Street lighting & Community Led Plan

New Councillors

We had a unique event at the meeting on 8th February – six people applied to join the parish council but there were only three places available. This triggered a ballot – the first time this has ever happened at our Parish Council and now, the first time in our history, we have a full quota of nine parish councillors.

The new members are Kerry Sheldon from the Furlongs, Jane Davies from the western end of the Roman Road and Angela Tyler who has a great deal of knowledge in planning;  just what we need with all the planning applications coming up within the parish.
*Click Here* to see a list of all our members.

We thank everyone who applied it’s encouraging that there are so many people who want to get involved. If any new vacancies become available we will advertise on the notice boards, website and by newsletter. We would also like to thank HALC for guiding us through the ballot process.

Community Led Plan

We will be presenting our Community Led Plan before the next meeting. We will let you know when we have a time. What is a Community Led Plan? “A Community Led Plan is a tried and tested approach that helps local people to explore the needs of their area, set priorities and plan actions.”
*Click Here* to read more.

Street lighting

We have received many complaints about the lack of street lighting within the parish over the past six months. In fact 86% of the people living in Meadow Park raised this as an issue in their resident’s survey. So if you have a concern about street lighting in your area please join us at our next meeting on 14th March it will be on the agenda and you can help us in our deliberations during the public participation part of the meeting. If you would like to read the Meadow Park Residents Survey please *Click Here*,  it makes a number of interesting points in areas which will be a of use to us when judging planning applications in the future.

*Click Here* to post your comments.

Dog Poop Bins

We have purchased the first two bins and councillors Mohan and Sheldon are on the case – they are surveying the dog walking routes to find the best placement we will give you more details in the next newsletter. There is a discussion taking place on the website at the moment so if you have anything to add *Click Here* 

Website update

You may have noticed that the website has undergone a major update in design and functionality with improved performance on mobile phones.

Agenda for 8th February 2016

Councillors are summoned to a meeting on 8th February 2016 at 7pm
in HOLMER Parish Centre
Press and public are cordially invited to attend

1. Accept apologies for ABSENCE

2. Co-Option of any new Councillors to the Parish Council

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

4. Request for dispensation

5. To consider and adopt the minutes from the meeting 11th January 2016

6. Mark Haslam to advise on Community assets

7. Fran White Playground /open space at Wentworth Park.

8. Action points from previous meeting

• MMIl to draft letter to Holmer Park about delivery drivers speeding.
• Clerk to speak to SR about writing to Peter Clasby about section 106 monies.
• Clerk to apply for P3 scheme
• MMO to send map to clerk regarding sighting of Dog bins

9. Report by Ward Councillor

10. Public participation (10 mins)

11. Standing Orders

12. Finance

• Clerks salary as agreed by the Parish Council
• Burghill Cap

13. Planning

• Update
• 160048 – Land between Tillington Road and Roman Road, Herefordshire. Proposed outline planning application (all matters reserved except access) for the development of up to 50 residential dwellings with associated access
• 160222 – Barn at Lyde Cross Farm, Lyde, Hereford, HR1 3AE. Proposed change of use of storage barn to a dwelling house
• P153777/F Land at The Courtyard, Copelands Church Way Holmer Hereford HR1 1LL
• P153779/L Land at The Courtyard, Copelands Church Way Holmer Hereford HR1 1LL Proposed barn conversion and garage conversion into one dwelling

14. Community Led Plan formal adoption.

15. Litter pick

16. Street lighting at the Furlongs

17. Bartestree neighbourhood plan

18. Section 106 monies

19. Website Hosting

20. Footpath update

• P3 Scheme

21. Lengthsman

• List of Jobs and update

22. Sighting of dog bins on the Furlongs

23. Attwood Lane junction update

24. Community assets update

25. Police report

26. Burial Ground

27. Clerks update and correspondence

28. Items for next agenda

29. Date of next meeting 14th March 2016