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!
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.