Latest Parish News and Information
There are three Parish Defibrillators for medical emergencies.
Each village has one installed and they are checked and monitored regularly by our Parish Councillors.
Wotter - on the wall outside the Surgery in Wotter Village. (Next to the old Methodist Hall)
Shaugh - on the wall of the Parish Hall
Lee Moor - on the wall of the Parish Hall.
Shaugh Prior Parish Council Meeting -
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE - for CATTLE GRID CLEANSING
SHAUGH PRIOR COMMONERS ASSOCIATION
Shaugh Prior Commoners' Association
NOTICE is hereby given that the AGM of Shaugh Prior Commoners' Association
will be held at THE MOORLAND HOTEL, WOTTER,
on Thursday 31st January 2019
All are welcome.
LOCAL SEASONAL ACTIVITIES:
Carols in the Pub - Friday 21st December - 7:30pm
Carols by Candlelight at St Edwards Church is Sunday 16th December at 6:30pm
Christingle at St Edwards Church - Christmas Eve - 3:00pm
Christmas Day Mass at St Edwards Church - 10:00am
Shaugh Players are Pleased to Present this Season's PANTO !
PUSS IN WELLIES !!!
DO NOT MISS IT !
24th Jan - 7.30pm
25th Jan - 7.30pm
26th Jan (2:00pm mat) & 7.30pm
Tickets £9.00 (children/seniors £6.00 Sat mat only)
10 Tickets for £60 Thursday only
Tickets available from Nina Squires 01752 839 365
On 10th October Wolf Minerals Ltd ceased trading.
It has come as real shock to the community that the Mine at Hemerdon has closed.
"The Company has been unable to satisfactorily conclude its discussions with its key financial stakeholders and therefore is not in a position to meet its short term working capital requirements in order to continue operations at its Drakelands open pit mine. Consequently, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Wolf Minerals (UK) Limited, has ceased trading effective immediately.
We would like to state how sorry we are to hear the news. Our thanks especially go to Elaine Budd, the Cmmunity Relations Manager, who worked on behalf of Wolf to make a real difference to the neighbouring communities, and was so supportive to local projects. Elaine worked tirelessly to that effect. We wish her all the very best for the future, and hope that she will be able to join us at local functions in the future where she will be welcomed.
The Parish Council are looking into the problems residents of the Villages are experiencing in obtaining Superfast and a better Internet Connection.
Here is an update from the last meeting on 3rd October.
"Firstly can I start by thanking all of those people who took the time to respond to the request for information on any broadband issues they were experiencing? This was extremely helpful in highlighting the issues to Matt Barrow of Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS).
The Dartmoor Access Forum held a meeting on 6th Nov. '18.
Now the signs are being made in-house cost have been reduced. Walkers complained that Footpath destinations were not written on the posts any more.
This could now be rectified as the renewal scheme progresses.
Update on Apple Day at Shaugh Prior October 20th 🍏🍎
A well-enjoyed beautiful Autumn Day brought families and friends together at the Community Hall.
Competitions, Tombola, Morris Dancing, Bands and Barn Dance made for a great day.
Everyone loved the Apple Pressing where your own apples were turned into delicious Apple Juice.
MOORLAND HOTEL -
Please Note : the Recycling Bottle Bank is back at the Moorland Hotel.
It's behind the big brown fence just right of the front door. The Community are very welcome to use it.
Access is available during the day but they would ask you not to use the bottle bank at night. It is noisy, and there are two big dogs roaming that area at night!
So feel free to come and use it to recycle all your glass bottles.
Did you know that Avon products can be order through Tish at the Hotel.
POST OFFICE - is on Monday and Thursday mornings in the lounge of the Moorland Hotel.
You can pay bills, withdraw cash, and use all the P.O facilities.
Restaurant: call to book 01752 839228
The proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police.
by the commissioner........
Many of you will have seen in the news or online that Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police are looking into the possibility of merging to become one police force by 2020.
My team and I are out and about across our two counties, meeting lots of people and hearing your views about the proposal.
At the moment I am in listening mode - I'm waiting to hear exactly what a merger could deliver and whether the public would support it or not before I make a decision.
I am aware of the time and effort that can go into making a merger work and this one of my considerations in the decision.
