Newton and Noss Parish Council
in the South Hams of Devon
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Parish Notices

18.09.2018
Please note the red notices are the latest additions

REFUSE COLLECTIONS

 
South Hams District Council waste department are aware of the current access constraints being caused by the Gigaclear work.

The District Council has said they are working to ensure a collection service takes place. The roads are already accessed by narrow vehicles but if the contractors will not allow access, then the waste vehicles cannot collect. The District Council are hoping to liaise with the contractors today to determine what can be done to remove the recycling and kitchen waste

The District Council has also contacted Devon County Council Highways to make them aware of the issues being faced.

If there are any queries please contact South Hams District Council Customer Services;

 

Land west of Collaton Cross

The Chairman of the Parish Council has called an Extraordinary General Meeting to enable the Parish Council to consider the following application;

Land West of Collaton Cross 2496/18/ARM

Application for approval of reserved matters (layout) following outline approval 37/2548/14/O (Outline application for mixed use development of 70 dwellings, allotments, community facility, recreation and employment land.)

 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 25 September at the WI Hall, Newton Ferrers. Open Forum is at 7pm should any members of the public wish to make representations in person to the Parish Council.


DUE TO A DOUBLE BOOKING AT THE W.I. HALL, THE MEETING VENUE HAS HAD TO BE CHANGED.

THE EGM MEETING WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT NEWTON FERRERS CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL  HALL, NEWTON FERRERS  TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018 7PM

 

Pillory Hill

Temporary prohibition of through traffic

Pillory Hill

Monday 17 September - Friday 21 September

Repair burst water main

Kier

 

Middlecombe Lane to Stoke Road

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Middlecombe Lane to Stoke Road

9 October- 13 October

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180915 TTRO182746315Sept On Site Notice.pdf)

 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Temporary prohibition of through traffic

Remembrance Parade

Sunday 11 November

10.30-11.15am

Download PDF Attachment (YealmRdRemembrance180913 TTRO1827325 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Road to Passage House, Noss Mayo

Temporary prohibition on through traffic and parking

Road to Passage House, Noss Mayo

Sunday 14 October- Saturday 20 October
 

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180911 TTRO1827395 On Site Notice-1.pdf)

 

Stoke Cross to Revelstoke

Temporary prohibition on through traffic and parking

 

Stoke Cross to Revelstoke

Tuesday 25 September- Monday 1 October

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180911 TTRO1827392 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

POLLUTION

Please, if you see or suspect a pollution incident on any water course, ring the Environment Agency’s 24/7 Emergency no. 0800 807060 there or at least ASAP – you do not need to give your personal details if you don’t want to. A postcode or map reference etc. is always useful.

 

Post Office Farm to Perches Close

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking.

Post Office Farm to Perches Close

Tuesday 25 September - Sunday 7 October
 

Telent

 

 

Download PDF Attachment (180907 TTRO1827346 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Yealm View Road to Widey Hill

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

 

Yealm View Road to Widey Hill

16 October- 22 October

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180906 TTRO1827328 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Creekside Road

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

 

Road from the Swan Inn to head of Noss Creek

Friday 28 September- Sunday 30 September

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180905 TTRO1827314 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

HILLHEAD

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Hillhead

Wednesday 26 September- Thursday 27 September

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180906 TTRO1827322 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Stoke Road from Post Office Farm

Temporary Prohibition of through traffic and parking

 

From Stoke Road to Post Office Farm

Wednesday 26 September to Monday 1 October

 

Telent.

