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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BATTLE’S OVER – A NATION’S TRIBUTE: 11TH NOVEMBER 2018
On the evening of 11th November 2018 members of the local community joined with others at Bottor Rock Farm commemorating the bravery and personal sacrifice made by so many and celebrating the light that emerged from the darkness of war. The Parish Council would like to thank all those who came along and supported the event, Michael & Gail Harvey for hosting the event and building & lighting the historic Hennock beacon, Dave Trant for reading the “Tribute to the Millions”, Jeremy Butcher for playing the Last Post, Steve Chown for researching and reading the names of those on the Parish’s war memorials, Mike & Sadie of the Palk Arms for providing the barbecue and St Mary’s Church bell ringers for ringing the Church bells.  There was a collection on the evening for the four chosen charities: The Royal Naval Association, The Army’s National Charity (The Soldier’s Charity), the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and The Merchant Navy Association - £105 was raised which was split equally between these charities.   

BUDGET AND COUNCIL TAX AGREED FOR 2019/20
The Parish Council finalised its 2019/20 budget at the November Parish Council meeting. Teignbridge District Council [TDC] will cease paying a council tax support grant to the Parish Council next year due to funding cuts. This amounted to £2500 this year and in order that the cash received from TDC remains the same as 2018/19 the Parish Council’s council tax will be increased by £3.45 from £50.25 to £53.70 for 2019/20 – an increase of approximately 7 pence a week. This will enable the Parish Council to continue its work which includes maintenance of the play parks, grounds maintenance and the valued work of the Parish Lengthsman. Full details of the budget can be found on the Financial Information page of the website www.hennockpc.org.uk

CAN YOU HELP WITH SALT SPREADING ON THE ROAD FROM TEIGN VILLAGE TO HENNOCK?
Teign Village has a push along salt spreader and if you are able to help with salt spreading using this during adverse weather conditions please contact the Clerk clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or call 07841 215606.

ARE YOU WEATHER READY?
All types of weather can affect you, those around you, and your property. Make sure you're prepared by checking the Met office’s Weather Ready tips and advice. Find advice on travel, your home and health and wellbeing online by typing “Advice – Met Office Barometer” in to your search engine.

HENNOCK ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST IS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW TRUSTEES
The Landfill Communities Fund is a tax credit scheme which allows landfill operators to contribute a portion of the monies they pay as landfill tax directly to approved organisations called Environmental Bodies. Hennock Environmental Trust is an Environmental Body and was used as a vehicle to access landfill tax funding for the building of Hennock Play Park.  It has been inactive for approximately 13 years and annual zero returns have been filed online with ENTRUST which regulates Environmental Bodies. All but one of the trustees have left the area and Chrissy Mason, who remains in the area, would like to step down. The Heathfield landfill site is to reopen and so the Hennock Environmental Trust may be able to access funds to help with future community and environmental projects. The Parish Council is not permitted to control Hennock Environmental Trust but if you are interested in exploring this further and becoming a trustee please contact Chrissy Mason at chrissymason.com@gmail.com

VACANCIES ON THE PARISH COUNCIL
If you would like to help make a difference in your community please consider becoming 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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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.