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Current Agendas

Please Note:

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 Meeting Agenda

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of Bideford Town Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 14 December 2017 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 2 November 2017 as a correct record.
5.  To approve the payments listed.
6.  To receive information from the Leader of Torridge District Council and the Head of Paid Services on issues within the parish.
7.  To receive the report from the Chamber of Commerce.
8.  To receive the report from the County Councillor on issues within the parish.
9.  To receive such communications as the Town Mayor / Town Clerk may wish to lay before the Council.
10. Market Management Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2017.
11. Planning Committee –
 a.  to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd November 2017.
 b.  to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017.
12. Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2017.
13. Tourism Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2017.
14. Renewables Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2017
15. To consider a letter from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to become a Member of the Devon Branch at a cost of £36 per annum.
16. (Notice of Motion - Councillor Bushby)
“To promote the use of Bridge Buildings as the most suitable location for the new Bideford library.”
17. To receive the notes from the Town Centre Partnership meeting held on 15 November 2017.
18. DALC Meeting – To receive an update from Councillor Brenton and consider any actions arising.
19. Torridge District Council – To receive an update on Torridge District Council activities by one of the Councillors.
20. To receive an update on Bridge Trust activities by one of the Trustees.

Prayers will be said in the Council Chamber at 6.20 pm by Reverend Claire-Rose Casemore from the St Mary’s Church, Bideford, prior to the start of the meeting. Councillors are invited to participate if they so wish.

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TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING

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 19th December 2017 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.

Richard Coombes
Deputy Town Clerk

AGENDA

1. To receive 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 on the agenda.
4. To approve the minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 7th November 2017 as a correct record.
5. To receive an update on gathering footage for a film/video of Bideford to be made at Bideford College.
6. To receive an update on participants in the 2018 Bideford Fair and if appropriate, make recommendations to Council.
7. To receive an update on a Press weekend, and recommend to Council any actions required.
8. To receive an update on the feasibility of a Road Train and the funding available and if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.
9. Date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 6.00pm.

MEMBERS OF THE TOURISM COMMITTEE

Councillors D Bushby (Deputy Town Mayor), Mrs R Craigie, D Howell (Chairman), D McGeough (Town Mayor), J McKenzie, S Robinson, Mrs R Benney, Atlantic Village Tourist Information

(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)

 


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