April 2022 Agenda

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Yarcombe Parish Council Agenda


Chairman: Cllr Steve Horner




Clerk: Sarah-Jane Martin

The Belfry, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon EX14 9BD

Tel: 01404 861234 Email:


To: Cllrs Steve Horner, (Chairman), Lesley Pidgeon (Vice Chairman), David Barnes, Tony Long, David Little, Shaun Vining, Caroline Ford, Matthew Tomkinson, Katie Thomson.


All members of the Council are summoned to attend a meeting of Yarcombe Parish Council to be held in the Jubilee Village Hall on Monday 4th April 2022 at 8pm for the transaction of business as set out below.


Covid statement

We shall be following the Village Halls Conditions of Hire surrounding Covid 19 for everyone’s safety during our meeting:

Please do not enter the meeting should you have recently been abroad, been in recent contact with anyone with Covid or feel any Covid symptoms.  Please sanitise hands on entry and exit, adhere to Social Distancing, and we shall ensure the Hall is ventilated for the duration of the hire period.


The recording of this meeting is not permitted by either audio or visual without prior consent of the Council.


  1. Apologies for Absence


  1. Declarations of Interest

To receive disclosures of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in items on the agenda.

disclosures of pecuniary


  1. Minutes

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 7th March 2022.


  1. Reports

To receive the following Reports

  1. County Councillor
  2. District Councillor
  3. Police
  4. Yarcombe Community Land Trust    
  5. Jubilee Hall Committee
  6.   Reports from Individual Councillors


  1. Parish Council Priorities including Clerk and Correspondence

Repair of Culvert Near Village Hall – Repair underway but Steve has requested a safety rail to protect walkers from falling down the culvert.


Speed through the village – A speed aware ness sign is being investigated and is pending receipt of more CIL monies due in October.


Queens Jubilee

  1. – Platinum Jubilee Oak Tree – re-acquired and to be placed on Corner Cottage land near the footpath – what would we like written on the plaque and can we also have one for the tree in the Village Hall.
  2. The weekend, progress


Planters on the Layby – in progress


John Salter Award – Result of the Vote to be announced.  Nominations have been received and forwarded to all Councillors for consideration.


Footpath 19 repair costs to claim from Liberty Couriers – In progress Now an insurance claim – if successful they will pay Phil direct, and we will deduct the amount from a future invoice (£110).  Chased 26th March for update on Insurance Claim


Layby Fencing repairs – in discussion


            Illustrated history of the Yarcombe Inn

We have received a very kind offer from Philip Kerr to illustrate the book but to date, no-one has come forward to offer to write it.  With a request for views on the book, we have received 2 responses:

Brian and Mary SmithThough it would be interesting to read a full history of The Yarcombe Inn, we feel that the money would be better spent providing some sort of speed awareness on the A30.    Perhaps a permanent camera that records the speed of motorists?    And asking for a 20mph through the village?    The road will become even more dangerous with an increased volume of electric vehicles which cannot be heard”

Judith David “….. I personally think the money would be better spent being put towards the suggested speed traffic control as that is something every one of us will benefit from for some time, as opposed to the book which will be read once and then put on a bookshelf.”



  1. Open Session for Public Participation


  1. Finance
  2. Summary of Financial position:


Bank account balances as at 26.03.22

Lloyds £0 – Account Closed and Balance Trf to Unity Trust

Unity Trust C/A & Instant Access

Forecast Cash Book Balance at after below payments on 31st March £10,159.85
Less Ringfenced:
 1. Money allocated for P3 expenditure £944.87
 2. Money allocated for Highways / Village Maintenance £331.30
 3. Election Costs £600.00
Yarcombe Inn Community Project – Illustrated History of The Yarcombe Inn


CIL Monies received re Linhay £978.13
Remainder of Balance after above Ringfenced monies £6,748.86


  1. To ratify payments as follows:


Payment Date Payee Details of Payment Amount
06.03.22 Parish Magazine Printing Re-print of Parish Magazine 93.00
31.03.22 HMRC PAYE 74.00
31.03.22 Sarah-Jane Martin Clerks Wages, includes 1.75% rise agreed by National Joint Council, backdated to 1st April 2021 296.76


31.03.22 Clive Stone Chair Exps 01-Apr – 31 Dec 75.00
31.03.22 Steve Horner Chair Exps 01-Jan – 31 Mar 25.00
31.03.22 Tony Long Planning Expenses 50.00


  • Re Planning Ref 20/1225/FUL, Land Opposite Yonder Marsh Farm Marsh Honiton EX14 9AH – £2,182.21.  We are still awaiting to hear about the CIL due – EDDC were contacted in October and November.  EDDC still have not received the funds so the earliest YPC will receive them is October.
  • Change of Signatories on Unity Trust Account – we need to remove Clive and add in another volunteers.


  1. Planning

To receive and endorse the Planning Decisions of the Council taken since last meeting under delegated authority:

The formal delegation of making and submitting comments on planning applications to the Councillors who attend the site meetings, has been granted to Cllr Tony Long in November 2019.  This is due to their being insufficient time before subsequent meetings to bring back comments to the Council for a full formal vote.


New farm access. – Stopgate Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9NB

Ref. No: 21/2332/FUL  Status: Pending Decision


The proposals are to replace the existing staff room porta cabin which has been in place for the past five years with a new staff porta cabin. – Crawley Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9AY

Ref. No: 22/0588/FUL  Status: Pending Consideration


Construction of an impermeable, earth-lined slurry lagoon. – Lower Pithayne Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9AB

Ref. No: 22/0513/FUL  Status: Pending Consideration






Adjacent Parishes:




The next meeting currently scheduled as Monday 9th May  at 8pm, APM and AGM.