/Minutes

April   Agenda/Minutes

Annual Parish Meeting  Agenda

May   Annual Council Meeting

May   Agenda/Minutes


Parish Council 2018 - Planning Committee

Planning Commitee meeting agendas/minutes

17 April 2018  Agenda/Minutes

17 April 2018  Agenda/Minutes


The future of the Bowring Library

The Future of the Bowring Library

Many thanks to all of you who filled in consultation forms – over 230 of them, which is a great response.  They show very clearly that you value the library and the building, and – by a majority of about 8 to 1 – want the library to stay in the Bowring Building.  The report was discussed at the last meeting of the Parish Council, which decided to see if this can be done by asking DCC to transfer the building to a charitable trust set up for the purpose.  Members of the Bowring family have already pledged over £50,000 to put the building back into good repair, and another £10,000 has already been pledged by other Moretonians.

The Parish Council’s working group are starting to

set up a trust to own and manage the building for the parish

negotiate with  DCC to transfer the building to the trust

work with the Friends of the Library to open the library for more hours each week.

Please contact Bas Payne, the chair of the working group (bas.payne@gmail.com, or 24515) if you would like to help in any way – especially by a donation to the Bowring Library Building fund, by volunteering to help keep the library open, or by volunteering to be a trustee.  

 

Parish Council Motion carried - 2.2.16

In view of the clear indication from the consultation that Moretonians want the library to stay in the Bowring Library if possible, the working group are asked  to negotiate with DCC as quickly as possible to find out whether and on what terms DCC would transfer the building to a charitable trust set up for that purpose, to apply, on behalf of the PC, for outline PP to change the use of  the upper floors of the Bowring Building to use as flats,and to make recommendations about possible trustees.

 

Links to earlier reports and documents. 

1. First report of Bowring Library Working Group to Moretonhampstead Parish Council, 1 September 2015.

1.1.Conveyance.pdf: The 1902 conveyance which gave the library building to the town

1.2.Agreement.pdf: The 1962 agreement that transferred the responsibility for the library service and the building from the town to DCC

1.3.DCC_Spending.pdf: Details of DCC spending on the library in 2013 and 2014

1.4.StructuralReport.pdf: 2015 report prepared for MDT on the condition of the Bowring Library building

1.5.UsageOptions.pdf: 2015 report prepared for MDT on options for use of the library building

1.6.Quotation.pdf: 2015 Quotation for external repairs to the library building

1.7.Estimates.pdf: 2015 Estimates of annual running costs of the building once in good external repair

1.8.DNPA_Response.pdf: 2015 Response from DNPA about listed building consent for repairs to the building and  planning permission for residential use of the upper floors

1.9.MeetingNotes.pdf: Notes from a meeting on 19 August 2015 between the Working Group and DCC staff from the Properties and Libraries departments

1.10.MAY_Comments.pdf: Comments from Moretonhampstead Action for Youth, May 2015  

2. Second report of Bowring Library Working Group to Moretonhampstead Parish Council, 29 October 2015.

2.1.MDT_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 proposal from MDT outlining possible agreement with DCC to move the library to Green Hill

2.2.Plan_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 plan proposal from MDT

2.3.Plan_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 plan proposal from MDT

2.4.LegalAdvise.pdf: Summary of informal legal advice on whether the town has any rights if DCC sell the library building

3. Revised November 2015 proposal from MDT, with plans

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/MDT_proposal_Nov15.pdf

4. Comments received in late November 2015 from Friends of Moretonhampstead Library and Moretonhampstead Action for Youth

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/4.1.MAY_Nov_2015.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/4.2.FOML_Nov.pdf

5.  December article in News in Moreton outlining the present situation and the reasons for consultation

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/5.NIM.pdf

6.  Consultation questionnaire

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/6.Library_Questionnaire.pdf

7. Planning Options

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_1_Oct_2015_A4.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_2_Oct_2015_A4.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_Nov_2015_1a_rev.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_Nov_2015_2a_rev.pdf

Many thanks to all of you who filled in consultation forms – over 230 of them, which is a great response.  They show very clearly that you value the library and the building, and – by a majority of about 8 to 1 – want the library to stay in the Bowring Building.  The report was discussed at the last meeting of the Parish Council, which decided to see if this can be done by asking DCC to transfer the building to a charitable trust set up for the purpose.  Members of the Bowring family have already pledged over £50,000 to put the building back into good repair, and another £10,000 has already been pledged by other Moretonians.

The Parish Council’s working group are starting to

set up a trust to own and manage the building for the parish

negotiate with  DCC to transfer the building to the trust

work with the Friends of the Library to open the library for more hours each week.

