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NOTICE BOARD - LATEST NOTICES

Herefordshire Council Notice
FREE PARKING FOR CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND SHOPPING


Late night Christmas shopping begins in Hereford on Wednesday, 20 November. Council car parks in Hereford city centre, on street pay & display and the Old Market car park will be free for shoppers after 4pm for late night Christmas shopping on Wednesday 20, 27 November and 4, 11 and 18 December. There will be a range of shops open late including Maylord shopping centre, the Old Market, High Town and the surrounding area.

These concessions do not apply to Friars Street car park or any private car parks in the city centre, except the Old Market.

Herefordshire Council has also been working with Leominster Town Councils to offer free parking in council car parks for various events, including:


  • Ledbury Christmas lights switch on: Saturday 23 November
  • Leominster Small Business Saturday: Saturday 7 December
  • Leominster Victorian Street Market: Saturday 14 December


  • You can see full details of Christmas markets and other events at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/article/897/free_parking_for_christmas_events_and_late_night_shopping



    Date posted: 12/11/2019

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    Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
    ROAD CLOSURE - LAYSTONE BRIDGE, MARDEN


    C1122 – Laystone Bridge, Marden (C1122 from C1120 to Wellington Crossing)

    Parapet wall repair.

    Traffic lights are in operation up until Monday, 25 November 2019.


    Then full road closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 25 November until 17.00 hours on Friday, 20 December..

    Date posted: 08/11/2019

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    PARISH NEWSLETTER (NOVEMBER 2019)


    The November 2019 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: 01/11/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    ADVANCE NOTICE - NFM COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING


    You are invited to the Second Bodenham Brooks NFM Community Group Meeting which will be held from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, 28 November at the Siward James Centre.

    The Meeting will cover the following agenda items:

  • Update on the NFM Project
  • Update on Bodenham Brooks Catchment
  • Catchment Delivery Plan
  • Monitoring
  • AOB


  • All are welcome to attend the Meeting. If you wish to do so, please let Bethany Lewis know at Bethany.lewis@herefordshire.gov.uk or on 01432-260739 or 07792-880030.


    Date posted: 26/10/2019

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    NFM RAINFALL MONITORING TRAINING SESSION


    As part of the River Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project (https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/nfm) river and rainfall monitoring stations have been installed in each of the seven NFM catchment areas. For the Bodenham area the rain gauge is at Pencombe.

    Data collected from these monitoring stations will help us better understand how the rivers respond to rainfall events and how we can use NFM measures to reduce the flood risk. As this is a community focused project, data collected from these monitoring stations is publicly available on the TimeView website (see details below).

    Website: www.timeview2.net
    User name: Wye and Lugg NFM Project
    Password: slowtheflow

    If you would like to learn more about our river and rainfall monitoring programme, including an interactive training session on how to use the TimeView website, then please come along to our river and rainfall monitoring community training session on Wednesday 13th November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Leominster Library, 8 Buttercross, Leominster, HR6 8BN.

    As places are limited, please can you book onto this training session by contacting Bethany Lewis at Bethany.lewis@herefordshire.gov.uk or on 01432-260739 or 07792-880030.


    Date posted: 24/10/2019
    Contact Name: Bethany Lewis
    Contact Tel: See above
    Email Address: Bethany.lewis@herefordshire.gov.uk

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    PARISH COUNCIL NEWS (NOVEMBER 2019)


    The Next Litter Pick………….
    ………. will take place on Saturday, 2nd November. The usual arrangements will apply; i.e. 10.30 start at Bodenham Parish Hall; equipment provided by Balfour Beatty and the Parish Council; 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. In 2020 litter picks will be held on Saturdays ,21st March and 7th November.


    Planning Applications
    The following planning applications came before the Parish Council at its October Meeting, namely:

  • - 192594: Church Cottage, Church Walk: Proposed single storey rear extension and pitched roof to existing garage. This was an amended application. The Parish Council reiterated its objected to the application.
  • - 193255: Bodenham Primary School: Proposal to fell one cupressus leylandii. The Parish Council made no objection to this application, which was made by the Parish Council. (A planning application is necessary for tree works in a conservation area).


