Lee MoorWotterShaugh Prior

Latest Parish News and Information

Parish Defibrillators:

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.



NOTICE OF RESIDENTS MEETING

Proposed development of around 2,000 houses

I am sure that you will be aware that there is planning application for around 2,000 houses in the immediate area of Woolwell and Roborough.  The planning applications are on SHDC website under the planning section and comments can be made through that site if you wish.  Their numbers are 4185/19/OPA & 4181/19/OPA.  The documentation runs to around 500 documents with several thousand pages of information.

 It had become very clear that many residents are finding difficulties wading through the sheer volume of information.  It is with this in mind, that I am setting up a residents meeting.

 

Roborough Recreation Hall

Friday, 21 February 2020 starting at 7.00pm prompt

 The purpose of the meeting is to try and provide residents with more information.  I will provide an overview of the applications, fill in some gaps and let you know what you can do.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

 The meeting is for South Hams residents in the Bickleigh & Cornwood Ward.  That area includes parts of Tamerton, Roborough, Bickleigh, Shaugh Prior, Wotter, Lee Moor, Cornwood, Lutton and Harford.  There are a number of other smaller areas of settlement in between.

 I cannot represent residents in other areas of South Hams or Plymouth; those residents will need to speak to their own representatives.

 

Cllr Barrie Spencer

South Hams District Councillor – Bickleigh & Cornwood Ward 

Facebook – Cllr Barrie Spencer – Bickleigh & Cornwood Ward

Email – Cllr.Barrie.Spencer@southhams.gov.uk




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CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Help by joining the Climate Emergency Group

Devon County Council and South Hams District Council have declared a climate emergency and many local parishes are doing the same. Now it is the turn for the villages in Shaugh Prior Parish to join in.

A group has been formed which involves people who are interested in helping plan local activities which will help address the climate emergency.  Several ideas for community projects have been discussed, including Tree Planting, Hydro scheme at Shaugh Bridge, Links to Public Transport with Plymouth/Tavistock/Yelverton, Influencing Planning decisions on Dartmoor and South Hams, Design & Implement a community carbon baseline,  working to reduce waste and plastic use, and Biodiversity initiatives - wild flowers and bee friendly environments. Etc. etc.

We are looking for more people to join from all three villages and the outlying farms. It would be great to involve lots of young people of all ages.

so if you are interested please let one or both of us know by contacting us by email4

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Shaugh Prior Parish Council Meeting - Held at Lee Moor Public Hall
The next meeting of the Parish Council is Wednesday 4th March  starts  7.30pm. Public Welcome.                            

In March, a special guest will be Mr Mark Thompson, Chief Executive of Tungsten West.  Mr Thompson will be talking to the Councillors and giving an overview of the future running of the Hemerden Mine.  (Recently known as Drakelands Mine). If this interests you, please come along to the Meeting.


If you would consider becoming a Parish Councillor, please see information below.

Shaugh Prior Parish Council - NOTICE...apply to become a Parish Councillor

Please note, that Applications for the role of Parish Councillor in the Parish of Shaugh Prior are detailed below.

The Parish would particularly welcome applications from people living in Lee Moor, due to the recent loss from the Council of both Councillor Small and Mc.Iver.   A good balance of representation of all three villages is important to the Council, so please give this your consideration......

SHAUGH PRIOR PARISH COUNCIL   Parish Clerk: Mr Scott Smy, 

57 Priory Close,  Ivybridge,  Devon.  PL21 9JG      01752 698305   scott.smy@shaughpriorparish.gov.uk


Parish News -
A new Bench dedicated to the service of two long-serving Parish Councillors has been put in placed at Lee Moor.
By doing so, The Parish Council have marked the many years of service by John Mc Iver and John Small, both of whom did not seek re-election at the last Paris elections in May 2019.  It is placed in the Lee Moor Play Area.





REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACTS
REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2020

I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that a revised version of the Full Register of Electors for the District of South Hams has been published and is available, by appointment, for inspection under supervision during office hours at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon,
TQ9 5NE.

The Open Register which leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked for their names to be excluded from that version of the Register is also available for inspection and may be copied or bought by any person to be used for any purpose.

A person inspecting the full Register and who makes copies of any part of it or records any particulars included in it otherwise than by means of hand written notes shall be guilty of an offence and may be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £5000.

Sophie Hosking
Electoral Registration Officer
South Hams District Council
Follaton House

Plymouth Road

Totnes
TQ9 5NE

Monday 20 January 2020





Reducing Isolation in older people across South Hams
Community Companions

The new project known as Community Companions is focused on recruiting volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated withing their communities.  The Royal Voluntary Service provides all the support and training for the volunteers to facilitate such activity.

Please look at the attached information, and join the project of the support network and help our most isolated residents.  Below is the link...

Download the Community Companions Information





SOUTH HAMS WASTE NOTICE

 



CITIZENS ADVICE - SOUTH HAMS


Citizens Advice South Hams is helping local residents to make significant savings on their energy bills. Clients have typically made energy cost savings of £200-£500 a year. In addition South Hams residents have been supported to secure grants towards energy efficiency improvements in their homes. These energy savings help reduce the level of fuel poverty in such households.

