Yarpole Group Parish Council

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Councillors are summoned to attend a meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 7.45pm in Yarpole Parish Hall.

Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website.

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

The draft minutes from the extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council held on the 16th July 2018 can be accessed here.

The Parish Council have been made aware that there is an article in July’s Parishioner concerning ideas for future use of the community field which is hopefully going to be gifted to the Parish Council. Whilst the Parish Council welcomes the enthusiasm, we need to stress that any discussion about this needs to be directed through the Parish Council at the appropriate time, i.e. when confirmation has been received, the Parish Council has formally agreed to accept the land and the legal process has been completed. At that time, the Parish Council will want to involve all the community in plans for the land and will welcome contributions/ideas. As soon as we have reached this stage, we will publicise any call for idea/consultations across the parish.

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 Lucton, Diane Russell, Harold Holder. There is one vacancy on the Parish Council.

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.

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 2018 are:   Tuesday 4th September 2018, Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Tuesday 6th November 2018, Tuesday 4th December 2018.

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