Three-weekly waste collections planned for Mid Devon

Following a trial of three-weekly waste collections over the summer the Mid Devon District Council is now considering implementing the scheme throughout the district. The three-month long trial, which began in July 2021, took place in Holcombe Rogus/Westleigh and an area around Canal Hill in Tiverton and involved more than 1000 households having their residual …

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Please don’t burn plastic – it’s dangerous to health

Plastic bonfire Clayhidon

This bonfire of plastic waste was spotted in Clayhidon by parish councillor Richard Brown, who took a photo  to remind people about the dos and don’ts of garden fires. Burning plastic produces highly toxic fumes which can cause serious harm to our health. The Government website warns: “You cannot get rid of household waste if …

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Agenda, Clayhidon Parish Council, January 10, 2022

A meeting of Clayhidon Parish Council is to be held at the parish hall on Monday 10th January 2022. The meeting is open to the press and the public. Agenda Welcome by Chairman, apologies for absence and introductions Declarations of Interest/DispensationsTo receive any declarations of interest relating to business to be conducted at this meeting …

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Clayhidon Café cancelled as Covid cases surge

Caution over the nationwide surge in Covid infections has led Clayhidon Village Hall committee to cancel the Clayhidon Café planned for Saturday January 8. Anne Langford, vice chair, said that understandably no-one was keen to run it this month.

Families enjoy carols in lantern-lit churchyard

Clayhidon’s Christmas began on December 23 in the dark and highly atmospheric setting of St Andrew’s Churchyard. The rain held off while families sat socially distanced in lantern-light among the gravestones and sang popular carols. They were led by The Reverend Canon Becky Totterdell and a lively trio of musicians, who rattled through all the …

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Minutes, Clayhidon Parish Council, December 13, 2021

  Clayhidon Parish Council Meeting  Held at Parish Hall, Clayhidon, at 7.30pm on Monday 13th December 2021 Subject Action 1.            Present  Mr M Bendle (Chair), Mr J Blackmore, Mr R Brown, Mr R Drew (Vice Chair), Mr J Kidner, Mr N King, Mrs A Weekes, District Councillor S Clist, Mrs D Evans (Parish Clerk) and …

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French Nut Tree to be closed to traffic

French Nut Tree road diversion

A short section of French Nut Tree – the lane between Shackles Cross and Bridgehouse Cross, Clayhidon – is to be closed to traffic for eight days, and possibly longer, from Tuesday January 4. This will allow contractors for South West Water to install a new water supply. Residents have been assured that emergency services …

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Parishes could be abolished in Mid Devon review

Mid Devon Parish Review

In less than two years some parishes in Mid Devon could be merged, changed or even abolished under a review by the district council.     All towns and parishes will be reviewed and the council will be consulting the public on a number of options, including: • creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes• changing …

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Minutes, Clayhidon Parish Council meeting November 18 2018

   Held at the Parish Hall, Clayhidon at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th November 2021 Subject Action 1.            Present  Mr M Bendle (chair), Mr J Blackmore, Mr R Brown, Mr J Kidner, Mr N King, Mrs A Weekes, Mrs D Evans (Parish Clerk), District Councillor S Clist and members of the public. Apologies  Mr R Drew …

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Agenda. Clayhidon Parish Council, December 13 2021,

  A meeting of Clayhidon Parish Council is to be held at the Parish Hall on Monday 13th December at 7.30pm.  The meeting is open to the press and the public.   AGENDA   Welcome by Chairman, apologies for absence and introductions Declarations of Interest/Dispensations To receive any declarations of interest relating to business to …

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MInutes, November 8th 2021

  Clayhidon Parish Council Meeting  Held at the Parish Hall, Clayhidon at 7.30pm on Monday 8th November 2021 Minutes Subject Action 1.            Present  Mr M Bendle (chair), Mr J Blackmore, Mr R Brown, Mr J Kidner, Mr N King, Mrs D Evans (Parish Clerk), District Councillor S Clist and members of the public. Apologies  Mrs …

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‘Thoughts and worries’ about John Griss Charity

Caroline Bendle has written to the John Griss Charity trustees expressing “thoughts and worries” about whether they are following proper procedures. “The main worry is that you’re not following the Charity Commission’s (CC) rules in that there don’t seem to be any attempts to get a proper valuation of the house/land/lakes, and that maybe you …

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Parish Council Agenda, November 18

A meeting of Clayhidon Parish Council will be held at the Parish Hall on Thursday 18th November at 7.30pm.  The meeting is open to the press and the public. AGENDA Welcome by Chairman, apologies for absence and introductions Declarations of Interest/Dispensations To receive any declarations of interest relating to business to be conducted at this …

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Dozens of mini-dams hold back floods

Dozens of tiny dams are being created on streams to delay the impact of heavy rain on the River Culm and reduce flooding in towns and villages downstream.The dam in our picture is one of many built recently on the fast running Lillycombe stream in Clayhidon by the Drew family as one of the “nature …

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Not enough dog poo to justify a bin

Mid Devon District Council  has said no to a dog bin for Clayhidon. The parish council requested one after residents said at least one was necessary following the annual spring clean up of roadsides in the parish. However MDDC says a survey revealed “no evidence of excessive amounts of dog waste and litter strewn in …

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Parish council looks at four planning applications

Four new building projects in Clayhidon are up for discussion by the parish council at its meeting in the parish hall on Monday November 8. They are: Bar Park – a revision to plans to convert a redundant farm building  plus erection of two outbuildings; Foxhayes – replacement guest house following demolition of farm building; …

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Three-homes plan for Johnny’s Rose Cottage site

A detailed progress report on what is happening to the cottage, lakes and land bequeathed to  the parish by the late Johnny Griss  was given at the Clayhidon Parish Council meeting on October 11. Rose Cottage The John Griss Charity is working with local developer Andy Lehner to submit a planning application to Mid Devon …

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