Download PDF Attachment (180903 TTRO1827254 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Roadworks alert from roadworks.org

Roadworks Alert commencing 4 September

 from roadworks.org

 

 

Newton Hill, Newton Ferrers, Devon 10 September — 21 September Delays likely Road closure Works location: JNC YEALM ROAD TO JNC RIVERSIDE ROAD EAST ON NEWTON HILL Works description: Trench works involvings Pots, Customer Drop Cabinet, Multiduct, Single bore tube for blown fibre in Footway and Carriageway. Responsibility for works: GIGACLEAR LIMITED Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: KA0405002609328000


 

Stoke Road to Great Prideaux, Membland, Newton Ferrers, Devon 04 September — 10 September Delays likely Road closure Works location: ROAD CLOSURE- FRM JCN ROAD FROM THE MALTHOUSE TO CREEK LODGE TO JCN MEMBLAND CROSS TO MEMBLAND HOUSE Works description: TRENCHWORKS INVOLVING POTS,DROP CABINETS,MULTI DUCT, DROP TUBES IN VERGE,CARRIAGEWAY AND FOOTWAY Responsibility for works: GIGACLEAR LIMITED Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: KA0405002654236000

 

 

B3186 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers, Devon 10 September — 27 October Delays possible Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: AT JNC COURT WOOD PRIVATE ROAD TO AT JNC CHURCH PARK Works description: TRENCHWORKS INVOLVING POTS,DROP CABINETS,MULTI DUCT, DROP TUBES IN VERGE,CARRIAGEWAY AND FOOTWAY Responsibility for works: GIGACLEAR LIMITED Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: KA0405002609117001

 

 

Pillory Hill, Noss Mayo, Devon 11 September — 14 September Delays possible Traffic control (Stop/Go boards) Works location: Rear of Snae Fell Works description: Tree trimming - No excavation Responsibility for works: WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION (SOUTH WEST) Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: LN031M12770577904A


 

Road From Stoke Road to Post Office Farm, Bridgend, Noss Mayo, Devon 11 September — 14 September Delays possible Traffic control (Stop/Go boards) Works location: Adjacent 1 Bridgend Works description: Tree trimming - No excavation Responsibility for works: WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION (SOUTH WEST) Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: LN031M12770577904B


 
 

Archers Court, Newton Ferrers, Devon 06 September — 14 September Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take) Works location: WP1 JNC PARSONAGE ROAD TO WP2 O/S 9 ARCHERS COURT. WP3 O/S 2 TO ADJ 9 Works description: TRENCHWORKS INVOLVING POTS,DROP CABINETS,MULTI DUCT, DROP TUBES IN VERGE,CARRIAGEWAY AND FOOTWAY Responsibility for works: GIGACLEAR LIMITED Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: KA0405002613314000


 

B3186 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers, Devon 05 September — 08 September Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take) Works location: O/S BERBERIS Works description: TO MAKE TEMPORARY REINSTATEMENT PERMANENT Responsibility for works: South West Water Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: LM213MB7221386

 

 


 

Road to Passage House, Noss Mayo, Devon 05 September — 08 September Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take) Works location: O/S FORDHILL Works description: TO MAKE TEMPORARY REINSTATEMENT PERMANENT Responsibility for works: South West Water Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: LM213MB7219475

 

BRIDGEND HILL

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

 

Bridgend Hill

Monday 17 September- Wednesday 19 September

 

Telent

 

Download PDF Attachment (180903 TTRO1827249 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Riverside Road East

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Newton Hill to o/s Riverhaven

15 October - 26 October

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180829 TTRO1827199 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Yealm Road

The Clerk has  been advised  that Telent intend to start work on Yealm Road week commencing 10 September.

It is likely they will be working in 50 metre sections with two way traffic lights.

Some residents who park on road may need to temporarily move cars.
 
Those who go sailing and may have intended to leave their cars parked on Yealm Road are requested to take this into consideration.

