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

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CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON POST OFFICE
at Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall
Is open:
Tuesdays 3 - 5pm
Thursdays 8.30 - 10.30am

HENNOCK & TEIGN VILLAGE RURAL SKIP SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 9.30AM – 3.30PM
The rural skip service will be roadside along Hazel Crest Terrace, Hennock, on Saturday 9th November from 9.30am – 3.30pm – please note the earlier times because of the time of year. This service is for bulky household waste only.  For more information please contact Teignbridge District Council’s Recycling Team on 01626 215838 or visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ruralskip or contact Helen Reynolds (Clerk) at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 07841 215606.

CHANGE OF DATE: CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON PLAY PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Due to wet weather and the contractor’s prior commitments, the date for the work at Chudleigh Knighton Play Park has been pushed back to 28th October.  The tiled areas under the play equipment at the Play Park will be covered in wet pour and during this week the Play Park will be closed to enable the contractor to have full access to all areas of the Park. Please accept the Council's apologies for any inconvenience caused - the Play Park is a key provision in the Parish and very much valued by children and young people - the work being carried out will help ensure the longevity of this valuable asset.

HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT THE WAY THE PARISH COUNCIL SPENDS ITS 2020/21 PRECEPT
The Parish Council will be considering its budget for 2020/21 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 call 07841 215606.

PARISH COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW COUNCILLOR, KATE WILLETT
Cllr Kate Willett was co-opted to the Parish Council at its October meeting filling the last vacancy. Kate is a climate scientist at the Met Office and has lived in Chudleigh Knighton for almost 3 years.  She is a member of the Parish Council’s Climate Emergency Working Group.  Kate is a keen cyclist and keen to promote safety on the roads and the use of public transport. She is keen to get involved in the community and was welcomed as a new member of the Parish Council.

ALLOTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE TO RENT AT HENNOCK
There are allotment plots available to rent at Hennock – if you would like the opportunity of fresh air, home grown produce and a healthy lifestyle, please contact the Clerk for more information at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or telephone 07841 215606.

COME TO THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER IN HENNOCK VILLAGE HALL STARTING AT 7.30PM & 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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BOREHOLES/EXPLORATION ON CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON HEATH
Sibelco will be completing the work it started last year – it has one borehole to finish and two more to do on the heath within Bovey Tracey Town Council's parish. The work will start on Monday 2nd September and will finish by 30th November.  The boreholes are for exploration purposes to establish the depth of clay and its quality - whilst there will always be an option to quarry, this is not envisaged in the next 10/15 years. Bridleways and footpaths will not be closed and there will be little disturbance to the heath.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY LAND IN HENNOCK WHERE CHILDREN CAN KICK A BALL AROUND?
There is a feeling that the children are very cramped in the Play Park with no opportunity to burn off excess energy through running or playing football, etc. and so the Parish Council is exploring with the School options to address this. If you have some suitable land, please contact Helen Reynolds (Clerk) at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or telephone 07841 215606.  

CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON HEATH – A MESSAGE FROM DEVON WILDLIFE TRUST
Chudleigh Knighton Heath nature reserve is a haven for local wildlife. It’s beautiful heathland is a home for ground nesting birds including nightjars along with other rare animals and plants. We welcome visitors, but for this special wildlife to continue to flourish we need your support and ask that:

  • Dogs be kept on a lead at all times
  • Owners clean up after their dogs and take their waste home
  • Visitors take their litter home
  • There is no camping and no fires/BBQs

Thank you.

PLEASE REPORT CRIMES TO THE POLICE
It is important that you report all crimes, however minor, to the police. If it’s an emergency please ‘phone 999. If not, the contact number is 101. You can also give information anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 855111.