Pyons Group PC Meeting Agenda – 29 November 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2017 AT CANON PYON PARISH HALL.

1. To accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. To CO-OPT COUNCILLOR FOR CANON PYON PARISH

3. To receive DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST and REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION on agenda items

4. PLANNING
173832 Dower Cottage, Kings Pyon, HR4 8PT – Proposed replacement of two outer doors.

174001 Land East of the road from Kings Pyon Forge, Kings Pyon – Proposed dwelling with office, boot room and three parking spaces.

5. FINANCE
i) Payments
Clerk, expenses April-November 2017 £ tbc

6. Review condition of KINGS PYON AND CANON PYON WAR MEMORIALS

7. To consider request to support the moving of TRAFFIC DE-RESTRICTION SIGNS BY BUSH BANK to the far end of the settlement

8. LENGTHSMAN SCHEME/ FOOTPATHS – Review budgets

9. Close meeting

Parish Clerk
24 November 2017

Pyons Group PC Meeting Agenda – 7 November 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2017 AT CANON PYON PARISH HALL

1. To accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. To CO-OPT COUNCILLOR FOR CANON PYON PARISH

3. To receive DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST and REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION on agenda items

4. To agree MINUTES OF MEETING – 3 October 2017

5. To receive REPORT OF THE WARD COUNCILLOR

6. To invite views and discussion from LOCAL RESIDENTS

7. PLANNING
i) Consider request for the group parish council to make a planning application to display a chaffer
on Westhope Hill
ii) Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

8. CLERK’S REPORT

9. FINANCE
i) Payments
Eyelid Production, website design/ maintenance – £500.00
T Hughes, footpaths maintenance – £318.75
Friends of Westhope, donation – £120.00
R Mills, lengthsman – £ tbc
ii) Consider cost of training session by HALC at Canon Pyon
iii) Consider review of financial year 2017-18 to date and 2018-19 precept proposed by
the finance working group

10. HIGHWAYS/ LENGTHSMAN SCHEME/ FOOTPATHS

11. ‘WELCOME PACK’ FOR NEW PEOPLE

12. Review NEW WEBSITE AND FUTURE CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

13. Review the MEMBERSHIP OF WORKING GROUPS

14. To consider RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN consultation

15. To consider consultation on REVISED PROPOSALS FOR WEST MIDLANDS CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES

16. MATTERS RAISED FOR NEXT MEETING (no discussion)

17. To note INFORMATION ITEMS

Parish Clerk – 07963 845358

INFORMATION ITEMS

Herefordshire Council
Marches Energy Agency press release – Warm Home Discount scheme
A mini mailing from HARC
Village Assets seminar – An invitation

Balfour Beatty
Locality Briefings
Road closures
Challenge Fund Resurfacing Works

HALC
Change of date for HALC Conference and AGM to 2 November 2017
Training schedule

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Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) November 2017

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November 2017

OCTOBER YOUTH ENGAGEMENT EVENT

During half term on Thursday 26th October Hereford Rural North SNT alongside with HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisation Support Services) ran a youth engagement day in Credenhill, Moreton on Lugg and Withington. The event was on for two hours in each location and was held at each village hall.  Credenhill 10am – 12pm, Moreton, 1pm- 3pm and Withington 4pm -6pm.

The day was supported by each village’s parish council and village hall committee. It was wonderful to see members from the community come to the event and help support us during the day. A special thanks to those who assisted at Moreton-on-Lugg, where members of the parish council and villagers were there to assist with cleaning up, providing refreshments and even getting involved in the activities with the young people (which was entertaining to say the least)!

Also in attendance on the day were Sofia from Healthwatch Hereford, Claire from the Department for Working Pensions, PC Jo ELLIS from Hereford Police Cadets and Dean from Hereford Drift Trikes.

The feedback we got from the young people in each village was that the day was a great success and they would love to have something similar happen again. A few mentioned that they would like to utilise the village halls when not being used. Suggestions were a pool table and gym equipment.

We appreciate that it is difficult to sustain a youth club due to the demand of volunteer’s week in week out. The aim is to run an event similar to this in the not too distant future, hopefully with the same positive outcome as last time. This could hopefully lead to a holiday club for one or two days over half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays.

Any feedback from those who attended or anyone who has any ideas to help support these events in the future. Please email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Thank you once again for your support in the lead up to and during the event.

PCSO Alex NUTHALL, Hereford Rural North SNT

BONFIRE AND FIREWORK SAFETY

  • As bonfire night approaches we would encourage people to attend organised events. However, if you decided to hold your own event please consider your neighbours and make sure your fireworks comply with BS 7114, this should be shown on the box and the fireworks themselves.
  • Light fireworks at arms length and never return to a firework when lit, even if it hasn’t gone off as it might explode.
  • Do not let fireworks off after 11pm or midnight on 5th November.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Always position bonfires away from any property, trees and fireworks.
  • NEVER use flammable liquids to light a bonfire and check it first to make sure there are no animals inside.

LATEST UPDATES

Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st Oct 2017 to 31st Oct 2017

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg

Moreton-on-Lugg – Attempted burglary of wooden shed in the area of Brook House Farm. Offender(s) were possibly disturbed by dogs alerted to disturbance.

On 14th Oct, evidence of a small fire was discovered on the tarmac basket ball court in the play park.

