Current Agendas

The Calendar of Future Meetings can be viewed on the final page of this section. 

Public participation Sessions of 15 minutes are held prior to the start of each public meeting.  

For Committee Meetings questions may only be raised on items on the agenda.  

For Full Town Council meetings, items which fall within the scope of the Council's activities may be raised by Bideford Residents.  Participants will be asked to read the Bideford Town Council Code of Conduct (or available at the meeting), and to complete a pro-forma stating their name and address and item to be raised.

The protocol on the filming and recording of Council and Committee Meetings can be viewed here

 

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Town Council Agenda - 23 January 2020

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of Bideford Town Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6.30 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.

 

Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council


AGENDA

1.     To accept apologies and reasons for absence.

2.     To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note the requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.      Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items submitted prior to the meeting by Bideford residents, which fall within the scope of the Council’s activities.

4.      To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2019 as a correct record.

5.      Accounts - To approve the payments listed.

6.      To receive the verbal report from the Police on issues within the parish.

7.      To receive the verbal report from the County Councillor on issues within the parish.

8.      To receive such communications as the Town Mayor / Town Clerk may wish to lay before the Council.

9.      Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee - to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 09 January 2020
        (Minute Nos 097, 100, 101, 106, 107 (Precept) are recommendations)

10.     Planning Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 08 January 2020.

11.      Market Committee - to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2020.

12.     Tourism Committee - to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2019.

13.     Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2020.

14.     To receive the comments and Review received from Members of the Public on the Firework displays held during the Christmas Light switch-on and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and consider whether the conditions requested by Council               were successful and whether future grants for spend on public firework displays should carry the same conditions. Encl.

15.     Buckingham Palace Garden Party: 27 May 2020 - To nominate a representative whose name will be put forward for inclusion in the ballot.

16.     To receive the resignation of Councillor Herron from the Future High Street Fund Steering Group and nominate a replacement. **

17.     To give consideration to participating in the Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth Day on Monday 9 March 2020.

18.     DALC Meeting – To receive an update from Councillor R Craigie and consider any actions arising.

19.     Taw & Torridge Estuary Forum Meeting – To receive an update from Councillor Johns and consider any actions arising.

20.     Torridge District Council – To receive an update on Torridge District Council activities by one of the Councillors.

21.     To receive an update on Bridge Trust activities by one of the Trustees.

 

Report – Agenda item 14:

Recommendations made by SFGP on 13 June 2019 and ratified by Full Council:

RECOMMENDED: That the firework display organisers use an area at Pollyfield to be identified or preferably an area at Round Hill, East-the-Water, if that is available. Furthermore, it is a condition of funding that the least noisy fireworks possible are deployed at all times, with a maximum level of 120db. Excessively loud thunder flash type fireworks are not to be used at any time. This is as good a compromise as possible to provide both a firework display whilst doing everything that is reasonably feasible to avoid disturbing roosting birds, or indeed any other animals or wildlife.

(Vote: For: 8, Against: 1)

 

** Future High Street Fund Steering Group Meetings are held during Office Hours.

 

Prayers will be taken by Reverend Kevin Beer, St Mary’s Church (outlying Parishes) at 6.20 pm prior to the Town Council meeting. Councillors are invited to participate if they so wish.

 


Tourism Committee Agenda - 28 January 2020

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Tourism Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 6.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend this Meeting. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.

 

Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1.       To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.       To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.       Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.       To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 17th December 2019 as a correct record.

5.       To receive an update on events in the Borough of Northam

6.       To receive an update on Bideford Fair 2020 progress and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

7.       To receive an update on the Cream Tea Event launch and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

8.       To receive an update on actions so far and discuss progress of the VE 75th celebrations and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

9.       To receive an update on Up Close Theatre and plans to go forward with future performances in the Town Hall, and recommend to Council, if appropriate, any actions required.

