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
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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OPERATION AWESOME VILLAGE DROP IN EVENTS BETWEEN 7.30PM – 9PM ON 17TH & 18TH APRIL:
Parish Plan launch events are being held in Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall on Tuesday 17th April and in Hennock Village Hall on Wednesday 18th April – These will be "drop in" events from 7.30pm - 9pm and mark the launch of the Parish Plan update.  What would make your village awesome?  Come and have your say whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit!

COME ALONG TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ON TUES 10TH APRIL IN CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON VILLAGE HALL STARTING AT 7.30PM
“Public Participation” at the beginning of each meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the Council about matters which concern them or you may wish to just come along and hear what the Council is doing in the local community. For dates of future meetings please see the (Pasih Council ed.) website http://www.hennock.org.uk/hennock_parish_council.html – click on the top bar “Agenda & Minutes” for “Programme of meetings”.

PARISH COUNCIL SUPPORTS PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING LED DEVELOPMENT TO THE REAR OF APPLE TREE CLOSE, CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON
The Parish Council has been working closely with the Housing Enabling Officers at Teignbridge District Council over many months. It considered the options in relation to the proposed development at Chudleigh Knighton at its April meeting and unanimously supported a development of 20 affordable dwellings, 20 open market dwellings & 5 open market self-build developments i.e. a total of 45 dwellings on the following basis: there will be 12 rented affordable dwellings & 8 shared ownership dwellings, the developer will pay £50,000 for and coordinate highway improvement works and an affordable housing mix which takes in to consideration the results of the Housing Needs survey. Once the developer has received pre-application advice from Teignbridge District Council, the Parish Council will have an opportunity to comment before a planning application is submitted.

HENNOCK AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME UPDATE
Mary Ridgway, Housing Enabling Officer at Teignbridge District Council, provided the Parish Council with an update on the Hennock scheme at the April Parish Council meeting. Teignbridge District Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority are working together on a scheme which includes one open market dwelling for the landowner which will cross subsidise 4 affordable dwellings (self-build/custom-build). Negotiations are taking place with the landowners regarding the cross-subsidy and Mary hopes to have more specifics for the Parish Council’s May meeting. If you are interested but not sure whether you are eligible please give Mary Ridgway a ring on 01626 215232.

PLEASE REPORT INCIDENTS OF EXCESSIVE SPEED THROUGH CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON
The Parish Council asked Devon County Council Highways [DCC] to consider placing white lines/rumble strips in the road from the new entrance gate (at the entrance to Chudleigh Knighton from Chudleigh direction) to the 30mph speed limit. Unfortunately, DCC no longer supports the use of rumble strips (other than for use on slip roads of motorways or dual carriageways) and it is not replacing those that are in place when they eventually fade. DCC will only support the introduction of speed reduction measures at sites where there is evidence of a problem with excessive speed. This evidence is gathered through DCC’s SCARF process (Speed Compliance Action Review Forum) and the Parish Council agreed at its April meeting to ask DCC to proceed with this investigation, accepting that it is a lengthy procedure. The Parish Council is urging residents to report incidents of excessive speed to the police so that evidence can be gathered – for non-emergencies phone 101 or email teignbridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk     

PLEASE REPORT POTHOLES
County Cllr Jerry Brook advised the Parish Council at its April meeting that DCC are putting enormous pressure on Central Government to put more funding in place to deal with the damage to the roads – there are large numbers of potholes across the region and the Parish Council is encouraging residents to report them.  This can be done online at https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/

THANKS TO CLLR JAMIE BRUNEL
The Parish Council would like to extend its thanks to Jamie Brunel for her contribution to the Parish Council and to the Parish Plan Steering Group over the last 6 months following her resignation from the Council.

If you would like to join the Parish Council speak to one of your local councillors or contact the Clerk: clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 01626 832336

FURTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS can be found on the Parish Council’s website at www.hennockpc.org.uk and its Facebook page: search for @hennockparishcouncil on Facebook

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PLANS TO REOPEN HEATHFIELD LANDFILL SITE
Viridor closed the Heathfield Landfill site in January 2016. However, the demand for residual waste (that which cannot be recycled) is greater than the current capacity and Viridor, therefore, intends to submit a planning application to allow for landfilling of waste at the Heathfield site for an additional 5 years.

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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.

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.