LONGTOWN GROUP PARISH COUNCIL
Craswall, Llanveynoe, Longtown and Walterstone
Minutes of the Longtown Group Parish Council Meeting held at the Longtown Village Hall, Longtown HR2 0LD on Wednesday 20th February 2019 commencing at 7:30pm.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Councillors Cecil (Chair), Hope, Palmer, Powell, Tribe, G Watkins and L Watkins.
ALSO PRESENT: Paul Russell, Clerk to the Council.
120/18 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr Hardy and Probert.
121/18 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR
Council noted that at present no one had come forward to be considered for co-option.
122/18 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSATION – No dispensations requests had been received. No Declarations of Interest were made.
123/18 ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING – It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 16th January 2019 be agreed and signed as a correct record.
124/18 OPEN FORUM – There were no members of the public present.
125/18 POLICE – Apologies had been received from the Police. No issues were raised.
126/18 WARD COUNCILLOR – Apologies were received from Cllr Jinman. His written report was noted:
• Herefordshire Council had adopted its budget. An additional £2 million had enabled some additional funding for rural transport and some possible Lengthsman funding to be provided;
• The increase would be 4.9% and the Government Revenue Support Grant would virtually disappear;
• Planning application P183609 had been refused.
127/18 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
It was agreed to submit the following responses:+
NUMBER SITE DESCRIPTION COMMENT
190090 Court Farm, Craswall, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 0PX Listed Building Consent: Proposed concrete underpinning and foundations. No objection
190009 Tyn Y Berth, Longtown, Hereford, HR2 0NZ Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed road. See Grants. Noted
190561 Sheep Shed, Coalbrook Lane, Longtown, Hereford Notification of a proposed change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class C3) – alterations to a steel portal frame and blockwork wall construction agricultural building to create one residential dwelling. Noted
128/18 GRANTS, REFUSALS & APPEALS
The following grants were noted:
NUMBER SITE DESCRIPTION DECISION
190009 Tyn Y Berth, Longtown, Hereford, HR2 0NZ Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed road. Planning permission required
184350 High View, Longtown, Hereford, HR2 0LU Proposed steel portal framed agricultural building. Approved
129/18 FINANCES & POLICY
(a) Payment of Accounts – Council RESOLVED to approve the payment of the following accounts relating to February 2019:
Payee Item Net VAT Gross
Microshade VSM Internal Audit £75.00 £15.00 £90.00
Data Orchard NDP £534.00 £106.80 £640.80
£609.00 £121.80 £730.80
(b) Llanveynoe Telephone Box – Noted that due to the poor condition of the telephone box the defibrillator would be located at Craswall Parish Church.
(c) Maintenance of the Defibrillator – Noted that the defibrillators were going to be registered with the West Midlands Ambulance Service. A further update would be provided at the next meeting.
130/18 LENGTHSMAN WORKS
Noted that a pallet of grit had been ordered and delivered. The Lengthsman was currently recovering from an accident. It was agreed that further work be carried out in Llanveynoe.
131/18 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE – Noted that the NDP was currently undergoing its Regulation 14 consultation. The closing date for the consultation was 6th March 2019.
132/18 PARKING AT LONGTOWN SCHOOL
Noted that a meeting had been arranged with the Safer Roads Team to review options available. The meeting would take place on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 10am.
133/18 PARISH NOTICE BOARDS – Noted that the work required to renovate the Longtown notice board was still outstanding.
134/18 LONGTOWN VILLAGE HALL – Noted that no further update had been received regarding the initiative to create a play area to the rear of the Village Hall.
135/18 NOTE THE CORRESPONDENCE SHEET
The following correspondence received was noted:
• Locality Steward Weekly Briefings – February 2019
• Herefordshire Council, Road Closures February 2019 – Update to programme
• Herefordshire Rural Hub February 2019 newsletter
• Police Newsletter – February 2019
• Cabinet Update – February 2018
• HALC Information Corner/Code of Conduct February 2019
136/18 DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Noted that the next meeting would be held on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at Craswall Village Hall. The Craswall & Llanveynoe Annual Parish Meeting would commence at 7:30pm following by the Full Council meeting.
There being no other business the Chair thanked members for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8:33pm.