Starcross Parish Council - Casual Vacancy
Starcross Parish Council has a vacancy for the role of Councillor.
Would you like to be more involved in the way in which Starcross is maintained, how resources are utilised and how the community is developed? Are you able to commit to regular monthly meetings and are you prepared to give a few hours a month to the community?
If the answer is 'yes', the Parish Council would love to hear from you.
Please complete an Application and Eligibility Form and return to the clerk by 5 March 2019.
Upon receipt, you will invited to a co-option meeting at which members may wish to ask you some questions based on the information provided in your submitted application form. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions. Members will then proceed to vote on each candidate. The successful candidate will be declared immediately after the voting and, after signing a Declaration of Acceptance of Office, may take their seat immediately.
The process of Co-option can sometimes take 4-6 weeks. The Clerk will advise you of the date of the co-option meeting upon receipt of your application.
If you have any questions either about the role of a Parish Councillor or the process of Co-option, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk.
The Strand & Courtenay Arms Pillars
Every August the debate surrounding The Strand and the Courtenay Arms pillars is reignited. But actually the subject has been continuously raised with Devon County Council by Starcross Parish Council. In 2016, following a site meeting with DCC, a proposal was put forward by the Parish Council which remains our position. This was in favour of lights, which would be installed at the Courtney Mews building and on the corner of the Charity Shop building. The distance between these lights is less than the distance between the lights in Kenton. There would be motion activated lights at the New Road junction. Full details of this plan have been uploaded to our website for some time.
However, the discovery of the Brunel chambers has delayed progress just at the point where funds for design work had been allocated and DCC have now said that the project has been halted. The Parish Council have another meeting scheduled to discuss this since the chambers only extend a short distance up the car park and we believe there may still be improvements possible. Our attention is focused on the safety of pedestrians with many instances of residents being struck by vehicles on the narrow paths.
If you wish to see more details of the Parish Council site report please follow this link
and then see Starcross Parish Council A379 Proposal of 16 November 2016
The Pavilion is open and available for hire for meetings, conferences, recreational activities and private functions. There is a hall with seating and tables for 50 people, fully equipped kitchen, disabled access and facilities, changing rooms and showers, with sports field and football pitch adjacent. For further details see Terms and Conditions, and Booking Form.
Starcross Flooding and the Community
The updated Flood Report can be found on this website through the Council Information/Reports tabs.