This is vital work, as shocking new statistics from National Energy Action reveal that one in five private rented households in the UK are in fuel poverty. A household is considered to be in fuel poverty if 10% or more of the household income is spent on fuel – in short that’s money spent on heating, hot water and running appliances. Fuel poor households commonly face the difficult choice between eating and heating. Unknown to many, and often hidden amongst the beauty of Devon, local people are struggling to pay their energy bills.  Nearly half of fuel poor households are in employment but still struggling.

Nick White, from Citizens Advice South Hams says, “Fuel poverty is caused by combinations of low incomes, high energy prices and energy inefficient housing. Our trained Energy Advisers can help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills or who are worried about heating their homes during the winter months. 

“We have a home visiting service to advise on homes with - expensive heating systems, draught, damp and mould.  Recently we helped a householder whose storage radiator was not wired properly.  The landlord has fixed the problem and reimbursed the tenant by £700.  In another case we helped a client who could not understand why he was paying over £2,000 a year in energy bills.  We liaised with the energy company, identified an error and facilitated reimbursement totalling £985.”

If you would like to talk to Citizens Advice South Hams energy efficiency team, call 01803-659733 or email energy.advice@southhamscab.org.uk.


Do you or someone you know struggle to pay energy bills?

Citizens Advice South Hams is helping local residents to make significant savings on their energy bills. Over the past year clients have typically made energy cost savings of £200-£500 a year. This is vital work, as shocking new statistics from National Energy Action reveal that one in five private rented households in the UK are in fuel poverty.

Nick White, from Citizens Advice South Hams says, “Our trained Energy Advisers can help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills or who are worried about heating their homes during the winter months. 

“We have a home visiting service to advise on homes with - expensive heating systems, draught, damp and mould.  Recently we helped a householder whose storage radiator was not wired properly.  The landlord has fixed the problem and reimbursed the tenant by £700.  In another case we helped a client who could not understand why he was paying over £2,000 a year in energy bills.  We liaised with the energy company, identified an error and facilitated reimbursement totalling £985.”

If you would like to talk to Citizens Advice South Hams energy efficiency team, call 01803-659733 or email energy.advice@southhamscab.org.uk


Shaugh Prior Parish Council Citizens Advice Poster




Citizens Advice
Local Practices supporting citizens advice are :-

Totnes – Bartons - tel 01548 854927 or (appointments will be in their Totnes offices) or email charitywills@bartons.co.uk  9, Town Quay, The Plains, TQ9 5DW

Ivybridge – SW Law Tel 01752 205202 or email enquiries@swlaw.co.uk Kingsley Close, Lee Mill Ind Est, PL21 9GD




LOCAL BUS SERVICE 59

Local Bus Service 59 (Plymouth George Junction - Roborough - Bickleigh - Shaugh Prior - Wotter - Lee Moor - Cornwood - Lutton - Sparkwell - Hemerdon - Plympton - Plymouth)


 PLYMOUTH - LEE MOOR - GEORGE JUNCTION                                                                                     
 Via Sparkwell, Cornwood, Bickleigh                                                                                    
 Monday - Saturday (Except Public Holidays)                                                                                    
                                                                                  



Devon County Council new website

This is the Interactive website which is easily navigated to find exactly what you need speedily.

You can report and plot the potholes on the map, find planning applications, pay or appeal a parking ticket, etc etc .. on this extremely good website.  Its quicker than getting through on the phone or waiting for an email reply.

Go to:

 http://www.devon.gov.uk





USE YOUR DEVICES TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL (South Ham and West Devon Councils).

Shaugh Prior Parish Council

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.






Please Note : there is a  Recycling Bottle Bank 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  




Neighbourhood Watch Wotter, Shaugh Prior and Lee Moor :

Report an injured or dead animal
Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society: 07873 587561


Update for October 2019:


Shaugh Prior Parish Council Police logo a



FEBRUARY REPORT 2020


Illegal Rave at Cadover

On 26th December '19 - Illegal rave took place at Cadover - within the quarries area.
The National Trust staff along with their Volunteers worked hard over 3 days to clear up the debris left behind.
This included bottles, plastic waste, Rubbish of all kinds, Nitrous Oxide cylinders and human faeces.
It was an extreme situation where approx. 200 cars and 1500 people converged to enjoy themselves without giving a thought to the diversity of problems they would incur.


Between the evening of Sunday 2nd Feb and Tuesday morning 4th Feb. In the Brownie Cross area, (Hartstone area) A Shed was broken into, padlocks broken to shed and stables, and expensive Power Tools stolen.
There was a report of a medium sized white van seen been driven very slowly towards Wotter at 5.30am Tuesday.
It is believed this van went to Lee Moor Crossroads, then turned around and went back.  We have no Registration, but if anyone can recall such a vehicle in the area, and made a note of the number, please contact us.

Or if you saw any vehicle loitering in the area during these times, and have a reg.no.  please let us know.
Contact Julia Sanders 01752 729989






( Direct dial: 07525617850

 

 Email: diana.summers@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.co.uk / Ivybridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.ukPCSO 30318 Diana Summers



Fraud Advice

·      Requests to move money: A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by. 

·      Clicking on links/files: Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text Personal information:

·      Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.


Police ( Direct dial: 07595 011193) 

email police on
101@dc.police.uk