Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

300° view of Hennock from
the top of the Church Tower

© 2014 D Baker

Parish Council notices relevant to Hennock and Teign Village

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CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON POST OFFICE
The Parish Council has been made aware that not all residents in the Parish are aware that the Post Office operates from Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall on Wednesdays from 9am – 1pm and on Fridays from 1pm – 5pm.  Unfortunately there is not enough customer activity to warrant any additional hours.  Please support the Chudleigh Knighton facility to ensure the current level of service continues to be provided.

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PLEASE REPORT INCIDENTS OF EXCESSIVE SPEED THROUGH CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON
The Parish Council asked Devon County Council Highways [DCC] to consider placing white lines/rumble strips in the road from the new entrance gate (at the entrance to Chudleigh Knighton from Chudleigh direction) to the 30mph speed limit. Unfortunately, DCC no longer supports the use of rumble strips (other than for use on slip roads of motorways or dual carriageways) and it is not replacing those that are in place when they eventually fade. DCC will only support the introduction of speed reduction measures at sites where there is evidence of a problem with excessive speed. This evidence is gathered through DCC’s SCARF process (Speed Compliance Action Review Forum) and the Parish Council agreed at its April meeting to ask DCC to proceed with this investigation, accepting that it is a lengthy procedure. The Parish Council is urging residents to report incidents of excessive speed to the police so that evidence can be gathered – for non-emergencies phone 101 or email teignbridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk     

PLEASE REPORT POTHOLES
County Cllr Jerry Brook advised the Parish Council at its April meeting that DCC are putting enormous pressure on Central Government to put more funding in place to deal with the damage to the roads – there are large numbers of potholes across the region and the Parish Council is encouraging residents to report them.  This can be done online at https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/

DOUBLE PARKING ON CORNER OPPOSITE HENNOCK VILLAGE HALL BLOCKING ACCESS 
Unfortunately, there have been increasing incidents where people have been double parking alongside the Palk Arms in Hennock and parking on the opposite side of the road alongside the "Mining Truck" site thereby making the access too narrow for large vehicles; this has been happening during the day (often at school pick up time) as well as at night (when the pub is open). This has meant the refuse lorry has been unable to get through and so residents’ bins have not been emptied but there is also a greater concern that emergency vehicles may also be prevented from access. Please park responsibly. 

KEEP YOUR TOPS ON!
What do you do with lids, tops and caps? If you find yourself asking “Are they recyclable?”,     “Which bin do they go in?” and “Am I doing it right?” these common questions now have a simple answer – YES! They are all recyclable! Simply give the bottle or jar a rinse, squash plastic bottles, put the top back on and recycle as you normally would – even if it’s a metal lid on a glass jar. For more information visit recycledevon.org.uk

TEIGNBRIDGE LOCAL PLAN REVIEW
Teignbridge District Council is reviewing Teignbridge’s Local Plan and it would like you to have your say on the things you think the plan should cover.  The public consultation will run from 21 May – 16 July 2018. All of the documents can be viewed at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview

PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING LED DEVELOPMENT TO THE REAR OF APPLE TREE CLOSE, CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON UPDATE
The developer has submitted a pre-app to Teignbridge District Council so that the project can be discussed with planning officers ahead of a planning application being submitted.

HENNOCK AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME UPDATE
Teignbridge District Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority are working together on a scheme which includes one open market dwelling for the landowner which will cross subsidise 4 affordable dwellings (self-build/custom-build). Negotiations are still taking place with the landowners regarding the cross-subsidy. If you are interested but not sure whether you are eligible please give Mary Ridgway, Housing Enabling Officer at Teignbridge District Council, a ring on 01626 215232.

VACANCIES ON THE PARISH COUNCIL
Cllr Pam Elliott has resigned from the Parish Council creating another vacancy.  If you would like to help make a difference in your community please consider becoming a Parish Councillor.  The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except in August) at 7.30pm in either Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall or Hennock Village Hall. If you’d like to apply, speak to one of your local councillors or contact Helen Reynolds (Clerk) at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 01626 832336

FURTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS can be found on the Parish Council’s website at www.hennockpc.org.uk and its Facebook page: search for @hennockparishcouncil on Facebook

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PLANS TO REOPEN HEATHFIELD LANDFILL SITE
Viridor closed the Heathfield Landfill site in January 2016. However, the demand for residual waste (that which cannot be recycled) is greater than the current capacity and Viridor, therefore, intends to submit a planning application to allow for landfilling of waste at the Heathfield site for an additional 5 years.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE PLAY PARKS WORKING GROUP?
In response to the Council’s decision not to raise the precept further to undertake various capital expenditure projects at its Play Parks, a Play Parks Working Group has been formed. The purpose of this group is to explore fundraising avenues, including grant applications, for the three Play Parks in the Parish. If you would like to join the Group or would like some further information please contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or on 01626 832336.

WOULD YOU LIKE FRESH AIR, HOME GROWN PRODUCE & A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
The Parish Council has allotments to let at Hennock – these allotments have been given some further attention by a Working Group and are ready for planting so please get in touch now to secure a plot. Did you know that just 30 minutes of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same as doing low impact aerobics? If you would like some more information please contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or on 01626 832336.