Agenda – 30 July 2020

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will meet online
at 7.30 pm on Thursday 30 July 2020

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

7.30 pm: Click to join online 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 – 20 May 2020

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Planning
Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council

8. Financial Items
a) To consider outstanding payments:
Luston Group Parish Council, share of new SID batteries and maintenance contract 2020-21 – £514.00
Hitrees, lengthsman – £30.00
Eyelid Productions, accessibility upgrade to website – £50.00
HALC, Leading Lights training – £48.00
Clerk, pads for defibrillator – £43.80
The Clerk, wages April-July 2020 – £729.53
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc

b) Implementation of electronic banking for payments – Update and agree next steps
c) To ratify payments made by the Clerk under delegated powers
d) External Audit and Annual Return 2020-21 – Update and agree next steps

9. Review appointment of lengthsman for 2020-21

10. Review Drainage grant application and agree next steps

11. Report and recommendations from working group for road safety initiatives on the B4361 through Richards Castle village

12. Report and recommendations from steering group on the NDP review and agree next steps

13. Proposal to increase the frequency of parish council meetings

14. Reports from parish councillor representatives
a) Footpaths
b) Lengthsman
c) Highways
d) Good neighbour scheme
e) Village hall/ communications and PC reports

15. Clerk’s Report

16. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

17. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
26 July 2020