South Milton Village

a small working village in the South Hams of Devon

Parish Council


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.

Flood Plan

Emergency Plan

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

Emergency Village Plan


The South Milton Cemetery is administered by The Parish Council on behalf of residents and the charges per the attached sheet (link below) apply. Where a person who is not resident in the Parish wishes to be buried in the Cemetery (ie doesn't pay Council Tax in respect of the Parish) the charges are doubled. For comments about the Cemtery please contact Cllr Marion Brice.

Cemetery Charges

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 and are based on the model provided by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).  These are currently being updated.

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

SMPC Standing Orders (PDF)

Registers of Interests

Financial Statements

Annual Governance Statement April 2019

Accounting Statements April 2019

Items of expenditure over £100 2018-9

Accounts 2018-9

Certificate of Exemption 2018-9

Internal Auditor's Report 2018-9

Notice of Public Rights


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


Standing Orders June 2019

Standing Orders amended June 2019