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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  Lingen Village Hall on Tuesday  17th September 2019 at 7.30pm. NO meeting in August


Border Group gets its SID ( Speed Indicator Device)!!

Those of you going through Brampton Bryan recently will have seen the new addition to the landscape. The Parish Council hopes that introducing the SID will have a positive impact on drivers who blight our villages by speeding. The SID is owned by the Parish Council ( bought with funds from a development, NOT out of the Precept. Over the coming months it will rotate round the Border Group villages to hopefully make our roads safer.




Annual Report from outgoing Chair of BGPC May 19

Chair’s report

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


Fire at Paytoe

There continue to be regular meetings between Cllrs, staff from Keys Care and residents and this is a Standing item on the agenda. At the June meeting Cllrs learnt that the case of arson against the 2 youths had been dropped  – much to everyone’s dismay . We are seeking an explanation of what happened in this case.

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 19

Each year any person is entitled to inspect the accounts and Annual Governance and Accountability Return ( AGAR). For the Financial Year ending March 19, these documents will be available for inspection between Monday 24th June and Friday 3rd August on application to the Clerk (with reasonable notice)

Certificate of Exemption from External Audit

Notice of Public Rights

Accounting Statement and Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

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