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Register of Parish Council members – March 2017

The Register of PC members has been updated and some contact details have changed, as recorded in the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP.

JOINT LOCAL PLAN EVENT – THE FUTURE FOR OUR AREA

JOINT LOCAL PLAN EVENT – THE FUTURE FOR OUR AREA

WHAT WILL THE FUTURE OF OUR AREA LOOK LIKE? THIS WILL BE A CHANCE TO COMMENT.

SURVEY RESULTS for BIGBURY’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The survey results are available here. BIGBURY survey results

PLYMOUTH & SW DEVON JOINT LOCAL PLAN ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

Dear Town and Parish Councils The Joint Local Plan regulation 19 consultation will begin on 15th March. Please find below the latest information about the engagement events that we are planning. The specific details of one or two of the … Continue reading

SOCIAL PRESCRIBER – JOB ADVERT: IVYBRIDGE

See link for job advert Ivybridge SP Job Advert 28.2.17

AONB Planning Guide

The final version (March 2017) of the South Devon AONB’s Planning Guide is available via the following link:- http://www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/uploads/files/Planning_Guidance_-_Final_text_version.pdf

NATIONAL PLANT MONITORING SCHEME: volunteers needed

See below:- National_Plant_Monitoring

FINAL DRAFT JOINT LOCAL PLAN FOR OUR AREA

The ‘final draft’ Joint Local Plan for Plymouth and South West Devon has now been made available as per the link below. Section 5.10 is of particular local interest as our communities at Bigbury, Ringmore and StAnn’s Chapel have been … Continue reading

DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS – Beth Huntley wins for Lib Dems

In the recent election for a new SHDC Councillor to represent Bigbury Parish and the rest of the Charterlands Ward, the results were as follows:- Conservatives 404 Green 40 Lib Dem 473 Labour 110 47% turnout; Lib Dems won 46% … Continue reading

MEETING on Friday 24th February 2017 – PROTECT THE AONB LANDSCAPE

MEETING on Friday 24th February 2017 – PROTECT THE AONB LANDSCAPE

There is huge development pressure on the South Devon AONB. If you value our beautiful landscape, come along to the meeting and have your ‘say’.

TRAFFIC NOTICE – TIDAL ROAD TEMPORARY CLOSURE

See the notice below for details:- 170210 TTRO1719860 On Site Notice

AN INVITATION FROM PARK DEAN – CHALLABOROUGH

AN INVITATION FROM PARK DEAN – CHALLABOROUGH

At the parish council meeting on 8th February 2017, Steve Radford – Manager, Park Dean caravan site, Challaborough generously invited the wider Bigbury community to enjoy the events and facilities on offer at the site. Details of the events and … Continue reading

OPERA DUDES – Don’t miss it!

OPERA DUDES – Don’t miss it!

SEE ‘EVENTS” for details

DRAFT MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF 26th January 2017

The Clerk has posted the draft minutes of the extraordinary Parish Council meeting of January 26th 2017 to the group: Bigbury Parish Council Click on GROUPS tab, above > Bigbury Parish Council > documents > select relevant document from list … Continue reading

February’s Bigbury News – 2017

The February 2017 edition of Bigbury News (minus adverts) has been added to the DOCUMENTS page of the Bigbury News GROUP. Click on the GROUPS tab on the home page > Bigbury News > Documents > select file

THURLESTONE & BANTHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: UPDATE

THURLESTONE & BANTHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: UPDATE

Help your community, make a difference!

Help your community, make a difference in schools, all power to our libraries! Lend a helping hand in your community Snow Warden Whether you’re keen to join the Highway Self Help scheme, become a Community Transport volunteer, or work as … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to South Hams Parking Permits

Tel: 01803 861368 Email: communications@swdevon.gov.uk Parking permits in the South Hams could be changing. Proposals earmarked by South Hams District Council include streamlining the types of permit available and introducing new, virtual paperless permits. The Council is currently running a … Continue reading

BIGBURY PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE

The Steering Group would like to thank all those who filled in and returned the Housing Survey and the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire. The Housing Survey will be analysed by South Hams District Council, and the results fed back to the … Continue reading

MAMMOTH CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT!

MAMMOTH CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT!

Modbury Caring is here to help you!