  • Bodenham’s Speed Indicator Device (the SID)…..
    ……has been seen around Bodenham in four locations for the last nine years. It was deployed in overt mode opposite Wynmoor on the C1125 facing South (i.e. towards the Post Office) over the period 5 - 15 September 2019. The data below is based on 6,968 vehicles over 10 days.

    In this location drivers are emerging from the narrow section of road outside the Post Office and tending to accelerate. 22.2% did so, while 21.6% maintained a steady speed, and 56.2% slowed to some degree.

    Of the 1,266 (18.2%) drivers who entered the SID ‘zone’ already travelling at over 35mph, i.e. well above the speed limit, 159 (12.6%) were accelerating further when they left it, while 879 (69.4%) slowed to some extent and the remainder did not change speed.

    49.4% of drivers exceeded the speed limit on approaching the SID (the highest speed was 62mph). 38.6% exceed the speed limit on exiting the SID zone (the highest speed was 64mph). So, the SID appears to have reduced the speed of 10.8% of drivers. The figures for drivers exceeding 35mph were 18.2% and 13.0% respectively, so only 5.2% of these drivers reduced their speed.

    Please send comments to the Parish Clerk on these figures and on the general value of the SID, which is ageing and may need to be replaced soon (which will be expensive).

    A more extensive report on the SID appears as a notice entitled ‘Road Safety in Bodenham Moor’ under ‘Latest Notices’ on the Home Page of this Website and also in the November edition of the Newsletter.


    Reporting Potholes and Other Defects
    Every year a tour of Bodenham is carried out by a few Councillors and the Balfour Beatty Locality Steward to identify any defects such as blocked drains, invisible or damaged road signs, worn road markings and surfaces. The outcome of the recent Parish Tour is reported in the October Parish Council Minutes (once they have been confirmed – see http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ParishCouncilMinutes.asp). Most of the identified problems are quickly resolved by Balfour Beatty. However, defects - especially potholes and blocked drains - occur frequently in between parish tours and can be reported by anyone. The Herefordshire Council website has a reporting tool at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/report-it which is very easy to use. https://www.fixmystreet.com is a national site and is even easier to use: it uses the Ordnance Survey map, which is more accurate. It will forward a report to Herefordshire Council about any problem reported within a Herefordshire postcode.


    The Previous Two Editions of Parish Council News asked…….
    ….. Is anyone prepared to……..
    …….organise/join an small group to keep the playground tidy?
    …….organise/join an small group to keep the weeds in the gutters at bay ?

    One kind person from Siward James Close volunteered to sweep the leaves in the Playground from time to time, but no one else has volunteered and no one has come forward about the weeds in the gutters.

    Parish Council Facebook Page.
    The Parish Council now has a Facebook page to complement the Website. Click ‘bodenham parish council’ and press ‘LIKE’. The Parish Website address is www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/.


    Keep up to Date with Local Issues - Sign Up for the Mailing List
    An increasing number of residents are joining the mailing list, through which the Parish Council sends important updates to local residents by email with information about such things as roadworks, weather warnings and local events. Nevertheless, there are currently fewer residents signed up than we would like and still fewer proportionately than on Stoke Prior’s list (which Bodenham residents can join, if they wish).If you would like to join the list, email Chris Smith at bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com. You won’t be deluged with email, your personal details will not be passed on to anyone else and you 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.. Latest highlights from the unconfirmed minutes of the October Meeting include:

  • a feasibility study has been received from Balfour Beatty/ Herefordshire Council for putting in a pavement to fill the gap between the pavement along the England’s Field development and Ash Grove Road. This will be discussed at the next Parish Council Meeting on 2nd November.
  • no date has been set for the rebuilding and reopening of the bridge between the churchyard and the metal bridge across the River Lugg. A date of Summer 2020 has been unofficially suggested. (It has been reported that some people are ignoring the barriers. They would be wise to look at the photographs of the crumbling bridge).
  • the Parish Council has set the Precept for 2020-21 at £15,000, which is the same as 2019-20. This figure is about average per household for parishes in Herefordshire and is much lower than at least one neighbouring parish.
  • …… and much more, including a report from Herefordshire Councillor John Harrington.


