Chairman’s report for March 2017

Councillor resigned

Louise Evans has stepped down from the parish council. We are all very grateful for the work Louise did – especially on our first parish council newsletter, and arranging the fitting of the defibrillator at Canon Pyon Parish Hall.

The process of finding a new councillor is underway. Please keep an eye on the noticeboard at the shop in Canon Pyon for updates on this.

Litter Pick 18 March

Meet at Canon Pyon Parish Hall at 10.30 am on Saturday, 18 March 2017 – litter pick equipment is provided.

Neospora and dog walking

Possibly the same people that used to walk their dogs on the former Watling Meadow site have now taken to using the field opposite. Please note this is not public land, and people using the field for this purpose are respectfully requested to find an alternative walk. There is a public health aspect to this, since the risk of dogs carrying the disease Neospora might cause problems for farmers wishing to keep cattle on the field.

We will be publishing in the forthcoming parish council newsletter details of the many public footpaths available in the parishes – this is the one area where our funding has not been significantly cut, and there has been a lot of work done on the paths in recent years.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The neighbourhood development plan has been looked at by an independent examiner who has recommended to Herefordshire Council that the Pyons Group Neighbourhood Development Plan can go forward to a referendum.

The neighbourhood development plan will be updated to include the modifications highlighted in the Examiners Report, and reviewed by the parish council at the next meeting on 7 March 2017.

Following this meeting, Herefordshire Council is expected to recommend the Pyons Group Neighbourhood Development Plan goes forward for referendum.

This means the referendum is likely to be in late April or May 2017. Publicising the referendum has begun with a poster (please see page opposite), and there will be more information on the forthcoming referendum in the coming weeks on noticeboards and on www.pyonsgroup.com.

The Neighbourhood Development Team and the Parish Council can’t stress enough how important it is that parishioners take the time to read through the final plan, and vote on it.

The next meeting will be at 7.30 pm, Tuesday, 7 March, at Canon Pyon Parish Hall.

Councillor resigned

Louise Evans has stepped down from the parish council. We are all very grateful for the work Louise did – especially on our first parish council newsletter, and arranging the fitting of the defibrillator at Canon Pyon Parish Hall.

The process of finding a new councillor is underway. Please keep an eye on the noticeboard at the shop in Canon Pyon for updates on this.

Litter Pick 18 March

Meet at Canon Pyon Parish Hall at 10.30 am on Saturday, 18 March 2017 – litter pick equipment is provided.

Neospora and dog walking

Possibly the same people that used to walk their dogs on the former Watling Meadow site have now taken to using the field opposite. Please note this is not public land, and people using the field for this purpose are respectfully requested to find an alternative walk. There is a public health aspect to this, since the risk of dogs carrying the disease Neospora might cause problems for farmers wishing to keep cattle on the field.

We will be publishing in the forthcoming parish council newsletter details of the many public footpaths available in the parishes – this is the one area where our funding has not been significantly cut, and there has been a lot of work done on the paths in recent years

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The neighbourhood development plan has been looked at by an independent examiner who has recommended to Herefordshire Council that the Pyons Group Neighbourhood Development Plan can go forward to a referendum.

The neighbourhood development plan will be updated to include the modifications highlighted in the Examiners Report, and reviewed by the parish council at the next meeting on 7 March 2017.

Following this meeting, Herefordshire Council is expected to recommend the Pyons Group Neighbourhood Development Plan goes forward for referendum.

This means the referendum is likely to be in late April or May 2017. Publicising the referendum has begun with a poster (please see page opposite), and there will be more information on the forthcoming referendum in the coming weeks on noticeboards and on www.pyonsgroup.com.

The Neighbourhood Development Team and the Parish Council can’t stress enough how important it is that parishioners take the time to read through the final plan, and vote on it.

The next meeting will be at 7.30 pm, Tuesday, 7 March, at Canon Pyon Parish H