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NOTICE BOARD - LATEST NOTICES

Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
ADVANCE NOTICE - A417 ROAD CLOSURES (NEW DATES)


Balfour Beatty have notified the following road closures on the A417 later this month:


A438/A417/A4172 – Trumpet Crossroads

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 to (and including) Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily. .(No weekend working)


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A417 Bullocks Bridge, Nr Burley Gate, Hereford

Monday, 26 November 2018 to Wednesday, 28 November 2018 (Revised dates).

Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily. (No weekend working).

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A417 - Grit Farm, Bodenham

Thursday, 29 November 2018 to Monday, 3 December 2018 (Revised dates).

Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily.


Date posted: 15/11/2018

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Herefordshire Council Notice
WARD COUNCILLOR'S NEWSLETTER (NOVEMBER 2018)


The first Parish Council Summit was held on 17th October and was an opportunity for Parish Councillors to discuss how Herefordshire Council and the parish and town councils can work together to provide the best services for residents. Around 100 people from across the County attended and the Council collected a wealth of thoughts and ideas that will be shared with ward councillors in the near future. The next summit will be held early in the new year.

Domestic abuse has a huge cost, both socially and financially and to the children affected by it. Last year 1,294 referrals were made to the Council’s domestic abuse support service and 3,877 calls were made to the helpline. It’s essential that victims of domestic abuse and their children are safe with ready access to good quality advice and support and it’s interesting to note that around 4% of domestic abuse victims are male. This has been recognised by our support service who provide specialist help to male victims.

Further to the earlier Ofsted inspection of the Council’s children’s services, there was a much stronger focus on looking at good practice and outcome, rather than processes, which has been welcomed by professionals. The inspection report recognised a number of areas of good practice, with the recent £1.6m investment already making improvements to the service.

Most importantly, Ofsted found that no children were at risk of immediate harm. However, the report also highlighted poor management within some areas of the service, which is unacceptable and is something we’re determined to change and will form part of the agenda for the Children’s and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee, who will regularly review progress.

The Fostering and Adoption Services received positive feedback from the inspection, which highlighted good practice within the service in finding timely placements and providing post-adoption support. The rate of adoption from care in the years 2014 to 2017 was higher in Herefordshire than with other comparable councils and we still have a serious shortage of foster carers due to an increase in the number of children needing placement. Additional training for foster carers will be a priority for the coming year.

The Council’s Cabinet has just received a progress report into our Corporate Parenting Strategy. ‘Corporate Parenting’ means the collective responsibility of the Council, elected members, employees and partner agencies for providing the best possible care and safeguarding for every child in council care. We currently have 335 children in our care and we also support 180 recent care leavers, six of whom are now studying at university.

The Council, in partnership with the CCG and the Herefordshire Partnership Board, have co-produced the autism strategy for 2019-2022, which spans all age groups from young children to adults. The strategy sets out a clear framework for improvements in a range of areas to ensure that people with autism have the same opportunities for health and the same quality of life as everyone else.

Finally, the 2018/19 budget outturn is £1.42m which is far more positive than in many other areas of the country. This projected overspend reflects the unexpected increase in looked after children in residential placement and additional residential placements for people with learning difficulties. However, following a recent statutory independent balance sheet review, it was reported that the Council’s balance sheet is ‘very robust’.


Cllr Bruce Baker
Hampton Ward


Date posted: 05/11/2018

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Bodenham Parish Council Notice
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE LITTER PICKERS!


A big thank you to everybody who took part in the Litter Pick yesterday (3 November). As usual some 20 bags of rubbish were collected, plus a car wheel, the remains of a couple of bollards and various other large objects. To see photographs of all this, as well as of the litter pickers collecting their equipment and enjoying their free lunch afterwards, please click on the ‘more details’ link below.

In alphabetical order the 28 litter pickers were: Alec and Sharon Avery, Jo and Annabel Beavan, Gwen Bowden, Rebecca and Tim Burnill, Kay and Tony Clark, Wendy and Dave Curd, Jennifer Easson, Chuck and Jan Ferguson, Robin George, Jo Hayner, Chris Hemming, Susan and Andrew Maxwell, Tony Mitcheson, Tracy Morris, Jenny Nicolson, Sue Pearmain, Rosie, Jack and Ben Roberts, Chris Smith and Derek Stockton. Thanks are also due to Babs Mitcheson for providing the soup and coffee, Jeff Pollard for the bread rolls and Balfour Beatty for providing the equipment and removing the rubbish.

The date of the next Litter Pick will be announced very shortly.


Date posted: 04/11/2018
Link: Click here for more details

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Bodenham Parish Council Notice
PARISH NEWSLETTER (NOVEMBER 2018)


The November edition of the Parish Newsletter is now available on the Website. To see and/or download it please click on the 'more details' link below.

Many back copies of all Newsletters from July 2010 onwards are available as well. You can find them here or by clicking on the 'Parish Newsletters' link in the 'Parish Information' section on the left hand side of this page.


