COVID-19 UPDATE; Because of the restrictions imposed by the UK Government during the Coronavirus pandemic, the parish council was unable to use the hall or meet in person , and was given leave to conduct the monthly council meetings by alternative means. You will find that the minutes of these meetings are therefore entitled “virtual minutes”. These restrictions also necessitated the cancellation of the Annual Meeting, and the Annual Parish Meeting, usually held in May.
The parish council meets monthly, usually on the first Monday in the month. Meetings are held in the village hall and start at 7.30 pm.
All parishioners are most welcome to attend, however all meetings have to be formally conducted; if you wish to raise a point or speak at a meeting it will be necessary to notify the Clerk before the meeting (contact details below).
Agenda and minutes of meetings are posted on www.aveton-gifford.co.uk and the notice boards opposite the school, at Icy Park and Bridge End and in the Fisherman’s Rest.
Every year in May the parish holds its Annual Meetings. The Annual Meeting of the Council is a shortened parish council meeting with a reduced agenda for business; this is the meeting at which all councillors are elected to the statutory positions for the year, ie. Chair, Vice Chair and sub-committees, and the representatives for tree warden, village hall, Parish Paths Partnership and digital communication representatives are also confirmed. After this the Annual Parish Meeting follows. It is not a parish council meeting, although for convenience it is chaired by the PC chairman; every organisation within the parish, for example the cricket club, allotment holders, the WI, the village hall and heritage group, also the school, the Hive, St Andrew’s PCC and representatives of public bodies like the police can give their report to the public on the year’s events. The meeting, like all the parish council meetings throughout the year, is open to all parishioners, and is their chance to find out more about what goes on in the parish.
Parish Council official documents
In the interests of transparency, the parish council must make policies and documents available to public view. These cover all aspects governing council regulations and procedures, including the annual audits, data protection, freedom of information, and Health & Safety assessments for the parish council acting as the operators for running the swimming pool.
Parish Council Annual Audits & Finances – for download
The Government has introduced a requirement for smaller parish councils to have their information available online (the Transparency Code) ; AGPC already publishes its agendas, minutes, councillor details etc via this community website. There are stipulations that some smaller councils should also publish their financial statements, but this does not apply to Aveton Gifford as our annual turnover is greater than the threshold. Our accounts are however available to view through our parish clerk by appointment. Instead of publishing our monthly expenditure our annual figures are subject to external audit.
Parish Council Precept meeting – 21st January 2018
The council met to discuss and agree the precept for year 2018-19.
Annual parish council audit 2020
Annual parish council audit May 2021
Parish Council documents – for download
Aveton Gifford parish council must make these documents all available for parishioners to view.
Swimming pool documents
The Aveton Gifford Neighbourhood Plan
On May 6th 2021, the local elections included a referendum to vote on the Aveton Gifford Neighbourhood Plan.
The turnout was 47.88%, and the results were as follows:
|Do you want South Hams District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Aveton Gifford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?|
|Number cast in favour of a YES||288||82.05%|
|Number cast in favour of a NO||63||17.95%|
The Neighbourhood Plan area – with map of the parish
|Name & Address||Contact Details|
|Sarah Harcus (Chair)|
Rock Hill House,
| 01548 550125|
|Ros Brousson (Vice chair)|
5 Avon Valley Cottages,
| 01548 550792|
Homefield Mill, TQ7 4LF
| 01548 550582|
1 Elm View, Fore St, TQ7 4JR
| 07743 343666|
Glen Avon, Fore St, TQ7 4JH
| 07552 797486|
Matford, Fore St, TQ7 4JH
| 01548 550272 |
53 Fore St, TQ7 4LW
| 07900 444546|
4 Icy Park, TQ7 4LQ
| 01548 559062 |
Corner House, Fore St, TQ7 4LL
| 07717 688994|
|Peter Javes (Parish Clerk)|
22 Glebe Land, TQ7 4LX
| 01548 559283 |
South Hams District Council – Cllr Kate Kemp.
Devon County Council – Cllr Rufus Gilbert
Both the agendas & minutes from Parish Council meetings are available on this website – below are the latest versions available to download.
A full archive of these documents is available on the Agenda and Minutes page.