The Parish Council meeting this evening will be via Zoom only due to COVID 19.
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The Agenda can be downloaded here or read below AG_2022 January DPC Agenda

To all members of Dittisham Parish Council                                                                                                             29 December 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Dittisham Parish Council to be held in Dittisham Village Hall with audio only Zoom conferencing on Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 7:00p.m for the purpose of transacting the following business.

Please do a rapid COVID 19 tests if attending in person. Masks required in accordance with Government guidance.

  1. Apologies: To receive apologies for absence.
  2. To declare any personal interests or disclosable pecuniary interests in items on the agenda.
  3. To consider approval of the minutes of the meetings held on 3 November and 1 December 2021.
  4. To consider any issues raised by members of the public.

Members of the public are invited to give their views, to question the Parish Council about issues on this Agenda, or to raise issues for future consideration at the discretion of the Chairman.

  • Meeting with a resident to discuss their correspondence about the amount of Building Work in the Village. To agree DPC’s response.
  1. Community Reports
    • South Hams District Council Councillor
    • Devon County Council Councillor
  2. SHDC Planning Decisions

To note the decisions as follows:

  • 3363/21/HHO 2 Watermans Cottage Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX. Householder application for 15 solar panels on two frames in garden. Conditional Approval.
  • 3322/21/HHO Mason Park Capton TQ6 0JE. Householder application for new sun room to replace porch. Conditional Approval.
  1. New planning applications

To comment on the following applications:

  • 4472/21/ARC Spindlewood Higher Street Dittisham Devon TQ6 0HT. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 4 of Planning Permission 2455/21/FUL.
  • 4423/21/CLB Dunedin Cottage The Quay Dittisham Devon TQ6 0EZ. Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building following leakage of kerosene from domestic boiler to the rear of the property.
  • 1778/21/HHO & 1779/21/LBC Dartside Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX. Householder application & Listed Building consent for installation of air heat source pump.
  1. Correspondence, 3/12/21 Resident, Construction of a balcony instead of a Juliette balcony Sherwood Cottage 3024/21/HHO

To consider writing to SHDC.

  1. Consultations

To consider submitting a response from DPC.

  • Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Draft Community Risk Management Plan, 14/1/22
  • Technical Consultation on the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2022/23, 13/1/22
  1. One-off emptying of Brown Bins

To consider advertising the offer from an Ashprington Parish Councillor for he and some other ex-servicemen to do a one-off emptying of brown bins left sitting full in Dittisham to the Ashprington Community Composting site.

  • Reports from Councillors’ Working Groups & External Forums
    • Playground

To approve the Playground TAFG’s unanimous suggestion that it be disbanded.

  • Maintenance

To consider approving the Recommendation in the Group’s Report as circulated.

  • Dog Fouling Task & Finish Group

To consider confirming the proposal to place a dog waste bin near Rectory Lane near Rectory Lane, at the end of the track towards Bozomzeal.

  • Village Hall Management Committee – To respond to the letter to DPC dated 2/11/21
  • Village Hall Management Committee

To consider the proposal that DPC contributes Items 7, £252 Annual cost of WiFi Internet Connection, and Item 8, £1850 Carpentry Repairs to outside Stores – including new fascia board, doors, gutters etc.

  • Financial Matters
    • Payments Due

To authorise the following payments:

  • SHDC, Final 2021 Maintenance Contract, £2,357.86
  • Devon Association of Local Councils, Being a Good Councillor Short Course, £48.00
  • Clerk, Expenses reimbursement CE45, £57.77
  • Payments Made

To note payments since the 1 December meeting:

  • ARCCAS, Ham Maintenance Jobs, £472.80
  • Scribe, Accounting Software, Annual & set up fees, £450.00
  • Contract Signs, Playground, turning bay, & slippery signs, £126.00
  • Information Commissioner’s Office, Direct Debit Annual Fee, £35.00
  • Risk Assessment Review

To approve the 2021 Review as circulated.

  • Overtime Claim – To consider approval of the Clerk’s Claim
  • Making Tax Digital – To approve use of Scribe to submit the required returns
  • Jubilee Steps – To consider the recommendations in the Report.
  • Correspondence

The following correspondence has been addressed, for information only.

  • Received
  • 2/12/21, Dittisham Utd, Has withdrawn from the South Devon Football League
    • Sent
  • 2/12/21 Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Request for confirmation of current assessment of how it will access residences in Dittisham
  1. To confirm the next ordinary meeting of Dittisham Parish Council which is scheduled for 2 February 2022 at 7:00 pm.
  2. To schedule a Meeting to set the 2021/22 budget and precept.
  • Closure of the Meeting

To consider resolving to close the meeting because of the commercial-in-confidence nature of the business.


To consider quotes for work agreed by the meeting.


Please do a rapid COVID 19 test if attending in person. Masks required in accordance with Government guidance.

 The meeting will be held in the Village Hall with audio only Zoom conferencing.

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Annette Thom, Parish Clerk