Yarcombe Parish Council Agenda
|Chairman: Cllr Steve Horner
|Clerk: Sarah-Jane Martin
The Belfry, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon EX14 9BD
Tel: 01404 861234 Email: email@example.com
To: Cllrs Steve Horner, (Chairman), Lesley Pidgeon (Vice Chairman), David Barnes, Tony Long, David Little, Shaun Vining, Caroline Ford
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 7th March 2022 at 8pm for the transaction of business as set out below.
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.
- Apologies for Absence
- Declarations of Interest
To receive disclosures of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in items on the agenda.
disclosures of pecuniary
To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 7th February 2022.
- New Councillors
Matthew Tomkinson and Katie Thompson are to complete the relevant forms to be sent to EDDC Democratic Services and, a Declaration of Acceptance of Office. There is the role of Village Hall Committee member and the Blackdown Hills & Conservation Assn to consider as roles
To receive the following Reports
- County Councillor
- District Councillor
- Yarcombe Community Land Trust
- Reports from Individual Councillors
- Parish Council Priorities including Clerk and Correspondence
Speed through the village
Response to villagers required. Email from Dave at Highways “The A30 through Yarcombe is DCC (HMPE) however, speed enforcement is always down to the police. As I’m sure it’s no surprise, this road is no different than any other and it is an unfortunate reflection on modern life that there will always a proportion of motorists (mainly who are familiar or residents of the area) who consciously choose to drive at a speed more than whatever limit is in place. The responsibility is on the driver to proceed at an appropriate speed according to the conditions and road layout. Another factor is often peoples perception of speed is completely different to what someone is actually doing. Have the parish considered the Community Speed Watch?”
Planters on the Layby – on hold until later in the Spring
John Salter Award – Advert placed in Voices for Nominations by 31st March. No responses to date.
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).
Layby Fencing repairs – Awaiting £500 Locality Budget Receipt then we can instruct Phil Holness to commence works.
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 just one response form Brian and Mary Smith “Though 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”
Regarding 20mph limits:
20mph limits are most appropriate for roads where average speeds are already low, and the guidance suggests below 24mph. The layout and use of the road must also give the clear impression that a 20mph speed or below is the most appropriate.
20mph zones use traffic calming measures to reduce the adverse impact of motor vehicles on built up areas.
- Open Session for Public Participation
- Summary of Financial position:
|Bank account balances as at 26.02.22
Unity Trust C/A & Instant Access £10,629.33
|Forecast Cash Book Balance at 31.10.21 after below payments
|1. Money allocated for P3 expenditure
|2. Money allocated for Highways / Village Maintenance
|3. Election Costs
|Yarcombe Inn Community Project – Illustrated History of The Yarcombe Inn
|CIL Monies received re Linhay
|Remainder of Balance after above Ringfenced monies