Agenda – 26 November 2020

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will meet online at 7.30 pm on Thursday 26 November 2020

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. Co-opt one new member 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. Minutes of the previous meeting – 27 October 2020

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Proposal to look at potential community uses for All Saints Church and agree next steps

8. Clerk’s report

9. Planning
Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

10. Financial Items
i) To consider payments:
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
D C Gardening Services, SID deployment – £36.00
Boy Thorne Garden Services, grass maintenance – £85.00
The Clerk, wages November and December 2020
HMRC, PAYE for period to 5 January 2020 – £245.80

ii) Consider requirement to fund 45 percent of cost of works in drainage grant application and agree next steps
iii) Review mid-year accounts 2020-21 and consider the 2021-22 precept
iv) Review the effectiveness of internal financial controls

11. Footpaths

12. Lengthsman/ highways

13. Village gates – Consider quotation for three ‘gates’ to be placed on the B4361 at the start of the 30 mph limit to the south of the village (x2) and at the county boundary (x1) and agree next steps

14. SmartWater – Update, consider options for distribution of kits to households in the parish and agree next steps

15. Sandbags – Agree community location, proposal to purchase ‘sandless’ absorbent sandbags and agree next steps

16. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

17. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
22 November 2020