  • Parish Council Meetings
    Please note that the next Meetings of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Mondays 4th November and 2nd 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, addresses to go to, 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 2019-20


    Cllr Alec Averyshalec50@gmail.com01568-797744
    Cllr Sharon Collinsharon@saffronscross.co.uk01568-797366
    Cllr Jim Crane (Vice-Chairman)jimcrane1@gmail.com01568-797095
    Cllr Pam James-Moore (Chairman)pamelajamesmoore@btinternet.com 01568-797330
    Cllr Richard Laytondewdales@btconnect.com01568-797251
    Cllr Sue MaxwellSMaxwellSAM@aol.com 01568-707946
    Cllr Tracy Morristracymorris9@btinternet.com 01568-797892
    Cllr Claire Pickardclairespickard@gmail.com07717-171272
    Cllr David Tilforddavidjtilford@gmail.com 01568-797658
    Cllr Kathy Tremainktremain3@gmail.com 01568-797751
        
    Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com 01568-797132


    Cllr John Harrington – John.Harrington@herefordshire.gov.uk - is the Herefordshire Councillor for the Hampton Ward.

    Date posted: 19/10/2019

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    ROAD SAFETY IN BODENHAM MOOR


    Everyone who uses the C1125 through Bodenham Moor will be aware that there is a particularly hazardous section where the road narrows between the Post Office and Baches. Worryingly, with increased traffic using the road, a number of ‘near misses’ have been reported in the last few months.

    This is partly because the lack of a pavement places pedestrians at risk, partly because there is poor visibility for drivers in both directions along this stretch, partly because this is made worse by customers parking outside and opposite the Post Office and Hair Affair, and partly because too many drivers using the road are, quite simply, driving too fast.

    Over the past few years the Parish Council has tried to improve matters by pursuing various measures, such as the installation of a chicane to slow traffic and/ or a pavement to protect pedestrians However, visibility is too poor to allow the former and the road is too narrow to permit the latter. Additional road markings and ‘road narrows’ signs have also been proposed to Herefordshire Council without success. Nevertheless, an important contribution has been made by Baches to tackle the problem of inconsiderate parking; they have offered free and unrestricted parking in their car park and
    all Post Office and Hair Affair customers are asked to use this facility and NOT to park on either side of the roadway unless absolutely unavoidable.

    As already suggested, however, the basic problem here – as elsewhere in the Parish - is speeding and to tackle this the Parish Council has for the past nine years regularly deployed its speed indicator device (SID) opposite ‘Wynmoor’ (about 130 metres North of the Post Office). This monitors traffic either heading South from the Village Green into the road narrows, or leaving the narrows and going North towards the Green. The SID is designed simply to ‘educate’ passing drivers by showing them their speed and, when that is above the 30mph speed limit, encouraging them to slow down.

    The data recorded by the SID has always been reported to the Parish Council, but has never before been published more widely. It does, however, illustrate the extent of the speeding problem at the Post Office, as elsewhere in Bodenham, and the data from the two most recent deployments opposite ‘Wynmoor’ can serve as examples:

    a. 12 –21 July 2019 – Vehicles Travelling South from the Village Green towards the Post Office

      Exceeded the speed limit45.5%
      Exceeded 35mph16.4%
      50% were travelling at or above30 mph
      25% were travelling at or above33 mph
      15% were travelling at or above36 mph


    b. 5 – 15 September 2019– Vehicles Travelling North towards the Village Green after passing the Post Office

      Exceeded the speed limit49.4%
      Exceeded 35mph18.2%
      50% were travelling at or above30 mph
      25% were travelling at or above34 mph
      15% were travelling at or above36 mph


    These are absolutely typical figures for this SID location. For nearly 50% of drivers to be exceeding the speed limit is unacceptable in any circumstances, and especially so on such a dangerous stretch of road. Furthermore, although many may be using the C1125 to get between the A417, Sutton and beyond, it is obvious that an even higher proportion are likely to be local residents and that the problem cannot simply be blamed on ‘through traffic’.
    Whenever you drive on the C1125 within Bodenham Moor – or indeed anywhere on the Parish’s 30mph limited roads - please observe the speed restriction at all times and don’t wait for the SID to tell you to slow down.

