Blackawton Parish Council

The Parish Council is a local authority, the first tier of local government. It is a channel of communication with South Hams District Council and Devon County Council, which are the second and third tiers of local government. The Parish Council works to support the Blackawton community, environment, and local economy.

There are seven Parish Councillors, whose work is supported by a part-time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Council meets in the Village Hall on the first Tuesday of each month except August. If the first Tuesday follows a public holiday the Council meets one week later. The meetings are attended by your South Hams District Councillor and Devon County Councillor. Members of the public are very welcome to attend Parish Council meetings.

Parish Council Agendas, Minutes and a wealth of other information is posted on this website. The Agendas and Minutes are posted on the noticeboard opposite The George Inn. A summary of the Minutes is included in the Beacon.

AGENDASArchives:  

Agenda 2019 March 05

AG_2019_March 05 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2019 February 05

AG_2019_February 05 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2019 January 08

AG_2019_January 08 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 December 04

AG_2018_December 04 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 November 06

AG_2018_November 06 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 October 02

AG_2018_October 02 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 September 04

AG_2018_September 04 BPC [read more]

Agenda July 03 2018

AG_2018_July 03 BPC [read more]

Agenda June 05

AG_2018_June BPC [read more]

Agenda May 01

AG_2018_May 01 BPC [read more]

Agenda April 10

AG_2018_April 10 BPC [read more]

Agenda March 06

AG_2018_March 06 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 February 27 EM

AG_2018_February 27 EM BPC [read more]

Agenda 2018 February 06

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council 2 February 2018 You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish ... [read more]

Agenda 2018 January 09

Click to download: AG 2018 January BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 December 06

Click to download: AG 2017 December 06 BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 November 07

Click the link below to download: AG 2017 November BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 October 03

AG_2017_October_BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 September 05

AG_2017_September_05_BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 July 04

AG_2017_July_BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 June 06

AG_2017_June_06__BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 May 09

AG_2017_May_09_BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 April 11

AG_2017_April_11_BPC [read more]

Agenda 2017 March 07

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Agenda 2017 February 07

AG_2017_February_07_BPC_signed [read more]

Agenda 2017 January 07

AG_2017_January_10_BPC_signed [read more]

Agendas Archive 2016

Please click on a link below to download the  agenda: AG 2016 January BPC AG 2016 February BPC AG 2016 March BPC AG 2016 April 05 BPC ... [read more]

MINUTESArchives:  

Minutes Draft 2019 March 05

MN_2019_March 05 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Draft Minutes 2019 February 05

MN_2019 February 05 BPC Draft Minutes v2 [read more]

Minutes 2019 January 08

MN_2019_January 08 BPC Draft Minutesv2 [read more]

Public Meeting Notes 2018 December 11

PM Notes_2018_December 11 Draft [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 December 04

MN_2018_December 04 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 November 06

MN_2018_November 06 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes Approved 2018 September 04

MN_2018_September 04 BPC approved minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 October 02

MN_2018_October 02 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 September 04

MN_2018_September 04 BPC draft minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 March 06

MN_2018_March 06 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 July 03

MN_2018_July 03 BPC draft minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 June 05

MN_2018_June BPC Draft Minutesv3 [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 May 01

MN_2018_May 01 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 April 24 Annual Parish Meeting

MN 2018 April 24 BPC APM [read more]

Minutes Draft 2018 April 10

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Minutes March 06

MN_2018_March 06 BPC Draft MinutesMN_2018 March 07 DPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes 2018 February 27

MN_2018_February 27 EM BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes 2018 February

Click below to download the (draft) minutes: MN 2018 February 06 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes 2018 January

Click the link below to download the minutes: MN 2018 January 07 BPC Draft Minutes [read more]

Minutes 2017 December

Minutes of the Blackawton Parish Council meeting held …. Click here to download [read more]

Minutes Archive 2017

Please click on a link below to download the  minutes: MN 2017 January 10 BPC MN 2017 February 07 BPC Draft Minutes MN 2017 March 07 BPC MN 2017 April 11 BPC Draft Minutes MN 2017 May 09 BPC ... [read more]

Minutes Archive 2016

Please click on a link below to download the  minutes: BPC draft Minutes 16 Jan 05 BPC draft Minutes 16 Feb 02 BPC draft Minutes 16 March 011 MN 2016 April 05 BPC draft Minutes MN 2016 May 10 BPC [read more]

Minutes Archive 2015

Please click on a link below to download the  minutes: 2015 Minutes Apr 2015 Minutes May AMPC 2015 Minutes June 2015 Minutes July 2015 Minutes Aug 2015 Minutes Sep 2015 Minutes Oct 2015 Minutes ... [read more]

