Council Business

Pencombe Group Parish Council meets in Pencombe & Little Cowarne Parish Hall on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except for December, starting at 7.30pm.  Notices of meetings are put on the parish website and noticeboards three working days before the meeting date.  Members of the public & press are welcome to attend any meetings.

All meetings have a dedicated agenda item at the beginning to hear and respond to questions from local residents.  If a member of the public has specific questions to pose to the council however, it would be appreciated if you make contact beforehand with the question so there is time to research a constructive answer if required.  Any written documents to submit to the council should be presented at least three working days before the meeting date to ensure the councillors have adequate time to read, understand and prepare for the discussion.

We aim to finish all meetings within 1.5 hours, and ask any members of the public to keep contributions short and concise.




Councillors are duly summoned to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council


Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Pencombe & Little Cowarne Village Hall, 7.30pm






263/19 To receive and consider apologies for absence


264/19 To receive Declarations of Interest and written requests for Dispensation


265/19 To receive, approve and sign the minutes of-

·         The Annual Meeting on 21st May 2019 (Deferred from the previous meeting of 25th June)

·         The previous meeting of 25th June 2019


266/19 To note updates on the action tracker


267/19 Open session:
267.1/19 To receive a verbal update from the Ward Councillor
267.2/19 To receive queries or concerns by local residents on parish matters

·         Transport movements to digester at Two Hoots farm

268/19 To receive an update on the Parish Hall


269/19 Finance:
269.1/19 HSBC bank balances & spend against budget
269.2/19 To note income received/due

·         N C Pegler, Monumental masons. £200 for headstone to late Mr Michael Simcock

·         Western Power Distribution £13.17 Wayleave payment

269.3/19 To consider payments due

·         A C Garden Services £360 for grasscutting (£310) and tidying the Causeway (£50)

269.4/19 Update by clerk on current banking position and year end accounts


270/19 Planning applications/decisions:
270.1/19 To comment on planning applications to be determined by Herefordshire Council


270.2/19 To note planning permissions by Herefordshire Council

·         191910 (amendment to 121501) Cherry Orchard. Alteration to window/door positions

·         191048 Brooklands, Little Cowarne. Proposed conversion of stable block into holiday accommodation.

270.3/19 To note planning refusals by Herefordshire Council

·         191214 Proposed farm dwelling and garage at Sparrington Farm


271/19 Lengthsman Scheme/Grasscutting:
271.1/19 To consider work to be undertaken
271.2/19 To consider payment of invoices

·         See Finance section


272/19 Neighbourhood Development Plan [NDP]:
To discuss the current position and propose the best way forward for the NDP


273/19 Appointment of new clerk

To discuss and approve the draft contract of employment for Mr Allan Drew

274/19 Matters raised for next meeting
  Date of next meeting Tuesday 27th August 2019