Parish Council

About Us and Accounts 2017-18

About Us and Accounts 2017-18

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  tel.  01647 440041  email: moretonhampsteadpc@tiscali.co.uk 

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.

Accounts 2017-18

Statement of accounts were agreed by the Parish Council at its meeting held on 5th June and have been forawarded to the external auditors, PKF Littlejohn LLP who can be contacted as follows:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

Exercise of Public Rights

The period has been set from 11th June - 20th July 2018.  Click here for a copy of the notice.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Part 3

For 2017/18 the Council was selected for an intermediate review.

Click here for a copy of the annual return documentation.

Click here for a copy of the Notice of conclusion of audit

Click here for AGAR sections 1 and 2

Click here for AGAR section 3

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  tel.  01647 440041  email: moretonhampsteadpc@tiscali.co.uk 

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.

Accounts 2017-18

Statement of accounts were agreed by the Parish Council at its meeting held on 5th June and have been forawarded to the external auditors, PKF Littlejohn LLP who can be contacted as follows:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

Exercise of Public Rights

The period has been set from 11th June - 20th July 2018.  Click here for a copy of the notice.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Part 3

For 2017/18 the Council was selected for an intermediate review.

Click here for a copy of the annual return documentation.

Click here for a copy of the Notice of conclusion of audit

Click here for AGAR sections 1 and 2

Click here for AGAR section 3

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

Town Questionnaire

RESULTS OF TOWN QUESTIONNAIRE

Many thanks to all for a splendid response - nearly 450 replies, and a large number of helpful comments.   For the full report click here;  to see all the comments, click here.

In relation to development, which received many comments, three main areas of broad consensus emerged:

General concern to protect Moreton – the town, its surroundings, and its community, which most people value and feel are at risk from too rapid development, and need careful protection.

Concern about the town’s infrastructure – in particular car parking and traffic – which most people feel needs to be improved before/if further development is contemplated.

Concern that any future development should deliver clear benefits to the town – especially affordable and social housing, and employment opportunities, rather than (just) profit to landowners and developers.

We see this report very much as a starting point for discussions about many of the issues raised, within the community and with relevant outside bodies, especially Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), Devon County Council (DCC) and Teignbridge District Council (TDC).; and it will of course feed into our discussion of and comments on the DNPA's current draft Local Plan, which can be seen at http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/living-and-working/business/planning-policy/local-plan-review

To view the preliminary report click here

For a copy of the questionnaire click here

For a copy of Moretonhampstead Settlement Profile October 2017 - click here

RESULTS OF TOWN QUESTIONNAIRE

Many thanks to all for a splendid response - nearly 450 replies, and a large number of helpful comments.   For the full report click here;  to see all the comments, click here.

In relation to development, which received many comments, three main areas of broad consensus emerged:

General concern to protect Moreton – the town, its surroundings, and its community, which most people value and feel are at risk from too rapid development, and need careful protection.

Concern about the town’s infrastructure – in particular car parking and traffic – which most people feel needs to be improved before/if further development is contemplated.

Concern that any future development should deliver clear benefits to the town – especially affordable and social housing, and employment opportunities, rather than (just) profit to landowners and developers.

We see this report very much as a starting point for discussions about many of the issues raised, within the community and with relevant outside bodies, especially Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), Devon County Council (DCC) and Teignbridge District Council (TDC).; and it will of course feed into our discussion of and comments on the DNPA's current draft Local Plan, which can be seen at http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/living-and-working/business/planning-policy/local-plan-review

To view the preliminary report click here

For a copy of the questionnaire click here

For a copy of Moretonhampstead Settlement Profile October 2017 - click here


Parish Council 2017 - Full Council Minutes & Meeting Agendas

Minutes and Meeting Agendas 2017

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

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Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

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Parish Council 2018 - Finance & Policy Committee

Finance and Policy 2018 - agendas and minutes

16th Jan  Agenda/minutes

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Parish Council 2018 - Full Council Minutes & Meeting Agendas

Minutes and Meeting Agendas 2018

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Parish Council 2018 - Open Spaces

Open Spaces 2018 - Agendas and minutes

18th Sept Agenda/minutes

18th Sept Agenda/minutes


Parish Council 2018 - Planning Committee

Planning Commitee meeting agendas/minutes

17 April 2018  Agenda/Minutes

29 May 2018  Agenda/Minutes

19th June 2018  Agenda/Minutes

31st July 2018 Agenda/Minutes

20th Aug 2018 Agenda/Minutes

16th Oct 2018 Agenda/Minutes

17 April 2018  Agenda/Minutes

29 May 2018  Agenda/Minutes

19th June 2018  Agenda/Minutes

31st July 2018 Agenda/Minutes

20th Aug 2018 Agenda/Minutes

16th Oct 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  


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