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Parish Council Meeting and Agenda

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Much Marcle Parish Council Meeting

Councillors are summoned to attend the Parish Council meeting on

Tuesday 24th January 2023,

7.30pm in Much Marcle Memorial Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. To consider appointing a HALC (CiLCA Qualified) Clerk for the meeting

3. To receive Declarations of Interest

4. Public Participation

Members of the public are permitted to make representations, answer questions and give evidence in respect of any item of business included in the agenda. The period of time, which is at the Chairman’s discretion, for public participation shall not exceed 15 minutes. Each member of the public is entitled to speak once only in respect of business itemised on the agenda and shall not speak for more than five minutes. Questions/comments shall be directed to the Chairman. To include a report from the ward member – Cllr Barry Durkin

5. Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 16th November 2022, as a correct record

6. Defibrillator Rushall and Kynaston

To receive an update on the installation of a defibrillator at the Rushall Club and consider a request for CPR training to be given free of charge to those volunteers who sign up.

7. Platinum Jubilee

To consider the allocation of the surplus funds received for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

8. Much Marcle Memorial Hall

To receive a report on Much Marcle Memorial Hall from the Parish Council representative and consider any actions.

9. To receive an update on the Community Shop and consider any actions

10. To consider works to trees in a conservation area for determination by Herefordshire Council

10.1 230127 – The Plech, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2LY

T1 – Beech situated at end of woodland, carefully fell in sections. Reason –  leaning heavily, risk of collapse; outgrown situation.

11. Highways/Footpaths

11.1 To receive a report from the Footpath group and consider any actions.

11.2 To consider, and respond to, the request from Walwyn Court for a Public Footpath Diversion Order

11.3 To receive a report from the Highways group (Cllr F Powell) and consider any actions.

11.4 To consider a response to the 3 Shires Stages (16th-17th September 2023) consultation.

11.5 To consider a response to the consultation on the traffic regulation order scheme to  introduce a new 40mph speed limit on the a449 through Much Marcle, and a new 30mph speed limit on the c1249 (the Old Lodge to Much Marcle).

12. Finance

12.1 To consider the draft budget and precept 2023-24

12.2 To note the Bank Statement to 30.11.2022

12.3 To approve the list of invoices for payment including but not limited to:

Staff Salaries

Much Marcle Memorial Hall. £27.00

Microsoft Office 365 £11.28 per month x4 £45.12

Julian Baldwin – Defibrillator payment £1183.20

HALC – Clerk Cover 24th January 2023 £280.52

HALC – 2023-24 subscription £646.74

12.4 To consider funding of the Village Website

12.5 To consider a request for financial support for a new bus route from Clare Short of Buses4us

13. To consider the Old Pike Bus Shelter

14. To consider the yellow car boot sign in the village

15. Correspondence

16. Matters to be raised for next meeting (no discussion)

17. Date of next meeting

The next meeting is currently scheduled for the 8th March 2023 – 7-9pm

A resolution will be passed to exclude the press and public from the following confidential item

18. To consider the appointment of the new clerk


Emma Thomas 19th January 2023
HALC Clerk Cover


January 24
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Much Marcle Memorial Hall
Much Marcle
Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2LY
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