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Councillor Vacancies

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that two vacancies exists in the office of Councillor for the above Parish.

 

If, within fourteen working days after the date of this notice (i.e. by no later than 22nd September 2020) a request to fill the vacancy by election is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX by TEN electors of the Parish then an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is requested to fill this vacancy it will not take place before May 2021.

Signed: C Retallick Date: 2nd September 2020

(Clerk to the Council)

 Farmers Market at Teign Valley Nursery. 

 Bus Services being restored.

Most bus services in Devon will be further restored with effect from Sunday 14th June. This is in response to recent Government announcements and a fresh round of funding direct to bus companies for commercially operated services, plus an anticipated additional grant via local authorites for supported services.  

A summary for each bus company is attached. Inevitably, these further changes are at short notice and final timetables are in the process of being posted on-line. The County Council’s web site will in due course be including full timetable details as confirmed with each company. In the meantime a summary is attached. 

https://www.traveldevon.info/bus/latest-news-service-updates/ 

County Council-supported services are virtually all restored to their full level. A further round of Government funding for local authority support of bus services is anticipated. In addition, the Council is due to receive its share of the previously announced Funding for Supported Services 2020/2021, in respect of which we consulted publicly on a programme of service improvements. In the light of the coronavirus situation, with levels of passenger usage and revenue having fallen by around 95% and likely to recover only gradually, we have applied to Government to take up their option of using the new funding to support existing services through the coming period of financial uncertainty. The intention therefore is to postpone the programme of service improvements until we know the long term funding position from central Government and future stability of the bus network. 

Stagecoach are incorporating some changes to their commercially operated services which were part of their service review and public consultation which took place prior to the coronavirus situation. These are mainly within Exeter, plus the Exeter - Okehampton - Bude / Launceston service.  

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/covid-19-timetables 

Alongside bus services being restored, the temporary pre-0930 free travel concession for National Bus Pass-holders is being withdrawn. This is to help ensure capacity for workers during peak hours. 

The following notice for passengers, issued by the Government, is being displayed on buses and at main bus stops: 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/884507/passenger-guidance-infographic-document.pdf 

 

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Proposal to Introduce an Annual Parking Pass

The park are asking regular visitors for their views on a proposal to introduce an annual parking pass available for residents and visitors to Dartmoor, for the car parks at Haytor, Postbridge and Meldon Reservior where parking charges apply.

The online survey is available to complete via the Authority's website at https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/current-consultations

The public survey runs until 25 October 2019 and is result will be reported to the Authority's members for consideration. 

Devon AlertRed Telephone

Devon and Cornwall Alert is a free community messaging system run by Devon and Cornwall Police to inform members of the public about crimes and incidents affecting their local area. 

Recorded messages are sent by telephone, email or text message to individuals or groups/businesses.

It is a two-way messaging system which helps us to connect with our communities; it tells people what is happening in their area and allows them to respond directly with any information.

The system is designed to allow people who register to choose the type of information they would like to receive concerning crime and anti-social behaviour, witness appeals, crime prevention, community events and local good news.

 Please follow the link to sign up https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/our-services/devon-and-cornwall-alert/devon-and-cornwall-alert-explained/

You can now recycle foil in your black recycling box!

The following items will now be accepted for recycling;

  • Foil containers including ready meal trays, quiche & pie cases, take away trays and pet food trays.
  • Foil lids including such as those found on some yoghurt and cream tubs and pet food trays. Please rinse off any food residue.
  • Kitchen foil, please don’t include any foil that has lots of baked on food or is very greasy.
  • Not sure if its foil? Do the scrunch test! Scrunch the pack or foil in your hand. If it stays scrunched it’s foil and can be recycled. If it springs open then its plastic film and cannot be recycled.
No thanks - Some things look like foil but are plastic such as crisp packets, drink, baby and pet food pouches, shiny ‘foil’ gift wrap. Please put these in your black bin