Minutes 9th July 2009

Minutes of the Meeting of Clifford Parish Council held in Clifford Community Centre on Thursday 9th July at 7.30 p.m.

David Morgan (Chairman) Christine Bates (Clerk)
Anthony Williams Martin Preece
Margaret Davies Candia Compton
Gill Grove David Morgan
Bill Wood (PROW Officer) Tom Davies
Richard Mighall (OSO) Will Bullough

Apologies: Will Bullough Richard Mighall

Declaration of Interests – Candia Compton Mowing Commons

Approval of Minutes of the Council meeting dated July 9th
2009 All agreed to be a true record of the meeting and signed by the Chairman

Council approved payment of:
Martin Leighton Lengthsman
Open spaces Membership

Reporting Information
Highways –Hardwicke/Westbrook section of the B4348- Clerk received several letters for Westbrook parishioners requesting support in requesting Hereford Council investigate traffic calming measures to reduce traffic speed.
Councillors agreed to ask Clerk to write to Herefordshire Council passing on copies of the letters and stating the Parish Council support calming measures.

PROW Report
Bill Wood reported that he has walked many of the parish footpaths. He confirmed the problems previously reported dangerous barbed wire on styles CL1 CL4 Bridge out, style out, trees out were correct, he is taking the nessacary action.

Update on Open Spaces
Bake Lane- Previously reported-
Richard had written to the Director of Environment and Culture at Herefordshire Council questioning the amount of time it was taking to address our application, dated January 2006, for Bake Lane to be made into a public right of way. They have informed Richard that there are only two Definitive Map Modification Officers to investigate the applications and based on the figures given in it could take another two years. If we could find more documentary evidence, such as tithe maps, showing that Bake Lane has been a long accepted track, this may speed things up.
Anthony Williams Confirmed he has responded to Richard, re Local landowners to see if they have a tithe map. Confirm unmetal road 1840 1889 Bake lane

Priory Wood Common
Last November Richard reports that he submitted an application to George Thomson, the County Land Agent, requesting that the recently rediscovered 13 plots comprising Priory Wood Common are formally registered as such by Herefordshire Council. Mr Thompson has on two occasions conducted preliminary on site investigations in the presence of Richard. Mr Thompson hopes to finalise this matter by September but in the meantime will keep Richard advised on developments.
Mowing of Commons – July mowing possible winter mowing.

Planning Applications
Castlefield Inn – Alterations and extensions to form restaurant and residential accommodation to existing public house to include parking and garden area. – Granted
The Old Garage Whitney-on-Wye – Convert industrial storage into three smaller units. Granted

Meeting closed at 8.00p.m.

Next meeting AGM on Thursday September 10th @ 7.00 p.m.