Current Agendas

The Calendar of Future Meetings can be viewed below.

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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 TIMETABLE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2021-2022

 

A timetable of scheduled council meetings and events for 2021-2022

 

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment and as the Government expects and recommends the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces, we would ask that you respect your fellow attendees:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others


Agenda - Allotments Committee - 21 September 2021

 

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of the Allotments Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, on Tuesday 21 September 2021 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.

Richard Coombes
for 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 13 May 2021 as a correct record.

5.    Marland site. Update.

6.    Handy Cross. Update.

7.    Pollyfield Site. Update.

8.    Tricks Site. Update.

9.    To review and resolve upon the level of rent for 2022/23.

10.  To give consideration to the cleaning/maintenance budget for 2022/23 and make a recommendation to Council.

11.   Association Leases. To give consideration to the renewal, of the Self-Management Tenancy agreements for Handy Cross and Marland Sites, effective from 1 September 2021 and to make a recommendation to Council.



ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE

Councillors: J Craigie, Mrs J Gubb (Chairman), Mrs L Hellyer, J Herron, S Inch, J McKenzie

Plot Holders:
Pollyfield: Vacant
Tricks:      Mr K Jackson, Mr S Long

 

 

Members of the Public

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment you are required to ensure the following if you are attending this meeting:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• The Government requests and recommends the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces.

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided.

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others

 


Agenda - Town Council Meeting - 23 September 2021

 

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of Bideford Town Council to be held on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 6.30 pm in the Town Hall 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 August 2021 as a correct record.

5.     To approve the payments list.

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

7.     Staffing, Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting - to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021.

8.     Market Management Committee Meeting– to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 19 August 2021.

9.     Planning Committee –
        To approve and adopt the Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 August 2021.

        To approve and adopt the Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 September 2021.

10.   Tourism Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2021.

11.    Allotment Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2021.

12.   Declaration of a Housing Emergency:
a.     To receive the response from the District Council.
b.     To invite Members to volunteer to form a Working Group to investigate the Toolkit that provides for Community Action on Empty Home and to agree the reporting structure for the Working Group.

13.   To consider ideas for the future use of the library.

14.   To consider the invitation from the Bideford and District Sea Cadets to nominate a Councillor to join their Board of Trustees.

15.   To consider the invitation to nominate a Councillor and staff Member to join the Steering Group of the Barnstaple & Bideford & Northam Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure plan.

16.   Notice of Motion – Councillor J Craigie
        “To support the provision of the Air Ambulance Trust Night Landing sites for Bideford East and West.”

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

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

 

Date of next Meeting: Thursday 4 November 2021

 

 

Members of the Public

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment you are required to ensure the following if you are attending this meeting:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• The Government requests and recommends the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces.

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided.

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others



 COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021/2022 

 

ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Herron, and McKenzie.

MARKET MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Herron and McKenzie.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs Hellyer, and Mrs Langford.

STAFFING, FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, Bushby, Christie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs R Craigie, Lawrence, McGeough and McKenzie.

TOURISM COMMITTEE

Councillors Bushby, Mrs Corfe, Gubb, Hawkins, Mrs Langford and Lawrence.

DECARBONISATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Councillors J Craigie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Langford, Herron and McKenzie.

GRIEVANCE PANEL

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie and McGeough.

PERSONNEL APPEALS PANEL

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Johns and McKenzie.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING GROUP

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors Mrs Corfe, J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Herron, and Mrs Langford.

EMERGENCY PLANNING WORKING GROUP

Town Mayor, Councillors: Christie, J Craigie, Hawkins, Mrs Langford and Ratcliff.

 


REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES 2021/2022 


BIDEFORD & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ARCHIVE COUNCIL

Town Mayor
Councillor Christie

BIDEFORD BRIDGE TRUST

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb (Jun 24)
Councillor J McKenzie (Nov 24)
Councillor Mrs R Craigie (Jul 22)

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chairman Market Management Committee
Councillor Bushby

BIDEFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION

Town Mayor
Councillor Johns

BIDEFORD REGATTA COMMITTEE

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb

BIDEFORD TOWN BAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Councillor Johns

BURTON AT BIDEFORD

Deferred to confirm liaison through the Tourism Committee.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Councillor J Craigie

DALC COUNTY COMMITTEE

Vacant

DALC LARGER COUNCILS SUB-COMMITTEE

Vacant

POLLYFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

HOME-START TORRIDGE

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

BIDEFORD BAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Councillor J Craigie

TAW/TORRIDGE ESTUARY FORUM

Councillor McKenzie

UNESCO BIOSPHERE CHAMPION

Councillor J Craigie

SNOW WARDEN

Councillors Johns and McKenzie

BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE PARTNERSHIP

Town Mayor, Councillor Mrs Corfe, Councillor Bushby

FIRE LIAISON

Councillor McGeough

POLICE LIAISON

Councillor Mrs Hellyer

ONE ATLANTIC

Councillor Hawkins

WEST CROFT SCHOOL GOVERNORS BOARD

Councillor Herron