Thursday, 19 April 2018

Parish Notice Boards

The notice board in Ashprington will be removed tomorrow {April 20th} due to its deteriorating condition. In future, events should be posted in the bus shelter {left and right sides only} Due to the limited space, events/services should be restricted to the parish.

The two noticeboards at Bow bridge also in very poor condition, will be removed on Friday April 20th and be replaced by a new purpose built board made out of long life material - the left hand side will be locked and for official notices only leaving space on the right hand to publicize local ie Parish events.

Parish Clerk

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Launching the SeaMoor Lotto

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are calling out to all community groups, charities, and good causes in the area who might be interested in being part of a new council run Lottery initiative. The SeaMoor Lotto is a new venture which is being led by the councils to provide a way for local good causes to raise funds.  60% of all money raised will go towards local good causes, 20% of ticket sales will be put towards prizes and 20% will go towards the running costs. Now the council wants to hear from any interested parties, so that they can be invited to a launch event in May and find out how to sign up to become part of the SeaMoor Lotto. So if you are part of a charity, community organisation, or a good cause and you would be interested to find out how to get involved please email stating your cause and your contact details. We will add you to our information list and invite you to the launch event for good causes.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Citizens Advice South Hams Update

Citizens Advice in the heart of Totnes
Citizens Advice South Hams will be extending its existing advice services to the people of Totnes.  From Friday April 6th the local charity, whose main offices are in Follaton House, will be extending their services to the Mansion in the Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE).  The new service will be open on a drop- in basis for people to come along with their problems every Friday, Citizens Advice advisers will be on hand to talk to clients from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Teena Barrett,  Advice Services Manager at Citizens Advice South Hams says, “We are very excited about working with the CTIE, who are making us welcome in their space.  Our trained advisers will be on hand every Friday to help Totnes residents with problems including housing, debt, consumer issues as well as benefit and disability entitlement.

With demand for advice services higher in Totnes than any other part of Devon, there’s a real need for this service. We are delighted that funding from Totnes Town Council is helping us to forge a new partnership with the Caring Town Information Exchange.  This can only be a good thing for the residents of Totnes“.

Fiona Ward, from the Caring Town Information Exchange says, "The CTIE is here to help connect local people to local services and groups, including Citizens Advice who offer an invaluable service for everyone in our area. We signpost a lot of people to them for practical help with all sorts of problems.  We're very happy to help bring them into the middle of the town every Friday, making them more accessible to those who find travelling to Follaton House difficult.  Hopefully more people will get the help they need". 
All information and advice given by Citizens Advice South Hams is free, independent, impartial and confidential.  Advice is also quality assured and meets the Advice Quality Standard (AQS), all debt advice is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 
The Caring Town Information Exchange is a free, sign-posting service that connects local people with the support they need.  Opening Times are from 10.30am - 2.30pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  They encourage you to drop in and have a chat at the Mansion, 36 Fore Street or call them on 01803 864450.


Learn to Access Your Council Tax Online

SHDC are holding a number of drop in sessions around the South Hams to help council tax payers use their On Line services. See the SHDC website for full details including locations of the sessions.

Mike Read
Ashprington Clerk

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

SHDC to stop accepting cash payments from April 1st

From 1 April this year, the SHDC will no longer accept cash or cheque payments at their offices or by post: this will give them an extra £35,00 each year to spend on frontline services.   Those residents who would like to continue paying their Council Tax by cash or cheque can still do so by taking their bill and method of payment to their local Post Office or PayPoint.
To find a local branch visit the Post Office, or see the Post Office or PayPoint website and type in your post code. You will then be given a map showing you all of the locations where you can pay. All you need is your Council Tax bill, the piece with the barcode on, and your method of payment.
For information on how to pay your Council Tax visit South Hams District Council or  visit Pay Point or Post Office Branch Finder

Parish Notice Boards The notice board in Ashprington will be removed tomorrow {April 20th} due to its deteriorating condition. In future, ...