 

Widey Hill

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Widey Hill

12-24 September

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180831 TTRO1827234 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

South Devon AONB

Message from the South Devon AONB Estuaries Officer;


"Please note – it has been brought to our attention that our sea bass angling information on our slipway estuary information panels is presently out-of-date and we are in the process of updating the information ASAP in partnership with the Devon & Severn IFCA. The new 2018 MMO guidance is catch and release only for recreational fishers - the link to the current 2018 guidance is https://bit.ly/2ojjtyf

 

This guidance does change each year depending on the state of the Bass stocks and DSIFCA have set up a new webpage that will contain the latest guidance that our information will now signpost to. https://www.devonandsevernifca.gov.uk/Enforcement/Bass-Compliance-Direction


Also, as a reminder, all netting is now prohibited apart from small sand eel nets, so within the DSIFCA district, permits are required for; Potting, Mobile Fishing, Diving for Shellfish, & Netting."

 

Newton Hill

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Newton Hill

from junction with Yealm Road to junction with Riverside Road East

10-20 September 2018

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180829 TTRO1827195 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Riverside Road West

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

From junction with Newton Hill to outside "Taffarel."

21 September- 12 October.

Telent.

Download PDF Attachment (180829 TTRO1827200 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Yonder Ccoombe

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking

Yonder Coombe to Hillside Cottages

Tuesday 23 October- Monday 29 October

Telent

Download PDF Attachment (180828 TTRO1827175 On Site Notice.pdf)

 

Devon County Council Waiting Restrictions Amendment Order

 

The proposals affect  specified  lengths of   ;

No waiting at any time;
Wrights Lane
Yealm Road Netton to Yondercombe (Middlecombe Lane)
Passage Road
Revelstoke Road

No stopping Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
School entrance clearway at Dillons

Draft order, plans and statement of reasons may be seen during usual office hours at South Hams Distrcit Council main reception and the public libraries at Ivybridge, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Stoke Fleming and Totnes or  at devon.cc/alwrp from 31 August until 21 September.

 

 

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN FOR YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Please use link below for;

1. Notice of conclusion of audit.

2.Section 1-Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

3.Section 2 Accounting Statements 2017/18

4. Section 3 -External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18

Download PDF Attachment (NoticeConcAudit17-18.pdf)

 

Land west of Collaton Cross

Please be advised that the Parish Council has been notified of an application for land west of Collaton Cross;

 

 Land West of Collaton Cross                                                                           2496/18/ARM

Application for approval of reserved matters (layout) following outline approval 37/2548/14/O (Outline application for mixed use development of 70 dwellings, allotments, community facility, recreation and employment land)

Latest date for the receipt of representations  to South Hams District Council Development Management                                         21 September 2018

 

Public toilet consultation


An eight week consultation between South Hams District and Towns and Parish Councils in the South Hams has started.

 South Hams District Council ( SHDC) has advised that severe budget challenges have meant that there are considerable financial pressures in keeping the 41 toilets throughout the District open under the current arrangement. 

Toilets are not a statutory service and as such, SHDC does not receive government funding to operate them.  SHDC wish  to work with local stakeholders to continue to provide facilities for residents and visitors, some through third party arrangements.

SHDC has agreed to make a saving of £226,000 on public toilets during the next financial year.  This includes a variety of ways to make savings or to generate additional income, to support both statutory and non-statutory services in the future. 

There are a combination of approaches for the future of the toilets.  17 toilets are proposed to become pay on entry.  This will make sure the toilets remain open and will help to maintain them to a reasonable standard.  A further 15 toilets ( including  Newton Ferrers) are proposed to be transferred to local Town or Parish Council ownership, or if agreement for transfer cannot be found, to be closed.  A proportion will have a contribution towards the cost of the upkeep from local stakeholders, and the rest will be operated solely by the District Council, in line with current arrangements.

All disabled facilities will be fitted with RADAR key locks which will allow continued free access for those customers.

Negotiations with Town and Parish Councils, and other stakeholders, will be held over the next eight weeks until Friday 30 September.  An update on the consultation will be given to the Executive Committee at the October meeting.

 

The Parish Council will be considering the matter at their meeting Thursday 13 September.

 

REVELSTOKE ROAD

Notification of Gigaclear works affecting Revelstoke Road from junction of Stoke Road to junction of Hilhead 16-23 October 2018.



