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 URGENT INFORMATION:

Date: Friday 15th May 2020 

Please read the link below from the Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Shaun Sawyer -

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer has released the following message –

 https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?id=bd0a7f0a-f741-4f8c-a872-0d17c9845d09 

INFORMATION FROM DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL: 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDEVONCC/bulletins/28bc24b 

IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

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In this update:

  • Vulnerable residents should remain at home

  • New government guidance
  • Emergency financial help available for those struggling

  • HM Coastguard ask you to respect the coastline

  • Increased concern about online grooming

  • Additional cash to boost active travel


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Vulnerable residents urged to still stay at home

We're urging vulnerable residents to remain at home despite changes to the lockdown restrictions. Around 34,000 people in Devon have been identified as having an underlying health condition that puts them at very high risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus.

The NHS has advised them to not to leave their homes until at least the end of June, even for essential supplies and exercise, in order to minimise face-to-face contact and prevent being exposed to the virus. There is no change to this guidance, and the rigorous ‘shielding’ measures introduced to help keep those who are considered extremely clinically vulnerable safe are still in place.  

TORFIELD UPDATE:  The safety work has now been completed.  The grass will be cut very soon, the Contractors are extremely busy but aware the grass is long and requires attention, they have been out to inspect the site. 

TORFIELD PLAYPARK: Remains closed under Government instructions and will remain closed until the regeneration can be completed. The delay, as we are sure you aware, is out of our control. However, we hope to be in a position over the next month or so to have some outline designs in place, once potential Contractors are in a position to access the site. 

PETERS FIELD UPDATE:  The Contractors will be out very soon, as above, they are extremely busy but aware the grass is long and requires attention, they have been out to inspect the site.  

Date: Thursday 9th April 2020 

Torfield - URGENT HEALTH & SAFETY WORKS NOTIFICATION.  The permanent fencing to protect the public from falling down the cliff face will commence on Wednesday 15th April 2020 for approximately 7 days. The Contractors will be on site between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm (again approximate).  Residents in the immediate vicinity will be receiving written notification over the next few days via Royal Mail. 

Notices will be placed at all three entrances to Torfield to inform all users.  

Please ensure children and dogs are kept within sight whilst using the field as there will be vehicular and machinery movement during this time. There will be some unavoidable 'drilling noise' as the railings need to be cemented in. There will also probably be some residual damage to the grass area which will be made as good as possible after, however, there will be the need for some 'healing time'.

The work will commence behind the current safety fences which will be removed when the installation has been completed. 

Apologies for any inconvenience, however, we are sure you are absolutely aware of the need for this work to be carried out as a matter of urgency. 

  

 Date: Friday 3 April 2020

Broomhill Meadow - entrance restriction is now in place.  However,  we confirm that notices put on cars are not the actions of the Parish Council and although we have Police Reference numbers we have not reported any cars for parking on the verges at this time. However, we repeat, it is unlawful to park on verges and offenders could be prosecuted.  It is also unlawful during this crisis to drive to walk your pets or exercise - police officers have the powers to move you on and give you words of advice. PLEASE STAY WITHIN YOUR OWN ENVIRONMENT to protect not only yourselves and others but also our NHS.

GRAFFITI  - Parish Council Property has been damaged by Graffiti - even well meaning graffiti is criminal damage. We are unable to remove the graffiti at this time, however, if more appears we will have no alternative but to report such behaviour to the police, reluctantly !  Public Funds will have to be used to clean this up once this crisis is over, so it is in everyone's interest to adhere to the current regulations and adhere to the law.

Date: Thursday 2 April 2020

1. BROOMHILL MEADOW: Broomhill Meadow remains open to allow residents their daily exercise and dog walking. However, the entrance will be blocked off to cars over the next couple of days - this is to prevent those travelling by car to walk their dogs, with is now illegal under the current Coronavirus rules.  The Police have also been informed and will be monitoring the area to ensure no parking on the verges occurs.  This follows numerous complaints from residents that the Meadow has been taken over by those travelling to walk their dogs.  If you have further concerns, please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance.

2.  IPPLEPEN ROAD:   Road Closure lifted and the dangerous cladding repaired. Thank you for your patience and to the residents who informed the Parish Council.

Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

1.  ROAD CLOSURE:  IPPLEPEN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED AT SOME POINT TODAY DUE TO AN UNSAFE STRUCTURE AT THE OLD GLENDENNING SITE - CONTRACTORS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MAKE SAFE. THE ROAD WILL RE-OPEN ONCE COMPLETED. 

