GALMPTON NEWS 2003  

 29/12/03   HAPPY NEW YEAR TO VISITORS AND RESIDENTS OF GALMPTON

From Galmpton Residents Association

Hon. Treasurer and committee would like to thank you for your subscriptions and generous donations during 2003. Unfortunately we have not been able to cover all the homes due to a lack of volunteer collectors

A special thanks to Gary at the Post Office who has received 196 on our behalf

Seasons greetings to all residents

Margaret Packer (Hon. Treasurer)

Also, many thanks for your kind comments and emails that you sent during the past year.   Paul Savin (Webmaster)

 12/11/03   MEETING HELD AT THE MANOR INN (9 people attended)

Head Teacher Stephen King from Churston Grammar School attended the meeting and some of the topics discussed were:

  • Proposal by Churston Grammar School to build a purpose built annexe as an  IT library/training centre for use by the local community as well as for students of the school

  • Torbay Community Plan: Forthcoming meetings in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham

  • Car boot sale events held in Field 4400 Brixham Road, Windy Corner

  • Traffic congestion at Windy corner and the options suggested by Torbay Council for a possible new bus shelter in this area

  • The successful completion of the flood defence scheme by South West Water which GRA were actively involved with David Barr at the helm

  • The completed neutralising of the sewage treatment works

  • Date of next meeting which is to be Tuesday 20th January 2004 with the AGM to be near the end of March

  • The next newsletter which we hope will include further details of the above.     SEPTEMBER 2003 NEWSLETTER

 9/11/03  GRA LETTER DATED 11 SEPTEMBER FROM MARGARET PACKER

TO PARKS AND ESTATES MANAGEMENT, TORBAY COUNCIL (BY SNAIL MAIL!!!)

Reference: Bye-law Signs Galmpton Warborough Common

I telephoned you recently regarding the replacing and tidying up of the Bye-law signs on The Common, our association members have asked us to contact your department.

In addition to the "No Parking" and "No horse riding after lOam" signs I wonder would you consider adding "No lighting of fires - Scheme of Management 9(h"). Portable barbeques being the "in thing" but not everyone clears up evidence of a picnic.

Regarding The Windmill, I cross The Common quite regularly but do not recall seeing any "Private Property" or Keep Out" notices. One assumes that the structure is quite safe.

Finally may I ask that if we were able to raise sufficient money would it be possible to replace the blue metal bus shelter with a more elegant structure with a stone base and wooden roof perhaps.

Margaret Packer (GRA Treasurer, Acting Secretary)

On behalf of Galmpton Residents Association

 9/11/03  REPLY TO ABOVE FROM TORBAY COUNCIL DATED 6th  NOVEMBER 2003

RE: REPLACEMENT BUS SHELTER - WINDY CORNER

Thank you for your letter of 11th September 2003, which reached my department on 30th October 2003.

Torbay Council is seeking to upgrade the passenger facilities within the Bay and Windy Corner presents us with a number of issues that may be assisted by the arrival of your request.

We also wish to replace the shelter in question but have a number of safety issues with the current site. Our options are:

  1. Seek authority through an Act of Parliament to move the shelter position to a location approximately 100 metres nearer to Brixham, with a new bus bay and footway, solar powered lighting. This option will be very costly in legal fees, and may take some years to achieve.

  2. Replace the current shelter with one such as you describe with renewed standing space externally and solar powered lighting. This would mean that for safety reasons, the service 12 would no longer call at this stop but at the stop opposite Churston Library, this has recently had a new bus shelter erected.

  3. The above would leave the service 66 still calling at the current stop in the direction of Tweenaway Cross

Achieving one of the above would mean that Torbay Council would assist in the replacement cost of any new shelter and associated works.

I will copy this letter to your ward Councillors making them aware of your request and my response.

Please do comment on the above directly to the address shown above so that the delay incurred so far is not carried forward.

Do not hesitate to contact me on this or any other matter concerning public transport in your area.

Geoff Coleman (CLICK ON NAME TO SEND EMAIL)

Manager (Transport Co-ordination, Highways and Street Services)

cc:

Councillor D Browne

Councillor N Bye

Lesley Dransfield - Public Transport Officer

Chris Gubby - Principal Engineer, Highways Safety & Development

 

Residents:

If you have any comments on the above please contact our Secretary ASAP or send an email to secretary@galmptontorbay.org.uk

 

 

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PICTURE INDEX >>

Galmpton in pictures

Take a guided tour round our beautiful village and landscape

Gooseberry Pie Fair 03

Gooseberry Pie Fair 04

Gooseberry Pie Fair 05

Gooseberry Pie Fair 06

Gooseberry Pie Fair 07

Gooseberry Pie Fair 08

The annual event of the Gooseberry Pie Fair held in Galmpton

Galmpton wildlife

In the fields around the village you can see many animals

The old Windmill
Situated on the village common and seen when driving to Brixham

The Village Hall
Used by the community and situated on Greenway Road