Please click the following link for information regarding a new temporary traffic restriction at: Revelstoke Road, Noss Mayo.

You can view any associated documents by clicking on the traffic restriction and scrolling down to the attached PDF's.

If you have any queries regarding this closure  please contact highwaycoordination@devon.gov.uk

 

PARSONAGE ROAD 17-27 August 2018

Please click the following link for information regarding a new temporary traffic restriction at: Court Road, Parsonage Road, Footpath From Dillons To Parsonage Road, Newton Ferrers.

You can view any associated documents by clicking on the traffic restriction and scrolling down to the attached PDF's.
If you have any queries regarding this closure please contact highwaycoordination@devon.gov.uk
 
17 August - 27 August 2018

 

Please be advised that the Parish Council Chairman has contacted Gigaclear following concerns expressed about the road "closure."

 

The surveyor for Telent has just advised the Clerk (13 August 2018) ;

 

 

"Parsonage Road – The notice starts Friday and is down as a Road Closure but we will not be closing the road for this duration. I am aware of a number events that are happening over the next few weeks in the area and will avoid working during those peak times. Over next weekend they may set the site up at the top by the water tower but are not due to start working till next Monday and the contractors are not planning to work over the bank holiday weekend either.
Unfortunately we have had a large number of concerns due to this work and I have spoken to Alison, a number of businesses and event organisers to reassure them that the road will not be closed for the duration of this notice. There may be sections of the road where we put the works under two way lights and limited access for a very short period."


Devon County Council has also sought a meeting with the Parish Council, Gigaclear and Telent this week to discuss the ongoing work.

 

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

 


 

Are you interested in LOCAL current affairs?

Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE   to your community?

Can   YOUprovide a VOICE   for residents?

 Newton and Noss Parish Council meets once a month (with the exception of August), providing an important service to the parish, representing the wider community on issues including planning, health, highways and other matters that affect us.

If you think you have something to offer, there is a vacancy on the council, with applications especially welcome from residents of Noss Mayo, Membland and Collaton. A Dependants’ Carers’ Allowance may be considered and payable.

Please contact the Clerk, in the first instance. Closing date for applications; Wednesday 10 October 2018.

 

THE FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD


 

 Fraud has been increasing nationwide and 1 in 15 adults in the country have been scammed.

 The average age of those scammed is 75. The typical sum is £2,500 and the local record is £400,000.

Should you be aware of a Fraud, such as an overcharging Trader, actually taking place please call 999.

 Scams including telephone scams may be reported on the Action Fraud number 0300 123 2040.

Advice on what to do if you have been scammed is available from the Citizens Advice Consumer helpline on 03454 040506.

 Please visit the National Trading Standards website https://www.friendsagainstscams.co.uk for further information and to learn ways in which you may be able to help your local community.

 

 

NOSS MAYO HOUSE NUMBERING


 

 The Parish Council is considering a suggestion that houses in roads in Noss Mayo be re-numbered to assist the emergency services and to facilitate deliveries.


The Parish Council would wish to consult residents and would welcome feedback  on this suggestion by Wednesday 10th October 2018.

 

NEWTON &NOSS NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN


 

The Parish Council wishes to extend its warmest thanks to all the volunteers who worked so very hard to bring the Neighbourhood Plan together.

 

Temporary Traffic Restriction-Butts Park Court

Devon County Council has advised that Gigaclear Limited will be underatking  the following;

trench works involving pots, Customer Drop Cabinet, Multiduct, single bore tube for blown fibre and chamber in verge, footway and carriageway.