Sutton St Nicholas – Theft of chainsaw and wacker plate from within an outbuilding in isolated rural location between 10th and 11th Oct.

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop

Hampton Bishop – At 02:10 on 7th Oct, 2 vehicles have driven onto farm premises. Access has been gained into an outbuilding by cutting padlock. Theft of trolley jack suitable for heavy lifts, stolen from within.

Tarrington – SNT are currently investigating criminal activity taking place in the area of Church Lane, Tarrington.

Dormington – Theft of lawn mower from garage between 2nd and 16th Oct.

Theft of purse from secluded exterior side porch of property on 6th Oct between 13:00 and 16:00hrs

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill/Byford/Bishopstone

Credenhill – Vehicle damage whilst parked in area of Tedder Avenue and Trenchard Avenue.

On 25th October a resident of Trenchard Avenue has discovered mouldy food discarded on their vehicle. From speaking with local residents, this appears to be a regular occurrence for some and is causing annoyance and concern. Vehicles have also been scratched which could be linked to same the culprit. SNT request all residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity via 101

Breinton – Between 17th and 18th Oct in the area of Warham, reported theft of various tools from within a tractor.

Stretton Sugwas – Between 17th and 18th, grinders were used to break the locks of a rural business site. Lead and power tools taken. Damage caused in process of theft.

Byford – Theft of petrol generator, leaf blower, chainsaw and keys to 2 quad bikes. Crime caught on CCTV and images circulated on social media. See @Herefordcops on Twitter.

Bishopstone – Theft of 4 old hot water cylinders from garden. Reported on 8th Oct.

Burghill/Tillington/Lyde

Tillington – Between 16th and 17th a goat owner discovered the headless body of one goat. The body had been dragged a distance leaving a trail of blood. The head has not been found and damage is not believed to be caused by another animal.

Lyde –Between 13th and 16th Oct, theft from insecure agricultural shed. Items taken include a high value concrete breaker, angle grinder, strimmer and chainsaw. The concrete breaker has initials welded on to it as identification.

Burghill – Theft of diesel from vehicle parked in area of Tow Tree Lane between 9th and 10th Oct.

Oct 22nd report of tractors driving at speed in through the village.

Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne

Withington – On the 27th October a number of police officers were required to deal with a pre arranged Halloween party at the village hall, which had become out of control. Issues appear to have begun due to inadequate adult supervision for the number of youths in attendance (in excess of 100) along with a considerable amount of alcohol consumed and supplied inside premise. It is believed that details of the event had been circulated by some attendees on social media causing far more than expected to arrive. On police arrival it was necessary to close the event for the safety of those involved and the surrounding community. The event is another unfortunate reminder to areas with village halls that stringent regulations must be put in place when outside bookings are made.

Bartestree – on 25th October, report of suspicious vehicle in Wilcroft Park. BU52JLX White van with ladders.

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope/Wellington

Wellington – 20th Oct between 19:00 and 06:00 on 21st Oct in the area of Derndale; Person(s) unknown have broken into a farm workshop by snapping off the padlock. Once inside offender(s) have stolen an air compressor and various hand tools.

If you have any information that may assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Your team

PS Gareth KING

PC Bart McDONAGH

PCSO Elena EKANITE

PCSO Alex NUTHALL

Contact details

Telephone: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

 Email: herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Facebook / Twitter:  @HerefordCops

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

ACTION FRAUD 0300 124 2040
Fraud is carried out in many forms. It is conducted in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, or online. The people who carry out fraud schemes usually do so through anonymity. This makes fraudulent actions much more successful, and it allows the person to continue to make illegal money in the future. For this reason, it is extremely important for all U.K. residents to report fraud whenever they encounter it. It is better to be safe than sorry, so you should report suspicious activity whenever you can.

Chairman’s Report, November 2017

Footpaths Scheme Budget

In recent years we have had a generous budget from Herefordshire Council for the maintenance of our footpaths and brideways, and Peter Austerfield has done a tremendous job as footpaths officer making sure the budget is spent, and everything is kept on top of.

Unfortunately, generous budgets are not something you can expect for very long these days… in fact sometimes any budget at all, and indeed the grant is to be reduced to £0 in March 2019. We as a Parish Council will then have to make a decision as to how much we dare increase the precept to keep the work going.

In anticipation of the above we are planning to produce a booklet of walks next year, with the intention of

  • Raising awareness of the precious asset the footpaths and bridleways are,
  • Increasing interest in using them,
  • Giving people/groups/land owners the opportunity to volunteer to keep sections of them clear,
  • Inviting feedback on work that needs to be done.

In the next 18 months we must maximise our use of the remaining grant, hence last point above. Landowners are responsible for stiles and gates, however kissing gates can be installed by the parish council with agreement via the footpaths officer who can also repair damaged cross-steps, and install step kits and handrails for steep or slippery surfaces.

New Pyonsgroup Website

I just went onto our website www.pyonsgroup.co.uk to check the date of the next meeting, and realised our new website is up and running. We have now handed design and maintenance of the site to a company that specialises in Parish Council websites.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the late Jane Buckley for volunteering to help set up the original website in 2011.

The next meeting will be at 7.30 pm, Tuesday, 7 November 2017, at Canon Pyon Parish Hall