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:
Parish Council's Web Site or visit their FaceBook Page


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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2019 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
The local elections are quickly approaching (2nd May 2019) and the Parish Council is taking the opportunity to invite the Parish to get involved and to share some key information: 

  • A significant change this year will be the warding of the Parish. The 11 Parish Councillors will be elected from 2 wards covering the Parish, 8 from Chudleigh Knighton and 3 from Hennock/Teign Village. It is important to consider this when taking into account your eligibility to stand and nomination papers. The warding change will also mean that the Parish Council is spilt into two district wards at Teignbridge District Council too. 
  • Once the notice of election is published by Teignbridge (expected to be in Mid. March), potential candidates can submit their nominations in person at Forde House. Nomination papers will be available from the Clerk or by contacting Electoral Services at Teignbridge. There is only a short window for nominations so if you are interested submit yours early.  
  • This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community so please do consider becoming a Parish Councillor.  If you would like any further information please speak to one of your councillors or contact Helen Reynolds (Clerk) at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 07841 215606.

PARISH COUNCIL PRESENTS LAPTOP TO SCHOOL COUNCIL
The Clerk's laptop has been upgraded and so the Parish Council has donated the Clerk's previous laptop to Chudleigh Knighton Primary School. The laptop was professionally wiped and was presented on Tuesday 15th January to members of the School Council for re-use. Members of the School Council were delighted to receive the laptop and the Parish Council was very pleased that it can be re-used.

ARE YOUR TREES A HAZARD?
A tree becomes a hazard when it has a structural defect that may cause the tree, or a portion of the tree, to fall and injure people or damage property.  As a landowner or occupier, you need to regularly inspect and maintain any trees on your land which are adjacent to, or within falling distance of, the highway.  This includes trees in hedgerows and banks on private land.  Things to look out for in an unsafe tree:
Damage

  • Splits or cracks in the trunk or branches.
  • Branches that are broken or hanging.
  • Sections of bark damaged or stripped to show the wood beneath – some trees such as Plane or Eucalyptus naturally shed their bark.
  • Soil movement around the base of the tree in strong winds.

Ill health or disease 

  • Sections showing signs of rotting.
  • Growth of fungi on the bark, wood or around the base of the tree.
  • Foliage dying back or going brown for no apparent reason on evergreen trees, or out of season for deciduous trees.
  • dying back or going brown for no apparent reason on evergreen trees, or out of season for deciduous trees.

Please Report an unsafe tree adjacent to the highway or a fallen tree or branch on the highway to Devon County Council at https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/

There are still 3 vacancies on the Parish Council so 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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Older Notices

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

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.

PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON
Pre-app discussions are still ongoing between the developer and the Planning Department at Teignbridge District Council in respect of the proposed affordable housing development in Chudleigh Knighton.

PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN HENNOCK
Teignbridge District Council has formally pulled out of the acquisition of the land at Newhouses, Five Lanes in Hennock because its advisors have said that the restrictive covenants on the land would limit mortgage ability for self-build/custom-build. However, Hastoe Housing Association, a large national rural specialist, is in discussions with the landowners to bring forward this land as a rural exception site with a view to providing 100% affordable housing – somewhere between 6-8 houses with a mixed tenure of affordable rented and shared ownership so this is really positive news for Hennock.