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Upton Bishop is a village with 600 residents in South Herefordshire, just outside Ross on Wye.  We are a vibrant village with a very popular pub, The Moody Cow; a large village hall which is used by many different groups for all types of activities, and a beautiful church.  We are also home to the renowned Wobage craft centre.

Upton Bishop consists of six settlements, Crow Hill, Phocle Green, Tanhouse, Tedgewood, Upton Bishop, and Upton Crews.The village of Upton Bishop is recorded in the Domesday Book within the Bromsash Hundred as Upton Episcopi, owned by the Canons of Hereford i.e. the Bishop’s Upper Town. The record includes seven Hides paying tax; in Lordship two ploughs: eighteen villagers, eleven smallholders, two Boors and a priest. The inclusion of a priest in the record suggests a settled population and the possible existence of a place of worship at that time.

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By Train
The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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The Ariconium Handbells ringers are looking for new members. You don't have to be musical but a little knowledge of reading music would be helpful. They meet once a week on Wednesdays from 7.30-8.30pm at Ridge Cottage. Why not give it a go More information is available on the village website uptonbishop.org/whats-on-and-news/ ...

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This is the agenda for next week's Parish Council meeting. Please note it starts at 7pm and will be in the Millennium Hall (not the Memorial Hall as stated on the agenda)

Councillors are summoned to attend the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 7.00 pm in the Memorial Hall
NB: Prior to the meeting, parish councillors will sign their declarations of acceptance of office as councillors
1. Election of Chairman … who will sign a declaration of acceptance of office as Chairman
2. Election of Vice Chairman
3. To accept apologies for absence
4. To consider HALC Clerk Cover @ £200 per meeting + mileage until new clerk employed.
5. To adopt the Herefordshire Council Code of Conduct
6. To receive declarations of interest & written requests for dispensation
7. To adopt Standing Orders
8. To consider the co-option of councillors to fill vacancies from the recent election
9. To consider the minutes of the previous meeting … 1
st April 2019.
10. Open Session:
10.1 To receive a brief verbal report from Ward Councillor Barry Durkin.
10.2 To receive views of local residents on parish matters.
11. Planning … To consider comments on application P191082/XA2 … Application for
approval of details reserved by conditions 7 & 8 attached to planning permission 181523.
12. Finance
12.1 To adopt Financial Regulations.
12.2 To note bank balances & consider actions required in the absence of a clerk.
12.3 To consider bank signatories.
12.4 To consider asset register.
12.5 To appoint an internal auditor & consider external audit process for 2018/19.
12.6 To consider all outstanding payments, including:
12.6.1 Memorial Hall hire … £72 for October 2018-March 2019.
13. Lengthsman:
13.1 To consider the Lengthsman contract, outstanding payments and future work.
14. To consider training requirements for councillors
15. Website
15.1 To consider current practice and outstanding payments to UK2 (£54.89).
15.2 To consider setting up a parish council specific website.
16. Neighbourhood Development Plan
16.1 To consider all outstanding payments, including Memorial Hall-£102 & Data Orchard.
16.2 To consider Kirkwells as new NDP planning consultants.
16.3 To consider a grant application for 2019/20.
16.4 To consider parish council representation on Steering Group & next steps.
17. To note the date of the next scheduled meeting … Tuesday 4th June.
17.1 To note the date of the Annual Parish Meeting as 28th May 2019.
18. Recruitment of a new clerk … A resolution will be passed to exclude the public
18.1 To consider matters relating to outgoing clerk, including expenses payment £15.42.
18.2 To consider all aspects concerning the recruitment of a new clerk.
Keith Cornwall & Brian Spencer

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Confirmation Service this Sunday at Upton Bishop Church at 10.30am. Please join our vicar, David, the Bishop and a… https://t.co/jF3dw1smqM
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Parish Council tonight at 7pm in the Millennium Hall. All welcome.
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This week's Pew Sheet is now available on the website https://t.co/7fg0dCS4li https://t.co/9GUl3jYMR4
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Castle Farm has received approval for two of its amendments to planning conditions. See Herefordshire Council webs… https://t.co/MRkZURnTx9
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