COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT

* – Attendance; A- Absent; N – No Apologies Received

Cllr. M. Fice – Mayor (in the Chair) – *
Cllr. A. Biggs  – *
Cllr Mrs C. Bricknell  – *
Cllr T. Lang  – *
Cllr R. Whitfield  – *
Cllr Mrs L. Sinnott  – *
Cllr Mrs M. Kemp  – *
Cllr C. Marshall  – *
Cllr K. Baker  – *

Also in attendance:
Dist. Cllr S. Wright – *
Dist. Cllr Mrs Pearce  – A
Cty. Cllr. R Gilbert  – A
Gill Claydon (Clerk)  – *

Pete Robinson (Cemetery Manager and Project Officer)  – *
WPC Jo Pengilly  – A
PCSO D. Gibson  – *
Chris Derrick Kingsbridge Gazette  – *

859. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members were invited to acknowledge any declarable interests, including the nature and extent of such interests that they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting. Cllr Biggs declared an interest in application 1722/16/ADV due to his business association.

860. OPEN FORUM

Police Report – PCSO Gibson was in attendance and advised that there was a spike in marine crime during the middle of June. Someone appeared on CCTV at Whitestrand rowing a tender onto the pontoon and after thirty minutes disappeared off with four tenders roped together. On the same night further items were stolen along the estuary. In the early hours of Monday morning three outboards and other items were taken from the rear of Island Street and two outboards stolen at Ditch End which was accessed from a boat. There were also possibly two boats and one outboard taken from the Cliff Road area. All this occurred between about midnight and 1a.m. so the police were appealing to anyone seeing anything suspicious, especially vehicles parked up, to report this. Apart from this spate of marine crime there had been little else with two common assaults, one public disorder and shoplifting. Currently the police had CCTV being looked at and some enquiries to follow up. The question was raised as to whether there were still marine security patrols at present and this was confirmed. They had been out and about but there were limited resources and such a large area to cover. This problem was not just in this area but at Dartmouth and Dittiscombe too.
PCSO Gibson left the meeting.

With regard to Chad Benson, road sweeping and litter collection in Salcombe Judith Newman advised she had instigated an online petition to highlight that Salcombe would lose Chad at the end of this summer. Chad had been in Salcombe for sixteen years and diligently kept it tidy. The petition currently had 374 signatures with 3000 views and shares. The situation had also attracted interest at the Gazette and they put a link on their website. The BBC had also been interested and Liz Hore made an impassioned plea on her Blog and to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. District Council had purchased four street vacuums of which just one, Judith stated, cost more than Chad earnt each year as she had been advised he earnt less that the average wage. The petition had been targeted at Salcombe Town Council as she did not know who employed Chad and her appeal was for town council to seek to retain Chad.

However Chad was not allowed to return to Salcombe after the previous weekend and when he mentioned to his supervisor that the town wanted him to remain he was told he did not have to worry about the petition. District Council had gone back on their word to Chad that he could stay till the end of the summer season, which upset him. There were many messages and photographs but it was also felt there was already sign of there no longer being a good service.

The Mayor read out an email from Neil Greenhagh which he instigated by emailing as soon as town council knew of the proposed changes to ask what was happening. The Mayor sent a response asking for further clarification.

Dist Cllr Wright noted he was happy to take on board and investigate any incidents of refuse being left. He explained that there needed to be cost cutting across the District Council and they had invested in these machines. When he watched them work he was surprised that they do the road and pavements much quicker than anyone with a brush. On the subject of the minimum wage he assured everyone present that there was not a person in the council who did not get the ‘living wage’ which was higher than the minimum wage. Any issues on this new service from District would be addressed. Someone noted that Chad had worked in Salcombe for 16 years and was then taken out in one night. These machines could not stop and pick some of the rubbish up and there were some places that the machines could not get to. The Salcombe street cleaning service was not broken so why could they not retain Chad. This investment had cost £68,000 and if District assured people there were no redundancies where was the saving. Dist Cllr Wright indicated that some people were taking posts elsewhere within District Council. Then why could Chad not use/drive the machine in Salcombe as there were also 5 barrows in each of the towns. Why had he been taken so swiftly when the petition started? Chad had been invited to speak to BBC and when he asked his superiors, they said no but he then he was removed.

