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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING THIS TUESDAY ALL INVITED


Date for your diary 28th October 2017 for the Teignmouth & Shaldon Bonfire and Firework Night.


 


 

  

  

 

 


LATEST NEWS.... QUEENS BIRTHDAY STREET CELEBRATION 12TH JUNE 2016

WOW SHALDON really had the most fantastic day and even made the West Country News a big thank you goes out to Cllr Chris Clarance who organised the wonderful Tea Party and thank you to all of you for making it so special.  Please see Cllr Chris Clarance own report and thanks below.

Street Party Report and thanks, 19.6.2016

 

Firstly I would like to thank all those who attended making the event the success it was. It was great to have the fine weather as well.

 

I would like start by saying a special thank you to Richard Bartlett for weeding the top of the beach a short notice and to Shaldon Sailing Club in moving back down the beach there dinghies plus the Seine Boat Rowers for doing the same. Thanks also to Mike Bolsworth who put up all the flags, those people setting the scene for the party.

 

I would like to thank especially Jenny Steele for supporting me so much on the day in marking out the places where to set up. Also a special thanks to Tim Biddlestone who handled the road closure down at West Bay House and directing anyone who wasn’t sure where to set up. Also a special thanks to Lee Tydeman, whose firm, HW Traffic Management owned by James Hore, allowed him the use of all the road closure notices which Lee did a splendid job for me in putting out everywhere to make the event such a success. Also to SPC for supporting the event and allowing me a pretty well free hand in doing so, plus SPCs clerk, Karen Turner too with regard to administration. I would like to thank the Back Beach Boys, Shaldon Singalong, Richie Lee, Mary Froome, our Queen and Barbara Hine, Queens Lady in waiting for what they did in entertaining us, plus a special thanks to Roger Bufton for engaging himself at his expense, a Jazz trio who played up at the seaward end.

Also thanks to, to Amanda Spencer ,Paul Edworthy, Jenny Steele and James Landell, in taking around the collection buckets both in the afternoon and evening, raising a grand total of £838.78.I would like to thank Stuart Mc Minn for providing the PA system and Alec Collyer in providing the playing of what was needed.

 

I would also like to thank The Ness, Hall and Woodhouse, in the form of the manager Rachel Goodship for providing the entertainment in the early evening leading up to the firework display at 10.30 pm.

 

I would like to thank Fred Curry, our fireworks provider and his team over at the Point Teignmouth for the great job they did.

 

I would like to thank Julie Carden and her team at Bradleys for organising the Scarecrows and when Tim Biddlestone and myself and Sally my wife couldn’t really pick a winner, we shortlist to ten and John Skinner was left to decide the top three from the ten we shortlisted. A big thank you to John everyone who entered, the standard and effort was really great to see.

 

Finally the just over two minute presentation done by Alan Edwards at Sky Pro,(he had his drone up) all should see, a lasting memory of the event and even Buckingham Palace are aware of this filming ,watch this space as this filming has been conveyed for consideration to the Chief Clerk to her Majesty, our Queen.

 

I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Again my own thanks and best wishes to all who attended.

 

Chris Clarance



                                               BONFIRE & FIREWORKS NIGHT 2016

AS PREVIOUS THERE IS NO BONFIRE AND FIREWORK NIGHT 2016, THERE IS A GAP YEAR TO ALLOW FOR A CHAIRMAN AND MORE VOLUNTEERS TO COME FORWARD TO RUN THE BONFIRE AND FIREWORK COMMITTEE.
                                                         
This year's Bonfire & Fireworks Night will be 2017 when the tides are favourable. The fun will begin with a street market from 2pm.  There will be a samba band and lantern procession from the Green. At 6.15 a guys competition will take place at the beach wall.  The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm.  The firework display will begin around 7.15pm.  We will need a lot of volunteers on the night and if you think you can help with collecting donations or acting as a marshal we would be delighted to hear from you. 

                                                                                                                     


RURAL SKIP SERVICE 2016
 
Shaldon Rural Skip Service is due by the War Memorial at The Green on Saturday 29th October  from 10am to 4pm.  For more information call the free recycling helpline 0800 731 0323 or visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ruralskip .

DEVON LIBRARIES
 
Mobile Library Timetable for 2016 for Shaldon:  


DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATIONS

 Please see Tough Choices website for latest proposals for change in local services www.toughchoices.co.uk .


COZY DEVON SCHEME
 
A new energy saving scheme, backed by Devon County Council in partnership with Teignbridge and other local authorities, has been launched across the county.  For more information please visit cosydevon.com .  





SHALDON BEACH

The parish council took over responsibility for managing Shaldon Beach from Teignbridge from 1 April 2014.  We are honouring the existing agreements for dinghy rack and on-beach storage with Shaldon Sailing Club.  Those individuals wishing keep their dinghy on the beach are asked to register with the parish council.  The vast majority have now registered.  You can email spc.org@hotmail.co.uk for the letter, guidance notes and registration form.  We are being more proactive in managing the beach, and asking boat owners for a small donation towards our costs.  We are also be promoting greater responsibility by boat owners.  For those wishing to apply for a new space on Shaldon Beach, whilst this is currently deemed full you can join a waiting list.  We will contact you when a space becomes available.                                                                                                                                                                            

 

BEACH CLEAN 21ST MAY 2016 Thank you from the Shaldon Parish Council to all those kind people who turned up to give us a hand, the weather was not kind to us but I am sure you will agree you made a massive difference to how our beach looked thank you again. 

