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Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting


Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 2nd August 2021.


Action List pdf icon PDF 179 KB


Public Contributions

15 minute period for public contributions. The deadline for registering to speak is by 2pm Thursday 16 September 2021. 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


Consultation of the Strategy for Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation in Devon 2021 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To receive the report of the Public Health & Housing Manager.


Safeguarding Policy pdf icon PDF 564 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Legal and Governance & Monitoring Officer.


Annual Report on Treasury Management 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To receive the report of the Finance Manager & Section 151 Officer

Additional documents:


Brunswick Wharf Land Release Fund pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Communities & Place.


Appointment of Councillor to Local Authority Trading Company Board pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To receive the report of the Chief Executive.



To receive petitions (if any)


Notices of Motion


Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Hames

In the light of the drastic decline in UK wildlife and this Council’s consequent commitment to conserve and promote biodiversity I propose that an ecologist is employed by TDC to provide independent advice and assessment of matters relating to biodiversity, including those arising from planning applications. Whether the person would be employed full time, part time, shared with another local authority or on some other basis would remain to be decided.


Written Notice of Motion from Councillor Leather

This Council is concerned regarding pets given as prizes via fairgrounds, social media and other channels. We are concerned for the welfare of those animals that are being given as prizes, and recognise that many incidents of animals being given as prizes may go unreported each year. I ask this council to support a ban on the giving of live animals, in any form, on Torridge District Council land. That we write to the UK Government, urging an outright ban on the giving of live animals as prizes on both public and private land.



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.



Standards Hearing - 4th August 2021

To receive the report of the Head of Legal and Governance & Monitoring Officer.