Council Business

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 November 2017 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt two new members to the parish council

3. Declarations of Interest and Written Requests for Dispensation
[Declaration of any disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter to be discussed at the meeting whether or not it is included in the register of interests. Members are reminded that they are required to leave the room during discussing and voting on matters in which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest whether or not the interest is entered into the register of members’ interests maintained by the Monitoring Officer.]

4. Election of Vice Chairman

5. Minutes of the previous meeting – 12 October 2017

6. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

7. To invite views and discussion from members of the parish

8. Planning
174040 March Hare Cottage, Richards Castle, SY8 4EL. Application to vary condition 2 and remove condition 3 of planning permission P142746/F.
Update on planning decisions/ enforcement by Herefordshire Council.

9. Financial Items
a) Payments to approve:
Boy Thorne Garden Services, churchyard maintenance – £144.50
Defib Pad (Safelincs), defibrillator battery – £241.79
HMRC, PAYE for period to 5 January 2017 – £81.60
The Clerk, expenses (April-November 2017) – £ tbc
The Clerk, wages, Q3, 2017-18 – £326.61
HALC, in-house training, 19 Sept. 2017 – £204.30
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
R Mills, enhanced lengthsman (potholes) – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £ tbc
b) To consider new quotation for two planters to locate at the entrance to the village.
c) To consider quotations for Rock crossroads signpost and new village signs.
d) To consider proposal to delegate the Clerk to authorise payments to the footpaths contractor between parish council meetings
e) To consider advice from HALC re: transparency code grant application
f) Review accounts and consider the 2018-19 precept

10. Review Cabinet member response to the highways petition

11. Proposed seasonal event to mark planting of the new tree at Orchard Rise

12. Schedule meeting with Traffic Management Adviser, West Mercia Police to look at options to address speeding through the village

13. Reports from parish councillor representatives
a) Parochial Church Council
b) Footpaths
c) Lengthsman
d) Highways
e) Village Hall

14. Parish council communications

15. Boundary Commission consultation on revised proposals for West Midland Constituency boundaries

16. Consider summary of Herefordshire Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan

17. Herefordshire Local Plan – Travellers Sites Development Plan Document Pre- Submission Consultation

18. Participation in Neighbourhood Planning event for Parishes with an adopted NDP

19. Agree dates for next parish council meetings in February and April 2018

20. Clerk’s Report

21. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

22. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
Tel: 07963 845358
Email: clerk.richardscastle.hfd.pc@gmail.com
19 November 2017