Agenda – 27 October 2020

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will meet online at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 27 October 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 – 30 September 2020

5. Resolve to amend standing orders to include a two minute time limit for contributions by councillors under 1 t) Rules of debate at meetings. In addition the parish council will aim to have a maximum of 16 agenda items, and end monthly reports from councillor representatives unless a decision is required from the parish council or otherwise in exceptional circumstances as agreed by the Proper Officer in consultation with the Chairman.

6. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

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
The Clerk, wages October 2020 – £328.00

ii) Consider requirement to fund 45 percent of cost of works in drainage grant application and agree next steps

11. Footpaths

12. Lengthsman/ highways, including proposal to deliver Balfour Beatty leaflet on responsibility for maintenance of ditches and drainage to households in the parish

13. Consider proposal to place a village gate on the B4361 at the county boundary, updated estimate for three village gates and two village name signs, and agree next steps

14. Consider report from working group on the Planning for the Future – White Paper consultation and agree next steps

15. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

16. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
22 October 2020