Date posted: 31/10/2018
Link: Click here for more details

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Herefordshire Council Notice
ADVANCE NOTICE - CHRISTMAS RUBBISH COLLECTION


Although we have only just reached Halloween and Bonfire Night is still in the future, Herefordshire Council are already planning Christmas rubbish collections and the opening times of recycling centres!

To see/ download the details please click on the link below.

Date posted: 31/10/2018
Link: Click here for more details

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Bodenham Parish Council Notice
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS (NOVEMBER 2018)


Planning Applications
No planning applications were considered at the Parish Council meeting on 1st October. Only one planning application had been received, namely:
- 182473: Queenswood Country Park: Proposed composting toilet utilising reclaimed timber
for which Herefordshire Council was not accepting comments. .

Litter Pick - a Date for your Diary
The next litter pick will take place on Saturday 3rd November. The usual arrangements will apply; i.e.. 10.30am start at Bodenham Parish Hall: equipment provided by Balfour Beatty: free hot soup and rolls in the Parish Hall for all who have collected litter. For more details contact the Parish Clerk, Chris Smith, on 01568-797132 or at bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com.

The A417.
The Parish Council remains committed to improving road safety in Bodenahm. Signage will be improved on the C1125 and C1121 and gateways have been approved for the A417 at both ends of the 40mph section through Bodenham Moor. It is hoped that these improvements will be in place by the end of the year. In addition, the Parish Council is funding a feasibility study into creating a pavement on the C1125 from Ash Grove Road to England’s Field by reducing the width of the C1125 for road vehicles and having a priority system along that stretch of the road.

Chewing Gum/Dogs in Playground/Dog Poo Generally
Chewing gum has already appeared on the surface of the new playground and dogs have been seen in the playground, too. The dogs may have entered the playground before the spring on the gate was mended, but please ensure that your dog is kept out of the playground at all times and that no chewing gum is thrown on the floor. Always bag dog poo. Bagged dog poo can be put in any litter bin.

Email List
The Parish runs an email list for anyone wanting to be kept updated about news about the Parish Council and Herefordshire Council - and, occasionally, other matters relating to Bodenham. If you would like to join the list email Chris Smith at bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com. You won’t be deluged with email and can unsubscribe at any time.

Minutes of Parish Council Meetings…….
……..can be found on the Parish Council Website at http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ParishCouncilMinutes.asp .

Parish Council Meetings
Please note that the next meetings of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Mondays 5th November and 3rd December at the Siward James Centre. Everyone is most welcome to attend Parish Council meetings and to raise any matters of concern during the slot reserved for this purpose. If you prefer, you can raise matters in advance by contacting Chris Smith, Parish Clerk, on 01568-797132 or by email at bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com.

The Parish Website……
…….. Is continually updated. The Home Page shows a list of future events in chronological order, as well as the latest notices, Parish Council Minutes, and much more. Find out there about Bodenham past, present and future, local news and crime prevention alerts. http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ is the website address. You can also find the Bodenham Newsletter there.

BODENHAM PARISH COUNCIL 2018-19

Cllr Alec Averyshalec50@gmail.com01568-797744
Cllr Tony Clarkkay@rosewood166.plus.com01568-797943
Cllr Sharon Collinsharon@saffronscross.co.uk01568-797366
Cllr Jim Cranejimcrane1@gmail.com01568-797095
Cllr Pam James-Moorepamelajamesmoore@btinternet.com 01568-797330
Cllr Richard Laytondewdales@btconnect.com01568-797251
Cllr Tony MitchesonBabsMitcheson@aol.com 01568-797170
Cllr Tracy Morristracymorris9@btinternet.com 01568-797892
Cllr David Tilforddavidjtilford@gmail.com 01568-797658
Cllr Kathy Tremainktremain3@gmail.com 01568-797751


(Cllr James-Moore is the Chairman: Cllr Mitcheson is the Vice-Chairman).

Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)~~~~~~ bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com~~~~01568-797132

Cllr Bruce Baker is the Herefordshire Councillor for the Hampton Court Ward (Bruce.Baker@herefordshire.gov.uk).



Date posted: 19/10/2018

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Herefordshire Council Notice
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL'S ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT


To see Herefordshire Council's Annual Performance Report for 2017-18 please click on the 'more details' link below.

Date posted: 17/10/2018
Link: Click here for more details

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Herefordshire Council Notice
WARD COUNCILLOR'S NEWSLETTER (OCTOBER 2018)


The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy, visited the County in mid-September to meet with the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Economy and Corporate Services, along with members of the established business community to discuss and highlight the financial and infrastructure challenges being faced by rural counties, such as here in Herefordshire.

The committee heard at first-hand how the county was supporting local businesses and took this valuable opportunity to share with the select committee the council’s vision and plans for future business development in the county.

