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Welcome to the Border Group Parish Council website.

Please explore the site to find out news, local events and statutory information from your Parish Council. Please note you can now find older content under the ‘Archive’ men.u

BGPC usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, but it doesn’t meet every month. You are more than welcome to attend meetings. Details will be published in Meetings & Agendas.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place at  Adforton Church Hall on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 7.30pm. 


DIARY DATE – FREE Property Marking Session – Saturday July 6th at Lingen Village Hall, 10-12

PCSO Steph Harper will be marking small items e.g. garden tools/ outdoor equipment with a special pen and offering crime prevention advice. All Border Group residents welcome.




Annual Report from outgoing Chair of BGPC May 19

Chair’s report

Reports from each of the Annual Parish Meetings will appear HERE shortly.


Parish Council and Ward Elections

May 2019

Please click on this link to see the result of the Ward Election for Mortimer Ward

Declaration of Result of Poll

Fire at Paytoe

Following the recent serious fire, the following statement has been received from the Local Policing Team:

West Mercia Police recently dealt with a suspected arson attack in Adforton near Leintwardine.
Officers were called just before 7pm on Tuesday 15 January to a report of a farm outbuilding on fire near Paytoe Lane in Adforton.
No-one was injured in the incident but the building and its contents of hay and straw was burnt out. The fire service attended the scene.
Two male youths aged 15 were arrested and have been charged with arson.

There continue to be regular meetings between Cllrs, staff from Keys Care and residents and this is a Standing item on the agenda. Once we have news of the outcome of the Court case we will report it here.

Neighbourhood Plan

Border Group Parish Council wishes to acknowledge the support and commitment from the Steering group and many Parishioners whose efforts saw the Plan to fruition. In particular we would like to thank Tony Swainson as Secretary  and Bill Bloxsome from Data Orchard  (planning consultants). Thank you to everyone for your contributions.

The result of the referendum was positive meaning the Plan will now be taken into account when deciding future planning applications – please click on this links below to find out more

Border Group Made Decision Document

Declaration of Result of Poll

Notice of Poll – click  on the link ( left)  for more information

Click here to read the final Neighbourhood Plan

Click here to read the final report for the Neighbourhood Plan from the Independent Examiner

Financial Year ending March 18

Accounting Statements & Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 

What is a Parish Council?

Generally the role of a parish council is to improve the quality of community life for their parish and its inhabitants.

They can:

  • Give views, on behalf of their community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish.
  • Undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents.
  • Work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish.
  • Alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken.
  • Help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities.

Source: Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC)

Powers & Responsibilites from the Herefordshire Council website