Yarpole Group Parish Council
Your Parish council = The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.
Yarpole Group Parish Council is made up of 10 Councillors representing the villages of Yarpole & Lucton, the hamlet of Bircher and the communities who live in Bicton, Croft and on Bircher Common.
The Parish Clerk is Emma Lewis 01568 708694.
Current Councillors are, Yarpole, Audrey Bott (Chairman), Duncan Grant (Vice-Chair) Michael Denny, Barbara Nurse, Linda Middleton, Geoff Trotter, Andrew Daniels, Ian Salmon Lucton, Diane Russell, Harold Holder.
Parish Council and County Council elections are being held on the 2nd May 2019 and you can access nomination papers to stand in both by visting: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/upcomingelections. The notice of elections for Herefordshire Council can be accessed here, the notice of elections for Croft with Yarpole Parish can be accessed here and the notice of elections for Lucton Parish here.
The Parish Council liaises regularly with Herefordshire Council and works closely with Bircher Ward Councillor Sebastian Bowen.
If you have any concerns relating to the parish, or wish to have an item added to the next agenda, please contact the clerk or any Parish Councillor. The Clerk maintains a log of maintenance issues in the Parish which is updated regularly; the most recent update can be accessed here.
Parish Council meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month, except August and January. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and have the opportunity to speak on any agenda items at the start of the meeting. Agendas for each meeting are published on parish noticeboards and this website 3 working days before the meeting. A financial statement is considered at each meeting and these can be found on the finance page of this website.
The meeting dates for 2019 are: Tuesday 5th March, Tuesday 2nd April, Tuesday 7th May (Parish Annual Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting), Tuesday 4th June, Tuesday 2nd July, Tuesday 3rd September, Tuesday 1st October, Tuesday 5th November, Tuesday 3rd December.
Open taking office, each parish councillor signs the agreed code of conduct and completes a register of interests. You can access the register of interests for the Parish Council via the link to the Herefordshire council website here.