You will be aware that the council took the decision in 2017 to participate in the government’s refugee dispersal scheme and to extend our pledge to support the resettlement of 95 Syrian refugees. This decision was not popular in some quarters, but it’s clear the decision was the right one and it’s heartening to hear that these families have settled in and are being made to feel welcome in the county.

The council peer review in February highlighted the fact that our external communications should be more proactive and co-ordinated to better promote the council’s achievements and to increase awareness of its forward vision. To these ends, a new quarterly publication was launched at the end of September, headed ‘Herefordshire Now’.

This publication will provide the council with an outlet to explain its work, its achievements and future ambition. Related articles will also help explain how your council tax is spent and how the council operates in partnership with other outside organisations and local businesses.

The publication will be available digitally, via the council’s web site, along with 5,000 printed copies to be distributed throughout established community outlets, such as council offices, libraries and leisure centres. The printing of the first issue has been at a cost of £499, but advertising revenue should cover the cost of future editions.

The first ‘Parish Council Summit’ is being held on 17th October with all Parish Councillors being invited. The aim of the meeting is to improve the way we work with Parish Councils by sharing our collective knowledge and experience, to address the various challenges we all face and to identify the practical ways to better serve the residents of Herefordshire.

My Ward colleagues and I will be sent a written report following the meeting and your Parish Councils will publish the results of any decisions made during the summit, on their web sites.

You will be aware of the installation of fibre broadband cables throughout the Ward and the company laying the cables is, Complete Utilities. If you have any complaints or queries relating to the installation (but not the actual broadband service) we have been advised that the number to call is: 01452-500 995 or email:
contact@completeutilities.co.uk


Cllr Bruce Baker
Hampton Ward


Date posted: 02/10/2018
Contact Name: Cllr Bruce Baker
Email Address: Bruce.Baker@herefordshire.gov.uk

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Bodenham Parish Council Notice
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS (OCTOBER 2018)


Planning Applications
The following planning applications were considered at the Parish Council Meeting on 3rd September:

  • 181726: Land adjacent to Compton: Proposed erection of 1 no. self-build bungalow with parking; and
  • 182845: Land adjacent to Compton: Proposed erection of 2 no. self-build dwellings with garages and 1 no. self-build bungalow with parking.

  • The Parish Council objected to both applications. The comments made at the Parish Council Meeting can be found in the Parish Council Minutes on the Parish Website at
    http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ParishCouncilMinutes.asp . The comments submitted to Herefordshire Council by the Parish Council and others can be found on
    https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200142/planning_services/planning_application_search.

    Litter Pick - a Date for your Diary
    The next litter pick will take place on Saturday 3rd November. The usual arrangements will apply; i.e.. 10.30am start at Bodenham Parish Hall: equipment provided by Balfour Beatty: free hot soup and rolls in the Parish Hall for all who have collected litter. For more details contact the Parish Clerk, Chris Smith, on 01568-797132 or at
    bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com.

    Playground
    The Parish Council decided against having an official opening ceremony. The new playground has been open since early September. It has a much wider range of facilities than the old one and has a seat for parents/ grandparents to supervise their children/ grandchildren.

    The A417……..
    …… is to be resurfaced in early October between its junctions with Ketch Lane and the C1125. New 40mph roundels with red backgrounds will also be installed in addition to the existing roundels. The Parish Council remains committed to improving road safety in Bodenham. Signage will be improved on the C1125 and C1121 and gateways are planned for the A417 at both ends of the Village.

    Minutes of Parish Council Meetings…….
    ……..can be found on the Parish Council Website at
    http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ParishCouncilMinutes.asp .

    Parish Council Meetings
    Please note that the next meetings of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Mondays 1st October and 5th November at the Siward James Centre. Everyone is most welcome to attend Parish Council meetings and to raise any matters of concern during the slot reserved for this purpose. If you prefer, you can raise matters in advance by contacting Chris Smith, Parish Clerk, on 01568-797132 or by email at
    bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com.

    The Parish Website……
    …….. Is continually updated. The Home Page shows a list of future events in chronological order, as well as the latest notices, Parish Council Minutes, and much more. Find out there about Bodenham past, present and future, local news and crime prevention alerts.
    http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ is the website address. You can also find the Bodenham Newsletter there.

    BODENHAM PARISH COUNCIL 2018-19

    Cllr Alec Averyshalec50@gmail.com01568-797744
    Cllr Tony Clarkkay@rosewood166.plus.com01568-797943
    Cllr Sharon Collinsharon@saffronscross.co.uk01568-797366
    Cllr Jim Cranejimcrane1@gmail.com01568-797095
    Cllr Pam James-Moorepamelajamesmoore@btinternet.com 01568-797330
    Cllr Richard Laytondewdales@btconnect.com01568-797251
    Cllr Tony MitchesonBabsMitcheson@aol.com 01568-797170
    Cllr Tracy Morristracymorris9@btinternet.com 01568-797892
    Cllr David Tilforddavidjtilford@gmail.com 01568-797658
    Cllr Kathy Tremainktremain3@gmail.com 01568-797751


    (Cllr James-Moore is the Chairman: Cllr Mitcheson is the Vice-Chairman).

    Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)~~~~~~ bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com~~~~01568-797132

    Cllr Bruce Baker is the Herefordshire Councillor for the Hampton Court Ward (Bruce.Baker@herefordshire.gov.uk).



    Date posted: 20/09/2018

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    THE CAR WASH AT BACHE'S BARGAINS (FURTHER UPDATE)


    Update from Councillor Bruce Baker

    Following yet more complaints to Herefordshire Council from a resident of Orchard Close, the management team at Bache’s have decided to withdraw permission for the car wash facility at their premises and the operatives have been warned they must cease trading on 30th September.



    Date posted: 15/09/2018

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    'CONCLUSION OF AUDIT' NOTICE'


    You can see/ download the formal 'Notice of Conclusion of Audit' for the Parish Council's Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 by clicking on the 'more details' list below.

    Any questions and/or request for an official copy should be addressed to the Parish Clerk, whose details are below.

    Date posted: 17/08/2018
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dr Christopher Smith (Parish Clerk)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797132
    Email Address: bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    ANNUAL EXTERNAL AUDIT OF PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS


    There is a requirement that, because Section 2 of the Accounting Statements in the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Bodenham Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 have been restated, the amended version should be published on the Parish Website.

    You can see this amended version by clicking on the 'more details' link below.

    Date posted: 20/07/2018
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dr Christopher Smith (Parish Clerk)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797132
    Email Address: bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    RESULT OF THE REFERENDUM ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN


    I attach a copy of the official ‘Declaration of Result of Poll’ giving the outcome of yesterday’s Referendum on the Bodenham Neighbourhood Development Plan. To see it please click on the 'more details' link below.

    I should like to express my most sincere thanks to all those of you who contributed so much, in so many ways and (in some cases) over such a long period of time to our achieving this excellent result.

    Tony Mitcheson


    Date posted: 13/07/2018
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE PLAYGROUND


    THE PLAY AREA WILL BE

    CLOSED

    FROM

    MONDAY 16 JULY

    FOR NEW SURFACING & PLAY EQUIPMENT TO BE INSTALLED

    IT IS HOPED THE NEW PLAY AREA WILL OPEN
    DURING THE THIRD WEEK IN AUGUST



    Chairman
    Bodenham Parish Council



    Date posted: 12/07/2018

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    THE BLANDFORD FLY IS HERE AGAIN!


    The Blandford Fly is on the loose again and has been seen – and felt – in Bodenham.

    Herefordshire Council have issued the following advice on how to protect yourself
    :


    “Herefordshire is set to bask in warm temperatures this bank holiday weekend, and residents and visitors are being reminded to protect themselves against the Blandford Fly.

    The Blandford fly is a 2 to 3mm bloodsucking black fly, which lives near areas of water and gives a particularly nasty and painful bite. The fly normally bites ankles and legs, as it flies low to the ground and is most common during May and June.

    Healthcare professionals have advised that bites can be preventable if the correct precautions are taken.

    There have also been cases of people who have been bitten booking appointments with their GP. While the bites can be uncomfortable, a visit to your GP is usually unnecessary, and your pharmacist should have all the advice and products you need to reduce discomfort and avoid infection.

    Karen Wright, Director of Public Health for Herefordshire, said: “As the weather starts to get warmer, it is likely that we will see more cases of Blandford fly bites across the county.

    “We encourage people to take precautions if they’re out and about on our rivers and streams, especially over the forthcoming bank holiday weekends, by covering up and using a good quality insect repellent. If you do get bitten, it can often feel very uncomfortable with swelling, blistering, joint pain and sometimes a high temperature. However, there’s normally no need to visit a GP.

    “If you do feel unwell after a bite, please call NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacy for advice on how to ease your discomfort. For the majority of people, the symptoms will only last a few days before clearing up.”

    Dr Mike Hearne, Medical Director at Taurus Healthcare Ltd, said: “The Blandford fly tends to cause quite a severe reaction on the skin with prominent swelling and discomfort resulting in significant numbers of people attending their GP surgery or A&E for advice.

    “Prevention by covering up is ideal, but if you do get bitten, follow the advice on the NHS choices website about ‘bites’: elevation of the limb and a cold compress are really important to reduce the swelling. An antihistamine may also help. Often people are concerned about infection, which normally presents with a large red area (often 10cm or more) which appears to spread. This may be associated with a fever or feeling generally unwell.

    “If you are concerned about a bite, please phone 111 or your local GP surgery, and only attend A&E if it is clearly an emergency.”

    For more information, read the
    NHS advice.

    Date posted: 25/05/2018

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – UPDATE (29 MARCH 2018)


    The Parish Council has just received an introductory letter from the independent Examiner of our Neighbourhood Development Plan.

