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Devon County Council Highways - Notice of closure of Carr Lane for Drainage maintenance works, 9th to 13th September 2019

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL have given notice that from MONDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2019 for a maximum of 5 days (anticipated finish FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019), Carr lane will be closed to vehicles to enable drainage maintenance work.

The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - BROOK STREET, START BAY CENTRE, PROSPECT HILL, AND VICE VERSA.

To print a copy of the Official Road Traffic notice click here

For additional information please contact: SKANSKA Telephone: 03301052660


Citizens Advice - Free Wills week, 23rd-27th September 2019

Citizens Advice Wills Week 23-27th September 2019

For one week only, in a bid to raise much needed funds for the local charity Citizens Advice, law practices across the South Hams have offered to waive their fees for writing Wills. Anyone taking up this offer can have a Will written for free but will be asked to make a donation to Citizens Advice South Hams of £100 for an individual or £150 for a joint will, a significant saving.
Local solicitors taking part in Wills Week are Bartons, Start Point Law and Beers,all based in Kingsbridge. Their contact details can be found on southhamscab.org.uk website.
Janie Moor, CEO of Citizens Advice South Hams says: “Everyone should make sure they have a legally valid and witnessed Will. If you die without making one, money, property and possessions will be allocated in a way defined by law and possibly not how you would have wished. Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit. Also any existing Will is no longer valid once you marry, so anyone wanting to leave assets to anyone other than their wife, husband or civil partner needs to make sure they have an up to date Will.
To make an appointment at one of the participating local practices, please contact them directly quoting "Citizens Advice Wills Week". The offer is only available to those who wish to make a simple Will which would typically include basic gifts of cash, property, assets, or family heirlooms to beneficiaries.

Official notice of review of polling districts and polling places

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (the Representation of the People Act 1983, Schedule A1 and The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2006, and the Review of Polling District & Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.

South Hams District Council (SHDC) are required by law to carry out a review of the polling districts and polling places in the South Hams every 5 years. The purpose of the review is to ensure that all polling districts and polling places are, as far as possible, suitable and accessible to all voters.

SHDC welcome comments from any person or organisation wishing to make a representation in respect of the arrangement of polling districts and polling places within the South Hams District Council boundary; or concerning the accessibility of polling stations wherever possible giving alternative suitable places that may be used and would also like to hear from those people who are happy with their polling station as well as those who are not, in order to have a balanced view to consider.

Click on the links below for more details of the review and polling locations:

Official notice of the polling district and polling places review

Further information on the review for interested parties

Timetable:

  • Formal commencement of the review, Monday 12 August 2019.
  • SHDC will publish the comments from the (Acting) Returning Officers as soon as they are received.
  • Public consultation period commencing 12 August, 2019, ending 20th September, 2019.
  • SHDC will publish draft proposals and have a second consultation period in October.
  • Final recommendations will be considered by South Hams District Council in November 2019.

To provide your comments:
Write to The Electoral Service Office, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE or email: elections@southhams.gov.uk

Slapton Line Partnership (SLP) has organised three further community events to discuss the future of the A379.

We’re Here to Talk About the Slapton Line

The Slapton Line Partnership (SLP) has organised three further community events to discuss the future of the A379.

To allow maximum input from local residents and visitors, the Partnership have decided to hold a further drop-in event in Strete, along with two exhibitions; one in Dartmouth and the other in Kingsbridge.

The events will share information about the series of damaging storms over the past few years and what steps have been taken to date.

The main goal is to understand and address the challenge for the future road strategy and what this means to the community. There are important positive steps that will be taken to make sure the future long term resilience of the area.

Come along to the community drop-in session, with members of the SLP, on:

  • Wednesday 28 August at Strete Village Hall between 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibitions will also be held at:

  • Kingsbridge library between Saturday 10 August to Saturday 17 August
  • Dartmouth library between Monday 2 September to Saturday 7 September

If you would like to speak to a member of the SLP, and you can’t attend the drop in at Strete Village Hall, Slapton Line Partnership members will be attending at the library on each of the Saturday mornings.

The exhibition explains what has been happening in the past few years, the current situation and what is likely to happen next. There is a questionnaire available at the exhibitions to find out what residents and visitors think.

Cllr Richard Foss, Ward Member for Allington and Strete, said: “We’d encourage everyone to come along to these extra events, spread the word in your community, and find out what we’ve achieved so far and what we can do in the future.”

Cllr Julian Brazil, Ward Member for Stokenham, said: “We know how important the A379 is to local people, which is why we want to hear more from as wide a range of residents as possible to listen to their concerns.”

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: "It was good to start this discussion at the drop in sessions last month, and we’re keen for as many people as possible to share their thoughts on the future position at Slapton Line. These additional dates in August and September will provide further opportunities for more people to come along and do just that."

To find out more about the Slapton Line Partnership, go to: www.slaptonline.org

Ash Die Back Disease Update

Devon's much revered native ash trees are currently at a high risk of infection from Ash Dieback disease which may affect their health and eventually the stability of the whole tree in some instances.

Devon County Council are encouraging tree owners to take responsibility for their ash trees and to have them inspected by a qualified arborist where they present a risk to the Highway network and have produced a general information leaflet and highly informative website about the disease and who is responsible for infected trees. This can be viewed at https://www.devonashdieback.org.uk/.

If you have concerns that Ash trees within our parish that grow alongside highways, byways, bridleways or footpath may be infected by Ash Dieback, these trees need to be reported to Devon County Council highways via their website at https://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report-a-problem/map/map_src/hzt/.

If tree owners require assistance in finding a suitably qualified and insured arborist, information is available via the following link: https://trees.org.uk/Help-Advice/Public/Choose-your-Tree-Surgeon

Furthermore if trees suspected of being infected are located within a Conservation Area or are subject to a Tree Preservation Order, an arborist should be able to advise whether the tree owner should apply for recommended works by the normal 6 or 8 week process or under a 5-day notice for emergency works to dead trees or trees which pose an immediate threat to persons or property. In either scenario, the tree owners or their appointed agent are responsible for following the required procedures for works to protected trees.

For further information on the tree works application procedure is available click here: https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3490/Protected-Trees or https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/3487/Tree-Preservation-Orders

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