Modbury Caring is here to help you! Need a lift to a medical appointment? Need a friend for support and companionship? Click here for details:- Modbury Caring

Proposed development site at SX 663 471 St Anns Chapel Bigbury – Extraordinary parish council meeting

An Extraordinary meeting of Bigbury Parish Council will be scheduled for Thursday 26th January, starting time 19:30, venue Bigbury Memorial Hall. There will be just one topic – Planning proposal 4097/16/OPA Proposed development site at SX 663 471 St Anns … Continue reading

REVISED PLANNING APPLICATION FOR LAND AT ST ANN’S CHAPEL

The proposed development of land behind the Old Bakery and other houses at StAnn’s Chapel has been the subject of heated debate for a number of years. The previous application was turned down at appeal but the applicants have now … Continue reading

11th January 2017 Parish Council meeting – important agenda change

Agenda item 5. Steve Radford, Manager, Park Dean holiday camp has informed the council that he is no longer able to attend tonight’s meeting. An alternative date for his contribution is to be arranged.

ULTRAFAST BROADBAND FOR BIGBURY? REGISTER YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE!

On 9 Jan 2017, at 11:46, debby and andrew maguire wrote- As many in the parish know, we have been relentlessly working to get acceptable broadband speeds into Bigbury on Sea and Bigbury since moving here for over a year … Continue reading

PARISH COUNCIL BUSINESS

Several important notices have been placed in the Parish Council GROUP recently by the Clerk. These include the advertisement of a Casual Vacancy in the office of Councillor and the publication of the Agenda for the next pc meeting on … Continue reading

DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE: FRAUD ALERT

Devon and Cornwall Alert Header Fake Amazon emails claim you have placed an order This is a message sent via Devon and Cornwall Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) Action Fraud … Continue reading

Quiz Night in the Memorial Hall – Friday 13th January 2017

Test your luck on Friday 13th at the Memorial Hall quiz – see Events or the link below. 2017quiz

Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 14th December 2016

The agenda is available here:- agenda-14th-dec-2016

SAVE MONEY with the DEVON OIL COLLECTIVE

All year round fuel savings with the Devon Oil Collective The Devon Oil Collective was set up by Devon Communities Together in 2012, for those living in communities across Devon that use heating oil in their homes, community buildings or … Continue reading

BIGBURY’S BEACHES RATED ‘EXCELLENT’

South Hams Beaches Rated ‘Excellent’ Defra has announced this year’s bathing water quality results with fourteen South Hams beaches rated ‘excellent’ and three ‘good’. South Hams bathing water quality this year has seen massive improvements since 2015. All South Hams … Continue reading

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – DROP-IN SESSION: 10a.m – Noon, Saturday 10th December

Saturday December 10th 2016 Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at the Memorial Hall Following the consultations on the Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan held during the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in June 2016 the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have now prepared a … Continue reading

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 12th October 2016

The Minutes of the meeting of 12th October 2016 are available in the DOCUMENTS section of the PC GROUP

AGENDA for Parish Council meeting on Wed. 9th November, 2016

The Agenda for the PC on 9th November is available here or in the DOCUMENTS section of the PC GROUP. agenda-09112016

Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 9th November 2016 – as usual

Availability of councillors has changed, and we will now be quorate so please ignore the first notice about a proposed cancellation of the November PC meeting. THERE WILL NOW BE A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – AS … Continue reading

BAY VIEW CAFE planning application refused for 2nd time.

(From Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette) THE planning application to replace the Bay View Cafe in Bigbury on Sea with four houses has been refused. The application, submitted by Nick Bennett, proposed the demolition of the Bay View Cafe building and … Continue reading

Draft Minutes of October’s Parish Council meeting

The draft Minutes for October 2016 are available for inspection in the Bigbury Parish Council Group area. Click on the GROUP header on the Home page, select the relevant Group from the list provided and page down to the DOCUMENTS … Continue reading

SOUTH HAMS ARTS FORUM – ARTS TRAIL

SHAF Arts Trail 15 – 23 October 2016 The Arts Trail takes place every year at various different venues across the South Hams. This year over 50 artists are taking part. It’s a great opportunity to visit artists and craftspeople, … Continue reading

ROAD CLOSURE – Bowls Cross to Bigbury Court Farm: October 31st for max. of 5 days

Road traffic notice Bowls Cross to Bigbury Court Farm See notice below for the details:- http://www.bigburycommunity.co.uk?get_group_doc=2/1476450132-161014TTRO1618385OnSiteNotice.pdf

Land at StAnn’s Chapel – PLANNING DECISION – APPEAL DISMISSED

Appeal Decision Hearing held on 14 June 2016 Site visit made on 14 June 2016 by R C Kirby BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Decision date: 13 October … Continue reading

