Extraordinary Meeting

Councillors are summoned to an Extraordinary meeting

on November 28th 2014 at 7pm in HOLMER CHURCH VESTRY ROOM

2. DECLARATIONS of INTEREST and written requests for Disclosable Pecuniary Interest dispensations

• P142725 Land at Attwood lane amendment
• P143282 Coldwells House Residential Home, Proposed extension and alterations to existing care home.
• P143412 Copelands , Church Way, Proposed 4 bedroom dwelling with detached garage.

6. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 12th January

Park for free and shop in Hereford this Christmas

Shoppers and visitors will be able to park for free in city centre car parks this Christmas.

Herefordshire Council car parks in the city centre plus the new car park at Old Market Hereford will be free for shoppers after 4pm for late night Christmas shopping evenings on the 19 and 26 November and 3, 10 and 17 December. Shops open late include the Maylord Centre, Old Market and FIT Hereford on Widemarsh Street. More>>

Hereford Christmas Events

  • High Town Truffle Market on 11 December from 9am to 4pm bringing you some of the best local products that Herefordshire has to offer.
  • High Town Christmas Market selling a range of Christmas gifts, decorations and produce on 12 and 19 December from 9am to 4pm.
  • Jack & The Beanstalk – 28/11/2014 – 4/1/2015 – The Courtyard >>
  • The Elves & the Shoe Maker – 15/12/2014 – 24/12/2014 The Courtyard>>
  • Breakdance – Junior – 1/12/2014 The Courtyard>>
  • Baby & Toddler table top sale – Sat 29th Nov – Belmont Community Centre – Contact: Natalie Telephone: 07584667684
  • All Things Baby – Fayre Sun 7th Dec – More>>
  • Castle House Christmas Shopping Evening – Tue 9th Dec – More>>


Two Planning Applications

We have just received two amended Planning Applications (see below). Note comments must be received by Monday 8 December 2014 for these applications.

Please make comments in the comments box below or on the ‘Your Comments’ page.

The Parish Council doesn’t normally meet in December. However, if necessary we will call and extraordinary public meeting to examine these applications.


P143282FColdwells House Residential Home Coldwells Road Holmer Hereford Herefordshire HR1 1LH
Proposed extensions and alterations to existing care home. (AMENDED PLAN).

  • Date received Thursday 6 November 2014
  • Date validated Wednesday 12 November 2014
  • Consultation start date Monday 17 November 2014
  • Consultation end date Monday 8 December 2014
  • Target determination date Wednesday 7 January 2015
  • Comments by Monday 8 December 2014

 Link to details>>


P142725FLand at Attwood Lane Holmer Hereford HR1 1JL
Proposed erection of one dwelling (AMENDED PLAN)

  • Date received Thursday 4 September 2014
  • Date validated Thursday 13 November 2014
  • Consultation start date Thursday 25 September 2014
  • Consultation end date Monday 8 December 2014
  • Target determination date Thursday 8 January 2015
  • Comments by Monday 8 December 2014

Link to details>>


Munstone Telecommunications Mast

Residents in Munstone have expressed their anxiety over Allpay’s application to build a Telecommunications mast at Rosebank. Unfortunately Hereford council’s planning department failed to inform us, at the Parish Council, of this particular application and we only found out about it after we installed the ‘Live Planning Feed’ on our website. So we have been slow to respond to resident’s concerns. However, the application has now been withdrawn; largely due to the residents taking the initiative and making their objections directly.

The application is likely to be resubmitted in the future and we will be ready to support the needs of local people when it does. In the mean time check out the ‘Your Comments’ page – local resident Steve Baker has made an extensive commentary on the application together with some scientific and commercial considerations. You will also find an opinion survey and we urge you to gives us your comments for or against the Telecommunications mast so that the Parish Council may effectively represent your interests.

Now we have the ‘Live Planning Feed’ installed on the Planning Page we are no longer reliant on Hereford Council to inform us of a planning applications so this sort of oversight is unlikely to happen again.

Reporting Litter, Fly Tipping and the like.

If you’re annoyed by litter, dog fouled pavements and other odious or unsightly features within the parish you can of course go to the  ‘Your Comments’ page and point out areas of ghastliness. You can also go the Hereford Council website and make a report. Here are the links: –

Report litter

This service is for reporting build-ups of litter>>

Fly tipping is a crime. Report fly tipping>>

Report a full litter bin>>

Report graffiti>>

Report dog fouling>>

Report grass verge that needs cutting>>

Bogus caller alert

A man allegedly ringing from a call centre and claiming to be from Herefordshire Council has been asking residents for personal information relating to income and financial status.

This is a scam and if you receive such a call hang up and do not give any information.
The police have been informed.

