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.

Play area update

Good news, the small play area at the school is now open.

We are still trying to get funding for more improvements.

Closure of fore street, hopefully not so bad afterall.

Further information from South west water…

Hi Rose

The team have visited site and have managed to rectify the damaged pipe using no dig techniques. They will be back to clean the line and install the liner later in the week continuing into next week, weather permitting. They will be carrying out the lining works under Give and take to allow traffic to use the road (as agreed with DCC), however if this can’t be achieved due to unforeseen circumstances the road will have to be closed.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Many thanks

Emily Taylor

Streetworks Coordinator

Fernworthy House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter, EX2 7HR


road closure

It’s not really very informative but for what it’s worth, here is the official notification of the road closure.

Road Closure July 2016 160401 TTRO1614997 On Site Notice

DCC have said the houses in Fore Street will receive a letter from SWW and a board will go out on site 7 days before the closure to advise  anyone else.

we will post any further information as it becomes available. Anyone with concerns should contact SWW using the details below.



Ide Fore street closed between 04/07/16 – 29/07/16

A reminder that Fore street will be closed in July for repairs to the sewer.

This has been in Ide times and on our web site for some time.

The parish council have asked that all villagers should be written to, but it seems only those on fore street will be notified directly.

There will be signs for 7 days beforehand.

Road closure application for Ide

Please be advised that I have applied for Fore Street and Old Ide Lane, Ide to be closed between04/07/16 – 29/07/16 inclusive to carry out essential works to the sewer. If you have any queries regarding this closure please do not hesitate to contact South West Water on 0344 346 2020.

Many thanks

Emily Taylor
Streetworks Administrator
Fernworthy House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter, EX2 7HR
Tel: 01392 443814