Minutes 12th March 2015

Minutes of the Meeting of Clifford Parish Council held in Clifford Community Centre on Thursday 12th March 2015 7.30 p.m.

Christine Bates (clerk) Martin Preece (Chairman)
David Morgan Will Bullough
Anthony Williams Richard Mighall (Commons Officer)
David Bennett
Margaret Davies
Karen Dowell
John Neville (PRO)

PCSO Paul Davies
Paul gave short Introduction as new to the area. He then reported in Peterchurch, suspicious white van and two Irish men local police stepping up patrols in Clifford and local Parishes. Also reports of a fortune teller in the area.

1) Apologies, Candia Compton, Billie Jones (Vice Chairman) Phillip Price County Councillor

2) Declaration of Interests – None

3) Approval of Minutes of the Council dated 8th January 2015 all agreed to be a true record of the meeting and signed by the Chairman.

4) Finance: Council approved payment of:

A) Hereford Council Paper Planning Cost
B) Martin Leighton

5) Fly Tipping- Clifford Phone box is an area for someone dumping garden waste general rubbish Notice in the Link to keep vigilant on who is dumping waste and report. Seventeen bags of rubbish from one mile of Clifford. Schedule of works on litter collection for Lengthsman Clerk to summarise.

6) Reporting information Highways – Middlewood report pothole and damage to the Bridge. Brick House Culvert 40 mile repeater still flat.

7)PRO Update – John Neville :

1. The footbridge over the Hardwicke Brook below Hardwicke Mill is still closed.
2. Linzy Outrim has visited the former golf course and agrees CL14 needs rerouting in places.
3.I went to have a look myself and there is a brand new fingerpost at the Clifford Road end of the path and I think the rest of the path has been attended to and also a couple of stiles nearer to Priory Farm have been labelled by Hereford Council as requiring repair.

8)Update County Councillor- Report to be SENT

9) Update Commons Officer : Chapel Common. A walnut tree has been planted on the Common.
Chapel Common Car Park. It was hoped that work on Chapel Common car park would commence once the ground had become drier.
Chapel Postbox. The brick and stone masonry enclosed in the Chapel wall adjacent to Chapel Common had deteriorated, and a request had been submitted to Royal Mail calling for for its renovation. The request emphasised that the Parish Council wished to retain the existing ‘VR’ box. A response has been received advising that the matter would be investigated by the Royal Mail ‘Complaints’ Department in Bangor and a decision could be expected within a few weeks.
Castleton Cottage Post box. It was noted at the meeting that Castleton Cottage Postbox had been removed. It has since been established that the box is a GRV model with the formal identification number of 670. It is recognised by Royal Mail as being located at Castleton Cottage, Pen-y-Parc. Apparently, it was removed by Royal Mail because it could not be opened by the postman. The Royal Mail ‘Complaints’ department is now aware that the Parish Council is anxious to have the same box reinstalled after repair. The matter will be investigated, and we will be kept in the picture.

10) Neighbourhood plan – await decision on Core Strategy

11) Consider Planning Applications

Meeting ended 20.09
Next meeting to be held on Thursday May 14th 2015 at Clifford Community Centre. AGM 7 pm MTG Meeting Starts 7.30pm