Agenda – 29 April 2021

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will meet online at
7.30 pm on Thursday 29 April 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. 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 – 25 March 2021

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. The Future of the parish council – Consider proposal to develop a long term plan for the benefit of the community funded by a potential doubling of the precept and agree next steps

8. Clerk’s report

9. Financial Items
i) Receipts
Herefordshire Council, Pt1 precept 2021-22 – £4,500.00
Herefordshire Council, drainage grant payment (45%) – £1,489.50

ii) Payments
Eyelid Productions Ltd. annual website support – £100.00
Herefordshire Council, installation of village gates (x3) – £1,520.49
R Bayliss, footpath maintenance – £ tbc
Clerk, office/ admin. costs, 2020-21 – £254.36
The Clerk, wages April 2021 – £328.00

10. Footpaths

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

12. Lengthsman/ highways and agree next steps

13. Speed Indicator Devices – Consider report from manufacturer on retro-fitting solar panels and agree next steps

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

15. Village gates – Report on site meeting with Balfour Beatty and agree next steps

16. SmartWater – Review location of ‘We don’t buy crime’ signs as deployed by the Smartwater coordinator, consider request for publicity and agree next steps

17. Parish Council meetings – Consider meetings checklist, risk schedule, agree requirements/ budget, review scheduled dates and agree next steps.

18. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

19. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
25 April 2021

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