Agenda – 4 December 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL HOLD AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING AT 7.30PM ON TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2018 AT LEDGEMOOR CLUB ROOM

1. To accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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

3. To invite views and discussion from LOCAL RESIDENTS

4. PLANNING
183763 Land South East of St Mary’s Church, Kings Pyon – Proposed erection of four houses (one with garage), together with new drive and improved access.

5. FINANCE
Payment
R Mills, annual maintenance of war memorial, Canon Pyon – £577.80

6. To consider proposal to use ‘SLOW DOWN’ WHEELIE BIN STICKERS at Ledgemoor

7. Close meeting

Chairman
Pyons Group Parish Council
29 November 2018

Agenda – 6 November 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PYONS GROUP PARISH COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 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 MEETINGS – 2 October 2018

4. To receive REPORT OF THE WARD COUNCILLOR

5. To invite views and discussion from LOCAL RESIDENTS

6. PLANNING
183440 Brick House, Bush Bank, HR4 8PH – Proposed creation of an additional access.

174768 Land Adjacent to Brick House (re-consultation) – Application for removal of condition 1 following grant of planning permission. (DCCW0009/1867/F) – Alterations to site access onto the A4110.

New End House, Canon Pyon – Consultation by landowner.

Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

7. CLERK’S REPORT and REPORT ON MEETINGS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS

8. FINANCE
i) NALC Legal Topic Note re: Financial Assistance to the Church
ii) Payments
R Mills, lengthsman – £ tbc
iii) Consider review of financial year 2018-19 to date and 2019-20 precept proposed by the finance working group

9. HIGHWAYS/ LENGTHSMAN SCHEME/ FOOTPATHS

10. To consider actions to COMBAT SPEEDING AT LEDGEMOOR

11. To agree actions re: REPORT ON TREES AT WESTHOPE

12. Proposal to move the ADOPTED TELEPHONE KIOSK to the Club Room, Ledgemoor and agree next steps

13. To consider ADOPTION OF POLICY FOR LANES AT WESTHOPE: ‘All historic lanes across parish council common land and parish council owned land, including lanes linking said lands, should remain open and freely accessible to members of the public’.

14. PYONS GROUP COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE

15. To consider TRAVELLERS’ SITES DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT – ADDITIONAL SITES CONSULTATION

16. To review HALC TRAINING SCHEDULE to December 2018

17. MATTERS RAISED FOR NEXT MEETING (no discussion)

18. To note INFORMATION ITEMS

Parish Clerk
1 November 2018

Chairman’s Report November 2018

Parish Council Summit
I attended an event at the Shire Hall which was essentially Herefordshire Council meeting Parish Councils. I was able to put a question to the leader of Herefordshire Council to ask about the ending of the grants for the lengthsman and footpaths scheme – I don’t know why I bothered because the answer was invariably that it is very unfortunate, but they have had to meet massive cost savings etc. There was also a presentation from the clerk to Weobley PC (who is also clerk to Leominster Town Council), in which he said he thought the cuts to the above were very short-sighted.

Finance Working Group
Following on from above, the finance working group have met, and we will be looking at the figures they come up with at the next meeting to agree the precept for next year. We will be able to increase the precept a certain amount anyway without individual demands increasing due to the approximately 60 extra houses we now have, so hopefully we can maintain the same levels of service!

War Memorial
There have been several comments about the War Memorial at Canon Pyon looking shabby. I want to stress that the Parish Council remains committed to the upkeep of the memorial and listens to any comments made very carefully.
At the last meeting it was agreed that our lengthsman will receive a larger budget for this years’ annul major tidy prior to Remembrance Day, and we will make sure to maintain regular inspections.

The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 6th of November at Canon Pyon Parish Hall, and the agenda will be available on our website from the 2nd of November.

Harry Ray, Chairman,
Pyons Group Parish Council.