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 Village

(This content on this page is supplied by the Hennock Parish Council, should you have any questions about it please contact the Parish Council directly using the link below.)

For further information on these and other Parish Council matters please visit:
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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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AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSULTATION EVENTS FEEDBACK
The full report by Devon Rural Housing Partnership detailing the consultation feedback can be found on the Parish Council’s website. In summary, there was 75% support for the Hennock site and 55% support for the Chudleigh Knighton site although only 7% of respondents supported a scheme of over 30 dwellings. The Council considered the report at its November meeting and it agreed that the Housing Enablers at Teignbridge District Council should move forward with the Hennock scheme. It also agreed that they should go ahead with viability testing for the Chudleigh Knighton site with a view to reducing the overall numbers to in the region of 30 based on 20 affordable dwellings and 10 open market dwellings.

HELP TO HEAT GRANT SCHEME
Teignbridge District Council is working in partnership with a number of companies to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes.  Grants are available for replacement boilers, replacement electric storage heaters and insulation. There is some information on Teignbridge District Council’s website but to find out more, or to register for a free no obligation survey, residents can email housing@teignbridge.gov.uk or call the Housing Team on 01626 215202. 

WW2 INFORMATION BOARD SITE ON CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON HEATH
The Council has installed a WW2 information board on Chudleigh Knighton Heath - the Heath was used during the war for storage and as a base for an American regiment and some elderly residents in the Parish asked the Council to mark it as a memorial before their memory disappears. This project has been supported by the WW2 US Medical Research Centre, the Airfield Research Group and Teignbridge District Council. Particular thanks go to Steven Chown, a local historian, for his extensive research. To visit the board, if you park in the Play Park car park and follow the Ant Trail to the end of Black Path, continue on the trail across the road, you will reach it in about 20 minutes - it is about 200 yards in from the road.

A38 DRUMBRIDGES WESTBOUND EXIT SLIP OVERNIGHT RESURFACING SCHEME – 27TH & 28TH NOVEMBER
Highways England will be resurfacing the road surface of the Drumbridges westbound exit slip on 27th & 28th November for 2 nights between 8pm to 6am. Night 1: westbound exit slip and small section of adjoining lane will be closed. Night 2: westbound carriageway will be closed between Chudleigh Station and Drumbridges roundabout. Traffic approaching from other directions will still be able to use Drumbridges roundabout.

HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT THE WAY THE PARISH COUNCIL SPENDS ITS 2018/19 PRECEPT
The Parish Council will be considering its budget for 2018/19 at its November Parish Council meeting – it would welcome your ideas so please speak to one of your local councillors or contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 01626 832336 by the 31st October 2017.

VACANCIES ON THE PARISH COUNCIL
There are three vacancies on the Parish Council so help make a difference in your community and become a Parish Councillor.  The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except in August) 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

REMEMBER TO VISIT THE PARISH COUNCIL’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Further information and news can be found on the Parish Council’s Facebook page: search for @hennockparishcouncil on Facebook or see www.hennockpc.org.uk

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LITTER PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
Motorists and passengers who throw rubbish from their vehicles are the focus of a new litter prevention campaign launched by Teignbridge District Council, aimed at cleaning up the district. The campaign began with the hard hitting message of ‘Litterers, we’re all watching you’ focusing around fast food outlets and in lay-bys that are popular with motorists who drive there to eat their fast food. The message will enforce that there is a £75 fine for dropping litter. The campaign has also seen the launch of a new online web form where the public are being encouraged to report litter thrown from vehicles by visiting www.teignbridge.gov.uk/litter. ‘See It, Hate It, Report It’ is aimed at empowering the public to report any offences and help Teignbridge fine offenders.

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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.