Yarpole Group Parish Council
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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.
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 2020 are: Tuesday 4th February, Tuesday 3rd March 2020, Tuesday 7th April 2020, Tuesday 5th May 2020 (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council),
Tuesday 19th May 2020 (Parish Annual Meeting), Tuesday 2nd June 2020, Tuesday 7th July 2020, Tuesday 1st September 2020, Tuesday 6th October 2020, Tuesday 3rd November 2020, Tuesday 1st 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.
Yarpole Community Field Consultation: The Parish Council would now like to invite suggestions from the community to the Parish Council for their consideration for future use of the field. The consultation form can be accessed here– so please fill this out and return to the boxes in Yarpole village hall or the church, alternatively you can email the Clerk email@example.com. All responses need to be returned by the 31st December 2019.
Parish Footpaths: The parish footpath officer is Peter Greer, and he works with a small team to monitor and improve footpaths across the parish. You can access maps showing the footpaths in Croft and Yarpole here and Lucton here.