SUPPORT DOCUMENTSArchives:  

2018 October Churchyard Wall Engineer’s Report

2018_10_31_Churchyard Wall Report [read more]

Sheplegh Grit Bin selection

2018 October Grit Bins [read more]

Public Access Defibrillator Report

2018 August Defibrillator Report [read more]

2018 June Maintenance of Assets

FN 2018 June Maintenance Walk [read more]

Guide for Burial Ground Managers

Click the link below to download the document: Burial Ground Managers [read more]

Code of Safe Working Practice for Cemeteries

Click the link below to download the document: Code of Safe Working Practice for Cemeteries [read more]

Grave-digging Safety

Click the link below to download the document: Grave Digging Safety Report [read more]

FINANCIALArchives:  

2017/18 Final External Auditor’s Report

2017 18 Final external auditor report and certificate read more

2017/18 Notice of Conclusion of Audit

2017 18 Notice of Conclusion of Audit read more

Summary of Annual Returns 2007-2018

annual return summaries 2007-2018 read more

Budget 2018 19

2018 19 Budget read more

Asset Register April 2018

Asset and Land Register 2018 April BPC read more

Cashbook 2017/18 at 31 March 2018

Cashbook 2017 18 year end published read more

2017/18 Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

NOT_exercise_of_public_rights_2017-18 BPC read more

2017/18 Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

NOT_exercise_of_public_rights_2017-18 read more

2017/18 Annual Return (excludes External Auditor’s Report)

2017 18 Annual Audit Return excluding External Auditor Report read more

2017/18 Budget Reports

Click on a link below to download the document: CR 2017-18 Budget Report January Final 2017-18 Budget read more

2016/17 Audit

Click a link below to download the document: 2016-17 Annual Return (excludes External Auditor Report) 2016-17 Annual Return External ... read more

Asset Register – March 2017

Asset_and_Land_Register_2017_March_BPC read more

2016/17 Budget Reports

Budget Proposals 2016-17 read more

Cash Book 2016/17 at 31 March 2017

Click the link below to download the document: Cash Book 2016-17 at 31 March 2017 read more

2015/16 Audit

Click a link below to download the document: 2015-16 External Auditor’s Report 2016-March 31 Cash Book year end 2016 Notice of ... read more

Cashbook 2015/16 at 31 March 2016

Click the link below to download the document: 2016 March 31 Cash Book year end read more

2014/15 Audit

Click a link below to download the document: Annual Return 2014-15 Final Annual Return 2014-15 Final 1 Cash Book 15 Mar 1 Letter 15 ... read more

Cashbook 2014/15 at 31 March 2015

Click the link below to download the document: Cash Book 15 March read more

RESOURCESArchives:  

Agenda July 03 2018

AG_2018_July 03 BPC read more

2017/18 Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

NOT_exercise_of_public_rights_2017-18 read more

2017/18 Annual Return (excludes External Auditor’s Report)

2017 18 Annual Audit Return excluding External Auditor Report read more

Planning Applications

For tips on how to write a persuasive comment on a planning application see SHDC’s guide below: Commenting on Planning ... read more

Joint Local Plan

Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014 – 2034 https://www.southhams.gov.uk/jointlocalplan read more

Affordable Homes in Blackawton

Twenty one affordable homes will be built in the Town Farm development ... read more

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

If you are a good communicator, can work well as part of a team and would like to be part of the Council ... read more

Cemetery

Blackawton Cemetery is managed by the Parish Council. It is available to people who lived in Blackawton immediately before their death and to people who lived in Blackawton for at least three years and moved because of illness (please see the Charges document for details).

Applications can be made on the forms provided:

Form Application new memorial or works to memorial
Form Burial Application
Form Pre-purchase Grave

If you have any questions or comments about the Cemetery please contact the Parish Clerk.

PROCEDURES & ACCESS TO INFORMATIONArchives:  

Publication Scheme

Information available from Blackawton Parish Council under the model publication scheme. Click here to download (PDF). [read more]

Members’ Code of Conduct

South Hams Parish & Town Councils – Members’ Code of Conduct Click here to download (PDF). [read more]

Consent Form

Click here to download the Consent Form (PDF) [read more]

General Privacy Notice

2018 June Blackawton General Privacy Notice [read more]

Record Retention & Disposal Policy

Record Retention and Disposal Policy [read more]

Privacy Policy

2018 November BPC Privacy Policy [read more]

Register of Interests at SHDC

New arrangements came into effect on 1 July 2012 which requires all councils (including Town and Parish Councils) to adopt a new Code ... [read more]