14-17 October

Butts Park Court

https://roadworks.org?tm=106355626

  This may affect access to Butts Park Play Park through Butts Park Court.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM RESULTS

Date Friday 29 June 2018 Elizabeth Marie Joan Tucker

 Deputy Counting Officer

    Printed and published by the Counting Officer,  

    DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL  

    South Hams District Council  

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for

    Newton and Noss Neighbourhood Area  

I Elizabeth Marie Joan Tucker, being the Deputy Counting Officer at the above referendum held on Thursday 28 June 2018, do hereby give notice that the result of the votes cast is as follows:

Question Do you want South Hams District Council to use the Neighbourhood Planfor Newton and Noss to help it decide planning applications in theneighbourhood area?


                                                   Votes Recorded      Percentage

Number cast in favour of a Yes                  488                86.37

Number cast in favour of a No                      77                13.63


The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

 A  want of an official mark                -

B voting for more answers than required -

C writing or mark by which voter could be identified -

D being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 4

E rejected in part -

Total 4


Electorate: 1519


Ballot Papers Issued: 569


Turnout: 37.46%


And I do hereby declare that more than half of those voting HAVE voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.


 Date Friday29 June 2018      Elizabeth Marie Joan Tucker

                                              Deputy Counting Officer

Download PDF Attachment (Declaration of results - final.pdf)

 

TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS

 


South Hams District Council is cracking down on dog owners who have their dogs off the lead in public areas, or who don’t clean up after their dogs.

Public Space Protection Orders have been introduced across the South Hams, clarifying where it will be mandatory to keep dogs on a lead. In some areas, such as children’s play areas, dogs are banned entirely.

In addition, the new laws give authorised council officers the power to request that an owner place their dog on a lead in any open public area where the dog is causing a nuisance or likely to do so.

During the summer months, dogs are not permitted on a number of beaches in the South Hams, and officers will be able to issue on the spot fines for those ignoring this regulation.

Failure to comply with the PSPO or a request from a council officer is punishable by an on-the-spot fine of £100.

Uniformed Officers will be patrolling regularly from early July.

For a full list of the areas where dogs must be kept on a lead, and where dogs are not permitted, please see https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4114/Dogs-on-Leads, https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4109/Dog-Exclusion-Areas-Beaches and https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4541/Dog-Exclusion-Areas-Except-Beaches-

Dogs MUSTbe on a lead (The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, Public Spaces Protection Order 2017; Control of Dogs) in the following locations:

  • All Areas covered by Rule 56 of the Highway Code, such as on the road, on a pavement or on a path shared with cyclists and/or horse riders.
  • Areas with retail premises designated as zone 1 under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 where there are 2 or more commercial/shop premises.
  • Car parks.
  • Cemeteries and Churchyards.
  • Any fenced, hedged or walled pond, area of water or nature reserve.
  • Marked sports fields whilst organised sport is in progress.

 

AND:

Other areas including:

·         BUTTS PARK, NEWTON FERRERS

·         THE GREEN, NEWTON FERRERS (INCLUDING AREAS ADJACENT TO THE WAR MEMORIAL AND TO DILLONS)

 

Dogs on Leads by Direction

·         An authorised Council Officer will have the power to request that an owner place their dog on a lead in any open public area where the dog is causing a nuisance or likely to do so. 

·         Failure to comply with these directions could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1000 if the matter goes to Court.

 

Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Programme Campaign

Devon County Council are asking you to register your interest for improved broadband at the website below:
www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk

The Devon and Somerset broadband campaign needs as many business and community responses as possible. The campaign commenced on the 6th February and closes on the 29th February 2012. Your input is vital to ensuring effective roll out of the services as it is unlikely there will by another similar opportunity.

Background:

This project is one of 3 national pilots chosen to roll out superfast broadband to the 'hard to reach' areas that will not attract private sector investment. With the help of funding from the Government, Devon County Council and Somerset County Council, as well as support from partner authorities, there is £50m to invest, but this isn't enough on its own. There needs investment from broadband suppliers too. Devon County Council therefore need as many people as possible to take part in a short survey which will be influential in deciding how, where and when the infrastructure will be rolled out. This is their one big opportunity to shape the future of our digital services, so they believe it's vital everyone gets involved to help get connected and up to speed.