Parish Council agenda for meeting on 12th October 2016

Agenda – Bigbury Parish Council meeting October 12th 2016 A meeting of Bigbury Parish Council will be held in the Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 7.30 p.m. The agenda is as follows: 1. Apologies … Continue reading

SKIP PROVISION – StAnn’s Chapel, 6th November 2016

SKIP The Parish Council has arranged for a SKIP on SUNDAY 6th November at the Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel From 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. So turn out your sheds, garages etc and take all your “unwanteds” down and have a … Continue reading

Results of the September beach clean on Cockleridge: 2016

Click on the following link for an analysis of what was found on the beach in September 2016:- http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/cockleridge-nr-bantham-beach/survey100m/2016-09-18/summary

BIGBURY’S BROADBAND EXPLAINED (?)

WATCH: Poor broadband in Bigbury – Connecting Devon and Somerset and BT explain why and what can be done Open the link below to see presentations from Connecting Devon and Somerset and BT at Bigbury Memorial Hall on Thursday 14 … Continue reading

BEACH CLEAN: Cockleridge, 3-4pm, Sunday September 18th 2016

As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean – 2016, the Aune Conservation Association will be organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge (opposite Bantham) on Sunday 18th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will … Continue reading

RESULTS OF BIGBURY-ON-SEA BEACH CLEAN – Tuesday 16th August 2016

The beach clean was well attended (by 40 volunteers) and highly professionally organised by the Marine Conservation Society in collaboration with a sponsor – Davidoff Cool Water. What might have been thought to be a drinks company instead turned out … Continue reading

Netting Permit Byelaw – publicity events

Devon and Severn IFCA are holding a number of events to publicise the proposed Netting Permit Byelaw. Please join Officers at the promotion trailer that will be at the following venues between 1600hrs and 2000hrs. This is your opportunity to … Continue reading

CHILDREN’S VILLAGES IN ACTION EVENT – KINGSTON

Sunday, 27 November 2.30pm at Kingston Reading Room. Angel Heart Theatre present Freya for children age 4+ Child £5, Adult £7.50, Family £20. On the day child £7, Adult £10, Family £25 Tickets – Christine Thomas 01548 811242

BIGBURY BEACH CLEAN

There will be a beach clean at Bigbury-on-Sea on Tuesday 16th August, 9.30 – 11.30am, organised by the Marine Conservation Society. For full details and to register, see the link below:- http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/bigbury/event/2016-08-16 We’ve now set up a web page for … Continue reading

RINGMORE NEWSLETTER – JULY 2016

Ringmore Village newsletter July 2016

LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

Consultation has opened on the Joint Local Plan, which sets out sites for potential development for housing and employment in the South Hams until 2034, in conjunction with the Plymouth and West Devon local authorities. Please take some time to … Continue reading

BAY CAFE SITE – PLANNING APPLICATION (REVISED)

BAY CAFE SITE – PLANNING APPLICATION (REVISED)

Minutes of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – June 2016

The Minutes are available here – June NPSG Minutes

FLETE HOUSE OPEN GARDENS – 18th June & 24th July 2016

For details, click on the link. A4 Open Garden Flyer

HM The Queen’s 90th birthday BBQ at Folly Hill Farm

HM The Queen’s 90th birthday BBQ at Folly Hill Farm

HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations continued in Bigbury with a community bonfire on the beach on Saturday evening and a BBQ overlooking the Avon Estuary on Sunday afternoon. The BBQ included a further opportunity for everybody to contribute ideas … Continue reading

CELEBRATION OF HM THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY – BIGBURY

CELEBRATION OF HM THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY – BIGBURY

As part of the celebrations over the weekend of 11th/12th June, 2016, of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday, a well-attended ‘community day’ was held in the Memorial Hall, with tea, coffee, donated cakes and flowers, etc. At the same time, … Continue reading

HM QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY QUIZ

Sally from Bigbury on Sea has offered a fun Royal quiz for parishioners to attempt as we celebrate HM Queen’s 90th birthday. See below (you’ll need Powerpoint software!) Queens Birthday Celebrations 2016[1]

AONB Planning Guidance Document

The South Devon AONB Planning Guidance Document will be released for consultation on 20th June 2016. The document which will be uploaded to the AONB website will be open for consultation for eight weeks. It is intended as a guide … Continue reading

