This looks like an interesting proposal. Developing energy storage capacity, probably using batteries, is going to be vital if we are to significantly increase the proportion of renewables in the UK’s energy mix.
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (EIGHT TREES, STAVERTON) (NO. 2) NOTICE 2017
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
for a maximum of 5 days
Until FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 (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 –
EIGHT TREES, STAVERTON
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – NEW LANE END CROSS, TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, FURSDON CROSS, CROFT COTTAGES LANE, SANDY LANE, MOOTHILL CROSS TO TOWN HILL, AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
For additional information contact:
SOUTH WEST HIGHWAYS – CUSTOMER LIAISON OFFICER
Telephone: 01404 821500
Due the resignation of our long serving Minutes and Agenda Secretary Mrs Sheila Beare we now have an immediate need for someone to fill this position.
With the Committee about to embark on the redecoration of the Court Room main hall and the refurbishment of the kitchen it is an exciting time to become more involved in your Community.
We are presently a small Committee of dedicated and enthusiastic Members and would welcome applications to join our friendly group.
Sheila has loyally served the Committee for some 30 years and fortunately for us is not leaving the Committee. We thank her most sincerely for all her hard work in the position as Secretary.
Please contact: Ray Hill at 01803 762453 or email: rayirene.hill1 at sky.com (replace the “at” with “@” – this avoids automatic spam)
Raymond J Hill
10th September 2017
The following letter is Staverton Parish Council’s formal response to the leader of South Hams District Council on the proposal to merge South Hams District Council with West Devon Borough Council.
Begin forwarded message:From: Cara Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Devon Air Ambulance Volunteer VacanciesDate: 11 July 2017 at 11:38:15 BSTTo: Cara Jones <email@example.com>
To whom this may concern,Please allow me to introduce myself, I am the newly appointed Volunteer Manager here at the Devon Air Ambulance Head Office in Exeter and I’m looking into possible ways in which I can promote our need for volunteers in local communities throughout Devon.I hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly but I was hoping you might be able to put me in contact with the correct person. I’m looking to liaise with someone in relation to the parish magazine. If you could please pass on my email it would be greatly appreciated.Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity. Registered Charity No: 1077998.Our aim is “to relieve sickness and injury in and around the county of Devon through provision of an emergency Air Ambulance Service.”Our fantastic family of volunteers are an invaluable part of our fundraising team and the backbone of the Charity. They ensure we remain truly rooted in the community we serve.If any residents of your parish would like to find out about volunteer roles – such as box collecting, giving talks, attending cheque presentation, assisting in our charity shops and assist at our events;please contact us by ringing 01392 466666 or firstname.lastname@example.orgWe appreciate everyone has other commitments so we welcome flexible volunteers who do not need to commit to a minimum amount of time. They are also welcome to a trial a role if they would like to see if it would suit them.I have attached one of our posters along with our volunteer booklet which gives more details.Kindest regards,Cara JonesVolunteer ManagerOffice: 01392 466666 ext 122Mobile: 07944 392 667
Austerity Progresses FurtherA proposal to merge our district council with West Devon Borough Council is now out for public consultation.This is a measure that responds to further government cuts in funding to local councils. Can the cost savings really be achieved, and if so, will they be worth the chaos and confusion? Are you happy with reduced accountability of our elected officials as they become more distant from us? Will the savings be eaten up by higher council executive pay and consultancy fees? Have a look at the proposal below and judge for yourself.
LINK TO PROPOSAL – CLICK HEREPRESS RELEASE:One Council – Have your say
South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council have now launched their consultation on a proposal to create one single new council.
Although South Hams and West Devon already share one workforce their political structures and decision making processes have remained completely separate.
However, in July the majority of councillors from both authorities voted to consult the public, their partners and local businesses on whether they should bring the two political structures together and create One Council.
South Hams and West Devon say that this would save them half a million pounds a year and go towards closing a predicted funding gap of £1.9 million by 2020.
However, before they decide whether they would like to submit a proposal to the secretary of state, who will make the final decision, the councils would like the public to have their say. The consultation is now open and closes on Sunday 8 October.
The consultation will take a number of different forms. There is a dedicated website, including an online survey and every household will receive a postcard telling them how they can find out more information.
Between now and the beginning of October, the councils will also be holding events in towns and parishes, where people can talk to their councillors and find out more information.
Cllr John Tucker Leader of South Hams District Council said “I really would encourage everyone to take a look at the information that we have provided, there are many things for people to consider, particularly for the residents of South Hams, who would see a Council Tax increase on the South Hams element of their Council Tax, to bring it to the same level as West Devon.
“Our working relationship with West Devon so far, has been fundamental to our ability to keep delivering services despite budget cuts and we have actually benefited more from this than West Devon have. The shared workforce arrangement currently saves South Hams £3.9m a year and West Devon £2.2m a year, which has so far enabled us to keep our element of the council tax at a lower rate.
“For me, I see the creation of a new council as a natural extension of our current working arrangements. It not only enables us to protect the savings we have made to date, but enables us to make more and safeguard services.”
Cllr Lois Samuel, Deputy Leader at West Devon Borough Council Added: “It is really important to us that we get a fair and accurate representation from across both areas and so we have also commissioned a telephone survey. Some of the residents in South Hams and West Devon may be contacted to answer the consultation questions over the phone.
“We will be putting out updates on social media and through a dedicated newsletter, the best way to keep up-to-date with the consultation dates and events is to sign up and follow us.”
In addition to this the councils will be sending letters to their partners and MP’s and holding briefing sessions with towns and parish councils as well as making contact with the business community.
The consultation will run from now until midnight on the 8 October. After the consultation closes, councillors from both authorities will consider the feedback from the consultation and make their final decision whether to submit to the secretary of state or not, at full council meetings towards the end of October.
For all of the information on the consultation visit: www.onecouncil.org.uk
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