Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

300° view of Hennock from
the top of the Church Tower

© 2014 D Baker

Parish Council notices relevant to Hennock and Teign Villages

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CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON POST OFFICE
The Parish Council has been made aware that not all residents in the Parish are aware that the Post Office operates from Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall on Wednesdays from 9am – 1pm and on Fridays from 1pm – 5pm.  Unfortunately there is not enough customer activity to warrant any additional hours.  Please support the Chudleigh Knighton facility to ensure the current level of service continues to be provided.

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IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
The current 16/17 garden waste collection service subscription period ends on 31 August 2017.
If you would like Teignbridge District Council to collect your garden waste after this date you will need to renew your subscription before 25 August 2017. Please allow 3 days for your subscription to be processed.
It’s easy to sign up online at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/gardenwaste or you can pay using the 24 hour payment line 03300 882 834.

BELLAMARSH FOOTBRIDGE TO BE REPLACED
Bellamarsh footbridge has been assessed as needing replacement with works scheduled to commence on the 31st July 2017 for a projected duration of two weeks.  During this time it will not be possible to cross the Teign and thus both paths affected will terminate at the footbridge: Footpath No.19, Hennock from Bellamarsh Lane to River Teign and footpath No.6, Kingsteignton from Bellamarsh Barton to River Teign.

CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON RURAL SKIP SERVICE – SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
The Chudleigh Knighton Rural Skip Service will take place at the Play Park Car Park on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 4pm – this service is for bulky household waste only.

ROADWORKS ON B3193 TEIGN VALLEY ROAD
Devon County Council [DCC] will be undertaking essential highway stabilisation works to the section of highway 500 metres south of Teign Valley Golf Club.  Works are scheduled to begin on Monday the 4th September 2017.  It will be necessary to install temporary traffic lights for the duration of the works and some tasks will occasionally require a road closure. DCC apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

BT NO LONGER OWNS THE KIOSK IN TEIGN VILLAGE OR THE KIOSK OPPOSITE THE CLAY CUTTERS ARMS IN CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON
The telephone equipment has been removed from the kiosk in Teign Village and the kiosk opposite the Claycutters Arms in Chudleigh Knighton.  The phone boxes are now the responsibility of the Parish Council.

VILLAGE GATEWAYS TO HELP TRAFFIC CALMING
Village gateways and signs have been installed at the three entrances to Chudleigh Knighton to help with traffic calming. These are being funded from Section 106 monies and a grant.

TEIGNBRIDGE COMPOSTING ROADSHOWS
Devon County Council and Teignbridge District Council are working in partnership to deliver two Home Composting Roadshows in Newton Abbot town centre. One on the 8th September 9am-3.30pm and the other on the 22nd September 9am-3.30pm by the clock tower. Teignbridge residents will have the chance to buy a low cost compost bin and enter a competition to win a hamper full of goodies. For further information please visit recycledevon.org

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AFTER THE SUMMER RECESS
There are two vacancies on the Parish Council so help make a difference in your community and become a Parish Councillor.  The Council has been in Summer Recess during August but meets again on Tuesday the 12th September and will then meet on the second Tuesday of every month thereafter at 7.30pm in either Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall or Hennock Village Hall. If you’d like to apply, speak to one of your local councillors or contact Helen Reynolds (Clerk) at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 01626 832336

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE PLAY PARKS WORKING GROUP?
In response to the Council’s decision not to raise the precept further to undertake various capital expenditure projects at its Play Parks, a Play Parks Working Group has been formed. The purpose of this group is to explore fundraising avenues, including grant applications, for the three Play Parks in the Parish. If you would like to join the Group or would like some further information please contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or on 01626 832336.

THE NATIONAL GRID IS REFURBISHING THE POWER LINES FROM LANDULPH TO EXETER
The National Grid will be refurbishing the power lines from Landulph to Exeter – the work will commence in April and will continue until the end of the year.  Your electricity supply will not be affected but there will be road closures in the Parish – advance notice will be given and there will be a website dedicated to the “Exeter” works.

RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY THE COUNTRYSIDE
Devon Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about the impact of dogs on Chudleigh Knighton Heath – dog faeces provide long term enrichment and damage to the soil and dogs can cause a disturbance to nesting birds – nightjars were lost on the heath last year because of disturbance from dogs not on leads. Please keep your dogs under effective control and pick up after them. Respect other people – remember your actions can affect other people’s lives and livelihoods and protect the environment – make sure you don’t harm animals, birds, plants or trees – so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOW THE COMMUNITY SEES ITSELF DEVELOPING OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS?
The Parish Council plans to update its Parish Plan and is seeking volunteers to join a Working Group to take this forward.  The Plan will aim to reflect the views of all sections of the community, identify which features and local characteristics people value, identify local problems and opportunities and spell out how residents want the community to develop in the future. If you would like to be involved in preparing a plan of action to achieve this vision, please contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or on 01626 832336.

WOULD YOU LIKE FRESH AIR, HOME GROWN PRODUCE & A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
The Parish Council has allotments to let at Hennock – these allotments have been given some further attention by a Working Group and are ready for planting so please get in touch now to secure a plot. Did you know that just 30 minutes of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same as doing low impact aerobics? If you would like some more information please contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or on 01626 832336.