Planning Committee Agenda 25.5.17

Councillors are summoned to meeting of the Parish Council Planning Committee
at Bosbury Parish Hall on Thursday 25th May, 2017 at 7.00pm


1.0 To Accept any Apologies for Absence and Note the Reason

2.0 To Record any Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations

3.0 To consider any new Planning Applications received

NB. Please view planning applications online before the meeting as paper copies may not be available

171663 – Malvern View, Bosbury, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1QR
Proposed demolition of existing conservatory and WC. Erection of single storey extension to provide accessible bathroom and bedroom.

Signed: Leanne Rex (Clerk to the Parish Council) Dated: 17.5.17

The press and public are cordially invited to attend the meeting

Parish Council Annual Meeting Agenda 25.5.17

Councillors are summoned to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting
At: Bosbury Parish Hall on Thursday 25th May 2016 at 7.30pm


1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair (and sign Declaration of Acceptance of Office)
2. To Accept any Apologies for Absence and Note the Reason
3. To Record any Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations
4. Remind Councillors to review their Register of Interests
5. Approval of Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th April, 2017 (previously circulated)
6. To Receive Brief Report from Ward Councillor Tony Johnson TW
7. To review and adopt the following Policies
Policies unchanged from 2016: Revised Policies:
7.1 Standing Orders 7.10 Asset Register (revised)
7.2 Financial Regulations
7.3 Code of Conduct
7.4 Freedom of Information
7.5 Planning Process between meetings
7.6 Risk Assessment
7.7 Risk Management
7.8 Donations Policy
7.9 Press and Media Policy
8. Review the following Committee/Working Group Structures – Required? Responsibility? Appoint members
8.1 Planning Committee
8.2. NDP Working Group
8.3 Staffing Panel
8.4 Traffic and Speed Management working party
8.5 Lengthsman working party
8.6 Quarterly Finance check / Bank reconciliation
8.7 Bank Signatories
9. Finance
9.1 Internal Audit complete
9.2 To complete and sign the Annual Governance Statement for Grant Thornton, external auditors
9.3 To approve and sign the Annual Accounting Statements for Grant Thornton
9.4 To Agree Payments of outstanding accounts as per finance report:
Parish Council expenses £74.02 Clerk Salary £730.39
10. Insurance
To review the options for the new parish council insurance policy and agree a 3 year undertaking.
11. Highways/Footpaths/Lengthsman:
11.1 Appoint Footpath Officer
11.2 To appoint Lengthsman – G Day and Ed Seabright
11.3 Sign the Lengthsman contract with Herefordshire Council
12. To review the situation and options with regards to the NDP
13. To note and review the Information & Outstanding Actions Sheet (attached)
14. If the time is before 9.30pm there will be a short Public Participation Session for Local Residents to raise matters relevant to the Parish Council
Note: Decisions cannot be made on items not on the agenda. This item is limited at the Chair’s discretion.
15. To note Date and time of Next Scheduled Meeting: Thursday, 6th July 2016 at 7.30pm at Coddington Church
16. To raise items for the next scheduled Parish Council Meeting (no discussion)
NDP, Safer Roads Partnership response, Stanley Hill slow signs, Catley Phone Box, New SID base, War Memorials survey

Signed: Leanne Rex (Clerk to the Parish Council) Dated: 19.5.17

Flicks in The Sticks – Money Monster

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Friday 18th November, 2016 7.30pm 

In the real time, high stakes thriller, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer, Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything formoney-monstercefully takes over their studio. During a tense stand off broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to un ravel the mystery behind the conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast paced, high tech global markets.

Flicks in The Sticks – Eddie the Eagle

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Flicks in the Sticks is held in the Parish Hall. It is a very popular and sociable event with Wine and Nibbles available to buy. Entrance fee is £5.00 each for adults

For more information about any of our films or our venue please contact Alison

Up coming films:

Dec 16th 2016 – Eddie the Eagle

January (Date TBC) – The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Farmers Markets and Christmas


Up coming Farmers Markets:

November 19th and December 17th


For further information contact Liz Clutterbuck 01531 640415 or Rhinedd Krinks 01531 640076

Christmas Fair

Friday 2nd December, 2016 – afternoon – in Bosbury Church

The annual Christmas Fair hosted by Friends of Bosbury School. Come and visit Santa’s grotto, tea and coffee, produce, tumble, prove draw, games, toys and books.

Please contact Helen Smith 07800572512 for more information.

Community Meeting Monday 15th December

 Special Community Meeting.

 Bosbury is faced with yet another Housing Development within the village.

We have received an Outline Planning Application No. P143370/O for a proposed residential development for up to 37 dwellings of which 13 (35%) will be affordable on the land to the East of Brook Lane and North of the B4220, Bosbury, known locally as “The Bean Field”.

The Parish Council met on Thursday 4th.December 2014 at Coddington Church and after lengthy discussion objected, with a complete majority of the total Parish Council, to this outline Planning Application.

We now want to involve as many opinions from the village community as we can and accordingly have arranged a Parish Council – Community Meeting which is to be held in The Parish Hall on Monday 15th December 2014 at 7.30pm to discuss and review all of our many options with this Outline Planning Application.

Please be there and tell all of your neighbours to be there as well since this is a most important and critical meeting for our total Community.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Signed:           JLChester           (Clerk to the Parish Council)                   Dated: 9th December 2014

The press and public are cordially invited to attend the meeting

Buchanan Trust



The Buchanan Trust – Bosbury,


The Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal
document) for this charity.  

The Scheme will provide a new fully regulating governing
document for the charity and slightly amend the objects and powers.   A copy of the Scheme can be seen at 

(If you cannot access this please call our contact centre on 0845 300 0218 or textphone
0845 300 0219)

Comments or representations on these proposals can be
made to the Commission within one month from 11 June 2014 by completing the
form on the Commission’s website.  Please
quote C-376603-6X6E.




11 June 2014

Flooding Alert News

Correspondence received from Environment Agency

“Until recently, the Flood Alert for the River Leadon catchment was issued based on expected levels at the Wedderburn Bridge gauge, which is downstream from Bosbury at Upleadon. Based on feedback from the community, we have now added the Bosbury river gauge as a Flood Alert trigger. This means we will now issue the River Leadon Flood Alert based on flooding at both the Bosbury and Weddderburn Bridge gauges, along with the Bromsberrow gauge on the Glynch Brook.

A Flood Alert is issued when flooding is possible, and generally indicates the potential for the flooding of low lying land and roads.

I trust you will find this much more relevant to the local community, and it should mean that the Flood Alert is received in a much more timely manner in Bosbury from now on.”

Helen Todd

Flood Resilience Advisor

Environment Agency

Midlands West Area

Tel: 01684 86 4533

Broadband News


Herefordshire Council, Gloucestershire County Council and BT have signed a £56.6m deal which should enable 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the two counties to have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2016, with the ultimate aim to provide access to broadband speeds of 24 megabits per second (Mbps) or above for all who want it by 2018.

The aim of the councils’ partnership is to have a majority of homes and businesses covered by this project able to enjoy speeds of 30 Mbps or more, and all areas will receive a minimum of 2Mbps.

The project is a joint initiative between national government and the two authorities to address the challenge of
bringing broadband to rural areas to support local businesses and enable households to access services.

Homes and businesses that are harder to reach with a fixed fibre line will be connected using alternative new broadband technologies. Also, Herefordshire Council has allocated additional financial support for businesses and homes that can demonstrate a need for faster speeds.

There will now be a period of planning carried out by BT, with work expected to start on the ground during the second half of next year and being completed by the end of 2016.

For more information on the Borders Broadband project visit