Newspapers: Theodolite man: Wind Turbine: Parish Council meeting
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Mary Tavy Post Office were unable to continue to deliver newspapers to the box at Chillaton Garage, so several  people in the village have looked at ways of carrying on this service.

The shop in Lifton is happy to provide the newspapers, but can't deliver them to Chillaton.  Ray Brewer and Howard Asbridge have organised a rota of people  to collect them  each day, so that this useful service can continue.
Quite a few people saw someone with a theodolite at Marlow Crescent and in nearby fields last week.  We don't yet have a clear idea of why a survey of the fields was being carried out, but you can be sure it wasn't for the sheep!

Further enquiries will be made and the outcome reported in a future newsletter.
Following the public meeting in October, attended by about forty people, there was a briefing session later that month by the consultant employed to support the initial stages of MACKPlan; the neighbourhood plan for our area.

There will be another meeting on Tuesday, 11th November at 7.30pm in Kelly village hall, Meadwell, when the consultant will go through how the team should manage the process of preparing the plan.

If you are interested in finding out more about MACKPlan and possibly getting involved, do come along to the meeting on the 11th.

To keep up to date with the progress of the plan, please sign up for the MACKPlan newsletter, by clicking here to subscribe.
There will be a service of Remembrance at St Mary the Virgin,  Marystowe Church on  Sunday, 9th November at 10.45am.   All are welcome.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 5th November at Marystow Church Hall, at 7.30pm.  Here are some of the main issues to be discussed.
An analysis of the responses to a postal survey of local residents who would be affected by the proposed wind turbine at Cardwell Farm, Long Cross, will be considered by the Parish Council.

There will be a limited opportunity for members of the public to speak to this, or any other, item.  However, it is understood that the consultants for the applicant have agreed that a public meeting to discuss the full application will be arranged, once it has been submitted to the Borough Council.

The applicants have appealed against the decision of the Borough Council that an Environmental Impact Assessment is required and until that is determined, the application cannot proceed.
Chillaton's petrol pumps are one 'community asset' that it's too late to protect. But, the Parish Council will be having another look at identifying remaining facilities in the parish, like village pubs and halls and deciding whether to ask the Borough Council to list them as community assets.

If that's done, a community asset couldn't be sold without the local community having the opportunity to decide whether to try to buy it.
Your parish councillors have been invited to a meeting on the 5th December to hear proposals from the Borough Council about how many new homes they would like to see built outside main centres like Okehampton and Tavistock and where they would go.

No doubt, the outcome will feature in our December newsletter.
It's that time of year when parish councils have to look at their expenditure for the year so far and work out what they need for the year ahead. 

This year we have saved a lot of the Parish Clerk's salary, because Howard Asbridge is doing the job on a voluntary basis, until the Parish Council can re-organise the work, review the hours and salary and re-advertise the post.

Because that will happen soon, the salary budget for next year has been increased and provision has also been made for minor items of expenditure on the neighbourhood plan process.

All of this can be financed without increasing the amount of Council Tax the Parish Council receives.
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