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Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting


Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 22 June 2020 and the Extraordinary Council meeting held on 27 July 2020.

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Public Contributions

15 minute period for public contributions.  (The deadline for registering  to speak is by 2pm Thursday 6 August 2020. To register please email



Declarations of interest

Members with interests to declare should refer to the Agenda item and describe the nature of their interest when the item is being discussed.


Agreement of Agenda Items Part I and II


To consider correspondence or other business especially brought forward by the direction of the Chair


To answer questions submitted under Procedural Rule A9


Remote Meetings Procedures

To receive a verbal update from the Senior Solicitor


Draft Strategic Plan pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To receive the report of the Leader and Chief Executive

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Annual Report on Treasury Management 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To receive the report of the Finance Manager and Interim Section 151 Officer

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To receive petitions (if any)


Notices of Motion


Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Hames

Given the continued failure of this Council to fulfil or get anywhere near its affordable housing target I propose that a report is prepared for Members setting out possible options  to enable the Council to achieve the target, including the provision of  social housing.


Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Langford

I propose that options to provide a loan of £100,000 to the Atlantic Racquet Centre are explored so that the project can be completed and these options be reported to Community & Resources. This would include investigating whether any external funding and or contributions are available to support the funding proposal.   At this time when physical and mental health and well-being have never been more important it seems vital that we have this amazing facility fully available for our community.



Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Ford

With the ever increasing use of the slip way and river by various crafts, I am becoming greatly concerned over safety and noise pollution. I propose from next Easter that because we appear not be able to police the river, that we ban the launching of jet skis in Appledore, thus reducing the volume of high speed craft close to Appledore Quay and minimising the likelihood of accident and injury occurring. However, there would still be a facility for jet skis to launch at Bank End, Bideford, keeping the density at high water spread out.




Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Ford

From next Easter, I propose that specific area is allocated for camper/mobile homes. I would suggest the area currently where there are recycle bins, immediately in the car park on the left. By my calculation, I think we could allow a maximum of 12. I would also suggest increasing the fee to £15 per night and only one overnight stay per visit. In conclusion, this would alleviate the problem of them blocking the footpaths, which is the only safe route through the car park for many, especially those using pushchairs and wheelchairs


Exclusion of Public

The Chair to move:


“That the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972”




Items which may be taken in the absence of the public and press on the grounds that exempt information may be disclosed.



Health and Safety Matter

Report from Senior Solicitor to follow


Major Contracts Update

Report by the Chief Executive