Why is this important?

£50m of public sector support will not be sufficient to achieve the aims of Connecting Devon and Somerset. Additional investment by the private sector is needed, and to make this an attractive proposition, they will want to see a good potential return on their investment.

Through the Devon and Somerset Get Connected campaign, businesses and communities are asked to register their broadband speed, the types of activity limited by current speeds and what improved connectivity might mean. The findings will be used during negotiations with broadband suppliers. They will also be a factor, along with the potential for economic growth, social need and current speed influencing the eventual broadband roll out programme.

 

STOKE ROAD GRITTING

The Parish Council has been advised by Devon County Council that unfortunately Stoke Road, from Bridgend to St Peter's Church, does not fit the policy to be included on the Primary Salting Network but has been added to the Secondary Salting Network. This effectively means that when a forecast of prolonged freezing is received ( ie most or all of the day ) following the Primary Network being salted, the gritters will then return to the depots to refill and then salt all of the Secondary Routes.

Devon County Council has advised that the reduction in funding for the Winter Service is a decision made by County Councillors following results of the Government Spending Review. To comply with this reduction in funding, a complete overhaul of the existing Primary and Secondary salting networks has taken place, part of the outcome being that the existing policy has not changed, but has merely been applied stringently across the county.

As a result roads across the county that were being gritted, such as from Bridgend to St Peter's Church, that did not fit the existing policy criteria (in this case there are less than a 1000 vehicles a day in February ) have been removed from the Primary Network and added to the Secondary Network. At the same time there are now roads which fitted the policy that were not being gritted that have now been included in the Primary Network. There is an overall reduction across the county.

During extended periods of cold weather or snow (defined as most of the day), additional roads are salted providing access to other settlements (this is usually one road linking to the salting network known as the Secondary Network). Roads off the Primary and Secondary Salting Networks and busy cycleways and footways are treated on a reactive basis, within the resources available, once the Primary and Secondary salting network is clear.

Devon County Council has a duty to provide safe passage along the highway in a reasonable and practicable manner in accordance with Section 41(1A) of the Highways Act 1980. This is achieved by a process of pre-salting roads on predefined routes, known as the Primary Salting Network, and this is reviewed annually to reflect developments, improvements and changes in traffic patterns. The criteria below have been developed enabling this salting network to be defined. This ensures a consistent approach across the County and achieves a reasonable balance between cost and level of service.

The criterion for the Primary Salting Network are:
  • Strategic Routes - All A and B roads and C roads classified as high speed routes
  • Traffic Flow - Routes with February two way flows greater than 1000 vehicles per day
  • Settlement Population - Main access route to settlements with a population of 500 or greater as provided by DCC Strategic Intelligence
  • Emergency Premises - Main access routes to 24hr emergency services premises, defined as "Emergency premises with 24 hour access" include: ambulance stations, full time and retained fire stations, hospitals with 24 hour casualty departments and police stations manned 24 hours.
  • Cottage and Community Hospitals - Main highway access route to strategic cottage and community hospitals as notified to the authority by Devon Primary Care Trust
  • Secondary Schools - Main highway access to secondary schools from the Primary Salting Network
  • Bus Routes - Bus routes with a service interval 15 minutes or less within any one hour of the day, in one direction of travel or where a combination of multiple bus services meet this criteria
  • Adjoining Highway Authority Salting Networks - Agreement to ensure consistency of action across boundaries
  • The bus loop of Park & Ride sites.

 

FURTHER CHANGES TO THE PRIMARY HIGHWAY SALTING NETWORK

Devon County Council having reviewed its highway salting network, advised the Parish Council in September 2011, of the following changes:

  • C76 Holbeton at Whitemoor Cross to Stoke Cross & Stoke Rd (Stoke Cross) to junction with Revelstoke Road will be removed from the primary network.
  • A379 junction Yealmpton to A38 Smithaleigh will be added to the primary network.
  • Devon County Council have just advised the Parish Council that the entirety of Stoke Road is no longer include in the Primary Salting network and the primary network route terminates at Bridgend. Stoke Road has been added to the Secondary Salting Network.

