NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next meeting of the full parish council will be on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Methodists' Hall.
The agenda for the meeting will be made available here around a week beforehand. 

MINUTES FROM THE MOST RECENT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 4th May 2022

Draft minutes for the meeting are available here. 

NEXT MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE
The next meeting of the planning committee will be on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Methodists' Hall.
The agenda for the meeting is available here. 

MINUTES FROM THE MOST RECENT MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE - 4th May 2022.
Draft minutes from the most recent meeting of the planning committee will shortly be available here.


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th June 2022


Programme of Celebrations events at Chittlehampton


Thursday 2nd June

17.00

BBQ at cricket field prior to the lighting of the beacon at 21.45

Friday 3rd June

6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start

Concert of Local Talent at Chittlehampton Village Hall

Sunday 5th June

14.00

Bring-and-share street party at the bottom of The Square including Grand Snail Race


Programme of Celebrations events at Atherington Pavilion and Playing field and Umberleigh Village Hall

In this year of 2022, The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, it’s 50 years since Atherington Playing Field was purchased and 10 years since the Pavilion opened.


Thursday 2nd June

AM

(Exact time TBC)

Big Breakfast in Umberleigh Village Hall

Please book at Pat Murch’s Emporium or with Geoff at 540644

20.00 – 22.00

Barbeque and Bonfire at the Playing Field. Coloured flares and viewing of beacons lit across the valley & beyond.

Friday 3rd June

11.30 – 12.00

Service of Thanksgiving held at the Playing field, led by Rev Tracey with the Two Rivers Community choir, to celebrate the Jubilee and Pavilion anniversaries.

12.00 – 14.00

Countryside Café at the Pavilion. Serving Ploughman’s lunches and homemade bakes and cakes.

19.30 – 23.30

Party at the Pavilion live music by Blu Funk Allstars. Outside catering by Devon caterers (Indian street food) and Country Ways (waffles, candy floss and popcorn). Tickets £5.00 per adult. BYOB.

Saturday 4th June

14.00 – 17.00

Celebrations and Competitions at the Playing Field. Cream teas in the garden. Pre-event competitions for children and on-the-day competitions for adults and children, to include Egg throwing & Welly wanging.

Evening

(Exact time TBC)

Umberleigh Party at the Rising Sun hosted by Andy and Lindsey

Sunday 5th June

12.30 onwards

The Big Jubilee Lunch a Bring and Share and BYOB event at the Playing field. Dress code Red, White and Blue or something regal.

Late Afternoon

(Exact time TBC)

Barbecue at Umberleigh Village Hall. Casual Family Get together. BYO Food and Drink

All dates

Display of flower arrangements in St Mary’s Church.


Fundraising will hopefully allow some of the planned activities to be free or at cost price.

 

The programme of events to be held in Chittlehampton will be published here shortly.

 

These celebrations are a perfect opportunity for those who are new to the parish to get to meet fellow parishioners and to get involved with the community. If anyone would like to offer their assistance with the work that goes into the preparation for these events as well as on the day with erecting tables etc this would be very much appreciated. Please contact the clerk to the parish council at External link opens in new tab or windowchittlehamptonclerk@gmail.com or a parish councillor.


 

LATEST TEMPORARY PROHIBITIONS OF THROUGH TRAFFIC


ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
SECTION 16A
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE STREET PARTY)
(THE SQUARE, EAST STREET, CHITTLEHAMPTON) ORDER 2022
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC
NOTICE is hereby given that Devon County Council has made the above titled order.
From    SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2022 for a maximum of 3 days
Anticipated Finish  SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2022
Between the hours of 14:30 Saturday and 23:59 Sunday
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed on the sections of Affected Roads.
Roads affected -
THE SQUARE, EAST STREET, CHITTLEHAMPTON, BETWEEN CHAPEL COTTAGE
AND THE BELL INN
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - THE SQUARE
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable -
QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE STREET PARTY
For additional information contact: ALVIN SCOTT
Telephone: 07810 832863
Dated: SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022
Meg Booth Chief Officer of Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste Devon Highways Devon County Council County Hall Exeter EX2 4QD
Ref:  TTRO2245648


ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
SECTION 14
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (ROAD FROM BARTON CROSS TO
LERWELL BEECH TREE CROSS, CHITTLEHAMPTON) NOTICE 2022
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From MONDAY 6 JUNE 2022 for a maximum of 5 days
Until FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2022 (both dates inclusive)
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads.
Roads affected -
ROAD FROM BARTON CROSS TO LERWELL BEECH TREE CROSS, CHITTLEHAMPTON
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - HEDDON CROSS TO CHURCH
CROSS, CHURCH CROSS TO FILLEIGH BRIDGE,FILLEIGH BRIDGE TO ALLER
CROSS, STAGS HEAD TO KINGSLAND BARTON, B3227, FOUR WHITE GATES
CROSS TO RIDING CROSS, LIMERS CROSS, LIMERS CROSS TO LERWELL BEECH
TREE CROSS AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable -
DEVON HIGHWAYS - PATCHING WORKS IN PREPARATION FOR SURFACE
DRESSING TREATMENT 2023/24
For additional information contact:
MILESTONE INFRASTRUCTURE
Telephone: 0203 307 7872
Dated: MONDAY 6 JUNE 2022

Meg Booth
Chief Officer of Highways, Infrastructure
Development & Waste
Devon Highways
Devon County Council
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD

Ref: TTRO2245708


UNDER SECTION 14 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION)
(ROAD FROM UMBERLEIGH BRIDGE TO EASTACOTT CROSS, UMBERLEIGH) NOTICE 2022

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
On SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022 for a maximum of 5 days
Anticipated Finish  SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022
Between the hours of 00:00 and 02:00
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed on the sections of Affected Roads.
Roads affected - ROAD FROM UMBERLEIGH BRIDGE TO EASTACOTT CROSS, UMBERLEIGH
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via -  ROAD FROM UMBERLEIGH BRIDGE TO EASTACOTT CROSS - ROAD FROM UMBERLEIGH BRIDGE TO BLAKEWELL CROSS - ROAD FROM BLAKEWELL CROSS TO EASTACOTT CROSS - ROAD FROM UMBERLEIGH BRIDGE TO EASTACOTT CROSS - VICE VERSA

This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable - NETWORK RAIL WORKS - WHITE LINE LEVEL CROSSING
For additional information contact: SUNBELT RENTALS UK Telephone: 03700 500792
Dated: SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022 Meg Booth Chief Officer of Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste Devon Highways Devon County Council County Hall Exeter EX2 4QD Ref:  TTRO2244862



 

TORRINGTON MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE 2022 DATES FOR CHITTLEHAMPTON

The mobile library service will be visiting The Square in Chittlehampton between 2:05 pm and 2:30 pm on the following Tuesdays during 2022:

18th January 2022, 15th February 2022, 15th March 2022, 12th April 2022, 10th May 2022,
7th June 2022, 5th July 2022, 2nd August 2022, 27th September 2022, 25th October 2022 and 22nd November 2022. No visit will be made during December 2022.

Changes to Waste and Recycling Collections: Platinum Jubilee

 

As you’re aware, Her Majesty The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year and there will be two bank holidays on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June.

 

North Devon Council are anticipating many road closures as local communities celebrate with street parties over the long weekend. They would also like all of their staff to be able to take part in the celebrations.

 

This will mean some disruption to some or all of your waste and recycling collections. Below is a table outlining which collections are affected on which days and what will happen instead.

 

*Please note that in some cases black bin/bag collections are being brought forward, so you will need to put your bin/bags out a few days earlier than normal.

 

Please also note that some recycling and green bin collections will be missed altogether, but if you leave extra recyclables or garden waste out beside your bins/containers the collection before or after your normal collection date, the crews will pick this up.

 

Type of collection

Usual collection date

What will happen instead

*Black bin/bag

Thursday 2 June

Collection brought forward to Monday 30 May

*Black bin/bag

Friday 3 June

Collection brought forward to Tuesday 31 May

Recycling

Thursday 2 June

No collection – leave out any extra recycling the following week

Recycling

Friday 3 June

No collection – leave out any extra recycling the following week

Garden waste green bins

Monday 30 May – Friday 10 June inclusive

No collections – leave out any extra waste in bags the collection before or the following collection

 

Although these are the dates NDC have planned, there is always the chance of unforeseen issues affecting collections, so please check their  website and social media for up to date information.


 

DOGS NO LONGER ALLOWED ON CHITTLEHAMPTON PLAYING FIELD/FOOTBALL PITCH

North Devon Council has issued a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which came into effect on 1st October 2021. Issued under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014, the order bans dogs on the football pitch/playing field behind Chittlehampton village hall.


From the same date, dogs will have to be kept on a lead when on the land immediately adjoining the village hall.


Clear signage is in place at those locations explaining the new rules so that visitors are aware of the change. Anyone ignoring the new rules will be liable to a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice.