2.  PUBLIC CONSULTATION - ONLINE CONSULTATION IS DELAYED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS.  

3THERE WILL BE NO PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS - ALL ENQUIRIES IN THE FIRST INSTANCE SHOULD GO TO THE CLERK ON 0770 770 9390 or EMAIL clerk@marldonparishcouncil.org.uk 

4. TORFIELD PLAYPARK IS NOW CLOSED  UNDER GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS  - NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SITE AND PUT THEMSELVES OR THEIR CHILDREN AT RISK.

 5. MARLDON/COMPTON PARISH CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY CARE HUB is now operational - if you have not received a card in the post please inform the Clerk as soon as possible.

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Hello, and welcome to the Marldon Parish Council website. Through this website Parishioners can access details of the Parish Council business. There are Parish Council notice boards by the shops in Village Road, in Vicarage Hill near Pembroke Park, and at Compton. The main Parish notice board is near the Post Office and will display the minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for the next meeting three clear days before the meeting is due. This information will also be on this website.

Normally the Parish Council meets in the Community Room of the Village Hall on the second Monday of the Month (unless it is a Bank Holiday) at 7.15pm, the first 15 minutes being for members of the public to bring any matters they wish to the attention of Councillors, who may deal with them once the meeting proper starts at 7.30pm. Members of the public, and press, are welcome to observe the Council in session but cannot participate once the meeting proper has started unless standing orders are suspended.

Each year, usually in May, there is an Annual Meeting of the Parish Council in the main hall, when the Chairman reports on the year past and looks forward to the future. The Accounts summary is also presented. Parishioners are able to voice their opinions or concerns during the meeting, and there is usually a guest speaker.

You are welcome to contact myself at any time by phone, mail or E-mail, and a list of Councillors and their contact details are available on this site and on the noticeboards.

If you wish to report a fault connected to Highways you can do this through the Devon County Council website at  https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/

FINANCE - 2018 / 2019 INTERNAL AUDIT - is now on the Finance Pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 NEW NEWS:  PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. All enquiries to The Clerk in the first instance.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

NOW CLOSED UNDER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS 

TORFIELD PLAYPARK 

The Parish Council has had to close Torfield Playpark due to health & safety issues.  It is regrettable, however, the safety of the kiddies using the equipment and the area is the Parish Council’s main priority.

The PlayPark has been in need of maintenance and upgrading for many years. Most of the equipment is dated and the whole area unfit for purpose; the closure is seen as the ideal opportunity to regenerate the PlayPark to a high standard and provide a much needed resource for the children of the Village.

Whilst the Parish Council does have access to s106 funds, there would always have to be match-funding sought via Grants or other financial options.  The regeneration of the PlayPark is not a quick fix, it will take some months, however, it is hoped completion will be early Summer, possibly sooner.

The Parish Council is actively obtaining quotes and plans for the PlayPark and whilst it is hugely disappointing, the PlayPark will remain closed until the upgrade is completed.  Marldon will then have a wonderful space for its young children. 

It is envisaged that the PlayPark area will be levelled off into two sections, a lower section for the 0 – 5 year olds, with a pathway for prams and disabled access and a higher level for the 6 -12year olds, and a picnic area with tables and seats in the middle.

There will be new fencing to secure the PlayPark.

As soon as the plans have been received and confirmed, they will be published on the Parish Council Website and on boards near the PlayPark. Residents in the immediate vicinity will be informed of start and end dates and it is hoped there will be minimal disruption.

Any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk. Email: clerk@marldonparishcouncil.org.uk or telephone 0770 770 9390


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CLERK'S SURGERY: CANCELLED UNTIL

FURTHER NOTICE 

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

 DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Torfield, Broomhill Meadow & Jubilee Meadow. The Parish Council are pleased to announce it will hold a Public Consultation regarding the upgrading of the above Council owned sites.  The Consultation will commence on 1st April 2020 and conclude with an Open Day Event on Saturday 2 May 2020.  The Consultation will take the form of a delivered leaflet to each property, an online Consultation and the Open Day. 

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Parish Council has not produced any other consultation - if you have seen Notices around the Village, these have been created  by someone not associated with the Parish Council and without the Parish Councils authorisation.  Once we have all the information in place all our Notices will be headed MARLDON PARISH COUNCIL and signed off by the Clerk.

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Please note, that ALL correspondence for the Council should be emailed to the Parish Council's Address not to individual Councillors addresses. Many thanks. (see CONTACT DETAILS)

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MEG Committee Meeting: To be confirmed.

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: 

MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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HIGHWAYS NOTICES 

ROAD CLOSURES: Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 (section 14)

 

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