    Date posted: 29/09/2019

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    PARISH COUNCIL NEWS (OCTOBER 2019)


    Planning Applications
    Only one planning application came before the Parish Council at its September meeting, namely:

  • 192594: Church Cottage, Church Walk: Proposed single storey rear extension and pitched roof to existing garage. The Parish Council objected strongly to this application.


  • Dog Fouling: an Update
    The Parish Council authorised the strimming of the footpath next to The Pigeon House. Subsequently fresh dog poo was found on the newly strimmed area! Please be vigilant and report anyone responsible for not clearing up after their dog. Also, you may notice areas on footpaths marked with spray paint. This indicates that dog poo has been seen there. If it is still there and you are feeling public-spirited, perhaps you could clear it up. And, if you carry a can of spray paint with you ……….


    Hedges
    After receiving representations, the Parish Council requests that residents trim hedges overhanging pavements. The Parish Council has made a request to Herefordshire Council to cut hedges on both the C1121 and the A417. On the latter road vehicles have lost wing mirrors near Isle of Rhea as a result hitting overhanging hedges at speed.


    Is anyone prepared to……..
    …….organise/join a small group to keep the playground tidy?
    …….organise/join a small group to keep the weeds in the gutters at bay ?


    Parish Council Facebook Page.
    The Parish Council now has a Facebook page to complement the Website. Click ‘bodenham parish council’ and press ‘LIKE’. The Website address is www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/.


    The Next Litter Pick………….
    ………. will take place on Saturday, 2nd November. The usual arrangements will apply; i.e.. 10.30 start at Bodenham Parish Hall: equipment provided by Balfour Beatty and the Parish Council: 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. In 2020 litter picks will be held on Saturdays 21st March and 7th November.


    Keep up to Date with Local Issues - Sign Up for the Mailing List
    The Parish Council sends important updates to local residents by email with information about such things as roadworks, weather warnings and local events. There are currently fewer residents signed up than we would like and far fewer proportionately than on Stoke Prior’s list. If you would like to join the list, email Chris Smith at bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com. You won’t be deluged with email, your personal details will not be passed on to anyone else and you 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. Latest highlights from the September Minutes include:

  • a waste bin has been ordered, which will be installed outside the School;
  • a quotation has been accepted for installing a concrete path from Brockington Road to the playground gate;
  • the Parish Council has submitted a planning application to fell the large cupressus leylandii in the car park opposite the School;
  • …… and much more, including a report from Herefordshire Councillor John Harrington.


  • Parish Council Meetings
    Please note that the next Meetings of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Mondays 7th October and 4th 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 2019-20


    Cllr Alec Averyshalec50@gmail.com01568-797744
    Cllr Sharon Collinsharon@saffronscross.co.uk01568-797366
    Cllr Jim Crane (Vice-Chairman)jimcrane1@gmail.com01568-797095
    Cllr Pam James-Moore (Chairman)pamelajamesmoore@btinternet.com 01568-797330
    Cllr Richard Laytondewdales@btconnect.com01568-797251
    Cllr Sue MaxwellSMaxwellSAM@aol.com 01568-707946
    Cllr Tracy Morristracymorris9@btinternet.com 01568-797892
    Cllr Claire Pickardclairespickard@gmail.com07717-171272
    Cllr David Tilforddavidjtilford@gmail.com 01568-797658
    Cllr Kathy Tremainktremain3@gmail.com 01568-797751
        
    Chris Smith (Parish Clerk)bodenhampcclerk@gmail.com 01568-797132


    Cllr John Harrington – John.Harrington@herefordshire.gov.uk - is the Herefordshire Councillor for the Hampton Ward.



    Date posted: 19/09/2019

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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 2019, together with the associated Annual Governance Statement, 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: 11/09/2019
    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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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    THE HEREFORDSHIRE LOCAL ACCESS FORUM


    Did you know that there are more miles of Public Rights of Way (2,113m) across Herefordshire than there are miles of road (2,020m)? This includes long distance promoted routes, loop walks and self-guided trails.

    The Herefordshire Local Access Forum (HLAF) is a statutory advisory body that helps Herefordshire Council in this task. The Forum provides views and advice to the Council and other organisations, such as Government departments, Natural England, Forestry Commission, English Heritage and Sport England.