LOST CAMERA – HELP NEEDED

Name: Pip Jones Email: pipjones6@gmail.com Subject: lost go-pro My son recently lost a go-pro hero 4 camera – we think it fell off the roof of the car as we drove up the hill out of Bigbury. He was camping … Continue reading

Traffic notice C249 Bowling Green to Challaborough

BROADBAND UPDATE

Rural Vulnerability Service RURAL BROADBAND – May 2016 Better broadband – and the lack of it – is the focus of this newsletter from the Rural Vulnerability Service, brought to you by the Rural England Community Interest Company and the … Continue reading

PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS – NEW LOCAL LISTING PROCEDURE

Richard Matthews, the new Parish Clerk for Bigbury, has decided to make the planning applications made to SHDC more easily available to the public by making use of the community website. Each week he will add the lists of 1) … Continue reading

EU Referendum – Notification re South Hams

Notice Of Referendum- South Hams

Appeal against refusal for planning permission for 8 houses at St Ann’s Chapel – details

SHDC and Bigbury Parish Council turned down this planning application to build 8 houses, allotments, etc. in the field behind the Old Bakery, etc. at StAnn’s Chapel. The field’s owners have now launched an appeal against that decision which will … Continue reading

Minutes of Parish Council meeting 13th April 2016

Minutes 2016_0413

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday the following events will be taking place:- Saturday, June 11th 2016 From 11.30am until 4.30pm there will be complimentary morning coffee, soft drinks, and cream teas available for all parishioners at the Memorial Hall, … Continue reading

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – AGENDA FOR THE 2ND MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUP ON 16TH MAY 2016

THE AGENDA FOR THE 2ND MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUPIS AVAILABLE HERE – Agenda – Steering Group 16 May 2016[3]

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – MINUTES OF 1ST STEERING GROUP MEETING ON 25TH APRIL 2016

THE MINUTES OF THE 1ST MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUP FOR BIGBURY’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN ARE AVAILABLE HERE – Minutes of meeting on 25 April 2016

AUNE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION – 2016 AGM

The AGM of the ACA will be held in the Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford, at 7.00pm on Thursday 26th May 2016. An Agenda is available here – AGM AGENDA 2016[6]

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – AN UPDATE

We held our first Steering Group meeting on Monday, 25 April and will be holding our next community event on Saturday 11 June between 11.30am and 4.30pm to obtain views of the parishioners on the issues which they consider need … Continue reading

South Hams Society AGM & talk on the coastal protection work of the National Trust

The South Hams Society’s AGM on 25th April will be followed by a talk by David Pinder on Operation Neptune , the survey and appeal which have enabled the National Trust to become easily the largest coastal landowner in the … Continue reading

Help required for Bigbury mermaids!

Louise Pitt – Play Group organiser at Bigbury Memorial Hall – writes:- ‘We have entered the Shrimps play group and Village Waves youth club into the Modbury carnival. We are making mermaid tails for the girls (approx 10) and I … Continue reading

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Spilt Milk Dance presents a fast-paced race through 7 decades of British pop culture – see EVENTS for more detail. 7.30pm, Friday 15th April 2016 – Memorial Hall, StAnn’s Chapel, Bigbury

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – Minutes of 12 March 2016 meeting

The Minutes of the public meeting on Saturday 12th March 2016 to discuss a Neighbourhood Plan for Bigbury are available here – BPC – Neighbourhood Plan 120316 – Minutes -13 03 16

Neighbourhood Plan – Steering Group membership

A Steering Group for the management of the Neighbourhood Plan has been constituted from amongst volunteers and details of its first meeting on 25th April 2016 appear here – Appointment of Steering Group[1]

BEACH CLEAN – BIGBURY

Zoe Woodham is organising a beach clean on Bigbury beach as part of a Surfers Against Sewage action day at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 16th April 2016. If you’d like to help, please come prepared with appropriate clothing, gloves, stout … Continue reading

Minutes of the February 2016 PC meeting

The Minutes of the February 2016 parish council meeting are available here – BPC February 2016 minutes V1 – GHWR-130216

PC Minutes – January 2016 (amended)

The amended minutes of the parish council meeting for January 2016 are now available here – BPC Jan 2016 minutes V3 – Amended-GHWR-120216

