Chairman’s Report, March 2018

Chairman’s Report

Litter Pick
Meet at Canon Pyon Parish Hall Car Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday 24th March. All equipment is provided. Pyons W.I. has kindly agreed to make hot drinks, soup and bread for everyone after the litter pick at the Parish Hall. I hope you can join us.

Dog Fouling
The group parish council would like to remind dog owners to pick up after their pets. Please note the following from Herefordshire Council’s website (www.herefordshire.gov.uk): “Dog poo is a health hazard, all dog owners have a legal duty to clean up after their dog. Failure to do so could result in a Dog Control Order with an £80 fixed penalty notice, or a maximum fine of £1000”.
There is an online form to report “dog poo” on Hereford Council’s website.

Planning
174768 Land adjacent to Brick House, Bush Bank. Application for removal of condition 1, following grant of planning application. The application is for permanent permission to site poly-tunnels after the end of a 5-year period of temporary permission.

The group parish council decided not to object, and asked the planning authority, Herefordshire Council, to include a condition to maintain the same ‘footprint’ that is used presently for polytunnels. In other words, there should not be any future expansion of the area used for polytunnels.

Harry Ray, Chairman,
Pyons Group Parish Council.

Pyons Group PC Meeting Agenda – 6 March 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018 AT CANON PYON PARISH HALL.

1. To accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. To CO-OPT A COUNCILLOR FOR CANON PYON PARISH

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

4. To agree MINUTES OF MEETING – 6 February 2018

5. To receive REPORT OF THE WARD COUNCILLOR

6. To invite views and discussion from LOCAL RESIDENTS

7. PLANNING
180379 Land adjacent Victoria Cottage, Ledgemoor, HR4 8RJ – Proposed 3 bedroom detached house and garage.

173355 Land at Lye Court, Upper Hill, HR4 8ET – Installation of crop protection covers for the new sweet cherry orchard on land at Lye Court. Construction of rainwater harvesting reservoirs for a precision irrigation system to support the cherry trees. Reconsultation – additional plans or documents.

Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

8. CLERK’S REPORT

9. FINANCE
i) Receipts
HMRC, VAT reclaim 2016-17 – £1,408.41
ii) Payments
T Hughes, footpaths maintenance – £512.50
R Mills, lengthsman – £912.00
Clerk, administration (December 2017-March 2018) – £ tbc
iii) Appointment of internal auditor, 2017-18
iv) Proposal to delegate power to the Clerk to spend up to £1,000.00 between meetings in the event of an emergency or unexpected need, and in consultation with the Chairman or Vice Chairman.

10. HIGHWAYS/ LENGTHSMAN SCHEME/ FOOTPATHS

11. PAVEMENTS AND ROADS IN CANON PYON

12. LITTER PICK – review plans for Saturday 24 March 2018 and consider ‘Stop the Drop’ pledge

13. Consider proposals from WEBSITE WORKING GROUP re: www.pyonsgroup.co.uk

14. PYONS GROUP NEWSLETTER

15. GARNSTONE WOODLANDS – Consultation on Forest Certification

16. Consider proposal to hold ANNUAL PARISH MEETINGS on a separate evening to the Annual Meeting of the group parish council

17. Review proposed SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS, 2018-19

18. MATTERS RAISED FOR NEXT MEETING (no discussion)

19. To note INFORMATION ITEMS

Parish Clerk
Clerk.pyonsgroup@gmail.com
07963 845358