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AGENDA for Meeting November 10th

Please see below the agenda for our meeting on
Monday 10th November 2014 at HOLMER Parish Centre

You are welcome to attend and take part in the Public Participation part of the meeting.

For your information:- If you live along the Roman Road, Guy Wakefiled from the Bloor development plans to attend the meeting on Monday.


Councillors are summoned to a meeting on November 10th 2014 at  7pm in HOLMER Parish Centre


  2. DECLARATIONS of INTEREST and written requests for Disclosable Pecuniary Interest dispensations
  3. Request for dispensation
  4. To consider and adopt the minutes from the meeting 8th September.
  5. Public participation (10 mins)
  6. Finance
    Clerks salary as agreed by the Parish Council
    Richard Mills Burial ground £264.00
    Data orchard CIC £1300.87
  7.  Police report
  8. Footpath officer report
  9. Footpaths update on P3 from JD
  10. Discuss budget and Precept
  11. Report by Ward Councillor Sally Robertson
  12. Lengthsman Scheme update
  13. Burial Ground update
  14. Planning update
  15. Monthly meeting vote
  16. Planning Process update for working group
  17. Community led plan/neighbourhood plan update and CLP cheque for winner.
  18. Section 106 monies for Church way and Attwood lane
  19. Clerks Hours
  20. Clerks update and correspondence
  21. Items for next agenda
  22. Date of next meeting 12th January TBC

The Rat Run & Alternative Tax Disc

The Attwood Lane Church Way Rat Run

Our Ward Councillor Sally Robertson has been working on our behalf regarding the Attwood Lane Church Way rat run and has given us an update on progress.

“In response to concerns from residents regarding rat running, we held a public meeting to discuss the best way forward. With monies from the new developments, Balfour Beatty has been tasked to put together proposals for calming the traffic and making it a less attractive alternative. I met recently with an officer from the council and Balfour Beatty’s representative in Attwood Lane to take things forward and the parish council and I have promised that once we have the proposals to hand we will hold another public meeting to which residents will be invited.

I hope this gives you comfort in knowing that something is being done albeit too slow for my liking. I have sent another email today asking for an up-date.”

Cllr Sally Robertson

Burghill, Holmer & Lyde Ward

Police Launch Emergency Contact Disc As Alternative to Tax Disc


Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have launched a tax disc replacement called the Emergency Contact Disc.

The Emergency Contact Disc contains next of kin contact details and medical alert information for the driver. In the event of a medical emergency or road traffic collision that renders the occupants unable to communicate, a first responder will be able to obtain vital information that is not otherwise accessible at the scene.

The disc can be cut out and placed into the now otherwise redundant tax disc holder, the information sections fold inwards so it would not be viewed by passers by.

*Click Here* to download the Emergency Contact Disc. (simply open the pdf then print it)

Click Here for Emergency Contact Disc FAQ” onload=”closed”]The questions & feedback that we need to acknowledge or explain have been:

  • Q. Are my details visible to the public?
    A. No, folding the disc with the information within keeps it private inside your vehicle.
  • Q. Can criminals use this for ID theft?
    A. The information contained within is easily accessible elsewhere and is entirely optional to include in the disc. Do not include anything you feel uncomfortable sharing.
  • Q. What if there are multiple drivers?
    A. Consider printing several discs to store in the vehicle and include passport photos or descriptions for each driver.
  • Q. Why not just use my phone or wallet to hold these details?
    A. At the scene of an accident it is difficult to access personal property or overcome smartphone security to find critical information. The disc displays the same information clearly and prominently.
  • Q. Can I customise this disc for my own service?
    A. Yes, contact corporate comms or david.s.wise@westmercia.pnn.police.uk to obtain a customisable version, however the nationally recognisable format is important to ensure a first responder recognised the disc as a NOK & medical alert info card.

Train to be an interpreter

Herefordshire Council’s language service is now able to offer more accredited training for interpreters.

Applications are now invited for people interested in training to become an interpreter, through a formally accredited Level 3 Community Interpreting course.

*Click Here* to find out more.

Magnificent mushrooms & fantastic fungi – Queenswood Park

The Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group will be celebrating the second UK Fungus Day with a range of fungus themed displays and activities.

The event takes place on Saturday 11 October from 10:00am to 3:30pm and everyone is invited to come along and be inspired by the fascinating world of fungi.

*Click Here*

New First World War exhibition opens in Leominster

The exhibition at Leominster Museum tells the story of local people who went to war.

From Friday 3 October and runs until Saturday 29 November during normal library opening times. The exhibition will then tour further locations across north Herefordshire.

*Click Here*

For those of you who get the Hereford Times – the Holmer Shelwick Parish council article is on page 33.