Business Support regarding COVID-19

BUSINESS SUPPORT REGARDING COVID-19

Herefordshire Council’s Economic Development Team delivers a service called the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire.  This online service offers FREE support services for all local businesses.  There are a number of government supported initiatives that can potentially help businesses through this unprecedented time of uncertainty. 

If you are a business wishing to have further information on Covid-19 then the details of the local support are available on the Marches Growth Hub Website – https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/ 

Alternatively if you wish to discuss with a member of the Economic Development team please contact 01432 261758 or 01432 383633 or business@herefordshire.gov.uk 

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Agenda – 23 January 2020

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt a 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 – 5 December 2019

5. Election of Vice Chairman

6. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

8. Planning
194423 Tan Cottage, Richards Castle, SY8 4EL – Permission to add a 2 storey extension.

9. Financial Items
i) Consider request from village hall to support Wi-Fi installation, including an extender for the Jubilee Room
ii) Payments to approve:
Richards Castle Village Hall, installation of wi-fi services – £132.42
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £tbc

10. Clerk’s Report

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

12. Report on meeting held with West Mercia Police traffic management advisor and consider road safety initiatives for the B4361 through Richards Castle village

13. Proposal to request the SID socket on the B4361 at the county boundary is moved in order to measure speeds within the 30mph zone and agree next steps

14. Consider request from Orleton Parish Council to begin the review of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and agree next steps

15. Proposal to purchase 1 tonne of sandbags to store at the village hall

16. 75th Anniversary of VE Day, 8-10 May 2020 – Consider holding a community event and agree next steps

17. Review HALC training schedule to March 2020

18. Consider proposal from Balfour Beatty to postpone first verge cut to improve biodiversity

19. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

20. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
19 January 2020

Data from SID deployment in October 2019

The two Speed Indicator Displays, part-owned by the parish council, were deployed for the first time on the B4361 in the village in October 2019 using the pre-existing sockets installed some years ago.

The data from each SID is set out below:

SID Results – Unit by Post Office Lane, 4 – 31 October 2019:
Total traffic numbers: 23,220
Average speed: 31.1 mph
Total traffic numbers (85%): 19,737
Average speed (85%): 39.7 mph
Highest speed recorded: 75mph at 8.00am on 24 October 2019

SID Results – Unit by county boundary, 4 – 31 October 2019.
Total traffic numbers: 19,952
Average speed: 31.3 mph
Total traffic numbers (85%): 16,952
Average speed (85%): 38.6 mph
Highest speed recorded: 65mph at 10.15pm on 22 October 2019

The measure used by West Mercia Police is called the 85th percentile, which is intended to capture the average speed of most drivers by excluding the highest and lowest speeds.  The results from the Post Office Lane Unit have been shared with West Mercia Police, and a request made for enforcement action.

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Agenda – 5 December 2019

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt a 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 – 12 September 2019

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Planning
193085 and 193086 Church House, Richards Castle, SY8 4ET – Provision of cedar joinery greenhouse; provision of carport / store; redesign and reinstatement of existing timber fencing (partial).

Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council.

8. Financial Items
i) Payments to approve:
Boy Thorne Garden Services, short and long grass maintenance – £237.00
D C Gardening Services, SID socket maintenance/ SID deployment – £108.00
HALC, domain name and website hosting – £102.00
Richards Castle Good Neighbour Scheme, donation – £250.00
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £tbc
The Clerk, wages October-December 2019 – £547.00
HMRC, PAYE Q3, 2019-20 – £136.80

ii) Consider request from village hall for £200.00 to install Wi-Fi, including an extender for the Jubilee Room
iii) Review accounts and consider the 2020-21 precept
iv) Review the effectiveness of internal financial controls

9. Clerk’s Report

10. Reports from parish councillor representatives, and review briefs
a) Footpaths
b) Lengthsman
c) Highways
d) Good neighbour scheme
e) Village hall/ communications and PC reports
f) Planning

11. Proposal to purchase new batteries (x4) and ‘convert’ the casing of each SID to be bright yellow, review data from October deployment, and review location of SID sockets on the B4361

12. Consider process to review the Neighbourhood Development Plan and agree next steps

13. Review provision of sandbags in the parish

14. 75th Anniversary of VE Day, 8-10 May 2020 – Consider holding a community event and agree next steps

15. Review HALC training schedule to March 2020

16. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

17. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council – 1 December 2019

Agenda – 14 November 2019

Parish Council meeting tonight…….. CANCELLED due to the severe weather

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 14 November 2019 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt a 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 – 12 September 2019

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Planning
193085 and 193086 Church House, Richards Castle, SY8 4ET – Provision of cedar joinery greenhouse; provision of carport / store; redesign and reinstatement of existing timber fencing (partial).

Update on planning decisions by Herefordshire Council.