    In this he tells us that he has already started work on looking at all the documentation relating to the Plan and has visited Bodenham to familarise himself with the Parish. He also describes how he proposes to conduct his examination and indicates that his work is likely to be spread over a period of 4-5 weeks.

    You can read the letter by clicking on the 'more details' link below.


    Tony Mitcheson
    For Bodenham Parish Council

    Date posted: 29/03/2018
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT POTHOLES


    Herefordshire Council have announced that:

    “Herefordshire roads badly affected by the recent severe weather will benefit from an additional £1.25m of central government funding for repairs.

    This funding, which totals £1,252,647, will be used to repair more roads, addressing the equivalent of 23,000 potholes and build in protection to help make the county’s roads more resistant to future severe weather.

    Councillor Barry Durkin, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Regulatory Services, said:

    This winter has seen exceptional weather in Herefordshire, and the prolonged freezing temperatures have had a detrimental impact on the county’s roads. We have seen an 84% increase in dangerous potholes and our teams have been working hard to remedy this problem.

    “We welcome this additional central government funding which will be used to enhance our response to the challenges brought by the severe weather
    .”

    You can find the actual press release here.


    Date posted: 27/03/2018

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    Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
    GOOD NEWS ABOUT POTHOLES


    A message from Linzy Outtrim, Stakeholder Manager for Balfour Beatty Living Places:

    “This week we will be commencing a Velocity Patching programme in response to this winter’s escalation in pothole numbers. The Velocity Patcher is designed to fill potholes much faster than conventional methods, and you may have seen it’s recent appearance on BBC’s One Show. We have used Velocity Patching in previous years, especially when the demand for safety repairs escalates, and we’ve found it to be a very useful technique to repair potholes on our more rural roads.

    The system uses high-volume air to remove all dust and debris from a pothole. A cold bitumen emulsion is then fired into every crack to seal the hole before aggregate is fired in at high speed. The process takes only a couple of minutes to repair each hole. There is no excavation, no waste material and the filled hole is ready to drive on immediately. However, it may be necessary to briefly close some roads to allow our crews to work safely.

    The programme is scheduled to last two weeks, with the potential for extension following a review of progress against demand. The programme will start in the north of the County and work will be predominantly on C and U roads in areas with a high density of safety defects.”


    Date posted: 21/02/2018

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – UPDATE (18 FEBRUARY 2018)


    Copies of the representations made to Herefordshire Council in response to the Regulation 16 Consultation on the Bodenham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) are now available. You can find them on Herefordshire Council’s website at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3031/bodenham_neighbourhood_development_plan and also on the Parish Website at http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/evidencebase.asp .

    As you will see, there were 17 such representations – some from Herefordshire Council departments, some from statutory consultees, such as Welsh Water, the Environment Agency and Natural England, one from a local resident, one from Wellington Parish Council and three from developers, one of which contained information indicating an intention to apply for planning consent for up to ten houses at the East end of Millcroft Road.

    Mr Richard High, who has a lot of experience of examining NDPs, notably those of smaller towns and villages (including, for example, Breinton’s Plan), has now been appointed to examine our NDP. All being well, the Examination will start in late March and, although Mr High may make an unannounced visit to Bodenham, we may well hear nothing until we receive his report and recommendations. There are three possible recommendations that he can make – that the Plan is unacceptable in its present form and needs to be extensively revised and resubmitted; that the Plan can go forward to referendum, subject to certain modifications; or that the Plan can go forward to referendum without modification. We await the outcome!


    Tony Mitcheson
    For Bodenham Parish Council

    Date posted: 18/02/2018

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – UPDATE (17 JANUARY 2018)


    Following the Regulation 16 Consultation on our Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), which ended last Thursday (11 January 2018), Herefordshire Council have confirmed that the draft Plan has been recommended to progress to Examination.

    During the Consultation a number of representations were made to Herefordshire Council regarding the Plan and these will shortly be published on Herefordshire Council’s website at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3031/bodenham_neighbourhood_development_plan and also on the Parish Website at http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/neighbourhoodplan.asp .

    The next stage is for Herefordshire Council to apply for three candidate examiners to undertake the Examination. Once they have the three choices, the Parish Council will be able to select their preferred candidate for the task.


    Tony Mitcheson
    For Bodenham Parish Council

    Date posted: 17/01/2018

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    Wye Valley NHS Trust Notice
    USE HEALTH AND CARE SERVICES WISELY


    The following press release was issued by the Wye Valley NHS Trust on 2 January 2018:

    Health and care services in Herefordshire are urging people to look after themselves and their neighbours following a busy start to 2018.

    Pressure on Herefordshire’s health and care services has been significant and unrelenting over the festive and New Year period. As a result, many patients are continuing to experience long waits at the Emergency Department at Hereford County Hospital.

    Jon Barnes, Chief Operating Officer at Wye Valley NHS Trust said: “We traditionally expect high pressure on our services over the festive period and across the New Year holiday. This rise in demand materialised and our Emergency Department remains under extreme pressure.

