Road Warden Scheme - Congratulations to our three volunteers who have passed their Chapter 8 training. We have joined DCC Road Warden Scheme which means the volunteers can carry out minor repairs and maintenance around the parish. We have also been awarded a grant from DCC to buy the necessary tools and equipment so hope to have the scheme up and running from early 2022
Neighbourhood Plan - Councillors agreed to apply to Mid Devon for the parish of Newton St Cyres to be designated as a Neighbourhood Watch Area - MDDC are now running a consultation period from 1 November to 29 November - see Neighbourhood plan on the main page for further information
Raddon Hills Group of Parish Councils - Newton St Cyres Parish Council is pleased to be a founding member of this Group. Formed in 2011, it provides an opportunity for Councillors from neighbouring parishes to meet up on a regular basis to share ideas/best practice and look at common problems and issues faced by parishes.
Current membership are the Parishes of Bickleigh, Brampford Speke, Cadbury, Crediton Hamlets, Huxham, Newton St Cyres, Rewe, Shobrooke, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Stoke Canon, and Thorverton. In addition the relevant District and County Councillors attend. Originally membership was for parishes within the A377, A396 and A3072 triangle but the Group is now keen to expand outside this area. At the last meeting it was agreed to hold meetings quarterly and to expand the membership
Climate Emergency - Councillors are attending two online training sessions with MDDC Climate and Emergency Officer. If you have any ideas about parish actions to help with the emergency, please contact the Parish Clerk
Pedestrian Crossing - due for installation on 25 October 2021 - likely to take around 6 weeks
Dangerous Driving on the A377 - if you witness dangerous driving on the A377 please email details to the firstname.lastname@example.org. We are going to keep a log and share with the Police and DCC. Hopefully this will add evidence to our requests for greater speed monitoring. The log will be posted on this website to.
Climate Change - the Parish Council is supporting DCC Climate Emergency - more details to follow on local plans and actions. We've appointed a Climate Emergency Officer and are grateful to Sue Rowell for taking on the challenge! We look forward to working together to come up with practical suggestions for local action that will make a difference to our carbon footprints.
Covid-19 support - help and support is available from Cllr D Hodge - see link from home page
Annual Parish Meeting - thank you to everyone who came along to express their views on road safety on the A377. We will be sending your comments to Devon County Council in due course
Grit bin for Kingfisher Close - a grant has been requested
Broadband survey - on hold while further investigations are made regarding the voucher scheme which expires in March and discussion with Airband who have been awarded a contract for this area - update as the voucher scheme is no longer available we will not now be sending out a questionnaire.
Pedestrian Crossing - scheduled for installation in August 2021 - see link from home page - view the plans on the Parish Council Noticeboard on the Village Green
11 March 2021 - Annual Parish Meeting - Discussion will be on speeding and road safety on the A377 and the plans for the pedestrian crossing will be shared
Parish Council meetings - back in the Parish Hall from June 2021
New bench for the Village Green - thanks to a grant from Cllr M Squires, a new bench has been purchased for the Village Green
Mid Devon District Council is launching a Call for Sites process to inform a new Local Plan for Mid Devon. The Call for Sites will run from 8 February to 22 March 2021. See MDDC website for more information