The CARA Committee continues to meet on a regular basis working on issues such as input to the Neighbourhood Plan, traffic management, improving the website, arranging social events, fundraising. A CARA representative also attends the monthly Parish Council meeting. In addition, CARA holds regular Open Meetings, to which all residents of Georgeham Parish are invited.
Dates and brief overviews are shown below for upcoming meetings and past meetings (during the last 12 months). For full details of what was discussed at these and previous meetings please see the MEETING MINUTES. These are fully accessible to members. The password to access minutes is provided on payment of the annual subscription. Register here to become a member.
The next Open Meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th November at The Manor Inn, Croyde. The meeting will start at 7:30pm. All residents of the Georgeham Parish are welcome. Please come along and share your ideas for protecting the future of our beautiful villages and enjoying community life. Topics to be discussed include ideas for the traffic monitor placement, the Community Land Trust focus on housing requirements, update on the neighbourhood plan, suggestions for funding local initiatives, and ideas for future social events.
An open meeting took place on 20th May 2019 at St Mary's Church in Croyde, attended by approximately 50 residents. Topics discussed included the new traffic monitor, potential joint funding of community projects by CARA and Georgeham Parish Council, solutions for dog fouling issues, upcoming social events, an update on the neighbourhood plan, etc.
The Annual General Meeting took place on 28th January 2019 at 7:30pm. St Mary's Church, Croyde.
An open meeting took place on 30th October 2018 at 7:30pm in Georgeham Village Hall.
An open meeting took place on 10th July 2018 at St Mary's Church. It was great to see a full house again. Topics of discussion included updates on the neighbourhood plan, traffic management, an additional defibrillator in Croyde. Concerns were raised by residents regarding issues with parking and disturbance from hot tub users.
The AGM took place on 31st January 2018. Voting took place to agree the committee members for 2018. Details of the committee can be found here.
An open meeting took place on 7th November 2017 at The Manor House Inn, St Mary’s Road. The main topic of discussion was the new playground in Croyde, with a presentation by John Symonds of the Parish Council and a representative from Touchwood, the suppliers of the playground. There were also updates on the proposed traffic management system and the neighbourhood plan. More details of all these projects can be found here.
An open meeting took place on 8th August 2017 at St Mary’s Church. Turnout was excellent, with a full house. Discussions included the potential traffic management system. Due to increased traffic through the village and increased risk to the safety of pedestrians, CARA have been exploring the possibility of a Traffic Speed Illumination sign (similar to Knowle) with the addition of a traffic counter that records speed and volume. The committee were keen to know how residents felt about moving forward with the project, and any thoughts and ideas of ways of obtaining funding.
NB: Details of CARA activities supporting the traffic management project, including a traffic survey report, can be found here.