    “Staff across all services in Herefordshire - health, ambulance, and local authority - are working extremely hard to cope with the demand.

    “We are advising people that they could face long waits in our Emergency Department while we treat those most in need, and we are urging them to consider alternatives to a trip to the Emergency Department - contact their GP practice during open hours or use NHS111 or see a local pharmacy if they are unwell but it’s not an emergency.”

    Dr Ian Tait, GP and Clinical Chair at Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “All partners are working together to ensure people are cared for appropriately.

    “We know there is ongoing pressure on ambulance services, Emergency Department, primary care (GPs) and social care so we are also reminding people to use services considerately during this extremely busy time of year.

    “We also want to encourage people to stay healthy and it’s not too late to get your flu jab if you are pregnant, over 65, a carer, young children or those with certain chronic lung conditions, heart disease, kidney disease and those with weakened immune systems.”

    A ‘Stay Well This Winter’ advertisement was also issued by the Trust over Christmas. To see it please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 04/01/2018
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
    ROAD GRITTING IN BAD WEATHER


    Following the recent bad weather Balfour Beatty Living Places have circulated the following letter about the gritting of roads in the County:

    “Following the recent extreme weather it has come to our attention that there are several rumours circulating regarding gritting routes, responsibilities/ liabilities and use of grit from grit bins.

    Herefordshire Council has identified priority and secondary routes across the county covering almost 600 miles of our roads. These can be found at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/232/winter_gritting_routes/2.

    We monitor the weather forecast constantly and where road temperatures are forecast to be below freezing we grit to ensure maximum efficacy and prevent ice forming on the roads wherever possible, having to prioritise key routes before we are able to service secondary routes. Obviously we have to take into account the likelihood of rain and snow in assessing the frequency of gritting and the level of grit applied. In addition to this, we also use snow contractors around the County, usually local farmers with access to tractors with ploughs attached to clear the more rural roads during heavy snowfall.

    Given the extreme nature of the weather, we have had to use all available resource to concentrate on the A roads and other priority routes. We understand the frustrations that we are unable to grit all roads. but we work to ensure the safety of the general public and so we have to prioritise where our resources will be most effective.

    With regards to salt provided in grit bins, this can be spread by anyone who is able and does not have to be a Balfour Beatty employee. However, the grit provided in the grit bins is for use only on public roads and footways and not for use on private driveways. Spreading this grit does not mean that the person undertaking the spreading is liable if anyone then has an accident, neither does clearing the path outside your property.

    If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards,

    Carys

    Carys Bate
    Locality Liaison Co-ordinator

    Balfour Beatty | Services | Living Places
    T: 01432 261800”

    Date posted: 14/12/2017

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT


    Notice is given that the Audit by Grant Thornton UK LLP of the Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 was concluded on 12 September 2017 and the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statements and the External Auditor Certificate and Report (Annual Return) have been published.

    To see a copy of the Notice please click on the link below. For any further information please contact the Parish Clerk.

    Date posted: 25/09/2017
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dr Christopher Smith (Parish Clerk)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797132
    Email Address: bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    IMPROVING THE PLAYGROUND - CONSULTATION RESULTS


    Bodenham Parish Council is seeking to improve the playground on the Village Green In Bodenham Moor and wanted to obtain the views of as many people living in Bodenham as possible. As part of this consultation process with parishioners a questionnaire was produced which every child in St Michael’s School living in Bodenham was given to give to their parents. The children could complete the questionnaire, too, of course, as could anyone.

    The Consultation ended on 31 July and to see the results please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 19/08/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN


    The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is an objective and strategic view of the rights of way network in the County and looks at how to benefit different types of user.

    The current ROWIP was produced in 2007 with assistance from many individuals, groups and organisations and set out the Council’s priorities for its public path network over a 10 year period. The Council is required to periodically review its plan and to further consult on it in accordance with the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

    The plan has been reviewed and updated, setting out the Council’s five key aims and priorities for its public path network over the next ten years:

  • Enhance health, well-being and enjoyment of life

  • Increase economic prosperity

  • Improve local transport networks and travel choice

  • Provide access for all

  • Increase community involvement

  • The new ROWIP has been drafted with the help of Herefordshire’s Local Access Forum. It is intended that any changes made are light touch, bringing the document up to date and reflecting new aims and priorities. The assessments referred to reflect conclusions drawn from previously collected data that supported the original Plan.

    Let us know what you think

    Herefordshire Council now invite you to contribute to the ROWIP Consultation

    We welcome your comments and feedback. Please read the ROWIP 2017 to 2027, which you can access by clicking on the link below, and then let us know your views.

    You can email herefordshireprow@bblivingplaces.com or write to Balfour Beatty Living Places, Unit 3, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT.

    The consultation closing date is Friday 10 November 2017.

    If you have any questions about the plan, please email herefordshireprow@bblivingplaces.com

    We treat any information you provide as strictly confidential and use it only for the purposes described here. We will not share it with any other parties.