 

                                              
TEIGNBRIDGE SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP AND ALL EVENTS
 
Organisers of all events in Teignbridge District are now required to complete an Event Notification Form.  For events on Teignbridge council land there is a separate Application Form and Risk Assessment Template.  Please go to www.teignbridge.gov.uk/eventorganiserinfo .
                                                             
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
The Annual Parish Meeting took place on Tuesday followed directly by the Annual General Meeting of the parish council, and regular monthly full council and planning meetings.  At the AGM Cllr TIM Biddlestone was elected Chair of the Parish Council.  Cllr Tony Ryan was elected Vice-chair.   Chair of the Planning Committee TBC.  More details available on the minutes webpage.  Contact details and responsibilities are on the Councillors webpage.

HEMLOCK WATER DROPWORT
 
This plant has been found near the brook at Ringmore.  Whilst it is a native and natural plant, it is poisonous to humans and livestock.  It is not a designated injurious weed which would require a landowner/occupier to prevent its spread. Whilst the Environment Agency discouraged control of a native plant, there are options for a landowner.  
1 Mechanical control:  it can be dug out, dried and burnt.  It remains toxic after digging so livestock should be excluded from areas where the plant is collected.  Care should be taken when handling the plant.

2  Chemical control:  a product from a DIY or garden centre can be applied following the instructions on the label.  Utmost care must be taken to prevent contamination of water or spraying of non-target species.  Use of professional herbicide products required qualification and equipment.  Use of such products in or near water requires approval from the Environment Agency.  

Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.
 
SHALDON BEACH

The Parish Council carried out an exercise over 12-14 March 2014 to level the sand and clean up the beach ready for the tourist season.  We are grateful to Teignbridge District Council for their help with manpower and skip. Thank you to Shaldon Regatta for their donation, and to Teign Estuary Partnership for their grant towards the costs.  We are grateful to the Clipper Cafe for their help and to the organisations using the beach for their support.  Thank you to the volunteers who helped over the weekend.  We now have a beautiful beach fit for a busy Summer season.                                                       

                                             

FLOODING AND RECENT STORMS
 
Shaldon Parish Council called a special meeting on 1 April with all the relevant agencies to discuss and find a solution to the flooding of our playing fields and the environs.  See Meetings & Minutes page. 

Devon County Council have published a summary of financial help available following the recent storms.  This may be helpful to businesses in Shaldon affected by the closure of Marine Parade, damage and disruption to the trainline, and flooding at Ringmore.  A flood support guidance note of February 2014 is now available at:   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284174/Flood-Support-Schemes-guidance.pdf .  

Teignbridge District Council has been provided with £22,500 for financial support to businesses that have suffered significant lossess from the recent flooding.  See http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/FloodBusinessSupport .  The Repair and Renew grant is also now open for applications from homeowners and businesses.  See http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/floodrepairandrenew .   Teignbridge Citizens Advice Bureau are also offering advice on www.teignbridgecab.org.uk or 01626 770074.
 
                                                                                

                                     DOG FOULING
 
The Teignbridge dog warden makes regular visits and will be paying more attention to Shaldon.  Should you see an owner not picking up after their dog you should report it to Teignbridge on 01626 361101.  Anyone can be a witness and will be asked to give a statement.  Teignbridge will then offer a £50 penalty fine to the dog owner who will normally accept this.  Otherwise Teignbridge will look to take the owner to court where they face a maximum fine of £1000 plus court costs (another few hundred pounds) and a criminal record.

Please note the dog ban on Shaldon Beach is in force (1 May to 30 September).  The maximum fine for a breach is £500. 
                                                     SHALDON EMERGENCY STRATEGY
 
.  A draft emergency response plan is being prepared. 

DEFIBRILLATOR FOR SHALDON
 
Shaldon Parish Council has gone it alone to secure Elector Fund money for this life saving equipment.  The funding comes from Devon County topped up by Teignbridge District Council.  The defibrillator for Shaldon has been fitted at the Ness House Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
HEALTH CARE DEVON
 
Public Health Devon is developing a web-based tool called Get Active Devon!  This helps to match people who want to become more physically active with local opportunities.  There is a simple set of instructions to develop a web presence and promote activities online.  View the instructions here .

Healthwatch Devon is the new independent consumer watchdog for health and social care in Devon.  Their Speak Out form is for people to log their views and can be completed online        .
 
NEW COMMUNITY SCREENS

Thank you to those you submitted information for the launch of our two community screens which went live in June last year.  This was under a joint project with Teignmouth.  There were some problems and the project should be continuing with a re-launch.  

LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN
 
The parish council is working with Devon Highways to implement a Local Transport Plan.  A Traffic Regulation Order is intended, allowing members of the public to comment.  This follows on from our previous survey of traffic and parking in Shaldon.  
                                                                                                                                             
 SHALDON WORLD WAR II COASTAL DEFENCE
 
See poster about Shaldon's important part in the defence of the coast in World War II.