FILM NIGHT – Wednesday 16th March 2016

FILM NIGHT – Wednesday 16th March 2016

FARE CAR SCHEME RETURNS

The Fare Car scheme has been resurrected and the Fare Car F17 to Kingsbridge will start again on Wednesday 24th February 2016. Our thanks are owed to Graham Phillips at Kingston with a little help from Keith Bedborough. The car … Continue reading

BAY CAFE – PLANNING DECISION ISSUED

The recent planning application to demolish the Bigbury Bay Cafe and build houses instead has been turned down by SHDC’s planners. The full text of the Decision Notice is available here (click on the link). Bay Cafe Decision notice

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – PROGRESS

Click on the link for a very important update on Bigbury’s Neighbourhood Plan by Valerie Scott, telling you how to become involved. Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan – Notice re meeting on 12 March 2016

HISTORY SOCIETY AGM & TALK – Feb 24th 2016

Our next meeting is on Wednesday February 24th at Bigbury Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.. The talk will be given by Robert Hesketh on “The Castles of Devon”. Robert, who has visited us before, is a freelance historian and writer, … Continue reading

AGENDA for parish council meeting of 10th February 2016

Click here for the agenda:- Feb 2016 AGENDA

Minutes of the January 2016 PC meeting

At the February 2016 meeting of the PC, the Chairman requested that the unapproved Minutes of the January meeting should be withdrawn, pending review and re-submission in approved form in due course.

BANTHAM ESTATE – an estuary update

In response to the widespread scepticism and multitude of rumours in circulation about different aspects of the Bantham Estate’s activities, the ACA committee met with the Estate’s owner and Estate Manager on 26th January 2016 for a full and frank … Continue reading

SOUND & VISION by Mike Wynne Powell

SOUND & VISION by Mike Wynne Powell

OIL COLLECTIVE – ORDER DEADLINE

This is to remind you that the next ordering deadline for oil is 12pm Wednesday 3rd February. The Community Council of Devon will be negotiating with the suppliers on the 4th/5th and the latest delivery date is anticipated to be … Continue reading

FED UP WITH POTHOLES IN OUR ROADS?

For an explanation of Devon Highway’s policy on rural road repairs, see this link:- https://new.devon.gov.uk/devonhighways/faqs

LOCAL FOOD INITIATIVE

Hello, I’m getting in touch to tell you more about a local food initiative which I am launching later this month. As you know, many people would like to consume differently. As you also know, we have some extraordinary farmers … Continue reading

Matt Harvey – WONDERMENTALIST!

Matt Harvey – WONDERMENTALIST!

Minutes of the December 2015 parish council meeting

The Minutes are available here – December 2015 PC Minutes

AONBs & development

National planning policy states that AONBs have the highest status of protection in the planning system, but planning policies for AONBs are often not being properly applied and followed. That is the key finding of an important report just published … Continue reading

New Year ‘s 2016 clean up along Tidal Road

The Aune Conservation Association is arranging a clean up along the Tidal Road on 2nd January 2016 at 2.30pm -all are welcome to come along but please see the safety guidelines on the ACA website. Tidal Road clean up NYD … Continue reading

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GETS GO-AHEAD

A well-attended meeting in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 5th December 2015 heard from Val Scott (Bigbury resident and planning consultant) and Lindsay Ward (SHDC Charterlands ward member) about why a Neighbourhood Plan for Bigbury would be advisable. The meeting, … Continue reading

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS – AN INTRODUCTION

A helpful introduction to the neighbourhood planning process ia available on the SHDC website or via this link – http://www.southhams.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=7137&p=0

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF 9TH DECEMBER 2015: AGENDA

THE AGENDA FOR THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IS AVAILABLE HERE – DECEMBER’S PC AGENDA AND IN THE ‘DOCUMENTS’ SECTION OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ‘GROUP’.

SOUTH DEVON POLICE – BURGLARY INITIATIVE: ‘OPERATION REINDEER’

Operation Reindeer is the South Devon Police Christmas burglary initiative which has been introduced to combat crime which usually preceeds the Christmas period. Burglary is a serious offence which has a devastating impact on victims. It is our intention to … Continue reading

Parish Council – Minutes of November’s meeting

The Minutes of the November 2015 meeting of the parish council are available here – November minutes or in the DOCUMENTS section of the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP.

BIGBURY YOUTH CLUB TO RE-OPEN

LOUISE PITT is planning to re-open the village Youth Club on Tuesday 12th January, 2016, 5.30pm-7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Anybody interested can contact Louise on 07786860440 or email at unwindinbigbury@mail.com . Louise is also intending to set up a … Continue reading