    The Parish Council has written to Devon County Council to make representations against this decision.

 

ALLOTMENT NEWS

The Parish Council has been receiving requests for Allotment Gardens for some time. The Parish Council therefore has a statutory duty to do its best to provide them in view of the number of written requests received.
It has been estimated that the area required to provide sufficient allotments for the Parish, including ancillary facilities, would be about ¾-1 acre. Consequently the Parish Council are asking if any local landowner, big or small, would have a suitable field, preferably designated as being for agricultural use, available for lease or purchase as allotment gardens anywhere within Newton or Noss, or easily accessible on land close to the Parish. IF YOU HAVE SUITABLE LAND FOR LEASE OR SALE, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

 

 

NEW POLICE NON EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 101

The Police have introduced a new non emergency telephone number 101
as from 5 September 2011.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing will be able to textphone 18001 101.

Calls from landlines or mobile telephones will cost 15p per call.
The number is available to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The old non emergency telephone number 08452 777444 will be phased out.

The emergency number 999 remains unchanged.

 

GRASS CUTTING REDUCTION IN SERVICE


Due to funding cuts in services, Devon County Council have advised that the cutting of some grass verges within 30mph speed limit areas will be reduced from 6 to 4 cuts per season. The County Council has committed to arrange for additional cuts at some road junctions only if growth compromises safety. Concerns about safety should be raised directly with Devon County Council. The County Council have also withdrawn the weed spraying service from the area. They will deal with litter and loose organic detritus but not fixed weed growth. In these circumstances, the Parish Council have suggested that Parishioners may wish to consider looking after the areas outside their own properties.

 

STREET LIGHTING: PART -NIGHT LIGHTING POLICY

The Parish Council have been advised by Devon County Council that they have approved a policy of part-night lighting in residential areas across the County to reduce emissions and energy costs.
The policy for the Parish will apply to all residential areas except for the B3186 (from Butts Park, down Parsonage Road, past Holy Cross Church to the junction with Church Park Road).This section will remain lit all night. This will result in the lights being switched off in all other residential areas from about 12.30am for 5 hours.
The County Council has set up a web site - www.devon.gov.uk/partnightlighting to explain its policy.
The Parish Council were consulted and have requested that in addition to the proposals, lights remain on from Church Park Road to the junction with Newton Hill and on both sides of Newton-Noss Voss.

 

   Marine Crime

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary have produced  soft waterproof marine covers for outboard engines, to replace hardcovers, when the engines are left unattended. The covers have the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary logo emblazoned on them and are designed to deter thieves. The covers cost £15 each and are available from the Harbour Master.

 



DOGS


 About 200 dogs are reported lost or stolen to SHDC each year. The dog warden’s job involves collecting stray dogs and trying to reunite them with their owners. If a dog is found and taken to a kennel because the owner cannot be traced, it will cost a minimum of £49.00 to reclaim your animal.

Please ensure your dog has, at the very least, a dog tag on its collar.
 If your pet has not been tagged or micro chipped you can call the dog wardens for advice on 01803 861234.

 



POTHOLES


“YOUR county needs you” is the message from Devon County Council as it calls on people to help in dealing with potholes on Devon’s roads.

The County Council wants residents in Devon to play a part in helping its highways teams to identify areas that are in need of emergency repairs.

Potholes and safety defects on the county’s roads can be reported online at www.devon.gov.uk or by calling the My Devon Customer Service Centre on 0845 155 1004.