The Mayor requested that all photographic evidence be sent to Town Council which could then be forwarded on. Those present advised they had formed a small group and were going to actively pursue this as the town was very angry and emails were moving on. Town Council noted they had letters praising the work that Chad had done over the years and it was of concern that at present he has been replaced with an agency worker. Town Council understood that District Council must make savings but felt there were a lot of broken promises as nothing was supposed to change before the end of September. Then it happens overnight at the commencement of Merlin Rocket week when the town was at its busiest and this evening there was rubbish where as previously it would not have been there.

Most understood machines could clean at the top of the hill as it was easy to get around but down within town the machines would not be there in time and motorists were already getting stuck behind the street cleaner whilst he crawled along cleaning, this was at the height of the season at 9.50a.m. The machine was outside the school at 9a.m when all the children were about. Chad would go up to public bins and collect rubbish around the bins and this was a health and safety issue that seagulls would move in on. Dist Cllr Wright did not know the new schedule and would find out then talk to Town Council. The Mayor noted that he had raised the issue of a lack of communication at the Town and Parish Councils meeting and this matter was major in this town along with several other major things where there was no dialogue. It was very disappointing not to be at least told and preferably to be consulted.

Cllr Biggs noted there were two incidents where the people of Salcombe had spoken and District Council just ignore them and walked away and that was scary in a democracy. Last week there had been 150 people present and people had a right to be listened to as 150 people could not be wrong. Here again tonight there were 20 people attending for Chad plus a petition but no response from District Council nor returned phones calls. There was a noticeable complete distrust of District. A gentleman present noted he had worked in Salcombe since 2000 and Chad had produced more positive regard and value for a council worker than any district council worker he had ever seen.

Liz Hore asked what the Town Council opinion was with regard to the District Council Our Plan consultation about building on Shadycombe Car Park. The Mayor advised that this consultation had only just been received on 1st July and town council were within this meeting to set up community consultation. Until this had been done there was nothing known.

The Mayor thanked Dist Cllr Wright for his words with the District Council Development Management meeting which reflected the feeling form the Salcombe public. The other District Councillor for this area was not at this meeting and had announced at the Development Management meeting that she was fully in support of the Whitestrand planning application. The Mayor then read out comments made by district councillors at the Development Management meeting and explained that he was not sure why he attended as nobody was listening to what he was saying.

These comments included:
Salcombe does not like the c word – change
All you ever get from Town Council is moans
We usually get complaints that we are taking too long over planning applications and it is refreshing to hear we are doing this too quickly
Plus further comments were read out.

Dist Cllr Mrs Pearce stated that the town had plenty of time to discuss this matter but the Mayor explained why they had not. It was noted by a member of the public that Dist Cllr Mrs Pearce had made blatant errors on what she said in the newspaper and an email to him.

Liz Hore advised she telephoned Dist Cllr Mrs Pearce and she assured her there would be no glass and stainless steel posts. She was also seeking to have a disabled car parking space near Lloyds bank and motorcycle and moped parking near Chapel End. Dist Cllr Mrs Pearce felt the decking would emphasise the beauty of the War Memorial. Liz Hore also had a long conversation with a local, Mr Smith, who said that the first storm would destroy anything put in this location. It was noted that the Use Classes element of the planning application had been removed. However 150 people felt this application was done disingenuously and they had no confidence in District Council. Cllr Biggs noted the point made by Chris Brook, that there was a Health and Safety inspection carried out on Salcombe, and the reasoning for this change was because the area was no longer a working harbour. The Mayor therefore questioned elsewhere around the District and what was happening. At Dartmouth both ends of the boat float were not a working quay and Cllr Biggs wanted to see a risk assessment for Whitestrand and all the seaside towns around South Hams and this should be obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Was Dartmouth to have railings all around it as it was far more dangerous along there than Salcombe. Dist Cllr Wright was asked to obtain this information.

Liz Hore further enquired about the District site visit scheduled for the 24th or 25th July. The Mayor was not sure what the final date or time was and whether anyone else would be invited. He surmised probably not because Town Council had already made comments at Development Management. When it went to a site visit they would go straight to a vote. Dist Cllr Wright agreed that the application had run its full course of debate but believed the meeting was the 25th and that he was able to speak again so he asked those present to let him have more information. David was neither a planning officer nor expert but felt that if the application did get full planning could those present not go for a Judicial Review especially as the District meeting was held before the closing date for the application. He felt that the town would be prepared to fund a contribution towards the cost of this. Dist Cllr Wright cautioned that this would not change any decision but merely reverse the clock and only the process would have to go through again. It seemed it was always incumbent upon the public to come up with objections and why was District paying so much money to create seats for tourists and users to drop litter in a public area. Salcombe community did not need this proposal but people had to come up with objections to convince District when it should be incumbent on District Council to say why it was a good thing.

