Guide What's been funded by the Parishes Together Fund

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5. Projects funded in 2013/2014

Parishes Together Funding is the sum of £1.10 per elector in each parish that is put by us and Devon County Council into a pot that the parishes can then apply for. Parishes have to work together to apply for the funding. Our new homes bonus panel regularly meets to decide on the applications. The following table is a list of funding that has been approved by the New Homes Bonus Panel in 2013/ 2014, this totals £155,558.73 which will be spent on community projects. There was £114,786.10 available in the Parishes Together Fund from 2013/2014, we have allocated 83 per cent of this funding, which is amazing. In addition there was money available that was leftover from the fund in 2012/2013 which the New Homes Bonus Panel could distribute this year.

Parishes involved

Project description

Amount of money granted

Sidmouth, Seaton, Exmouth

To employ a hawking contractor to carry out work flying his birds in Seaton, Exmouth and Sidmouth to reduce the amount of seagulls.


Shute, Kilmington, Whitford

Opening up a small area of woodland to allow increased public access and a recreational area that residents of the parishes can use.


Bishops Clyst, Clyst St George, Farringdon

Installing a third water tap at the far end of allotments used by residents of all the parishes.


Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Lympstone

Purchase of mobile CCTV equipment for the use of Police in the parishes.


Lympstone, Exmouth

Re-surfacing a footpath between Lympstone Primary School and Candy’s Field play area. Some pupils from Exmouth attend Lympstone school.


Payhembury, Broadhembury

Removal of knotweed on common land between the two parishes.


Axminster, All Saints, Dalwood, Chardstock, Hawkchurch, Membury, Musbury, Yarcombe

Providing support for young people in the Axminster area who have mental health issues through a local organisation called ‘The Project’.


Awliscombe, Plymtree

Noticeboards in Awliscombe to advertise local events and information, especially those in Plymtree.


Farringdon, Sidmouth

Provision of bus shelters in Farringdon on the bus route to Sidmouth.


Rockbeare, Whimple

Books for a reading scheme at Rockbeare Primary School, which has some pupils from Whimple.

£2,290.20 plus £209.80 from 2012/13

Total £2,500

Woodbury, Clyst St George, Lympstone

A portable vehicle activated speed sign to share around the three parishes to deter speeding.


Luppitt, Awliscombe, Cotleigh, Dunkeswell, Sheldon, Stockland, Upottery, Broadhembury, Combe Raleigh

A scheme to supplement the parish lengthsman where volunteers are encouraged and trained to be able to undertake simple lengthsman work.


Exmouth, Lympstone

Refurbishment of several bus shelters and adding positive local images to them.


Upton Pyne, Brampford Speke

Footpath works to a footpath linking Upton Pyne and Brampford Speke.


Clyst Honiton, Broadclyst, Bishops Clyst

Improvements to Clyst Honiton play area, and the addition of a seating area.

£3,420.60 plus £709.90 from 2012/13

Total £4,130.50

Ottery St Mary, Talaton, Aylesbeare, Buckerell

Specialist training for new volunteers at the Ottery Help Scheme. The scheme provides services in the Ottery area including hospital transport, bereavement support, befriending, memory cafe, Hospiscare liaison.


Ottery St Mary, Talaton, Aylesbeare, Buckerell

Funding for workshops in the Ottery area to advise residents on how to make their money go further.


Ottery St Mary, Talaton, Aylesbeare, Buckerell

Money to purchase computer equipment and other set up costs for Ottery and Parishes Computer Club. This would teach computer skills to people.


Ottery St Mary, Talaton, Aylesbeare, Buckerell

Purchase of a mobile phone so Ottery Foodbank can have a dedicated phone line for its customers and volunteers.


Honiton, Plymtree

Purchase of a full sized screen and updated projector for Honiton Community Cinema so it can be an alternative to residents travelling to Exeter.


Uplyme, Axmouth, Combpyne Rousdon, Sidmouth

Parishes joining together to purchase the time of a local contractor to be a local lengthsman complimenting the DCC service.


Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh with Bicton, Otterton, Exmouth, Colaton Raleigh, Lympstone

Budleigh Community Hospital will no longer be a hospital, it will be more of a health and wellbeing centre. Funding for the purchase of a community bus to allow travel to the Budleigh health centre and Exmouth Hospital.

£10,443.90 plus £11,361.10 from 2012/13

Total £21,805