Message from Devon & Cornwall Police

This message relates to Police Log 630 of 1st December 2016. Police have received a report of two males calling door to door to properties in the Ide area on the 1st December. It is not known if these males were claiming to be from a charity but they carried a laminated made up identification badge. Please be aware of anyone calling at your property. Do not let anyone into your premises you do not know. Thank you

Planning application – The Barn, Ide Lane

Ref 16/02999/NPA       Location: The Barn, Ide Lane (past Radmore & Tucker)

Proposal: Application for Prior Approval for change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling.

The application can be viewed and commented on at under Planning and Building Control, Planning Applications and Appeals. You will need to quote the reference 16/02999/NPA

Comments are be received by TDC by 7th December 2016

Drainage works on the C50

The following is the response from South West Highways Ltd to our concerns about the water on the road between Ide and Rolls Bridge:

“Please be advised that circumstances and weather permitting, SWH will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on behalf of Devon County Council, between 21 November and 25 November 2016.  Please be aware however that these dates may still need to change with little or no notice.

The works will involve essential Drainage works in the highway.  In order to carry out these works, temporary traffic lights will be in operation.”

“Work generally will be undertaken between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00, although these times may vary.”


Notice of Casual Vacancy to be filled by Co-option


Notice of Casual vacancy to be filled by co-option

Returning Officer at the office of the District or Unitary Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person is 18 years or older on the day of nomination, and also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply:

  • They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
  • Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council within 21 days of the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays).

The closing date for the written submission interest is 1st December 2016 and following that date the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

Date       2nd November 2016

Signed    Rose Saunders                      Clerk to the Council and Proper Officer

Neighbourhood Plan meeting – 19th October

“On 19 October the Ide Neighbourhood Planning working group held a lunchtime meeting in Smallridge House, Ide to consider the village’s response to the Church Commissioners’ indicative plans for development at Pynes Farm Yard.  Matthew Naylor from the Church Commissioners and Jonathan Hoban of Deloittes joined the group, at the Parish Council’s invitation, to discuss the feedback from the village meeting on 8 September.  The overall message from the village was that the community is likely to support in principle some residential development of Pynes Farm, given its proximity to the village and its current poor state of repair. However, the community would wish to see fewer than 13 units built, more generous parking provision, a mix of different sized houses, built as far as possible in a barn style to match the existing stone buildings; and a positive response from the Church Commissioners to approaches from the community in its search for more public open space and recreational facilities.

To start with, we heard from some people who are involved with sport,  gardening and child care in  the village about the current lack of  long term assured facilities for  public open  space for recreation,  children’s playground, sports pitches and courts,  safe  cycling paths, and garden allotments; The Church Commissioners were told about the village’s ambitions for the  use of  Weir Meadow for recreation, play and sport, and the Victorian Orchard opposite Pynes Farm for a  public access community  orchard.  In the second part of the meeting, the working group discussed with the Church Commissioners’ team the possible ways (and the pros, cons and likely implications of each) for us to treat Pynes Farm Yard, Weir Meadow and the Orchard in the Neighbourhood Plan. We went on to discuss how the church might respond to an approach from the community to acquire control or ownership of Weir Meadow, and to gain public access to the Orchard. We plan to meet again after further work.”

Nick Bradley

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Louise Watson has resigned from the Parish Council due to work commitments and we thank her for her eight years as a Councillor and her commitment to the village.

As of 29th September 2016 there is a vacancy for a councillor on Ide Parish council.

The work of a Parish Councillor falls into three main categories:

  • Representing your community
  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Striving to improve the quality of life in the parish

It is a voluntary, unpaid position and you would be required to attend six bi-monthly meetings.  Training will be provided and expenses are payable.

If you would like to be considered, please contact Nick Bradley (Chairman)


See below for the statutory notice.

Notice of casual vacancy

Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking


Please be advised that circumstances and weather permitting, South West Highways will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on behalf of Devon County Council, on 31 August 2016.  Please be aware however that the date may still need to change at short notice.

The works will involve essential Surface Patching works in the highway prior to the Tour of Britain.  In order to carry out these works, a road closure and diversion will be in place, the route being via the A30, A38 and vice versa.

Work generally will be undertaken between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00, although these times may vary.

For additional information contact South West Highways Customer Liaison Officer 01404 821500


Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will pass through Ide at around 2.30pm on Friday 9th September.  For more information, see

Please note the following message from the race organizers:

As part of providing the race route for the Tour of Britain it is necessary to undertake parking suspensions at a number of key locations on the route.

Ide is one of the locations where we need to suspend parking to allow the races safe passage.

Parking suspensions on the day will run from 09:00 to 15:40  on the day along both sides of Fore Street and High Street  as far as Pynes Farm. Advance warning signs will be in place for the parking suspension and cones will be put in place on the morning. Civil Parking Enforcement Officers will be checking the route periodically to ensure it is clear. Vehicles that park within the suspension will risk either receiving a parking ticket or it may be necessary for some vehicles to be towed.

Pynes Farm Yard

There is a Parish Meeting on Thursday 8th September at 6pm in the Memorial Hall.  The agents for the owners, The Church Commissioners, will present their preliminary proposals for the development of Pynes Farm Yard. There will be a question and answer session open to all residents of Ide.

Goals on The Green

The Parish Council has purchased a pair of netted football goals  to be placed on The Green. We hope they will be up and ready for  action  over the next few days.