Judith Newman noted that she had it in writing from Judy Pearce that she did not agree now with what she had said at the Development Management. The Mayor noted that someone said that they were just trying to improve the public realm but if District Council had money to the community would prefer the rebuilding of Jubilee Pier. District Council was fully aware of what happened at the Tuesday meeting in Salcombe and there were 51 online objections and therefore they must be aware of the feeling within the town. In terms of planning there was not actually a lot that could be said against the proposals in true planning law statement, it was the community feeling. Cllr Biggs agreed that Town Council were struggling with planning reasons and that was why he was keen on the public consultation but his personal feeling was that District had not wanted a consultation because they did not want to hear it.

The Mayor noted that if people were being told on one hand that District Council was trying to make savings on their budget yet were proposing to use public money to build something that the town did not want this was a waste. Dist Cllr Wright noted the parking loss issue and although this was outside planning the officer would discuss this further with himself and Dist Cllr Mrs Pearce.

Dave Jobbins and Jason Parry were in attendance to speak on the Tides Reach application. Dave Jobbins thanked town council for allowing them to present what they had changed since they last attended. All the pictures passed around were in the public domain and on District Council website. He explained what they wanted to do previously and that it had received a mixed response. They then instructed new architects with the same development being on a smaller footprint and different to what was provided before. They wanted to retain the bulk or body of hotel and to extend it to create new bespoke hotel accommodation and restaurant and use the body of the hotel for apartments. There were now pitched roofs with a link in between and in terms of massing and the currently consented scheme he illustrated the large proportion removed from the previously consented scheme and how it was now further back from the boat shed. This was a criticism before and they retracted and stepped down with two pitched roofs. He felt the revisions from consultation and discussion to what they were now proposing and design wise was far more in keeping with South Sands and respectful of character and its surroundings.

It was noted that the block plan looked as though the current hotel had moved back and there was parking in front. Dave Jobbins explained that they were proposing to take down part of the old flat roofed extension to allow turning but the fundamental bones of the original hotel were being kept. Removing the hotel would be difficult so to retaining it and enhance would be better. A previous concern raised was the number of parking spaces and the figures had gone up and they had shown some parking underneath the building so overall it was an enhancement. They were currently negotiating for a housing contribution and addressing the parking issue for the public through a Section 106. The Mayor noted it was refreshing to see the proposal had moved back across the valley.
Dave Jobbins and Jason Parry left the meeting.

District Councillors report – Dist Cllr Wright noted that Salcombe had received the documentation for consultation on the District Our Plan and the Mayor noted he attended the initial overview meeting in Kingsbridge. Dist Cllr Wright advised that some months ago District Council was approached by a company that wanted to develop on top of District Council car parks by building properties on stilts. This would be District land and did seem to have a degree of merit and they would not to do away with any car parking. He had no personal view but the main concern was how to operate a car park and building site at the same time. Inevitably whilst developers were saying there would be no loss of parking with pillars they must lose some. The Mayor noted that affordable housing was not stated at the meeting or certainly that was not the impression at the meeting. Kingsbridge also raised concern that the housing allocation was not affordable more vocally than he did! This proposal was a major issue for Neighbourhood Plans in some respects as they would welcome affordable but last week District said affordable would be replaced by Starter Homes.

Dist Cllr Wright continued that the business units at Batson went out to tender and marine companies in town had now received a letter to say the tenders were now closed and no one in town had been offered a unit and they were to be offered to another company not marine based although District would come back to them if they became available. The Harbour Board had also agreed such units should be marine use. The Mayor asked if there were sufficient tenders from the marine industry and was advised yes. Cllr Mrs Sinnott noted when the planning application for these units went forward District Council stated that there were local marine people who wanted these units but they had been unsuccessful as locally they had tendered lower. The higher tender was outside the marine industry and Dist Cllr Wright was pursuing this and he asked others please to support him and write to Steve Jorden CEO. Cllr Biggs noted that what had happened was exactly what he said at the planning meeting. The Mayor responded that everyone did have to be slightly cautious as he believed that if the current tender failed that there could potentially be a loss of jobs in Salcombe.

861. MINUTES

The Minutes of the:
(a) meeting held on Wednesday 22nd June 2016
(b) Extra Ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 7th July 2016
were both considered and AGREED for the Chair to sign as a true and correct record.

862. CO-OPTION

No applications for co-option having been received this was DISPENSED with.

863. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

The following applications were considered and such observations from town council submitted to District.
• 1477/16/HHO Householder application for a new retaining wall in garden to create a more level lawn Rathlyn, Grenville Road, Salcombe TQ8 8BJ – No objection.
• 1634/16/FUL Enclosure of an existing terrace to enlarge an existing bedroom 1 Poundstone Court, Cliff Road, Salcombe TQ8 8JZ – No objection.
• 1671/16/HHO Householder application for installation of stair/funicular lift and associated works Myrana, Drake Road, Salcombe TQ8 8EG – No objection.
• 1680/16/FUL Demolition of existing building (except street elevation) and erection of replacement dwelling 15 Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DP – No objection but concern was raised as to how a terraced property could be demolished and materials brought into and taken away from the site. Therefore sight of a traffic and construction management plan was sought for Island Street.
• 1681/16/CAC Conservation Area consent for demolition of existing building (except street elevation) and erection of replacement dwelling 15 Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DP – As above.
• 1689/16/VA Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning consent 41/2024/15/F (amendment to approved floor/site plans to accord with the approved elevations) Cottles Quay, Thorning Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DW – No decision could be made as no elevations were provided with the plans supplied.
Cllr Biggs left the meeting whilst this application was considered.
• 1722/16/ADV Application for consent to display an advertisement, illumination of existing fascia signs 2 Island Square, Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DP – Objection as this proposal was in the middle of the conservation area where no other such signs were present, nor felt required, in this locality and would have an undue impact on this and the streetscene.
• 1730/16/VAR Variation of condition number 2 of planning consent 41/3050/14/F to allow approved plans and elevations to be replaced with revised versions The Spinney, Moult Road, Salcombe TQ8 8LG. –Objection as this site would be clearly visible from the entrance of the Harbour and if the solar panels were also visible from the estuary it would have an impact on the setting of the AONB.
• 1752/16/HHO Householder application for alterations and extension to dwelling Ash Cottage, Knowle Road, Salcombe TQ8 8EQ – Objection due to the proposed size of the balcony appearing to double in size which would create a loss of amenity to neighbouring properties due to overlooking and potential noise as these neighbouring properties were set lower allowing looking into bedrooms.
• 1777/16/FUL Construction of replacement dwelling with swimming pool and landscaping (resubmission of 41/1797/15/F) Netherwood, Bennett Road, Salcombe TQ8 8JJ – Objection. Whist this application had reduced the amount of glass the side visible from the estuary had not reduced. By pushing the property back it moves the development higher up the hillside and the proposed property was additionally one storey higher and therefore much more visible from the estuary. This was felt to have an overbearing impact on the skyline from the estuary. The materials were not felt to be in keeping with the AONB with an increase in the use of glass. Also one glass roof was angled to look up the estuary and this provided overlooking of the neighbouring property and reduced their garden privacy amenity.
• 1779/16/FUL Alterations and improvements to existing apartments The Hollies, Devon Road, Salcombe TQ8 8HQ – No objection.
The last three members of the public left the meeting. Dist Cllr Wright also left the meeting.

PLANNING CORRESPONDENCE

• 1240/16/FUL A letter received from Mr King forwarded by email disputing statements made with regard to the Onslow Road application was read and noted. The letter would not be placed on the Town Council website as requested by Mr King as Mr Wheeler’s comments were recorded as being stated within the meeting although the final decision was based on Town Council observations. If the applicant wished these comments considered then he would be advised to direct the letter to District Planning as Town Council would only forward Town Council observations. It was felt the comments were more of a personal nature than planning points..
• Updated on enforcement cases that were either settled or the subject of planning application.

864. MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

It was AGREED that a meeting with maintenance contractors and Cllrs Lang, Whitfield and Fice would be set up during September or October to discuss whether there needed to be more frequent cutting cycles.

Cllr Biggs advised of a large bush growing out a grave in Shadycombe which needed immediate removal. He also highlighted strimmer cable which needed to be removed.

Additional works at Shadycombe Cemetery in readiness for the Lifeboat commemoration would be REVIEWED and brought back to town council for approval by Cllrs Biggs, Mrs Bricknell and Fice. Pete Robinson advised that Roger Barrett had made contact and had temporary signs for the graves ready to be installed at the cemetery giving details of each person’s role in the disaster. Adrian Mundy was currently carrying out works on the graves at present. Ownership of one grave was still being sought to obtain proof and permission for the Lifeboat Committee to now erect a headstone on this unmarked grave.

865. DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

The Mayor advised that at the recent meeting at Kingsbridge this consultation was presented by Ross Kennerley from District Council. The Town Clerk noted that not all sites put forward and considered were included in the District main consultation document but were available. The Mayor explained that Salcombe was a Local Centre but not a town and therefore must take an allocation of housing but not as much as towns. This was a Joint Plan with Plymouth and West Devon and was an efficient use of resources as there would only be one examination by an Inspector. Government were encouraging larger housing marketing areas and this plan would run from 2014 – 2034 so any building carried out after 2014 was included in the housing figure. This document would remain out for consultation till 12th August and District Council proposed to have a draft plan by 16th October ready for submission on 17th January. They were expecting public examination in Spring/Summer 2017. They used an outside company to work out the housing need using past trends, current populations and future predictions. It was of note that the census was used and as Salcombe had 2000 residing there in the winter but tens of thousands in the summer he therefore questioned how second homes numbers were considered. A breakdown of figures for areas was then provided. District Council had indicated they wanted to work with Neighbourhood Plan groups as well and a Neighbourhood Plan meeting was to be arranged but to date the local group not received an invitation. The Salcombe Neighbourhood Plan was due out in July. It was also suggested at the Kingsbridge meeting that local groups should work together with their neighbouring parishes.

An open meeting for people from the town to come along should be arranged wherein town council can provide a quick outline of what the plan was about and then explain the response form. All people were to be encouraged to individually air their views and the Neighbourhood Plan group should be involved too.
Cllr Carrington left the meeting feeling unwell.

At the meeting questions were raised by other parish representatives and it was noted the amount of houses planned in Kingsbridge which equated to a need for 900 jobs and asked where these people were going to work. The growth of Plymouth University was why housing grew in Plymouth but it was not felt that the same growth was still being seen. Salcombe Neighbourhood Plan housing needs survey had been completed so it would be important to check this analysis.

IT was AGREED to consult the Salcombe community with a meeting hosted by Salcombe Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan representatives to allow the community to consider the process, figures contained therein etc before the 12th August 2016. Due to Salcombe Regatta this meeting must be scheduled for July.

866. JUBILEE GARDENS PLAYGROUND INSPECTION

It was noted that no District Council inspection reports had been forwarded nor received to date. The annual renewal for South Hams District Council to carry out monthly inspections and their insurance company to do an annual engineering report was received and it was AGREED to change provider to Pi (a bespoke Playground Inspection Company).

867. PARK AND RIDE

This matter was DISPENSED with due to the land being withdrawn.

868. MAYOR’S REPORT

The Mayor attended the Sea Sunday service and gave a reading. The vicar’s wife advised of a wish to hold the service on the Fish Quay the following year with a BBQ.

He also suggested that Town Council put in a Freedom of Information request to District Council to ascertain what income District Council derive from all the various elements to include car parking, harbour dues, council tax, and other income streams from all five towns broken down for each town.

The Mayor sought agreement which was given that the recently removed District Council Street cleaner, Chad Benson, and his wife are invited to the Citizen of the Year Sunday Service and Lunch. This would allow the community a chance to thank him and an acknowledgement of his service to the town to be provided. This would be covered out of the Mayor’s allowance.

869. COUNCILLORS REPORTS

Cllr Biggs – Had visited the Shadycombe Mortuary as B&S Roofing had carried out works to the mortuary roof and he confirmed that all was in order. He thanked Pete Robinson for organising this repair. The Mayor requested that the surplus fence posts be moved from the hockey club to the mortuary building for storage. The working party were obtaining three architects costings for providing plans for changes to the mortuary building, two had been received so far. Cllr Biggs would forward the brief to architects to the office in order that further quotes could be obtained. The District pre application consultation suggested the glassed in section to increase the useable space.

Cllr Mrs Sinnott – Noted weed spraying had been carried out at the top of town but they had not done the lane between Grenville and Bonaventure. There were also bottles and cans still there. The Town Clerk noted that these urban paths had been reported but Highways advised they had no budget for paths.

Cllr Mrs Bricknell – Noted that a lane adjacent to Joan Payne’s property had been cut, Cllr Lang noted he had done this, but it was still slippery. She also noted the hairbraiders were back in town. Previously it had been said that the car park attendant could ask them to move but when questioned he said he knew nothing about it. Cllr Whitfield advised he had mentioned this matter to Dist Cllr Wright outside of the meeting and he said he would deal with this.

CLERK’S REPORT.

