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 Maggie Brown 07398 222 310.
Current Councillors are, Yarpole, Audrey Bott, Duncan Grant (Vice-Chair) Michael Denny, Barbara Nurse, Linda Middleton, Andrew Daniels, Lucton, Harold Holder. There are two vacancies for Croft and Yarpole councillors, and one vacancy for a Lucton councillor. For further information about vacancies, please contact the Clerk.
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 2021 are: Tuesday 6th April, Tuesday 4th May (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council), Tuesday 18th May (Parish Annual Meeting), Tuesday 1st June, Tuesday 6th July, Tuesday 7th September, Tuesday 5th October, Tuesday 2nd November, Tuesday 7th December.
Upon 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.