The financial numbers in the audit report are shown only at a very summarised level. For more detailed information on what your money is spent on, please refer to the final monthly finance report for 2017/18 here.
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (PARKFIELD CROSS TO THORNECROFT CROSS, ASHBURTON) (NO. 5) NOTICE 2018
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From MONDAY 2 JULY 2018
for a maximum of 5 days
Until FRIDAY 6 JULY 2018 (both dates inclusive)
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.
Roads affected –
PARKFIELD CROSS TO THORNECROFT CROSS, ASHBURTON
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – NEILGATE CORNER, WELL FARM, WOODLAND FARM, MOUNT PLEASANT COTTAGE, PARKFIELD, GULLAFORD, WOOLSTON GREEN, MEMORY CROSS, CHURCH CROSS, AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
DEVON HIGHWAYS – SUMMER PATCHING – FOR SURFACE DRESSING 2019/20
For additional information contact:
Telephone: 0330 105 2663
Hidden in the report from last month’s Staverton Parish council meeting was an explanation of the role of a VETS system in the community.
VETS stands for VillageEmergency Telephone System and is a back up to the installation of the defibrillators in both village centres and can be invaluable in any emergency situation.
Sadly, when a crisis occurs there is often only one other person present when catastrophe strikes. It is impossible for that person to do more than call for help – phoning 999 and then helping the victim. If the defibrillator is needed then someone else has to fetch it and precious time can be lost trying to find someone to do that vital task.
The VETS system requires a list of eight to ten volunteers who are happy for their phone numbers to be put onto the system. The village (and every villager) is then given a single phone number to call in an emergency – when rung the phone will ring in each of the volunteer’s home at the same time. If the first person answering cannot do it the phones keep ringing until someone accepts the mission and then by accepting the call they then stop the phones ringing at the other volunteer’s houses.
By accepting the call the volunteer takes on the responsibility for getting the defibrillator to the home of the affected person.
There are some obvious difficulties in a large rural parish –
- Distances may well require driving to the person’s home.
- Keeping the VETS phone number somewhere prominent and available
- Getting enough volunteers to make the system work
- The system only works with landline phones
- Cost – £90 setup and £200 a year running costs
If anyone would like further information and particularly if they would be prepared to take on the responsibility of being a “VETS” volunteer please get in touch with Michael Loverock on 01803 762677 or email@example.com
The final finance report for 2017-18 is now available pending the external audit next month. You can see the report below showing how the precept has been spent, along with spending from other money obtained as grants. The report also shows balances and movements on the parish’s reserve accounts.
There is a general feeling on the council that whilst it’s important that we maintain safe reserves, we also have a duty to ensure the parish’s money is put to work. At the moment, in my personal view at least, reserves are unnecessary high, and we will be considering spending from reserves where appropriate and agreed by the council.
There is more information on the Year End Reporting page relating to documents prepared for the external auditors.
If there’s a blank space below and you don’t see the report, try refreshing the page.
I’ve been badgering the mobile phone operators on behalf of the parish council over the last few weeks, complaining that the signal isn’t good enough – or as good as they claim. After telling me they can’t commit to anything, O2 have today just got back to me that their infrastructure team has plans to improve the signal in Staverton in the near future. I know this is a bit vague, but it’s all I’ve been able to get out of them.
If you want to add your voice, the best way to contact them seems to be to message them on their Facebook page. They answer pretty quickly. https://www.facebook.com/o2uk/
The Open Day will take place on Sunday 20 May (postponed from 22 April) between 10am and 2pm at the Courtroom Staverton
The displays will include the themes that the plan will cover and the proposed development sites for the parish.
Drop-in at any time to come and look, discuss and have your say!
Staverton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
The Holiday Season at Anran.
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on developments at Anran following feedback from local residents. We are aware that some of the events held at Anran have the potential to cause concern, especially on a still summers evening when the sound of music travels over the village. We would like to apologise for any excessive noise as we always stipulate to wedding guests of the need to consider the community, especially if the music is loud. We have now installed sound regulators which in effect automatically cut off live music if it exceeds a pre-determined sound level. We sincerely hope this will have a positive effect this summer. In addition, we have now limited the number of functions held in both indoor and outdoor spaces to ensure any noise can be regulated more effectively. On limited occasions when fireworks are requested by guests we will communicate dates/times in advance via the Staverton email messaging system to minimise any distress to residents including animals/pets.
Anran has become a popular wedding venue due to the charm of both St Matthews & St Paul de Leon Church’s with weddings often booked on personal recommendation, resulting in 12 bookings this year. Guests are continually impressed by the charm of our surrounding villages, community hospitality, local pubs, restaurants and B&B’s which we seek to support with personal recommendations.
You will have noticed the renovation of the local Pub which has resembled a BBC DIY SOS project at times. For us, village pubs such as the Live & Let Live contribute to the heart of communities which is one of the reasons we chose to live in the village. The pub was facing an uncertain future and in imminent danger of closing. In order to ensure its continuity, we along with the new team have been instrumental in the full renovation. It will now be run by Hayley, Ian and Joe who have now taken over the reins and re open on Thursday 11th April. We hope that everyone will give them their support and make this once again a thriving place for the community.
Edwin and Mike.