Agenda – Bigbury Parish Annual Parish Meeting – May 11th,, 2022
An Annual Meeting of Bigbury Parish is to be held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 19:00, in the Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel.
2. Approval of minutes of Annual Parish Meeting held on April 28th, 2021.
3. Chairman’s Annual Report
4. Annual Police Report
5. Annual County Councillor’s Report
6. Annual District Councillor’s Report
7. Footpath and Tree Warden’s report
8. Reports from organisations e.g. a: Bigbury News, Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury
9. Chairman’s closing remarks.
Agenda – Bigbury Parish Council meeting – May 11th, 2022
The Annual General Meeting of Bigbury Parish Council is to be held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022. at approx. 19:30, in the Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel.
1. Appointment of Chairman for forthcoming term of office.
2. Chairman to sign Declaration of Interest documentatiom.
3. Apologies for absence.
4. All Councillors to sign Declaration of Interest documentation
5. Appointment of Vice Chairman for the forthcoming term of office.
6. Chairman’s Annual Report.
7. Meeting Close.
8. Meeting expected to close at 19:45 to be followed after a short break by the regular monthly Parish Council meeting.
Agenda – Bigbury Parish Council meeting –Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
A meeting of Bigbury Parish Council is to be held on, Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 in the Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel at 20:00
2 Open session: Members of the public are invited to make representations on matters of
3. Apologies for Absence
4. Declarations of Interest
5. Approval of minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday April 13th, 2022
6. Matters Arising from the previous meetings held on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
7. County Councillor’s report
8. District Councillor’s report
9. Financial statement
10. Planning related matters Responses to SHDC
3403/21/HHO – Avonmouth, Folly Hill 19/05/22
0966/22/HHO – Lincombe Barn, Bigbury, TQ7 4BD 26/05/22
0430/22/FUL – Clanturkan Cottage, Combe, TQ7 4NQ 19/05/22
0251/22/HHO – 3 Park Cottages, Bigbury 26/05/22
1249/22/HHO – 4 Stakes Hill Cottages, St Ann’s Chapel 02/06/22
11. Jubilee Celebrations
12. Correspondence received
13. Any other business
There will be a caravan delivery into Challaborough next Tuesday morning, May 10th, arriving in the parish between 9:30 and 10:00am and the same lorry will then load and transport one out, around about midday.
Some delays are likely on local roads.
Read about the background to this development:-
Affordable housing scheme
Latest crime figures show Devon and Cornwall remain one of the safest places in the country
Devon and Cornwall continue to have the third lowest crime rate out of the 42 forces in the country. While the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) crime figures for January 2021- December 2021 report a 5.9% increase in recorded crime, this is likely due to crime returning to pre covid levels and follows national trends.
Deputy Chief Constable Jim Colwell said: “Devon and Cornwall continue to be one of the safest places in the country and has lower than national average crime rates per 1000 population. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our officers, staff, and volunteers.
“The latest crime statistics reflect how our region is adjusting to life post lockdown and the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The increase in overall crime is likely due to a return to pre covid levels of crime being reported in many offence types. This change is reflected nationally across all forces.
“Some aspects of crime have not returned to their pre covid levels in Devon and Cornwall. Historically we have had relatively low levels of acquisitive crimes including burglary and fraud. Unlike many other Force areas, we haven’t seen these return to pre covid levels. As such we have the lowest levels of crime for a number of acquisitive crime types. Given the current financial climate this is an area we will continue to monitor closely as we know that austerity can be a driver for rises in acquisitive crimes.
“These crime figures provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the change in crime that contribute to our demand. The figures also highlight to us the areas where we can do better and show us where to best target our resources to combat particular types of crime going forward.”
Some aspects of crime have risen both in Devon and Cornwall and nationally including sexual offences which have risen by 20.5%. Nationally, policing saw increases in rape and sexual offences starting in March 2021. This coincided with the ending of lockdown and an increased focus on Violence Against Women and Girls – factors that have driven an increased confidence to report sexual offending among victims in Devon and Cornwall. We continue to make Violence Against Women and Girls, and sexual offences a priority across the force.
All burglary offences have seen a decrease of 15%, falling during the lockdowns and not rising back to their former levels. The decrease in acquisitive crime in Devon and Cornwall again reflects national trends.
During the pandemic and particularly during lockdown periods many people worked from home and did not travel or leave vehicles unattended away from the home. As restrictions have eased many people have adopted hybrid working patterns with more working from home than pre-pandemic. This has reduced opportunities for offending through increased natural surveillance and reduced population mobility. The effect persists even after all lockdown restrictions have been removed.
Public order offences have risen 15.5% and the Force is third place nationally. The increase in public order offending in Devon and Cornwall also reflects national trends. There are a number of issues that have increased protests nationally over the last two years including Brexit, Covid and Covid restrictions, fuel availability and price, environmental issues and politics. Locally we also saw increased protest during the G7 summit last year.
There has also been a decrease of drug offences by 7.4%. Drugs offences include drugs possession and trafficking offences. The decrease is these offences is also likely due to the impact of our police officers pro-actively tackling drugs-related crime.
Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly, said: “While I am pleased the figures show Devon and Cornwall to be among the safest places to live, work and play some of the trends identified are of concern as we recover from the challenges of the pandemic and the long-term impacts on our community.
“Everyone involved in policing must place public safety, community confidence and regeneration at the heart of our plans to protect our communities’ future – it is one of the reasons why the public has supported my plans to increase officer numbers to record levels by the end of 2022.
“People have told me they want more visible police officers, more action to tackle drug offences and antisocial behaviour.
“My Police and Crime Plan prioritises our efforts on them.
“Violence is inherent in our communities and these figures show the important role our new Serious Violence Prevention Programme has to play – particularly in how it tackles violence against women and girls.
“To tackle drugs effectively we must address both the supply of drugs into our communities and the demand for those drugs.
“I will continue to hold the Chief Constable to account for the effectiveness of the police response to drug trafficking and enforcement both locally and by contributing to regional and national approaches.
“I encourage people to report drug dealing occurring in their community to the police or Crimestoppers and make the South West a hostile environment for drug dealing and at the same time we will continue to deliver the services needed to tackle drug demand and supply.”
There will be some movements of large mobile homes into and out of Park Dean at Challaborough during the morning of Teysday 26th April. Disruption to normal road traffic is likely in the Bigbury/Modbury areas. No precise time is available for these movements.
Wanted Man – South Devon
Has links across Devon and Somerset
Police are appealing for information to locate 34-year-old Colin Cuddy who is wanted on recall to prison, after his license was revoked.
He has links to Newton Abbot and the wider South Devon area as well as Plymouth and Bridgwater.
Numerous enquiries have been made by police to locate and arrest Cuddy and officers are now appealing to the public to report any sightings of him.
Cuddy is described as a white male, around 6ft 1ins tall, of muscular build and has silver hair and a dark beard. He has tattoos on his neck and both arms.
Anyone who sees Cuddy or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police on 999 immediately quoting reference Log 54 of 2/4/22.