An exception has been made which will enable the annual dog show to continue to be held on the playing field.


North Devon Council has taken this action in order to address the ongoing problems caused by irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs and those who do not keep their dogs under appropriate control. 

 


WHEELIE BINS ON PAVEMENTS

There have been instances lately in the parish where wheelie bins have been kept on pavements outside of the time necessary for them to be emptied.


There is in fact a legal requirement for wheelie bins to be removed from the pavement once they have been emptied as bins kept on pavements unnecessarily can cause an obstruction to neighbours and force people using wheelchairs or buggies to walk on the road. They particularly form a hazard to blind or partially-sighted pedestrians, especially if bins are left out where a pavement or road narrows.

 

Non-compliance with the requirement to keep wheelie bins off of the pavement except when it is necessary to allow them to be emptied, together with any enforcement action necessary are matters for North Devon Council. NDC have the power to remove bins found to be on a public highway on non-collection days and to charge a fee for re-delivery. They also have the authority under section 46A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to someone who does not respect the rules.


Any parishioners who have concerns about wheelie bins near them being kept on pavements unnecessarily can contact NDC’s Customer Services Team by calling them on 01271 327711 or by visiting one of NDC’s local offices.

 


RECENT POP-UP STREET SURGERY IN CHITTLEHAMPTON WITH NORTH DEVON'S MP

On Wednesday 18th August North Devon's MP Selaine Saxby held a pop-up  street surgery outside The Bell Inn at Chittlehampton. This provided parishioners with an opportunity to speak to her in person about matters of concern to them. 

Selaine says: "It was great to be in Chittlehampton recently to speak to some residents about planning, highways and broadband issues. There has been some good news on one of these fronts, where I have liaised with Openreach to get Umberleigh Academy’s broadband upgraded and I know the community is now also working on a Community Fibre Partnership. Cllr Jenkins was able to join me and discussed some of the work he had been doing with the village. Separately, we also had some good news from County Councillor, Paul Henderson, that the A377 is finally receiving some of the long overdue treatment it so desperately needs. Next time I am doing a surgery in Chittlehampton I will make sure that it is when The Bell Inn is open, the one thing missing from my most enjoyable visit was coffee!"


 

Play Area

As much as the Parish Council would love to renew the whole of the play equipment and the surfacing of the play area the costs are so great that we feel even with grants the chances of managing to achieve this are more or less impossible. However we are endeavouring to resolve the difficulties with the existing equipment. One of the main problems is complying with the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act 1995) part of the Equality Act 2010 which raises many issues with the whole area within the fencing and the access from the village hall car park. We are seeking advice on how to resolve these as much as we need to so that the area can re-open and then replace items as the finance becomes available. Again we apologise for any inconvenience caused but our main priority is the safety of the children.

 


Pesky Potholes!


Did you realise that you can also report potholes that you find yourself? This can be done via the following Devon County Council website:
External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/report-a-pothole.
Alternatively you can just Google "Devon potholes" and follow the first suggested link.


You can then report the pothole by clicking on its location on an interactive map. There is even an opportunity to upload a photograph of the pothole to show how bad it is and help identify the one you are reporting.
However, not all potholes qualify for a repair. In order to be repaired a pothole must:
1. be over 40mm deep
    and
2. be wider than 300mm
    and
3. have a vertical rather than a shallow edge.
Once you have registered your pothole, DCC aim to have it investigated within 3 days. If the investigation confirms that it qualifies for repair, it will be added to their list of repair work to be undertaken.



 

Air Ambulance Landing Lights.

The Parish Council jointly with Devon Air Ambulance have installed lighting on the playing field behind the village hall to enable the air ambulance to land during the hours of darkness. They are now flying until 2 O'Clock in the morning and this is likely to be extended even further. The lights are turned on by mobile telephone signal should a landing be required. Due to the remoteness of the village this could be life saving or in case of a serious incident could be used to take patients to a distant specialist hospital. The funding for this project has come from money given to the air ambulance by the UK Treasury from the LIBOR Bank Fines, council grants from Councillor Richard Edgell, Councillor Walter White and a very kind donation from Grenville Buckingham. Just to prove it was money well spent, the site was used in earnest less than two months after being completed and commissioned on the evening of Sunday 17th. March to take a patient to a specialist burns unit.

See pictures below.

 


Chittlehampton Village Hall Now Has A Website.

at External link opens in new tab or windowwww.chittlehamptonvillagehall.co.uk

And A Facebook Page

at External link opens in new tab or windowwww.facebook.com/chittlehamptonvillagehall