Agenda – Pyons Group Parish Council – 3 July 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018 AT CANON PYON PARISH HALL

1. To accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

3. To agree MINUTES OF MEETING – 5 June 2018

4. To receive REPORT OF THE WARD COUNCILLOR

5. To invite views and discussion from LOCAL RESIDENTS

6. PLANNING
174768 – Land Adjacent to Brick House, Bush Bank, HR4 8PH – Application for removal of condition 1 following grant of planning permission. (DCCW0009/1867/F). Planning re-consultation.

182030 Land adjacent to Arrow Cottage, Ledgemoor – Proposed new dwelling and detached garage.

181956 Land adjacent to Arrow Cottage, Ledgemoor – Proposed Residential Development of Three Dwellings.

182106 Bury House, Westhope, HR4 8BL – Proposed conversion of existing detached coach house to provide annexe residential accommodation.

Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

7. CLERK’S REPORT

8. FINANCE
Payments
HMRC, PAYE to 5 July 2018 – £57.19

9. Review MEASURES TO ADDRESS SPEEDING at Canon Pyon

10. HIGHWAYS/ LENGTHSMAN SCHEME/ FOOTPATHS

11. To review updated PUBLIC OPEN SPACE DESIGN for area adjacent to Playing Field at Canon Pyon

12. PYONS GROUP NEWSLETTER

13. To consider request from Herefordshire Council to SUPPORT BUS SERVICE 498

14. Consider concerns raised re: use of Westhope Hill by heavy commercial vehicles to access THE COMMON, WESTHOPE

15. PARISH PLAN – Review action plan

16. Consider new CODE OF CONDUCT for members

17. MATTERS RAISED FOR NEXT MEETING (no discussion)

18. To note INFORMATION ITEMS

Parish Clerk
28 June 2018

Chairman’s Report June 2018

Quite astonishingly the Annual Meeting in May marked the end of my three years as chairman, and Geoffrey’s as vice-chairman. By convention there is usually a new chairman and vice chairman every three years, however we were both quite happy to continue for a further year in our present positions which will take us to the end of the four-year term of the present council which ends in May 2019.

In one year from now there will be new elections for both the parish and Herefordshire councils, and the opportunity for anyone interested in joining the Parish Council to put their names forward.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
At the time of writing it looks almost certain that the government will pass an Act exempting Parish Councils from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer; this was always going to be an unnecessary burden for parish councils so it is good to see that government has listened to the National Association of Local Councils on this.
In terms of the practical implications for us of the new regulations, please look at the new GDPR page at www.pyonsgroup.co.uk where our detailed policies and notices can be viewed.

Public Open Space Design
The Parish Council decided at the last meeting to postpone submitting comments on the design of the Public Open Space adjacent to the Playing Fields pending a tree report from the developers. The main decisions to be made will be which existing trees we would like retained, and the variety, location and number of saplings to be planted.

The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5 June at the Ledgemoor Club Room.

Harry Ray, Chairman,
Pyons Group Parish Council.