Agenda – 25 March 2021

Notice is hereby given of a Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council
at 7.30 pm on Thursday 25 March 2021

Members of the public wishing to join the meeting should click on the following link:

7.30 pm: Join Zoom Meeting

1. Apologies for absence

2. Proposal to publicise the vacancy on the parish council and agree next steps

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. Minutes of the previous meeting – 25 February 2021

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. All Saints Church – Report on initiative to become a festival church

8. Clerk’s report

9. Planning
210690 Land adjacent to Mapps Place, Richards Castle, SY8 4EL – Proposed outdoor riding arena for domestic use only, sand and fibre riding surface enclosed by a timber post and rail fence.

10. Financial Items
i) Payments:
R Bayliss, footpath maintenance – £ tbc
Clerk, office/ admin. costs, 2019-20 – £ tbc
The Clerk, wages March 2021 – £328.00
HMRC, PAYE to 5 April 2021 – £245.80

ii) Contract with highway authority to participate in lengthsman and P3 footpath schemes in 2021-22

11. Footpaths

12. Maintenance of drainage sump at Rock crossroads – Update and agree next steps

13. Lengthsman/ highways and agree next steps

14. Speed Indicator Devices – Review data from February deployment, battery life and period of deployment, and agree next steps

15. Consider protocol to adopt re: reporting of overgrown hedges and defective ditches

16. Proposal to write letter of thanks to local landowner

17. Village gates – Update re: fulfilment of responsibilities and obligations in Gateway Structure Licence and agree next steps

18. SmartWater – Update, review number of registrations to date, consider ‘gateway’ locations for ‘We don’t buy crime’ PCC funded signs and agree next steps

19. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

20. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
21 March 2021

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