North Devon

Parish Council minutes 8 July 2015

Buckland Brewer Parish Council

Draft minutes of meeting 8th July 2015 at 8.00 p.m.

Present – Cllrs Trevor Mills (Chair), Jim Lowe, Marie Douglas, Andrew Hewitt, David Watson, Shirley Tilley, George Heywood.

Also present Jane Lowe (guest minute taker by invitation), Cllr Robert Hicks Torridge District Council (TDC), Clllr. Robin Julian Devon County Council (DCC), 5 members of the public. Read on…

Dog attacks on livestock

From the Beat: Police news and advice

Dog related incidents

Your Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team want to bring to the attention of our communities a matter of concern involving DOG RELATED INCIDENTS.

An incident occurred in our parish, Buckland Brewer, between Sunday 14/06/15 and Saturday 27/06/15.  The incident was an attack by dogs on livestock, in which it appears an animal was attacked and killed.  It occurred in the area of Bilford water, Buda and Braddon farms.   It has been given the Crime Reference Number CR /044807/15

At this stage, your Neighbourhood Team officers have been in discussing with Torridge District Council and the Animal Welfare Officer with a view to taking further action.

In the meantime we have begun to collate and gather evidence as it becomes available by way of witness statements or simply while on patrol speaking with farmers and local residents.

The dogs are described as a Rottweiler possible cross with colour to its chest and a brown and white Jack Russell.  They have been seen roaming land unsupervised.

All members of the community, whether dog owners, non–dog owners, landowners or livestock keepers, are asked to assist in this matter.
If you are out and about in the village area and observe any dogs straying unsupervised contact the Animal Welfare Officer on 01237 428810.
If the dogs are in the road and causing a danger to traffic please call the Police on 101.
Should you see dogs chasing or attacking livestock please phone the incident in as soon as you can on 999.

In all circumstances please note the colour, pattern, breed and description of any dogs involved and if possible obtain pictures or video of the dogs. Please ensure that if you do have dogs that their security is checked so that they cannot roam onto roads or farmland.

Should you require any further advice regarding straying or dangerous dogs, or have information that may be relevant to our investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Neighbourhood Beat Office by calling 101 or E-mail 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Bideford Police Rural Neighbourhood Beat Team

  • PCSO 30336 John McGovern
  • PCSO 30674 Liz Rendle
  • PC 3569 Dick Rowlands

 

Please help prevent dog attacks on sheep

There has been yet another attack on a sheep flock in Buckland Brewer.

It occurred at 9.30 pm on the evening of Saturday 27 June 2015.  The flock was grazing in the Lydeland Water valley area when it was attacked.

The attack was seen.  It involved two dogs.  One was described as a large Rottweiler-type, and the other as a Jack Russell terrier with a long black tail.

These attacks are disgusting.  They cause sheep intense pain and terror.  They are totally preventable.  They can and must be stopped.  Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs, especially when they are out of sight.

If you can identify the dogs and their owner, could you please contact the Clerk to Buckland Brewer Parish at the address below.  This is the first step.  You can write in confidence.  The information will enable subsequent steps to be taken to prevent a recurrence.

Thank you.

Patrick Blosse, Clerk to Buckland Brewer Parish Council
Catsborough Cottage, Catsborough Cross
Monkleigh, Devon, EX39 5LE
Telephone: 01805 624832

Parish council minutes 13 May 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, Wednesday 13 May 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer school

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson.
Read on…

Parish council minutes 11 March 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 11 March 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer school

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, and Mr David Watson. Read on…

Parish council election 2015

Thinking of becoming a parish councillor?

On 7 May 2015, at the same time as the general election, there will also be elections for district and parish councillors.

For full information about the elections in Torridge, please see Torridge DC election pages.

The parish council is the first tier of local government in England and Wales and, for most of the electorate, provides the most accessible forum for debating and developing local issues. Parish councils are elected for a term of four years so, if you are thinking of standing as a parish councillor, you would be making a commitment to serve the community until May 2019.

Buckland Brewer Parish Council has nine councillors. It has two sub-committees (‘Budget and Finance’ and ‘Personnel’) and provides, or recommends other parishioners, as trustees to the Village Hall Management Committee and the Playing Fields Association. Meetings are held at least once every month, normally on the second Wednesday of the month. Frequently, extra meetings are needed to meet deadlines for consultations on planning applications and these normally take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The Parish Council’s Annual Meeting is held in May each year. At this meeting a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are elected for the coming year. There is only one other formally appointed role for a parish councillor, which is to undertake the role of Snow Warden (although this role can also be delegated to an individual who is not a councillor if necessary).

The Parish Clerk is a paid employee of the council – not a councillor, and therefore is not required to stand for election. Their role is to advise the Council, prepare minutes and agendas, provide financial control and undertake other administrative duties. He or she does not take part in any voting.

If you are considering standing as a parish councillor you might find some of these guides and background papers helpful:

Nomination forms will become available on or soon after 9 March and must be returned in person to the Returning Officer by 9 April 2015. You can email the Parish Clerk or any of the present parish councillors. If you would like an informal chat just leave your telephone number and they will call you back.

Parish Council minutes 11 February 2015

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 11 February 2015

Held at the Buckland Brewer school

Draft minutes

Members Present

Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Miss Sally Nicholls, Mrs Kate Slocombe, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson. Read on…

Parish Council minutes 16 December 2014

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 16 December 2014

Held at the Buckland Brewer School

Draft minutes

Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Sally Nicholls, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson. Read on…

Parish Council minutes 10 December 2014

Buckland Brewer parish council meeting, 10 December 2014

Held at the Buckland Brewer School

Draft minutes

Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson. Sally Nicholls was co-opted at the meeting and joined the Council from item 1357. Read on…

Parish Council minutes 8 October 2014

Draft minutes of the Buckland Brewer Parish Council

Wednesday 8 October 2014
Held at Buckland Brewer School

Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills, Mrs Kate Slocombe, Mrs Shirley Tilley and Mr David Watson. Read on…