Parish Council

About Us

About Us

Full Parish Council meetings are 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 - Thursday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 9.00am -11.00am

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 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 - Thursday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 9.00am -11.00am

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


Minutes & Meeting Agendas 2016

Minutes and Meeting Agendas

Full Council Minutes 2015 - December 2015

Full Council Meeting dates, agendas and minutes 2016         

Tues 5 Jan - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 2 Feb - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 1 Mar - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 5 Apr -  Agenda/Minutes  

Tues 12 Apr - Annual Parish meeting  - Agenda    

Tues 3 May - Annual Council meeting Agenda/Minutes 

Tues 3 May - Agenda/Minutes                    

Tues 7 Jun - Agenda/Minutes                       

Tues 5 Jul - Agenda/Minutes                       

Tues 6 Sep - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 4 Oct - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 1 Nov - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 6 Dec - Agenda/Minutes

Planning meeting dates 2016

Tues 16 Feb - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 8th Mar - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 19th Apr - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 17th May - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 26th Jul - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 30th Aug - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 20th Sept - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 15th Nov - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 13th Dec - Agenda/Minutes

Finance and Policy meeting dates 2016

Tues 17th May Agenda/Minutes

Tues 30th Aug - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 11th Oct - Agenda/Minutes

Full Council Minutes 2015 - December 2015

Full Council Meeting dates, agendas and minutes 2016         

Tues 5 Jan - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 2 Feb - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 1 Mar - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 5 Apr -  Agenda/Minutes  

Tues 12 Apr - Annual Parish meeting  - Agenda    

Tues 3 May - Annual Council meeting Agenda/Minutes 

Tues 3 May - Agenda/Minutes                    

Tues 7 Jun - Agenda/Minutes                       

Tues 5 Jul - Agenda/Minutes                       

Tues 6 Sep - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 4 Oct - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 1 Nov - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 6 Dec - Agenda/Minutes

Planning meeting dates 2016

Tues 16 Feb - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 8th Mar - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 19th Apr - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 17th May - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 26th Jul - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 30th Aug - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 20th Sept - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 15th Nov - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 13th Dec - Agenda/Minutes

Finance and Policy meeting dates 2016

Tues 17th May Agenda/Minutes

Tues 30th Aug - Agenda/Minutes

Tues 11th Oct - Agenda/Minutes


Minutes & Meeting Agendas 2017

Minutes and Meeting Agendas 2017

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017 - Scroll down for other committee agendas and minutes

Jan   Agenda/Minutes

Feb   Agenda/Minutes

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes

Planning meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Jan   no meeting

Feb   no meeting

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes

Finance and Policy meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Feb   Agenda/Minutes

Full Council meeting agendas and minutes for 2017 - Scroll down for other committee agendas and minutes

Jan   Agenda/Minutes

Feb   Agenda/Minutes

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes

Planning meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Jan   no meeting

Feb   no meeting

Mar   Agenda/Minutes

Apr   Agenda/Minutes

May   Agenda/Minutes

Jun   Agenda/Minutes

Jul   Agenda/Minutes

Sep  Agenda/Minutes

Oct   Agenda/Minutes

Nov   Agenda/Minutes

Dec   Agenda/Minutes

Finance and Policy meeting agendas and minutes for 2017

Feb   Agenda/Minutes


Parish Council Grants 2017-18

Parish Council grants 2017-18

Round One for applications for a grant from Moretonhampstead Parish council 2017/18 is now open.  The deadline for applications is 31st January 2017. 

Organisations based in the town or immediate environs and which provide services which enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of the community of Moretonhampstead are invited to apply for a grant to the Parish Council.

Applications will be considered twice a year with deadlines for completed forms to be returned to the Council office by 31st January 2017 and midnight 31st July 2017 in hardcopy or by email.

Grants can be used for any purpose which the Parish Council, in its opinion, is in the interests of or will directly benefit the area or its inhabitants.

Click here to download a form or contact Julie at the council

01647 440041                                                                      

[email protected]                                    

Round One for applications for a grant from Moretonhampstead Parish council 2017/18 is now open.  The deadline for applications is 31st January 2017. 

Organisations based in the town or immediate environs and which provide services which enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of the community of Moretonhampstead are invited to apply for a grant to the Parish Council.

Applications will be considered twice a year with deadlines for completed forms to be returned to the Council office by 31st January 2017 and midnight 31st July 2017 in hardcopy or by email.

Grants can be used for any purpose which the Parish Council, in its opinion, is in the interests of or will directly benefit the area or its inhabitants.

Click here to download a form or contact Julie at the council

01647 440041                                                                      

[email protected]                                    


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


Useful links

Let’s Celebrate a new small grants programme for communities!

The Big Lottery Fund announces a new small grant funding programme across the UK which is aimed at bringing communities together to ‘Celebrate’ something that is important to them.

 

In a recent survey carried out by YouGov on our behalf last month, 6 out of 10 respondents say they have never or cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community and we want to help change this!  Communities will be able to apply for up to £10,000 to support them to organise events that bring people together – these could be a new event or activity or it may be something that already happens within a community that might benefit from some additional funding from this programme.

 

The application process is simple with an eligibility checker on our website.  If applicants can answer yes to all of these questions then they will be eligible to apply.  As ever, do recommend that groups read the guidance notes first and all details with some examples of what communities might celebrate can be found on our website here .

 

Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis and once the programme funding has been allocated it will close and it is only available for a limited time!   So please share widely with your networks with any queries directed to our Big Advice Team 0345 4 10 20 30 or general.enquiries@biglotteryfundlorg.uk

 

Let’s get the South West celebrating!

The Big Lottery Fund announces a new small grant funding programme across the UK which is aimed at bringing communities together to ‘Celebrate’ something that is important to them.

 

In a recent survey carried out by YouGov on our behalf last month, 6 out of 10 respondents say they have never or cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community and we want to help change this!  Communities will be able to apply for up to £10,000 to support them to organise events that bring people together – these could be a new event or activity or it may be something that already happens within a community that might benefit from some additional funding from this programme.

 

The application process is simple with an eligibility checker on our website.  If applicants can answer yes to all of these questions then they will be eligible to apply.  As ever, do recommend that groups read the guidance notes first and all details with some examples of what communities might celebrate can be found on our website here .

 

Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis and once the programme funding has been allocated it will close and it is only available for a limited time!   So please share widely with your networks with any queries directed to our Big Advice Team 0345 4 10 20 30 or general.enquiries@biglotteryfundlorg.uk

 

Let’s get the South West celebrating!

T  07824 320258
E  jenny.fish@biglotteryfund.org.uk


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                       

Ron Jones: 01647 440136  

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                       

Ron Jones: 01647 440136  

Rafal Musialski: 01647 440355

Bas Payne: 01647 24515                               

Penny Simpson: 01647 440708

Jane Wimberley: 01647 440100  


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