Welcome to the Border Group Parish Council website.
Website Accessibility Regulations – Sept 20
BGPC is currently exploring how best to comply with the new legal requirements – quite an undertaking for a small Parish Council like ours. The costs may prove prohibitive and a disproportionate burden. An assessment needs to be carried out to determine how we proceed.
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’ menu.
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.
News Update – October 2020
Following a successful ‘hybrid’ meeting at Lingen Village Hall in September, with some Cllrs present and others joining via Zoom, the next monthly PC meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20th October at Lingen Village Hall. Please see ‘Meetings and Agendas ‘section of website for the full agenda.
Maureen Robinson, who has been our Clerk for a number of years, has now stepped down and we are looking to recruit a new Clerk. Please contact the Chair, Steve Chilman – 07977 596872 or email: email@example.com if you, or someone you know, might be interested.
Walford Flood Group – the Walford Waders are up and running and have done great work clearing ditches etc to alleviate flooding around the village. Please see ‘Walford Flood Group’ above for updates. Well done to everyone who rolled up their sleeves – and trousers- and got active!
Border Group gets its SID !
Those of you going through Brampton Bryan and Walford 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
Fire at Paytoe
There continue to be regular meetings between Cllrs, staff from Keys Care and local residents and this is a Standing item on the agenda. A Planning application to rebuild the burnt out barn has been approved by Herefordshire Council and supported by BGPC, so hopefully work will begin in the near future…
Neighbourhood Plan- update January 2020
BGPC will be reviewing its Neighbourhood Plan in the coming months to make sure it continues to be relevant. NP’s over 2 years old carry less weight than newer ones in terms of Planning ,so it is important the Plan is looked at periodically. BGPC does not envisage a major re-write however so those residents who were involved last time need not worry!
Financial Year ending March 20
Financial Year ending March 19
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.
- 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