Council Business

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