Welsh Newton Llanrothal Group Parish Council

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The next scheduled Parish Council meeting will be held

venue to be confirmed

on Thursday 13th May 2021 at 7.30pm

this will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meetings


Following the installation of the defibrillator at Welsh Newton Village Hall, the Parish Council would like to thank Thomas Brown Electrical Ltd for their time and generosity in undertaking this free of charge.  


Old Records and Minutes

The Parish Council is keen to digitise any old records and minutes that it has.  All old records are presently held by Hereford Archive and Records Centre.  They were wondering if anyone would be interested in voluntarily undertaking this project.  It would involve scanning the old documents and saving the scans as pdf’s then emailing them to the clerk or saving them on a USB for posting to the clerk.  If you think this may be something you would be interested in please contact the clerk.

Parish Council:
There have been a few legislative changes to the way Parish Councils can function for the coming months – the main elements of these are as follows:

· Parish Councils can now meet online. The intention is to use Zoom, the video conferencing app to do this. The Parish Council intend to meet in May using this format.

· Parishioners will be able to join-in with these meetings – a login code will be listed next to the agenda on the Parish Council website to allow access to the meeting. Other than attending the meeting and having the opportunity to speak under the allocated item no further changes are anticipated to parishioner engagement with the meeting.


Additional sources of general information:
For the latest, reputable sources of information about this coronavirus please visit the following websites:
Health advice about coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Latest information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Frequently asked Questions: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Meeting dates for 2021

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in Welsh Newton Village Hall.  All are very welcome to attend.  Meetings start at 7.30pm. At present meetings are held online - via Zoom  - due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

14th January       - online via Zoom                                                        8th July                  - TBC

11th February     - online via Zoom                                                         9th September      - TBC

11th March          - online via Zoom                                                         14th October         - TBC

8th April             - online via Zoom                                                         11th November      - TBC

13th May             - TBC                                                                              9th December        -TBC

10th June             - TBC

Welsh Newton & Llanrothal

Whether you live in this beautiful part of the country, plan to visit, or just want to know more about it, we hope you find something here of interest.

The website’s aim is to be informative, newsworthy and an easy to use source of information for anyone who’s interested in what’s going on in the parish.

If you have any interesting photographs of the parish please send them to the Parish Council’s Clerk for inclusion on our website.

We try to update it frequently, so do stay in touch. Please bookmark this page and return to the site on a regular basis. Our objective is to ensure it’s the best and most up to date source of news about what’s happening in the parish and what’s being planned for the future.

News items:

Herefordshire Council has begun the review of the Core Strategy.  The first consultation document that has come out as part of this review can be found here.   This will be discussed at the March meeting.

The Parish Council has funded two Speed Indicator Devices in the Parishes - both are now in situ - it is hoped this will help make the roads safer.


The Parish Council would like to start compiling a photographic document of drainage issues and the source of the issues around the parishes.

This is so that during the dry period - if there ever is one! - Balfour Beatty are able to see what the issues are and hopefully begin to resolve some of them.

To this end Councillors are requesting that parishioners assist by taking photos of any issues and the source of the issues and forwarding them to the clerk - with clear labelling as to where the photos relate to.

Hopefully this way - we may all begin to see improvements.