2024-04 Parish Council agenda 4th April 2024


Ms Fiona Clampin

Clerk to the Council

15 Batts Lane

Ottery St Mary

EX11 1EY

07899 932620

27th March 2024

Members of Gittisham Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the April Parish Council Meeting to be held in Gittisham Parish Room on Thursday 4th April 2024 commencing at 7.30pm to discuss items on the Agenda and to make resolutions as appropriate.

Prior to the start of the meeting a period of 15 minutes is allowed to permit any resident to bring appropriate matters to the notice of the Council.  Please contact the clerk if you would like to do this, preferably by email in advance of the meeting, with a question you wish to be raised with Councillors on your behalf. 

  1. To accept and approve apologies
  2. To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 7th March 2024
  3. To receive the Beat Manager’s report
  4. To receive declarations of interest
  5. To consider actions from last meeting not otherwise on the agenda
  6. To receive reports from County Council and District Council representatives
  7. To consider the following planning applications:
    • a) 24/0652/TRE – 1 Beaumonts Cottages, Gittisham EX14 3AG – T1, Willow: pollard to approximately 8m above ground level; maximum diameter cuts of 20cm; western limb over building; reduce to 3m off main stem
  8. To receive reports from councillors on areas of responsibility and actions since the last meeting:
  • To note the latest planning decision notices (Cllr Orchard)
  • To receive an update on highways (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider plans for expenditure in the parish under the Community Infrastructure Levy and S106, inc publicity (Cllr Orchard / Cllr Twist)
  • To receive an update on public transport (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider climate change measures within the parish, including proposals for rewilding land off Old Elm Road (Cllr Twist / Cllr Rowe)
  • To consider limited residential development in the parish (Cllr Valentine)
  • To consider the creation of a traffic-free amenity route linking Hayne Farm with Gittisham village (Cllr Powell / Cllr Rowe)
  • To consider the refurbishment and maintenance of the village play area (Cllr Walker)
  • To consider work to be carried out by the lengthsman to maintain drains and ditches in the parish (Cllr Walker)
  1. To receive a report from the Chair
  2. To approve the April payments and to note the current bank balance:

F Clampin £254.34 clerk’s salary & expenses tbc

Len Abbott lengthsman work £tbc

Len Abbott expenses £tbc

34SP.com web hosting renewal £119.40

34SP.com domain name registration £15

Gittisham PCC electricity bill [parish council use] £21.10

Michael Poll, play area grass cutting £65 (inv. ref. 10291)

DALC annual subscription £348

NEST (clerk’s pension) £26.78 

  1. Clerk’s report
  2. For information only; items for the forward agenda
  3. To consider any late entry correspondence
  4. To note the date of the next two meetings, Thursday 2nd May and Thursday 6th June 2024 at 7.30pm. 

F J Clampin – Clerk