Please contact Bas Payne, the chair of the working group (bas.payne@gmail.com, or 24515) if you would like to help in any way – especially by a donation to the Bowring Library Building fund, by volunteering to help keep the library open, or by volunteering to be a trustee.  

 

Parish Council Motion carried - 2.2.16

In view of the clear indication from the consultation that Moretonians want the library to stay in the Bowring Library if possible, the working group are asked  to negotiate with DCC as quickly as possible to find out whether and on what terms DCC would transfer the building to a charitable trust set up for that purpose, to apply, on behalf of the PC, for outline PP to change the use of  the upper floors of the Bowring Building to use as flats,and to make recommendations about possible trustees.

 

Links to earlier reports and documents. 

1. First report of Bowring Library Working Group to Moretonhampstead Parish Council, 1 September 2015.

1.1.Conveyance.pdf: The 1902 conveyance which gave the library building to the town

1.2.Agreement.pdf: The 1962 agreement that transferred the responsibility for the library service and the building from the town to DCC

1.3.DCC_Spending.pdf: Details of DCC spending on the library in 2013 and 2014

1.4.StructuralReport.pdf: 2015 report prepared for MDT on the condition of the Bowring Library building

1.5.UsageOptions.pdf: 2015 report prepared for MDT on options for use of the library building

1.6.Quotation.pdf: 2015 Quotation for external repairs to the library building

1.7.Estimates.pdf: 2015 Estimates of annual running costs of the building once in good external repair

1.8.DNPA_Response.pdf: 2015 Response from DNPA about listed building consent for repairs to the building and  planning permission for residential use of the upper floors

1.9.MeetingNotes.pdf: Notes from a meeting on 19 August 2015 between the Working Group and DCC staff from the Properties and Libraries departments

1.10.MAY_Comments.pdf: Comments from Moretonhampstead Action for Youth, May 2015  

2. Second report of Bowring Library Working Group to Moretonhampstead Parish Council, 29 October 2015.

2.1.MDT_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 proposal from MDT outlining possible agreement with DCC to move the library to Green Hill

2.2.Plan_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 plan proposal from MDT

2.3.Plan_Proposal.pdf: October 2015 plan proposal from MDT

2.4.LegalAdvise.pdf: Summary of informal legal advice on whether the town has any rights if DCC sell the library building

3. Revised November 2015 proposal from MDT, with plans

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/MDT_proposal_Nov15.pdf

4. Comments received in late November 2015 from Friends of Moretonhampstead Library and Moretonhampstead Action for Youth

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/4.1.MAY_Nov_2015.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/4.2.FOML_Nov.pdf

5.  December article in News in Moreton outlining the present situation and the reasons for consultation

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/5.NIM.pdf

6.  Consultation questionnaire

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/6.Library_Questionnaire.pdf

7. Planning Options

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_1_Oct_2015_A4.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_2_Oct_2015_A4.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_Nov_2015_1a_rev.pdf

http://visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk/uploads/assets/Option_Nov_2015_2a_rev.pdf


Your Elected Councillors

Contacts

Serving Councillors

Jane Willis (Chair): 01647 440456            

Paul Dodd (Vice Chair): 01647 440624  

Hugh Arnold: 01647 440037

Bob Austin: 01647 440093                          

Malcolm Chudley: 01647 440278   

Vivienne Hodges: 01647 440481               

Mike Jeffery: 01647 440755                       

Nicky Cardew

Rafal Musialski: 01647 440355

Bas Payne: 01647 24515                               

Penny Simpson: 01647 440708

Jane Wimberley: 01647 440100  

Serving Councillors

Jane Willis (Chair): 01647 440456            

Paul Dodd (Vice Chair): 01647 440624  

Hugh Arnold: 01647 440037

Bob Austin: 01647 440093                          

Malcolm Chudley: 01647 440278   

Vivienne Hodges: 01647 440481               

Mike Jeffery: 01647 440755                       

Nicky Cardew

Rafal Musialski: 01647 440355

Bas Payne: 01647 24515                               

Penny Simpson: 01647 440708

Jane Wimberley: 01647 440100  


Moretonhampstead at-a-glance

accommodation

Read More

accommodation

Food & Drink

Read More

Food & Drink

Open Studios

Read More

Open Studios

swimming pool

Read More

swimming pool

sports centre

Read More

sports centre

Tourist Information Centre

Read More

Tourist Information Centre

music day

Read More

music day

flag festival

Read More

flag festival

@VISIT_MORETON

SWIPE