8. Financial Items
i) Payments to approve:
Boy Thorne Garden Services, short and long grass maintenance – £167.00
D C Gardening Services, SID socket maintenance/ SID deployment – £108.00
HALC, domain name and website hosting – £102.00
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £tbc
The Clerk, wages October-December 2019 – £547.00
HMRC, PAYE Q3, 2019-20 – £136.80

ii) Consider request from village hall for £200.00 to install Wi-Fi, including an extender for the Jubilee Room
iii) Review accounts and consider the 2020-21 precept
iv) Review the effectiveness of internal financial controls

9. Clerk’s Report

10. Reports from parish councillor representatives, and review briefs
a) Footpaths
b) Lengthsman
c) Highways
d) Good neighbour scheme
e) Village hall/ communications and PC reports
f) Planning

11. Proposal to purchase new batteries (x4) and ‘convert’ the casing of each SID to be bright yellow, review data from October deployment, and review location of SID sockets on the B4361

12. Consider process to review the Neighbourhood Development Plan and agree next steps

13. Review provision of sandbags in the parish

14. 75th Anniversary of VE Day, 8-10 May 2020 – Consider holding a community event and agree next steps

15. Review HALC training schedule to March 2020

16. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

17. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council – 10 November 2019

Agenda – 12 September 2019

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 12 September 2019 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt a 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 July 2019

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
i) Payments to approve:
Boy Thorne Garden Services, short and long grass maintenance – £ tbc
Luston Group Parish Council, third share of two SWARCO SIDs and associated equipment – £1,500.00
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £tbc
The Clerk, wages July-September 2019 – £547.00
HMRC, PAYE Q2, 2019-20 – £136.80
ii) Review signatories for parish council account(s)

9. Clerk’s Report

10. Reports from parish councillor representatives, and review briefs
a) Footpaths
b) Lengthsman
c) Highways
d) Good neighbour scheme
e) Village hall/ communications and PC reports
f) Planning

11. Hereford Transport Package and South Wye Transport Package decision – Consider decision and agree next steps

12. SIDs at Richards Castle – Review proposed quarterly deployment schedule

13. Consider proposal to have a Parish Council Facebook page, review parish council website and agree next steps

14. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

15. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council

Agenda – 25 July 2019

Notice is hereby given that the next Meeting of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 July 2019 at the Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Co-opt two new members 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 meetings – 22 May and 13 June 2019

5. Report from the Herefordshire Councillor for Bircher Ward

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

7. Planning
192158 The Old Chapel, Richards Castle, SY8 4EL – Erection of detached building to be used as garage and ancillary accommodation.

8. Financial Items
Payments to approve:
Clerk, AVG internet security subscription for parish laptop – £ tbc
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc

9. Clerk’s Report

10. Reports from parish councillor representatives, and review briefs
a) Footpaths
b) Lengthsman
c) Highways
d) Good neighbour scheme
e) Village hall
f) Planning

11. Letter from the leader of Herefordshire Council concerning major transport infrastructure projects – Consider letter and agree next steps

12. SIDs at Richards Castle – Option to share cost with other parish(es), rent from Balfour Beatty and/ or long term rental agreement with a parish council

13. Consider proposal to distribute speed awareness stickers to households in the parish and agree next steps

14. ‘Welcome to Herefordshire’ sign on B4361 – Proposal to replace sign through community commissioning

15. Orleton and Richards Castle NDP – Planning for review in 2020

16. Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations – 2019

17. Review HALC training schedule

18. Consider proposal to have a Parish Council Facebook page and agree next steps

19. Consider whether to have an allowances scheme – Response to enquiry from Herefordshire Council

20. Police and Crime Commissioner Town and Parish Council Survey 2019

21. Matters raised for next meeting (no discussion)

22. Close meeting and date of next meeting

Clerk to the Parish Council
21 July 2019

Agenda – 13 June 2019

Notice is hereby given that Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Village Hall (Jubilee Room).

1. Apologies for absence

2. Declarations of Interest and 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

3. Election of Vice Chairman

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

5. Planning
191749/TD5 Land to north of Westbrook House, Richards Castle – Application for Technical Details Consent for Permission in Principle application 183388 (Proposed residential development of land for 9no. dwellings, with associated hard and soft landscaping).

6. Finance
Payments:
R Bayliss, footpaths maintenance – £ tbc
Hitrees, lengthsman – £tbc
The Clerk, wages April-June 2019 – £547.20
HMRC, PAYE Q1, 2019-20 – £136.60

7. Parish council communications

8. Close meeting

Chairman
9 June 2019

Agenda – Joint Annual Parish Meeting – 28 May 2019

The Joint Annual Parish Meeting of the Parish Councils’ Electoral Areas will be held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 commencing 7.00pm at the Village Hall (Betton Room)

1. Welcome and apologies

2. Approval of minutes from the Joint Annual Parish Meeting held on 22 May 2018

3. Annual Report from the Chairman of Richards Castle (Shropshire) Parish Council

4. Annual Report from the Chairman of Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council

5. Report from Shropshire Councillor, Mrs V Parry

6. Report from the Bircher Ward Councillor, Herefordshire, Mr Sebastian Bowen

7. Open discussion for residents of the Richards Castle Parishes

Chairman,
Richards Castle (Herefordshire) Parish Council
17 May 2019