Agenda – 22 February 2022

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will meet at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 22 February 2022 at the Village Hall


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 – 11 January 2022

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Planning
214676 Bury Cottage, Richards Castle, SY8 4EL – Proposed single storey rear extension, two storey front extension, replacement garage, windows, and new hardwood porch.
Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council.

8. Financial Items
a) Payments to consider:
DC Gardening Services, lengthsman – £336.00
Castle Digging Solutions, P3 footpath maintenance – £ tbc
Richards Castle PC (Shrop), share of new battery for defibrillator – £125.00
HALC, affiliation and subscription 2022-23 – £381.41
The Clerk, wages January-March 2022

b) Consider invitation to apply for a drainage grant from Herefordshire Council and agree next steps

9. The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen – Review and consider support for celebration event(s) in June 2022 and agree way forward

10. Herefordshire Local Plan 2021-2041 Strategic Spatial Options – Consider response to consultation

11. Update on community commissioning request to improve road markings and signs on the B4361 through the village, proposal to communicate with businesses to request that their vehicles observe speed limits when driving through the village, and agree next steps

12. Consider invitation from Balfour Beatty to participate in the lengthsman and P3 footpath schemes in 2021-22, and consider proposal to invite tenders for provision of lengthsman services

13. Footpaths Report

14. Lengthsman/ highways Report

15. Clerk’s Report

16. Herefordshire Parish/Town Council Survey on Outdoor/Indoor sports facilities strategies

17. Revised Code of Conduct and arrangements – Invitation to comment on the revised code

18. Revised schedule of meetings 2022-23

19. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

20. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
17 February 2022