    The Forum is currently looking for Herefordshire residents, or others with a strong interest in using rights of way or views on how access to the countryside should be managed, to become new members.

    The Forum meets twice a year, with training and development sessions in between each meeting, and members volunteer to serve for a three-year term. While the post is unpaid, reasonable expenses incurred while carrying out duties are reimbursed.

    If you are interested in helping shape rights of way in the future, call 01432-261800 to arrange a chat with the Public Rights of Way Team Leader.


    To see the Herefordshire Council press release please click here.

    For further information visit the HLAF website at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200242/public_rights_of_way/681/herefordshire_local_access_forum.


    Date posted: 30/08/2019

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    Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
    EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF BODENHAM FOOT BRIDGE


    Balfour Beatty have notified that, following an inspection by their Bridge Team, an emergency closure has been placed on the footpath bridge behind (i.e. South of) Bodenham Church and before the foot bridge over the River Lugg. This is because cracks in the base of the bridge and areas of concrete that have collapsed from its underside have made the bridge unsafe.

    Notices will also be placed on the adjoining footpaths (BM5, BM6, BM7 and BM14) to alert users and it has been tweeted on Hereford Highways Twitter feed.

    Balfour Beatty have not yet announced for how long the closure will be in effect.

    To see the images issued by Balfour Beatty please click on the ‘more details’ link below.


    Date posted: 23/08/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Environment Agency Notice
    ABSTRACTION OF WATER - NEW LEGISLATION


    The Environment Agency have notified that the Law is changing for people who abstract water. Previously exempt water users may now have to apply for a licence.

    Changes to abstraction licensing means that if you abstract more than 20 metres3 per day, you now need a licence. If you are a collection of houses on one borehole supply, or a farm or business that takes water from watercourses (rivers, streams, springs) or pumps from the ground, you need a licence.

    The new rules will better protect the environment by helping to balance the needs of water users, whilst also protecting water supplies and the plants and animals that rely on them.

    To see an Environment Agency newsletter providing the latest update on new rules on water use and abstraction licensing, please click on the ‘more details’ link below. As mentioned in the newsletter the Environment Agency now have an online information page about this, which they will keep updated on a regular basis. The link to this page is https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/environment-and-business/removing-previously-exempt-abstraction-activities/.

    To help promote this information the Environment Agency have also published a poster, which you can find here.

    If you would like to discuss any aspect of this further, the Environment Agency ask you to please call 03708 506 506 and ask for the ‘New Authorisations hotline’, or email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk stating ‘New Authorisations’ in the email subject to find out more.


    Date posted: 17/08/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    NEW ‘UNDERSTANDING HEREFORDSHIRE’ WEBSITE


    Herefordshire Council have launched a new ‘Understanding Herefordshire’ website. This provides information about the County and its people and places and replaces the old ‘Facts and Figures about Herefordshire’ website.

    It includes information on the factors that affect health and well-being, such as population numbers, lifestyle choices, housing, the economy and the environment.

    The data held on the site is useful for anyone needing to complete funding bids, business plans, strategies and school projects.

    To view the ‘Understanding Herefordshire’ website visit https://understanding.herefordshire.gov.uk


    Date posted: 15/08/2019

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    HEREFORD BYPASS & SOUTHERN LINK ROAD DECISION


    The decision has been published today (subject to call-in)

    THAT:

    a) all work on the Southern Link Road be paused, a review of the project to determine next steps be undertaken, and work on the South Wye Transport Package active travel measures be continued;

    b) all work on the Hereford by-pass be paused, a review of the project to determine next steps be undertaken, and work on the Hereford Transport Package active travel measures be continued; and

    c) the acting director for economy and place be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to scope the review work for both road schemes within a budget of £50k (Southern Link Road) and £70k (Hereford By-pass) to inform a further decision in this calendar year.

    Details about the decision can be found on the council website at:
    http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/mgDelegatedDecisions.aspx?bcr=1

    To see a copy of the letter that has been posted/ emailed today to people who have shown an interest in the road schemes please click on the ‘more details’ link below.


