Chacewater & Devoran Surgeries – Bank Holiday opening hours

Over the May Bank Holidays the Chacewater & Devoran Surgeries will operate the following opening hours:
Saturday 05 May Chacewater surgery only open from 08.30 – 11.30 for pre-booked appointments only

Sunday 06 May Both surgeries closed

Monday 07 May Both surgeries closed

Saturday 26 May Chacewater surgery only open from 08.30 – 11.30 for pre-booked appointments only

Sunday 27 May Both surgeries closed

Monday 28 May Both surgeries closed

In a medical emergency please dial 999
If you require any medical advice please telephone 111 (NHS 111) and you will speak to the National Out of Hours service

Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

As our current Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer will be retiring at the end of September we are inviting applications for his replacement.

This is a part-time, salaried role of 10.5 hours per week and the salary will be paid in accordance with the NALC agreed LC2 salary scales in the range from £4,950 to £6,950, depending on experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities will include acting as the Council’s Financial Officer, organising meetings, taking and producing minutes, liaising with outside bodies, researching and advising on procedures and other issues and actioning the Council’s decisions.

Full training will be given with a handover period if required.

For further details, including the job specification, anyone interested in this position should contact the current Parish Clerk at or call 01209 821829

The closing date for applications is 31st May, 2018.

Results of the questionnaire on parish projects

Back in February we included a questionnaire in the centre pages of the winter newsletter in which we gave details of eight possible future projects for the Parish Council to undertake and we asked residents to provide us with feedback to let us know which projects they wanted us to follow up. We had 52 replies which meant that over 2000 people chose not to reply and therefore forfeited the right to complain if their project wasn’t chosen.
The top four projects were:
1st St Day Old Church
2nd Vehicle activated road signs
3rd Town Clock & War Memorial lighting
4th External defibrillator
and we hope to have sufficient funds from the donations we were given to fund all of these projects over the coming year.
So, many thanks to the 52 who replied and gave their questionnaires in, and to everyone else …..

Neighbourhood Development Plan, results of the initial survey

The initial survey which was carried out in October 2017 and was completed by around 400 residents brought forward some very interesting results.

Residents were asked to do the following:

  • List three positive things about the parish and three things which could be improved.
  • Is producing an NDP for the parish of St Day a good idea – why/why not.
  • Choose five topics from a list of fifteen which are important to include in the NDP.
  • State age range
  • Do you live in the parish?
  • Do you commute out of the parish for work/school?

Please click on the link below to see a spreadsheet of the results