I need to be sure that a merger would deliver a significant number of additional officers and a better service to our communities before I will support it.
I want to be absolutely clear that no decision has been made yet and your views will be vital in deciding if the proposal will go ahead.
This is why we want to hear from as many of you as possible so please make your voice heard by completing the online survey at www.futurepolicing.co.uk.
If you would like a paper copy please call my office on 01392 225555 to request a paper copy with a returns envelope.
Plymouth & South West Devon Joint Local Plan
What is this consultation about?
Plymouth City Council (PCC), South Hams District Council (SHDC) and West Devon Borough Council (WDBC) submitted the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan (JLP) to the Secretary of State on 31 July 2017. From January to March 2018 the public examination of the JLP took place.
Since the hearings closed we have received an Interim Note from the Inspectors that identifies changes which need to be made to the plan. These are called Main Modifications (MMs). These Main Modifications, along with any necessary sustainability appraisal work, needs to be consulted on before the Inspectors can reach their conclusions.
Click on the link below for more information:
USE YOUR DEVICES TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL (South Ham and West Devon Councils).
South Hams and West Devon Councils remind us all that nearly everything you need to contact the council about can be done on a mobile phone or tablet using their websites.
"Our customers can now apply for benefits, pay their council tax, even send us pictures of their key documents as evidence, all with their phones. They no longer need to scan documents in or bring them to us at the council. Just take a picture and load them onto the forms, just like they would upload a picture to Facebook or Instagram."
"We want to make it as simple as possible for our customers to be able to send us information from the devices that they use everyday.
they do not need to phone or visit the council, just go on the internet on their mobile phones or tablets and use the council's websites."
So next time you want to contact the council, don't call the council, use your phone or tablet! It will be like having the council in your pocket.
To all Land Owners, and House Owners of land adjacent to Shaugh Common
From Shaugh Prior Commoners' Association
This is a Reminder that it is your Legal Responsibility to keep Moorland Livestock out of your land.
So please check and keep your boundary walls and fences in good condition, and ensure you keep all gates closed if you don?t want uninvited guests.
We are sure you all know this, but we do have occasional problems!
Neighbourhood Watch - Wotter, Shaugh Prior and Lee Moor :
Report an injured animal
Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society: 07873 587561
SHAUGH PRIOR PARISH POLICE CRIME REPORT
· 07/10/2018 - Person in charge of a Dog worrying Livestock – Under Investigation.
· 03/10/2018 – 08/10/2018 – Theft of a Motor Vehicle – Investigated, no suspect identified.
· 18/10/2018 – Dog not under control – Complaint only – Under Investigation.
· 26/10/2018 – Use threatening/ abusive/ insulting words/ behaviour with intent to cause fear or /provoke unlawful violence – Under Investigation.
· 25/10/2018 – 26/10/2018 – Theft of conveyance other than motor vehicle or pedal cycle. – Under Investigation.
1. New road issues – We have been patrolling the area as much as practicable. We have not stopped anyone at present as everyone has been within the parameters of the speed limit.
2. Wolf Minerals – We are aware of the closure of the company and the detrimental affect it has had on the local community. We have conducted regular checks at the sight and made sure that safeguarding is in place for the company and local community.
3. Illegal Rave – We have completed all safety procedures regarding the rave. We liaised with the Quarry on securing the sight and creating a policy if it was to happen in the future. We managed the site and moved them on as quickly as possible. We have a duty of care and due to the individuals involved being heavily intoxicated we had to manage safety as well as the location. We have recorded Vehicle registrations and will advise local residents to report straight away if they suspect a similar incident may be occurring in the future. We can then try to prevent rather than manage.
4. Speeding – Speed watch team looking to conduct a speed watch in next few weeks. Patrols have been conducted and not only moving animals out of the road cars have been warned about speed. Social media information passed regarding regular patrols and information on animal safety.
5. PC Dingley is currently on an attachment until Monday 10th December. I am PC 5890 Holly Lynch, who will be covering for the time being, I will be in post until 12th November. I can be contacted via email, Holly.LYNCH@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk
Please direct the requests for Police crime reports to me for the months of September, October & November.
( Direct dial: 07595 011193)
November Crimes - NIL