What Do We Do?
We exist to discuss community affairs, to represent your interests and to exercise the powers bestowed on us by law. These powers include the power to provide or contribute to cemeteries, community centres, public footpaths, recreation grounds, playing fields, war memorials, public conveniences and other health and safety issues in our environment. We have the right to be notified of planning applications and comment on them.
We set the precept for the parish for each financial year. This is the small sum of money, which is collected by West Devon Borough Council along with your council tax. It has recently been about £3,000 per year but has had to be increased to cover the cost of the public toilets, which we are managing on your behalf for this coming year as a trial. This sum has to cover all our costs including the clerks salary. We have to set a budget for each year and manage the money for the benefit of our community. An independent auditor audits the books each year.