A reply was received from Highways about the cancellation of spraying pavements to kill weeds. Due to Government cuts the department is no longer able to do this. However, noxious weeds like ragwort and Japanese knotweed will be treated.
Weir Quay Water Sports Hub Club
At the Plans meeting in August, when the proposal for the above was discussed, the committee decided to defer their decision and request a site meeting by West Devon Borough Council. It was subsequently agreed that all Bere Ferrers Parish Councillors will hold their own site meeting and submit their recommendations to WDBC for consideration at the Planning meeting appropriate to this proposal.
There are a number of courses available to Councillors taking place over the next few months and Mrs Boot-Handford thought that some of these may be appropriate to us. However, none of these courses were being held in the western part of Devon and it was felt that the organisers should be contacted and asked to set up similar courses in our area, suitable for the Southern Parishes area.
Review of Agreements
It was agreed that many of the agreements that Council has with other organisations (Bere Ferrers Villagers’ Group, the football club, etc) are out of date and need revising. Committees were asked to submit before the next Full Council those agreements that need updating.
Committees were asked to submit their ‘wish list’ for the next three years to the Clerk before the October meeting. This three-year plan is to cover what the Council could do and what other organisations could do for the Council.
Section 106 Fund
WDBC said that there have been no applications yet for the Pentillie Road money (Section 106), but there had been some interest from some groups, such as Youth2Youth.
The hut will be power washed soon and repainted, with paint donated by Cllr Lamb. It was agreed that one of the walls would be designated a mural wall for the youth to decorate.
The Clerk said that she had found two notice boards stored away. The sizes were checked and were found to be suitable for the new board at Bere Alston and replacement for the Bere Ferrers board.
Parking in Bere Ferrers
A letter from a resident of Trevethan Park about the difficulties of vehicular obstruction there was passed to Devon Highways as the Parish Council has no jurisdiction over highway matters. However, Highways recommended that this matter be reported to the local Police Beat Manager, PC Graham Callender.