February Parish Council Meeting at Canada Hill School

The next Parish Council Meeting is going to be held at Canada Hill School on Monday 13th February at 7.00 pm.

The full agenda will be displayed nearer the time but one major item to be discussed will be the outline planning application for 6 new houses on land at Canada Hill. More information may be found on Teignbridge District Council’s website - application reference 16/03382. Comments from individuals may be submitted online to Teignbridge by 9th February.

Also expected to be discussed is the final draft of the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan, which if approved by the District Council will be put to a local referendum later this year.

Parishioners are welcome to attend and observe local democracy in action.

MOBILE PHONE MAST – for those who are not already aware, Vodafone’s application to build a 15 metre mobile phone mast in the old village just outside the Conservation Area has been refused by Teignbridge District Council.

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Coming to a School Near You…….. The November Parish Council Meeting

Please come along on Monday 14th November at 7pm for this month’s Parish Meeting – and it is to be held at Canada Hill Primary School in Rowan Class Room (the same one used for Polling day).

If we have a good turnout then hopefully holding regular meetings at the school can be arranged.

What happens at the meetings – well some things are pretty mundane but essential.  One Cllr has arranged for electricity on the green to be installed.  Planning Applications have to be discussed.  We have also started the mammoth task of updating the Luxton Road/Dawes Close Play Area, that we really want the residents to be a part of and chose what they would like to see on this site.

All the Cllrs are volunteers, many work, some are retired, some have young children or a pretty cool cattery!  But really they just want to make the best of their community.  We do have some vacancies for the Parish Council so if you are interested and can come to one meeting a month, with a bit of work in between (how much depends on you), then you could be perfect for the role.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

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Bonfire Night – No More Bonfire Material Please!

A big thank you to everyone who has offered to donate material for Saturday’s bonfire.

As anyone who has recently passed the site will be aware, the bonfire is already substantial and the organisers are concerned that if it gets any bigger, it may become, at best uncomfortably hot for spectators and, at worst, dangerous.

In the circumstances we are unable to accept any more fuel for the fire.



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Bonfire Night!


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UPDATE Ogwell Parish Plan

Ogwell’s Neighbourhood Plan is our opportunity to have a say in what happens in our community between now and 2033.

Local volunteers have spent the last three years talking to the people of Ogwell and have prepared a draft document to reflect the views of the community. Ultimately the hope and expectation is that the Plan will be accepted as a document that has to be consulted by all organisations with power to make decisions affecting us living in this parish. Before this can happen there are two more steps to take:

The draft Plan firstly has to be approved by Teignbridge District Council. This is because it has to contain certain statutory information and it cannot conflict with Teignbridge’s own Local Plan.

  1. The draft Plan firstly has to be approved by Teignbridge District Council. This is because it has to contain certain statutory information and it cannot conflict with Teignbridge’s own Local Plan.
  2. It then has to be approved by a majority of Ogwell parishioners voting in a local referendum.

A copy of the draft (pre-submission) Plan can be viewed on this website by clicking on the “Ogwell Parish Plan” tab, where you can also see many of the documents produced during the extensive consultation and research that preceded it.

Many of you will already have made valuable contributions to this consultation process and there is now another opportunity between now and 3rd October to comment on this document which, if approved by TDC, will be the subject of the referendum vote that will be held probably early in 2017.

 This is our Plan and your continuing involvement in shaping it is essential.

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Garden Waste Collection Service – Renewal Due!

Parish and Town Councils

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Ogwell Summer Fair Raises £3,000 for Community

Ogwell Summer Fair raises £3k for community organisations!
Yes the counting has been completed and the Fair Committee is delighted to confirm that this year’s Fair made another fantastic profit  – well done everyone involved.
Some funds are being set aside in case we need to invest in any new equipment, with £3,000 available to be shared among charities and community groups in our Parish.
Applications for a share of the funds, with details of amount requested and what the money will be used for should be made in writing to Rob Lingard, Ogwell Fair Secretary by 25th August 2016.
By Post: PO Box 515, Newton Abbot, TQ12 9HL
The Fair committee will be meeting at the end of the Summer to review applications and allocate funds.
Samantha Simmons
Ogwell Summer Fair Committee
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Come and Support Ogwell Pre-School’s Family Fun Day

After the massive success of last years Pre-School Fun Day, the organisers of this years event are hoping it will be the best yet.  So keep Sunday 7th August free and come along to Ogwell Village Green for a day full of fun for the family.

Pre School Fete

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Parish Council – Casual Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish of OGWELL, and that unless ten or more electors of the electoral area have, on or before the 12th July 2016, submitted a request in writing to the Returning Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX that an election be held to fill the vacancy, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the said vacancy.

If you would like to be considered for a vacancy that exists on the Parish Council (assuming an election is not required – see above) please contact the Parish Clerk, Rita Hannaford, on 01626 367313 or  by email using the form below:

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Chair’s Report on Summer Fair

A terrific turnout on Sat 18th June for the Summer Fair. The Fair was opened by Revd. Patrick Parkes our new Priest in Charge for Wolborough and Ogwell, followed by ZC Dance School’s mini show ( a mix of ballet, contemporary and street dance) after which the ever popular Dog Show got underway. Another regular favourite was the Canada Hill Primary School Music Group children singing a medley of songs for us.
There was something for everyone, from the traditional favourites of welly-wanging and the coconut shy to an opportunity to have an animal encounter with a snake, lizard or other creatures! There was plenty for young and old alike, Cosmo and his amazing magic show and balloon car, traditional games, lucky lollipops, hook a duck, face-painting, bouncy castle and other favourites alongside wood-turning demos, vintage vehicles and craft, jewellery, book and plant sales. A relaxed atmosphere was created by the Ian Milsom Duo.
There were refreshments a-plenty, Cream teas, cakes, BBQ, The Union Inn’s Hog Roast, Yannis’ Greek Souvlaki and a choice of beverages to wash it down, whether a glass of cider from Agy’s, a pint from The Jolly Sailor, a Pimms or a good old cuppa from the WI ladies.
After the raffle was drawn, everyone took a chance to take a breather and put the children to bed before returning to watch the sun go down over Dartmoor to the sound of Jukebox Fury and make a last bid on the Silent Auction.
The Fair proceeds are yet to be determined, but look on track to share several thousand pounds once again amongst our local community groups.
I would like to thank the Ogwell Fair Committee and all the volunteers who pitched in to make it another great Ogwell event. Well done everyone, we cannot do it without you, the Fair relies on volunteers, donations and a good turnout, even the weather was on our side.
Samantha Simmons, Chair Ogwell Fair Committee.
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