    Thank you.

    Date posted: 18/08/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    REVISED CODE OF CONDUCT


    Herefordshire Council recently revised its Code of Conduct for Councillors and in order to conform with this the Parish Council has revised its own Code accordingly. It adopted this at its Meeting on 3 July 2017.

    To see/ download the revised Code of Conduct please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 03/07/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    CONSULTATION ON IMPROVING THE PLAYGROUND


    Bodenham Parish Council is seeking to improve the playground and wishes to obtain the views of as many people living in Bodenham as possible. As part of this consultation process with parishioners a questionnaire has been produced which every child in St Michael’s School living in Bodenham has been given to give to their parents. The children can complete the questionnaire, too, of course, as can anyone. The more feedback, the better.

    To download the questionnaire please click on the link below and complete the form to let us know what facilities and equipment you would like to see included. Your ideas will help to make this happen in the best possible way. (Instructions for returning questionnaires are at the bottom of the form).

    Please spread the word!

    Date posted: 02/07/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    ANNUAL REPORTS BY CLUBS AND SOCIETIES (MAY 2017)


    The following Reports were received at the Annual Parish Meeting on 8 May 2017:

    Chairman, Bodenham Parish Council
    Bodenham Leisure Club
    Bodenham Christian Fellowship
    Bodenham Community Charity
    Bodenham Flood Protection Group
    Bodenham Women’s Group
    St Michael and All Angels’ Church
    Bodenham Ramblers
    Bodenham Bowling Club.

    To see them please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 28/05/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING (8 MAY 17)


    The unconfirmed Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 8 May 2017 are now available. To see them please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 28/05/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING (8 MAY 2017)


    The unconfirmed Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting on 8 May 2017 are now available. To see them please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 28/05/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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      Notice
    ‘427 CLUB’ FRIDAY MINIBUS TO LEOMINSTER


    The minibus linking Bodenham, Risbury and Stoke Prior with Leominster will continue to run on Fridays, after an initial successful six months. This is an initiative which has been set up between the Parish Councils and Leominster Town Council - it operates as a club for members, and is run by Community Wheels in Leominster.

    To use the service you must join as a member of the ‘427 Club’, which costs £12.50 for six months (starting 1 April), and must book a seat.

    Although the minibus runs to the old 427 timetable, you must book your journeys in advance, but you will be able to make a regular advance booking for Fridays.

    Fares are £5 return from Bodenham, £3 return from Risbury, and £2 return from Stoke Prior, payable on the bus.

    To join the 427 Club and book your journeys, telephone Community Wheels on 01568-615785 or email communitywheels@hvoss.org.uk
    Philip Brown

    For full details, including the timetable, please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 03/04/2017
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above
    Email Address: See above

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS UPDATE (OCT 2016)


    PURPOSE OF BRIEFING

    This briefing is to provide an up to date picture of the position in Herefordshire in relation to Syrian refugees, general asylum dispersal and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC). Please see previous briefing notes for further background detail.

    If you require any further clarification please get in touch via the refugee support email refugeesupport@herefordshire.gov.uk.


    OVERVIEW

    Syrian Refugee Programme

    In anticipation of the arrival of our first cohort of 29 refugees in late November 2016, we have now agreed the families who will be arriving in Herefordshire with the West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership.

    Refugee Action has successfully recruited a Hereford resettlement manager and two Hereford resettlement workers, along with a strong cohort of volunteers. The Hereford team is due to start by the week commencing 21 November and training for volunteers will also be completed by early November. Experienced colleagues from other areas of Refugee Action have been planning with local colleagues for the November arrival and will support the new Hereford team through this time.

    All of the November arrivals will be housed in private sector accommodation located in Hereford or its immediate vicinity.

    Any further updates or specific requests for support will be posted on our newsroom. Please ensure you have subscribed to the newsfeed to receive these updates by entering your email address in the ‘subscribe to email and RSS page updates’ box in the top right hand corner.

    Asylum Dispersal Scheme

    The government is expecting councils, including Herefordshire, to join the asylum dispersal scheme and is seeking agreements with increasing urgency. At this stage Herefordshire has not agreed to be part of the scheme. There is a meeting scheduled for the end of November with the Home Office and the West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership to discuss the challenges that asylum dispersal would present in Herefordshire.

    Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

    The council is planning for the arrival of up to five UASCs due to be transferred to Herefordshire before Christmas, including those being transferred as part of the current relocation process at Calais. We continue to advertise for foster carers and supportive lodgings, as well as making arrangements for the provision of shared accommodation for those who are 16 plus and able to manage more independently.

    Community Cohesion / Engagement Event

    Hereford Diocese hosted another community, faith and volunteers meeting on 5 October. This was well attended and gave opportunity for an update from the council and Refugee Action. There was positive engagement and conversation between all parties, although there are some concerns around community cohesion, which Neville Meredith is working to address with colleagues in the police and Refugee Action.



