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Clayhidon Parish Council, August 2013

Report of Clayhidon Parish Council Meeting held on 5 August 2013.

The Affordable House.
Sadly negotiations to secure the affordable house for Clayhidon have failed. The Upper Culm Community Land Trust was successful in finding a Housing Association which was prepared to buy and manage the house. An offer was made to the Developer, taking into consideration the valuation of the house and the sum that would need to be paid, by the Developer, to MDDC to lift the 106 agreement. This is the agreement which restricts the sale and use of the house. The offer was not accepted and the Parish Council regret that, after the long fight, there is now no prospect of securing the house for the Parish.

Footpath Review.
The Rights of Way Committee have resolved to make the modifications to Footpaths 28 (Shackles Cross to Denshayes) and 31 (at Ridgewood Farm) which will bring the map in line with the definitive statement. There will now be a consultation process before the ‘Orders’ are made.

WW1 Anniversary.
We have been asked if we would like to join Hemyock in an event to mark the Anniversary of WW1. Hopefully more details will be available by the next meeting.

County Councillor.
As there has still been no work to improve the surface of the roads in the Bolham area, Councillor Ray Radford suggested that the PC write a letter of complaint to the Chief Executive of the County Council. However Councillor Radford did remind us that the road budget is not sufficient to maintain all the roads in the County and the majority of this is spent on the major roads.

District Councillor Frank Rosamond reported that there was a shortfall in the MDDC’s budget for the first quarter of the year. This is likely to have an impact on services but the extent of this is not yet known. He also reported that MDDC were developing an action plan to support economic regeneration in Mid Devon. 

Next meeting.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday  7thOctober at 7.30pm  in the Parish Hall.

Sue Hay