Agenda 2023 June 06

Jun 1, 2023 | Agendas

The Agenda can be read below or downloaded here :  AG_2023_June BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council 1 June 2023

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackawton Village Hall for the purpose of transacting the following business.

OPEN FORUM – The Chairman invites Questions from Parishioners

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence

  1. Co-option to fill two vacancies for Parish Councillors

To consider the candidate for co-option.

To consider further action to co-opt to fill the remaining vacancy.

  1. Declarations of Interest

To consider written requests for dispensations.

To receive declarations of Members’ interests in Agenda items

  1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve minutes of the Meeting held 16 May 2023.

  1. Report from Devon County Council Councillor

  2. Report from South Hams District Council Councillor

  3. Planning Applications

    1. Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 1181/23/HHO & 1182/23/LBC Clyston Barton Blackawton TQ9 7AB. Householder application & Listed building consent for proposed alterations to include new artist’s studio, replacement veranda and energy efficiency measures including solar panels to garage roof and rear garden, air source heatpump and replacement windows.

  • 1449/23/FUL Land At Sx 830 492 Blackawton. Provision of temporary agricultural worker’s dwelling at Cornish Post Farm.
    Neighbouring Parish Consultee.

  1. Consultations
  • Government consultation, new Infrastructure Levy to reform S106 and CIL system of development contributions. Closes 9 June 2023.
  1. Use of S106 Funds for works to Village Hall’s Roof

To decide whether BPC supports the Village Hall using for the bulk of the S106 funds remaining from French Furze (approximate balance £48,000) to help pay for the works to the roof.

  1. Cemetery Safety Testing

To receive a report on testing done by Councillors in May and agree action required.

  1. Churchyard Avenue of Cherry Trees

To consider options for the management of the trees & a community consultation.

  1. 20’s Plenty” Campaign

To review any early feedback from the June Beacon article, to consider whether to spend funds on promotional materials, & to agree next steps.

  1. Registration of The George Inn as an Asset of Community Value

To consider the possibility of BPC submitting an application.

  1. French Furze – Transfer of the ownership of the ‘School Land’

To note the update.

  1. 2022/23 Annual Governance and Accountability Return

    1. 2022/23 Internal Audit Report

To receive and note the report, and to agree any action required.

    1. Certificate of Exemption – AGAR 2022/23 Part 2

To resolve that BPC meets the criteria for 22/23 and wishes to be an exempt authority, not subject to a limited assurance review, for 22/23.

    1. To sign the Certificate of Exemption.

    2. 22/23 Audit Annual Governance Statement

To resolve to approve the Statement.

    1. Signature of the Audit Annual Governance Statement by the Chair of the meeting.

    2. 22/23 Audit Accounting Statements

To consider the Accounting Statements.

    1. To resolve to approve the Statements.

    2. Signature of the Accounting Statement by the Chair of the Meeting

  1. Finance

    1. Update on Current Financial Position

To receive Reports.

    1. Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments

  • TJD Construction, Repair to wall St Michael’s Churchyard, £706.20

  • Grain Designs, Cemetery Soil Waste Area Posts, £180.00

  • Corserv Limited, Highway Safety Training, £108.00

  • Local Council Administration Services, Internal Audit 2022/2023, £150.00

  • Judges Web Design, Updates, £20.00

  • ARCAAS, Cemetery 16 May & 30 May, £108.00 each visit

  • ARCAAS, Churchyard 16 May & 30 May, £96.000 each visit

  • Clerk, May Office Expenses Reimbursement, £19.01

To note payments made since the last meeting:

    • Clerk, May Salary, £545.94

    • HMRC, May, £141.00

    • NEST Pensions, May, £49.36

To note receipt:

  • Allwood Funeral Service, Exclusive Right of Burial & Interment, £250.00

  1. Correspondence

  • DALC, 22/5/23, Introducing Councillor Development Framework for parish and town councils in Devon.

  • SHDC Monitoring Officer, 23/5/23, Guidance on Declaring interests at meetings; Use of social media; & Access to information.

  • SHDC Monitoring Officer, 23/5/23, Preventing bullying and harassment

  • West Dart Bus, 14&16/5/23, Request to advertise transport to the Music Festival, Missed email & not actioned

  1. Next Meeting

To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 4 July 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

  1. Closure of the Meeting

To consider a resolution, in accordance with the 1960 Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act, to exclude the public and press during consideration of the following item(s) because of the commercial-in-confidence nature of the business.


Annette Thom

Parish Clerk