Minutes of the Annual Meeting 21 May 2018

Minutes of The Annual Meeting of Holme Lacy Parish Held at 7.30 Pm, Tuesday, 21 May 2018, in the Village Hall, Holme Lacy

PRESENT: Mr M. Edwards (in the chair),
Mr Trevor Williams, Mr Bishop, Mrs Harris, Mr Lindsay, Mrs Lawson (Parish
Councillors)
Mr David Summers, Herefordshire Councillor

APOLOGIES: Mr Hince

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

The minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of 16 May 2017 read, agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING: None

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

It had been a busy year but had gone quite well. Difficult year with all the new regulations. Work underway on the exterior of the village hall and the central heating had been upgraded. The SIDS were in place and seemed to have had an effect. Also the Safety Partnership had been running speeds checks. A survey was done with regard to reducing speed limit on the causeway. Lot of problems with HGVs using the causeway. Order had been sent off for Silent Soldier for the WW1 commemorations in July. Mr Hince was liaising with Village Voice. Planning – Mr Summers reported that a mobile unit would be in place at Pump Cottage. This did not require a planning application although it might be necessary in the future.

CHARITIES REPORT

Honourable Jane Scudamore Charity (formerly Scudamore Holme Lacy Charity)
The Viscountess Scudamore Charity had been amalgamated with the Honourable
Jane Scudamore Charity

This charity was for the benefit of men and women over 60 years old living in Holme Lacy or elsewhere, mainly Bolstone or Ballingham. The Trustees would be pleased to hear of anyone needing assistance. There were six Trustees. This was a small charity with a yearly income of £153.

Prynce’s Holme Lacy Charity

This charity was for the benefit of people, of any age, living in the parish of Holme Lacy. There were six Trustees. The Charity was always glad to hear of anyone who needed assistance. The Charity had sold the property owned by the Charity several years ago and the monies were invested. Trustees met twice a year.

Mr Williams and Mr Bishop were trustees.

Grants totalling about £17,000 had been made.

HOLME LACY VILLAGE HALL REPORT

Thanks to a very generous donation of £4500 from Prynce’s Holme Lacy Charity it had been possible to upgrade the central heating. The balance of the cost had been met by the Parish Council. The use of the hall had increased and there had been bookings for several weddings. They had received a grant from the Charity for repairs to the exterior.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING

It was in the LDP. Pond at Holme Lacy school – needed to make the planning department aware of this. Any potential developer must be requested to carry out a proper survey.

COMMUNITY POLICING

No report

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Dog waste – Mr Bishop had contacted Herefordshire Council. They could have a dog waste bin. To go on the grass by the old railway bridge. To ask lengthsman to make sure it was cut regularly.

Training sessions with Sentinel to be arranged.

There being no other business the meeting was closed.