 

Don't be scared, be well prepared

The above named leaflet has been produced to provide emergency planning advice to members of the public in order to help protect them and their homes in an emergency such as a flood, fire, storm, power cut or gas leak...  The subjects included include:- 

  • Events that could occur
  • What to do in an emergency
  • How to prepare for an emergency
  • Maintaining your home
  • Emergency Bag
  • Driving tips
  • Looking after pets
  • Have you put ICE in your mobile?
  • Local radio
  • Useful numbers in your mobile phone
  • Local Resilience Forum

These leaflets are being circulated throughout Devon, including district/town/parish councils, libraries and the emergency services.

If additional copies are required please contact Peter Dale, Emergency Planning Officer, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes on 01803 861278 or peter.dale@southhams.gov.uk

An electronic copy can be found here...

 

Second Home or Holiday Home Owner
Forgot your day of collection or do you need recycling sacks?
Call South Hams District Council,
01803 861234
Is your collection day not suitable?
You can arrange in advance to take a limited amount of
waste to the recycling centre. Call, Devon County Council
to book this in. Tel: 0845 1551010
Is your property let for self catering?
Contact South Hams District Council trade waste collections.
Tel: 01803 861234
& Holiday Homes

You can download a copy of this notice here...



 

BISHOPS COURT CONSULTING ROOM

 As well as being available for medical appointments, the Consulting Room can be hired on either a regular or one-off basis by anyone wishing to provide what can loosely be regarded as a community service.
There are opportunities for reflexology, aromatherapy, tutoring, counselling, hypnotherapy etc.

To discuss the options in more detail, please ring the Parish Clerk on 872538

 



OF INTEREST TO KEEN DEVON WALKERS
Visit www.walkingindevon.co.uk to download walk leaflets (free).
Included on the site are local walks plus links to:-
Walking groups
Books on Devon walks and  Devon maps
Accommodation along the way
Walks in other counties
and the all important weather forecast.
NOT FORGETTING…….
The Newton & Noss Footpath Guide – only £1.50 from the
Post Office and Pharmacy.

 



THE GLASS SKIP, NOSS
If you use the skip, your attention is drawn to the following please:-

 

  • This facility is provided for household and not commercial glass.
  • It is totally unacceptable to leave bottles, boxes of bottles, plastic bags full of glass and other refuse on the ground.
  • If the skip is full, please take your glass home – it is not at all helpful to leave any type of waste on the ground or hung on the skip for someone else to dispose of on your behalf. The bags tend to blow away and the boxes soak up the rain.
  • It is not the job of the skip lorry driver to tidy every site he visits so it is left to the public-spirited residents of Noss to clear up the mess.




FAULTY STREET LIGHTING
             If you know of a lamp which is not working, please report it. Thank you.
www.devon.gov.uk/street_lighting
  or telephone: 0845 155 1004 quoting the lamp number


IVYBRIDGE RING & RIDE

The “Ring & Ride” bus provides a shopping service for anyone who finds normal bus services difficult to use.
The driver will collect and return you from your house and help with any shopping on your return if needed. There is a tail-lift for wheelchair users or anyone who finds the steps difficult, and the bus stops at Morrisons, Sainsburys and Plymouth City Centre.

To reserve your place, please telephone Dave on 690444.
He is in the office from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.30pm.

This service is supported by the Parish Council.

NEED A NATIONAL BUS PASS?
For an application form call 01392 383688


DOG FOULING

Unfortunately it is necessary to include this unpleasant topic as complaints have been received about several areas in the Parish.

DOG OWNERS ARE REMINDED THAT DISPOSING OF A PLASTIC BAG OF DOG WASTE INTO THE NEAREST HEDGE OR ONTO THE GROUND IS UNACCEPTABLE. PLEASE USE A BIN OR TAKE THE WASTE HOME.

Anyone with a concern is encouraged to report names, times and places either direct to the Dog Warden at SHDC, Follaton House, Totnes, TQ9 5NE (01803 861234) or to the Parish Clerk. Photos are also helpful.

Anyone with a dog is reminded that it is an offence to allow your pet to foul in a public place or wander the streets alone.