10.     To discuss a Buskers Day in Bideford and. if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

11.     To openly discuss ideas and projects for the Tourism Committee to progress and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

12.     Date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 6pm.


MEMBERS OF THE TOURISM COMMITTEE

Councillors: D Bushby, Mrs K Corfe, B Edwards (NTC), Mrs J Gubb (Chairman), C Hawkins, P Lawrence, Mrs S Langford

(Please note, all the agenda items read: to give consideration to recommending……., as this Committee doesn’t have delegated authority and all outcomes will be recommendations to Full Council)

 


 Planning Committee Agenda - 29 January 2020

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Town Hall, Bideford, on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 6.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.

 

Heather Blackburn
Town Clerk

AGENDA

1.       To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.       To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.       Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.       To approve the minutes of the meeting held Wednesday, 8 January 2020 as a true record.

5.       To consider and resolve upon a name for the Cleave Wood development at East-the-Water, Bideford.

6.       To consider and resolve the enclosed Planning applications on behalf of the Council.

7.       To receive details of those Planning Applications which have been granted/refused by Planning Authorities, and any notifications of Planning Appeals.

The next Planning Committee meeting is Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 6.00 pm.

 

MEMBERS OF PLANNING COMMITTEE

Councillors: P Christie (Town Mayor), D Bushby, J Herron, Mrs S Langford, P Lawrence, D Ratcliff

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.      Application No: 1/1168/2019/LBC: Replacement of 2no. existing external ATM sign with 2no. new external ATM sign. HSBC, Alexandra House, 11 The Quay, Bideford. Applicant: Mr B French, HSBC Corporate Real Estate, 62-76 Park Street, Southwark, London SE1 9DZ. Agent: Axis Architecture, Sheffield. (Date received: 6 Jan 20).

b.      Application No: 1/1170/2019/ADV: Replacement of 2no. existing external ATM sign with 2no. new external ATM sign. HSBC, Alexandra House, 11 The Quay, Bideford. Applicant: Mr B French, HSBC Corporate Real Estate, 62-76 Park Street, Southwark, London SE1 9DZ. Agent: Axis Architecture, Sheffield. (Date received: 6 Jan 20)

c.      Application No: 1/1178/2019/FUL: Extension to dwelling. 4 Valley View, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3RF. Applicant: Ms N Day (same address). Agent: Mr S Smithson, Torrington. (Date received: 8 Jan 20).

d.      Application No: 1/0951/2019/FUL: Proposed substation building. Land At Grid Reference 243177 125632, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: TJL UK Ltd (c/o Agent). Agent: DPP Planning, Cardiff. (Date received: 14 Jan 20).

e.      Application No: 1/1122/2019/FUL: Erection of a large shed workshop. Devon CC Allotment Adjacent To Bideford Station, Station Hill, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Angus Winfield, Bideford Sustainability Group, 41 Lily Close, Northam EX39 1EH. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 15 Jan 20).

f.       Application No: 1/1151/2019/FUL: Installation of a 12.6kW Solar PV system onto pitched roof. Bideford Pannier Market, Market Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Coombes, Bideford Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford EX39 2HS. Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Jan 20).

g.      Application No: 1/1152/2019/LBC: Installation of a 12.6kW Solar PV system onto pitched roof. Bideford Pannier Market, Market Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Coombes, Bideford Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford EX39 2HS. Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Jan 20).

h.      Application No: 1/1083/2019/FUL: Retrospective application for retention of tourist facility comprising holiday lodge, amenity building, three bell tents and visitor parking.. Jennetts Cottage, Buckland Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Large (same address). Agent: Tree Tops Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 17 Jan 20).

i.      Application No: 1/0025/2020/DIS: Discharge of condition 5 (trees and hedges) of planning permission 1/0300/2018/FUL. 14 And 16 Shamwickshire Close, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Thornton (same address). Agent: Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple. (Date received: 22 Jan 20).

 

 

 


 Timetable for Council Meetings and Events 2019 - 2020


 TIMETABLE FOR MEETINGS 2019 2020


Council Committees and Membership 2019-2020

Council Representatives on Outside Bodies 2019-2020