Minutes September 2015


Minutes of the Meeting of Yarpole Group Parish Council held on
Wednesday 9th September 2015 at 7:30pm, Yarpole Parish Hall.

Present: Cllr Audrey Bott (Vice) Cllr Barbara Nurse Cllr Iris Lawson, Cllr Michael Denny Cllr David Niblett Cllr Duncan Grant, Ward Cllr Sebastian Bowen Carol Clare Tony Mears
Apologies: Cllr Tony Paterson Cllr Diane Russell Cllr Harold Holder

Cllr Paterson is resting at home after an opp. He was wished well by the room and Clerk circulated a card for him. The meeting was chaired by Vice Chairman, Councillor Bott.

94/15 Declarations of Interest: Cllrs Lawson and Nurse re agenda item 7, PCC grant.

95/15 Public Participation: Mr Mears & Mrs Clare attended to hear discussion on the Bell Inn.

96/15 The Minutes of the Meeting of 5th August were corrected and signed as correct.

97/15 Herefordshire Council Report: Smallholding Review: Ongoing, as reported in last minutes. Budget Consultation: Govt. support grant will be 0 by 2020, we must think about how parishes can help with some essential local services. Cllr Bott reiterated need to engage with budget consultation (open til 9th Oct). Roads: New Locality Steward starts soon. IN the meantime contact Cllr Bowen.

98/15 Parish Hall Report: New booking secretary is Mitta: mittarowberry@hotmail.co.uk.

99/15 Finance & Accounts: @ 4/9/15 Current £10,309:04, Reserve £15,019:96.
Payments Approved: £33:51 Parish Strimmer, £150 Audit fee, £33:22 Clerk’s expenses.
Decision on PCC grant postponed (awaiting accounts).
All proposed Cllr Denny seconded Cllr Nurse.

100/15 Town & Country Planning: Cllr Bowen pointed out the monitoring strips outside Price site in Yarpole need moving. Resolved that Clerk email planners too.

101/15 Neighbourhood Plan update: Clerk met with HC NP officer today. NP bears no weight until end of Reg 16 (approx end of 2016). NPSG is meeting to finalise draft suggestions for Reg 14 doc (NP consultation doc), based on all sites identified so far. SG will present findings to PC who must then convene a public meeting to present ideas. Resolved Clerk contact HALC for advice on clarifying 106 doc concerning land at Lower House Farm. Resolved Clerk write to all land owners involved to explain SG still working on all this.

102/15 Bus Routes: Resolved Clerk write to appropriate bodies and ask Mr Beeden to clarify finances.

103/15 Yarpole BT Exchange: Resolved Clerk contact BT to request improvements to wall.

104/15 Pub Closure: Resolved Clerk contact Enterprise Inns for a statement.

105/15 Parish Website: Clerk announced she will start publishing minutes on Yarpole.com.

106/15 Date of next meeting: Wednesday 14th October 2015, 7:30pm Yarpole Parish Hall.

The meeting closed at 8:33pm. Chair……………………………………………………………………
Weds 14 Oct 2015