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Bodenham Parish Council Notice


Parish Council Elections: could You be a councillor?
Elections to all ten seats on Bodenham Parish Council will be held on Thursday, 2nd May. Councillors will serve for four years. In the interests of democracy, the Parish Council encourages as many eligible people as possible to stand for election.

The Parish Council is the grassroots level of local government, which represents the community’s interests and views to Herefordshire Council and other bodies. It meets every month on the first Monday of the month (bank holidays excepted) to consider and take action on local issues such as planning applications, transport, traffic, crime prevention - and much more. This Website http://www.bodenhamparish.org.uk/ contains a wealth of information, including the Minutes of Parish Council Meetings.

With continual cutbacks to Herefordshire Council’s budget, parish councils are being asked to do more and more, which makes it all the more important that we continue to have a strong and active Parish Council. Herefordshire Council is holding a briefing session for prospective candidates on Thursday, 7th March in the Assembly Hall in the Town Hall. There are details and a poster about this on this website here, but please contact the Parish Clerk, if you have any queries (details below).

Planning Applications
Four planning applications were considered at the January Meeting of the Parish Council. The applications were:

  • - 184607: Redbridge Cottage: Proposed replacement dwelling with garage and extension to residential curtilage.

  • - 184638 and 184639: Broadfield Court: Proposed raised floor and works to existing openings in Grade 2 listed tithe barn to create a wedding ceremony space, and formation of new openings and alterations to existing openings in adjacent single storey barn, which is to be used as an event space.

  • - 190132: Bridge Cottage: Proposed works to 1 x Bradley Apple Tree - medium pruning, 2 x Hazel shrubs/ trees - coppice to ground level - potential damage to greenhouse.

  • The Parish Council made no objection these three applications.

  • 174285 and 174286: Planning Appeals at Land Adjacent to Brockington Hall.

  • The Parish Council reiterated its objections to this application and submitted a further statement to the appeals inspector to the effect that the policies contained in the Bodenham Neighbourhood Development Plan should be given full consideration now that it had been adopted. The statement added that there were errors in the appellant’s statement.

    Litter Pick - a Date for your Diary
    The next Litter Pick will take place on Saturday, 23rd March. The usual arrangements will apply; i.e. 10.30 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 autumn Litter Pick will be on Saturday, 2nd November.

    Police News: a Free Talk on Crime Reduction
    Paul Crampon - the West Mercia Rural and Business Crime Officer - will be giving a talk in the Parish Hall at 7pm on Thursday, 21st March on crime reduction. Everyone is welcome to what promises to be an informative and reassuring evening. Details and a poster can be found here.

    An Outdoor Gym in Bodenham?
    Would you like to use an outdoor gym? The Parish Council would like to know. Leaflets and a short questionnaire have been placed at various locations in Bodenham: there are details in the February and March issues of the Newsletter and on this Website here, or can be obtained from the Parish Clerk. Please give us your views. Questionnaires can be returned in collection boxes at the Post Office and Saffrons Garage or electronically to the Parish Clerk.

    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 Meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Monday, 4th March 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.


    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: 20/02/2019

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