    Date posted: 09/08/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    WAR MEMORIAL AWARDED LISTED BUILDING STATUS


    Historic England have just notified the Parish Council that, following consultation with the Council and the relevant statutory bodies, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Bodenham War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

    The Memorial is now listed at Grade II and the listing can be found on the Historic England website at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1462186

    Herefordshire Council, as the local planning authority, will now be preparing the statutory notices required under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

    In its response to the Consultation, the Parish Council provided Historic England with photographs of the War Memorial, of the Order of Service for the Dedication of the Memorial on 19 March 1921 and of the Service itself. In particular, they reported to Historic England the tradition that the famous Armistice hymn ‘O Valiant Hearts’, written by Sir John Stanhope Arkwright, was sung to its famous tune for only the second time at the Dedication Service. Historic England have noted this, but, because the tradition is not supported by any source evidence, could not include it in the List Entry. However, if the necessary evidence can be found, it may be submitted to be included in the List Entry at a later date.



    Date posted: 09/06/2019

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    TRAFFIC HAZARD IN BODENHAM MOOR


    Parking outside and opposite the Post Office and Hair Affair in Bodenham Moor is becoming a traffic hazard with increased traffic along the C1125 Hereford road. Worryingly, a number of ‘near misses’ have been reported in the last few months.

    Baches have offered free and unrestricted parking in their car park for Post Office and Hair Affair customers.
    Please use this facility and do not park on the roadway on either side of the road unless absolutely unavoidable.

    Date posted: 19/05/2019

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER


    The Herefordshire River Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project is one of 26 catchment scale projects funded by the recent £15m DEFRA allocation for NFM projects in England

    Within Herefordshire the Project is working with landowners and communities in seven catchment areas, of which Bodenham is one. The aim is to design ways in which the community can work together to reduce flood risk, while also delivering wider benefits such as improvements to water quality and enhanced biodiversity.

    If you would like to see a copy of the first issue of a regular newsletter designed to keep communities up to date with the Project’s progress and to share opportunities to get involved, please click on the ‘more details’ link below

    Date posted: 08/04/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    HEREFORDSHIRE NOW (MARCH EDITION)


    The March edition of Herefordshire Now, Herefordshire Council’s quarterly publication to share news and information about council services with residents, is now available.

    It features articles on the LEGO Brick History Exhibition at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, support for parents, developments to encourage economic growth, the Council's joint campaign with Wye Valley NHS Trust to encourage the return of medical equipment and the success of a recent council takeover day involving local young people. The centre pages of the issue provide a guide to Council Tax.

    To read and/or download a copy please go to https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/herefordshirenow.


    Date posted: 03/03/2019

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    WARD COUNCILLOR'S NEWSLETTER (FEBRUARY 2019)


    This must be my final Ward Newsletter before the Herefordshire County Council elections on 2nd May. A period of political ‘Purdah’ comes into force on or about 12th March and selected candidates for election, including sitting Members, have been advised not to openly campaign, except by way of official literature, between that date and 2nd May and as most local newsletter editors will be publishing their April editions after 12th March, I’m prevented from going into print.

    It’s been a pleasure to represent you over the past four years and I’ve done my best to help and assist with your various problems and concerns during this time, and for the most part, I think I’ve succeeded. However, I’ll still be available to offer and help or advice between now and 2nd May.

    I’ve tried to attend most of your regular Parish Council meetings, which has given me the opportunity to meet many local residents and I’ve attempted to make my monthly newsletters informative and interesting, without being overtly political.

    An additional election will be held on 2nd May to elect your Parish Council and details of the candidates will be published locally and on your Parish Council web sites. If you need any information regarding these elections, such as transport, polling station addresses or postal votes etc., please drop me an email or give me a call.

    With best wishes


    Cllr Bruce Baker
    Hampton Ward
    07748-387331
    bruce.baker@herefordshire.gov.uk

    Date posted: 07/02/2019

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    WOULD YOU LIKE AN OUTDOOR GYM IN BODENHAM?



    Would you like to see an Outdoor Gym in Bodenham?

    The Parish Council wants to find out whether Bodenham residents would welcome the installation of adult exercise equipment in the village.

    Please let us have your views by clicking on the ‘more details’ link below to download a short questionnaire.

    Leaflets and questionnaires are also available from Bodenham Post Office, Saffrons Garage and various other locations around the village.