    Ewen Archibald
    Lead officer for refugees and asylum seekers


    Date posted: 10/11/2016

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    CONFIRMATION OF LADYWELL LANE AS A PROW


    Herefordshire Council have confirmed that Ladywell Lane is to be recorded as a public footpath. To see the details and map please click on the link below.

    The BM number is not yet known, but has been requested.

    Date posted: 28/10/2016
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE PARISH MEETING (9 MAY 2016)


    It is customary for the Chairman of the Parish Council to present a report on the Council’s work over the past year to the Annual Parish Meeting held on the second Monday of each May. At the same Meeting local clubs, societies and other groups in the Parish also present reports on their own activities over the same period.

    The Reports presented on Monday, 9 May 2016 can be read and/or downloaded by clicking on the link below. They were from:

  • Chairman, Bodenham Parish Council~~~~~~~Page 1

  • Bodenham Christian Fellowship~~~~~~~~~~ Page 2

  • The Bodenham Community Charity~~~~~~~~Page 5

  • Bodenham Flood Protection Group~~~~~~~~~ Page 6

  • Bodenham Leisure Club~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Page 13

  • Bodenham Ramblers~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Page 14

  • St Michael & All Angels' Church, Bodenham~~~~ Page 15

  • Bodenham Tennis Club~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Page 16

  • Bodenham Womens' Group~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Page 17



  • Date posted: 10/05/2016
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Notice
    CHECK YOUR HOME IS FIRE SAFE!


    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service provide advice to everyone and for the more vulnerable such as the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility the Service offers a free of charge fire safety check in the home.

    As its name suggests, a Home Fire Safety Check involves representatives from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service calling by at your home to offer safety advice specific to your household and personal circumstances.

    During the visit, they will check your smoke alarms and install new ones if needed. They will ensure that you are doing all that you can to avoid the risk of a fire in your home and will also help you work out an escape plan in the event of fire.

    We would urge anyone who might be vulnerable themselves or knows an elderly family member, friend or neighbour who lives on their own or has reduced mobility who might benefit from a visit, to get in touch using the number below and request one on their behalf.

    To see if you qualify for a FREE Home Fire Safety Check contact the Community Risk team on 0800 032 1155 quoting reference PN14.

    Note that those doing the Homes Fire Safety Checks will always make an appointment in advance of their visit, and will always carry identification which they will be very happy to show you.

    Date posted: 05/12/2015

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NEW PARISH COUNCIL STANDING ORDERS


    At its Meeting on Monday, 3rd December 2012 the Parish Council adopted new Standing Orders, a copy of which can be seen and/or downloaded by clicking on the link below.

    Date posted: 09/12/2012
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    PARISH COUNCIL CODE OF CONDUCT


    Chapter 7 of Part 1 of the Localism Act 2011 made provision for a new standards regime which came into force on 1 July 2012. This places on authorities, such as district and parish councils, a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by their members and co-opted members and requires them each to adopt a code of conduct and to put in place arrangements to deal with any allegations of failure to comply with that code.

    Herefordshire Council has revised its Code of Conduct to comply with the new legislation and has encouraged parish councils to base their own codes of conduct on this. This is because any complaint about an alleged infringement of a parish council code of conduct is dealt with by Herefordshire Council, and not by the parish council concerned, and so, by having similar codes in force across the County, the handling of complaints is made quicker and simpler.

    Accordingly, at its Meeting on 6 August 2012 Bodenham Parish Council adopted a new Code of Conduct, closely based on that of Herefordshire Council, which you can see by clicking on the link below.

    Details of the new complaints procedure can also be found at
    http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/council_gov_democracy/36346.asp

    Date posted: 25/08/2012
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dr Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797132
    Email Address: fork.lightning@gmail.com

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    REGISTER OF PARISH COUNCILLORS' INTERESTS


    Section 30 of the Localism Act 2011 provides that a member or co-opted member of a relevant authority, such as a Parish Council, must notify any disclosable pecuniary interests to the authority’s monitoring officer, in Bodenham’s case the Monitoring Officer of Herefordshire Council. This part of the new standards regime came into force on 1 July 2012.

    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests are defined in the Schedule to The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 as being pecuniary interests covering:

  • employment, office, trade, profession or vocation;

  • sponsorship;

  • contracts with the relevant authority;

  • land;

  • licences to occupy land;

  • corporate tenancies;

  • beneficial interests in securities.


  • In addition to their own interests, members are required to declare the interests of their spouse or civil partner, of any person with whom they are living as husband and wife, or of any person with whom they are living as if they were civil partners.

    Each member’s declaration of interests is available for public inspection and those for the members of Bodenham Parish Council are recorded in Herefordshire Council’s Register of Members’ Disclosable Interests. You can find this on the Council’s website at
    http://herefordshire2.moderngov.co.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=661&LS=3
    or by clicking on the link below.

    Date posted: 25/08/2012
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dr Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797132
    Email Address: fork.lightning@gmail.com

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