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498 BUS SERVICE SAVED!

Thanks to pressure from Border Group, Wigmore GPC and Leintwardine GPC this vital link to Leominster and Hereford for local residents has been saved. Thanks must also go to our Ward Cllr Carole Gandy for her support and determination to ensure the continuation of this service. Please remember the more the service is used, the better its chances of survival. Have you considered saving petrol and parking and maybe taking the bus instead?

Financial Year ending March 18

Accounting Statements & Annual Governance Statement 2017/18 

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Annual Canvass 2018
Herefordshire’s Annual Canvass started on Monday 16th July. The purpose of the Canvass is to compile an accurate Electoral Register for use in 2018/19.
The Canvass will happen in a similar way to previous years. This means that every property in the county will be sent a “Household Enquiry Form”. This form will show all members of the household that are registered to vote. The form MUST be checked and completed, whether there are changes or not – it’s the law!
To make the return of these forms as easy as possible they can be completed using several different methods:
1. By phone 08082 841448 (only if no changes)
2. By text 07786 209348 (only if no changes)
3. Online www.elecreg.co.uk/hfds (changes can be made)
4. By post envelope sent with form (changes can be made)

N.B. Anyone in the Household aged 18 or over, can complete this – they will need the two security numbers to do this, which are printed on the form.
All response methods are free of charge to the householder. However it is cheaper for Herefordshire Council if one of the electronic methods is used, as the paper returns cost more to process. Full and clear instructions are on the forms.
Any resident aged 18 or over can complete the form on behalf of the whole household.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Whilst each household must complete their form, this process will NOT register to vote any new people. These new people MUST also register themselves to vote individually.
The simplest way to do this is online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. All they need to register is their date of birth and National Insurance number.
If you have any questions, here are our contact details:
Contact details:
Herefordshire Council Electoral Services: phone – 01432 260107
email – canvass@herefordshire.gov.uk

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The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place at Lingen Village Hall on Tuesday 18th September at 7.30pm. NB. No meeting in August

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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.

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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