    Date posted: 30/01/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Council Notice
    THE NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT PROJECT


    The following description of the Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project is taken from Herefordshire Council’s recent letter to the Parish Council:

    The Herefordshire Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management (NFM) project is one of 24 catchment scale projects funded by the recent £15m DEFRA allocation for NFM projects in England (funding secured until 31 March 2021). It is one of four catchment scale projects in the Environment Agency West Midlands area together with three community scale NFM projects. The project has four main objectives:

  • Reduce flood risk to local communities;

  • Gather evidence and develop our knowledge around NFM where there are currently gaps;

  • Engage communities around NFM and develop partnerships; and

  • Deliver wider benefits, e.g. water quality, enhanced biodiversity, socio economic benefits.


  • The Project’s initial focus will be around bringing NFM into key Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) schemes, as well as working in seven priority sub-catchments which experience both local flooding and water quality issues:

  • Cheaton / Cogwell / Ridgemoor Brook system (above Leominster and Frome);

  • Tedstone Brook (above Bromyard);

  • Dulas Brook (above Ewyas Harold);

  • Pentaloe Brook (above Mordiford);

  • The Red, Norton and Twyford Brook system (above Rotherwas, Hereford);

  • The Bodenham and Millcroft Brooks (above Bodenham); and

  • Brimfield Brook (above Brimfield and Orleton).


  • Herefordshire Council are the lead organisation for the Project, working in partnership with the Environment Agency and other key delivery partners, including but not limited to, Severn Rivers Trust and the Wye and Usk Foundation to ensure the Project is delivered successfully. Mrs Bethany Lewis has been employed by Herefordshire Council as the Project Officer and is therefore the main point of contact for this Project. To help local delivery, Severn Rivers Trust and the Wye and Usk Foundation will be employing Catchment Advisors who will be engaging with landowners and advising them as to how they can use natural processes.

    NFM is based around the principle of working with natural processes to help slow down the flow of water, aiming to hold the water back in the upper reaches of the catchment to help reduce the risk of flooding to downstream communities. NFM can involve a variety of things including; working with farmers to help improve their land management practices with the aim of increasing soil infiltration, installing attenuation features (e.g. ponds and wetlands), and building leaky woody structures which help slow the flow of water down the channel. The two videos below help demonstrate this idea.

    http://www.highwaterfilm.co.uk/

    http://www.highwaterfilm.co.uk/library/

    It is really important to get communities involved with the Project and it is therefore planned to set up NFM Community Groups within the catchments who will draw on their local knowledge to help guide the Project. The NFM Community Group would be made up of local resident and key delivery organisations, e.g. Herefordshire Council, Flood Action Group, Catchment Advisors, Environment Agency and key landowners.

    As part of the Defra funding requirement the Project must also gather evidence on the benefits and impacts of NFM. A monitoring plan is therefore being produced for the Project which includes things like river flow and level monitoring and soil monitoring. It is also hoped to set up some citizen science projects which will rely on volunteers, e.g. fixed point photography monitoring of watercourses responses to flooding or wildlife and habitat studies. The details of these monitoring plans are still being finalised, however it would be great to draw on local knowledge and interests to set up these citizen science projects.

    In order to inform the communities about the Project and encourage community engagement ‘project launch’ events will be organised in each of the catchments. The project launch event for the Bodenham & Millcroft brooks catchment was held on the evening of Wednesday, 23th January 2019 at the Siward James Centre Bodenham, HR1 3LS and was attended by about 35 local residents.

    To see the poster and a map of the twin catchment areas of the Millcroft and Moor Brooks, which are the focus for the Bodenham part of the overall NFM Project, please click on the ‘more details’ link below.

    You can also see Herefordshire Council’s press release by going to https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/article/717/natural_flood_management_project_heads_to_bodenham.


    Date posted: 12/01/2019
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Balfour Beatty Living Places Notice
    INFORMATION ABOUT GRITTING AND ROADWORKS


    Balfour Beatty have published the following links should you require information about gritting or roadworks.

    For gritting route information, this can be found at
    https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/232/winter_gritting_routes/2

    For roadworks enquiries, a map of roadworks can be found at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/234/roadworks?utm_source=Newsquest_www.herefordtimes.com&utm_medium=MPU&utm_campaign=HH4106010.

    Date posted: 19/12/2018

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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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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