• Application for a drone camera to be launched from within Salcombe. Concern that this was to be launched from Salcombe and problems locally.
• Road Closures for Salcombe Regatta from Sunday 31st July to Thursday 4th August and an extension to the Loring Road closure from 17th till 22nd July noted.
• A query was raised as to why the Salcombe Kingsbridge ferry was not running this year. Chamber of Commerce were unable to assist. No longer running and not either council but private enterprise.
• Grant funding received from County Councillor Gilbert through his community fund for Cllr Mrs Bricknell to carry out voluntary works to Fairweather Fountain. Confirmation had been sought from District and assets officer Chris Brook had agreed that works could continue and the £500 would be used for plants. Cllr Mrs Bricknell advised that Nick Rowell had kindly donated all the stone. Mr and Mrs Lavender had also kindly made a donation of supplies.
• Cllr Biggs was the only councillor to respond that he would attend the AONB planning workshop on Thursday 11th August at Kingsbridge Community College Library.
• The National Association of Civic Officers had sent out information to upper tier local authorities with regard to marking the Death of a Senior National Figure. It was also felt that towns should be aware of this information which suggests that a policy of how to deal with a State Funeral and Book of Condolence should be considered in advance and preparation put in place. This protocol could also be used in the event of an incident where there are a large number of deaths (ie a crash or terrorist attack).
• District solicitor Fiona Shirra had sent an email advising that they were about to submit a Land Registry application. There is no indication as to why or what they are doing which could change their current registration other than they wished to know details of three lengths of boundary and what type of fence had been erected.
• District Licencing received a variation to the premises licence of The Boathouse, 28-30 Island Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DP from Salcombe Distilling Company Ltd. The application was to include an additional building within the area licensed for the sale of alcohol. The building would be licensed to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises only Monday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 10pm. The Town Clerk was to query this notification as the details were different to the announcement in the Gazette. Comments to be received by 1st August.
• The Mayor had reported that there was damage to the handrail in Courtney Park and Barry Birch of Balfour Beatty was advised. He had confirmed that there were aware of this and it was on their snagging list along with returfing of the area.
• Abandoned trailer at the park and ride had been raised with the Yacht Club (although it was acknowledged that it might not relate to them) and an advisory letter placed on the article asking for it to be removed.
• Letter received from a lady volunteering to spruce up Partridge Garden for the Friends of Cliff House Trust in order that the bushes did not affect the view across the Estuary. At present it was not known where Partridge Garden was and who to direct this offer to?
• Tim Mattocks had provided a copy of the Minibus Asset Transfer Agreement for the Town Council records.
• Letter addressed to the Mayor from Kevin Wadland of Hospital Radio Plymouth requesting a telephone interview. The Mayor would follow this request up.
• The renewal for the Neighbourhood Plan Website with Vision ICT was due from September and it had been suggested that this could be moved to the Krystal host that Town Council currently used. Comments as notice would need to be given forthwith? Mayor asked who had access to this website from the group and it was Andy Barsby. All in favour of the change and asked Pete to email Andy and copy the Mayor in to say this was agreed to save them money.
• Nigel Grimshaw attended town council last year to raise concerns with regard to highway safety for the access on the side of Harbour Hotel. He offered to write a report which could be forwarded to County Highways Planning. Assessment to be sent and forwarded.

870. FINANCE

Bank Balances
Current Account £501.00
Deposit Account £238,570.49
Receipts:
Cheque Marchand & Petit – Park and Ride advertising £500.00
BACS Devon County Council – County Councillor Community Grant £500.00
BACS Pay & Display Income Jan –Mar 2016 £813.76

Councillors APPROVED Internet payments to:
P. Robinson – Mileage to Totnes for Tree Defect Course £20.00
Day Signs – Welcome to Salcombe Sign £114.00
SHDC – Bonfire Hill Refuse £16.00
Cliff House Trust – Hire of Hall for Whitestrand Extraordinary meeting £60.00
Greenspace – Monthly contract and fitting Salcombe Parking space signs Inv 72 £509.33
Bayleaf Gardening Ltd – Monthly contract £601.28
Bromsgrove & Redditch Trophies Ltd – Citizen of the Year Award £47.94
Bateman & Son Roofing – Mortuary weatherproofing roof £3,060.00

Cheques APPROVED for signature:
Cliff House Trust Limited – Grant towards Cliff House renovation £1000.00

871. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting would be held on Wednesday 27th July 2016 in the Library at Cliff House, Cliff Road, Salcombe at 6.30p.m.

Meeting Closed: 21.30p.m.

……………………………………………….. 13th July 2016.
Town Mayor.

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