This section contains information and links to publicly available documentation on Parish Council matters.

Flood Plan

SMPC has recently drafted its Flood Mitigation Plan. This involves a plan, given current resources, to alleviate the effects of intense rain periods which have been experienced in 2012 & 2013. A new gulley has been installed, with the kind permission of Olof & Gill White, in the wall at Broadhurst and a haunched open gulley opposite Old Thatch - it is hoped that these measures will successfully drain surplus water from outside The Old School House. In addition, it is hoped that a long-term solution will be found to prevent the debris running off Greenaway which tends to block the existing drains at times of heavy rain.



Emergency Plan

Cllr Lewis has prepared the attached Plan which was approved by SMPC on 22 July 2013 and updated in July 2017




The South Milton Cemetery is administered by The Parish Council on behalf of residents and the charges per the attached sheet (link below) apply. For any queries or comments about the Cemetery please contact Cllr Marion Brice.

The administration policy and fee structure was updated and confirmed at the meeting on 25th September 2017.


Codes of Conduct and Rules adopted by the Council

SMPC on 23 July 2012 adopted the same Code of Conduct as South Hams District Council - please review SHDC website for full details.

Register of Interests - The Monitoring Officer at SHDC retains a register of interests for all Parish Councillors and members of the public can request sight of these by contacting Catherine Bowen at Follaton House.

The Rules of SMPC are known as Standing Orders and these can be seen via the link below:

SMPC Standing Orders (PDF)


Financial Accounts

 The 2017-8 accounts for the Council: /shared/parish_council/Accounts%202017-18.pdf

 The 2017-8 Annual Governance Statement  /shared/parish_council/2017-8%20Annual%20Governance%20Statement.jpg

 The 2017-8 Accounting Statements /shared/parish_council/2017-8%20Accounting%20Statement.jpg

Items of Expenditure over £100 2017-8 /shared/parish_council/2017-8%20Items%20of%20Expenditure%20over%20%C2%A3100.pdf

Declaration of Status of Accounts 

Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public  Rights /shared/parish_council/Notice%20of%20Public%20Rights.jpg

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 

External Auditor   PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD (



SMPC has allocated all the footpaths in the parish to Councillors and volunteers as per attached so that they can be monitored effectively and on a timely basis



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